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I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
by Arthur C. Clarke

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Related topics: Politics

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

 

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Human judges can show mercy.
But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may
be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1
January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century
and the Third Millennium.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God -
but to create him.
- Arthur C. Clarke

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe,
and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going
beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Politicians should read science fiction,
not westerns and detective stories.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out
in a technological society.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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!
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't pretend we have all the answers.
But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
- Arthur C. Clarke

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that
there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here.
Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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?
- Arthur C. Clarke

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.
- Arthur C. Clarke

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Willingness without action is a fantasy.
- Anonymous

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my ultimate fantasy:
watching QVC with a credit card
while making love and eating at the same time.
- Yasmine Bleeth

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

People - not just in their teenage years -
hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready
to have a real relationship.
- Keri Russell

About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world.
Just stepped straight into the abyss.
You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room,
cause I lived on the green.
- Eric Clapton

When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down
to something in the script that surprises me.
It could be a big thing or a small moment.
If it's there I'll do it.
- Lance Henriksen

All that political stuff Delano was doing.
Me, I've gone off the top, into total fantasy.
- Eddie Campbell

There have been many different artists that have been inspirational.
I suppose the question is directed to what was the
reason why I went into fantasy illustration.
- Boris Vallejo

I aim to tell the truth about any subject,
not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth.
- Anita Desai

I absolutely adore working in the realms of fantasy.
- Richard O'Brien

Ambition is not what a man would do,
but what a man does,
for ambition without action is fantasy.
- Bryant H. McGill

Truth will flourish in fantasy, only to wither and
die in what you are pleased to call reality.
- Bernard Schubert

I think sex is very interesting for most people,
but I'm interested in sex as a way of communication,
I'm not that interested in the fantasy version of a sex scene.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

Fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism.
- Dino Buzzati

Fantasy is, of course, booming, and I think it's beginning
to stretch its range as well.
- Sarah Zettel

I think one of things is that all fantasy it seems
to me works the way your brain basically works.
This is perhaps a startling concept,
but I think it's true.
- Diana Wynne Jones

It wasn't until I saw James Dean that I began to think
that maybe I could actually do this.
Movies didn't have to be just this fantasy with this impossibly handsome guy.
- Terence Stamp

I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore.
Everyone says it takes hard work.
Well, it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic
about romance than I used to be.
- Jennifer Garner

I did my homework and didn't go out much,
and had a very highly developed kitsch fantasy life
where I dreamed of being a dancing girl.
- Emily Mortimer

There's a challenge to playing these fantasy figures
because they are fantasy figures.
You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer.
- Ralph Fiennes

I have a dress-up chest at home.
I love to create this fantasy kind of thing.
- Kate Moss

My interests were in fantasy more than comics growing up.
- Brandon Routh

I love biomedical science, I love astronomy,
and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
- Elizabeth Moon

The minute I forget to balance reality with the fantasy,
I'm going back to Virginia.
- Schuyler Fisk

It's my job, to create a fantasy.
- Anne Heche

Myth is supposed to bring us together,
but fantasy alienates us.
- Dustin Hoffman

I love sketch comedy.
My real goal is to do something with Albert Brooks.
That would be my fantasy.
I stay up night and day thinking up stuff he might find funny.
- Illeana Douglas

But I never let a fantasy get away, because I always stop to analyze it.
- Shelley Duvall

Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world
war both have their start in the heated brain.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy,
but their good taste and their scientific knowledge
of composition were enormous.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Vampires are sexy to a woman perhaps because the fantasy
is similar to that of the man on the white horse sweeping her off to paradise.
- Frank Langella

Fantasy football is not only a good thing,
but a great thing.
- Jay Mohr

I had read tons of science fiction.
I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments.
For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.
- James Cameron

One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with,
one of the reasons that we're in magic,
is the difference between fantasy and reality.
- Penn Jillette

Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy,
from the elements, or from other inspiration.
- Paracelsus

I always had a fantasy of being a chef,
because I like kitchen life.
- Geoffrey Rush


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