Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes

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  • Let's create a World's Fair that captures everybody's visions of tomorrow together and let's celebrate that vision. Let's have articles on it with illustrators imagining how we'd be living differently.

  • Evidence my 14yr old daughter is geek-literate: In lieu of OK, one might type K while texting. She instead typed "Potassium".

    Twitter post from Mar 29, 2011
  • We in astrophysics we think of the universe all the time. So to us, Earth is just another planet. From a distance, it's a speck. And I'm convinced that if everyone had a cosmic perspective you wouldn't have legions of armies waging war on other people because someone would say, "Stop, look at the universe."

    "Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's one-man mission". "60 minutes" with Charlie Rose, March 22, 2015.
  • Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what's really there.

    "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey/ Unafraid of the Dark". Documentary, June 2014.
  • I bet most of the crowd does not know that there are six moons in the solar system bigger than Pluto.

  • We only went to the moon for military reasons. The space enthusiasts of the day kept saying, "Oh, we're on the moon; we should be on Mars in ten years." That's if it was driven by exploration, but it's never been driven by exploration.

  • It's progress I think, that science has joined philosophy, metaphysics & religion as subjects drunk people argue about in bars.

    Twitter post from Aug 7, 2011
  • All the great advances in cinema came about from technology. The 3-D camera was not invented by a movie director. The new industries are driven by the innovations in science and technology.

    "Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on Writing, Mars, Curiosity, and the Higgs Boson". Interview With Sandra Kitt, January 1, 2013.
  • There's a lot of memorization that goes on in school. You memorize vocabulary words and all these sorts of things.

  • I can't tell you how many people say they were turned off from science because of a science teacher that completely sucked out all the inspiration and enthusiasm they had for the course.

  • A conspiracy theorist is a person who tacitly admits that they have insufficient data to prove their points. A conspiracy is a battle cry of a person with insufficient data.

  • If humans one day become extinct from a catastrophic collision, there would be no greater tragedy in the history of life in the universe. Not because we lacked the brain power to protect ourselves but because we lacked the foresight. The dominant species that replaces us in post-apocalyptic Earth just might wonder, as they gaze upon our mounted skeletons in their natural history museums, why large headed Homo sapiens fared no better than the proverbially peabrained dinosaurs.

  • If your ego starts out, "I am important, I am big, I am special," you're in for some disappointments when you look around at what we've discovered about the universe. No, you're not big. No, you're not. You're small in time and in space. And you have this frail vessel called the human body that's limited on Earth.

    "Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New Cosmos". "Moyers & Company", January 10, 2014.
  • These are two different exercises. One of them is, "You don't know and I know, so just shut up and listen," and the other one is, you're curious and you're learning, and I have a way where you can learn this so you'll know it as well. And when you know it, and know why you know it, then you don't have to reference me ever again because you take ownership of the knowledge, and you can then share it with someone else.

  • You don't take a dead cat to the vet. I mean you might, but why?

    "Gravitational Anarchy". WNYC Radio Podcast, November 29, 2010.
  • Scientists are human. We have our blind spots and prejudices. Science is a mechanism designed to ferret them out. Problem is we aren't always faithful to the core values of science.

  • If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it's not just an opinion that you desperately want to be true.

    Twitter post from Jun 28, 2013
  • To achieve this density of a neutron star at home, just cram a herd of 50 million elephants into the volume of a thimble.

  • I am not the most annoying person to bring to a movie 'cause I basically hold it in and write about it later or tweet about it. The most annoying people to bring to movies, I think we all agree, are those who read the book first.

    "Not My Job: We Quiz Cosmos Expert Neil deGrasse Tyson On Cosmetology". "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" with Peter Sagal, October 24, 2015.
  • We already know the limits of Einstein's theories. From the centers of black holes at the very beginning of the universe - we call these singularities - Einstein's equations fail. In fact, people have joked that's where God is dividing by zero.

  • Whatever I am, I'm not as bad as the person that read the novel before watching the film. I'll enjoy whatever they [producers] are putting in front of me. If they made an attempt to get things right, then I'll criticize them for what they got wrong. If they made no attempt to get things right, and yet they stumble on something that's right, I'll comment on what they got right.

  • I never volunteer to talk about god or religion, but people feel compelled to talk about it.

    "Why Revive ‘Cosmos?’ Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says Just About Everything We Know Has Changed". Interview With David Freeman, March 4, 2014.
  • I have yet to see a successful prediction about the physical world that was inferred or extrapolated from the content of any religions document.

    Neil Degrasse Tyson (2010). “The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist”, p.183, Prometheus Books
  • If that god is described as being all-powerful and all-knowing and all-good, I don't see evidence for it anywhere in the world. So I remain unconvinced. If that god is all-powerful and all-good, I don't see that when a tsunami kills a quarter-million or an earthquake kills a quarter-million people. I'd like to think of good as something in the interest of your health or longevity.

    "Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks God, Aliens, And Multiverses". Interview With David Freeman, October 5, 2015.
  • I don't like trying to influence politicians, who are themselves representative of huge numbers of people. As an educator, I'd rather enlighten the people and educate the people and let they be the ones who put the pressure on their elected officials.

    "Neil deGrasse Tyson On Exploring Cosmic Frontiers". "Talk of the Nation" with Ira Flatow, March 2, 2012.
  • The universe is hilarious! Like, Venus is 900 degrees. I could tell you it melts lead. But that's not as fun as saying, 'You can cook a pizza on the windowsill in nine seconds.' And next time my fans eat pizza, they're thinking of Venus!

    "Rebooting the 'Cosmos'". Interview with Mike Kessler, March 6, 2014.
  • We only recently figured out the origin of our own moon. And we have some idea of how the Sun and Earth formed, but that's only because modern telescopes empower us to see other stars and planets freshly hatched within gas clouds across the galaxy. As for the origin of life itself, the transition from inanimate molecules to what any of us would call life remains one of the great frontiers of biology.

  • When NASA makes discoveries they are profound and they make headlines, everyone takes notice. It drives dialogue and, today, it would drive the blogosphere. It would drive the projects the kids do in school. So you wouldn't even need programs to try and stimulate curiosity. You wouldn't need programs to try to convince people that science literacy is good. Because they're going to want to participate on this epic adventure that we call space exploration.

  • People put clips of me up. There are quotes from me. I've written books, of course. I'm on Twitter. There are dozens of ways to consume my offerings, and a lecture in a large venue is really only just one of them. So I have no concerns about how much access people would have to me no matter what is the capacity of your pocketbook.

  • The worst thing that ever happened to America was the 19th Amendment.

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