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Carl Sagan Quotes

Carl Sagan Quotes & Quotations
Carl Sagan
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    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. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    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_SaganCarl Sagan
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    For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits? Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    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_SaganCarl Sagan
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    We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it. Carl_SaganCarl Sagan
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    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_SaganCarl Sagan