Quotes I Underlined From Issac Asimov's Foundation

  1. ...he was always there, watching the hard brilliance of the stars, enjoying the incredible hazy swarm of a star cluster,
    ...like a giant conglomeration of fireflies caught in mid-motion and stilled forever.
  2. If you're born in a cubicle and grow up in a corridor, and work in a cell, and vacation in a crowded sun-room, then...
    ...coming up into the open with nothing but sky over you might just give you a nervous breakdown.
  3. Now any dogma, based primarily on faith and emotionalism, is a dangerous weapon to use on others, since it...
    ...is almost impossible to guarantee that the weapon will never be turned on the user.
  4. The temptation was great to muster what force we could and put up a fight. It's the easiest way out, and...
    ...the most satisfactory to self-respect--but, nearly invariably, the stupidest.
  5. "It lacks glamour?"
    "It lacks mob emotion-appeal." "Same thing."
  6. The fall of Empire, gentlemen, is a massive thing, however, and not easily fought. It is dictated by...
    ...a rising bureaucracy, a receding initiative, a freezing of caste, a damming of curiosity—a hundred other factors. It has been going on, as I have said, for centuries, and it is too majestic and massive a movement to stop.