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Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes on Life, Science, Space and God

Neil deGrasse Tyson (October 5, 1958) is known as an American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator. Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson is often seen telling us amazing things about this universe on television but few people know about him. His research has focused on observations in cosmology, stellar evolution, galactic astronomy, bulges, and stellar formation. Tyson hosts the Nova Science Show and he also has appeared in many documentaries. Neil deGrasse Tyson is very popular around the world because he easily explains the complex topics of cosmology and astronomy to the general public. Neil deGrasse Tyson studied astronomy a lot in his teens and started lecturing in astronomy groups at the age of 15. Dr. Mark Chartland, director of the Hyden Planetarium, had a huge impact, and became his first role model. Here we present you the best Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes about life, science, education, love and God.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes

  • The first colony on Mars is not going to be built by a private company. How are you going to make money? You’re not. – Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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  • I don’t want to go into space because of war. I think we would if it was triggered. If China said they want to put military bases on Mars, we’d be at Mars in two years. That would be quick. I don’t want that to be the reason. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • You can make a stack high enough to reach the moon and back, and only then will you have used your 100 billion hamburgers. This is terrifying news to cows. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • It’s short-sighted to think ads won’t one day end up wherever humans are – even the moon. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • When I reach to the edge of the universe, I do so knowing that along some paths of cosmic discovery, there are times when, at least for now, one must be content to love the questions themselves. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • In any city with lots of skyscrapers, lots of skyline, the moon seems bigger than it is. It’s called the moon illusion. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • If there were biologists among the extremophiles organisms that live in extreme conditions, they would surely classify themselves as normal and any life that thrived in room temperature as an extremophile. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.

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  • 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. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Science is basically an inoculation against charlatans. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • The history of exploration has never been driven by exploration. But Columbus himself was a discoverer. So was Magellan. But the people who wrote checks were not. They had other motivations. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • 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. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate. They embrace the concept of an innovation culture. They vote in ways that promote it. They don’t fight science and they don’t fight technology.
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  • If you want a nation to have space exploration ambitions, you’ve got to send humans. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • When you are a hammer, all of your problems will look like nails to you. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • All information is good, even when it is bad. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it’s not just an opinion that you desperately want to be true. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • If we have the power to turn another planet into Earth, then we have the power to turn Earth back into Earth. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • What are we promoting in society? Well-behaved automatons that spew back what they learned in a book. That’s not science. You can get a parrot to do that. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • You have not fully expressed your power as a voter until you have scientific literacy in topics that matter for future political issues. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • On Venus you could cook a 16-inch pepperoni pizza in seven seconds, just by holding it out to the air. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance that’s getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time moves on. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • The humblest person in this world is the astrophysicist. Because we are face to face with our ignorance every single day. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • After 50 years of television, there’s no other conclusion the aliens could draw, but that most humans are neurotic, death-hungry, dysfunctional idiots.
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  • I claim that all those who think they can cherry-pick science simply don’t understand how science works. That’s what I claim. And if they did, they’d be less prone to just assert that somehow scientists are clueless. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Adults, who outnumber kids four or five to one, are in charge. We wield the resources, run the world, and completely thwart kids’ creativity. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Down there between our legs, it’s like an entertainment complex in the middle of a sewage system. Who designed that? -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • The only way you can invent tomorrow is if you break out of the enclosure that the school system has provided for you by the exams written by people who are trained in another generation. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • For your own safety, do not ever tell an astrophysicist, I hope all your stars are twinkling. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes about science

We are in the universe and the universe is in us.

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  • Science is a way of equipping yourself with the tools to interpret what happens in front of you. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • I’ve come to conclude that Fettuccine Alfredo is just Mac-and-Cheese for food snobs. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • There is no greater education than one that is self-driven. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • The cross pollination of disciplines is fundamental to truly revolutionary advances in our culture. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • The center line of science literacy – which not many people tell you, but I feel this strongly, and I will go to my grave making this point – is how you think. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • I get enormous satisfaction from knowing I’m doing something for society. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • It’s the inspired student that continues to learn on their own. That’s what separates the real achievers in the world from those who pedal along, finishing assignments. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Does the full moon affect people’s behavior, you ask? Yup. It makes people think the full moon affects people’s behavior.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Perhaps these ancient observatories like Stonehenge perennially impress modern people because modern people have no idea how the Sun, Moon, or stars move. We are too busy watching evening television to care what’s going on in the sky. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • What I’m saying is, when different experiments give you the same result, it is no longer subject to your opinion. That’s the good thing about science: It’s true whether or not you believe in it. That’s why it works. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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neil degrasse tyson quotes about the universe

Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean.

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  • Science is a philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance. You cannot build a program of discovery on the assumption that nobody is smart enough to figure out the answer to a problem. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • 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. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • So you’re made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all? -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • The power and beauty of physical laws is that they apply everywhere, whether or not you choose to believe in them. In other words, after the laws of physics, everything else is opinion. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • There is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • We do not simply live in this universe. The universe lives within us. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Down there between our legs, it’s like an entertainment complex in the middle of a sewage system. Who designed that? -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • It’s actually the minority of religious people who rejects science or feel threatened by it or want to sort of undo or restrict the… where science can go. The rest, you know, are just fine with science. And it has been that way ever since the beginning -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked opposable thumbs and the brainpower to build a space program. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
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