Cool & Famous Quotes - Popular Quotes by Carl Sagan

Cool & famous Quotes by : Carl Sagan

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Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil.

Carl Sagan

I consider it an extremely dangerous doctrine, because the more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves.

Carl Sagan

We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.

Carl Sagan

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

The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.

Carl Sagan

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

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Carl Sagan

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.

Carl Sagan

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.

Carl Sagan

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

Carl Sagan

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

Carl Sagan

I don't want to believe. I want to know.

Carl Sagan

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Carl Sagan

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

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.

Carl Sagan

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

Carl Sagan

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.

Carl Sagan

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

Carl Sagan

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.

Carl Sagan

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

Carl Sagan

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.

Carl Sagan

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.

Carl Sagan

Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.

Carl Sagan

If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.

Carl Sagan

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