Arthur C. Clarke short quotes

I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.

I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

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

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

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.

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

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

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!

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical. ---->>>

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

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

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum. ---->>>

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society. ---->>>

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God - but to create him.

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God - but to create him.

Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. ---->>>

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

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

The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium. ---->>>

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