"Unfortunately the global warming hysteria, as I see it, is driven by politics more than by science."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Freeman Dyson on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Freeman Dyson on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Freeman Dyson on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Freeman Dyson on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Freeman Dyson on Joseph Stalin
"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."