"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."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Clyde Tombaugh on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Clyde Tombaugh on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Clyde Tombaugh on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Clyde Tombaugh on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Clyde Tombaugh on Ambrose Bierce
"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 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."
"That's the way I got along in life. I don't ever remember being particularly jealous of anybody, because I figured if I can't do it myself, I don't deserve to get it."