Isaac Asimov: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Isaac Asimov Quotes 

Isaac Asimov, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Isaac Asimov quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Isaac Asimov’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Isaac Asimov made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author and professor of biochemistry who is best known for his work in science fiction and popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. The author has published works in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (the only category he hasn’t entered is Philosophy in the 100s).

Born: January 02, 1920, Petrovichi, Russian Federation
Died: April 06, 1992
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Thrillers, Science

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Popular Quotes

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
― Isaac Asimov, Foundation

 “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

“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

 “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”
― Isaac Asimov

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

 “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.”
― Isaac Asimov

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”
― Isaac Asimov

 “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
― Isaac Asimov, Foundation

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”
― Isaac Asimov

“Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those that live on it.”
― Isaac Asimov, Pebble in the Sky

10 Famous Quotes by Author Isaac Asimov

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Isaac Asimov quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Isaac Asimov quote below and sharing our favorite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Isaac Asimov. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Isaac Asimov quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Isaac Asimov Quote 

“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.”
― Issac Asimov

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