The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:731) - Isaac Asimov science wisdom
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:598) - Isaac Asimov religion atheism
Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:804) - Isaac Asimov humor
I write for the same reason I breathe ... because if I didn't, I would die.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:680) - Isaac Asimov writing motivation
Tell me why the stars do shine,
Tell me why the ivy twines,
Tell me what makes skies so blue,
And I'll tell you why I love you.
Nuclear fusion makes stars to shine,
Tropisms make the ivy twine,
Raleigh scattering make skies so blue,
Testicular hormones are why I love you.
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:628) - Isaac Asimov
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:643) - Isaac Asimov
Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:505) - Isaac Asimov
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:667) - Isaac Asimov education
You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:673) - Isaac Asimov writing
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:676) - Isaac Asimov ignorance
Once, when a religionist denounced me in unmeasured terms, I sent him a card saying, "I am sure you believe that I will go to hell when I die, and that once there I will suffer all the pains and tortures the sadistic ingenuity of your deity can devise and that this torture will continue forever. Isn't that enough for you? Do you have to call me bad names in addition?Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:748) - Isaac Asimov I, Asimov: A Memoir humor religion
Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:638) - Isaac Asimov ignorance
But life is glorious when it is happy; days are carefree when they are happy; the interplay of thought and imagination is far and superior to that of muscle and sinew. Let me tell you, if you don't know it from your own experience, that reading a good book, losing yourself in the interest of words and thoughts, is for some people (me, for instance) an incredible intensity of happiness.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:655) - Isaac Asimov I, Asimov: A Memoir
아이작 아시모프(Isaac Asimov 아이적 애지머브, 1920년 1월 2일 ~ 1992년 4월 6일)는 러시아 태생의 미국 과학 소설가이자 저술가이다.
미국 컬럼비아 대학교에서 화학과 생화학을 전공하여 박사 학위를 받았으며, 보스턴 대학의 생화학과 교수가 되었다. 왕성한 저작 활동을 벌여, 500여 권이 넘는 책을 출판하였다.SF소설과 교양과학 분야는 물론, 셰익스피어 해설서, 성서 해설서, 역사서 등 다방면에 걸쳐 책을 썼다.
공포스러운 로봇의 이미지를 바꾸어 친근하고 친숙한 로봇이 등장하는 과학 소설를 썼으며, 작품에서 로봇공학의 삼원칙을 제시하기도 했다.
로버트 A. 하인라인, 아서 C. 클라크와 함께 SF문학계의 "삼대 거물 Big Three"로 통한다.
“ 아이작, 당신이 쓰면 그게 바로 SF에요. ” — 이블린 델레이