The best Quotes by Isaac Asimov

The best Quotes by Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. During his lifetime, Asimov was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke. A prolific writer, he wrote or edited more than 500 books. He also wrote an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. Best known for his hard science fiction, Asimov also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as much non-fiction.

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.
Past glories are poor feeding.
Childishness comes almost as naturally to a man as to a child.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
He was conscious only of the mightiest deed of man; the complete and almost contemptuously final conquest of a world.
Scientific truth is beyond loyalty and disloyalty.
I wanted to be a psychological engineer, but we lacked the facilities, so I did the next best thing - I went into politics. It's practically the same thing.
Weak emperors mean strong viceroys.
To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
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.

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Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
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May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy!
Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
No one has ever been delighted to be in Boston in December. December? What are you excited about? "Oh, I love chapped lips and getting thrown up on by Patriots fans, how peachy."
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Welcome to Boston, where the weather is made up and the seasons don't matter.
Boston's freeway system is insane. It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Don't do drugs, don't have unprotected sex, don't be violent... leave that to me.
Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Wisdom is the offspring of suffering and time.
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There's no death for those who don't fear it.
After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

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