Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke

British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist

Lived from: 1917-2008

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
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    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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    Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine, should be!
    Source: Electronic Tutors (1980)
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    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 astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
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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 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.
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    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!
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    Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.
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