Arthur C. Clarke Quotes

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Born: December 16, 1917, Minehead, Somerset, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Died: Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 19, 2008
Occupation: Author

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

2.
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
- Arthur C. Clarke

3.
I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
- Arthur C. Clarke

4.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

5.
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

6.
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
- Arthur C. Clarke

7.
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

8.
Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.
- Arthur C. Clarke

9.
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
- Arthur C. Clarke

10.
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

11.
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

12.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

13.
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke

14.
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.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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