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    I learned how to order my thoughts, and most important, learned how to develop a plan. I discovered the power of a plan. If you can plan it out, and it seems logical to you, you can do it. And that was the secret to success.
    — Robert Ballard
    Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored. We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now. It's amazing.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: time 
     
    It's not a huge surprise that there are habitations at the bottom of the Black Sea.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: black 
     
    If you plan it out, and it seems logical to you, then you can do it. I discovered the power of a plan.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: power 
     
    The body is sort of a pain. It has to go to the bathroom. It has to be comfortable. But the spirit is indestructible. It can move at the speed of light.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: pain  body  spirit 
     
    I am an underwater explorer, not a treasure hunter.
    — Robert Ballard
    NASA's annual budget for space exploration could fund NOAA's budget for ocean exploration for 1600 years.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: space  ocean  year 
     
    You don't let a historic site rot.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: historic 
     
    My final question: Why are we not looking at moving out onto the sea? Why do we have programs to build a habitation on Mars and we have programs to look at colonizing the Moon but we do not have a program looking at how we colonize our own planet, and the technology is at hand!
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: moon  technology 
     
    I would not let an adult drive my robot. You don't have enough gaming experience. But I will let a kid with no license take control of my vehicle system.
    — Robert Ballard
    Well, when I was a kid, I grew up in San Diego next to the ocean. The ocean was my friend - my best friend.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: friends  ocean  kids 
     
    Fifty percent of the United States of America is underneath the ocean. And we have better maps of Mars than those areas.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: ocean  america 
     
    It is a quiet and peaceful place - and a fitting place for the remains of this greatest of sea tragedies to rest.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: tragedy 
     
    Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: moon  golf 
     
    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.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: lies  right 
     
    The DEEP SEA has more history in it than all the museums of the world-combined.
    — Robert Ballard
    Everything I'm going to present to you was not in my textbooks when I went to school ... not even in my college textbooks. I'm a geophysicist, and [in] all my Earth science books when I was a student - I had to give the wrong answer to get an A.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: present  earth  wrong  school  college  book 
     
    Remember to always dream. More importantly, work hard to make those dreams come true and never give up.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: work  true  dreams 
     
    You can only inspire when you give people a new way of looking at the world in which they live.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: people  live  world  inspire 
     
    Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not open it?
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: live 
     
    The deep sea is the largest museum on earth, it contains more history than all the museums on land combined, and yet we're only now penetrating it.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: earth 
     
    Why are we ignoring the oceans? Why does NASA spend in one year what NOAA will spend in 1600 years? Why are we looking up? Why are we afraid of the ocean?
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: afraid  year 
     
    The greatest discoveries all start with the question "Why?"
    — Robert Ballard
    I can't travel without Sudoku.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: travel 
     
    There's probably more history now preserved underwater than in all the museums of the world combined. And there's no law governing that history. It's finders keepers.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: world  law 
     
    If you compare NASA's annual budget to explore the heavens, that one year budget would fund NOAA's budget to explore the oceans for 1,600 years.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: ocean  heaven  year 
     
    I love all of the Earth.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: earth 
     
    Forever may it remain that way. And may God bless these now-found souls.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: soul  forever  god 
     
    I mean, there is amazing amount of oil and gas and other resources out beneath the sea. It's staggering.
    — Robert Ballard
    I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality.
    — Robert Ballard
    I believe in just enriching the economy. And we're leaving so much on the table, 72 percent of the planet.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: believe 
     
    Don't confuse facts with reality.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: reality  facts 
     
    Great is the person who plants a tree knowing he will never sit under it.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: people  knowing 
     
    I prefer sayings over jokes.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: saying 
     
    I would have to say my favorite place on Earth is Bora Bora.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: earth 
     
    There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than on land by two orders of magnitude.
    — Robert Ballard
    So, you know, I think the age of exploration is just beginning, not ending, on our planet.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: age 
     
    There's a long list of technologies that have now made it possible to carry out very precise search efforts in the deep sea.
    — Robert Ballard
    What drives me is exploration with a purpose, more the classic Royal Geographical Society genre.
    — Robert Ballard
    tags: society 
     
    You don't go to Gettysburg with a shovel, you don't take belt buckles off the Arizona.
    — Robert Ballard
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