Inspirational Arthur Clarke Quotes

Arthur Clarke Quotes
Arthur Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. This post features some inspirational Arthur Clarke Quotes.

Inspirational Arthur Clarke Quotes

“Science is the only religion of mankind.”
― Arthur Clarke

“I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself.”
― Arthur Clarke

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
― Arthur Clarke

“How inappropriate to call this planet “Earth,” when it is clearly “Ocean.”
― Arthur 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 Clarke

“I will not be afraid because I understand. And understanding is happiness.”
― Arthur Clarke

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
― Arthur Clarke

“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.”
― 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

“Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.”
― Arthur Clarke

“It must be wonderful to be seventeen, and to know everything.”
― Arthur Clarke

“It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.”
― Arthur Clarke

“Magic’s just science that we don’t understand yet.”
― Arthur Clarke

“Now I’m a scientific expert; that means I know nothing about absolutely everything.”
Arthur Clarke quotes

“I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.”
― Arthur Clarke

“Sometimes when I’m in a bookstore or library, I am overwhelmed by all the things that I do not know. Then I am seized by a powerful desire to read all the books, one by one.”
― Arthur Clarke

“A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.”
― Arthur Clarke

“In my life I have found two things of priceless worth – learning and loving. Nothing else – not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake – can possible have the same lasting value. For when your life is over, if you can say ‘I have learned’ and ‘I have loved,’ you will also be able to say ‘I have been happy.”
― Arthur Clarke

“It was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand.”
Arthur Clarke quotes

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
― Arthur Clarke

“I would defend the liberty of 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 Clarke

“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.”
― Arthur Clarke

“My favorite definition of an intellectual: ‘Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence.”
― Arthur Clarke

“There were some things that only time could cure. Evil men could be destroyed, but nothing could be done with good men who were deluded.”
― Arthur Clarke

“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.”
― Arthur Clarke

“It may be that our role on this planet
is not to worship God–but to create him.”
― Arthur Clarke

“I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.”
Arthur Clarke quotes

“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

“The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.”
― Arthur Clarke

“What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.”
― Arthur Clarke

“After their encounter on the approach to Jupiter, there would always be a secret bond between them—not of love, but of tenderness, which is often more enduring.”
― Arthur Clarke

“No utopia can ever give satisfaction to everyone, all the time. As their material conditions improve, men raise their sights and become discontented with power and possessions that once would have seemed beyond their wildest dreams. And even when the external world has granted all it can, there still remain the searching of the mind and the longings of the heart.”
― Arthur Clarke

“Moon-Watcher felt the first faint twinges of a new and potent emotion. It was a vague and diffuse sense of envy–of dissatisfaction with his life. He had no idea of its cause, still less of its cure; but discontent had come into his soul, and he had taken one small step toward humanity.”
Arthur Clarke quotes

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