"I have never come across a technology that doesn't change. This is inevitable. You have to adapt your systems as technology develops."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Gijs de Vries 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."Gijs de Vries on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Gijs de Vries 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."Gijs de Vries 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."Gijs de Vries on John F. Kennedy
"I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism."
"In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities."
"In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential."
"You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services."
"Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe. We should draw strength from that fact."