The only way to define your limits is by going beyond them.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.
If man can live in Manhattan, he can live anywhere.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn’t want to give up power.
The realisation that our small planet is only one of many worlds gives mankind the perspective it needs to realise sooner that our own world belongs to all its creatures.
If there are any gods whose chief concern is man, they can’t be very important gods.
Few artists thrive in solitude and nothing is more stimulating than the conflict of minds with similar interests.
There is a special sadness in achievement, in the knowledge that a long-desired goal has been attained at last, and that life must now be shaped toward new ends.
I’ve been saying for a long time that I’m hoping to find intelligent life in Washington.
Some things have eternal value, and compassion is one of them. I hope we never lose that. Compassion for humans as well as animals.
The West needs to relearn what the rest of the world has never forgotten – that there is nothing sinful in leisure as long as it does not degenerate into mere sloth.