Carl Sagan Quotes (144 quotes)
“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.”
Broca's Brain (1979), p. 64 ISBN 0394501691
Earliest appearance yet found is in a article from Newsweek (Volume 90, 1977), although it's not clear if these words are really from Sagan or from the journalists that wrote the article.
Chapter 22 (p. 393, quoting Emily Dickinson) - Contact (1985)
Chapter 24 (p. 430) - Contact (1985)
“Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can. Because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”
06 min 04 sec - Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1990 Update)
“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
“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.”
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science (2011 edition), Ballantine Books - ISBN: 9780307800992
“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.”
with Anne Kalosh (October 1994), Bringing Science Down to Earth, Hemispheres
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Born: November 9, 1934
Died: December 20, 1996 (aged 62)
Bio: Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences. He spent most of his career as a professor of astronomy at Cornell University where he directed the Laboratory for Planetary Studies.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”