"Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did."
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."Clyde Tombaugh on e. e. cummings
"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."Clyde Tombaugh on John C. Maxwell
"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."Clyde Tombaugh on Johnny Depp
"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."Clyde Tombaugh on Fran Lebowitz
"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."Clyde Tombaugh on Bryan White
"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."