quote by Isaac Asimov

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'

— Isaac Asimov

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a TEN-YEAR-OLD lad in Indianapolis who was arrested for picking up coal along the side of railroad tracks is now in jail. If the boy had known enough to steal the whole railroad he would be heralded as a Napoleon of finance.


You like the girl," Alasdair offered.

Nassar leveled a heavy gaze at him. "Lillian said you tried to be funny in the car. I told her it couldn't possibly be true. The moment you try to make a joke, the sky shall split and the Four Horsemen will ride out, heralding Apocalypse.

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Natural thunder heralds the wetness of fresh water high clouds to quench the thirst of fields gone dry and parched, a messenger of blessed rain, but this was as dry as hell must be. My distraught perception refused to believe it, because of the insane suddenness with which it sounded, swelled and hit, and how casually it came to murder my child.

It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.

Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way to a new world, than stand idly on the shore.


At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!

Through the computer, the heralds say, we will make education better, religion better, politics better, our minds better — best of all, ourselves better. This is, of course, nonsense, and only the young or the ignorant or the foolish could believe it.

You can't learn anything from saguaro cactus, from ocotillo.

They are just passing through; their roots, their much heralded dormancy in the dry season, these are only illusions of permanence. They know even less than you do.

Rock has always been the devil's music.

.. I believe that rock & roll is dangerous... I feel that we're only heralding something even darker than ourselves.

It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.


As the saffron tints and crimson flushes of morn herald the coming day, so the social and political advancement which woman has already gained bears the promise of the rising of the full-orbed sun of emancipation. The result will be not to make home less happy, but society more holy.

When I fart my ass makes a trumpet sound that heralds the arrival of the smell.

Love's heralds should be thoughts, Which ten times faster glide than the sun's beams Driving back shadows over low'ring hills. Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love, And therefore hath the wind-swift Cupid wings.

Perfume heralds a woman’s arrival and prolongs her departure.

Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.


The howling pariah dogs, the cocks that herald dawn all night, the drumming, the moaning that will be found later white plumage huddled on telegraph wires in back gardens or fowl roosting in apple trees, the eternal sorrow that never sleeps of great Mexico.

LSD burst over the dreary domain of the constipated bourgeoisie like the angelic herald of a new psychedelic millennium. We have never been the same since, nor will we ever be, for LSD demonstrated, even to skeptics, that the mansions of heaven and gardens of paradise lie within each and all of us.

All the spring may be hidden in the single bud, and the low ground nest of the lark may hold the joy that is to herald the feet of many rose-red dawns.

There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that.

Nothing good bursts forth all at once.

The lightning may dart out of a black cloud; but the day sends his bright heralds before him, to prepare the world for his coming.


Keep expectation alive. Keep stirring it up. Let much promise more, and great deeds herald greater.

This depression comes over me whenever the Lord is preparing a larger blessing for my ministry; the cloud is black before it breaks, and overshadows before it yields its deluge of mercy. Depression has now become to me as a prophet in rough clothing, a John the Baptist, heralding the nearer coming of my Lord's richer benison

Holidays and vacations can help to balance activity with contemplation, haste with more natural rhythms, noise with the heralding silence of peace.

Fear is an instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions.

Once again a new world view is arising .

.. This idea is the culmination of all human history. It holds the promise of fulfilling the great aspirations of the past and heralds the advent of the next phase of our evolution. It is the idea of conscious evolution.


Today, music heralds... the establishment of a society of repetition in which nothing will happen anymore.

A crash really occurs when you suddenly have a violent downturn in the market that then heralds a long bull market.

Precedents are the disgrace of legislation.

They are not wanted to justify right measures, are absolutely insufficient to excuse wrong ones. They can only be useful to heralds, dancing masters, and gentlemen ushers.

Every fresh act of benevolence is the herald of deeper satisfaction;

every charitable act a stepping-stone towards heaven.

And now the herald lark Left his ground-nest, high tow'ring to descry The morn's approach, and greet her with his song.


I read a review on the Herald, it says it takes 40 minutes to get to the first sex session apparently and the whole movie only contains 11 minutes of forbidden fruit.

The score of Pelleas and Melisande by Debussy, heralds that which will lift man from the earthly to the celestial, from the mortal to the immortal. Once again the ways of the artist and healer are merging.

The color of the king doth come and go, Between his purpose and his conscience, Like heralds 'twixt two dreadful battles set: His passion is so ripe, it needs must break.

Mr. Buckles has a vivid recollection of historic times, and one way for me to honor the service of those who wear the uniform in the past and those who wear it today is to herald you, sir, and to thank you very much for your patriotism and your love for America.