"Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Robert Ballard on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Robert Ballard on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Robert Ballard on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Robert Ballard on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Robert Ballard on Plato
"Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored. We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now. It's amazing."
"I mean, there is amazing amount of oil and gas and other resources out beneath the sea. It's staggering."
"I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap."
"I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality."
"I can't travel without Sudoku."