Carl Sagan Quotes (144 quotes)
“We have heard the rationales offered by the nuclear superpowers. We know who speaks for the nations. But who speaks for the human species? Who speaks for Earth?”
Cosmos (1980), p. 218
“Human beings have a demonstrated talent for self-deception when their emotions are stirred.”
“A googolplex is precisely as far from infinity as is the number 1... no matter what number you have in mind, infinity is larger still.”
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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.”