Carl Sagan Quotes

Carl Sagan Quotes.

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for u

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 Sagan
The open road still softly calls, like a nearly forgotten song of childhood
Carl Sagan
Nothing disturbs me more than the glorification of stupidity.
Carl Sagan
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
Carl Sagan
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 Sagan
The professed function of the nuclear weapons on each side is to prevent the other side from using their nuclear weapons. If that’s all it is, then we’ve gotta as: how many nuclear weapons do you need to do that?
Carl Sagan
It’s been said that astronomy is a humbling and, I might add, a character-building experience.
Carl Sagan
Don’t judge everyone else by your own limited experience.
Carl Sagan
You probably don’t need more weapons than what’s required to destroy every city on earth. There’s only 2,300 cities. So, the United States, by that criteria, only needs 2,300 nuclear weapons – well, we’ve got more than 25,000!
Carl Sagan
No other planet in the solar system is a suitable home for human beings; it’s this world or nothing. That’s a very powerful perception.
Carl Sagan
We’re in very bad trouble if we don’t understand the planet we’re trying to save.
Carl Sagan
Ask courageous questions. Do not be satisfied with superficial answers.
Carl Sagan
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
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
Carl Sagan
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan
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
Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.
Carl Sagan

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