Issac Asimov Quotes


52 Issac Asimov 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
"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."
"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"
"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."
"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do."
"Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest."
"Scientific apparatus offers a window to knowledge, but as they grow more elaborate, scientists spend ever more time washing the windows."
Author: Asimov Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"
"Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night."
"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
"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."



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