"I can't travel without Sudoku."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Robert Ballard on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Robert Ballard on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Robert Ballard on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Robert Ballard on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Robert Ballard on Saint Augustine
"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."
"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'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."