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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Isaac Asimov on robots, artificial-intelligence, eureka, technology, knowledge, assumptions, foundation, fear, life and computers.

21 Motivational Quotes By Isaac Asimov For The Sci-Fi Addicts

Quick Facts

Famous As: Writer, Professor

Born On: January 2, 1920

Died On: April 6, 1992

Born In: Petrovichi, Russian SFSR

Founder / Co Founder: Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP)

Died At Age: 72

Isaac Asimov was a prolific American writer and a biochemistry professor at ‘Boston University’. He is renowned for his thoughts, views, books and works on popular science and science fiction. He edited approximately 90,000 postcards and letters. Asimov also wrote and edited around 500 books. Asimov was considered one of the ‘Big Three’ sci-fi writers of his time. He also wrote fantasy and mysteries as well as non-fiction. Some of his famous books and novels include ‘Foundation Series’, ‘Robot Series’, ‘Galactic Empire Series’, ‘Nightfall’, ‘Lucky Starr Series’ amongst many others. We have created a corpus of quotes and sayings by Isaac Asimov on communication, computers, humanity, peaceful, science, violence, anger, inspirational, problems, fiction, delight, change, decision, education etc and are till date quoted extensively. Zoom through the quotations and sayings by Isaac Asimov which has been curated from his writings, thoughts, novels, books, letters, work and life.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Isaac Asimov

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Isaac Asimov

In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.

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

Any planet is 'Earth' to those that live on it.

Isaac Asimov

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.'

Isaac Asimov

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but 'That's funny...

Isaac Asimov

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

Isaac Asimov

Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.

Isaac Asimov

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

Isaac Asimov

I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.

Isaac Asimov

Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Isaac Asimov

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

Isaac Asimov

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

Isaac Asimov

It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?

Isaac Asimov

Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.

Isaac Asimov

Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.

Isaac Asimov

To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.

Isaac Asimov

I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending.

Isaac Asimov

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

Isaac Asimov