Quotes by Arthur C. Clarke

“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.”

“Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.”

“The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.”

“Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.”

“I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.”

“The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.”

“It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.”

“Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.”

“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.”

“I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.”

“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.”

“Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.”

“Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.”

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

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