Universe Quotes

Most popular universe quotes

Since the universe is defined as including all that exists, it is useless to ask what lies beyond it. - Isaac Asimov quote.
Since the universe is defined as including all that exists, it is useless to ask what lies beyond it.
Man is born not to solve the problems of the universe, but to find out where the problem begins, and then to restrain himself within the limits of the comprehensible. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote.
Man is born not to solve the problems of the universe, but to find out where the problem begins, and then to restrain himself within the limits of the comprehensible.
Taken as a whole, the universe is absurd. - W. S. Landor quote.
Taken as a whole, the universe is absurd.
A man said to the universe, "Sir, I exist." "However," replied the universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation." - Stephen Crane quote.
A man said to the universe, "Sir, I exist." "However," replied the universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."
Do you know about the Eleventh Commandment? It says, "Thou shalt not bore God, or he will destroy your universe."
Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. - J. B. S. Haldane quote.
Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.

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The universe is wider than our views of it. - Henry David Thoreau quote.
The universe is wider than our views of it.
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering. - Abraham Maslow quote.
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. - Harry Emerson Fosdick quote.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.

faith mystery

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

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The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. - Carl Sagan quote.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

environment spiritual ambition

Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the universe in a glass of rain.
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.

nature

To define the universe would be to contain it, and that would be to limit existence.
David Beresford in The Weekly Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg, South Africa)
The universe is merely a fleeting idea in God's mind—a pretty uncomfortable thought, particularly if you've just made a down payment on a house. - Woody Allen quote.
The universe is merely a fleeting idea in God's mind—a pretty uncomfortable thought, particularly if you've just made a down payment on a house.

God funny

It is inconceivable that anything should be existing.

reality

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.

art painting

Go on a starlit night,
stand on your head,
leave your feet dangling
outwards into space,
and let the starry
firmament you tread
be, for the moment,
your elected base.
Feel Earth's colossal weight
of ice and granite,
of molten magma,
water, iron, and lead;
and briefly hold
this strangely solid planet
balanced upon
your strangely solid head.

earth

The universe may 
be as great as they say.
But it wouldn't be missed 
if it didn't exist.
The universe was not made in jest but in solemn incomprehensible earnest.  By a power that is unfathomably secret, and holy, and fleet. - Annie Dillard quote.
The universe was not made in jest but in solemn incomprehensible earnest.  By a power that is unfathomably secret, and holy, and fleet.

earnestness

The universe is energy, energy that responds to our expectations.

expectation

The universe 
is God's self-portrait. - Octavia Butler quote.
The universe 
is God's self-portrait.

God

It is said that there's no such thing as a free lunch.  But the universe is the ultimate free lunch.
Alan Guth A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
The universe is made of stories,
not of atoms.

stories

The universe is a machine for making gods. - Henri Bergson quote.
The universe is a machine for making gods.
Many and strange are the universes that drift like bubbles in the foam of the river of time. - Arthur C. Clarke quote.
Many and strange are the universes that drift like bubbles in the foam of the river of time.
The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.  But the combination is locked up in the safe.
In my youth I regarded the universe as an open book, printed in the language of physical equations, whereas now it appears to me as a text written in invisible ink, of which in our rare moments of grace we are able to decipher a small fragment. - Arthur Koestler quote.
In my youth I regarded the universe as an open book, printed in the language of physical equations, whereas now it appears to me as a text written in invisible ink, of which in our rare moments of grace we are able to decipher a small fragment.
My theology, briefly,
Is that the Universe
Was Dictated
But not Signed. - Christopher Morley quote.
My theology, briefly,
Is that the Universe
Was Dictated
But not Signed.
The universe is one of God's thoughts. - Friedrich Schiller quote.
The universe is one of God's thoughts.
Huddled together in our little earth we gaze with frightened eyes into the dark universe. - Arnold Toynbee quote.
Huddled together in our little earth we gaze with frightened eyes into the dark universe.
Arnold Toynbee Lectures on the Industrial Revolution of the 18th Century in England
The universe is an intelligence test.
The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it.

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