“Our planet, our society, and we ourselves are built of star stuff.”
– Carl Sagan

“I think computer viruses should count as life … I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.”
– Stephen Hawking

“I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.”
– Stephen Hawking

“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,”
– Stephen Hawking

“It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.”
– Stephen Hawking

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist”
– Stephen Hawking

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
– Stephen Hawking

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”
– Stephen Hawking

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
– Albert Einstein

“He (God) does not throw dice.”
– Albert Einstein

“Stop telling God what to do with his dice.”
– Niels Bohr

“Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.”
– Niels Bohr, Essays 1932-1957 on Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.”
– Niels Bohr

“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
– Niels Bohr

“I believe that consciousness is the way information feels when being processed.”
– Max Tegmark, On Math, Matter and Mind

“It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.”
– Michio Kaku, Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

“When kids look up to great scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilization will jump to the next level”
– Brian Greene

“Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
– Isaac Asimov


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