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, Clarke's first law
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
– Arthur C. Clarke, Technology and the Future (Clarke's second law)
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
– Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of The Future, 1961 (Clarke's third law)