"I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Robert Ballard 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."Robert Ballard on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Robert Ballard 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."Robert Ballard 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."Robert Ballard on John F. Kennedy
"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 can't travel without Sudoku."