Arthur C. Clarke

Sri Lankabhimanya Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE (16 December 1917 - 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, most famous for the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, written in collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick, a collaboration which also produced the film of the same name; and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World

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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.Rate it:
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.Rate it:
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.Rate it:
But the only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.Rate it:
CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.Rate it:
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.Rate it:
I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.Rate it:
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God--but to create him.Rate it:
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God-but to create him.Rate it:
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.Rate it:
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.Rate it:
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.Rate it:
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.Rate it:

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