Some interesting and sometimes light hearted quotes that I have come across.
The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie about the stars.
Homer 8th century BC
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the prospect is staggering !
Arthur C Clarke
The boundary condition of the universe is that it has no boundary.
The Moon and the stars no longer come to the farm. The farmer has exchanged his birthright in them for the wattage of his, all-night sun. His children will never know the blessed dark of night.
Superstition is to Religion what Astrology is to Astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother,these daughters have to long dominated the Earth.
Francois Marie Voltaire
Thought my soul may set in darkness, It will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars to fondly to be fearful of the night.
S. Williams 1837-1868
Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer.
The history of astronomy is the history of receding horizons.
Edwin P Hubble
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Astronomers, like burglars and jazz musicians, operate best at night.
Miles Kington 1989
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
Chances are, when we meet intelligent life forms in outer space, they're going to be descenced from predators.
We have your satellite if you want it back send 20 billion in martian money. No funny business or you will never see it again.
Seen on a hall wall at NASA'S jet propulsion labs.
Mars is telling us something. I'm not sure what it is because It's speaking martian. But it's telling us something
Prof: Steve Squyres Cornell University
The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right.
The Bible tells us how to go to Heaven, not how the heavens go
Galileo Galilei 1564-1642
I have this one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.
The universe is made mostly of dark matter and dark energy, and we don't know what either of them is.
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
We are bits of stellar mater that got cold by accident, bits of star gone wrong.
Sir Arthur Eddington
Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn't.
Sir Arthur Eddington
God not only plays dice, but also sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. He sits on a hot stove for a minute, it's longer than any hour. That is relativity.
Our Sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity.
Werner von Braun
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
There is a coherent plan in the universe, thought I don't know what it's a plan for
Things are the way they are because they were the way they were.
We've been trying to measure the rate at which the universe slows down. We finally do it, and we find out it's speeding up.
Michael S. Turner
A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth.
Sir Christopher Wren
Only two things are infinite, the universe and the human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Student: Dr. Einstein, aren't these the same questions as last years [ physics ] final exam ?
Dr. Einstein: Yes, but this year the answers are different.