Two Random Quotes: A Question and An Observation, and Arthur C. Clark: the rest is silence.

The Star-Child into whom Dr. Bowman is transfo...

Star Child

“Why is it that people who cannot show feeling presume that that is a strength and not a weakness?”

May Sarton

“Concepts create idols; only wonder comprehends anything. People kill one another over idols. Wonder makes us fall down on our knees.”

Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Arthur C. Clark died today. I read many of his books (Childhoods End, Rendezvous with Rama, 2001: A Space Odyssey). He was a brilliant scientific thinker, who thought beyond his time and wrote those thoughts in clear words so that non-scientific people like me could feel the wonder of it. I have not read anything by him for 20 years, but his ideas are with me.

This entry was posted in Check this out, Other peoples words, Questions and riddles, thinking in words, wonder world and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Two Random Quotes: A Question and An Observation, and Arthur C. Clark: the rest is silence.

  1. rhapsodysinger says:

    I am happy to have found another Clarke afficiando…the only bitter taste is the accusations against him of pedophilia…but man, he wrote so darned well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s