Issac Asimov Quotes


52 Issac Asimov quotes:



"I have been told that a young would-be composer wrote to Mozart asking advice as to how to compose a symphony. Mozart responded that a symphony was a complex and demanding form and that it would be better to start with something simpler. The young man protested, 'But Herr Mozart, you wrote symphonies when you were younger than I am now.' And Mozart replied, 'I never asked how.'"
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is"
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all-time low over the world"
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"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'"
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Discovery 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."
"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."
"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."
"The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing."
"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
"It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety."
"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."
"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is."
"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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