Quotes by Isaac Asimov

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
– Isaac Asimov
All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.
– Isaac Asimov
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.
– Isaac Asimov
Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
– Isaac Asimov
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.
– Isaac Asimov
He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.
– 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 am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
– Isaac Asimov
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
– Isaac Asimov
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
– 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
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
– Isaac Asimov
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
– Isaac Asimov
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
– Isaac Asimov
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.
– Isaac Asimov
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
– Isaac Asimov
It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.
– 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
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
– Isaac Asimov
Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.
– Isaac Asimov