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A Compilation of Isaac Asimov Quotes

To insult someone we call him “bestial.” For deliberate cruelty and nature, “human” might be the greater insult.

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

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

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Asimov quote - There is a single light of science

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

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

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

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Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.

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

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

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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.

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

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Asimov quote on writing

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.

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

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

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

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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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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.

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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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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.

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

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Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.

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

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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.

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

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

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Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable

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

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Anatole Broyard