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Isaac Asimov Quotes

About Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

Life: 1920 - 1992

Country: us flag America

Profession: Writer;

Isaac Asimov (January 2?, 1920? - April 6, 1992), was a Russian-born American author and professor of biochemistry, a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

 

Quotations

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.

~ Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

~ Isaac Asimov

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

~ 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

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

~ 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

Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all.

~ Isaac Asimov

A poor idea well written is more likely to be accepted than a good idea poorly written.

~ Isaac Asimov

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

~ Isaac Asimov
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