Carl Sagan

1934 - 1996

A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on facts and lies

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The fact that someone says something, doesn't mean it's true. Doesn't mean they're lying, but it doesn't mean it's true.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on books, cities, information, value, and world

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 (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on good, intelligence, pleasure, respect, and understanding

We are an intelligent species and the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on universe and wishes

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

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on science and spirituality

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on brothers, facts, genius, and laughter

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on losing, people, and universe

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 (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on good, justice, life, love, obsession, and possibility

Discussing the possibilities of extraterrestrial life: I would love it even if they were short, sullen, grumpy and sexually obsessed. But there just isn't any good evidence.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on belief, curiosity, existence, exploring, gifts, god, intelligence, passion, and universe

My deeply held belief is that if a god of anything like the traditional sort exists, our curiosity and intelligence is provided by such a God. We would be unappreciative of that gift . . . if we suppressed our passion to explore the universe and ourselves.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on conventionality, religion, science, and universe

A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: Pale Blue Dot, 1994

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