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70 Awesome Quotes About Space

If all things astronomy and planets excite you, then read on for these 70 inspirational quotes about space. These include quotes from famous astronauts which bring about a sense of awe.

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1. “Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.” – Carl Sagan

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2. “Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.” – Christa McAuliffe

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3. “Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.” – Plato

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4. “I suppose the one quality in an astronaut more powerful than any other is curiosity. They have to get someplace nobody’s ever been.” – John Glenn

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5. “Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.” – Peter Diamandis

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6. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Unknown

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7. “When I first looked back at the  Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.” – Alan Shepard, Astronaut

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8. “You are floating through space on a giant rock that circles a ball of fire, next to a moon that moves the sea. And you don’t believe in miracles?” – Unknown

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9. “Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it.” – Yuri Gagarin

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10. “Two possibilities exist” either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clark

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11. “Love is the one thing that transcends time and space.” – Unknown

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12. “Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.” – Unknown

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13. “The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” Carl Sagan

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14. “Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe.” – Ron Garan

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15. “Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” – Unknown

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16. “I don’t think the human race will survive the next 1,000 years unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.” Stephen Hawking

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17. “Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.” – Fred Hoyle

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18. “Once you’ve been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.” – Valentina Tereshkova

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19. “I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.” – Jack London

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20.  “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” – Neil Armstrong

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21. “When a place gets crowded enough to require IDs, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.” – Robert A. Heinlein

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22. “Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.” – Eric Hoffer

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23. “Surely the stars are images of love.” – Philip James Bailey

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24. “When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.” – Kalpana Chawla

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25. “We want to explore. We’re curious people. Looking back over history, people have put their lives at stake to go out and explore… We believe in what we’re doing. Now it’s time to go.” – Eileen Collins

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26. “It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” – Carl Sagan

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27. “The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.” – Blaise Pascal

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28. “I think we are at the dawn of a new era in commercial space exploration.” – Elon Musk

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29. “Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the drug store, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – Douglas Adams

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30. “After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager.'” – William S. Burroughs

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31. “I’m coming back in… and it’s the saddest moment of my life.”Edward White, Astronomer

32. “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” – Neil Armstrong

33. “The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. On the third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day we were only aware of one Earth.” – Sultan Bin Salman al-Suad

34. “Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar examined, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked, and even blasted. Still to come: Mars being stepped on.” – Buzz Aldrin

35. “What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but the motivation, perseverance, and desire — the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.” – Ellen Ochoa

36. “Any astronaut can tell you you’ve got to do everything you can to learn about your life support system and then do everything you can to take care of it.” – Sylvia Earle

37. “In the context of general relativity, space almost is a substance. It can bend and twist and stretch, and probably the best way to think about space is to just kind of imagine a big piece of rubber that you can pull and twist and bend.” – Alan Guth

38. “In my studies of astronomy and philosophy I hold this opinion about the universe, that the Sun remains fixed in the center of the circle of heavenly bodies, without changing its place; and the Earth, turning upon itself, moves round the Sun.” Galileo Galilei

39. “All of time and space, everywhere and anywhere, every star that ever was. Where do you want to start? ” – Doctor Who

40. “Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.” – Doris Lessing

41. “One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” – Stephen Hawking

42. “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” – Stephen Hawking

43. “The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic. The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw Earth from space.” – Alexi Leonov

44. “Curiosity is the essence of our existence.” – Gene Cernan

“The time will come when man will know even what is going on in the other planets and perhaps be able to visit them.” – Henry Ford

45. “All civilizations become either spacefaring or extinct.” – Carl Sagan

46. “The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”– Carl Sagan

47. “You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.” – Tom Hanks

48. “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

49. “When you’re getting ready to launch into space, you’re sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen.” – Sally Ride

50. “Philosophically, the universe has really never made things in ones. The Earth is special and everything else is different? No, we’ve got seven other planets. The sun? No, the sun is one of those dots in the night sky. The Milky Way? No, it’s one of a hundred billion galaxies. And the universe – maybe it’s countless other universes.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

51. “I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.” – John F. Kennedy

52.” Empty space is a boiling, bubbling brew of virtual particles that pop in and out of existence in a time scale so short that you can’t even measure them.” Lawrence M. Krauss

53. “Eventually there are going to be cities in space.” – Alan Bean

54. “Each year, thousands of UFOs are sighted and reported, which is an impressive tally of unidentified aerial phenomena. Surveys show that roughly one-third of the populace believes that at least some of this sky show is due to extraterrestrial spacecraft, here to probe our airspace and, when that proves boring, our bodies.” – Seth Shostak

55. “As an astronaut, especially during launch, half of the risk of a six-month flight is in the first nine minutes.” – Chris Hadfield

56. “To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut, sent up as assistant to a series of computers, found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they. Inside the capsule, man is still in charge.” – Adlai Stevenson II

57. “I do believe there is life in outer space. Mathematically, there has to be, and if you believe as I do that there is a creator of the universe, then how can we be so arrogant to believe he created life here and nowhere else?” – Gene Cernan

58. “Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.”- William Burroughs, Author

59. “I remember growing up thinking that astronauts and their job were the coolest thing you could possibly do… But I absolutely couldn’t identify with the people who were astronauts. I thought they were movie stars.” – David M. Brown, Space Shuttle Astronaut

60. “I believe that space travel will one day become as common as airline travel is today. I’m convinced, however, that the true future of space travel does not lie with government agencies — NASA is still obsessed with the idea that the primary purpose of the space program is science — but real progress will come from private companies competing to provide the ultimate adventure ride, and NASA will receive the trickle-down benefits.” – Buzz Aldrin

61. “Some say that we should stop exploring space, that the cost of human lives is too great. But Columbia’s crew would not have wanted that. We are a curious species, always wanting to know what is over the next hill, around the next corner, on the next island. And we have been that way for thousands of years.” – Stuart Atkinson

62. “There are no wishy-washy astronauts. You don’t get up there by being uncaring and blase. And whatever gave you the sense of tenacity and purpose to get that far in life is absolutely reaffirmed and deepened by the experience itself.” – Chris Hadfield

63. “I think space exploration is very important. I think there is very intelligent life on Mars. I believe that Martians are spying on us from the bottom of the ocean.” – Annabella Sciorra

64. “So most astronauts getting ready to lift off are excited and very anxious and worried about that explosion – because if something goes wrong in the first seconds of launch, there’s not very much you can do.” – Sally Ride

65. “The lunar flights give you a correct perception of our existence. You look back at Earth from the moon, and you can put your thumb up to the window and hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything you’ve ever known is behind your thumb, and that blue-and-white ball is orbiting a rather normal star, tucked away on the outer edge of a galaxy.” – Jim Lovell

66. “While we’ve taken seeds into space, and astronauts on the International Space Station have eaten lettuce they’ve grown, we haven’t produced fruit in space, so we can’t pollinate something.” – Helen Sharman

67. “I’d like to go to another planet, which I might live long enough to accomplish. Just get on a spaceship and go. But not the moon. I don’t see any flowers there. The moon is too close. I want to go further.” – Shirley MacLaine

68. “Let’s light this fire one more time, Mike, and witness this great nation at its best.” – Christopher Ferguson

69. “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” – Jim Lovell

70. “All of a sudden, space isn’t friendly. All of a sudden, it’s a place where people can die. . . . Many more people are going to die. But we can’t explore space if the requirement is that there be no casualties; we can’t do anything if the requirement is that there be no casualties.”- Isaac Asimov