Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator. Tyson has been vice-president, president, and chairman of the board of the Planetary Society. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. He was also the host of the PBS program Nova ScienceNow until 2011. Here are some of the best Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes to inspire you.

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

“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.”

“We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.”

“Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes

“The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there’s any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.”

“There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.”

“My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes

“Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us.”

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

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

“When scientifically investigating the natural world, the only thing worse than a blind believer is a seeing denier.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes

“Ignorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure.”

“Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination”

“Scientific inquiry shouldn’t stop just because a reasonable explanation has apparently been found.”

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“Science needs the light of free expression to flourish. It depends on the fearless questioning of authority, and the open exchange of ideas.”

“In modern times, if the sole measure of what’s out there flows from your five senses then a precarious life awaits you.”

“The more of us that feel the universe, the better off we will be in this world.”

“Science is a philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance.”

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