Quotes and Sayings about Universe



"The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Life, Spirit, Universe)

"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Bizarre, Inexplicable, states, Theory, Universe, Will)

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: People, Beginning, Universe)

"The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Numbers, Universe)

"You know George M. Steinbrenner III is the center of all evil in the universe."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Evil, Universe)

"There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Time, Doubt, Infinite, Myth, Reason, Universe, Years)

"I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the present universe and work our way backward to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Work, Physics, Present, Universe)

"Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: People, Astrology, Astronomy, Land, Today, Universe)

"I am very excited to be supporting one of the world's most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere."
- Paul Allen
(Related: Answers, May, Question, Universe, World)

"I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown."
- Woody Allen
(Related: People, Universe, Want)

"One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans... was to come to terms with was the fact that, hey, we may not be the center of the universe."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Fact, May, Universe)

"The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Ability, Laws, Universe)

"Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps, on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Cause, Today, Universe)

"I am my own Universe, I my own Professor."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Related: Universe)

"One life is worth the universe. Poe was able to go right into the very depth of life and to demonstrate this."
- John Astin
(Related: Life, Right, Universe, Worth)

"I'm like the universe; either expanding or contracting at any given moment. The most that I had put on was about 35, 36 pounds, and I've taken all of that off."
- Sean Astin
(Related: Contracting, Universe)

"The whole of the hydrogen on the earth might be transformed at once and the success of the experiment published at large to the universe as a new star."
- Francis William Aston
(Related: Success, Earth, Universe)

"The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Change, Thoughts, Universe)

"The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Universe)

"Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Change, Nature, Nothing, Universe)

"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Harmony, Universe)

"Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Nature, God, Glory, Night, Sky, Stars, Unity, Universe)

"It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear."
- Richard H. Baker
(Related: Music, Hope, Hearing, Joy, May, Now, Songs, Stars, Universe)

"For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us."
- Richard H. Baker
(Related: Beauty, People, Magnificence, Moon, Universe)

"Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Truth, Control, Language, Universe)

"I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Gratitude, African, Race, Sense, Universe)

"There are things that I would say that you could call an instant of time; or better, a now. As we live we seem to move through a succession of instants of time, nows, and the question is, what are they? There are where everything in the universe is at this moment, now."
- Julian Barbour
(Related: Time, Now, Question, Universe)

"There is no reason that the universe should be designed for our convenience."
- John D. Barrow
(Related: Reason, Universe)

"There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time."
- John D. Barrow
(Related: Time, Beginning, Universe)

"The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Building, Fire, Universe, Water)

"One of the great things about the universe is that it's fair."
- Alan Bean
(Related: Universe)

"Working in Isaac's universe was more of a treat than a challenge."
- Greg Bear
(Related: Challenge, Universe)

"The principle of subordination is the great bond of union and harmony through the universe."
- Catharine Beecher
(Related: Harmony, Universe)

"This fact immediately suggested a singular event - that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event - the creation, the beginning of the universe."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Creation, Fact, Past, Supernatural, Universe)

"It was only about sixty years ago that the expansion of the universe was first observed."
- Michael Behe
(Related: First, Universe, Years)

"If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Laws, Universe)

"You can parody and make fun of almost anything, but that does not turn the universe into a caricature."
- Bernard Berenson
(Related: Fun, Universe)

"Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Laws, Universe, Unworthy)

"You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Work, Choice, First, Reward, Universe, Will)

"Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow."
- William Blake
(Related: Imagination, Shadow, Universe, World)

"Yet, the Universe is real enough to the conscious beings in it, which are as unreal as it is itself."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Universe)

"The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this unknown Absolute Essence."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Universe)

"Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Perception, Consciousness, Universe)

"The Universe is worked and guided from within outwards."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Universe)

"As no outward motion or change, when normal, in man's external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse, given through one of the three functions named, so with the external or manifested Universe."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Change, Body, Man, Universe)

"In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe."
- David Bohm
(Related: Man, Sense, Universe)

"Out of nothing I have created a strange new universe."
- Janos Bolyai
(Related: Nothing, Universe)

"The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Reason, Universe)

"Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Man, Quest, Reason, Universe)

"We are an impossibility in an impossible universe."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Impossibility, Universe)

"We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Imagination, Life, Force, Universe, Will)

"I think Pedro understands the universe, the same vision I have, about relationships anyhow."
- Sonia Braga
(Related: Vision, Relationships, Universe)

"It's difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you."
- Russell Brand
(Related: Idea, Fact, Oneness, Self, Universe, World)

"I thank the Creator of the universe to have discovered the discipline of music was the greatest gift that I could have been given, the possibility to be a student working in the world."
- Anthony Braxton
(Related: Music, Discipline, Possibility, Universe, World)

"In any case, in so far as our knowledge of the universe carries us, the advent of civilization for the first time on our globe represents the highest ascent of the life processes to which evolution had anywhere attained."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Life, Time, Civilization, Knowledge, Evolution, First, Universe)

"Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the "good life" we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Related: Today, Universe)

"I'm very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we're all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Art, Film, Theory, Universe)

"Anyone who wants simple, pat stories should buy another author's product. The real universe ain't that way, and neither are my fictive ones."
- David Brin
(Related: Universe)

"It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Church, Earth, Light, Universe)

"Humor is just another defense against the universe."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Humor, Defense, Universe)

"After all, you put a lot into creating a universe and everything that goes with it, and it seems a shame to use it only once."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Shame, Universe)

"The entire universe is working against me. I can't believe the entire universe could be that foolish!"
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Universe)

"I think; therefore, I am the center of the universe."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Universe)

"I believe that God made this wonderful universe and all that exists."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Universe)

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."
- Buddha
(Related: Love, Affection, Universe)

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
- Buddha
(Related: Love, Affection, Universe)

"Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude. The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results, the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Genius, First, Results, Universe, World)

"Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Religion, Curiosity, Joy, Universe)

"This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games."
- William Burroughs
(Related: War, Nature, Time, Games, May, Principles, Universe)

"We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon and to prepare for new journeys to the worlds beyond our own."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Gain, Man, Moon, Ships, Universe, Will)

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Open, Universe, Will)

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Life, Nature, Goal, Universe)

"Classifying the stars has helped materially in all studies of the structure of the universe."
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Related: Stars, Universe)

"You can have a revolution wherever you like, except in a government office; even were the world to come to an end, you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Government, End, First, Revolution, Office, Universe, World)

"The best thing about my job, though, is stopping at the end of the day and rejoining the human universe."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Day, End, Job, Universe)

"That's what Hubble can do for us. It can tell us whether the universe is expanding forever or if one day it's going to come back together."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Day, Universe)

"If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little."
- George Carlin
(Related: Universe)

"I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Universe)

"I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Philosophy, Trying, Universe)

"God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Nature, God, Character, Being, Nothing, Universe)

"It is thought and feeling which guides the universe, not deeds."
- Edgar Cayce
(Related: Thought, Deeds, Feeling, Universe)

"The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time."
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Related: Nature, Time, Space)

"The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed."
- Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Universe)

"What I find very interesting about the mutual funds managers is that here are people who are the new masters of the universe. They're managing billions, yet they're subject to this quiet daily tyranny of numbers."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, Managers, Numbers, Quiet, Tyranny, Universe)

"The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image."
- Charles W. Chesnutt
(Related: Heart, Despair, Mystery, Reflection, Universe)

"Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: Love, Being, Universe, Will)

"And I would argue the second greatest force in the universe is ownership."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Force, Ownership, Universe)

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Universe)

"We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Men, Gods, Universe)

"The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Knowledge, Results, Study, Universe)

"One aspect of this is the way we have come during recent centuries to appreciate that the world and indeed the very universe in which we live have evolved over immense periods of time."
- John G. D. Clark
(Related: Time, Universe, World)

"Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Idea, Universe)

"No doubt, man will continue to weigh and to measure, watch himself grow, and his Universe around him and with him, according to the ever growing powers of his tools."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Doubt, Man, Measure, Tools, Universe, Will)

"For the resolving powers of our scientific instruments decide, at a given moment, of the size and the vision of our Universe, and of the image we then make of ourselves."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Vision, Universe)

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Universe, Want)

"When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Dream, Help, Universe)

"In our depths, I think we all feel very small in relation to the greater universe and God."
- Jessi Colter
(Related: God, Universe)

"It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence - an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered - 'In the beginning, God.'"
- Arthur H. Compton
(Related: Intelligence, Faith, God, Truth, Beginning, Universe)

"I am very interested in the Universe - I am specialising in the Universe and all that surrounds it."
- Peter Cook
(Related: Universe)

"Thinking about the universe has now been handed over to specialists. The rest of us merely read about it."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Now, Rest, Thinking, Universe)

"Therefore, in the course of the work I have followed this plan: I describe in the first book all the positions of the orbits together with the movements which I ascribe to the Earth, in order that this book might contain, as it were, the general scheme of the universe."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Work, Earth, First, Order, Universe)

"Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Sun, Universe)

"First of all, we must note that the universe is spherical."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: First, Universe)

"Near the sun is the center of the universe."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Sun, Universe)

"Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Power, Universe)

"The universe hands you opportunities for a while, and if you don't take them, the universe says to itself, 'Oh I see, this person doesn't like opportunities' and stops giving them to you."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Giving, Universe)

"Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Thought, Action, Energy, Loss, Present, Universe)

"The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief."
- Michael Crichton
(Related: Life, Faith, Belief, Reason, Universe, Years)

"In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Time, Contempt, Universe)

"Technology is us. There is no separation. It's a pure expression of human creative will. It doesn't exist anywhere else in the universe. I'm rather sure of that."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Technology, Expression, Separation, Universe, Will)

"I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Belief, Universe)

"Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Hell, Universe)

"We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Act, Laws, Universe)

"A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory."
- Paul Davies
(Related: Existence, Memory, Nothing, Universe, Will, Years)

"The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Life, Fact, Justice, Nothing, Universe, Words, Years)

"The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Design, Purpose, Blind, Evil, Indifference, Nothing, Universe)

"A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Religion, God, Physics, Theory, Universe)

"Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity."
- Democritus
(Related: Chance, Necessity, Universe)

"We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Spiritual, Universe, Voice)

"Remembering that man is indeed the microcosm, the universe in miniature, the Divine Dance of the future should be able to convey with its slightest gestures some significance of the universe."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Dance, Future, Man, Universe)

"But in reality we are accompanied by the whole dancing universe."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Dancing, Reality, Universe)

"I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and creators in their own right into being just places where things happen in the universe."
- Daniel Dennett
(Related: People, Being, Right, Universe)

"Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, and has the potential to become an inexpensive source of energy for neighborhoods, light and heavy duty vehicles, and industry."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Duty, Energy, Light, Potential, Universe)

"For those who believe in God the matter is simpler still and clearly than anything else: because those who believe in God believe that God is the Creator of the whole Universe and there is nothing that does not come from Him."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: God, Nothing, Universe)

"Quantum computation is... a distinctively new way of harnessing nature... It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Technology, Nature, Collaboration, First, Will)

"We're kind of the comic relief of this movie because most of the stories are very dark. And that's why these plays were so great, because it's such a dark, dark universe that it becomes funny because it's just too pathetic."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Funny, Universe)

"The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we're in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Idea, Culture, Film, Games, Kids, Now, Play, Right, Theft, Universe)

"My child was not only carried by me, but by the universe."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Universe)

"I'm off to save the universe again. It's a tough job but someone has to do it, and I'm glad it's me."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Job, Universe)

"The universe is dynamic. When we are creative, we are the most alive and in touch with it."
- Brad Dourif
(Related: Universe)

"Let no one underestimate the need of pity. We live in a stony universe whose hard, brilliant forces rage fiercely."
- Theodore Dreiser
(Related: Pity, Universe)

"I walk around feeling a sort of existential guilt all the time; and honestly for me this house is a way of feeling less guilty about the universe."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Time, Feeling, Guilt, Universe)

"This planet seems to be in such sorry shape. And I can't ever think about the rest of the universe without coming back home and thinking what the implications for life here would be if we were to really have some definitive proof of extraterrestrial life."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Home, Life, Proof, Rest, Thinking, Universe)

"A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: People, Creation, Earth, Ego, Expression, Universe, Want)

"Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Mother, Earth, Forbidden, Humanity, Symbol, Universe, Woman)

"Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Intelligence, Purpose, Fashion, Universe)

"Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Desire, Universe)

"A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Peace, Force, Mind, Universe)

"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
(Related: God, Power, Idea, Conviction, Deep, Universe)

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Infinite, Stupidity, Universe)

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Stupidity, Universe)

"Man is always marveling at what he has blown apart, never at what the universe has put together, and this is his limitation."
- Loren Eiseley
(Related: Man, Universe)

"I was the classic middle child in some ways, the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Universe)

"We endeavor to stuff the universe into the gullet of an aphorism."
- Paul Eldridge
(Related: Universe)

"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity."
- Harlan Ellison
(Related: Stupidity, Universe)

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Decision, Universe)

"There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: God, Anarchy, Chance, Universe)

"Hitman does well and it certainly does well enough to survive, but at the same time I don't want to involve the character into the DC Universe even if it meant more sales, to the point where we sort of upset the balance that we have at the moment."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Time, Character, Balance, Sales, Universe, Want)

"God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers."
- Paul Erdos
(Related: God, May, Numbers, Play, Universe)

"In a lot of areas of my life, particularly in my teenage years, I began to think about the world, and to think about the universe as being a part of my conscious everyday life."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Life, Being, Teenage, Universe, World, Years)

"For since the fabric of the universe is most perfect and the work of a most wise Creator, nothing at all takes place in the universe in which some rule of maximum or minimum does not appear."
- Leonhard Euler
(Related: Work, Nothing, Universe)

"One likes to think one grows as a writer as one ages, else all you get is an "old" young writer. Beyond that is the changing landscape of the universe and the stories I choose to tell."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Universe, Writer)

"The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Attention, Calculations, Consciousness, Effort, Information)

"There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Universe)

"It was just one of those moments in the universe that was mine."
- Carlton Fisk
(Related: Moments, Universe)

"The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: God, Work, Present, Universe)

"Secular humanists suspect there is something more gloriously human about resisting the religious impulse; about accepting the cold truth, even if that truth is only that the universe is as indifferent to us as we are to it."
- Tom Flynn
(Related: Truth, Religious, Universe)

"At one point I intended to write precursor and sequel novels, about the establishment of the Web and its next evolution, but I am very unlikely to now; they would take place in a different universe."
- John M. Ford
(Related: Evolution, Now, Universe)

"Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Art, Opinion, Order, Universe)

"Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Life, Man, Mystery, Universe)

"A job is something we do to get a paycheck and pay our bills. Jobs are legitimate, at times, but work is why we are here in the universe. Work and calling often go together."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Work, Job, Jobs, Universe)

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe."
- Anatole France
(Related: Harmony, Man, Universe)

"The left and the right live in parallel universes. The right listens to talk radio, the left's on the Internet and they just reinforce one another. They have no sense of reality. I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential to tweet."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Internet, Now, Reality, Right, Sense, Talk)

"The key to your universe is that you can choose."
- Frederick Carl Frieseke
(Related: Key, Universe)

"I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Needs, Universe)

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Nothing, Sun, Universe)

"There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Being, Blind, Law, Living, Universe)

"Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles."
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Related: Men, Applause, Fate, Italy, Universe, Will)

"When the fabric of the universe becomes unknown, it is the duty of the university to produce weavers."
- Gordon Gee
(Related: Duty, Universe, University)

"Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Forbidden, Universe, World)

"I brought my personality and sense of wonder and I think they wrote as much of my personality as they could. I do not go around kicking butt and saving the universe all the time but they tried to capture me as best as they could in the character."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Time, Character, Personality, Sense, Universe, Wonder)

"Special effects movies have taken over the universe. That and scary movies."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Movies, Universe)

"The universe is popping all over the place."
- Riccardo Giacconi
(Related: Universe)

"It is proportion that beautifies everything, the whole universe consists of it, and music is measured by it."
- Orlando Gibbons
(Related: Music, Universe)

"The box was a universe, a poem, frozen on the boundaries of human experience."
- William Gibson
(Related: Experience, Universe)

"The human's place in the universe will be set in the scheme of evolution, the product of our biological inheritance."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Evolution, Inheritance, Universe, Will)

"A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe; a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Golf, Space, Universe)

"Well, Well, Well, its certainly a compelling provocative exciting delicious to think about idea, smart people say the universe is so big there must be something statistically it could be likely there could be something happening on some other world."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: People, Idea, Provocative, Universe, World)

"In reality there is no cause or effect, there is only the indifference of the universe."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Cause, Effect, Indifference, Reality, Universe)

"I dislike math, yet I respect and appreciate the fact that math is the language of the universe."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: Fact, Language, Respect, Universe)

"We can certainly go further than cats, but why should it be that our brains are somehow so suited to the universe that our brains will be able to understand the deepest workings?"
- Brian Greene
(Related: Cats, Universe, Will)

"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
(Related: Thought, Glory, Night, Sense, Sky, Stars, Universe, Wonder)

"How can a speck of a universe be physically identical to the great expanse we view in the heavens above?"
- Brian Greene
(Related: Universe)

"A unified theory would put us at the doorstep of a vast universe of things that we could finally explore with precision."
- Brian Greene
(Related: Theory, Universe)

"For three hundred years we have had our focus on the individual. We have distinguished him from the objective world as the Middle Ages did not think of doing. We have given him the world and the universe as a playground for exploration and discovery."
- John Grierson
(Related: Discovery, Exploration, Focus, Universe, World, Years)

"In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope."
- James Gunn
(Related: Change, Nature, Science, Technology, People, Character, Environment, Fiction, Present, Universe, Want)

"My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Suspicion, Universe)

"It is my supposition that the Universe in not only queerer than we imagine, is queerer than we can imagine."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Universe)

"The whole universe is based on rhythms. Everything happens in circles, in spirals."
- John Hartford
(Related: Universe)

"But what is more, if we have succeeded in adding to the basic understanding of our universe and ourselves, we will have made a contribution to the totality of human culture."
- Haldan Keffer Hartline
(Related: Culture, Understanding, Universe, Will)

"Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Life, Law, Struggle, Universe)

"My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Goal, Understanding, Universe)

"Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Beauty, Values, Wonder)

"The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?"
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Science, Questions, Universe)

"If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Time, People, Scientists, Theory, Universe)

"Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?"
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Fire, Rules, Theory, Universe)

"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
(Related: Universe)

"The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Government, Sense, Universe)

"Even sleepers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the Universe."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Universe, Workers)

"From one Soul of the Universe are all Souls derived."
- Georg Hermes
(Related: Soul, Universe)

"The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance."
- Don Herold
(Related: Appearance, Study, Universe)

"Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Life, Development, Absurdity, Economy, Generations, Importance, Rules, Universe)

"The adults don't know what's happening on the kids' universe and the kids don't know what's happening on the adults' universe."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Kids, Universe)

"I think growing up is difficult and it's a process that I'm always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Growing up, Kids)

"The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: God, Delight, Self, Universe)

"When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Faith, Certainty, Distrust, Doubt, Prayer, Universe)

"It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."
- John Andrew Holmes
(Related: Universe)

"I believe absolutely in love being the central motive force of the universe."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Love, Being, Force, Motive, Universe)

"At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities."
- Jean Houston
(Related: Kaleidoscope, Laughter, Possibilities, Universe)

"There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for."
- Fred Hoyle
(Related: Universe)

"We find them smaller and fainter, in constantly increasing numbers, and we know that we are reaching into space, farther and farther, until, with the faintest nebulae that can be detected with the greatest telescopes, we arrive at the frontier of the known universe."
- Edwin Powell Hubble
(Related: Numbers, Space, Universe)

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."
- Edwin Powell Hubble
(Related: Science, Adventure, Man, Senses, Universe)

"The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster."
- David Hume
(Related: Life, Importance, Man, Universe)

"Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Time, Universe, Words)

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Self, Universe)

"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Self, Universe)

"The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Nature, Chess, Laws, Rules, Universe, World)

"If the universe is running down like a clock, the clock must have been wound up at a date which we could name if we knew it. The world, if it is to have an end in time, must have had a beginning in time."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Time, Beginning, End, Name, Running, Universe, World)

"A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Truth, Lie, Fact, Partnership, Universe, Will, Wonders)

"It is the lot of man to share in the deeper aspirations of the universe around him and to share his own destiny as well as that of the universe, now by adjusting himself to its forces, now by putting the whole of his energy to his own ends and purposes."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Aspirations, Destiny, Energy, Man, Now, Universe)

"Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on the analogy of the soul's contact with the body."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Life, Soul, Body, Universe)

"But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does nothing."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Time, Moments, Nothing, Universe)

"Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!"
- William James
(Related: Faith, Intellect, Universe)

"A further point is that, little by little, in the current universe, everything is slowly being named; nor does this have anything to do with the older Aristotelian universals in which the idea of a chair subsumes all its individual manifestations."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Idea, Being, Universe)

"I've been informed by both sides, jazz, western music, Asian music, African music, all sides, because I've been interested in the sound of the universe, and that sound is without limit."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Music, African, Jazz, Sound, Universe)

"The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine."
- James Jeans
(Related: Thought, Machine, Universe)

"From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician."
- James Jeans
(Related: Creation, Now, Universe)

"Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties."
- James Jeans
(Related: Life, Universe)

"This universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one's mother tongue."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Mother, Tongue, Universe, Words)

"We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Labor, Man, Universe)

"I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Nature, Science, Time, Peace, Animals, Being, Reading, Spiritual, Trying, Universe)

"I want to put a ding in the universe."
- Steve Jobs
(Related: Universe, Want)

"Do not lose hope in what the universe has placed you here to do."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Hope, Universe)

"All great results in our universe are founded in motions and forces the most minute."
- John Joly
(Related: Results, Universe)

"Geological age plays the same part in our views of the duration of the universe as the Earth's orbital radius does in our views of the immensity of space."
- John Joly
(Related: Age, Earth, Space, Universe)

"To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: God, Nature, Brother, Son, Fact, Man, Universe)

"O God! Put back Thy universe and give me yesterday."
- Henry Arthur Jones
(Related: Universe, Yesterday)

"Order is manifestly maintained in the universe... governed by the sovereign will of God."
- James Prescott Joule
(Related: God, Order, Universe, Will)

"Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Work, Dream, Sky, Universe)

"There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone. Then it really speeds up exponentially. With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe."
- Michael Keaton
(Related: Life, Time, Universe, World)

"As a former small business owner, I recognize both the important role small businesses play in our economy and the broad universe of challenges that small business owners face in trying to make ends meet."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Business, Economy, Play, Trying, Universe)

"A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it."
- Corita Kent
(Related: Harmony, Painting, Rest, Symbol, Universe, World)

"The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Justice, Universe)

"I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for contradictions."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: Mind, Universe)

"I'm not trying to be Mr. Universe, but I want to stay in shape."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Trying, Universe, Want)

"The fundamental job of a toddler is to rule the universe."
- Lawrence Kutner
(Related: Job, Universe)

"What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?"
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Lovers, Universe)

"You don't have to call it God or Jesus. That's religious humbug to a lot of people, but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Life, Nature, God, People, Day, Religious, Spiritual, Universe)

"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Hope, Focus, Universe)

"God has stated in clear and concise language how He created the universe and we ought not to doubt His Word."
- Walter Lang
(Related: God, Doubt, Language, Universe, Word)

"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Mother, Children, Motherhood, State, Universe)

"I talk to the universe all the time."
- Ted Lange
(Related: Time, Talk, Universe)

"The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history. They declared that He had created the universe."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Work, History, God, Universe, Writers)

"In both the presence of evil and the eventual triumph over evil the sweep is cosmic. It embraces the entire universe, what to man is both seen and unseen. The victory is to be accomplished through Christ."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Victory, Christ, Evil, Man, Universe)

"The universe is an intelligence test."
- Timothy Leary
(Related: Intelligence, Universe)

"Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe."
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Related: Society, Man, Universe)

"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Eyes, Light, Meaning, Universe)

"Hydrogen holds great promise to meet many of our future energy needs, and it addresses national security and our environmental concerns. Hydrogen is the simplest, most abundant element in the universe."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Future, National security, Needs, Promise, Universe)

"If you wanted to build the most powerful computer you could, you can't do better than including everything in the universe that's potentially available."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computer, Universe)

"I have not proved that the universe is, in fact, a digital computer and that it's capable of performing universal computation, but it's plausible that it is."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computer, Fact, Universe)

"If you take a more Darwinian point of view the dynamics of the universe are such that as the universe evolved in time, complex systems arose out of the natural dynamics of the universe."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Time, Universe)

"In this metaphor we actually have a picture of the computational universe, a metaphor which I hope to make scientifically precise as part of a research program."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Hope, Metaphor, Research, Universe)

"I would suggest, merely as a metaphor here, but also as the basis for a scientific program to investigate the computational capacity of the universe, that this is also a reasonable explanation for why the universe is complex."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Metaphor, Universe)

"Another feature that everybody notices about the universe is that it's complex."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Universe)

"We have a picture for how complexity arises, because if the universe is computationally capable, maybe we shouldn't be so surprised that things are so entirely out of control."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Control, Complexity, Universe)

"One of the things that I've been doing recently in my scientific research is to ask this question: Is the universe actually capable of performing things like digital computations?"
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Research, Universe)

"Thinking of the universe as a computer is controversial."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computer, Thinking, Universe)

"We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it."
- Barry Lopez
(Related: Courage, Universe)

"There is nothing in the universe that I fear, but that I shall not know all my duty, or shall fail to do it."
- Mary Lyon
(Related: Fear, Duty, Nothing, Universe)

"I am pleased to be considered a 'denier' in this cause if this puts me in the class with those who defied prevailing 'scientific consensus' that the earth was flat and that the earth was the not the center of the universe."
- William Lyons
(Related: Cause, Class, Earth, Universe)

"I know that people will remember me as Miss Universe because it was my first great achievement, but I still have my whole career ahead of me."
- Alicia Machado
(Related: People, Achievement, Career, First, Universe, Will)

"Shall we ever see the 10 million things of the universe simultaneously in order to be the all? I am convinced that to live is to travel towards the world's end."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Travel, End, Order, Universe, World)

"We're probably a couple of freaks who've created their own little universe, are living in our own little world and that's the only place where we can survive."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Living, Universe, World)

"The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Artist, Discovery, Order, Painting, Universe)

"What I try to do in the book is to trace the chain of relationships running from elementary particles, fundamental building blocks of matter everywhere in the universe, such as quarks, all the way to complex entities, and in particular complex adaptive system like jaguars."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Building, Relationships, Running, Universe)

"So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized, needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe, and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: History, Individuality, Needs, Old, Universe)

"If we look at the way the universe behaves, quantum mechanics gives us fundamental, unavoidable indeterminacy, so that alternative histories of the universe can be assigned probability."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Universe)

"Drugs shouldn't be used for recreation although they can be, but ultimately the point of psychedelics is to put you in touch with the powers of the universe."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: Drugs, Recreation, Universe)

"Just as it had taken centuries to determine the true nature of the universe, so also the search for the beginning of human life proceeded well into the 20th century."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Life, Nature, Beginning, Universe)

"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Man, Universe)

"There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Power, Trust, Day, Judgment, Rest, Right, Universe)

"The thing that is incredible is life itself. Why should we be here in this sun-illuminated universe? Why should there be green earth under our feet?"
- Edwin Markham
(Related: Life, Earth, Feet, Sun, Universe)

"Man is a universe within himself."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Man, Universe)

"Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Happiness, Knowledge, Earth, Exercise, Generosity, Harmony, Practice, Reason, Universe)

"Religion is the belief in an ever-living God, that is, in a Divine Mind and Will ruling the Universe and holding moral relations with mankind."
- James Martineau
(Related: Religion, God, Belief, Mankind, Mind, Universe, Will)

"There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Evil, Order, Universe)

"The universe of mortgage lending has gotten to the point where there is a place in it for everybody."
- Joe Mays
(Related: Universe)

"My only true harmony lies deep within my soul, wherever that is. I know that somehow I am in tune with the universe."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Soul, Deep, Harmony, Lies, Universe)

"Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe, and, relying on His all-powerful aid, do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to establish and guard their liberties and rights."
- George B. McClellan
(Related: Peace, People, Rights, Guidance, Suffering, Universe, Weakness)

"There must be a positive and negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle, without which there would be no activity, no motion."
- John McDonald
(Related: Negative, Positive, Order, Universe)

"Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Force, Universe, Want)

"There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Life, Man, Universe)

"It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: God, Gods, Universe)

"It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man - social and political - and to the entire universe as a whole."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Nature, Science, Causes, Existence, Man, Measure, Order, Universe)

"Arthur Young's Reflexive Universe - fascinating but too schematic to fit into my scheme. The most I could hope for was a sense of the vocabulary and some possible images."
- James Merrill
(Related: Hope, Sense, Universe, Vocabulary)

"I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: People, Body, Universe)

"I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Power, Beginning, Efficiency, Fight, Mission, Senate, states, United, Universe, Will)

"It's been the most creatively liberating thing I've ever done and so I'm bringing some of that mad enthusiasm to Marvel for the next couple of years as they let me loose on some Marvel Universe titles you'll be hearing about soon."
- Mark Millar
(Related: Enthusiasm, Hearing, Titles, Universe, Years)

"The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary."
- Agnes de Mille
(Related: Lies, Mind, Poor, Universe)

"No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe."
- Henry Miller
(Related: War, Work, Failure, Earth, Leaders, Man, Talk, Universe, Will)

"It is only too clear that man is not at home in this universe, and yet he is not good enough to deserve a better."
- Perry Miller
(Related: Home, Man, Universe)

"Everything you'll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body."
- Dan Millman
(Related: Body, Secrets, Universe)

"By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth."
- Yukio Mishima
(Related: Truth, May, Observation, Theory, Universe)

"Do not look at stars as bright spots only. Try to take in the vastness of the universe."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Stars, Universe)

"But that incessant drive to be out there in the literary universe that was important to me when I was in my twenties, like going to a Paris Review party or whatever, that seems totally irrelevant now."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Literary, Now, Paris, Party, Universe)

"Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception."
- Alan Moore
(Related: Experience, Perception, Consciousness, Right, Universe)

"The universe is not fair and it is never going to be fair."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Universe)

"My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Theology, Universe)

"It would be difficult to discover the truth about the universe if we refused to consider anything that might be true."
- Richard Morris
(Related: Truth, Universe)

"When I learn something new - and it happens every day - I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Home, Day, Universe)

"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."
- John Muir
(Related: Universe, Wilderness)

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
- John Muir
(Related: Universe)

"Each of us have things and thoughts and descriptions of an amazing universe in our possession that kings in the 17th Century would have gone to war to possess."
- Kary Mullis
(Related: War, Thoughts, Kings, Possession, Universe)

"When you're looking that far out, you're giving people their place in the universe, it touches people. Science is often visual, so it doesn't need translation. It's like poetry, it touches you."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Science, Poetry, People, Giving, Universe)

"I feel particularly close to them, because I am now out in the universe. I'm in a position to see nature from another point of view, to be outside the earth and see the big picture."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Nature, Earth, Now, Universe)

"Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed."
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: Travel, Light, Nothing, Shadow, Universe)

"It has been rightly said that nothing is unimportant, nothing powerless in the universe; a single atom can dissolve everything, and save everything! What terror! There lies the eternal distinction between good and evil."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Evil, Lies, Nothing, Universe)

"In general, the objects in the universe that are very high-energy objects, or the processes that are high-energy processes, will radiate more in the short wavelength range towards the gamma rays or the x-rays."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Universe, Will)

"Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Truth, Meaning, Universe, Words)

"Watergate had become the center of the media's universe, and during the remaining year of my presidency the media tried to force everything else to revolve around it."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Force, Media, Presidency, Universe)

"The universe moves in the direction of Liberty."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Direction, Liberty, Universe)

"Evolutionary cosmology formulates theories in which a universe is capable of giving rise to and generating future universes out of itself, within black holes or whatever."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Future, Giving, Theories, Universe)

"Nothing is accidental in the universe - this is one of my Laws of Physics - except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity."
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Related: Accident, Divinity, Laws, Nothing, Physics, Universe)

"My first job in all honesty is going to continue to be mom-in-chief. Making sure that in this transition, which will be even more of a transition for the girls... that they are settled and that they know they will continue to be the center of our universe."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Mom, Honesty, First, Girls, Job, Universe, Will)

"The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand."
- Laurence Olivier
(Related: Actor, Universe)

"We could raise prodigious cities and create nations, and explore the universe."
- Jose C. Orozco
(Related: Cities, Nations, Universe)

"Here we are, we're alone in the universe, there's no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We've only got ourselves. Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it. We've only ourselves."
- John Osborne
(Related: God, Universe)

"Down below the broad, roaring waves of the sea break against the deep foundation of the rock. But high above the mountain, the sea, and the peaks of rock the eternal ornamentation blooms silently from the dark depths of the universe."
- Rudolf Otto
(Related: Deep, Sea, Universe)

"Freewill means that the Universe never judges, never interferes with your own choices - and sees you as a being of equal creative power."
- Joy Page
(Related: Power, Being, Choices, Judges, Universe)

"Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Science, Man, Principles, Universe)

"Man is a physical and spiritual epitome of the Universe."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Man, Spiritual, Universe)

"Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Thought, Space, Swallows, Universe, World)

"The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Life, Consequences, Result, Universe)

"You can't think about how people will perceive you or your character. All you can do is focus on your work. The rest is up to the universe. I've been acting for 16 years. I've done 55 movies and, in all seriousness, there's maybe five that are good and the rest are crap."
- Robert Patrick
(Related: Movies, Work, People, Character, Acting, Focus, Rest, Seriousness, Universe, Will, Years)

"If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time."
- Octavio Paz
(Related: Time, Excellence, Metaphor, Universe)

"The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols, dealing apparently with purely formal truths, may still reach results of endless importance for our description of the physical universe."
- Karl Pearson
(Related: Importance, May, Results, Universe)

"If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Universe)

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
- Eden Phillpotts
(Related: Universe, Waiting)

"From this time on, the universe is built up into an aggregate of permanent objects connected by causal relations that are independent of the subject and are placed in objective space and time."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Time, Space, Universe)

"The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics, we find that the universe as a whole is patterned, ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Universe)

"The universe extends beyond the mind of man, and is more complex than the small sample one can study."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Man, Mind, Study, Universe)

"Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Behavior, Language, Perspective, Rules, Universe)

"People see themselves as the center of the universe and judge everything as it relates to them."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: People, Universe)

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
- Plato
(Related: Life, Music, Imagination, Soul, Charm, Law, Mind, Universe)

"If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of the same universe at a succeeding moment."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Nature, Laws, Universe)

"So long as we use a certain language, all questions that we can ask will have to be formulated in it and will thereby confirm the theory of the universe which is implied in the vocabulary and structure of the language."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Language, Questions, Theory, Universe, Vocabulary, Will)

"It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable civil and religious blessings with which we are favored."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Blessings, Humility, Religious, Universe)

"Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can't construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Age, History, Science, Character, Creation, Doctrine, Theology, Universe)

"Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking, but the time span of history that theologians think about is a few thousand years of human culture rather than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: History, Time, Culture, Importance, Thinking, Universe, Years)

"After all, the universe required ten billion years of evolution before life was even possible; the evolution of the stars and the evolving of new chemical elements in the nuclear furnaces of the stars were indispensable prerequisites for the generation of life."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Life, Evolution, Stars, Universe, Years)

"Evolution, of course, is not something that simply applies to life here on earth; it applies to the whole universe."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Life, Earth, Evolution, Universe)

"But it is strange how many rational beings believe the ultimate truths of the universe to be reducible to patterns on a blackboard."
- Frederick Pollock
(Related: Universe)

"I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Language, Trying, Universe)

"Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Care, Universe, Wrong)

"The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Government, Legal, God, Authority, Order, Universe)

"The writer needs to react to his or her own internal universe, to his or her own point of view. If he or she doesn't have a personal point of view, it's impossible to be a creator."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Needs, Universe, Writer)

"I don't think humor is forced upon my universe; it's a part of it."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Humor, Universe)

"It's just too egotistical to think that we are the only lifeform in the universe."
- Kathleen Quinlan
(Related: Universe)

"Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Poetry, Power, Language, Universe)

"Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul."
- Little Richard
(Related: Soul, Greed, Universe)

"Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Education, Life, Universe)

"For each one of us stands alone in the midst of a universe."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Universe)

"As the universe accepted our show, more people began to accept me."
- Jai Rodriguez
(Related: People, Universe)

"I have tremendous faith in theuniverse. I feel at home on this planet. Even though it's a very big world out there, I plan on walking right through the middle of it unharmed."
- Marion Ross
(Related: Faith, Home, Right, Walking, World)

"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Atoms, Universe)

"The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Purpose, May, Nothing, Universe)

"I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe - because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Love, God, Mathematics, Nothing, Universe)

"Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them."
- Henry Norris Russell
(Related: Men, Nature, Dreams, Confidence, Future, Order, Universe, Will)

"And what we know, or think we know, about the universe of space and time is changing very quickly."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Time, Space, Universe)

"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Ambition, Harmony, Universe)

"The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Universe)

"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: People, Universe)

"If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?"
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Science, Reason, Stars, Universe)

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: First, Universe)

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Delusion, Universe)

"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Delusion, Universe)

"My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests."
- George Santayana
(Related: Men, Gods, Atheism, Piety, Universe)

"Literature is always trying to show other parts of this immense universe in which we live. It's endless. I'm sure there will be other writers who will discover new worlds."
- Nathalie Sarraute
(Related: Literature, Trying, Universe, Will, Writers)

"That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe: the do-it-yourself, hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood, is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show. It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done."
- Adam Savage
(Related: Soul, Childhood, Job, May, Pretty)

"Security is an attempt to try to make the universe static so that we feel safe."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Security, Universe)

"Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Life, Universe)

"The universe is one of God's thoughts."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: God, Thoughts, Universe)

"Its limitations are those of the physical universe: it won't let you play with some really wild ideas that aren't possible, but are fun to speculate about."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: Ideas, Fun, Limitations, Play)

"Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe."
- Erwin Schrodinger
(Related: Oneness, Physics, Universe)

"My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Dreams, People, Successful, Acting, Profession, State, Universe)

"In love's godlike breathing, there's the innermost aspect of the universe."
- Alexander Scriabin
(Related: Love, Universe)

"It's an infinite creative universe to explore so why chase conservative options?"
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Conservative, Infinite, Options, Universe)

"I'm just so honored that the universe chose me to be the spark that has set off a raging inferno."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: Universe)

"No, no, I never despair, because George Bush is not running the universe. He may be running the United States, he may be running the military, he may be running even the world, but he is not running the universe, he is not running the human heart."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Heart, Despair, May, Military, Running, states, United, Universe, World)

"Without consciousness and intelligence, the universe would lack meaning."
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Intelligence, Consciousness, Meaning, Universe)

"When I talk of the purpose of life, I am thinking not only of human life, but of all life on Earth and of the life which must exist upon other planets throughout the universe."
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Life, Purpose, Earth, Talk, Thinking, Universe)

"And time itself? Time was a never-ending medium that stretched into the future and the past - except there was no future and no past, but an infinite number of brackets, extending either way, each bracket enclosing its single phase of the Universe."
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Time, Future, Infinite, Past, Universe)

"Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Love, Men, Greatness, End, First, Integrity, Opposition, Practice, Praise, Self, Universe, Will)

"Recognition of this kinship with the rest of the universe is necessary for understanding him, but his essential nature is defined by qualities found nowhere else, not by those he has in common with apes, fishes, trees, fire, or anything other than himself."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Nature, Fire, Kinship, Rest, Trees, Understanding, Universe)

"Most of the dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse talent for taking the wrong side on the most important concepts in the material universe, from the structure of the solar system to the origin of man."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Talent, Man, Universe, Wrong)

"The realm of immediate or personal knowledge is a narrow circle in which these bodies move; the realm of knowledge derived through faith is as wide as the universe, and old as eternity."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Faith, Knowledge, Eternity, Old, Universe)

"Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Music, Universe)

"You are the center of your universe, and you can make anything happen."
- Ashley Smith
(Related: Universe)

"Sure, science involves trial and error. Scientists refine theories each day. But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the wonders of the world and the universe."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Science, Day, Error, Help, Scientists, Theories, Universe, Wonders, World)

"Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Nature, Necessity, Nothing, Universe)

"I admire our ancestors, whoever they were. I think the first self-conscious person must have shaken in his boots. Because as he becomes self-conscious, he's no longer part of nature. He sees himself against nature. He looks at the vastness of the universe and it looks hostile."
- John Shelby Spong
(Related: Nature, First, Self, Universe)

"Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Books, Earth, Laws, Universe)

"Heisenberg, Max Plank and Einstein, they all agreed that science could not solve the mystery of the universe."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: Science, Mystery, Universe)

"Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Work, Accomplishments, Man, Stairs, Universe)

"A security cam is one small part of a much larger universe of cams. The much larger effect, socially, politically and economically, is going to come from a much larger trend."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Effect, Security, Universe)

"An actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Actor, Universe)

"Music is part of God's universe."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Music, God, Universe)

"I was very clear that I wanted to keep 'Thor' out of the rest of the Marvel universe for no less than the first six issues. And the success of the book, I think, speaks well to that decision."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Success, Decision, First, Rest, Universe)

"I'm delirious with joy. It proves that if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn't always do it in the way you expect."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Heart, Intentions, Joy, Reward, Universe, Will)

"But ultimately what I was impressed by during my years in government was how much the intellectual climate and the prevailing intellectual notions constrained and represented the universe within which the discourse took place."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Government, Climate, Universe, Years)

"In this cry of pain the inner consciousness of the people seems to lay itself bare for an instant, and to reveal the mood of beings who feel their isolation in the face of a universe that wars on them with winds and seas."
- John Millington Synge
(Related: People, Consciousness, Isolation, Pain, Universe)

"I always want to write erotic music... Not only about the love between men and women, but in a much more universal sense - about the sensuality of the mechanism of the universe... about life."
- Toru Takemitsu
(Related: Life, Love, Men, Music, Women, Sense, Sensuality, Universe, Want)

"Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Inspiration, Desperation, Kindness, Universe)

"What do I have to say to the universe? A soul ought to have something to say to the universe if it's going to be immortal."
- Sheri S. Tepper
(Related: Soul, Universe)

"Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it."
- Thales
(Related: Thought, Necessity, Nothing, Universe)

"With the emergence of civilization, the rate of change shifted from hundreds of thousands of years to millennia. With the emergence of science as a way of knowing the universe, the rate of change shifted to centuries."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Change, Science, Civilization, Universe, Years)

"The universe is wider than our views of it."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Universe)

"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Laws, Poverty, Solitude, Universe, Weakness, Will)

"A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Time, Haste, Housekeeping, Leisure, Man, Universe, Waste)

"I think the driving thing was curiosity about the universe. That fascinated me. I didn't think anything about being famous or anything like that, I was just interested in the concepts involved."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Being, Curiosity, Driving, Famous, Universe)

"I have to believe there's some other life force out there. I don't know in what form. But we can't have all these galaxies and universes without something going on."
- John Travolta
(Related: Life, Force)

"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Music, Soul, Universe)

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Mind, Universe)

"In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe; at such critical times, unity of mind and technique is essential - do not let your heart waver!"
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Heart, Extreme, Mind, Unity, Universe)

"We need God, not in order to understand the why, but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore, to give a meaning to the universe."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: God, Meaning, Order, Universe)

"The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Intellect, Present, Universe)

"You may have the universe if I may have Italy."
- Giuseppe Verdi
(Related: Italy, May, Universe)

"And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the need to seek equilibrium, in our own lives, with the natural world, even within the universe at large."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Queen, Snow, Universe, World)

"All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark."
- Swami Vivekananda
(Related: Eyes, Universe)

"Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the centre of man's universe is the earth?"
- Stephen Vizinczey
(Related: Church, Earth, Man, Right, Universe)

"The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Universe)

"The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Universe)

"You can, if you wish, think of it like the universe: Each case is a sun, and all the judges, lawyers and administrative personnel represent planets revolving around the case in fixed orbit, never getting closer."
- Sol Wachtler
(Related: Judges, Lawyers, Sun)

"Then no matter what goes on around you in the physical universe, hang on to what you know."
- Lindsay Wagner
(Related: Universe)

"Bach opens a vista to the universe. After experiencing him, people feel there is meaning to life after all."
- Helmut Walcha
(Related: Life, People, Meaning, Universe)

"There's life all over this universe, but the only life in the solar system is on earth, and in the whole universe we are the only men."
- George Wald
(Related: Life, Men, Earth, Universe)

"It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms."
- George Wald
(Related: Atoms, Poor, Universe)

"Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Creation, Partnership, Universe)

"The world has become a larger place. The universe has been expanding, and Perl's been expanding along with the universe."
- Larry Wall
(Related: Universe, World)

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Life, Universe)

"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Life, Universe)

"You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Ocean, Universe)

"Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Comparisons, Night, Right, Stars, Universe, Wrong)

"The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe."
- Alan Watts
(Related: God, Church, Mosque, Style, Universe)

"Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Technology, People, Universe)

"The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it - aliens."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Common sense, Culture, Myths, Universe)

"In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Faith, Nature, Religion, God, Ideas, Universe, Words)

"In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way."
- Alan Watts
(Related: History, People, America, states, United, Universe)

"The earth is a tremendous gift. There is nothing else like it in the known universe. I want to leave it the way I found it."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: Earth, Nothing, Universe, Want)

"There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed."
- Len Wein
(Related: Universe, Will)

"The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless."
- Steven Weinberg
(Related: Universe)

"The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy."
- Steven Weinberg
(Related: Life, Effort, Grace, Tragedy, Universe)

"There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Experience, Universe, Yawns)

"A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Art, Universe)

"Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death."
- Edith Wharton
(Related: Age, Death, Freedom, Old, Universe)

"We know from science that nothing in the universe exists as an isolated or independent entity."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Science, Nothing, Universe)

"My wife is the most awesome person in the universe. She's made this experience much less miserable for me, with her compassion, patience and understanding."
- Wil Wheaton
(Related: Experience, Wife, Compassion, Patience, Understanding, Universe)

"Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Life, Universe)

"There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Universe)

"The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Theory, Universe)

"I heard what was said of the universe, heard it and heard it of several thousand years; it is middling well as far as it goes - but is that all?"
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Universe, Years)

"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Soul)

"At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture, taking up the task of describing the universe without reference to such time or space - abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms."
- Benjamin Whorf
(Related: Time, Language, Space, Universe)

"Cable would not translate into the public radio universe."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Public, Universe)

"I can't speak for the other authors, but what I hoped to achieve was to illuminate certain corners of the Lucas universe that hadn't yet been explored."
- Walter Jon Williams
(Related: Universe)

"Sometimes, an afternoon spent in bed with someone can be the most important thing in the universe."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Bed, Universe)

"The path up is the path down. The way forward is the way back. The universe inside is outside but the universe outside is inside."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Universe)

"Beyond a certain point, the whole universe becomes a continuous process of initiation."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Universe)

"On Wall Street he and a few others - how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that... Masters of the Universe."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Universe)

"Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Power, Order, Universe)

"The care of a wise and good man for his only son is inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures."
- John Woolman
(Related: Son, Care, Man, Universe)

"Woo means the ability to entice someone or something to get what you want. My first solo album was called: All the Woo of the Universe, which was titled by George Clinton."
- Bernie Worrell
(Related: Ability, First, Universe, Want)

"My next book is Scene by Scene: as Seen by Fay Wray. It'll be about different incidents. Just my feelings about quite a few people. Attitudes. My thoughts about the universe and simple things like that."
- Fay Wray
(Related: People, Feelings, Thoughts, Universe)

"As we get past our superficial material wants and instant gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves, as well as to others, and the universe."
- Judith Wright
(Related: Past, Universe)

"A voice expressing emotion in a musical way moves on. It's like the finale of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - the world turns in on itself, as a universe unto itself, in the shape of one human being."
- Dwight Yoakam
(Related: Being, Emotion, Space, Universe, Voice, World)

"I believe that prayer is our powerful contact with the greatest force in the universe."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Force, Prayer, Universe)

"All creatures are flawed, but out of the flaw may come the universe."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: May, Universe)

"The rockets and the satellites, spaceships that we're creating now, we're pollinating the universe."
- Neil Young
(Related: Now, Universe)

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Building, Scientists, Stupidity, Universe)

"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Life, Stupidity, Universe)

"I soon became convinced... that all the theorizing would be empty brain exercise and therefore a waste of time unless one first ascertained what the population of the universe really consists of."
- Fritz Zwicky
(Related: Time, Exercise, First, Population, Universe, Waste)