Carl Sagan Top 10 Quotes


Nature is always more subtle, more intricate, more elegant than what we are able to imagine.

Carl Sagan (The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, 1995)


If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.

Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980)


We are in a way for the cosmos to know itself.

Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980)


That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Carl Sagan (Pale Blue Dot, 1994)


For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

Carl Sagan (Contact, 1985)


We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.

Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980)


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980)


Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980)


It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

Carl Sagan (The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, 1995)


The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.

Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980)

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Carl Sagan Biography

Born: November 9, 1934
Died: December 20, 1996

Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist and author. He is widely known for his books and his narration of the tv series Cosmos.

Notable Works

Broca's Brain (1979)
Cosmos (1980)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1993)
Pale Blue Dot
The Demon-Haunted World (1995)

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