Universe Quotes

Most popular universe quotes

The universe is an intelligence test.
The universe 
is God's self-portrait.

God

The universe is one of God's thoughts.
Taken as a whole, the universe is absurd.
The universe is a machine for making gods.
The universe is wider than our views of it.
The universe is made of stories,
not of atoms.

stories

It is inconceivable that anything should be existing.

reality

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

expectation

My theology, briefly,
Is that the Universe
Was Dictated
But not Signed.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

ambition environment spiritual

To define the universe would be to contain it, and that would be to limit existence.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

science

Huddled together in our little earth we gaze with frightened eyes into the dark universe.
The universe may 
be as great as they say.
But it wouldn't be missed 
if it didn't exist.
Many and strange are the universes that drift like bubbles in the foam of the river of time.
It is said that there's no such thing as a free lunch.  But the universe is the ultimate free lunch.
Since the universe is defined as including all that exists, it is useless to ask what lies beyond it.
The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.  But the combination is locked up in the safe.
Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the universe in a glass of rain.
Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.

science

Do you know about the Eleventh Commandment? It says, "Thou shalt not bore God, or he will destroy your universe."
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.
A man said to the universe, "Sir, I exist." "However," replied the universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."
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 was not made in jest but in solemn incomprehensible earnest.  By a power that is unfathomably secret, and holy, and fleet.

earnestness

The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it.

science

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

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

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.
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.
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