Our Big Blue Marble
Quotes about the Universe (and everything that surrounds it)
compiled by FRANK Baer (CreativeQuotations.com)
I. Magical Things
The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
-- Eden Philpotts
We are impelled by a hidden instinct to reunion with the parts of the larger heart of the universe.
-- John Boodin
We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
-- Ray Bradbury
Man cannot live without seeking to explain the universe.
-- Isaiah Berlin
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
-- Edwin P. Hubble
II. Knowing the Universe
I am very interested in the Universe - I am specializing in the universe and all that surrounds it.
-- Peter Cook
Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -- that has been my religion.
-- John Burroughs
I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
-- Woody Allen
Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the universe.
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Man makes a great fuss about this planet which is only a ballbearing in the hub of the universe.
-- Christopher Morley
III. The Locked Combination
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.
-- Abraham Maslow
The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination, but the combination is locked up in the safe.
-- Peter De Vries
There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for.
The plots of God are perfect. The Universe is a plot of God.
-- Edgar Allan Poe
But perhaps the universe is suspended on the tooth of some monster.
-- Anton Chekhov
IV. Let’s Go Next Door
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
-- Walt Whitman
For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.
-- Larry Eisenberg
You may have the universe if I may have Italy.
-- Giuseppe Verdi
The universe may
be as great as they say.
But it wouldn't be missed
if it didn't exist.
-- Piet Hein
Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door:
-- e. e. cummings
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