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Isaac Asimov Quotes About Ignorance, Education, Love, Patriotism, Happiness, Science, Democracy, Technology,  Foundation & Magic! Isaac Asimov was a science fiction author from the United States. To this day, he is regarded as one of science fiction’s three greatest masters, and his influence on the genre can be traced back more than five decades. More than a half-million letters and postcards, as well as other non-academic works of science fiction, have been written by Isaac Asimov, who is also a professor of biochemistry at Boston University.

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In Russia, he was born on January 2, 1920. In 1939, Asimov earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Columbia University, and in 1948, he made a doctorate in chemistry from the same institution. Asimov’s writing career began in 1939 when his efforts in science fiction publications began to appear in print for the first time. Asimov’s stepping stone to literary fame was the 1941 short tale Night Fall.

The novel takes place on a planet where darkness only occurs once every 2049 years. It has been regarded as one of the greatest short stories in science fiction history. Pebble in the Sky, his first book, was released in 1950. Asimov was also a prolific nonfiction author, with his debut book, The Chemicals of Life (1954), among the most well-known.

In addition to his two autobiographies, Isaac Asimov additionally published the quarterly Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Davis Magazines launched that. Isaac Asimov, the author of the Three Laws of Robotics, has received several accolades for his contributions to science fiction, including the Hugo, Nebula, and other honorary degrees. Asimov passed away on April 6, 1992, from complications from kidney failure in New York City.

Best Isaac Asimov Quotes

1. “There is not a discovery in science, however revolutionary, however sparkling with insight, that does not arise out of what went before.” — Isaac Asimov

2. “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

3. “Creationists make it sound as though a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.” — Isaac Asimov

4. “How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. An artist is emotional, they think, and uses only his intuition; he sees all at once and has no need of reason. A scientist is cold, they think, and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step and needs no imagination. That is all wrong. The true artist is quite rational as well as imaginative and knows what he is doing; if he does not, his art suffers. The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational, and sometimes leaps to solutions where reason can follow only slowly; if he does not, his science suffers.” — Isaac Asimov

5. “Increasingly, our leaders must deal with dangers that threaten the entire world, where an understanding of those dangers and the possible solutions depends on a good grasp of science.” — Isaac Asimov

6. “Can Americans choose the proper leaders and support the proper programs if they themselves are scientifically illiterate?” — Isaac Asimov

7. “I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.” — Isaac Asimov

8. “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

9. “It is the nature of science that answers automatically pose new and more subtle questions.” — Isaac Asimov

10. “Ten years on the moon could tell us more about the universe than a thousand years on the earth might be able to.” — Isaac Asimov

11. “The energy requirements of interstellar travel are so great that it is inconceivable to me that any creatures piloting their ships across the vast depths of space would do so only in order to play games with us over a period of decades.” — Isaac Asimov

12. “People think of education as something that they can finish.” — Isaac Asimov

13. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” — Isaac Asimov

14. “Man’s greatest asset is the unsettled mind.” — Isaac Asimov

15. “The day you stop learning is the day you begin decaying.” — Isaac Asimov

16. “Uncertainty that comes from knowledge (knowing what you don’t know) is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.” — Isaac Asimov

17. “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. The only function of a school is to make self-education easier; failing that, it does nothing.” — Isaac Asimov

18. “It is all too easy to forget that there are emotional motivations in history, as well as economic ones.” — Isaac Asimov

19. “Surely there is no language more majestic than that of Shakespeare, Milton, and the King James Bible, and if I am to have one language that I know as only a native can know it, I consider myself unbelievably fortunate that it is English.” — Isaac Asimov

20. “I consider one of the most important duties of any scientist the teaching of science to students and to the general public.” — Isaac Asimov

21. “The dullness of fact is the mother of fiction.” — Isaac Asimov

22. “Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” — Isaac Asimov

23. “Though knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” — Isaac Asimov

24. “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’.” — Isaac Asimov

25. “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” — Isaac Asimov

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