Science Quotes

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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

Albert Einstein

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

Isaac Asimov

“Never memorize something that you can look up.”

Albert Einstein

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

Albert Einstein

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

Albert Einstein

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

Carl Sagan

“Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.”

Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

“I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.”

Arthur C. Clarke

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

Niels Bohr

“Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.”

Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”

Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”

Christopher Hitchens

“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”

Albert Einstein

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter”

John Keats, Ode On A Grecian Urn And Other Poems

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Marie Curie

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

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”

Isaac Asimov

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

Isaac Newton, The Correspondence Of Isaac Newton

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

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

Stephen Hawking

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible

“I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I’ll be waiting for you there.”

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

“Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.”

Richard P. Feynman

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

Carl Sagan

“In my opinion, we don’t devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.”

Bill Watterson

“Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.”

Michael Crichton, State of Fear

“If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.”

Douglas Adams

“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.”

Ray Bradbury

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

Albert Einstein

“God does not play dice with the universe.”

Albert Einstein, The Born-Einstein Letters 1916-55

“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.”

Albert Einstein

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”

Abraham Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being

“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.”

Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”

Richard P. Feynman

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”

Richard P. Feynman

“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.”

Claude Levi-Strauss

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”

Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers

“If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.”

Albert Einstein

“I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.”

Antonio Gramsci, Gramsci's Prison Letters

“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“How inappropriate to call this planet “Earth,” when it is clearly “Ocean.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“I don’t want to believe. I want to know.”

Carl Sagan

“Tell me, tutor,’ I said. ‘Is revenge a science, or an art?”

Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.”

Richard P. Feynman

“[E]xceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.”

Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

“I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.”

Richard Feynman

“The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.”

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“God creates dinosaurs, God kills dinosaurs, God creates man, man kills God, man brings back dinosaurs.”

Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

Thomas A. Edison

“Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.”

Victor Stenger

“He who is not satisfied with a little is satisfied with nothing.”

Epicurus

“Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think.”

Werner Heisenberg, Across the Frontiers

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”

Galileo Galilei

“WATNEY: Look! A pair of boobs! -> (.Y.).”

Andy Weir , The Martian

“We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.”

Richard P. Feynman

“Millions saw the apple fall, Newton was the only one who asked why?”

Bernard M. Baruch

“If you thought that science was certain – well, that is just an error on your part.”

Richard P. Feynman

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”

Hippocrates

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”

Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee


“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”


“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.”

Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God

“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.”

Isaac Newton

“A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points.”

Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time: With Related Readings

“You cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into.”

Ben Goldacre, Bad Science

“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?”

Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

“I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.”

Baruch Spinoza

“It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.”

Albert Einstein

“God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance.”

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

“Magic’s just science that we don’t understand yet.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”

Isaac Asimov

“A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.”

Albert Einstein

“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?”

John Maynard Keynes

“Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.”

Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

“Human science fragments everything in order to understand it, kills everything in order to examine it. ”

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out—and we have only just begun.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”

Alan Turing, Computing machinery and intelligence

“Jasnah had once defined a fool as a person who ignored information because it disagreed with desired results.”

Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“Questions you cannot answer are usually far better for you than answers you cannot question.”

Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

“The human spirit must prevail over technology.”

Albert Einstein

“No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.”

Albert Einstein

“If you’ve got the truth you can demonstrate it. Talking doesn’t prove it.”

Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

“Miracles are not contrary to nature but only contrary to what we know about nature.”

St. Augustine

“Wonder is the seed of knowledge”

Francis Bacon

“Science may be described as the art of systematic oversimplification.”

Karl Popper

“rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying.”

Patricia Cornwell, Trace

“Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.”

Jules Verne

“Life is funny that way. Sometimes the dumbest thing you do turns out to be the smartest.”

Robyn Mundell, Brainwalker


“You can observe a lot just by watching.”


“The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.”

Bertolt Brecht, Life of Galileo

“Be patient with him. If the same quality did not exist in you, you wouldn’t notice it in him.”

Robyn Mundell, Brainwalker

“Science, you don’t know, looks like magic.”

Christopher Moore

“Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.”

Tyler Kent White

“As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.”

Hippocrates

“Halt you villains! Unhand that science!”

Noelle Stevenson

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.”

Luther Burbank

“The greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift.”

Socrates

“Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it. ”

Richard P. Feynman

“Do not become someone else just because you are hurt. Be who you are & smile, it may solve, all problems you have got.”

Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

“Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always.”

Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

“All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.”

Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo's Notebooks

“We are all star stuff.”

Carl Sagan

“Highly organized research is guaranteed to produce nothing new.”

Frank Herbert, Dune

“Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding…”

Brian Greene

“That’s the whole problem with science. You’ve got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.”

Bill Watterson

“I regard the afterlife to be a fairy story for people that are afraid of the dark”

Stephen Hawking

“Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.”

Richard Feynman

“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.”

Delos Banning McKown

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”

Edwin Hubble

“Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.”

Democritus

“We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands.”

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels”

Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

“As we all know, blinking lights means science.”

Joss Whedon

“And if humanity is the last war, then I am the battlefield.”

Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

“It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.”

Paul Farmer

“We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.”

Carl Sagan

“Every intelligent being, whether it breathes or not, coughs nervously at some time in its life.”

Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

“We understand more than we know.”

Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

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