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Quotations by author » Arthur C. Clarke
English Writer of science fiction, b.1917
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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Technology
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
MagicTechnology
As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying.
Mankind
Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.
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How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
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Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
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I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
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I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about..
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I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
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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.
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It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
Intelligence
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.
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It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
GodReligionWorld
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 it was a good idea all along!
Ideas
Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.
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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 can't hide forever -- one day we will overhear it.
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Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Politicians
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
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Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor - but they have few followers now.
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Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
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