"You don't believe in organized religion, yet a major theme
in so many of your works seems to be a quest for God."
"Yes, in a way--a quest for ultimate values, whatever they are.
My objection to organized religion is the premature conclusion
to ultimate truth that it represents..."
[Arthur C. Clarke, in _Playboy_ interview with Ken Kelly,
1986, from _Arthur C. Clarke: The Authorized Biography_
by Neil McAleer, Contemporary Books, 1992]