Quotes by Arthur C. Clarke

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."
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"I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here."
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"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible."
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"How inappropriate to call this planet "Earth," when it is clearly "Ocean."
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"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."
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Books by Arthur C. Clarke

  • The Invisible Man
  • 157,530 ratings
  • July 29th 2014 by Melville House

    (first published February 2nd 1897)

  • Childhood's End
  • 137,647 ratings
  • May 12th 1987 by Del Rey Books

    (first published August 1953)

Arthur C. Clarke
  • Arthur C. Clarke

  • Date of birth: December 16, 1917
  • Died: March 18, 2008
  • Born: in Minehead, Somerset, England, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Arthur Charles Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956. He is best known for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.

    Clarke was a graduate of King's College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics. He is past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.

    Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS-Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W. Campbell Award for his novel Rendezvous With Rama. Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was awarded the CBE in 1989.

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