Isaac Asimov

1920 - 1992

A Quote by Isaac Asimov on ignorance, problems, and science

Though science can cause problems, it is not by ignorance that we will solve them.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on fiction, individuality, salvation, and science

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.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on incompetence and violence

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on knowledge, science, scientists, and time

Scientific apparatus offers a window to knowledge, but as they grow more elaborate, scientists spend ever more time washing the windows.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on belief, boredom, heaven, hell, and life

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.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on mathematics, money, philosophy, and presidency

University President: Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers . . . and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on existence, promises, science, truth, and universe

Science does not promise absolute truth, nor does it consider that such a thing necessarily exists. Science does not even promise that everything in the universe is amenable to the scientific process.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on atoms, beginning, practicality, and travel

At two-tenths the speed of light, dust and atoms might not do significant damage even in a voyage of 40 years, but the faster you go, the worse it is - space begins to become abrasive. When you begin to approach the speed of light, hydrogen atoms become cosmic-ray particles, and they will fry the crew. . . . So 60,000 kilometers per second may be the practical speed limit for space travel.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: ‘Sail On! Sail On!’ in The Relativity of Wrong, Kensington Books, NY, 1996, p 220.

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on discovery, funny, and science

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

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on computers and fear

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

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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