"The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Freeman Dyson on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Freeman Dyson on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Freeman Dyson on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Freeman Dyson on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Freeman Dyson on Albert Einstein
"We have no reason to think that climate change is harmful if you look at the world as a whole. Most places, in fact, are better off being warmer than being colder. And historically, the really bad times for the environment and for people have been the cold periods rather than the warm periods."
"A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering."
"It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear."
"I have the freedom to do what I want... bright people to talk to every day."
"The purpose of thinking about the future is not to predict it but to raise people's hopes."