"If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism, a new path must be found, a new civilization based on some other method than technology."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Clifford D. Simak on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Clifford D. Simak on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Clifford D. Simak on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Clifford D. Simak on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Clifford D. Simak on John F. Kennedy
"What do you mean by faith? Is faith enough for Man? Should he be satisfied with faith alone? Is there no way of finding out the truth? Is the attitude of faith, of believing in something for which there can be no more than philosophic proof, the true mark of a Christian?"
"And time itself? Time was a never-ending medium that stretched into the future and the past - except there was no future and no past, but an infinite number of brackets, extending either way, each bracket enclosing its single phase of the Universe."
"Without consciousness and intelligence, the universe would lack meaning."