"In 1948 I entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, undecided between studies of chemistry and physics, but my first year convinced me that physics was more interesting to me."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Burton Richter 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."Burton Richter on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Burton Richter 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."Burton Richter 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."Burton Richter on John F. Kennedy