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Arthur C. Clarke

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Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.

— Arthur C. Clarke

#life #loneliness #qotd #sense-of-wonder #universe

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

— Arthur C. Clarke


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

— Arthur C. Clarke

#advanced #advanced technology #any #indistinguishable #magic

I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here. [IRC discussion at, 1 November 1996]

— Arthur C. Clarke

#humor #intelligent-life #life #science #universe

How inappropriate to call this planet "Earth," when it is clearly "Ocean.

— Arthur C. Clarke

#science-fiction #science

My favourite definition of an intellectual: 'Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence. [Sources and Acknowledgements: Chapter 19]

— Arthur C. Clarke

#intellectuals #intelligence #education

One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.

— Arthur C. Clarke

#organized-religion #religion #religion

What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.

— Arthur C. Clarke


After their encounter on the approach to Jupiter, there would aways be a secret bond between them---not of love, but of tenderness, which is often more enduring.

— Arthur C. Clarke

#love #relationships #romance #friendship

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.

— Arthur C. Clarke

#intelligence #proven #survival #value #yet

About Arthur C. Clarke

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In his biography of Stanley Kubrick John Baxter cites Clarke's homosexuality as a reason why he relocated due to more tolerant laws with regard to homosexuality in Sri Lanka. Concept of the geostationary communications satellite

Clarke contributed to the popularity of the idea that geostationary satellites would be ideal telecommunications relays. After a drawn-out development process – which Freeman attributed to difficulties in getting financing – it appeared that in 2003 this project might be proceeding but this is very dubious.

Clarke served in the Royal Air Force as a radar instructor and technician from 1941 to 1946. That year he discovered the underwater ruins of the ancient Koneswaram temple in Trincomalee. In 1956 Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka largely to pursue his interest in scuba diving.

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