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.
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
But the only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
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.
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
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.
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
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.
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.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.

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