9 Motivational Carl Sagan Quotes

  1. You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other. (from his book Contact)

  2. Imagination will often carry us off to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.

  3. We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.

  4. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

  5. 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.

  6. We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good.

  7. The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.

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

  9. If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.