"If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Bruce Schneier on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Bruce Schneier on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Bruce Schneier on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Bruce Schneier on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Bruce Schneier on John F. Kennedy
"I am regularly asked what the average Internet user can do to ensure his security. My first answer is usually 'Nothing you're screwed'."
"People don't understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them."
"Air travel survived decades of terrorism, including attacks which resulted in the deaths of everyone on the plane. It survived 9/11. It'll survive the next successful attack. The only real worry is that we'll scare ourselves into making air travel so onerous that we won't fly anymore."