"What the world needs is a small, compact, flexible fusion technology that could make electricity where and when it is needed. The existing fusion program is leading to a huge source of centralized power, at a price that nobody except a government can afford."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Freeman Dyson on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Freeman Dyson on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Freeman Dyson on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Freeman Dyson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Freeman Dyson on Booker T. Washington
"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."