The 22 Best Quotes About Astronomy

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Best Quotes About Astronomy

1. “If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. “Surely it is a great thing to increase the numerous host of fixed stars previously visible to the unaided vision, adding countless more which have never before been seen, exposing these plainly to the eye in numbers ten times exceeding the old and familiar stars.” ― Galileo Galilei

3. “Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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4. “The stars, they are as the sun. Each star. Every star. And those spheres- they are worlds, realms, each one different yet the same.” ― Steven Erikson

5. “The lifetime of a human being is measured by decades, the lifetime of the Sun is a hundred million times longer. Compared to a star, we are like mayflies, fleeting ephemeral creatures who live out their lives in the course of a single day.” ― Carl Sagan

6. “Stars are beautiful, but they must not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was.” ― J.M. Barrie

7. “Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.” ― Carl Sagan

8. “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.” ― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

9. “Maybe you who condemn me are in greater fear than I who am condemned.” ― Giordano Bruno

10. “Our existence in this place, this microscopic corner of the cosmos, is fleeting. With utter disregard for our wants and needs, nature plays out its grand acts on scales of space and time that are truly hard to grasp. Perhaps all we can look to for real solace is our endless capacity to ask questions and seek answers about the place we find ourselves in.” ― Caleb Scharf

11. “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

12. “The wreckage of stars – I built a world from this wreckage.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

13. “I thought to myself: if it’s true that every person has a star in the sky, mine must be distant, dim, and absurd. Perhaps I never had a star.” ― Sadegh Hedayat

14. “Each star had cost an effort. For each there had been planning, watching and anticipation. Each one recalled to me a place, a time, a season. Each one now has a personality. The stars, in short, had become my stars.” ― Leslie C. Peltier

15. “Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.” ― C.S. Lewis

16. “The reappearance of the crescent moon after the new moon; the return of the Sun after a total eclipse, the rising of the Sun in the morning after its troublesome absence at night were noted by people around the world; these phenomena spoke to our ancestors of the possibility of surviving death. Up there in the skies was also a metaphor of immortality.” ― Carl Sagan

17. “Your Excellency, I have no need of this hypothesis.” ― Pierre Laplace

18. “Dark matter has a gravitation effect on other objects. You can’t see it, you can’t feel it, but you can watch something being pulled in its direction.” ― Jodi Picoult

19. The Earth is cylindrical, three times as wide as it is deep, and only the upper part is inhabited. But this Earth is isolated in space, and the sky is a complete sphere in the center of which is located, unsupported, our cylinder, the Earth, situated at an equal distance from all the points of the sky.” ― Anaximander of Miletus

20. “Moon in the sky, stars out, the wide-open expanse of nothing: it made him feel free and alive as the daytime never did.” ― Chuck Wendig

21. “When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shinning because of distant nuclear fusion.” ― Carl Sagan

22. “Some piously record ‘In the beginning God’, but I say ‘In the beginning hydrogen’.” ― Harlow Shapley

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