Science Quotes

A collection of quotes about science, space and the universe from authors and scientists.

"If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds. Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze." - ale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space - Carl Sagan

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is." - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

"The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification." - Thomas Huxley

"The universe (he said) offers a paradox too great for the finite mind to grasp. As the living brain cannot conceive of a nonliving brain — although it may think it can — the finite mind cannot grasp the infinite." - The Gunslinger - Stephen King

"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff." - Cosmos - Carl Sagan

"The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science." - Edwin Hubble

"My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all." - Stephen Hawking's Universe - Stephen Hawking

"Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science." - A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking

"In a crystal we have the clear evidence of the existence of a formative life-principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is none the less a living being." - (source - Nikola Tesla

"We are an impossibility in an impossible universe." - (source) - Ray Bradbury

"There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery." - Enrico Fermi

"Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it." - Niehls Bohr

"Physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself" - Michio Kaku

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on." - Jacques-Yves Cousteau

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world." - Louis Pasteur