Isaac Asimov Quotes

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Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov was a Russian writer who was born in Petrovichi, Smolensk Oblast between October 1919 and January 1920, it is uncertain do to Russia 's bad record keeping at the time. Asimov 's family thought of America as a land of ¨far greater opportunity¨ and moved in 1923 during the great depression. They immigrated to Brooklyn, New York were Isaac began his education at the age of 5. Starting out he struggled with picking up the new language but was always encouraged by his mother and father, who were both well educated. By the age of 15 he excelled ahead of his peers so he was transferred from Boys High School of Brooklyn to a junior college that was branched out from Columbia University. One year later he was studying…show more content…
Throughout the story of “Foundation and Empire” he compares major points of the story to war. In the story he states, “I am afraid a monster is grown that will devour all of us. Yet we must fight him (pg. 67).¨ The monster in this statement compares to the Nazis growing stronger and how the US will have to fight against them. This quote had a connection to him personally because he actually fought in the war for his new country. Due to Isaac experiencing first hand the effects of the war he was able to put the true horrors down in paper such as ¨The deep thunder of a drown-out shout reached them (pg. 107)¨ which describes the tragedies in war zones. “After all, the essential point in running a risk is that the returns justify it (pg. 136)” this connects to the US risking losing everything by throwing a helping hand to the allied powers. In the novel it says, “Bel Riose traveled without escort, which is not what court etiquette prescribes (pg. 23)” this describes a Hitler figure because the Führer traveled with little security to demonstrate power. In all of these quotes Asimov is able to relate his life experiences in the real world to the characters in his fiction
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