"Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Larry Niven 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."Larry Niven on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Larry Niven 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."Larry Niven 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."Larry Niven on John F. Kennedy
"I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works."
"I'd visit the near future, close enough that someone might want to talk to Larry Niven and can figure out the language distant enough to get me decent medical techniques and a ticket to the Moon."
"In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists."