41 Greatest Quotes by Isaac Asimov

Best Isaac Asimov Quotes

Isaac Asimov was an American author as well as a professor of biochemistry at the Boston University. He was best known for his science fiction work such as I, Robot and Foundation. Some his famous quotes are listed below.

  1. “Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” - Isaac Asimov
  2. “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” - Isaac Asimov
  3. “It seems to me that God is a convenient invention of the human mind” - Isaac Asimov
  4. “In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate” - Isaac Asimov
  5. “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is” - Isaac Asimov
  6. “A neat and orderly laboratory is unlikely. It is, after all, so much a place of false starts and multiple attempts.” - Isaac Asimov
  7. “Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn’t look up. Well, maybe once.” - Isaac Asimov
  8. “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly” - Isaac Asimov
  9. “The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.” - Isaac Asimov
  10. “If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.” - Isaac Asimov
  11. “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’” - Isaac Asimov
  12. “A poor idea well written is more likely to be accepted than a good idea poorly written” - Isaac Asimov
  13. “To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today” - Isaac Asimov
  14. “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” - Isaac Asimov
  15. “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.” - Isaac Asimov
  16. “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
  17. “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
  18. “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.” - Isaac Asimov
  19. “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.” - Isaac Asimov
  20. “To insult someone we call him “bestial.” For deliberate cruelty and nature, “human” might be the greater insult.” - Isaac Asimov
  21. “It’s not so much what you have to learn if you accept weird theories, it’s what you have to unlearn” - Isaac Asimov
  22. “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
  23. “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
  24. “If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” - Isaac Asimov
  25. “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
  26. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” - Isaac Asimov
  27. “I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn’t, I would die.” - Isaac Asimov
  28. “A scientist is as weak and human as any man, but the pursuit of science may ennoble him even against his will.” - Isaac Asimov
  29. “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.” - Isaac Asimov
  30. “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
  31. “Creationists make it sound as though a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.” - Isaac Asimov
  32. “There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.” - Isaac Asimov
  33. “Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.” - Isaac Asimov
  34. “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.” - Isaac Asimov
  35. “A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.” - Isaac Asimov
  36. “I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.” - Isaac Asimov
  37. “When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.” - Isaac Asimov
  38. “Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.” - Isaac Asimov
  39. “A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. [The Second Law of Robotics]” - Isaac Asimov
  40. “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
  41. “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

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