Quotes by American Author Stewart Brand

Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road. Stewart Brand

When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it right away. Stewart Brand

It would be helpful if humanity got into the habit of thinking of the now not just as next week or next quarter, but the next 10,000 years and the last 10,000 years - basically civilization's story so far. Stewart Brand
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As you gain elevation [on the mountain] your IQ goes down - but your emotional affect goes up, which is great for having a mythic experience, whether you want to or not. Stewart Brand
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There should always be in sight the draw - a kind of a beacon that draws you on through the labyrinth. Stewart Brand
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[Wind energy] takes a very large footprint on the land, five to 10 times what you'd use for nuclear, and typically to get one gigawatt of electricity is on the order of 250 square miles of wind farm. Stewart Brand

If all of your electricity in your lifetime came from nuclear [energy], the waste from that lifetime of electricity would go in a Coke can. Stewart Brand

In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads. Stewart Brand

Likewise, with solar, especially here in California, we're discovering that the 80 solar farm schemes that are going forward want to basically bulldoze 1,000 sq. mi. of southern California desert. Well, as an environmentalist, we would rather that didn't happen. Stewart Brand

There's no unemployment in squatter cities. Everyone works. One-sixth of humanity is there. It's soon going to be more than that. Stewart Brand

When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it - right away. Stewart Brand


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