Arthur C. Clarke (Writer)

#11113 Arthur C. Clarke

I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those bankedofthe emissaries are coming. ... I do not think we will have to wait for long. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about wonder
#11114 Arthur C. Clarke

I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those bankedofthe emissaries are coming. If you will pardon so commonplace a simile, we have set off the fire alarm and have nothing to do but to wait. I do not think we will have to wait for long .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about fire
#11115 Arthur C. Clarke

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms ofcan long survive when men have seen thein its true perspective as a single small globe against the . .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about men
#11116 Arthur C. Clarke

If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run — and often in the short one — the most daringseem laughably . .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about history
#11117 Arthur C. Clarke

We stand now at the turning point between two eras. Behind us is ato which we can never return... .

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#11119 Arthur C. Clarke

Others, one suspects, are afraid that the crossing of , and above all contact with intelligent but nonhuman races, may destroy the foundations of their. They may be right, but in any event their attitude is one which does not bear logical examination — for a faith which cannot survive collision with theis not worth many regrets. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about faith
#11120 Arthur C. Clarke

We stand now at the turning point between two eras. Behind us is ato which we can never return ... The coming of the rocket brought to an end a million years of isolation ... the childhood of our race was over andas we know it began. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about childhood
#11121 Arthur C. Clarke

can show . But against theof , there is no appeal. .

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#11122 Arthur C. Clarke

can destroyby ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence ofor— but they have few followers now. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about war
#11123 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 greaterthan the quest. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about men
#11124 Arthur C. Clarke

They will have time enough, in those endless aeons, to attempt all things, and to gather all... noimagined by our minds have ever possessed thethey will command ... But for all that, they may envy us, basking in the bright afterglow of Creation; for we knew thewhen it was young. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about time
#11125 Arthur C. Clarke

Yet now, as he roared across the toward an unknown , he found himself facing that bleak and ultimate question which so few men can answer to their satisfaction. What have I done with my , he asked himself, that thewill be poorer if I leave it. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about war
#11126 Arthur C. Clarke

One cannot have superiorand inferior . The combination is unstable and self-destroying. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about self
#11128 Arthur C. Clarke

As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior and inferior . The combination is unstable and self-destroying. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about self
#11129 Arthur C. Clarke

Behind every man now alive stand 30 , for that is the ratio by which theoutnumber the living. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about living
#11130 Arthur C. Clarke

One of the biggest roles ofis to prepare people to accept thewithoutand to encourage a flexibility of . Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. Two-thirds of 2001 is realistic — hardware and technology — to establish background for the , , and later. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about science
#11131 Arthur C. Clarke

Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship— but to create Him. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about worship
#11132 Arthur C. Clarke

The Ramans do everything in threes. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about man
#11133 Arthur C. Clarke

"... we have a situation in which millions of vehicles, each aof often unnecssary complication, are hurtling in all directions under the impulse of anything up to 200 horsepower. Many of them are the size of small houses and contain a couple of tons of sophisticated alloys — yet often carry a single passenger. They can travel at a hundred miles an hour, but are lucky if they average forty. In one lifetime they have consumed more irreplaceable fuel than has been used in the whole previous history of mankind. The roads to support them, inadequate though they are, cost as much as a small war; the analogy is a good one, for the casualties are on the same scale." .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about life
#11134 Arthur C. Clarke

This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the , which is a littlesince we may not have one. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about sin
#11135 Arthur C. Clarke

Anythat can be replaced by ashould be! .

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#11136 Arthur C. Clarke

All theseare yours, except . Attempt no landings there. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about you
#11137 Arthur C. Clarke

I wanted to kill myself. I would have done it, too, if I had owned a . I was considering the gruesome alternatives — pills, slitting my wrists with a razor blade, jumping off a bridge — when another student called to ask me a detailed question on relativity. There was no way, after fifteen minutes of thinking about Mr. , thatwas still a viable option. Divorce, certainly. Celibacy, highly likely. Butwas out of the question. I could never have prematurely terminated my love affair with physics. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about love
#11138 Arthur C. Clarke

I would defend theof consenting adult creationists to practice whatever intellectual perversions they like in the privacy of their own homes; but it is also necessary to protect the young and innocent. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about hate
#11139 Arthur C. Clarke

Readingmanuals without the hardware is as frustrating as readingmanuals without the software. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about war
#11140 Arthur C. Clarke

The fact that we have not yet found the slightest evidence for— much less— beyond thisdoes not surprise or disappoint me in the least. Ourmust still be laughably primitive, we may be like jungle savages listening for the throbbing of tom-toms while the ether around them carries moreper second than they could utter in a lifetime. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about life
#11141 Arthur C. Clarke

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entiremay be the hijacking ofby . .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about man
#11142 Arthur C. Clarke

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

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about religion
#11143 Arthur C. Clarke

is one of the participants in the . I have a fantasy whereis elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up . .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about art
#11144 Arthur C. Clarke

It is later than you think. May it not be true for this Sundial. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about true
#11145 Arthur C. Clarke

I'm sure theis full of. It's just been too intelligent to come here. .

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#11146 Arthur C. Clarke

Finally, I would like to assure my many , , , , and that I am sincerelythat thewhichhas given you has contributed to yourof(and often, as Western medicalnow reluctantly admits, to your physical well-being). Perhaps it is better to be un-sane and , thanand un-happy. But it is the best of all to be sane and happy. Whether our descendants can achieve that goal will be thechallenge of the . Indeed, it may well decide whether we have any future. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about future
#11147 Arthur C. Clarke

The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing . We shall disappear if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships,— and thermonuclear weapons. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about men
#11148 Arthur C. Clarke

There is the possibility thatcan outgrow its infantile tendencies, as I suggested in . But it is amazing how childishly gullible humans are. There are, for example, so many different— each of them claiming to have the , each saying that their truths are clearly superior to the truths of others — how can someone possibly take any of them seriously? I mean, that's . ...Though I sometimes call myself a crypto-Buddhist,is not a religion. Of those around at the moment,is the only one that has any appeal to me. But, of course, Islam has been tainted by other influences. The Muslims are behaving like , I'm afraid. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about truth
#11149 Arthur C. Clarke

I want to see lasting and achieved in Sri Lanka as early as possible. But I am aware that peace cannot just be wished; it involves hard ,and persistence. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about war
#11150 Arthur C. Clarke

Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in theor we are not. Both are equally terrifying. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about alone
#11151 Arthur C. Clarke

It has yet to be proven thathas anyvalue. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about value
#11152 Arthur C. 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 C. Clarke Quotes about world
#11153 Arthur C. Clarke

It is vital to remember that— in the sense of raw data — is not , that knowledge is not , and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step toof these. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about wisdom
#11154 Arthur C. Clarke

We should be less concerned about adding years to life, and more about adding life to years. I have been very fortunate to have witnessed some of humanity's greatest achievements during the 20th century that is nearing its end. Yet we must admit that it has also been the most savage century in the history of our kind. If I can have one more wish, I want to see lasting and achieved in Sri Lanka as early as possible. But I am aware that peace cannot just be wished; it involves hard ,and persistence. As we welcome 2001, let us harness our collective energies to create a culture of peace and a land of . .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about life
#11155 Arthur C. Clarke

Theof asteroid or comet impact is one of the bestfor getting into space … I'm very fond of quoting my friend : "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right!" .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about space
#11156 Arthur C. Clarke

I've been saying for a long time that I'm hoping to find in Washington ... I'm reasonably sure there must be life in this solar system, on Mars or on Europa, and other places. I think life is probably going to be ubiquitous, though we still don't have any proof of that yet — and still less, any proof of intelligent life anywhere. But I hope that will be coming in the next decade or so through radio astronomy or, perhaps, the discovery of objects in space which are obviously artificial. Astronomical engineering — that may be the other thing to look for. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about life
#11157 Arthur C. Clarke

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

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about thinking
#11158 Arthur C. Clarke

Theoffers much to , and I would like to think that we will rise to the challenges it presents. But it is vital to remember that information — in the sense of raw data — is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of these. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about wisdom
#11159 Arthur C. Clarke

There is in thethatdo not wave in a vacuum. .

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#11160 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 Quotes about man
#11161 Arthur C. Clarke

is probably the most important quest of our , and it amazes me that governments and corporations are not supporting it sufficiently. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about men
#11162 Arthur C. Clarke

I don't believe inbut I'm very interested in her. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about believe
#11163 Arthur C. Clarke

was written in an age which now lies beyond one of the great divides in human ; we are sundered from it forever by the moment whenandstepped out on to the Sea of Tranquility. Now history and fiction have become inexorably intertwined. .

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes about history
#11164 Arthur C. Clarke

Ifhave interests thenhappens. .

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