Quotations on Universe

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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
(Keywords: Bizarre, Inexplicable, states, Theory, Universe, Will)

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
(Keywords: Time, Doubt, Infinite, Myth, Reason, Universe, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Universe, Want)

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

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

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

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

You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that.
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Imagination, Shadow, Universe, World)

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
(Keywords: Imagination, Life, Force, Universe, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Music, Discipline, Possibility, Universe, World)

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
(Keywords: Genius, First, Results, Universe, World)

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
(Keywords: Gain, Man, Moon, Ships, Universe, Will)

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

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
(Keywords: Government, End, First, Revolution, Office, Universe, World)

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

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
(Keywords: Time, Universe, World)

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
(Keywords: Doubt, Man, Measure, Tools, Universe, Will)

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
(Keywords: Life, Faith, Belief, Reason, Universe, Years)

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
(Keywords: Technology, Expression, Separation, Universe, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Fact, Justice, Nothing, Universe, Words, Years)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Mother, Earth, Forbidden, Humanity, Symbol, Universe, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Time, Character, Balance, Sales, Universe, Want)

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
(Keywords: Life, Being, Teenage, Universe, World, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Character, Personality, Sense, Universe, Wonder)

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

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
(Keywords: People, Idea, Provocative, Universe, World)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Change, Nature, Science, Technology, People, Character, Environment, Fiction, Present, Universe, Want)

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
(Keywords: Culture, Understanding, Universe, Will)

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
(Keywords: Time, Universe, Words)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Fact, Partnership, Universe, Will, Wonders)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Life, Time, Universe, World)

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
(Keywords: Harmony, Painting, Rest, Symbol, Universe, World)

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

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



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