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Issac Asimov Quotes

52 Issac Asimov quotes:

"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."
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes
"The trouble is that racial stereotypes, unfavourable to everyone but white men of northwest European extraction, were completely accepted, and indeed, scarcely noted in those days of only forty years ago [the 1930s] (except perhaps by the members of the groups victimized thereby)."
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"University President: Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers."
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"I sit here and think, with more than a little astonishment, that I have been writing and publishing Science Fiction now for just three-eighths of a century. This isn't bad for someone who only admits to being in his late youth- or a little over thirty, if pinned down."
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"In 1936, I first wrote science fiction. It was a long-winded attempt at writing an endless novel...which died. I remember one sentence, "Whole forests stood sere and brown in midsummer"."
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"Until I became a published writer, I remained completely ignorant of books on how to write and courses on the subject... they would have spoiled my natural style; made me observe caution; would have hedged me with rules."
"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]"
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly"
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is"
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."
"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."
"Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not."
"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."
"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"
"Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once."
"If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster."
"I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander."
"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."
"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
"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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