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Isaac Asimov Quotes



Quotes by Isaac Asimov - (14 quotes)

Isaac Asimov - From the Comprehension category:

It is better to have knowledge, even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction, than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. (Isaac Asimov)

Isaac Asimov - From the Criticism category:

From my close observation of writers... they fall into two groups: those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review. (Isaac Asimov)

Isaac Asimov - From the Emotion category:

-Salvor Hardin, Foundation and Empire...
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. (Isaac Asimov)

Isaac Asimov - From the Knowledge category:

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. (Isaac Asimov)

Isaac Asimov - From the Life category:

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

Isaac Asimov - From the Life category:

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

Isaac Asimov - From the Masters category:

I have been told that a young would-be composer wrote to Mozart asking advice about how to compose a symphony. Mozart responded that a symphony was a complex and demanding form and 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.' Mozart replied, 'I never asked how.' (Isaac Asimov)

Isaac Asimov - From the Persistence category:

If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist. (Isaac Asimov)

Isaac Asimov - From the Pets category:

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

Isaac Asimov - From the Questions category:

You can't assert an answer just because it's not something else. (Isaac Asimov)

Isaac Asimov - From the Technology category:

I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them. (Isaac Asimov)

Isaac Asimov - From the Work category:

If my doctor told me I had only six months to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. (Isaac Asimov)

Isaac Asimov - From the Writing category:

It's the writing that teaches you. (Isaac Asimov)

Isaac Asimov - From the Writing category:

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. (Isaac Asimov)