"Nevertheless, the number of farmers, small as well as large, who are adopting the new seeds and new technology is increasing very rapidly, and the increase in numbers during the past three years has been phenomenal."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Norman Borlaug 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."Norman Borlaug on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Norman Borlaug 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."Norman Borlaug 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."Norman Borlaug on John F. Kennedy
"Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply."
"Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless."
"Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry."
"Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind."
"Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply."