Best Quotes by Carl Sagan (Top 10)

  1. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
  2. 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."
  3. Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
  4. One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
  5. If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
  6. It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
  7. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
  8. Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?
  9. One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.
  10. Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

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