Arthur C. Clarke Quotes

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes: The phenomenon of UFO doesn't say anything about the presence of intelligence in space. It just shows how rare it is here on the earth.
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Arthur C. Clarke Quote: The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. However valuable-even necessary-that may have been in enforcing good behavior on primitive peoples, their association is now counterproductive. Yet at the very moment when they should be decoupled, sanctimonious nitwits are calling for a return to morals based on superstition.
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Quotes about Arthur C. Clarke: To find anything comparable with our forthcoming ventures into space, we must go back far beyond Columbus, far beyond Odysseus-far, indeed, beyond the first ape-man. We must contemplate the moment, now irrevocably lost in the mists of time, when the ancestor off all of us came crawling out of the sea.
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Quote about Arthur C. Clarke: The moment when one first meets a great work of art has an impact that can never again be recaptured.
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Arthur C. Clarke Sayings: Some dangers are so spectacular and so much beyond normal experience that the mind refuses to accept them as real, and watches the approach of doom without any sense of apprehension. The man who looks at the onrushing tidal wave, the descending avalanche, or the spinning funnel of the tornado, yet makes no attempt to flee, is not necessarily paralyzed with fright or resigned to an unavoidable fate. He may simply be unable to believe that the message of his eyes concerns him personally. It is all happening to somebody else.
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Arthur C. Clarke Saying: All human plans [are] subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.
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Sayings about Arthur C. Clarke: Even if we never reach the stars by our own efforts, in the millions of years that lie ahead it is almost certain that the stars will come to us. Isolationism is neither a practical policy on the national or cosmic scale. And when the first contact with the outer universe is made, one would like to think that Mankind played an active and not merely a passive role-that we were the discoverers, not the discovered.
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Saying about Arthur C. Clarke: Much blood has also been spilled on the carpet in attempts to distinguish between science fiction and fantasy. I have suggested an operational definition: science fiction is something that COULD happen - but usually you wouldn't want it to. Fantasy is something that COULDN'T happen - though often you only wish that it could.
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Arthur C. Clarke Quotes: I'm sometimes asked how I would like to be remembered. I've had a diverse career as a writer, underwater explorer, space promoter and science populariser. Of all these, I want to be remembered most as a writer - one who entertained readers, and, hopefully, stretched their imagination as well.
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Arthur C. Clarke Quote: 2001 was written in an age which now lies beyond one of the great divides in human history ; we are sundered from it forever by the moment when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped out on to the Sea of Tranquility. Now history and fiction have become inexorably intertwined.
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Quotes about Arthur C. Clarke: Please help keep the world clean: others may wish to use it. Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. The only place success comes before work is a dictionary Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
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Quote about Arthur C. Clarke: I think in the long run the money that s been put into the space program is one of the best investments this country has ever made . . .This is a downpayment on the future of mankind. It's as simple as that.
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Arthur C. Clarke Sayings: Since women are better at producing babies, presumably Nature has given men some talent to compensate. But for the moment I can't think of it.
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Arthur C. Clarke Saying: The entire sweep of human history from the dark ages into the unknown future was considerably less important at the moment than the question of a certain girl and her feelings toward him.
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Sayings about Arthur C. Clarke: Our own grandchildren may demonstrate that-sometimes- Gigantic is Beautiful.
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Saying about Arthur C. Clarke: When I start on a book, I have been thinking about it and making occasional notes for some time... So I have lots of theme, locale, subjects and technical ideas... I don't worry about long periods of not doing anything. I know my subconscious is busy.
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Arthur C. Clarke Quotes: Why, Robert Singh often wondered, did we give our hearts to friends whose life spans are so much shorter than our own?
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Arthur C. Clarke Quote: There is no reason to assume that the universe has the slightest interest in intelligence
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