Quotes by Carl Sagan
- A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
- 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.
- For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
- I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.
- 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?
- If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
- Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
- 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.
- Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
- The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
- 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.
- We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
- We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.