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Carl Sagan

Top 10 Carl Sagan Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 26
Fact Some Imply

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

Some Other Hatched

We hunger to understand, so we invent myths about how we imagine the world is constructed - and they're, of course, based upon what we know, which is ourselves and other animals. So we make up stories about how the world was hatched from a cosmic egg or created after the mating of cosmic deities or by some fiat of a powerful being.

- Carl Sagan

Extinction Rule Exception

Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.

- Carl Sagan

Absence Evidence

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

- Carl Sagan

Nature Scratch Invent

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

- Carl Sagan

Imagination Never Worlds

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

- Carl Sagan

Love Small Through

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

- Carl Sagan

Blazing Extension Wide

There is a wide, yawning black infinity. In every direction, the extension is endless; the sensation of depth is overwhelming. And the darkness is immortal. Where light exists, it is pure, blazing, fierce; but light exists almost nowhere, and the blackness itself is also pure and blazing and fierce.

- Carl Sagan

Nothing Which Numerous

Even these stars, which seem so numerous, are as sand, as dust - or less than dust - in the enormity of the space in which there is nothing.

- Carl Sagan

Ambition Perfect Harmony

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

- Carl Sagan

Hostile Indifferent Nor

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.

- Carl Sagan

Intelligence Like Very

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

- Carl Sagan

Will Save Come

In our obscurity - in all this vastness - there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.

- Carl Sagan

New Dangers Before

The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It's not that there's something new in our way of thinking - it's that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before.

- Carl Sagan

Science More Than

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

- Carl Sagan

Away Almost While

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

- Carl Sagan

Given Cosmic Billion

We are the representatives of the cosmos; we are an example of what hydrogen atoms can do, given 15 billion years of cosmic evolution.

- Carl Sagan

Science Which About

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

- Carl Sagan

Small Some Almost

We start out a million years ago in a small community on some grassy plain; we hunt animals, have children, and develop a rich social, sexual, and intellectual life, but we know almost nothing about our surroundings.

- Carl Sagan

Space Some Which

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.

- Carl Sagan