Best 20 Carl Sagan Inspirational Image Quotes The advocate of Critical Thinking.

Best 20 Carl Sagan Image Quotes The advocate of Critical Thinking.

Carl Sagan was Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known for his work as a science popularizer and communicator. Wikipedia
Born: November 9, 1934, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 20, 1996, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Movies and TV shows: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

Best 20 Carl Sagan Image Quotes 

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

“Humans — who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals — have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and ‘animals’ is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them — without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeelingly toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behavior of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us.”
― Carl Sagan

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“People are not stupid. They believe things for reasons. The last way for skeptics to get the attention of bright, curious, intelligent people is to belittle or condescend or to show arrogance toward their beliefs.”

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings
 Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings
Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

“Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky. Before we devised artificial lights and atmospheric pollution and modern forms of nocturnal entertainment we watched the stars. There were practical calendar reasons of course but there was more to it than that. Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”
― Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

“You have to know the past to understand the present.”
― Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings
 Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings
Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

“In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.”
― Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

Carl Sagan Best Quotes and Sayings

“But I could be wrong.”
― Carl Sagan

“Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“But 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

“We are all star stuff.”
― Carl Sagan

“One glance at (a book) and you hear the voice of another person – perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“The chief deficiency I see in the skeptical movement is its polarization: Us vs. Them — the sense that we have a monopoly on the truth; that those other people who believe in all these stupid doctrines are morons; that if you’re sensible, you’ll listen to us; and if not, to hell with you. This is nonconstructive. It does not get our message across. It condemns us to permanent minority status.”
― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

“My view is that if there is no evidence for it, then forget about it. An agnostic is somebody who doesn’t believe in something until there is evidence for it, so I’m agnostic.”
― Carl Sagan

“We all have a thirst for wonder. It’s a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I’m saying is, you don’t have to make stories up, you don’t have to exaggerate. There are wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature’s a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.”
― Carl Sagan, Contact

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

“You are worth about 3 dollars worth in chemicals.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“An extraterrestrial being, newly arrived on Earth – scrutinizing what we mainly present to our children in television, radio, movies, newspapers, magazines, the comics, and many books – might easily conclude that we are intent on teaching them murder, rape, cruelty, superstition, credulity, and consumerism. We keep at it, and through constant repetition many of them finally get it.”
― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

“You see, the religious people — most of them — really think this planet is an experiment. That’s what their beliefs come down to. Some god or other is always fixing and poking, messing around with tradesmen’s wives, giving tablets on mountains, commanding you to mutilate your children, telling people what words they can say and what words they can’t say, making people feel guilty about enjoying themselves, and like that. Why can’t the gods leave well enough alone? All this intervention speaks of incompetence. If God didn’t want Lot’s wife to look back, why didn’t he make her obedient, so she’d do what her husband told her? Or if he hadn’t made Lot such a shithead, maybe she would’ve listened to him more. If God is omnipotent and omniscient, why didn’t he start the universe out in the first place so it would come out the way he wants? Why’s he constantly repairing and complaining? No, there’s one thing the Bible makes clear: The biblical God is a sloppy manufacturer. He’s not good at design, he’s not good at execution. He’d be out of business if there was any competition.”
― Carl Sagan

“Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance, particularly our ignorance about ourselves.”
― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

“The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars.”
― Carl Sagan

“We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“Atoms are mainly empty space. The matter is composed chiefly of nothing.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.”
― Carl Sagan