If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.

Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Russian-American author, polymath, biochemist
Interview, Life (Jan 1984)

In Asimov Laughs Again (1992), he phrased it this way: "I was once being interviewed by Barbara Walters ... In between two of the segments she asked me ... 'But what would you do if the doctor gave you only six months to live?' I said, 'Type faster.' This was widely quoted, but the 'six months' was changed to 'six minutes,' which bothered me. It's 'six months.'"

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