Quotes by Arthur C. Clarke

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (born December 16 1917 - died 3/18/08) is a British author and inventor, most famous for his science-fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name. Clarke is the last surviving member of what was sometimes known as the "Big Three" of science fiction, which included Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.

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The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
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.

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