Requiem for Sir Arthur Clarke

The tangible world lost Sir Arthur Clarke today.  I offer a portion of Bach’s Mass in B-Minor to accompany his departure.  Both are icons. 

The first Clarke I ever read was The Fountains of Paradise.  It is a marvelous novel along Clarke’s favorite themes of technological evolution vs. human development.  Clarke’s writing style is sparse and direct, in perfect rhythm to his fantasy. 

One of my favorite quotations of all time came from the lips of Arthur C. Clarke:

“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.”

Think and always question, for in that question lies the future…


~ by rfgainey on March 19, 2008.

2 Responses to “Requiem for Sir Arthur Clarke”

  1. A very moving piece of music, which I’ve now saved in my favourites page on Youtube.

    I as I listened, I imagined that Arthur C Clarke, wherever he is right now, was listening too.

    It’s always so sad when a creative giant like Arthur C Clark passes on. We feel forever diminished.

  2. Had the same image in my mind for Sir Arthur. That’s why I chose the B-Minor Mass. Glad you enjoyed it!

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