Quotes by Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
– 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
CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
– Arthur C. 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 C. Clarke
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
– Arthur C. Clarke
I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
– Arthur C. Clarke
I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
– Arthur C. Clarke
I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about..
– Arthur C. Clarke
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.
– Arthur C. Clarke
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
– Arthur C. 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 C. Clarke
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God-but to create him.
– Arthur C. Clarke
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!
– Arthur C. Clarke
Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor - but they have few followers now.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
– Arthur C. 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 C. Clarke
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
– Arthur C. Clarke