Favorite Carl Sagan Quotes

  1. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
  2. Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
  3. The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.
  4. One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
  5. If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
  6. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
  7. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
  8. The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.
  9. We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
  10. It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.
  11. The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space
  12. We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good.
  13. I don’t want to believe. I want to know.
  14. The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.
  15. The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.

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