"A person that much interested in science is going to neglect his social life somewhat, but not completely, because that isn't healthy either. So one has to work it out according to one's own inclinations, how one wants to proportion these things."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Clyde Tombaugh on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Clyde Tombaugh on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Clyde Tombaugh on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Clyde Tombaugh on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Clyde Tombaugh on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I realized that I would have some very tough sledding, and I was very discouraged because I didn't see much hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into with no college education."
"It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn't want to stay on the farm. It didn't offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck."
"I think the driving thing was curiosity about the universe. That fascinated me. I didn't think anything about being famous or anything like that, I was just interested in the concepts involved."
"I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I realize how disturbed I was. How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living?"
"I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it."