Isaac Asimov quotes

Isaac Asimov

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

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”

“Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.”

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

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

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…”

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

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

“I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t, I would die.”

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

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers”