Quotes by American Scientist Isaac Asimov


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

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

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

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. Isaac Asimov

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. Isaac Asimov

If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster. Isaac Asimov

All evil is good become cancerous. Isaac Asimov

The first step in making rabbit stew is catching the rabbit. Isaac Asimov

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. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking. Isaac Asimov

There is nothing frightening about an eternal dreamless sleep. Surely it is better than eternal torment in Hell and eternal boredom in Heaven. Isaac Asimov

The first law of dietetics seems to be if it tastes good, it’s bad for you. Isaac Asimov

Though science can cause problems, it is not by ignorance that we will solve them. Isaac Asimov

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

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. Isaac Asimov
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To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult. Isaac Asimov

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. Isaac Asimov

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

Although the time of death is approaching me, I am not afraid of dying and going to Hell or (what would be considerably worse) going to the popularized version of Heaven. I expect death to be nothingness and, for removing me from all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism. Isaac Asimov

If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. Isaac Asimov

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


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