Arthur C. Clarke

1917 -

A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on possibility, uplifting, and inspiring

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on religious, creationism, god, fossil, cosmic, hoax, and humankind

If I was a religious person, I would consider creationism nothing less than blasphemy.  Do its adherents imagine that God is a cosmic hoaxer who has created the whole vast fossil record for the sole purpose of misleading humankind?

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

Source: Science magazine, June 5, 1998

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke

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

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

Source: Arthur C. Clark

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on technology and magic

A sufficiently high level of technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke

The piece of equipment I'm most found off is my telescope. The other night I had a superb view of the moon.

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

Source: 1998

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on computers, reading, and sex

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

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on impossibility, limits, and possibility

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

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on fiction, politicians, and science

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

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on magic and technology

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

Source: Technology and the Future

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on college, elderly, good, impossibility, justice, mathematics, meetings, physics, and scientists

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. Perhaps the adjective 'elderly' requires definition. In physics, mathematics, and astronautics it means over thirty; in the other disciplines, senile decay is sometimes postponed to the forties. There are, of course, glorious exceptions; but as every researcher just out of college knows, scientists of over fifty are good for nothing but board meetings, and should at all costs be kept out of the laboratory!

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

Source: 'Profiles of the Future' 1962 (Clarke's First Law)

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