Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov wrote hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime.
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A robot may not injure humanity or through inaction allow humanity to come to harm. [The Zeroth Law of Robotics]
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
If knowledge can create problems it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
To introduce something altogether new would mean to begin all over to become ignorant again and to run the old old risk of failing to learn.
It is a curious fact that innumerable readers have asked me if I wrote this story. They seem never to remember the title of the story or (for sure) the author except for the vague thought it might be me. But of course they never forget the story itself especially the ending. The idea seems to drown out everything else - and I'm satisfied that it should.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature and it remains premature today
The vast majority who believe in astrology and think that the planets have nothing better to do than form a code that will tell them whether tomorrow is a good day to close a business deal or not become all the more excited and enthusiastic about the bilge when a group of astronomers denounces it.
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.
In life unlike chess the game continues after checkmate