Carl Sagan Quotes (144 quotes)
“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?”
Ch. 1 : The Most Precious Thing, p. 12 - The Demon-Haunted World : Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995)
“In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with Annie.”
Dedication - Cosmos (1980)
“The fossil record implies trial and error, an inability to anticipate the future, features inconsistent with an efficient Great Designer.”
“If a marker were to be erected today, it might read, in homage to his scientific courage: He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions.”
On the character of Johannes Kepler, p. 67 - Cosmos (1980)
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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.”