"The U.S. Government hasn't maintained secrecy regarding UFOs. It's been leaking out all over the place. But the way it's been handled is by denial, by denying the truth of the documents that have leaked. By attempting to show them as fraudulent, as bogus of some sort. There has been a very large disinformation and misinformation effort around this whole area. And one must wonder, how better to hide something out in the open than just to say, 'It isn't there. You're deceiving yourself if you think this is true.' And yet, there it is right in front of you."
-- DR. EDGAR MITCHELL, lunar module pilot of Apollo 14
When the long awaited solution to the UFO problem comes, I believe that it will prove to be not merely the next small step in the march of science, but a mighty and totally unexpected quantum leap. --DR. J. ALLEN HYNEK, scientific advisor to U. S. Air Force's Project Blue Book
The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble. --ELLEN DEGENERES
After I give lectures--on almost any subject--I am often asked, "Do you believe in UFOs?" I'm always struck by how the question is phrased, the suggestion that this is a matter of belief and not evidence. I'm almost never asked, "How good is the evidence that UFOs are alien spaceships?"
--CARL SAGAN, The Demon Haunted World, 1995
The energy requirements for interstellar travel are so great that it is inconceivable to me that any creatures piloting their ships across the vast depths of space would do so only in order to play games with us over a period of decades. If they want to make contact, they would make contact; if not, they would save their energy and go elsewhere.
--ISAAC ASIMOV, Is Anyone There?
How would it be if we discovered that aliens only stopped by earth to let their kids take a leak?
--JAY LENO, Tonight Show
Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: Don't call us, we'll call you. --MARLENE DIETRICH, Venus, 1962