"People don't understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Bruce Schneier on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Bruce Schneier on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Bruce Schneier on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Bruce Schneier on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Bruce Schneier on Bill Gates
"I am regularly asked what the average Internet user can do to ensure his security. My first answer is usually 'Nothing you're screwed'."
"If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology."
"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."