86 Total Quotes

Issac Asimov Quotes

Issac Asimov
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Issac Asimov
#American Scientist #Knowledge

Issac Asimov
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is
Issac Asimov
#Education

Issac Asimov
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
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#American Scientist

Issac Asimov
I sit here and think, with more than a little astonishment, that I have been writing and publishing Science Fiction now for just three-eighths of a century. This isn't bad for someone who only admits to being in his late youth- or a little over thirty, if pinned down.
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#Fiction

Issac Asimov
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
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#American Scientist

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Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.
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#American Scientist #Concentration

Issac Asimov
If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster.
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#American Scientist

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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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#American Scientist #Books And Reading

Issac Asimov
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny'
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#Discovery

Issac Asimov
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
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#American Scientist #Ethics

Issac Asimov
In 1936, I first wrote science fiction. It was a long-winded attempt at writing an endless novel...which died. I remember one sentence, "Whole forests stood sere and brown in midsummer".
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#Fiction

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A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
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#American Scientist

Issac Asimov
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate
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#Chess

Issac Asimov
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
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#American Scientist #Arrogance

Issac Asimov
No one can possibly have lived through the Great Depression without being scarred by it. No amount of experience since the depression can convince someone who has lived through it that the world is safe economically.
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#Depression

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Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all-time low over the world
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#Disaster

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I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending.
Issac Asimov
#Atheism

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The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.
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#American Scientist

Issac Asimov
If I am right, then [religious fundamentalists] will not go to Heaven, because there is no Heaven. If THEY are right, then they will not go to Heaven, because they are hypocrites.
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#Heaven

Issac 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.
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#American Scientist

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True literacy is becoming an arcane art and the United States is steadily dumbing down.
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#Art

Issac Asimov
University President: Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers.
Issac Asimov
#Mathematics

Issac Asimov
The trouble is that racial stereotypes, unfavourable to everyone but white men of northwest European extraction, were completely accepted, and indeed, scarcely noted in those days of only forty years ago [the 1930s] (except perhaps by the members of the groups victimized thereby).
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#Men

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I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
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#American Scientist

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Scientific apparatus offers a window to knowledge, but as they grow more elaborate, scientists spend ever more time washing the windows.
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#Knowledge