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32 Famous Quotes by Isaac Asimov
1/2/1920 - 4/6/1992
Also Known As:  
Paul French     Dr. "A"     H. B. Ogden
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About Isaac Asimov

Nonviolence doesn't always work -- but violence never does.

Violence Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.

Science and technology Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.

Reputation Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Ignorance Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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I am the beneficiary of a lucky break in the genetic sweepstakes.

Heredity Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

Science Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Science Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Competence Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Morals Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Books Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Jokes Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.

Obvious Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.

Value Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.

Writers Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Politics / government Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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When the lay public rallies round to an idea that is denounced by distinguished by elderly scientists and supports the idea with great fervour and emotion, the distinguished but elderly scientests are then, after all, right. -Isaac Asimov.

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'.

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Death / immortality Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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It's not so much what you have to learn if you accept weird theories, it's what you have to UNlearn.

Skepticism Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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If I could trace my origins to Judas Maccabaeus or King David, that would not add one inch to my stature. It may well be that many East European Jews are descended from Khazars, I may be one of them. Who knows? And who cares?

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Isaac Asimov

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