Arthur C Clarke Quotes On Religion, Magic, Aliens, Alone

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke CBE FRAS was an English science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. These Arthur C Clarke quotes will motivate you to achieve success in life.

Best Arthur C Clarke Quotes

  1. “Only feeble minds are paralyzed by facts.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  2. “Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  3. “I’ve been saying for a long time that I’m hoping to find intelligent life in Washington.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  4. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C Clarke quotes on magic
  5. “In my life, I have found two things of priceless worth – learning and loving. Nothing else – not fame, not power, not an 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 C. Clarke
  6. “The only way to define your limits is by going beyond them.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  7. “The future is not to be forecast, but created.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  8. “Getting information from the internet is like getting a glass of water from the Niagara Falls.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  9. “Guns are the crutches of the impotent.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  10. “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 C. Clarke
  11. “One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  12. “I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  13. “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
  14. “Civilization will reach maturity only when it learns to value diversity of character and of ideas.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  15. “A well-stocked mind is safe from boredom.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  16. “The object of teaching a child is to enable the child to get along without the teacher. We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  17. “My favorite definition of an intellectual: ‘Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence’.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  18. “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  19. “Until we get rid of religion, we won’t be able to conduct the search for God.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  20. “I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  21. “Isn’t killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  22. “When you finally understand the universe, it will not only be stranger than you imagine, it will be stranger than you can imagine.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  23. “Religion is a byproduct of fear.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C Clarke quotes on religion
  24. “What we need is a machine that will let us see the other guy’s point of view.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  25. “The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  26. “The universe must be full of voices, calling from star to star in a myriad tongues. One day we shall join that cosmic conversation.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  27. “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 C. Clarke
  28. “Only small minds are impressed by large numbers.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  29. “The only real problem in life is what to do next.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  30. “If such a thing had happened once, it must surely have happened many times in this galaxy of a hundred billion suns.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  31. “Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  32. “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
  33. “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
  34. “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 C. Clarke
  35. “I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  36. “Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference we should each be treated with appropriate respect.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  37. “The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That’s why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  38. “You can’t have it both ways. You can’t have both free will and a benevolent higher power who protects you from yourself.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  39. “It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  40. A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  41. “We stand now at the turning point between two eras. Behind us is a past to which we can never return…” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  42. “I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  43. “One of the biggest roles of science fiction is to prepare people to accept the future without pain and to encourage a flexibility of the mind. Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  44. “The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  45. “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 C. Clarke
  46. “The moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  47. “But please remember: this is only a work of fiction. The truth, as always, will be far stranger.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  48. “The person one loves never really exists, but is a projection focused through the lens of the mind onto whatever screen it fits with least distortion.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  49. “Science fiction seldom attempts to predict the future. More often than not, it tries to prevent the future.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  50. “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 C. Clarke
  51. “I have encountered a few “creationists” and because they were usually nice, intelligent people, I have been unable to decide whether they were really mad or only pretending to be mad. If I was a religious person, I would consider creationism nothing less than blasphemy. Do its adherents imagine that God is a cosmic hoaxer who has created the whole vast fossil record for the sole purpose of misleading humankind?” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  52. “In all the universe there is nothing more precious than mind.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  53. “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 C. Clarke
  54. “We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 – and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  55. “We cannot predict the new forces, powers, and discoveries that will be disclosed to us when we reach the other planets and set up new laboratories in space. They are as much beyond our vision today as fire or electricity would be beyond the imagination of a fish.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  56. “People go through four stages before any revolutionary development: 1. It’s nonsense, don’t waste my time. 2. It’s interesting, but not important. 3. I always said it was a good idea. 4. I thought of it first.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  57. “Now I’m a scientific expert; that means I know nothing about absolutely everything.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  58. “A wise man once said that all human activity is a form of play. And the highest form of play is the search for Truth, Beauty, and Love. What more is needed? Should there be a ‘meaning’ as well, that will be a bonus? If we waste time looking for life’s meaning, we may have no time to live — or to play.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  59. “Religion is a by-product of fear. For much of human history it may have been a necessary evil, but why was it more evil than necessary? Isn’t killing people in the name of god a pretty good definition of insanity?” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  60. “Now I understand,” said the last man.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  61. “The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  62. “There is no reason to assume that the universe has the slightest interest in intelligence—or even in life. Both may be random accidental by-products of its operations like the beautiful patterns on a butterfly’s wings. The insect would fly just as well without them.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  63. “I sometimes think that the universe is a machine designed for the perpetual astonishment of astronomers.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  64. “If children have interests, then education happens.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  65. “Science fiction does not attempt to predict. It extrapolates. It just says, “What if?” not what will be? Because you can never predict what will happen, particularly in politics and economics. You can to some extent predict in the technological sphere – flying, space travel, but even there we missed badly on some things, like computers. No one imagined the incredible impact of computers, even though robot brains of various kinds but the idea that one day every house would have a computer in every room and that one day we’d have computers built into our clothing, nobody ever thought of that.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

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