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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
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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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How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
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Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
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I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
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I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
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I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
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I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
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If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
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It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
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It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
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It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God - but to create him.
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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!
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Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.
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Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
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Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
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Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
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Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor - but they have few followers now.
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Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
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The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
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The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
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The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium.
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The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
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The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
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There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
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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.
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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.
Quotation of Arthur C Clarke