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
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.
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
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