Asimov on Art and Science

I must thank Bioephemera for reminding me of this fantastic quote from Asimov concerning the relationship of art and science.

How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. An artist is emotional, they think, and uses only his intuition; he sees all at once and has no need of reason. A scientist is cold, they think, and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong. The true artist is quite rational as well as imaginative and knows what he is doing; if he does not, his art suffers. The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational, and sometimes leaps to solutions where reason can follow only slowly; if he does not, his science suffers.

My sentiments exactly.

I am a happy inhabitant of the Wonder dimension; realm of the undivided mind.

One Response to “Asimov on Art and Science”

  1. Im the top art student at my school, however I also get good grades in Maths c chem and physics. It’s hard to choose between the warring sides of my abilities and talents.

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