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Carl Sagan Quotes: "A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars - billions upon billions of stars. Every star may be a sun to someone."

A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars - billions upon billions of stars. Every star may be a sun to someone.




Carl Sagan Quotes: "Claims that cannot be tested, assertions immune to disproof are veridically worthless, whatever value the may have in inspiring us or in exciting our sense of wonder."

Claims that cannot be tested, assertions immune to disproof are veridically worthless, whatever value the may have in inspiring us or in exciting our sense of wonder.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Any faith that admires truth, that strives to know God, must be brave enough to accommodate the universe."

Any faith that admires truth, that strives to know God, must be brave enough to accommodate the universe.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students."

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.




Carl Sagan Quotes: "We are the only species on the planet, so far as we know, to have invented a communal memory stored neither in our genes nor in our brains. The warehouse of this memory is called the library"

We are the only species on the planet, so far as we know, to have invented a communal memory stored neither in our genes nor in our brains. The warehouse of this memory is called the library



Carl Sagan Quotes: "We are all star stuff."

We are all star stuff.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "The world is so exquisite, with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little goodevidence."

The world is so exquisite, with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little goodevidence.




Carl Sagan Quotes: "Neuroanatomy, political history, and introspection all offer evidence that human beings are quite capable of resisting the urge to surrender to every impulse of reptilian core of brain."

Neuroanatomy, political history, and introspection all offer evidence that human beings are quite capable of resisting the urge to surrender to every impulse of reptilian core of brain.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Perhaps the depth of love can be calibrated by the number of different selves that are actively involved in a given relationship."

Perhaps the depth of love can be calibrated by the number of different selves that are actively involved in a given relationship.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns."

Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands."

We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze."

Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze.




Carl Sagan Quotes: "In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with Annie.[Dedication to Sagan's wife, Ann Druyan, in Cosmos]"

In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with Annie.[Dedication to Sagan's wife, Ann Druyan, in Cosmos]




Carl Sagan Quotes: "Religions are often state-protected nurseries of pseudoscience, although there's no reason why religions have to play that role. In a way, it's an artefact from times long gone."

Religions are often state-protected nurseries of pseudoscience, although there's no reason why religions have to play that role. In a way, it's an artefact from times long gone.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Once upon a time, we soared into the Solar System. For a few years. Then we hurried back. Why? What happened? What was 'Apollo' really about?"

Once upon a time, we soared into the Solar System. For a few years. Then we hurried back. Why? What happened? What was 'Apollo' really about?



Carl Sagan Quotes: "It is said that men may not be the dreams of the god, but rather that the gods are the dreams of men."

It is said that men may not be the dreams of the god, but rather that the gods are the dreams of men.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "The visions we offer our children shape the future. It _matters_ what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps."

The visions we offer our children shape the future. It _matters_ what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Meanwhile the Cosmos is rich beyond measure: the total number of stars in the universe is greater than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth."

Meanwhile the Cosmos is rich beyond measure: the total number of stars in the universe is greater than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history."

Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "We are a way for the cosmos to know itself"

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Everything not forbidden by the laws of nature, he assured her - quoting a colleague down the hall - is mandatory."

Everything not forbidden by the laws of nature, he assured her - quoting a colleague down the hall - is mandatory.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "By looking far out into space we are also looking far back into time, back toward the horizon of the universe, back toward the epoch of the Big Bang."

By looking far out into space we are also looking far back into time, back toward the horizon of the universe, back toward the epoch of the Big Bang.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got it."

It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got it.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere."

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love."

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Something very strange is going on in the depths of space."

Something very strange is going on in the depths of space.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Those at too great a distance may, I am well are, mistake ignorance for perspective."

Those at too great a distance may, I am well are, mistake ignorance for perspective.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "The price we pay for the anticipation of our future is anxiety about it."

The price we pay for the anticipation of our future is anxiety about it.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Science gropes and staggers toward improved understanding."

Science gropes and staggers toward improved understanding.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Liberation from superstition is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for science."

Liberation from superstition is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for science.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "The way to find out about our place in the universe is by examining the universe and by examining ourselves - without preconceptions, with as unbiased a mind as we can muster."

The way to find out about our place in the universe is by examining the universe and by examining ourselves - without preconceptions, with as unbiased a mind as we can muster.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "All science asks is to employ the same levels of skepticism we use in buying a used car or in judging the quality of analgesics or beer from their television commercials."

All science asks is to employ the same levels of skepticism we use in buying a used car or in judging the quality of analgesics or beer from their television commercials.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "If we are merely matter intricately assembled, is this really demeaning? If there's nothing here but atoms, does that make us less or does that make matter more?"

If we are merely matter intricately assembled, is this really demeaning? If there's nothing here but atoms, does that make us less or does that make matter more?



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Science is a way to call the bluff of those who only pretend to knowledge. It is a bulwark against mysticism, against superstition, against religion misapplied to where it has no business being."

Science is a way to call the bluff of those who only pretend to knowledge. It is a bulwark against mysticism, against superstition, against religion misapplied to where it has no business being.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shinning because of distant nuclear fusion."

When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shinning because of distant nuclear fusion.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "And you are made of a hundred trillion cells. We are, each of us, a multitude."

And you are made of a hundred trillion cells. We are, each of us, a multitude.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Birds know, better than humans, not to spoil the nest."

Birds know, better than humans, not to spoil the nest.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Modern science has been a voyage into the unknown, with a lesson in humility waiting at every stop. Many passengers would rather have stayed home."

Modern science has been a voyage into the unknown, with a lesson in humility waiting at every stop. Many passengers would rather have stayed home.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "[an encounter in space] "Some celestial event. No--no words--no words to describe it. Poetry! They should have sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful...I had no idea. I had no idea."

[an encounter in space] "Some celestial event. No--no words--no words to describe it. Poetry! They should have sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful...I had no idea. I had no idea.




Carl Sagan Quotes: "Their position seems to be that their God is so great he doesn't even have to exist."

Their position seems to be that their God is so great he doesn't even have to exist.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Might it be possible at some future time, when neurophysiology has advanced substantially, to reconstruct the memories or insight of someone long dead?...It would be the ultimate breach of privacy."

Might it be possible at some future time, when neurophysiology has advanced substantially, to reconstruct the memories or insight of someone long dead?...It would be the ultimate breach of privacy.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "Black holes collect problems faster than they collect matter."

Black holes collect problems faster than they collect matter.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?"

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?



Carl Sagan Quotes: "We are all flawed and creatures of our times. Is it fair to judge us by the unknown standards of the future?"

We are all flawed and creatures of our times. Is it fair to judge us by the unknown standards of the future?



Carl Sagan Quotes: "If you want to save your child from polio, you can pray or you can inoculate. ... Choose science."

If you want to save your child from polio, you can pray or you can inoculate. ... Choose science.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself."

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.



Carl Sagan Quotes: "These days there seems to be nowhere left to explore, at least on the land area of the Earth. Victims of their very success, the explorers now pretty much stay home."

These days there seems to be nowhere left to explore, at least on the land area of the Earth. Victims of their very success, the explorers now pretty much stay home.