"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."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Freeman Dyson on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Freeman Dyson on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Freeman Dyson on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Freeman Dyson on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Freeman Dyson on John F. Kennedy
"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."