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Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur Clarke
Sir Arthur C. Clarke.
BornDecember 16, 1917
Minehead, England
DiedMarch 18, 2008
Columbo, Sri Lanka
Author. Best known for his science-fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey (1967) and its sequels 2010: Odyssey Two (1982), 2061: Odyssey Three (1988), and 3001: The Final Odyssey (1997).

The repository contains six quotes from Sir Arthur C. Clarke.


When a distinguished but elderly statesman states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.


Faith is believing in what you know isn’t true.


Cranks generally become that way because they know a greater truth and no one will listen.

Science and Technology

Any smoothly functioning technology will have the appearance of magic.


A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.


The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.