Arthur C. Clarke Quotes.
New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
Until we get rid of religion, we won’t be able to conduct the search for God.
The future is not to be forecast, but created.
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It’s completely impossible. 2- It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
No communication technology has ever disappeared, but instead becomes increasingly less important as the technological horizon widens.
I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. So now people assume that religion and morality have a necessary connection. But the basis of morality is really very simple and doesn’t require religion at all.
The only real problem in life is what to do next.
I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
If children have interests, then education happens.
Getting information from the internet is like getting a glass of water from the Niagara Falls.
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.
Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
The only way to define your limits is by going beyond them.
We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 – and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.
Civilization will reach maturity only when it learns to value diversity of character and of ideas.
I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.
The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
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.
Any path to knowledge is a path to God-or Reality, whichever word one prefers to use
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium.
The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That’s why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God – but to create him.
One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.
The object of teaching a child is to enable the child to get along without the teacher. We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.
What we need is a machine that will let us see the other guy’s point of view.