40 Carl Sagan Quotes That Will Motivate You

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40 Best Carl Sagan Quotes

1. “The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.” – Carl Sagan

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2. “You are made of a hundred trillion cells. We are, each of us, a multitude.” – Carl Sagan

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3. “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” – Carl Sagan

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4. “The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.” – Carl Sagan

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5. “If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.” – Carl Sagan

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6. “We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.” – Carl Sagan

7. “You have to know the past to understand the present.” – Carl Sagan

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8. “We are made of star-stuff. Our bodies are made of star-stuff. There are pieces of star within us all.” – Carl Sagan

9. “Your god is too small for my universe.” – Carl Sagan

10. “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” – Carl Sagan

11. “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

12. “Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” – Carl Sagan

13. “The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.” – Carl Sagan

14. “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” – Carl Sagan

15. “All civilizations become either spacefaring or extinct.” – Carl Sagan

16. “Don’t judge everyone else by your own limited experience.” – Carl Sagan

17. “Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.” – Carl Sagan

18. “Science is more than a body of knowledge. It’s a way of thinking: a way of skeptically interrogating the universe.” – Carl Sagan

19. “Even through your hardest days, remember we are all made of stardust.” – Carl Sagan

20. “You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep seated need to believe.” – Carl Sagan

21. “The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.” – Carl Sagan

22. “It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” – Carl Sagan

23. “Every star may be a sun to someone.” – Carl Sagan

24. “The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.” – Carl Sagan

25. “The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.” – Carl Sagan

26. “To live in the hearts of others is to never die in those we leave behind.” – Carl Sagan

27. “The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” – Carl Sagan

28. “I don’t want to believe. I want to know.” – Carl Sagan

29. “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” – Carl Sagan

30. “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.” – Carl Sagan

31. “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” – Carl Sagan

32. “We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” – Carl Sagan

33. “The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” – Carl Sagan

34. “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan

35. “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

36. “It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.” – Carl Sagan

37. “The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars.” – Carl Sagan

38. “We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands.” – Carl Sagan

39. “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” – Carl Sagan

40. “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan

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