Isaac Asimov Quotes.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
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.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
To insult someone we call him ‘bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, ‘human’ might be the greater insult.
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.
At odd and unpredictable times, we cling in fright to the past .
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.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
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.
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.
There is no belief, however foolish, that will not gather its faithful adherents who will defend it to the death.
Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn’t matter if someone dies.