Arthur c. clarke Quotes

Two possibilities exist: Either we are ...

Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. - Arthur C. Clarke
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"Politicians should read scien...

"Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories." β€” Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œMagic is just scie...

β€œMagic is just science we don’t understand yet” -Arthur C. Clarke
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Civilization will reach maturity only...

Civilization will reach maturity only when it learns to value diversity of character and of ideas. ...Arthur C. Clarke
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What we need is a machine that...

What we need is a machine that will let us see the other guy's point of view. ...Arthur C. Clarke
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People go through four stages before any revolutionary development: 1. It'...

People go through four stages before any revolutionary development: 1. It's nonsense, don't waste my time. 2. It's interesting, but not important. 3. I always said it was a good idea. 4. I thought of it first. ...Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œBefore you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays,...

β€œBefore you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
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The moon is the first m...

The moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars. ...Arthur C. Clarke
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"It has yet to be proven t...

"It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value." - Arthur C. Clarke
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The only way to define yo...

The only way to define your limits is by going beyond them. .....Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œA faith that cannot survive co...

β€œA faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œTwo possibilities exist: either we are...

β€œTwo possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” Arthur C. Clarke
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"It may be that the old astrologers had the truth exactly reversed, w...

"It may be that the old astrologers had the truth exactly reversed, when they believed that the stars controlled the destinies of men. The time may come when men control the destinies of stars." β€” Arthur C. Clarke
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"If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and dis...

"If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run - and often in the short one - the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative." - Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œAny sufficiently advanced technology is indisting...

β€œAny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”―Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible
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"At the present rate of progress, it is almost impossible to ima...

"At the present rate of progress, it is almost impossible to imagine any technical feat that cannot be achieved - if it can be achieved at all - within the next few hundred years." β€” Arthur C. Clarke
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"There is hopeful symbolism i...

"There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum." β€” Arthur C. Clarke
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"Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as disproving its tena...

"Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as disproving its tenants. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the nonexistence of Zeus or Thor, but they have few followers now." -Arthur C. Clarke (Childhood's End)
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"The best measure of a man's honesty isn'...

"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale." β€” Arthur C. Clarke
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The only way to find the limits o...

The only way to find the limits of the possible is by going beyond them to the impossible -Arthur C. Clarke
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"I'm sure the universe is full of in...

"I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here." - Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œOne of the greatest tragedies in manki...

β€œOne of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.” - Arthur C. Clarke
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"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that somethin...

"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 very probably wrong." β€” Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œI don’t believe in astrolo...

β€œI don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarian and we’re sceptical.” - Arthur C. Clarke
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"It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalis...

"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 perspective as a single small globe against the stars." - Arthur C. Clarke
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"It has yet to be proven t...

"It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value." β€” Arthur C. Clarke
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"At the present rate of progress, it is almost impossible to ima...

"At the present rate of progress, it is almost impossible to imagine any technical feat that cannot be achieved - if it can be achieved at all - within the next few hundred years." β€” Arthur C. Clarke
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"CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fa...

"CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power." β€” Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œThe only way of finding the limits ...

β€œThe only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke
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"Two possibilities exist: either we are...

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." ― Arthur C. Clarke
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"It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalis...

"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 perspective as a single small globe against the stars." - Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œThe only way of discovering the limits of...

β€œThe only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œTwo possibilities exist: either we are...

β€œTwo possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” - Arthur C. Clarke
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How inappropriate to call thi...

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. Arthur C. Clarke.
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One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. ...

One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. So now people assume that religion and morality have a necessary connection. But the basis of morality is really very simple and doesn't require religion at all. ― Arthur C. Clarke
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"We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can...

"We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 - and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?" Arthur C. Clarke
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'If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that somethin...

'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 is very probably wrong.' - Arthur C. Clarke
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"The only way to discover the limits...

"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke
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"Sometimes I think we are alone in the universe...

"Sometimes I think we are alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we are not. In either case the idea is quite staggering." - Arthur C. Clarke
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"The limits of the possible can on...

"The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œTwo possibilities exist: either we are...

β€œTwo possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
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One of my objections to religion is that it prevents the search for God, if ther...

One of my objections to religion is that it prevents the search for God, if there is one. I have an open mind on the subject, if there's anything behind the universe. And I'm quite sympathetic with the views that there could be. β€” Arthur C. Clarke
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"Any sufficiently advanced ...

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." ~Arthur C. Clarke
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"Two possibilities exist: either we are...

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." - Arthur C. Clarke
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"Evil men could be destroyed, but...

"Evil men could be destroyed, but nothing could be done with good men who were deluded." - Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œTwo possibilities exist: either we are...

β€œTwo possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”― Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œTwo possibilities exist: either we are...

β€œTwo possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
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"Two possibilities exist: either we are...

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." - Arthur C. Clarke
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"I don't pretend we have all the an...

"I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about." Arthur C. Clarke
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"It may be that our role on this...

"It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God - but to create him." - Arthur C. Clarke
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"Two possibilities exist: either we are...

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not, both are equally terrifying." Arthur C. Clarke
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"The only way of finding the limits ...

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible." ~Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œI'm sure the universe is full of in...

β€œI'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
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"Two possibilities exist: Either we are...

"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." - Arthur C. Clarke
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"The goal of the future i...

"The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." - Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œThe only way of finding the limits ...

β€œThe only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 14
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β€œThe only way of finding the limits ...

β€œThe only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke
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Two possibilities exist: Either we are...

Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying- Arthur C. Clarke
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"The space race hasn't begun yet. I believe the time will c...

"The space race hasn't begun yet. I believe the time will come when very few members of the human race will be able to point to a part of the sky where the Earth is" -Arthur C. Clarke
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β€œUtopia was here at last: its novelty had not ...

β€œUtopia was here at last: its novelty had not yet been assailed by the supreme enemy of all Utopiasβ€”boredom.” - Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood's End
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The only way of finding the limits o...

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” -- Arthur C. Clarke
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