"There's a fine line between science and wishful thinking. I've thought about the guys who have stretched our thinking ...guys like Carl Saagan.."
"I actually did hang with this biologist from Tulane that was I think just the most eccentric guy they could find. He was entertaining. And he and I actually worked on my lecture that I give in ['Green Lantern'], which I kept royally f---ing up because — what was it I had said — 'prokaryotic cells.'"
"I still can't remember how to say that," "Every time I'd get to it I'd just go, 'pro, pro pro,' and then an extra said to me, 'You know how you remember it? You're for Kary winning. You're pro-karyotic.'"
"He's got shades of gray. It's eccentricity on top of eccentricity."