Arthur C. Clarke on reading becoming reality

“I’m sure we would not have had men on the Moon

if it had not been for Wells and Verne

and the people who write about this and made people think about it.

I’m rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts

who became astronauts through reading my books.” 

– Arthur C. Clarke

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One comment

  1. This is one of those eerily true quotes which describes not only the reader’s fate in the hands of the author, but also the author’s own power to make his stories real, and most of the time he doesn’t know it.

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