Five famous quotes from Isaac Asimov, 31 years after his death

Born in Russia, raised in the United States. His infinite genius envisioned, earlier, the human-robot connections we see today.

This past January 2nd marked the 103rd birthday of the writer and biochemist in 1920. Isaac AsimovToday, April 6, marks the 31st anniversary of his death.

He is best known as a prolific author of popular science fiction, history, and science works, of which he was one of the most important Hey robot which was published in 1950 and was visionary because the question he asked still permeates us: How far, how close are intelligent robots and humans?

Died in 1992, the Russian-American polymath—the family moved to the United States when he was three—has many famous quotes to his credit. Here, a selection of six, which describe his vision of life and the world.




Isaac Asimov was one of the greatest representatives of the “Golden Age of Science Fiction”.

Science is going faster

* “The saddest part of life now is that science accumulates knowledge faster than society accumulates wisdom.”

After checkmate

* “In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”

Think well, write well

* “A badly written idea may be more acceptable than a badly written good idea.”

The problem of life and death

* “Life is fun. Death is peaceful. Moving is the problem.”

¿Eureka?

* “The most exciting phrase you can hear in science, when a new discovery is announced, is not ‘eureka’ (I found it), but ‘strange’.”

With nearly 400 published titles, Asimov also wrote detective stories and novels, and above all, popular science texts. He was — along with Arthur C. Clarke, author of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and Robert A. Heinlein – one of my representatives “The Golden Age of Science Fiction”.

Asimov developed a work whose theme and worldview are, above all, inhabited by Humans coexist with robotsAnd the dangers of this connection and tensions and their positive effects in other cases. He also talks about colonization of imperial space and (rich contrast) for future history. In fact, his articles also include Asimov’s Guide to the Bible, on the historical context of the Old and New Testaments, and history books on ancient civilizations.

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