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.

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
  • these quotes show Sir Clarke's amazing sense of humor and how his intellect shows through even when he isn't being entirely serious

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.
  • Clarke was an amazing writer, futurist, and indeed a philosopher, his musings about the future and the different aspects of science are always filled with truth and make one think for long periods of time.

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 - and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?
  • Clarke transcends so many mediums, those of time, space, cultures, and ages but the one which makes him move through these so fluently is his lack of defined genre. Very few authors can give you a laugh the first read through, a chuckle with a subtle understanding the next, and the third, a full on thought invoking exploration into ones soul and what is human.

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