Isaac Asimov Quotes and Sayings

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Isaac Asimov Quotes and Sayings, wisdom, brainy

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.

Isaac Asimov

John Dalton’s records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Isaac Asimov

From my close observation of writers… they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.

Isaac Asimov

Dalton’s records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov Quotes and Sayings, science, funny

I don’t believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.

Isaac Asimov

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.

Isaac Asimov

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know – and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.

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Isaac Asimov Quotes and Sayings, meaningful, wise

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

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

I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.

Isaac Asimov

Creationists make it sound as though a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.

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Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today – but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.

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And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.

Isaac Asimov

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

Isaac Asimov

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

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To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.

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When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.

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Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.

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Isaac Asimov Quotes and Sayings, best, deep

It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by – Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.

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It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

Isaac Asimov

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You’d be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.

Isaac Asimov