Top 14 Carl Sagan Quotes


As a tribute to Carl Sagan on his birthday, I've compiled my favorite quotes by him.

Carl Sagan ( Nov. 9, 1934 – Dec. 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and astrobiologist. He is best known for his contributions to the scientific research of extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Carl Sagan has published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books.

14 Favorite Carl Sagan Quotes:

Top 15 Carl Sagan Quotes #1
For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love. 

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Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable.

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An organism at war with itself is doomed. 

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I don't want to believe. I want to know.

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The cosmos is within us, we're made of star stuff....

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If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.

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There are no forbidden questions in science, no matters too sensitive or delicate to be probed, no sacred truths.

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We make ourselves significant by the courage of our questions, and the depth of our answers.

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We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it's forever.

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Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance, particularly our ignorance about ourselves.

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You are capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares...

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Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.

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

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You have to know the past to understand the present.

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