Carl Sagan Quotes

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Born: 1934-11-09, Brooklyn
Birth Country: USA
Died: Seattle, 1996-12-20

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
- Carl Sagan

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

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

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.
- Carl Sagan

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?
- Carl Sagan

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

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

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
- Carl Sagan

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
- Carl Sagan

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
- Carl Sagan

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
- Carl Sagan

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

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