Arthur C. Clarke Quotes

Arthur C. Clarke

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

Arthur C. Clarke
(Maelstrom II, 1965)
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I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.

Arthur C. Clarke

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

Arthur C. Clarke (Attributed)

Science is the only religion of mankind.

Arthur C. Clarke (Childhoods End, 1953)

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

Arthur C. Clarke (Interview)

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

Arthur C. Clarke

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

Arthur C. Clarke

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

Arthur C. Clarke

The danger of asteroid or comet impact is one of the best reasons for getting into space.

Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke (Profiles of the Future - Clarke's third law, 1962)

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

Arthur C. Clarke

I will not be afraid because I understand ... And understanding is happiness.

Arthur C. Clarke (Rama Revealed, 1993)

I now spend a good part of my day dreaming of times past, present and future.

Arthur C. Clarke (90th Birthday Reflections, 2007)

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

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.

Arthur C. Clarke

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.

Arthur C. Clarke (Voices from the Sky, 1967)

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

Arthur C. Clarke (Profiles of the Future - Clarke's first law, 1962)

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke (Profiles of the Future - Clarke's second law, 1962)

We stand now at the turning point between two eras. Behind us is a past to which we can never return.

Arthur C. Clarke (Exploration of Space, 1952)

I've combined all my beliefs into this phrase I've been circulating: 'Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses.

Arthur C. Clarke

I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming.

Arthur C. Clarke (The Sentinel, 1948)

All explorers are seeking something they have lost. It is seldom that they find it, and more seldom still that the attainment brings them greater happiness than the quest.

Arthur C. Clarke (The City and the Stars, 1956)

Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living.

Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968)

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

Arthur C. Clarke (An Enchanted Life, 2001)

Science fiction seldom attempts to predict the future. More often than not, it tries to prevent the future.

Arthur C. Clarke (CNN Interview, 2001)

I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself.

Arthur C. Clarke

My favourite definition of an intellectual: "Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence".

Arthur C. Clarke

Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.

Arthur C. Clarke

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

Arthur C. Clarke (Credo, 1991)

We have abolished space here on the little Earth; we can never abolish the space that yawns between the stars.

Arthur C. Clarke (We'll Never Conquer Space, 1960)

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Arthur C. Clarke Biography

Born: December 16, 1917
Died: March 19, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke was a British author, futurist and inventor. He is best known for his science fiction writings. Mostly his famous novel: "2001: A Space Odyssey".

Notable Works

The Sands of Mars (1951)
Exploration of Space (1952)
Childhood's End (1953)
Voices from the Sky (1967)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Rendezvous with Rama (1972)
2010: Odyssey Two (1982)
2061: Odyssey Three (1987)
Credo (1991)
3001: The Final Odyssey (1997)