Arthur C. Clarke
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Arthur C. Clarke
The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium.
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is…
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God – but to create him.
I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he…
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn’t want to give up power.
Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn’t come here. Well, it…
I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true…
This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.
New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew…
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