Aha, Universe quotes at last. Another excuse for me to delve into the NASA archives and bring you the best jaw dropping photos from deep space.
I've been fascinated by the Universe for a long time, but I've yet to come across someone who can adequately express it's immense mind boggling enormity.
So here are a few amazing and inspirational facts, just to set the mood.
Your brain may be hurting from those facts but there is something strangely comforting about the enormity of this Universe.
Despite the seeming chaos of exploding stars and gigantic balls of rock flying through space, there are inescapable laws of the universe that exist which have brought into being the magnificence of life itself.
So as we hurtle through time and space at 67,000 mph here are a few inspirational quotes about the Universe to help you enjoy the ride.
"I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly - or ever
- gaze up and see the wonder
and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars
loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe."
- Brian Greene 1963 - present : Theoretical physicist
"That deep emotional conviction of
the presence of a superior reasoning power,
which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe,
forms my idea of God."
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955 : Theoretical physicist
"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 1942 - present : Theoretical physicist and author
"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882 : Philosopher, poet and lecturer
Fifty million-year-old light from this Sombrero Galaxy can apparently be seen
with a small telescope towards the constellation of Virgo.
"Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe."
- Erwin Schrodinger 1887 - 1961 : Physicist
"There are still so many questions to answer.
When you look at any part of the universe, you have to feel humbled."
- Saul Perlmutter 1959 - present : Astrophysicist
"Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe."
- Thales 624 - 546 BC : Philosopher
"I believe everyone should have
a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it.
It is a basic human desire.
And it also puts our worries in perspective."
- Stephen Hawking 1942 - present : Theoretical physicist and author
"We are the cosmos made conscious
and life is the means by which the universe understands itself."
- Brian Cox 1968 - present : Particle physicist
"In looking out upon the world,
we forget that the world is looking at itself.”
- Alan Wilson Watts
"As we know life in ourselves
we want to understand life in the universe
in order to enter into harmony with it."
- Albert Schweitzer
"If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it,
will flow through us and produce miraculous results."
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