30 Total Quotes

Arthur Clarke Quotes

Arthur Clarke
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur Clarke
#English Writer #Magic

Arthur Clarke
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur Clarke
#English Writer #Funny #Motivational

Arthur Clarke
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
Arthur Clarke
#Funny #English Writer

Arthur Clarke
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.
Arthur Clarke
#English Writer

Arthur Clarke
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
Arthur Clarke
#English Writer

Arthur 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 Clarke
#English Writer #Age And Aging

Arthur Clarke
The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium.
Arthur Clarke
#English Writer #Beginning

Arthur Clarke
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.
Arthur Clarke
#English Writer

Arthur Clarke
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
Arthur Clarke
#English Writer #Intelligence

Arthur Clarke
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
Arthur Clarke
#English Writer #Mercy

Arthur Clarke
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
Arthur Clarke
#English Writer

Arthur Clarke
Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here. Well, it can't hide forever -- one day we will overhear it.
Arthur Clarke
#Life

Arthur Clarke
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 Clarke
#English Writer #Elderly

Arthur Clarke
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Arthur Clarke
#English Writer #Fiction

Arthur Clarke
I don't pretend we have the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
Arthur Clarke
#Pearls of Wisdom #Questions #Life #Positive #Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day