Arthur C. Clarke Top 10 Quotes


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

Arthur C. Clarke


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

Arthur C. Clarke


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

Arthur C. Clarke (An Enchanted Life, 2001)


I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.

Arthur C. Clarke


In my life I have found two things of priceless worth, learning and loving. Nothing else, not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake can possible have the same lasting value. For when your life is over, if you can say "I have learned" and "I have loved," you will also be able to say "I have been happy."

Arthur C. Clarke (Rama II, 1989)


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

Arthur C. Clarke


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)


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)


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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

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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 classical 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)

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