Quote for the day

“Like all revolutionary new ideas, the subject has had to pass through three stages, which may be summed up by these reactions:

  • (1) ‘It’s crazy – don’t waste my time.’
  • (2) ‘It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing.’
  • (3) ‘I always said it was a good idea.'”

Arthur C. Clarke, 1972 *

* He was talking about space exploration, but it can be applied to any revolutionary new idea. Oh, and his quote is adapted from an original thought by Shopenhauer, which itself was adapted by philosopher William James, but I think Clarke said it the best.


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