"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."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Clyde Tombaugh on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Clyde Tombaugh on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Clyde Tombaugh on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Clyde Tombaugh on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Clyde Tombaugh on Albert Einstein
"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?"
"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."