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Best Quotes by Science Fiction Writer Isaac Asimov

Collection of famous quotes by American writer Isaac Asimov.

Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. Asimov wrote hard science fiction.

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Best Quotes by Isaac Asimov

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.

— Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

— Isaac Asimov

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

— Isaac Asimov

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.

— Isaac Asimov

Self-education is I firmly believe the only kind of education there is.

— Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

— Isaac Asimov

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

— 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

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.

— Isaac Asimov

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

— Isaac Asimov

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

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

— Isaac Asimov

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

— Isaac Asimov

If knowledge can create problems it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

— 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.

— Isaac Asimov

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

— 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.

— Isaac Asimov

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.

— Isaac Asimov

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

— 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

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

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

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

To insult someone we call him ‘bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature ‘human’ might be the greater insult.

— Isaac Asimov

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

There is a single light of science and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

— Isaac Asimov

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.

— Isaac Asimov

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

— Isaac Asimov

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

— Isaac Asimov

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.

— 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

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

It is not only the living who are killed in war.

— Isaac Asimov

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

— Isaac Asimov

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