Isaac Asimov Quotes

Best 22 Quotes by Isaac Asimov

“All the hundreds of millions of people who, in their time, believed the Earth was flat never succeeded in unrounding it by an inch.”

“Anything you make forbidden gains sexual attractiveness. Would you be particularly interested in women’s breasts if you lived in a society in which they were displayed at all times?”

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

“If all human beings understood history, they might cease making the same stupid mistakes over and over.”

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”

“It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.”

“It is well-known that the friend of a conqueror is but the last victim.”

“Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.”

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

“My feeling is, quite simply, that if there is a God, He has done such a bad job that he isn’t worth discussing.”

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

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

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

“Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”

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

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

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“We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don't know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can't accept it for what it is.”

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“The most important piece in the house is the garbage can.”

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

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

“There are three very simple English words: 'Has,' 'him' and 'of.' Put them together like this — 'has-him-of' — and say it in the ordinary fashion. Now leave out the two h's and say it again and you have Asimov.”

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”

“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.”

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“There’s a difference between knowing it and really experiencing it.”

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