Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Russian-born American biochemist, science fiction writer

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

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. - Isaac Asimov

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. - Isaac Asimov

Even as a youngster, though, I could not bring myself to believe that if knowledge presented danger, the solution was ignorance. To me, it always seemed that the solution had to be wisdom. You did not refuse to look at danger, rather you learned how to handle it safely. - Isaac Asimov

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

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men. - Isaac Asimov

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

I don't believe in an after-life, 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