Carl sagan Quotes

β€œExtinction is the ...

β€œExtinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 30
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The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemi...

The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches the other with five. - Dr. Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 14
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β€œNo Green Revolution, no hydroponics, no making the deserts bloom ...

β€œNo Green Revolution, no hydroponics, no making the deserts bloom can beat an exponential population growth.” ― Carl Sagan, Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 08
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"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization o...

"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world." -- Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 20
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The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the m...

The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the media, the 10 second sound bites, lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance” ― Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 17
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"Imagination will often carry us...

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere." β€” Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 01
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"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization o...

"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world." - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 10
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Not all birds can fly. What separ...

Not all birds can fly. What separates the flyers from the walkers is the ability to take off. ...Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 08
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β€œFor small creatures such a...

β€œFor small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love” - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 07
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"Sooner or later, this mixtur...

"Sooner or later, this mixture of ignorance and power will blow up in our faces." - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 27
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Nothing disturbs me mo...

Nothing disturbs me more than the glorification of stupidity. - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 23
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β€œI don't want to...

β€œI don't want to believe. I want to know.” ― Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 04
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"All of the books in the world contain no more information...

"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value." β€” Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 02
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Science is not only compatible w...

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 16
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β€œWe live in a society exquisitely dependent on s...

β€œWe live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 16
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"You're an interesting species. An interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams, and...

"You're an interesting species. An interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other." –Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 08
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The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterin...

The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true.Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 21
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If you wish to make an apple ...

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 24
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"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization o...

"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world." - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 25
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β€œWe are like butterflies who ...

β€œWe are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 31
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Somewhere, something...

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.-Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 02
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"If it can be destroyed by th...

"If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth." - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 31
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β€œWe can judge our progress by the courage of our quest...

β€œWe 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.” -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 26
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"It does no harm to the roma...

"It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it." - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 17
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β€œScience is a way of think...

β€œScience is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 19
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"If you want to make an apple ...

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." β€” Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 02
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β€œIf you want to make an apple pie fro...

β€œIf you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” -Carl Sagan, American Astronomer
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 10
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β€œWhere we have strong e...

β€œWhere we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves.” - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 02
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"Somewhere, something...

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 14
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β€œAcross the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside of your ...

β€œAcross the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside of your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs.” - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 19
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β€œThe fact is that far more crime and child abuse has been committed by zealots i...

β€œThe fact is that far more crime and child abuse has been committed by zealots in the name of God, Jesus and Mohammed than has ever been committed in the name of Satan. Many people don’t like that statement, but few can argue with it.” ― Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 14
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"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are...

"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown." β€” Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 15
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"The nuclear arms race is like two sworn ene...

"The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five." -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 17
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β€œThe nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron i...

β€œThe 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 star stuff.” β€” Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 12
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If you wish to make an apple ...

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 20
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We make our world significant by ...

We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers - Carl Sagan.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 17
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"I don't want to...

"I don't want to believe, I want to know" - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 10
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"If it can be destroyed by th...

"If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth." - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 23
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"I don't want to...

"I don't want to believe. I want to know." -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 26
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"The dumbing down of America is most evident in the 30 second sound bites (now down to 1...

"The dumbing down of America is most evident in the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 13
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"Extinction is the ...

"Extinction is the rule, survival is the exception" - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 03
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"The sky calls to us. If we do no...

"The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars." -- Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 08
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"Absence of eviden...

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 27
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β€œI don't want to...

β€œI don't want to believe. I want to know.” - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 22
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β€œThe truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counte...

β€œThe truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counter-intuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true.” – Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 24
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"Extraordinary clai...

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 17
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"A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars...

"A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars. Our descendants on Mars will know the value of a patch of green. And if a blade of grass is priceless, what is the value of a human being?" - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 14
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β€œEvery one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. ...

β€œEvery 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.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 24
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After the earth dies, some 5 billion years from now, after it's burned to a crisp...

After the earth dies, some 5 billion years from now, after it's burned to a crisp, or even swallowed by the Sun, there will be other worlds and stars and galaxies coming into being - and they will know nothing of a place once called Earth - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 11
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"The nuclear arms race is like two sworn ene...

"The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five."-Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 12
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The dumbing down of America is most eviden...

The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 09
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"My deeply held belief is that if a god anything like the traditional sort exists, our c...

"My deeply held belief is that if a god anything like the traditional sort exists, our curiosity and intelligence are provided by such a good. We would be unappreciative of those gifts . . . If we suppressed our passion to explore the universe and ourselves." - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 20
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β€œYou are worth about ...

β€œYou are worth about 3 dollars worth in chemicals.” -Carl Sagan, Cosmos
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 12
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"If you want to make an apple...

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 14
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It pays to keep an open ...

It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out. ― Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 25
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"If you wish to make an apple ...

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 18
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"If you wish to make an apple ...

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." --Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 22
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"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on s...

"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 01
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β€œScience is not only compatible with spirituality; i...

β€œScience is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.” ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 12
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"We are like butterflies w...

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever." ~ Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 04
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"It was the day I met Carl Sagan, reminds me of those ghos...

"It was the day I met Carl Sagan, reminds me of those ghost stars in the sky, you know, the ones that still shine their light upon us, long after they're gone." - Neil Degrasse Tyson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 03
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"For me, it is far better to grasp the Unive...

"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." -Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 01
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If it can be destroyed by the truth, it d...

If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth. -Carl Sagan, astronomer and author (9 Nov 1934-1996)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 10
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"Extinction is the ...

"Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception." - Carl Sagan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 15
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