"My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Sidney Altman 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."Sidney Altman on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Sidney Altman 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."Sidney Altman 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."Sidney Altman on John F. Kennedy
"For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity."
"Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science, a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific instances of a phenomenon."