750+ Best: Universe Quotes About the Universe

We all love quotes. They inspire, motivate, and tell a story succinctly. Enjoy these 750+ Universe quotes. The best quotes about the Universe can be make everyone dream bigger!

Presented in alphabetical order. Skim through to find quotes by your favorite people…

 

  • A. R. Ammons    Though I have looked everywhere I can find nothing lowly in the universe.
  • Abdul Kalam    Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
  • Adam Smith    In every part of the universe we observe means adjusted with the nicest artifice to the ends which they are intended to produce; and in the mechanism of a plant, or animal body, admire how every thing is contrived for advancing the two great purposes of nature, the support of the individual, and the propagation of the species.
  • Adelard of Bath    The visible universe is subject to quantification, and is so by necessity. … Between you and me only reason will be the judge … since you proceed according to the rational method, so shall I. … I will also give reason and take it. … This generation has an innate vice. It can’t accept anything that has been discovered by a contemporary!
  • Adyashanti    One Zen master said, The whole universe is my true personality. This is a very wonderful saying… If you want to see what you truly are, open the window, and everything you see is in fact the expression of your inner reality. Can you embrace all of it?
  • Adyashanti    When you let go of the egoic self what you’re getting in exchange is the whole universe.
  • Aiden Wilson Tozer    I do not know why God does some things, but I am convinced that nothing is accidental in his universe.
  • Aiden Wilson Tozer    The widest thing in the universe is not space, it is the potential capacity of the human heart
  • Alain de Botton    Man seems merely dust postponed: the sublime as an encounter – pleasurable, intoxicating, even – with human weakness in the face of strength, age and size of the universe.
  • Alan Guth    The question of the origin of the matter in the universe is no longer thought to be beyond the range of science – everything can be created from nothing. It is fair to say that the universe is the ultimate free lunch.
  • Alan Moore    It’s pretty much a fact that our entire universe is a mental construct. We don’t actually deal with reality directly. We simply compose a picture of reality from what’s going on in our retinas, in the timpani of our ears, and in our nerve endings.
  • Alan Watts    Basically, there is simply nothing to worry about, because you yourself are the eternal energy of the universe.
  • Alan Watts    Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
  • Alan Watts    The whole universe is through and through the playing of love in every shade of the word’s use, from animal lust to divine charity.
  • Alan Watts    There is an ineffable mystery that underlies ourselves and the world. It is the darkness from which the light shines. When you recognize the integrity of the universe and that death is as certain as birth, then you can relax and accept that this is the way it is. There is nothing else to do.
  • Alan Watts    To know that you are God is another way of saying that you feel completely one with this universe.
  • Alan Watts    You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
  • Albert Camus    The first progressive step for a mind overwhelmed by the strangeness of things is to realize that this feeling of strangeness is shared with all men and that human reality, in its entirety, suffers from the distance which separates it from the rest of the universe.
  • Albert Einstein    A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
  • Albert Einstein    Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.
  • Albert Einstein    Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.
  • Albert Einstein    God does not play dice with the universe.
  • Albert Einstein    Imagination is the most powerful force in the universe.
  • Albert Einstein    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
  • Albert Einstein    The single most important decision any of us will ever make is whether or not to believe the universe is friendly.
  • Albert Einstein    The strongest force in the universe is Compound Interest.
  • Albert Einstein    The Universe is a friendly place.
  • Albert Einstein    Through the release of atomic energy, our generation has brought into the world the most revolutionary force since prehistoric man’s discovery of fire. This basic force of the universe cannot be fitted into the outmoded concept of narrow nationalisms.
  • Albert Einstein    What is inconceivable about the universe is that it is at all conceivable.
  • Albert Schweitzer    Rational thinking which is free from assumptions ends therefore in mysticism. To relate oneself in the spirit of reverence for life to the multiform manifestations of the will-to-live which together constitute the world is ethical mysticism. All profound world-view is mysticism, the essence of which is just this: that out of my unsophisticated and naïve existence in the world there comes, as a result of thought about self and the world, spiritual self-devotion to the mysterious infinite Will which is continuously manifested in the universe.
  • Aldous Huxley    The whole story of the universe is implicit in any part of it. The meditative eye can look through any single object and see, as through a window, the entire cosmos. Make the smell of roast duck in an old kitchen diaphanous and you will have a glimpse of everything, from the spiral nebulae to Mozart’s music and the stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi. The artistic problem is to produce diaphanousness in spots, selecting the spots so as to reveal only the most humanly significant of distant vistas behind the near familiar object.
  • Aldous Huxley    There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
  • Aldous Huxley    We are so anxious to achieve some particular end that we never pay attention to the psycho-physical means whereby that end is to be gained. So far as we are concerned, any old means is good enough. But the nature of the universe is such that ends can never justify the means. On the contrary, the means always determine the end.
  • Aleister Crowley    Anything which throws light upon the Universe, anything which reveals us to ourselves, should be welcome in this world of riddles.
  • Alex Jones    The Hubbell space telescope, it’s first year up after they fixed it, categorized and counted 500 billion galaxies in any one photograph field of view of dark matter. That’s like grains of sand at the beach and you’ve just got a handful. It’s massive amounts. I’m sure that of all of the galaxies, and I’m sure the universe is teeming with life.
  • Alexander Calder    The basis of everything I do is the universe.
  • Alfred Russel Wallace    There might have been a hundred or a thousand life-bearing planets, had the course of evolution of the universe been a little different, or there might have been none at all. They would probably add, that, as life and man have been produced, that shows that their production was possible; and therefore, if not now then at some other time, if not here then in some other planet of some other sun, we should be sure to have come into existence; or if not precisely the same as we are, then something a little better or a little worse.
  • Algis Budrys    Constantly working outward, putting system after system inside the known universe, they were the bright hungry wave of mankind reaching out to gather in the stars.
  • Alice Bailey    Reincarnation is implicit in the manifested universe and is a basic and fundamental.
  • Alice Walker    Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
  • Alice Walker    I feel that all you can do is give it your absolute best with whatever gifts the universe has given you. And if you make it in some way that other people can recognize, that’s fine. But even if you don’t quote-unquote make it, you’re fine, if you’ve given it your whole heart and soul. You’re totally in sync with your purpose and with the universe. And that’s fine.
  • Alison Hawthorne Deming    I’m extremely interested in science as the mythos within which I live. Science tells me what kind of animal I am, what kind of a universe I live in. It’s always deepening my understanding of the natural world.
  • Amy Hardie    I think that when you go on a shamanic journey, you’re allowing yourself to have much more access to your unconscious or your sense of connection within the universe, whatever you want to call that. You’ve accessed places in your brain that you don’t normally. You’re still there – it’s your brain. But you have access in a way that you normally don’t. For me, doing that felt like being in a new environment.
  • Anais Nin    Truth is something which can’t be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
  • Anatole France    Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
  • Andrew Cohen    Its taken 14 billion years for matter to gain the capacity to become conscious of itself. If this is true, it wouldn’t make any sense that the whole point of enlightenment would be to escape from the whole process at the very instant that the universe is beginning to awaken to itself.
  • Andrew Lincoln    Realizing that my children are the center of the universe and not me is probably one of the greatest ways to acclimatize.
  • Ann M. Martin    I believe you are one of the people that can lift the corners of the universe.
  • Anne Rice    I think that we are supernatural. We are unique. We’re the only animals in the universe that we know of that actually have self-consciousness, a sense of time and our own mortality.
  • Anne Waldman    I’m curious about other universes, and nonhuman elementals. For me it’s still a very lively ethos. It’s a kind of practice. It’s an ethos that is very sustaining.
  • Anodea Judith    The universe exists only through a constant dance of consistency and change. Through consistency, consciousness finds meaning; through change it finds stimulation and expansion. To find consistency within change is to embrace the unfolding flow.
  • Anousheh Ansari    I believe seeing earth a small blue ball in the vast dark ocean of space, gives you a new perspective on life and what is important. You can see how small we are as compared to the universe and how fragile our lives are.
  • Ansel Adams    The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
  • Antony Garrett Lisi    The mathematics of quantum mechanics very accurately describes how our universe works. And it tells us our reality is continually branching into different possibilities, just like a coral.
  • Ariel Pink    The universe is expanding, and every second that you’re alive, the universe is bigger than it was a second before. There’s nothing in front of us, exactly, other than the future, and there’s no space for the size, the density of the universe to go. Because it’s expanding at every point simultaneously.
  • Arthur C. Clarke    I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.
  • Arthur C. Clarke    Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
  • Arthur C. Clarke    When you finally understand the universe, it will not only be stranger than you imagine, it will be stranger than you can imagine.
  • Arthur Young    The self in a toroidal Universe can be both separate and connected with everything else.
  • Assata Shakur    In my case, spirituality has been important to me because at periods in my life there’s been very little else that I’ve had going. I’ve actually needed to call on, to feel the forces of good in this universe to be able to survive.
  • Avtarjeet Singh Dhanjal    A scientist is only a human being, a particle in the whole universe. How can the observations and logic of a particle measure the life and size of a phenomenon that is limitless?

  • Barbara Brennan    Love is the face and body of the Universe.
  • Barry Lopez    To allow mystery, which is to say to yourself, ‘There could be more…things we don’t understand,’ is not to damn knowledge….It is to permit yourself an extraordinary, freedom: someone else does not have to be wrong in order that you might be right…This tolerance for mystery invigorates the imagination; and it is the imagination that gives shape to the universe.
  • Baruch Spinoza    To know the order of nature, and regard the universe as orderly is the highest function of the mind.
  • Bear Grylls    And if you give your heart to a goal, it will repay you. It’s the law of the universe.
  • Bell Hooks    Of all the definitions of love that abound in our universe, a special favorite of mine is… “the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth.”
  • Benjamin Carson    It’s ridiculous that our solar system, not to mention the universe outside of that, is extraordinarily well organized, to the point where we can predict 70 years away when a comet is coming.
  • Benjamin Carson    The more I learn about the human body, our environment, and the universe, the more it increases my faith.
  • Bentinho    It’s good to remember often, every day, that you are not a physical creature in a physical universe; but a non-physical consciousness vibrating at a certain frequency. You are Consciousness having a state of being, that’s it. Everything else you perceive is simply an illusory crystallization of your chosen vibration. You are the Creator of your life, in this way.
  • Berkeley Breathed    The universe throws us some obvious little pitches sometimes, and we need to be awake enough not to let them slip by.
  • Bertrand Russell    He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains.
  • Bertrand Russell    The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
  • Bertrand Russell    Through the greatness of the universe, which philosophy contemplates, the mind also is rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good.
  • Bill Bryson    The universe is not only queerer than we suppose; it is queerer than we can suppose
  • Bill Hicks    Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the Weather.
  • Bill Nye    You and I are made of stardust. We are the stuff of exploded stars. We are therefore, at least 1 way that the Universe knows itself. That, to me, is astonishing.
  • Bill Watterson    The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
  • Black Elk    At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
  • Bob Marley    Man is a universe within himself.
  • Bob Marley    Trust the universe and respekt your hair.
  • Bob Samples    When the body is urged to participate with the universe, it creates access routes for emotionality and intellectuality as well.
  • Brian Cox    An explorer of the universe is sexier than a musician.
  • Brian Cox    At every stage of understanding the universe better, the benefits to civilisation have been immeasurable. None of those big leaps were made with us knowing what was going to happen.
  • Brian Cox    One might say science is the sum total of our knowledge of the universe, the great library of the known, but the practice of science happens at the border between the known and the unknown. Standing on the shoulders of giants, we peer into the darkness with eyes opened not in fear but in wonder.
  • Brian Cox    Science is about exploring, and the only way to uncover the secrets of the universe is to go and look.
  • Brian Cox    The story of the universe finally comes to an end. For the first time in its life, the universe will be permanent and unchanging. Entropy finally stops increasing because the cosmos cannot get any more disordered. Nothing happens, and it keeps not happening, forever. It’s what’s known as the heat-death of the universe. An era when the cosmos will remain vast and cold and desolate for the rest of time the arrow of time has simply ceased to exist. It’s an inescapable fact of the universe written into the fundamental laws of physics, the entire cosmos will die.
  • Brian Greene    A unified theory would put us at the doorstep of a vast universe of things that we could finally explore with precision.
  • Brian Greene    If string theory is right, the microscopic fabric of our universe is a richly intertwined multidimensional labyrinth within which the strings of the universe endlessly twist and vibrate, rhythmically beating out the laws of the cosmos.
  • Brian Greene    We are living through a remarkably privileged era when certain deep truths about the cosmos are still within reach of the human spirit of exploration.
  • Brian Schmidt    I think a scientist’s job is to explore the Universe, to explore the cosmos around us. People always want to know – why is that useful? Well, on just pure fundamental grounds, on some level it’s like art, it’s like umm, music, it’s aesthetics, it’s like philosophy. You want to know where you are in the Universe.
  • Brian Tracy    Your brain has more than 100 billion cells, each connected to at least 20,000 other cells. The possible combinations are greater than the number of molecules in the known universe.
  • Bruce Lee    When we suddenly awake to the realization that there is no barrier, and never has been, one realizes that one is all things mountains, rivers, grasses, trees, sun, moon, stars, universe are all oneself. There is no longer a division or barrier between myself and others, no longer any feeling of alienation or fear there is nothing apart from oneself and therefore nothing to fear. Realizing this results in true compassion. Other people and things are not seen as apart from oneself but, on the contrary, as one’s own body.
  • Buzz Aldrin    Don’t waste your time on beaming people up or down. Instead, consider gravity waves as advanced physics of the universe that could be used to travel interstellar distances.
  • C. S. Lewis    Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.
  • C. S. Lewis    The point is that for our ancestors, the universe was a picture; for modern physics it is a story.
  • Carl Sagan    For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
  • Carl Sagan    Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
  • Carl Sagan    It goes with a courageous intent to greet the universe as it really is, not to foist our emotional predispositions on it but to courageously accept what our explorations tell us.
  • Carl Sagan    It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English – up to fifty words used in correct context – no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
  • Carl Sagan    Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
  • Carl Sagan    The Universe forces those who live in it to understand it. Those creatures who find everyday experience a muddled jumble of events with no predictability, no regularity, are in grave peril. The Universe belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.
  • Carl Sagan    Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge and envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries.
  • Carl Sagan    We are a way of the universe knowing itself.
  • Carl Sagan    What a splendid perspective contact with a profoundly different civilization might provide! In a cosmic setting vast and old beyond ordinary human understanding we are a little lonely, and we ponder the ultimate significance, if any, of our tiny but exquisite blue planet, the Earth…. In the deepest sense the search for extraterrestrial intelligence is a search for ourselves.
  • Carl Sagan    Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
  • Carlos Castaneda    In the universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamens call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.
  • Caroline Myss    Choice is born out of opposites, and the duality of the second chakra is forever challenging us to make choices in a world of opposing sides, of positive and negative energy patterns. Every choice we make contributes a subtle current of our energy to our universe, which is responsive to the influence of human consciousness.
  • Charles Darwin    One hand has surely worked throughout the universe.
  • Charles Darwin    We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
  • Charles Jencks    Can’t you see, we are in a dialogue with the universe?
  • Charles Krauthammer    As the romance of manned space exploration has waned, the drive today is to find our living, thinking counterparts in the universe. For all the excitement, however, the search betrays a profound melancholy – a lonely species in a merciless universe anxiously awaits an answering voice amid utter silence.
  • Charles Lindbergh    Whether outwardly or inwardly, whether in space or time, the farther we penetrate the unknown, the vaster and more marvelous it becomes.
  • Charles Sanders Peirce    The universe ought to be presumed too vast to have any character.
  • Charley Harper    When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see the feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts; and herein lies the lure of the painting; in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe.
  • Chief Seattle    The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
  • Chien-Shiung Wu    “I was a senior research scientist that changed the accepted view of the structure of the universe.  I disproved one of the then widely accepted “laws” of physics, ‘the conversation of parity’, by proving that identical nuclear particles do not always act alike.”
  • Chris Chibnall    Doctor Who’ is such a broad show. It’s got the whole universe to explore.
  • Chris Farley    I used to think that you could get to a level of success where the laws of the universe didn’t apply. But they do. It’s still life on life’s terms, not on movie-star terms. I still have to work at relationships. I still have to work on my weight and some of my other demons.
  • Christopher Morley    Man makes a great fuss about this planet which is only a ballbearing in the hub of the universe.
  • Christopher Morley    My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
  • Christopher Penczak    The only way to truly be protected at all times is to claim your personal power with the highest code of ethics and responsibility. If you are centered in this type of power, the power of the universe supports you, and no one and nothing can defeat you.
  • Claude Levi-Strauss    Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor anyone in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.
  • Claude Monet    My only desire is an intimate infusion with nature, and the only fate I wish is to have worked and lived in harmony with her laws.
  • Colin Tudge    I cannot significantly improve on the assertion that it simply is proper for us, as intelligent members of the universe, to try to look after our fellow creatures, and evil for us to do otherwise.
  • Colin Wilson    Religion, mysticism and magic all spring from the same basic ‘feeling’ about the universe: a sudden feeling of meaning, which human beings sometimes ‘pick up’ accidentally, as your radio might pick up some unknown station. Poets feel that we are cut off from meaning by a thick, lead wall, and that sometimes for no reason we can understand the wall seems to vanish and we are suddenly overwhelmed with a sense of the infinite interestingness of things.
  • Conor McPherson    We know so little of the why, what the universe is, what infinity is. The veil around us is very fragile.
  • Corita Kent    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.

  • D. H. Lawrence    We must get back into relation, vivid and nourishing relation to the cosmos and the universe. The way is through daily ritual, and is an affair of the individual and the household, a ritual of dawn and noon and sunset, the ritual of the kindling fire and pouring water, the ritual of the first breath, and the last.
  • Dan Brown    God created… light and dark, heaven and hell – science claims the same thing as religion, that the Big Bang created everything in the universe with an opposite. Including matter itself, antimatter.
  • Dan Buettner    Deepen your existing spiritual commitment.
  • Dan Harmon    The language we’re exchanging, the fillings in our teeth, the pavement on the road outside, everywhere you look, for better or for worse, you’re going to see evidence that accepting reality is not a human’s tendency, and not what we’re good at, and not, in my speculation, what God or Natural Selection hired us to do. We’ve been hired, by this universe, to dream, to aspire, to make things that weren’t real real – and because that involves a lot of failure, we’re damn good at doing that, too.
  • Dan Millman    Everything you’ll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.
  • Daniel D. Palmer    Man is a physical and spiritual epitome of the Universe.
  • Daniel H. Wilson    Without us here to witness, the universe is just pointless physics unfolding.
  • Daniel Webster    Philosophic argument, especially that drawn from the vastness of the universe, in comparison with the apparent insignificance of this globe, has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that is in me; but my heart has always assured and reassured me…
  • Dante Alighieri    The whole universe is but the footprint of the Divine goodness.
  • Dave Barry    The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.
  • Dave McKean    I’m interested in the parallel narrative of our fantasy lives. How the moment of ‘now’ that is palpably real, is surrounded by our memories, our dreams and hopes, the stories and connections that our brains make as we navigate a universe of fantasy, or unreality, or surreality. I’m keen to explore this very human experience, how our minds create our own realities, a blend of fact and interpretation of fact.
  • David Bohm    In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe.
  • David Bohm    Ultimately, the entire universe…has to be understood as a single undivided whole.
  • David Bohm    We have reversed the usual classical notion that the independent “elementary parts” of the world are the fundamental reality, and that the various systems are merely particular contingent forms and arrangements of these parts. Rather, we say that inseparable quantum interconnectedness of the whole universe is the fundamental reality, and that relatively independent behaving parts are merely particular and contingent forms within this whole.
  • David Eagleman    Our ignorance of the cosmos is too vast to commit to atheism, and yet we know too much to commit to a particular religion. A third position, agnosticism, is often an uninteresting stance in which a person simply questions whether his traditional religious story (say, a man with a beard on a cloud) is true or not true. But with Possibilianism I’m hoping to define a new position – one that emphasizes the exploration of new, unconsidered possibilities. Possibilianism is comfortable holding multiple ideas in mind; it is not interested in committing to any particular story.
  • David Feherty    Win and you are the superior being in all the universe; lose, and may the fleas of a million rodents, infect your every orifice.
  • David Grinspoon    Astrobiology is the science of life in the universe. It’s an attempt to scientifically deal with the question of whether or not we’re alone in the universe, looking at the past of life, the present of life, and the future of life. It’s an interdisciplinary study incorporating astronomy, biology, and the Earth sciences.
  • David Hume    The whole of natural theology resolves itself into one simple, though somewhat ambiguous proposition, That the cause or causes of order in the universe probably bear some remote analogy to human intelligence.
  • David R. Hawkins    In this interconnected universe, every improvement we make in our private world improves the world at large for everyone. We all float on the collective level of consciousness of mankind, so that any increment we add comes back to us. We all add to our common buoyancy by our efforts to benefit life. It is a scientific fact that what is good for you is good for me.
  • David Steindl-Rast    Blessing is the lifeblood throbbing through the universe.
  • David Steindl-Rast    The universe is gratis. It cannot be earned, nor need it be earned.
  • David Travis    There exists an infinite universe between the boundaries of light and darkness; the photographer explores this chasm in a ship of the imagination, that is the camera.
  • Daya Mata    We have to get to the Self beyond its physical and mental instrumentalities to realize we are not fragile mortal beings; there is an unbroken link between ourselves and the Beloved Mother of the Universe, the Divine Consciousness flowing through and permeating Infinity.
  • Dean Koontz    In an infinite universe, anything that could be imagined might somewhere exist.
  • Debbie Ford    When you trust the universe, you get to play in the magical world of God’s plan.
  • Deepak Chopra    Ayurveda is the science of life and it has a very basic, simple kind of approach, which is that we are part of the universe and the universe is intelligent and the human body is part of the cosmic body, and the human mind is part of the cosmic mind, and the atom and the universe are exactly the same thing, but with different form, and the more we are in touch with this deeper reality, from where everything comes, the more we will be able to heal ourselves and at the same time heal our planet.
  • Deepak Chopra    Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe and transcends all boundaries.
  • Deepak Chopra    Space is a way of measuring time; time is a way of measuring space.
  • Deepak Chopra    “The present moment is a conspiracy of the total universe. To resist it is to resist the universe.  Let go and flow.”
  • Deepak Chopra    There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
  • Deepak Chopra    To love a person is to love their universe.
  • Deepak Chopra    You belong in the scheme of the universe. There’s nothing to be afraid of. You are Safe.
  • Democritus    Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
  • Derek Sivers    When you make a business, you get to make a little universe where you control all the laws.
  • Desmond Tutu    Making the truth public is a form of justice. This is a moral universe and you’ve got to take account of the fact that truth and lies and goodness and evil are things that matter.
  • Desmond Tutu    That’s the chief lesson I have learned: the texture of our universe is one where there is no question at all but that good and laughter and justice will prevail.
  • Dick Francis    Physics is the science of all the tremendously powerful invisibilities – of magnetism, electricity, gravity, light, sound, cosmic rays. Physics is the science of the mysteries of the universe. How could anyone think it dull?
  • Dogen    Nothing in the entire universe is hidden.
  • Dogen    The one and only thing required is to free oneself from the bondage of mind and body alike, putting the Buddha’s own seal upon yourself. If you do this as you sit in ecstatic meditation, the whole universe itself scattered through the infinity of space turns into enlightenment. This is what I mean by the Buddha’s seal.
  • Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki    Sound is the basis vibration of the universe All those little vortices may get sent going the other way. Sound is really very powerful.
  • Dolores Cannon    While the body sleeps our soul or spirit is having many adventures. It may travel to the spirit realm to meet with master teachers and guides to obtain advice or to learn lessons. It also may travel to other parts of our world or even venture outward to other worlds and dimensions.
  • Don Marquis    The most pleasant and useful persons are those who leave some of the problems of the universe for God to worry about.
  • Dorothy Richardson    Every thought vibrates through the universe.
  • Douglas Adams    In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
  • Douglas Adams    The Answer to the Great Question… Of Life, the Universe and Everything… Is… Forty-two,’ said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.
  • Douglas Adams    The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
  • Douglas Adams    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    We live in strange times. We also live in strange places, each in a universe of our own. The people with whom we populate our universe are the shadows of whole other universes intersecting with our own.
  • Douglas Cardinal    We are now becoming more aware of our links to the universe and are reaching out to the universe for knowledge. We are evolving from earth creatures to star creatures. Our minds now explore the worlds beyond, and we sense a destiny beyond this planet.
  • Douglas Harding    The result of observing only the universe is anxiety. Only observing the Observer of the universe will put a stop to a man’s worrying and fussing and scheming. When his interest is diverted inwards he naturally relaxes his hold – his stranglehold – on the outer world. Having withdrawn his capital and paid it into his own Central Bank (where it appreciates to infinity), he has nothing to lose out there and no reason for interfering. He knows how to let things be and work out in their own time. He’s in no hurry. Knowing the Self, he can hardly fail to trust its products.
  • Duane Gish    What we call creation science makes no reference to the Bible. It says there are two possible explanations for the origin of the universe and living things: theistic, supernatural creation by an intelligent being, or nontheistic, mechanistic evolutionary theory that posits no goal and no purpose in the evolutionary process. We just happen to be here.
  • E. A. Bucchianeri    You cannot hinder someone’s free will, that’s the first law of the Universe, no matter what the decision.
  • E. B. White    Is there anything in the universe more beautiful and protective than the simple complexity of a spider’s web?
  • E. M. Forster    Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don’t believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art’s sake.
  • Eckhart Tolle    You are not just a meaningless fragment in an alien universe, briefly suspended between life and death, allowed a few short-lived pleasures followed by pain and ultimate annihilation.
  • Eckhart Tolle    Your inner purpose is an essential part of the purpose of the whole, the universe and its emerging intelligence. Your outer purpose can change over time. It varies greatly from person to person. Finding and living in alignment with the inner purpose is the foundation for fulfilling your outer purpose. It is the basis for true success.
  • Edgar Allan Poe    As an individual, I myself feel impelled to fancy … a limitless succession of Universes…. Each exists, apart and independently, in the bosom of its proper and particular God.
  • Edgar Allan Poe    The plots of God are perfect. The Universe is a plot of God.
  • Edgar Cayce    There is no force in the universe more powerful than your will or power.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton    The astronomer who catalogues the stars cannot add one atom to the universe; the poet can call an universe from the atom.
  • Edward de Bono    Explaining belief has always been difficult. How do you explain a love and a logic at the heart of the universe when the world is so out of whack? Explaining faith is impossible – vision over visibility – instinct over intellect – a songwriter plays a chore with the faith that he will hear the next one in his head.
  • Edward J. Fraughton    When one studies the structure of the universe, it becomes clear that the sciences are as aesthetic as the arts, and the arts are as practical as the sciences. Thus, they are different – but the same.
  • Edward M. Lerner    Time travel offends our sense of cause and effect – but maybe the universe doesn’t insist on cause and effect.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin    The universe is a vast system of exchange. Every artery of it is in motion, throbbing with reciprocity, from the planet to the rotting leaf. The vapor climbs the sunbeam, and comes back in blessings upon the exhausted herb. The exhalation of the plant is wafted to the ocean. And so goes on the beautiful commerce of nature. And all because of dissimilarity–because no one thing is sufficient in itself, but calls for the assistance of something else, and repays by a contribution in turn.
  • Edwin Powell Hubble    Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
  • Edwin Powell Hubble    The universe is unfolding as it should.
  • Eknath Easwaran    As the web issues out of the spider, As plants sprout from the earth, As hair grows from the body, even so, The sages say, this universe springs from, The deathless Self (the Supreme Soul), the source of life.
  • Eli Siegel    The universe is Why, How, and What, in any order, and all at once.
  • Eliezer Yudkowsky    Reality has been around since long before you showed up. Don’t go calling it nasty names like ‘bizarre’ or ‘incredible’. The universe was propagating complex amplitudes through configuration space for ten billion years before life ever emerged on Earth. Quantum physics is not ‘weird’. You are weird.
  • Ella Maillart    Shall we ever see the 10 million things of the universe simultaneously in order to be the all? I am convinced that to live is to travel towards the world’s end.
  • Emily Carr    When you really think about your hand you begin to realize its connection, to sense the hum of your own being passing through it. When we look at a piece of the universe we should feel the same.
  • Epicurus    Moreover, the universe as a whole is infinite, for whatever is limited has an outermost edge to limit it, and such an edge is defined by something beyond. Since the universe has no edge, it has no limit; and since it lacks a limit, it is infinite and unbounded. Moreover, the universe is infinite both in the number of its atoms and in the extent of its void.
  • Eric Hoffer    Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.
  • Erica Jong    I believe that there’s a force of life in the universe, and that when we’re writing or making music or painting, we’re likely to connect with that flow.
  • Erin Davie    Everything is energy. It’s physics. So I find the science of it all interesting; how 90% of stuff that’s in our universe is made of stuff that we can’t even measure. I find that fascinating.
  • Ernie J Zelinski    There is no secret to how to attain prosperity. The Universe supports and rewards us for taking risks on things that matter to the Universe. When we remember this, the mysteries about prosperity disappear, and prosperity stands explained. Prosperity will then manifest itself easily provided the Universe agrees that we are doing the right things in our lives to deserve this prosperity.
  • Ernst Haas    in the smallest cells are reflections of the largest. And in photography, through an interplay of scales, a whole universe within a universe can be revealed.
  • Ervin Laszlo    The boundaries of “our universe” are not the boundaries of “the universe.”
  • Esther Hicks    All is well. You did not come here to fix a broken world. The world is not broken. You came here to live a wonderful life. And if you can learn to relax a little and let it all in, you will begin to see the universe present you with all that you have asked for.
  • Esther Hicks    Everything you want is coming. Relax and let the universe pick the timing and the way.
  • Esther Hicks    No matter what it is, if you really want it, and if you get out of the way of it, it will happen. It must be. It is Law. It can be no other way. It’s the way this Universe is established. If you want it and you relax, it will happen.
  • Esther Hicks    The laws of the Universe are responding to me.
  • Esther Hicks    The Universe is abundant with everything that you want. It’s not testing you. It’s benevolently providing for you. But you are the orchestrater. You are the definer, and you do it through your joyous anticipation. If there is an emotion that you are wanting to foster, that would serve you very, very well, it is positive expectation. It is excited anticipation.
  • Esther Hicks    The Universe is not discriminating about the rightness or the wrongness of your request. It is here to accommodate all requests. All you have to do is be a Vibrational Match to your request, and the Universe will yield it to you.
  • Esther Hicks    The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you. The Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting. The more joyful you are, the more Well-Being flows to you-and you get to choose the details of how it flows.
  • Esther Hicks    The universe knows the perfect timing for all those things you want and will find, through the crack of least resistance, the best way to deliver it to you.
  • Esther Hicks    The Universe yields to me when I ask.
  • Esther Hicks    You are not here to fix anything, because nothing is broken, but everything is continually changing and expanding. Release your struggle, and seek joy and fun, and in doing so, you will align with the fantastic expanding rhythm of this Universe.
  • Esther Hicks    You cannot be less than you are now. You cannot achieve a vibration that is less than the vibration that you have achieved. That’s why when someone achieves an empire and then something happens where it is lost or destroyed, they still have the vibration that they’ve achieved, and the empire will come back again – you see it all the time – because it is the vibrational status that the Universe is responding to, not the financial status.
  • Eugene Green    Baroque civilization believed in two truths, which for a post-18th-century mindset are exclusive truths – we have to eliminate one to believe the other. They believed in the rational exploration of the universe, and they also believed that there was a hidden spiritual truth. Baroque thinkers were able to live the two at the same time. In any case, for me, it’s necessary to live that way also.
  • Eugene Ionesco    The universe seems to me infinitely strange and foreign. At such a moment I gaze upon it with a mixture of anguish and euphoria; separate from the universe, as though placed at a certain distance outside it; I look and I see pictures, creatures that move in a kind of timeless time and spaceless space, emitting sounds that are a kind of language I no longer understand or ever register.

  • Fela Kuti    The African mind has a lot to contribute, not only to world understanding of the arts, but to an understanding of spiritualism. That is the contribution Africa will make to the world of the future – an injection of sanity into the environment of the universe itself.
  • Felix Adler    I believe in the supreme excellence of righteousness; I believe that the law of righteousness will triumph in the universe over all evil; I believe that in the attempt to fulfil the law of righteousness, however imperfect it must remain, are to be found the inspiration, the consolation, and the sanctification of human existence. We live in order to finish an, as yet, unfinished universe, unfinished so far as the human, that is, the highest part of it, is concerned. We live in order to develop the superior qualities of man which are, as yet, for the most part latent.
  • Felix Adler    There is a universal element in man which he can assert by so acting as if the purpose of the Universe were also his purpose. It is the function of the supreme ordeals of life to develop in men this power, to give to their life this distinction, this height of dignity, these vast horizons.
  • Flannery O’Connor    Where there is no belief in the soul, there is very little drama . . . . Either one is serious about salvation or one is not. And it is well to realize that the maximum amount of seriousness admits the maximum amount of comedy. Only if we are secure in our beliefs can we see the comical side of the universe.
  • Francis Bacon    The first question concerning the Celestial Bodies is whether there be a system, that is whether the world or universe compose together one globe, with a center, or whether the particular globes of earth and stars be scattered dispersedly, each on its own roots, without any system or common center.
  • Francis Bacon    The universe must not be narrowed down to the limit of our understanding, but our understanding must be stretched and enlarged to take in the image of the universe as it is discovered.
  • Frank Zappa    The whole Universe is a large joke. Everything in the Universe are just subdivisions of this joke. So why take anything too serious.
  • Franz Bardon    According to the universal laws, the magician will form his own point of view about the universe which henceforth will be his true religion.
  • Frederick Lenz    All of the physical universes put together, stretching out endlessly, are only a fraction of the totality of reality. In other words, all of the physical universes are only part of the physical dimensional plane, and there are thousands of dimensional planes.
  • Frederick Lenz    At the end of each meditation session, bow your head toward the ground. Give away your meditation to the universe. Whether you feel you have done well or poorly, simply give your efforts to the universe.
  • Frederick Lenz    The universe is made up of an endless ocean of life itself. It is an endless ocean of itself. And for a time it binds itself together in particularized forms. Those forms have perception and they perceive themselves as being separate.
  • Frederick Lenz    There are many universes, countless universes, and many of them are invisible. We call these the astral planes, but they are as real as this world is and they’re filled with beings that have life spans.
  • Frederick Lenz    You do have an effect on the universe. If you think positive thoughts, if you are happy and progressive, then that energy affects everyone on the whole planet, in subtle ways, perhaps, but it does.
  • Freeman Dyson    Most of what we see in the universe is dust.
  • Freeman Dyson    The more I examine the universe and study the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known that we were coming.
  • Friedrich Schiller    The universe is a thought of God.
  • Fritjof Capra    Doing work which has to be done over and over again helps us recognize the natural cycles of growth and decay, of birth and death, and thus become aware of the dynamic order of the universe. “Ordinary” work, as the root meaning of the term indicates, is work that is in harmony with the order we perceive in the natural environment.
  • Fritz Leiber    The gods spend the wealth the universe gathers, they scan the wonders and fling them to nothingness. That’s why they’re the gods! I told you they were devils.
  • Galileo Galilei    To understand the Universe, you must understand the language in which it’s written, the language of Mathematics.
  • Garry Kasparov    Many so-called pragmatists want nothing to do with space exploration or other kinds of ambitious endeavours that don’t have a clear payoff. This mentality is hugely damaging to our success as a civilization. Our desire to understand the universe is kindled by curiosity and wonder, and this has fuelled countless scientific breakthroughs.
  • Gary Zukav    A temptation is the universe’s gracious way of allowing a soul to evolve without creating negative karma. In other words, a temptation is like a magnet that draws to awareness, negativity, that would otherwise create negative karma if it remained unconscious. A temptation is a dress rehearsal for a negative karmic act.
  • Gary Zukav    Know that this universe is compassionate, aware and alive. This is a universe of life.
  • Gary Zukav    Most of us think that decisions such as where shall I live, with whom shall I partner, what shall I pick as a career for my life are the most important decisions that we make. But from the point of view of the universe these decisions are not that important. Within you, you have already made decisions about who you are, what the universe is and how you will relate to other people and how you will relate to the universe and these decisions are creating consequences in your life moment by moment.
  • Gary Zukav    There’s no such thing as being alone in the universe, and so there’s no such thing as creating alone. Everything – every impulse, every creative gift of beauty, everything is a co-creation.
  • Gautama Buddha    Love is beauty and beauty is truth, and that is why in the beauty of a flower we can see the truth of the universe.
  • Georg Hermes    From one Soul of the Universe are all Souls derived.
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel    What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational. On this conviction the plain man like the philosopher takes his stand,and from it philosophy starts in its study of the universe of mind as well as the universe of nature.
  • George Carlin    Every person you look at, you can see the universe in their eyes, if you’re really looking
  • George Carlin    I love individuals. I think people are terrific as I meet and get to know them. I like imagination. I like the freedom that this society manages to parcel out to us in the midst of the rest of what they do to you. I also like thinking about the fact that the atoms in me are the same atoms that are in all the rest of the universe, and that every one of those atoms came from the middle of a star. In other words, it’s only me out there.
  • George Carlin    If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
  • George Coyne    I hope I’m not giving the impression of an ivory tower science, but for me science is an attempt to understand, it’s an attempt to understand the universe.
  • George Coyne    If I have a fundamental belief that the universe is created by God, then I also come to the belief that that universe reflects God, it gives me some knowledge of Him. Obviously, therefore, the more I know of the universe is, the more enriched my limited knowledge of God is.
  • George Ellery Hale    Like buried treasures, the outposts of the universe have beckoned to the adventurous from immemorial times. Princes and potentates, political or industrial, equally with men of science, have felt the lure of the uncharted seas of space, and through their provision of instrumental means the sphere of exploration has made new discoveries and brought back permanent additions to our knowledge of the heavens.
  • George Leonard    In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn’t want it any other way.
  • George Leonard    The universe is continually at its work of restructuring itself at a higher, more complex, more elegant level. The novelty, the new, more complex order, doesn’t emerge from the present in a steady stream, nor at all places at the same rate. It comes, as all things do, in rhythmic waves; there will always be times and places of scarcity and stagnation and retrogression. Still, the long-term direction is clear. The intention of the universe is evolution.
  • George Lucas    I’d like to see education play a larger role in our daily lives, have people come to a larger understanding – a “bigger picture” understanding – of how we fit into the world, and how we fit into the universe. Not necessarily thinking of ourselves, but thinking of others.
  • George Packer    We have all the information in the universe at our fingertips, while our most basic problems go unsolved year after year…All around, we see dazzling technological change, but no progress.
  • George Santayana    The universe, as far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense engine…. If we dramatize its life and conceive its spirit, we are filled with wonder, terror and amusement, so magnificent is the spirit.
  • Ghostface Killah    I’m spiritual! You know what spiritual means! Me and God has a good relationship. I’m in tune with the universe, the sun, moon, and stars. I’m in tune with the jinns that are all around us.
  • Giordano Bruno    Anything we take in the Universe, because it has in itself that which is All in All, includes in its own way, the entire soul of the world, which is entirely in any part of it.
  • Giuseppe Mazzini    Music is the fragrance of the universe.
  • Gloria Steinem    I think I’ve wasted some of my time, but used most of it well, and have realized that my life is not separate from other people’s lives or from the universe. I think our moments of happiness really come from a feeling of unity.
  • Goa Gil    Since the beginning of time mankind has used music and dance to commune with the Spirit of Nature and the Spirit of the Universe…
  • Greg Iles    Man is the universe becoming conscious of itself.
  • Gregg Braden    Just the way sound creates visible waves as it travels through a droplet of water, our “belief waves” ripple through the quantum fabric of the universe to become our bodies and the healing, abundance, and peace-or disease, lack, and suffering-that we experience in life. And just the way we can tune a sound to change its patterns, we can tune our beliefs to preserve or destroy all that we cherish, including life itself.
  • Guillaume Apollinaire    Without artists, the sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed.
  • Guy Kawasaki    If you just enchanted one person per day, you would make a big dent in the universe.
  • H. E Davey    All creations are one with the universe. Look at the world around you. Can you effectively separate yourself from everything else? After seriously pondering this, most of us rapidly conclude that we cannot. To even make the statement that I exist as a unique entity requires comparison with something else. (If you exist as a distinct being, your distinctiveness is in comparison to other creations. No other creations, no individual you.)
  • H. G. Wells    Few people realise the immensity of vacancy in which the dust of the material universe swims.
  • H. G. Wells    The choice is: the Universe…or nothing.
  • H. L. Mencken    It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.
  • H. P. Blavatsky    The exercise of magical power is the exercise of natural powers, but superior to the ordinary functions of Nature. A miracle is not a violation of the laws of Nature, except for ignorant people. Magic is but a science, a profound knowledge of the Occult forces in Nature, and of the laws governing the visible or the invisible world. Spiritualism in the hands of an adept becomes Magic, for he is learned in the art of blending together the laws of the Universe, without breaking any of them and thereby violating Nature.
  • Hakuin Ekaku    If you forget yourself, you become the universe.
  • Harbhajan Singh Yogi    When you understand who and what you are, your radiance projects into the universal radiance and everything around you becomes creative and full of opportunity.
  • Harriet Martineau    I want to be a free rover on the breezy common of the universe.
  • Hazrat Inayat Khan    When I open my eyes to the outer world I feel myself as a drop in the sea. But when I close my eyes and look within, I see the whole universe as a bubble raised in the ocean of my heart.
  • Heinz Pagels    The capacity to tolerate complexity and welcome contradiction, not the need for simplicity and certainty, is the attribute of an explorer. Centuries ago, when some people suspended their search for absolute truth and began instead to ask how things worked, modern science was born. Curiously, it was by abandoning the search for absolute truth that science began to make progress, opening the material universe to human exploration.
  • Henri Rousseau    The universe was born restless and has never since been still.
  • Henry Anatole Grunwald    Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one’s first universe.
  • Henry David Thoreau    Both place and time were changed, and I dwelt nearer to those parts of the universe and to those eras in history which had most attracted me.
  • Henry David Thoreau    Every nail driven should be as another rivet in the machine of the universe, you carrying on the work.
  • Henry David Thoreau    Surely, we are provided with senses as well fitted to penetrate the spaces of the real, the substantial, the eternal, as these outward are to penetrate the material universe. Veias, Menu, Zoroaster, Socrates, Christ, Shakespeare, Swedenborg,–these are some of our astronomers.
  • Henry David Thoreau    The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us. Let us spend our lives in conceiving then. The poet or the artist never yet had so fair and noble a design but some of his posterity at least could accomplish it.
  • Henry David Thoreau    The universe is wider than our views of it.
  • Henry David Thoreau    The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals.
  • Henry David Thoreau    To the virtuous man, the universe is the only sanctum sanctorum, and the penetralia of the temple are the broad noon of his existence.
  • Henry David Thoreau    Your scheme must be the framework of the universe; all other schemes will soon be ruins.
  • Henry Morton Stanley    The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children.
  • Heraclitus    There is a stability in the Universe because of the orderly and balanced process of change, the same measure coming out as going in, as if reality were a huge fire that inhaled and exhaled equal amounts.
  • Hermann Oberth    This is the goal: To make available for life every place where life is possible. To make inhabitable all worlds as yet uninhabitable, and all life purposeful.
  • Howard Nemerov    Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow’s speed.
  • Hugh Ross    [The evidence from cosmology] determines that the cause of the universe is functionally equivalent to the God of the Bible, a Being beyond the matter, energy, space, and time of the cosmos.

  • Iain Banks    All you ever were was a little bit of the universe, thinking to itself. Very specific; this bit, here, right now. All the rest was fantasy.
  • Iain Banks    It was a truism that all civilizations were basically neurotic until they made contact with everybody else and found their place within the ever-changing meta-civilisation of other beings, because, until then, during the stage when they honestly believed they might be entirely alone in existence, all solo societies were possessed of both an inflated sense of their own importance and a kind of existential terror at the sheer scale and apparent emptiness of the universe.
  • Ian Stewart    I don’t want to convince you that mathematics is useful. It is, but utility is not the only criterion for value to humanity. Above all, I want to convince you that mathematics is beautiful, surprising, enjoyable, and interesting. In fact, mathematics is the closest that we humans get to true magic. How else to describe the patterns in our heads that – by some mysterious agency – capture patterns of the universe around us? Mathematics connects ideas that otherwise seem totally unrelated, revealing deep similarities that subsequently show up in nature.
  • Ihab Hassan    Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the universe in a glass of rain.
  • Isaac Asimov    Although we will hate and fight the machines, we will be supplanted anyway, and rightly so, for the intelligent machines to which we will give birth may, better than we, carry on the striving toward the goal of understanding and using the Universe, climbing to heights we ourselves could never aspire to.
  • Isaac Newton    All knowledge and understanding of the Universe was no more than playing with stones and shells on the seashore of the vast imponderable ocean of truth.
  • Isaac Newton    The wonderful arrangement and harmony of the cosmos would only originate in the plan of an almighty omniscient being. This is and remains my greatest comprehension.
  • Isidor Isaac Rabi    The scientist does not defy the universe. He accepts it. It is his dish to savor, his realm to explore; it is his adventure and never-ending delight. It is complaisant and elusive but never dull. It is wonderful both in the small and in the large. In short, its exploration is the highest occupation for a gentleman.
  • J. M. E. McTaggart    Religion may be best be described as an emotion resting on a conviction of a harmony between ourselves and the universe at large.
  • J. W. N. Sullivan    We have reached one of the great stages in the adventure of thought … We are required to see the universe with new eyes, and it is because it makes such demands and also holds out the promise of realizing them, that the study of science is so supremely worth while.
  • Jack Kirby    I began to learn about the universe myself and take it seriously. I know the names of the stars. I know how near or far the heavenly bodies are from our own planet. I know our own place in the universe. I can feel the vastness of it inside myself. I began to realize with each passing fact what a wonderful and awesome place the universe is, and that helped me in comics because I was looking for the awesome.
  • Jack LaLanne    You don’t have to call it God or Jesus. That’s religious humbug to a lot of people, but you’ve gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life.
  • Jack London    The man, with his brain, can pierce the intoxicating mirage of things and contemplate a frozen universe in the most perfect indifference to him and his dreams.
  • Jack Passion    I have the universe on my chin.
  • Jacques Vallee    If they are not an advanced race from the future, are we dealing instead with a parallel universe, another dimension where there are other human races living, and where we may go at our expense, never to return to the present? From that mysterious universe, are higher beings projecting objects that can materialize and dematerialize at will? Are UFOS “windows” rather than “objects”?
  • Jacques Yves Cousteau    However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day.
  • Jacques Yves Cousteau    I believe that national sovereignties will shrink in the face of universal interdependence.
  • Jacques Yves Cousteau    Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
  • Jacques Yves Cousteau    We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.
  • Jacques-Benigne Bossuet    An Indian philosopher, being asked what were, according to his opinion, the two most beautiful things in the universe, answered: The starry heavens above our heads, and the feeling of duty in our hearts.
  • James A. Garfield    Coercion is the basis of every law in the universe,–human or divine. A law is not law without coercion behind it.
  • James Branch Cabell    As it is, plain reasoning assures me I am not indispensable to the universe: but with this reasoning, somehow, does not travel my belief.
  • James Branch Cabell    What am I that I am called upon to have prejudices concerning the universe?
  • James Gleick    The universe is computing its own destiny.
  • James Jeans    Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties.
  • James Joseph Sylvester    Surely with as good reason as had Archimedes to have the cylinder, cone and sphere engraved on his tombstone might our distinguished countrymen leave testamentary directions for the cubic eikosiheptagram to be engraved on theirs. Spirit of the Universe! wither are we drifting, and when, where, and how is all this to end?
  • James Madison    It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage…Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.
  • James Redfield    Love is not an intellectual concept or a moral imperative or anything else. It is the background emotion that exists when one is connected to the energy available in the universe, which of course, is the energy of God.
  • James Redfield    The universe is energy, energy that responds to our expectations.
  • Jason Silva    We fit the universe through our brains and it comes out in the form of nothing less than poetry. We have a responsibility to awe.
  • Jean le Rond d’Alembert    To someone who could grasp the Universe from a unified standpoint the entire creation would appear as a unique truth and necessity.
  • Jean Racine    When will the veil be lifted that casts so black a night over the universe? God of Israel, lift at last the gloom: For how long will you be hidden?
  • Jeet Aulakh    I take a lot of inspiration from the nature of the universe and visualize my work as a direct or indirect reflection of life, inside and around us.
  • Jeff Foxworthy    The things that I’m talking about not knowing, they’re not mysteries of the universe; it’s just stuff I thought I would know by the time I was thirty-nine.
  • Jeff Lindsay    Our universe is ruled by random whim, inhabited by people who laugh at logic.
  • Jeffrey Kluger    There’s a universe inside your head – a place of pictures and passions, of songs and sorrows. It’s everything you are – and it’s an utter mystery.
  • Jim Carrey    I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I’m just trying to create a good one for myself.
  • Joachim-Ernst Berendt    At the root of all power and motion, there is music and rhythm, the play of patterned frequencies against the matrix of time. We know that every particle in the physical universe takes its characteristics from the pitch and pattern and overtones of its particular frequencies, its singing. Before we make music, music makes us.
  • Joachim-Ernst Berendt    Since the one thing we can say about fundamental matter is, that it is vibrating. And since all vibrations are theoretically sound, then it is not unreasonable to suggest that the universe is music and should be perceived as such.
  • Joan D. Chittister    To do right by the universe at large is the measure of a happiness framed with the entire cosmos in mind but lived in microcosms across time.
  • Joanna Macy    The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.
  • Joe Vitale    It’s really important that you feel good. Because this feeling good is what goes out as a signal into the universe and starts to attract more of itself to you. So the more you can feel good, the more you will attract the things that help you feel good and that will keep bringing you up higher and higher.
  • Joe Vitale    The universe is bigger than our egos and can supply more than our demand.
  • John Adams    [You have Rights] antecedent to all earthly governments: Rights, that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; Rights, derived from the Great Legislator of the universe.
  • John Adams    The good of the governed is the end, and rewards and punishments are the means, of all government. The government of the supreme and all-perfect Mind, over all his intellectual creation, is by proportioning rewards to piety and virtue, and punishments to disobedience and vice. … The joys of heaven are prepared, and the horrors of hell in a future state, to render the moral government of the universe perfect and complete. Human government is more or less perfect, as it approaches nearer or diverges further from an imitation of this perfect plan of divine and moral government.
  • John Adams    The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation: The doctrine of a supreme, intelligent sovereign of the universe, I believe to be the great essential principle of all morality, and consequently of all civilization.
  • John Burroughs    Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all – that has been my religion.
  • John C. Lilly    The fear that the universe is not what you assume it to be is very basic, especially when you know damn well it isn’t what you assume it to be.
  • John D. Barrow    There is no reason that the universe should be designed for our convenience.
  • John F. Kennedy    Science contributes to our culture in many ways, as a creative intellectual activity in its own right, as the light which has served to illuminate man’s place in the universe, and as the source of understanding of man’s own nature.
  • John Green    Endlessness is a really strange idea in a universe that is defined by its endings.
  • John Green    The ideas of directing attention outward, trying to imagine other people complexly, trying not to see myself as the center of the universe – these concepts have become important to me, and I hope they’re at work in my life on a minute-by-minute basis.
  • John Green    The universe is biased toward consciousness because the universe wants to be noticed. It’s a way into existential hope that doesn’t have too much cliché wrapped around it.
  • John Herschel    The stars are the land-marks of the universe.
  • John Lennon    Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.
  • John Muir    In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
  • John Muir    When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
  • John Muir    When we try to pick out anything by itself we find it hitched to everything else in the universe … The whole wilderness is unity and interrelation, is alive and familiar, full of humanity. The very stones seem talkative, sympathetic, brotherly.
  • John P. Wheeler III    Is the very mechanism for the universe to come into being meaningless or unworkable or both unless the universe is guaranteed to produce life, consciousness and observership somewhere and for some little time in its history-to-be?
  • John P. Wheeler III    The laws of physics must provide a mechanism for the universe to come into being.
  • John P. Wheeler III    The universe does not exist ‘out there,’ independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participators. In some strange sense, this is a participatory universe. Physics is no longer satisfied with insights only into particles, fields of force, into geometry, or even into time and space. Today we demand of physics some understanding of existence itself.
  • John Steinbeck    Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
  • John Timbs    The mighty steam-engine has its germ in the simple boiler in which the peasant prepares his food. The huge ship is but the expansion of the floating leaf freighted with its cargo of atmospheric dust; and the flying balloon is but the infant’s soap-bubble lightly laden and overgrown. But the Telescope, even in its most elementary form, embodies a novel and gigantic idea, without an analogue in nature, and without a prototype in experience
  • John-David F. Bartoe    As I looked down, I saw a large river meandering slowly along for miles, passing from one country to another without stopping. I also saw huge forests, extending along several borders. And I watched the extent of one ocean touch the shores of separate continents. Two words leaped to mind as I looked down on all this: commonality and interdependence. We are one world.
  • Jonathan Edwards    The material universe exists only in the mind.
  • Jonathan Edwards    There is, therefore, no difficulty in answering such questions as these. What cause was there why the Universe was placed in such a part of Space? and, Why was the Universe created at such a Time? for, if there be no Space beyond the Universe, it was impossible that it should be created in another place; and if there was no Time before, it was impossible it should be created at another time.
  • Jonathan Sacks    The meaning of the universe lies outside the universe.
  • Jonathan Sacks    The universe is more than mere matter in motion. It and we were brought into being by a Creator who seeks our good.
  • Jorge Luis Borges    Each thing implies the universe.
  • Jorge Luis Borges    The universe is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries.
  • Jose Clemente Orozco    We could raise prodigious cities and create nations, and explore the universe.
  • Jose Ortega y Gasset    Life, individual or collective, personal or historic, is the one entity in the universe whose substance is compact of danger, of adventure. It is, in the strict sense of the word, drama. The primary, radical meaning of life appears when it is employed in the sense not of biology, but of biography. For the very strong reason that the whole of biology is quite definitely only a chapter in certain biographies, it is what biologists do in the portion of their lives open to biography.
  • Joseph Campbell    Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
  • Joseph Campbell    In the older view the goddess Universe was alive, herself organically the Earth, the horizon, and the heavens. Now she is dead, and the universe is not an organism, but a building, with gods at rest in it in luxury: not as personifications of the energies in their manners of operation, but as luxury tenants, requiring service. And Man, accordingly, is not as a child born to flower in the knowledge of his own eternal portion but as a robot fashioned to serve.
  • Joseph Campbell    The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
  • Joseph Campbell    The notion of this universe, its heavens, hells, and everything within it, as a great dream dreamed by a single being in which all the dream characters are dreaming too, has in India enchanted and shaped the entire civilization.
  • Joseph Hertz    Everything in the Universe was as the Creator willed it – nothing superfluous, nothing lacking – a harmony.
  • Joseph O’Neill    I was just a boy on a boat in the universe.
  • Josiah Royce    Philosophers have actually devoted themselves, in the main, neither to perceiving the world, nor to spinning webs of conceptual theory, but to interpreting the meaning of the civilizations which they have represented, and to attempting the interpretation of whatever minds in the universe, human or divine, they believed to be real.
  • Joyce Carol Oates    Nothing is accidental in the universe – this is one of my Laws of Physics – except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.
  • Joyce Giraud    Especially as a title-holder, you can do great things with charities, because people suddenly care about what you have to say. I wanted to make a difference, which is why I created the Queen of the Universe pageant. I want to change all of those stigmas in the beauty pageant world.
  • Joyce Giraud    I do an international beauty pageant called Queen of the Universe for UNESCO, and what we do is we build kindergartens around the world.
  • Juan Mascaro    Each one of us is a unique event in the universe.
  • Julia Cameron    We undertake certain spiritual exercises to achieve alignment with the creative energy of the universe.

  • K.O. Eckland    Within all of us is a varying amount of space lint and star dust, the residue from our creation. Most are too busy to notice it, and it is stronger in some than others. It is strongest in those of us who fly and is responsible for an unconscious, subtle desire to slip into some wings and try for the elusive boundaries of our origin.
  • Kazimir Malevich    Man’s skull represents the same infinity for the movement of conceptions. It is equal to the universe, for in it is contained all that sees in it.
  • Kedar Joshi    Energy is the inherent capacity of the universe to make matter exist.
  • Kedar Joshi    The universe is a philosophical abyss.
  • Kedar Joshi    The world is a contradiction; the universe a paradox.
  • Kelly Barnhill    Stories have a tendency to seep across the shining membrane walls separating the universes. They whisper and flutter like the feathers of birds, from island to mainland and back again. They fall into dreams like rain.
  • Ken Keyes Jr.    Everything is a gift of the universe -even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.
  • Kenneth Clark    Our universe cannot even be stated symbolically. And this touches us all more directly than one might suppose. For example, artists, who have been very little influenced by social systems, have always responded instinctively to latent assumptions about the shape of the universe. The incomprehensibility of our new cosmos seems to me, ultimately, to be the reason for the chaos of modern art.
  • Kenneth E. Boulding    The evolutionary vision is agnostic in regard to systems in the universe of greater complexity than those of which human beings have clear knowledge. It recognizes aesthetic, moral, and religious ideas and experiences as a species, in this case of mental structures or of images, which clearly interacts with other species in the world’s great ecosystem.
  • Kevin Kelly    The smallest thought could not exist unless the entire universe and the laws of physics were in some way encouraging it.
  • Kodo Sawaki    Live the Self that fills the whole Universe.
  • Koichi Tohei    When you coordinate your mind and body, you have unlimited access to the wisdom of the universe.
  • Krishnananda Saraswati    Just as, when we touch a live wire, the electric force infuses itself into our body, when we deeply meditate on God the power of the whole universe seeks entry into our personality.
  • Krishnananda Saraswati    The duty that we owe to the Universe is our religion.
  • Kristen Stewart    I went through an experience that taught me that as soon as you think that you know how your life is going to be, something in the universe will make you realize that you really are not that in control of it.
  • KRS-One    There’s a Universe Instrument, where we apply Hip-Hop to astronomy, and we flush out the chemistry of Hip-Hop. We also flushed out the astronomy, to see where Hip-Hop is read in the stars.
  • Kurt Vonnegut    The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.
  • Kyle Kinane    I am somehow allowed by the universe to do exactly what I want to do to make a living.
  • L. Neil Smith    Human rights are an aspect of natural law, a consequence of the way the universe works, as solid and as real as photons or the concept of pi. The idea of self- ownership is the equivalent of Pythagoras’ theorem, of evolution by natural selection, of general relativity, and of quantum theory. Before humankind discovered any of these, it suffered, to varying degrees, in misery and ignorance.
  • L. Ron Hubbard    For nearly a quarter of a century, I have been engaged in the investigation of the fundamentals of life, the material universe and human behavior. Such an adventure leads one down many highways, through many byroads, into many back alleys of uncertainty, through many strata of life…
  • Laozi    Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
  • Laozi    The master understands that the universe is forever out of control
  • Laozi    The natural laws of the universe are inviolable… what you say and do determines what happens in your life… You are the master of your life and death. What you do is what you are.
  • Laozi    The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.
  • Laozi    The universe is deathless; Is deathless because, having no finite self, it stays infinite. A sound man by not advancing himself stays the further ahead of himself, By not confining himself to himself sustains himself outside himself: By never being an end in himself he endlessly becomes himself.
  • Laozi    When you accept yourself, the Universe accepts you.
  • Lauren Aquilina    There’s a universe inside your head, constellations of the things you left unsaid.
  • Lawrence M. Krauss    In 5 billion years, the expansion of the universe will have progressed to the point where all other galaxies will have receded beyond detection.
  • Lawrence M. Krauss    Our modern conception of the universe is so foreign to what even scientists generally believed a mere century ago that it is a tribute to the power of the scientific method and the creativity and persistence of humans who want to understand it.
  • Lawrence M. Krauss    We should provide the meaning of the universe in the meaning of our own lives. So I think science doesn’t necessarily have to get in the way of kind of spiritual fulfillment.
  • Lee Smolin    There is nothing outside the universe.
  • Leon M. Lederman    We hope to explain the entire universe in a single, simple formula that you can wear on your T-shirt.
  • Leonard Cohen    We are so small between the stars, so large against the sky.
  • Leonardo Boff    The history of the universe and nature is being told to us by the stars, by the Earth, by the uprising and elevation of the mountains, by the animals, the woods and jungles, and by the rivers. Our task is to know how to listen and interpret the messages that are sent to us. The original peoples knew how to read every movement of the clouds, the meaning of the winds, and they knew when violent downpours were coming… We have forgotten all that.
  • Leonardo da Vinci    The light and heat of the universe comes from the sun, and its cold and darkness from the withdrawal of the sun.
  • Leonardo da Vinci    Who would believe that so small a space could contain the images of all the universe?
  • Li Hongzhi    If human beings are able to take a fresh look at themselves as well as the universe and change their rigid mentalities, humankind will make a leap forward.
  • Lillian B. Rubin    No revolution creates a wholly new universe. Rather, it reflects the history and culture that spawned it.
  • Lisa Nowak    Of course risk is part of spaceflight. We accept some of that to achieve greater goals in exploration and find out more about ourselves and the universe.
  • Lisa Unger    The Universe doesn’t like secrets. It conspires to reveal the truth, to lead you to it.
  • Lon Milo DuQuette    It is the profoundest of cosmic ironies. The divine power, our true spiritual essence, does not achieve perfection until it hits the ‘rock’ bottom of the cosmos – the dense and crude earth. It remains imperfect until the moment of entombment for the simple reason that until that dark nadir is reached the experiential adventure of existence remains incomplete, and Self is not yet endowed with the entire spectrum of the light of consciousness – from spirit to matter – from the highest high to the lowest low.
  • Loren Eiseley    At the core of the universe, the face of God wears a smile.
  • Loretta Young    I believe that prayer is our powerful contact with the greatest force in the universe.
  • Louis Pasteur    The universe is asymmetric.
  • Louise Erdrich    The universe is transformation.
  • Louise Hay    The Universe loves grateful people. The more grateful you are, the more you get to be grateful about. It’s that simple. Life is really that simple. We make it enormously complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.
  • Louise Lester    The universe is not indifferent to intelligence, it is actively hostile to it. Love thy neighbor as yourself, but choose your neighborhood.
  • Lucretius    Even if I knew nothing of the atoms, I would venture to assert on the evidence of the celestial phenomena themselves, supported by many other arguments, that the universe was certainly not created for us by divine power: it is so full of imperfections.
  • Lucretius    True piety lies rather in the power to contemplate the universe with a quiet mind.
  • Ludwig Buchner    The universe, as we see it, is the result of regularly working forces, having a causal connection with each other and therefore capable of being understood by human reason.
  • Ludwig Buchner    The useless search of philosophers for a cause of the universe is a regressus in infinitum (a stepping backwards into the infinite) and resembles climbing up an endless ladder, the recurring question as to the cause of the cause rendering the attainment of a final goal impossible.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven    If I contemplate myself as part of the Universe: what am I?
  • Luther Burbank    Nature is not personal. She is the compound of all these processes which move through the universe to effect the results we know as Life and of all the ordinances which govern that universe and that make Life continuous. She is no more the Hebrew’s Jehovah than she is the Physicist’s Force; she is as much Providence as she is Electricity; she is not the Great Pattern any more than she is the Blind Chance.

  • Madonna Ciccone    Isn’t it amazing that there are laws of the universe that you can actually find out about, live your life according to and change the world for the better?
  • Mahatma Gandhi    There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.
  • Mahatma Gandhi    Yajna having come to us with our birth, we are debtors all our lives, and thus for ever bound to serve the universe.
  • Makoto Shinkai    It must really be a lonelier journey than anyone could imagine. Cutting through absolute darkness, encountering nothing but the occasional hydrogen atom. Flying blindly into the abyss, believing therein lie the answers to the mysteries of the universe.
  • Malala Yousafzai    I distracted myself from the fear and terrorism by thinking about things like how the universe began and whether time travel is possible.
  • Marc Marcel    When you understand just how big the Universe is, you then realize that only idiots fight over an area of space called land.
  • Marc Webb    There’s a bigger universe at hand.
  • Marcus Aurelius    He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
  • Marcus Aurelius    The man who doesn’t know what the universe is doesn’t know where he lives.
  • Marcus Aurelius    The universe is a single life comprising one substance and one soul.
  • Marcus Thomas    Do not try to be what you are not, be what you are. The Universe has a built in truth recognizer, what ever is false about you, it will expose to light, either through you or others, pay attention.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero    But if you should take the bond of goodwill out of the universe no house or city could stand, nor would even the tillage of the fields abide. If that statement is not clear, then you may understand how great is the power of friendship and of concord from a consideration of the results of enmity and disagreement. For what house is so strong, or what state so enduring that it cannot be utterly overthrown by animosities and division?
  • Margaret Mead    Human beings do not carry civilization in their genes. All that we do carry in our genes are certain capacities- the capacity to learn to walk upright, to use our brains, to speak, to relate to our fellow men, to construct and use tools, to explore the universe, and to express that exploration in religion, in art, in science, in philosophy.
  • Margaret Wertheim    Wave particle duality is a core feature of our world. Or rather, we should say, it is a core feature of our mathematical descriptions of our world. But what is critical to note here is that, however ambiguous our images, the universe itself remains whole and is manifestly not fracturing into schizophrenic shards. It is this tantalizing wholeness and the thing itself that drives physicists onward like an eternally beckoning light that seems so teasingly near. It is always out of reach.
  • Marianne Williamson    Faith is believing that the universe is on our side, and that the universe knows what it’s doing. Faith is a psychological awareness of an unfolding force for good, constantly at work in all dimensions. Our attempts to direct this force only interferes with it. Our willingness to relax into it allows it to work on our behalf.
  • Marianne Williamson    In every moment, we make a choice about which direction we are going to go. Once we realize that this is a self-correcting and self-organizing universe, then we don’t have to look any further than our own life circumstances, the relationships and situations that we are in, to begin the transformation.
  • Marianne Williamson    Putting love first means knowing that the universe supports you in creating the good, the holy, and the beautiful. It means knowing that you’re on the earth for a purpose, and that the purpose itself will create opportunities for its accomplishment.
  • Marianne Williamson    We’re all assigned a piece of the garden, a corner of the universe that is ours to transform.
  • Marianne Williamson    What if we truly believed that there is a beneficent order to things, a force that’s holding things together without our conscious control? What if we could see, in our daily lives, the working of that force? What if we believed it loved us somehow and cared for us, and protected us? What if we believed we could afford to relax?
  • Mark Whitwell    Happiness arises when you relax into the reality of your natural condition. The secrets of the universe are already in you as you. Seeking anything implies that you don’t have it; every search for the idea of enlightenment leads you further away from it. The magnificance of life does not await you – it actually is you.
  • Martha Beck    Though we often see life troughs as the universe’s conspiracy to ruin us, they’re actually our own true nature inviting us to lay down our weary heads.
  • Marti Noxon    Absolutely, love exists in this universe.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.    Something should remind us once more that the great things in this universe are things that we never see.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.    We must move forward in the days ahead with audacious faith. The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice.
  • Martin Rees    Cosmology does, I think, affect the way that we perceive humanity’s role in nature. One thing we’ve learnt from astronomy is that the future lying ahead is more prolonged than the past. Even our sun is less than halfway through its life.
  • Martin Rees    In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it.
  • Mary Barnett Gilson    How ignorant we are! How ignorant everyone is! We can cut across only a small area of the appallingly expanding fields of knowledge. No human being can know more than a tiny fraction of the whole. It must have been satisfactory in ancient times when one’s own land seemed to be the universe; when research studies, pamphlets, books did not issue in endless flow; when laboratories and scientists were not so rapidly pushing back frontiers of knowledge that the process of unlearning the old left you gasping for breath.
  • Mary Hunter Austin    As I walk .. as I walk .. / The universe .. is walking with me .. / Beautifully .. it walks before me …. / Beautifully .. on every side …. / As I walk .. I walk with beauty.
  • Mason Cooley    Thinking about the universe has now been handed over to specialists. The rest of us merely read about it.
  • Matt Chandler    I believe the sovereign God of the universe justifies us freely, and then we are called to run with him in sanctification.
  • Matthew Fox    A job is something we do to get a paycheck and pay our bills. Jobs are legitimate, at times, but work is why we are here in the universe. Work and calling often go together.
  • Matthew Fox    The universe is in the habit of making beauty. There are flowers and songs, snowflakes and smiles, acts of great courage, laughter between friends, a job well done, the smell of fresh baked bread. Beauty is everywhere.
  • Matthew Fox    What is common to all paths that are spiritual is, of course, the Spirit-breath, life energy, that is why all true paths are essentially one path, because there is only one Spirit, one breath, one life, one energy in the universe. It belongs to none of us and all of us. We all share it. Spiritually does not make up otherworldly; it renders us more fully alive.
  • Max Ehrmann    And though behind you lies a road of dust and heat and discouragement, and before you the challenge and uncertainty of untried paths, in this brief hour you are master of all highways, and the universe nestles in your soul.
  • Max Ehrmann    You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
  • Max Frisch    We know that every person who is loved feels transformed, unfolded, and he unfolds everything, the most intimate as well as the most familiar, to the one who loves him as well as to himself…. The person one loves is as ungraspable as the universe, as God’s infinite space, he is boundless, full of possibilities, full of secrets.
  • Max Tegmark    In 2056, I think you’ll be able to buy T-shirts on which are printed equations describing the unified laws of our universe.
  • Maxine Hong Kingston    I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for paradoxes. Petals are bone marrow; pearls come from oysters. The dragon lives in the sky, ocean, marshes, and mountains; and the mountains are also its cranium. Its voice thunders and jingles like copper pans. It breathes fire and water; and sometimes the dragon is one, sometimes many.
  • May Sarton    The body is a universe in itself and must be held as sacred as anything in creation….It is dangerous to forget the body as sacramental.
  • Megan Fox    The things that happen in your life are either your choices or opportunities and lessons the universe has put before you. Life on earth is like college and we’re all just trying to pass the courses.
  • Meher Baba    This whole universe, with all its vastness, grandeur and beauty, is nothing but sheer imagination. In spite of so many discoveries, researches and scientific knowledge, the creation remains a great unsolved riddle.
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    A great idea can change the world; but to change the universe, men need even much greater ideas!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    All man must live in Machu Picchu for some time! Over there, you will be closer to the universe and you will realise how trivial you are in this chaotic cosmos. Science is the only power which will make you bigger and significant in this universe!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Anything that ends is a dream. This whole universe is a dream.
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Decreasing the budget on the space exploration is nothing but a great treason to humanity! Space exploration is closely related to our very existence! Cut the budget on other things and increase the budget on the space exploration! Think great; if you do not think great, universe annihilates you!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Everything is winged in this universe, even a rock! When the time comes, rock crumbles into tiny pieces and starts flying in the air!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Human mind can grasp everything in the universe; but it cannot change everything!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Looking for a saviour in the sky? Be serious! Know you still not that there ain’t any saviour but science! Get rid of your cultural craps and your religious illusions! Be realist! In this universe, only the realists have the chance to save themselves!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Man! What are you? Who are you? Just a shadow in this universe! You always forget this and the truth will always remind you what you really are! Do you want to be a real thing, not just a shadow? Improve your science ten thousand times; improve your science hundred thousand times! If you can’t improve your science, you will remain as a miserable shadow!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Mankind has one great habit, a bad habit: To create rules on behalf of God! Unless A God appears on the sky and says ‘Here are the rules,’ do not take any rule serious! Remember that in this universe, there is no port that you can take refuge apart from the reason and the science!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Science is going to build a base on the Moon! This is a very necessary and a very possible mission! Start and finish! Thousands of problems will arise in this mission, thousands of solutions will be found! Start and finish! Moon is a good hole to enter the blood vessels of the universe. Start and finish!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Science is the tongue in the mouth of the Universe; it is destined to know every little corner of the cosmos.
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Science says that there are many more universes apart from ours. In that case, even when we think universally, we still think locally!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Since many things we see were once an idea, let us create good ideas today because they will be the realities of tomorrow! When you create an idea, do not forget that you shape the future! Idea is your God side! With ideas, you can change the universe, but only with very great ideas!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Starting from the primary schools, there must be compulsory ‘Cosmos’ classes throughout the education period. If a man thinks about and understands the universe, he will have wider horizons; he will be much less conceited and much more realistic.
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    There is nothing more beautiful than living a simple life in this complex universe!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Universe is blind; it cannot see us; we must find a way to show ourselves to it and science is the way to open the eyes of the universe!
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    While other creatures of the evolution are just watching the universe, man alone has the power to change the fate of the universe.
  • Mel Brooks    Humor is just another defense against the universe.
  • Michael Beckwith    Our universe is not a ‘was’ or a ‘will be’ system. It is an ‘is’ system vibrating within the ‘now’ measurement of time.
  • Michael Jackson    We are behaving like people without compassion and love for the most vulnerable section of society. The children of the universe are without a spokesperson, they are voiceless…We are all touched by the atrocities committed against children: sexual, physical abuse, child slave labor, educational neglect. We feel ashamed. Angry. Appalled. But there is no action…No action.
  • Michael Stipe    When I hear music as a fan, I see fields. I see landscapes. I close my eyes and see an entire universe that that music and the voice, or the narrative, create. A music video-and any other kind of visual reference-is created by someone else.
  • Michio Kaku    Chances are, the aliens will not want to land on our backyard, or even the White House lawn, with their flying saucers. They may have tiny, robotic self-replicating probes which can reach near light speed and can proliferate around the galaxy. So instead of the Enterprise and huge star ships, the aliens might actually send tiny probes to explore the universe. One might land on our lawn and we won’t even know.
  • Michio Kaku    However, one new theory says that dark matter may be ordinary matter in a parallel universe. If a galaxy is hovering above in another dimension, we would not be able to see it. It would be invisible, yet we would feel its gravity. Hence, it might explain dark matter.
  • Michio Kaku    Math is discovered. To be invented requires an inventor, but math exists outside of humanity. But ultimately, the laws of the universe will be reduced down to a single equation, perhaps no more than one inch long. But leaves the final question, where did that one inch equation come from?
  • Michio Kaku    Modern thinking is that time did not start with the big bang, and that there was a multiverse even before the big bang. In the inflation theory, and in string theory, there were universes before our big bang, and that big bangs are happening all the time. Universes are formed when bubbles collide or fission into smaller bubles.
  • Michio Kaku    One theory is that the universe came from nothing. i.e. perhaps bubble-universes collided, as in a bubble bath, and gave birth to the universe. Or perhaps the big bang was created by a bubble-universe which split into two universes. The universe does seem to be compatible with nothing.
  • Michio Kaku    The human mind has a desire to know its place in the universe and the role we play in the tapestry of life. This is actually hardwired into our brains, the desire the know our relationship to the universe. This was good for our evolution, since it enabled us to see our relationship to others and to nature which was good for our survival. And it is also what drives our curiosity to understand the universe.
  • Michio Kaku    The idea that excites me the most concerns the two greatest puzzles in science: the origin of the universe, and the origin of consciousness. The origin of the universe is what I do for a living, working on string theory. But I am also fascinated by consciousness.
  • Michio Kaku    The most likely possibility, favored by current data, is that the universe will die in Ice, not Fire. However, personally I believe that trillions of years from now, we (if we are still around) will have the technology to leave the universe, perhaps in an interdimensional life boat, and move to a warmer universe.
  • Michio Kaku    The next big accelerator might be the ILC in Japan, a linear collider which might be able to probe the boundaries of string theory. So we physicists have to learn how to engage the public so that taxpayers money is used to explore the nature of the universe.
  • Michio Kaku    We should explore new ways to drive down the cost of space travel. Instead of costly booster rockets, maybe we should think of laser/microwave driven rockets, or space elevators. Until then, the cost of space exploration will limit our ability to explore the universe.
  • Michio Kaku    You know; when I look at the night sky and I see this enormous splendor of stars and galaxies, I sometimes ask the question, well how many worlds are we talking about? Well do the math, there are about 100 billion galaxies that are in the visible universe and each galaxy in turn contains about 100 billion stars, you multiply and you get about ten billion trillion stars. Well I think it is the height of arrogance to believe that we are alone in the universe, my attitude is that the universe is teaming, teaming with different kinds of life forms
  • Mignon McLaughlin    Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest!
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi    I have a naive trust in the universe – that at some level it all makes sense, and we can get glimpses of that sense if we try.
  • Milton Resnick    Each of us has a universal within us. There’s always that making of parts – but it doesn’t touch the universal within you.
  • Moby    I realized the universe is 15 billion years old and unspeakably complicated. I still love the teachings of Christ, but I also believe that the human condition prevents us from having any true objective knowledge and understanding of the universe.
  • Moby    Over time, I started becoming more and more aware of the vastness and complexity of the universe, which led me away from any sort of conventional Christianity.
  • Mooji    There is a way to again be in real time with the universe, but it is not through force, imagination or manipulation. It is by finding your true Self. When you do, you will not need to manipulate life, it will simply flow.
  • Morris Kline    In brief, the whole world is the totality of mathematically expressible motions of objects in space and time, and the entire universe is a great, harmonious, and mathematically designed machine.
  • Muriel Rukeyser    The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.
  • Myleene Klass    I can lose myself in the Universe.

  • N.J. Berrill    Nature includes all of the universe and man is not only a part of nature, he is in it up to his neck.
  • Nachman of Breslov    Just as your hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so this small earthly life keeps us from seeing the vast radiance that fills the core of the universe.
  • Nancy Pearcey    When people commit themselves to a certain vision of reality, it becomes their ultimate explainer. It serves to interpret the universe for them, to guide their moral decisions, to give meaning and purpose to life, and all the other functions normally associated with a religion.
  • Nando Parrado    I think life is simpler than we tend to think. We look for answers and more answers. But there are no answers. Things happen in life, good things and bad. People say, ‘Why did it happen to me?’ Well, why not? Some people win the lottery, and others die in a car crash. It happens, and there is nothing we can do about it. The universe doesn’t care what happens to you.
  • Narendra Modi    We belong to a tradition where we treat the entire universe as our family. For me, globalisation is the manifestation of nationalisation. There is no contradiction between the two.
  • Neale Donald Walsch    I have established Laws in the universe that make it possible for you to have-to create-exactly what you choose. These Laws cannot be violated, nor can they be ignored. You are following these Laws right now, even as you read this. You cannot not follow the Law, for these are the ways things work. You cannot step aside from this; you cannot operate outside of it.
  • Neale Donald Walsch    I think love is the most misunderstood emotion in the universe. I don’t think half the people know what real love is. And I don’t think half the people on this planet have ever experienced it. If people experienced for one moment what real love is, we could never live the way we live with each other. We couldn’t do to each other what we’re doing. We couldn’t ignore what we’re ignoring. We couldn’t allow it to be the way it is.
  • Neale Donald Walsch    Nothing is ever solved, or created, by standing still. Movement is the process of the Universe. So move. Do something. Anything. But do not stand still. Do not fence sit. Put your foot down on one side or the other, swing the opposite leg over and start walking. You’ll know before you take ten steps if you’re going in the right direction.
  • Neale Donald Walsch    Yet I have said over and over again that there is no “right” or “wrong” in the universe. A thing is not intrinsically right or wrong. A thing simply is.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    But to carve the Grand Canyon, Earth required millions of years. To excavate Meteor Crater, the universe, using a sixty-thousand-ton asteroid traveling upward of twenty miles per second, required a fraction of a second. No offense to Grand Canyon lovers, but for my money, Meteor Crater is the most amazing natural landmark in the world.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    Don’t know if it’s good or bad that a Google search on “Big Bang Theory” lists the sitcom before the origin of the Universe
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    I have found that when calculating what no one has calculated before, like my observing sessions on the mountain, my mental acuity peaks. Ironically, these are the times that I would flunk the reality check normally reserved for mental patients and dazed boxers: What is your name? What day is it? Who is the president of the United States?… I do not know, and I do not care. I am at peace with my equations as I connect to the cosmic engines that drive our universe.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    If cosmological theory were dominated by women, who are no strangers to cycles, how can we know for sure that we wouldn’t then be told that the oscillating universe is the more aesthetically fulfilling alternative?
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    If our solar system is not unusual, then there are so many planets in the universe that, for example, they outnumber the sum of all sounds and words ever uttered by every human who has ever lived. To declare that Earth must be the only planet with life in the universe would be inexcusably bigheaded of us.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    In astrophysics, we care about how matter, motion and energy manifest in objects and phenomenon in the universe. Stars are born. They live out their lives. They die. Some of the ones that die explode. Our sun will not be one of those, but it will die. And it’ll take Earth with us. So we make sure we have other destinations in mind when that happens. And I’ve got it on my calendar.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    The history of ideas about our place in the universe has been a long series of let-downs for those who like to believe we are special.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    The molecules that comprise our body are traceable to the crucibles of the centers of stars.These atoms and molecules are in us because, in fact, the universe is in us. And, we are not only figuratively, but literally, stardust.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    The universe is so amazing and so limitless, who wouldn’t want to study the universe?
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    The universe’s destiny has very little to do with the near-term destiny of Earth.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    There are photons that have been traveling for 30,000 years, and I’m… snatching them from this journey and planting them into my digital detector. And then I started feeling bad for the photon, and I said maybe it wanted to continue but I got in its way. But then I said, no, those are probably happier photons than the one that slammed into the mountainside that will go unanalyzed and will not contribute to the depth of our understanding of the universe.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    Trillions of years into the future, when all stars are gone…all parts of the cosmos will cool to the same temperature as the ever-cooling background. At that time, space travel will no longer provide refuge because even Hell will have frozen over. We may then declare that the universe has died-not with a bang, but with a whimper.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    We are in the universe and the universe is in us.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    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.”
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    What are the lessons to be learned from this journey of the mind through the universe? That humans are emotionally fragile, perennially gullible, hopelessly ignorant masters of an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos. Have a nice day.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    When I was a kid, I thought that if everyone looked up the way I did then everyone would want to study the universe just like me – how could they not? This naiveté is what tells me that my interest was more a calling than a rational comparative assessment about what to be when I grew up.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    While I’m a big fan of science fiction, especially as rendered in expensive Hollywood blockbusters, it’s the real universe that calls to me. To fall into a black hole, that is more amazing than anything I’ve ever read in a science-fiction story.
  • Neil Strauss    In life, people tend to wait for good things to come to them. And by waiting, they miss out. Usually, what you wish for doesn’t fall in your lap; it falls somewhere nearby, and you have to recognize it, stand up, and put in the time and work it takes to get to it. This isn’t because the universe is cruel. It’s because the universe is smart. It has its own cat-string theory and knows we don’t appreciate things that fall into our laps.
  • Neil Tennant    It’s fundamental that what we do only exists in our own universe.
  • Neil Turok    My experience in science has always been that the future always exceeds what we believe is possible. I suspect that we will explore the universe.
  • Neil Young    The rockets and the satellites, spaceships that we’re creating now, we’re pollinating the universe.
  • Nhat Hanh    No thought about the past or future can pull you away from your present peace and joy. The universe exists in this present moment. No desire can pull you away from this present peace, not even the desire to become a Buddha or the desire to save all beings. Know that to become a Buddha and to save all beings can only be realized on the foundation of the pure peace of the present moment.
  • Nhat Hanh    We find that life is a miracle, the universe is a miracle, and we too are a miracle.
  • Nhat Hanh    You are what you want to become. Why search anymore? You are a wonderful manifestation. The whole universe has come together to make your existence possible. There is nothing that is not you. The kingdom of God, the Pure Land, nirvana, happiness, and liberation are all you.
  • Nicolaus Copernicus    Not only the phenomena of the others followed from this, but also it so bound together both the order and magnitude of all the planets and the spheres and the heaven itself, that in no single part could one thing be altered without confusion among the other parts and in all the universe.
  • Nikola Tesla    Every living being is an engine geared to the wheel-work of the universe.
  • Nikola Tesla    Man, like the universe, is a machine. Nothing enters our minds or determines our actions which is not directly or indirectly a response to stimuli beating upon our sense organs from without.
  • Novalis    Denotation by means of sounds and markings is a remarkable abstraction. Three letters designate God for me; several lines a million things. How easy becomes the manipulation of the universe here, how evident the concentration of the intellectual world! Language is the dynamics of the spiritual realm. One word of command moves armies; the word liberty entire nations.
  • Nyogen Senzaki    There is no remainder in the mathematics of infinity. All life is one; therefore, there cannot be God and man, nor a universe and God. A god not in the world is a false god, and a world not in God is unreal. All things return to one, and one operates in all.
  • Omar Khayyam    Into this universe, and why not knowing Nor whence, like water willy-nilly flowing; And out of it, as wind along the water, I know not whither, willy-nilly blowing.
  • Oprah Winfrey    That whisper you keep hearing is the universe trying to get your attention.

  • Paul Davies    In spite of the fact that religion looks backward to revealed truth while science looks forward to new vistas and discoveries, both activities produce a sense of awe and a curious mixture of humility and arrogance in their practitioners. All great scientists are inspired by the subtlety and beauty of the natural world that they are seeking to understand. Each new subatomic particle, every unexpected object, produces delight and wonderment. In constructing their theories, physicists are frequently guided by arcane concepts of elegance in the belief that the universe is intrinsically beautiful.
  • Paul Davies    There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all. . . It seems as though somebody has fine tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe. . . The impression of design is overwhelming.
  • Paul Kurtz    Most humans feel the transcendent temptation, the emotional drive to festoon the universe with large-scale meaning.
  • Paul Murray    To believe in explanations is good, because it means you may believe also that beneath the chaotic, mindless jumble of everything, beneath the horrible disjunction you feel at every moment between you and all you are not, there dwells in the universe a secret harmony, a coherence and rightness like a balanced equation that’s out of reach for now but some day will reveal itself in its entirety.
  • Paulo Coelho    Love is the only thing that counts. Love is what keeps the star and the human beings and the world turning around. Love is the force that binds the whole universe together.
  • Paulo Coelho    The gigantic tension before the shooting of an arrow, and the total relaxation seconds later, is my way of connecting to the universe.
  • Paulo Coelho    When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
  • Percival Lowell    Now when we think that each of these stars is probably the centre of a solar system grander than our own, we cannot seriously take ourselves to be the only minds in it all.
  • Perry Miller    It is only too clear that man is not at home within this universe, and yet that he is not good enough to deserve a better.
  • Peter Cook    I am very interested in the Universe – I am specialising in the Universe and all that surrounds it.
  • Peter De Vries    Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask. What’s in it for me?
  • Peter De Vries    The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.
  • Peter Drucker    But innovation is more than a new method. It is a new view of the universe, as one of risk rather than of chance or of certainty. It is a new view of man’s role in the universe; he creates order by taking risks. And this means that innovation, rather than being an assertion of human power, is an acceptance of human responsibility.
  • Peter Matthiessen    The mystical perception (which is only “mystical” if reality is limited to what can be measured by the intellect and senses) is remarkably consistent in all ages and all places. All phenomena are processes, connections, all is in flux…have the mind screens knocked away to see there is no real edge to anything, that in the endless interpenetration of the universe, a molecular flow, a cosmic energy shimmers in all stone and steel as well as flesh.
  • Phil Plait    Humanity and life are reflected in the stars, and the Universe itself is poetry.
  • Phil Plait    Sometimes, even by accident, the universe makes beauty, and we can stand back in awe of it. Even better – we can figure out why. Science! I love this stuff.
  • Philip Johnson    From the very fact the universe is on the whole orderly, in a manner comprehensible to our intellect, is evidence that we and it were fashioned by a common intelligence.
  • Philip Kapleau    The uniqueness of zazen lies in this: that the mind is freed from bondage to all thought forms, visions, objects, and imaginings, however sacred or elevating, and brought to a state of absolute emptiness, from which alone it may one day perceive its own true nature, or the nature of the universe.
  • Pierre Corneille    I am master of myself as of the universe, so I am; so I wish to be.
  • Pierre Corneille    The universe has no prince or king that it [Rome] would consider equal to its humblest citizen.
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin    Love is an adventure and a conquest. It survives and develops, like the universe itself, only by perpetual discovery.
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin    The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed.
  • PJ Harvey    I feel like the actual, the most beautiful thing about a song is that it is something that goes out there in the universe and people use it in the way that they need it in their lives.
  • Plotinus    Each one of us is part of the soul of the universe.
  • Pope John Paul II    What does our generation owe to generations yet unborn? …there is an order in the universe which must be respected, and… the human person, endowed with the capability of choosing freely, has a grave responsibility to preserve this order for the well-being of future generations.
  • Pythagoras    God built the universe on numbers.
  • R. A. Lafferty    The lowest common denominator of the universe is both low and common.
  • R. Buckminster Fuller    Coping with the totality of Spaceship Earth and universe is ahead for all of us.
  • R. Buckminster Fuller    Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe.
  • R. Buckminster Fuller    Here is God’s purpose – For God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper; is the articulation not the art, objective or subjective; is loving, not the abstraction “love” commanded or entreated; is knowledge dynamic, not legislative code, not proclamation law, not academic dogma, not ecclesiastic canon. Yes, God is a verb, the most active, connoting the vast harmonic reordering of the universe from unleashed chaos of energy.
  • R. Buckminster Fuller    The assumption is that the inevitability of a solution’s realization is inherent in the interaction of human intellect and the constantly transformative evolution of physical universe.
  • R. Buckminster Fuller    Universe is synergetic. Life is synergetic.
  • R. Buckminster Fuller    What the scientists have always found by physical experiment was an a priori orderliness of nature, or Universe always operating at an elegance level that made the discovering scientist’s working hypotheses seem crude by comparison. The discovered reality made the scientists exploratory work seem relatively disorderly.
  • R. Buckminster Fuller    You don’t belong to you. You belong to the Universe and you’re here to serve.
  • Rachel Carson    The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
  • Rajneesh    God is a synergetic experience. Science can never reveal it, philosophy can never come to it – only a poetic approach, a very passive, very loving approach, can.
  • Ralph Smart    The universe reveals its secrets to those that dare to follow their hearts.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    A breath of will blows eternally through the universe of souls in the direction of Right and Necessity. It is the air which all intellects inhale and exhale, and it is the wind which blows the worlds into order and orbit.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    A man of thought must feel the thought that is parent of the universe: that the masses of nature do undulate and flow.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    For the world is not painted, or adorned, but is from the beginning beautiful; and God has not made some beautiful things, but Beauty is the creator of the universe.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    It is not what talents or genius a man has, but how he is to his talents, that constitutes friendship and character. The man that stands by himself, the universe stands by him also.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    Let the man stand on his feet. Let religion cease to be occasional; and the pulses of thought that go to the borders of the universe, let them proceed from the bosom of the Household.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    Man is the end of nature; nothing so easily organizes itself in every part of the universe as he; no moss, no lichen is so easily born; and he takes along with him and puts out from himself the whole apparatus of society and condition extempore, as an army encamps in a desert, and where all was just now blowing sand, creates a white city in an hour, a government, a market, a place for feasting, for conversation, and for love.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    The counting-room maxims liberally expounded are laws of the Universe. The merchant’s economy is a coarse symbol of the soul’s economy. It is, to spend for power, and not for pleasure.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    The magnanimous know very well that they who give time, or money, or shelter, to the stranger–so it be done for love, and not for ostentation–do, as it were, put God under obligation to them, so perfect are the compensations of the universe.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    The solid, solid universe Is pervious to Love; With bandaged eyes he never errs, Around, below, above. His blinding light He flingeth white On God’s and Satan’s brood, And reconciles By mystic wiles The evil and the good.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    The universe is the externisation of the soul. Wherever the life is, that bursts into appearance around it. Our science is sensual, and therefore superficial. The earth, and the heavenly bodies, physics, and chemistry, we sensually treat, as if they were self-existent; but these are the retinue of that Being we have.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    There is a soul at the centre of nature, and over the will of every man, so that none of us can wrong the universe.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson    We are taught by great actions that the universe is the property of every individual in it.
  • Ray Bradbury    We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
  • Ray Dalio    I believe there are an infinite number of laws of the universe and that all progress or dreams achieved come from operating in a way that’s consistent with them. These laws and the principles of how to operate in harmony with them have always existed. We were given these laws by nature. Man didn’t and can’t make them up. He can only hope to understand them and use them to get what he wants.
  • Raymond Moody    I felt the question of the afterlife was the black hole of the personal universe: something for which substantial proof of existence had been offered but which had not yet been explored in the proper way by scientists and philosophers.
  • Reinhold Messner    I have the feeling that behind a certain dimension we cannot anymore see, understand, feel, smell, hear – nothing. What people are calling God I am not defining, but I am a ‘possibilitiest.’

  • Richard Bach    The only thing that’s real in any universe [is] that brilliant fire of Love that burns to the exclusion of everything else. As we recognize the presence of Love, we break through the wall of grief that would try to convince us that the dear soul with whom we have learned and loved so much no longer exists, or that she or he cannot speak with us. There is no wall that Love cannot vaporize. We may believe in death, Love doesn’t.
  • Richard Bach    We are game-playing, fun-loving creatures; we are the otters of the universe.
  • Richard Bach    You’d chosen to be an upright biped on the surface of a small planet of a minor sun on the edge of a minor galaxy of one of the multiple trillions of universes. That’s OK. It doesn’t matter what form you take.
  • Richard Curtis    It seems to me there’s so much more to the world than the average eye is allowed to see. I believe, if you look hard, there are more wonders in this universe than you could ever have dreamt of.
  • Richard Dawkins    My computer is a very complex gadget and it was designed by many designers, so why must the universe have only a single designer and not many designers?
  • Richard Dawkins    On one planet [earth], and possibly only one planet in the entire universe, molecules that would normally make nothing more complicated than a chunk of rock, gather themselves together into chunks of rock-sized matter of such staggering complexity that they are capable of running, jumping, swimming, flying, seeing, hearing, capturing and eating other such animated chunks of complexity; capable in some cases of thinking and feeling, and falling in love with yet other chunks of complex matter.
  • Richard Dawkins    The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all species are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.
  • Richard Dawkins    The Universe does not owe us meaning.
  • Richard Dawkins    There is something so mysterious that it is almost like God. God is in the equations. God is in the fundamental constants. And that’s fine. I mean, that’s just redefinition of that which we find mysterious at the basis of the universe.
  • Richard Dawkins    Why shouldn’t we comment on God, as scientists? … A universe with a creative superintendent would be a very different kind of universe from one without. Why is that not a scientific matter?
  • Richard Grossinger    Guess what: God created beings not to act in a morality play but to experience what is unfathomable, to elicit what can become, to descend into the darkness of creation and reveal it to him, to mourn and celebrate enigma and possibility. The universe is a whirling dervish, not a hanging judge in robes.
  • Richard P. Feynman    A poet once said, “The whole universe is in a glass of wine.” We will probably never know in what sense he meant that, for poets do not write to be understood. But it is true that if we look at a glass of wine closely enough we see the entire universe.
  • Richard Pousette-Dart    I strive to express the spiritual nature of the universe.
  • Rick Cook    Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
  • Rick Warren    The ultimate goal of the universe is to show the glory of God.
  • Rob Bell    Being a pastor for 20 years I realized that the labels, agnostic, atheist, believer, everybody’s human and everybody wants to know what kind of universe we’re living in, and everybody’s living according to a story.
  • Rob Bell    Look at the size of the universe and look at what we’re discovering about string theory. There’s a wide-eyed sense of we’re just getting started here.
  • Rob Bell    Your life is a gift. Before anything else can be said about you, for some reason the universe (or God, or being, or force, or reality, or whatever you name it) chose to give you life.
  • Robert A. Heinlein    But does Man have any ‘right’ to spread through the universe? Man is what he is, a wild animal with the will to survive, and (so far) the ability, against all competition. Unless one accepts that, anything one says about morals, war, politics, you name it, is nonsense. Correct morals arise from knowing what man is, not what do-gooders and well-meaning old Aunt Nellies would like him to be. The Universe will let us know – later – whether or not Man has any “right” to expand through it.
  • Robert A. Heinlein    No storyteller has been able to dream up anything as fantastically unlikely as what really does happen in this mad Universe.
  • Robert A. Heinlein    The Stone trembled and threw herself outward bound, toward Saturn. In her train followed hundreds and thousands and hundreds of thousands of thousands of restless, rolling Stones . . . to Saturn . . . to Uranus, to Pluto . . . rolling on out to the stars . . . outward bound to the ends of the Universe.
  • Robert A. Heinlein    The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.
  • Robert A. Heinlein    There ought not to be anything in the whole universe that man can’t poke his nose into-that’s the way we’re built and I assume that there’s some reason for that.
  • Robert Anthony    The universe is like a river. The river keeps on flowing. It doesn’t care whether you are happy or sad, good or bad; it just keeps flowing. Some people go down to the river and they cry. Some people go down to the river and they are happy, but the river doesn’t care; it just keeps flowing. We can use it and enjoy it, or we can jump in and drown. The river just keeps flowing because it is impersonal, and so it is with the universe. The universe that we live in can support us or destroy us. It’s our interpretation and use of the laws that determine our effects or results.
  • Robert Anthony    When we think, the universe moves. When we think, we actually cause things to happen.
  • Robert Farrar Capon    The proper self-knowledge and self-love of every created thing is ipso facto a participation in the knowledge and love of God. The entire universe moves by desire for the Highest Good simply because every part of it loves what God loves – namely, its own being.
  • Robert Genn    Your easel is the nuclear sun of an uncommon universe.
  • Robert Green Ingersoll    If, with all the time at my disposal, with all the wealth of the resources of this vast universe, to do with as I will, I could not produce a better scheme of life than now prevails, I would be ashamed of my efforts and consider my work a humiliating failure.
  • Robert Green Ingersoll    Only the very ignorant are perfectly satisfied that they know. To the common man the great problems are easy. He has no trouble in accounting for the universe. He can tell you the origin and destiny of man and the why and wherefore of things.
  • Robert Hunter    Counting stars by candlelight all are dim but one is bright; the spiral light of Venus rising first and shining best, from the northwest corner of a brand-new crescent moon crickets and cicadas sing a rare and different tune.
  • Robert Jastrow    It is my view that these circumstances indicate the universe was created for man to live in.
  • Robert Lanza    Any universe that could have preceded consciousness only existed in a probability state.
  • Robert Motherwell    One’s art is just one’s effort to wed oneself to the universe, to unify oneself through union.
  • Robert Payne    Uncorrupted man, with God’s blessing, advances across the fields of the universe as though he were walking down a country lane.
  • Robert Reed    I don’t believe people let things slide away. It’s the nature of the universe that everything dissolves into oblivion and by every route possible, but human beings invest a lot of cleverness trying to cling to past events, real or imagined. And because we can’t succeed, we get angry and frustrated and feel guilty. Except the Buddhists.
  • Robert Smithson    “For many artists the universe is expanding; for some it is contracting.”
  • Robin Ince    I’m glad the universe is pointless. It means if I get to the end of my life, the universe can’t turn to me and go, ‘What have you been doing, you idiot? That’s not the point!’
  • Robin Ince    Wherever you are on Earth, there is more life present than in the rest of the known universe.
  • Robin Williams    You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars.
  • Rolf Jacobsen    If you go far enough out you can see the Universe itself, all the billion light years summed up time only as a flash, just as lonely, as distant as a star on a June night if you go far enough out. And still, my friend, if you go far enough out you are only at the beginning – of yourself.
  • Romany Malco    The Universe responds to specificity.
  • Ronald J. Garan, Jr.    Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe.
  • Ronald Rolheiser    The highest compliment we can give to God, our Creator, is to thoroughly enjoy the gift of life. One should never look a gift universe in the mouth! The best way to pay for a beautiful moment is to enjoy it.
  • Ronnie Radke    Karma is real, it balances the universe.
  • Rose Wilder Lane    Life is a thin narrowness of taken-for-granted, a plank over a canyon in a fog. There is something under our feet, the taken-for-granted. A table is a table, food is food, we are we – because we don’t question these things. And science is the enemy because it is the questioner. Faith saves our souls alive by giving us a universe of the taken-for-granted.
  • Rudolf Clausius    The total energy of the universe is constant; the total entropy is continually increasing.
  • Rudolf Steiner    Just as an age was ready to receive the Copernican theory of the universe, so is our own age ready for the ideas of reincarnation and karma to be brought into the general consciousness of humanity. And what is destined to happen in the course of evolution will happen no matter what powers rise up against it.
  • Rudolf Steiner    The higher worlds are around us. These worlds are not only heavenly worlds, not only worlds of happiness, though paradise and happiness are in them, but they are also worlds that could be terrible for the people, by dangerous facts and creatures.
  • Rumi    The universe and the light of the stars come through me.
  • Rupert Sheldrake    The universe is not in a steady state; there’s an ongoing creative principle in nature, which is driving things onwards.
  • RZA    An architect is a person who builds homes or structures, stadiums even. A Supreme Architect is someone who actually built the universe. So, if I say I am the Supreme Architecture, I’m letting Allah speak. I’m becoming a vehicle.
  • RZA    The word “knowledge” itself, we like to break it down into two different words, “know” and “ledge.” You’ve got to know the ledge. Know the limitation of things. Know where they go, know where they start from. We say knowledge is the basic foundation of the universe. But everything is first based on something being known. Then, when it’s known, then it can be manifested.
  • Sai Baba    The universe is a great university.
  • Sam Harris    It is rather more noble to help people purely out of concern for their suffering than it is to help them because you think the Creator of the Universe wants you to do it, or will reward you for doing it, or will punish you for not doing it. The problem with this linkage between religion and morality is that it gives people bad reasons to help other human beings when good reasons are available.
  • Sam Harris    To say that I would have done otherwise had I wanted to is simply to say that I would have lived in a different universe had I been in a different universe.
  • Samson Raphael Hirsch    Every breath drawn by an individual who truly serves God will elicit a responsive chord from the universe around him.
  • Sara Genn    There’s a saying that goes, ‘The universe gives you a whisper, then a nudge, then a push and then an anvil on your head.’
  • Sarah Ban Breathnach    Let’s choose today to quench our thirst for the ‘good life’ we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.
  • Sarah Polley    In fact, there’s an entire universe out there that’s pretty much indifferent to struggles that big, no matter how serious they’ve been in your life.
  • Scott Adams    Dilbert: It took weeks but I’ve calculated a new theory about the origin of the universe. According to my calculations it didn’t start with a “Big Bang” at all-it was more of “Phhbwt” sound. You may be wondering about the practical applications of the “Little Phhbwt” theory. Dogbert: I was wondering when you’ll go away.
  • Scott Adams    The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers.
  • Scott Adams    Your inability to see other possibilities and your lack of vocabulary are your brain’s limits, not the universe’s.
  • Scott Berkun    For centuries before Google, MIT, and IDEO, modern hotbeds of innovation, we struggled to explain any kind of creation, from the universe itself to the multitudes of ideas around us. While we can make atomic bombs, and dry-clean silk ties, we still don’t have satisfying answers for simple questions like: Where do songs come from? Are there an infinite variety of possible kinds of cheese? How did Shakespeare and Stephen King invent so much, while we’re satisfied watching sitcom reruns? Our popular answers have been unconvincing, enabling misleading, fantasy-laden myths to grow strong.
  • Shakti Gawain    Be willing to take some risks in the areas of work and money. If we do only what we think we should do in order to make money and be secure, we won’t listen to the intuitive voice that tells us to try something new, to be more creative, or to move on to the next step on our path. When we listen to our intuition and take some risks, we are not alone. The universe will support us and reward us for taking risks on its behalf!
  • Shakti Gawain    If you are always waiting to be, do, or have what you want, your energy becomes blocked. Your body may reflect this in excess weight or other physical problems. Express yourself directly. Set clear boundaries with other people and do what you need to do to take good care of yourself. Energy will then move freely through your body and this circulation will dissolve any excess weight. The more you are willing to be yourself, the less you’ll need to use food as a substitute nurturer. You will be receiving the natural nurturing of the universe.
  • Shakti Gawain    It isn’t necessary to be perfect to be a channel for the universe. You just have to be real- be yourself. The more real, honest, and spontaneous you are, the more freely the creative force can flow through you.
  • Shakti Gawain    The universe will pay you to be yourself and do what you really love.
  • Shook    I think the artwork is very important because it gives people a visualization of my music. I wanted to create a whole visual aspect, so that the people listening to me can get a better understanding of my universe and integrate it fully into their own worlds.
  • Silver RavenWolf    Once you realize that the universe is made up of processes, not things, you are really on a roll, for what makes life truly interesting are the connections between events.
  • Simon Newcomb    Ten decimal places of π are sufficient to give the circumference of the earth to a fraction of an inch, and thirty decimal places would give the circumference of the visible universe to a quantity imperceptible to the most powerful microscope.
  • Sonia    Turn yourself inside out. Live with absolute certainty that you have the power to create anything that you desire-anything!-because the power you need is the power of the Universe flowing through you.
  • Sophia Amoruso    The world loves to tell you how difficult things are, and the world’s not exaggerating. But difficult doesn’t mean impossible, and out of the bajillions of things in this universe that you can’t control, what you can control is how hard you try, and if or when to pack it in.
  • Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj    To see the universe as it is, you must step beyond the net [the matrix]. It is not hard to do so, as the net is full of holes. Look at the net and its many contradictions. You do and undo at every step. You want peace, love and happiness, and work hard to create pain, hatred and war. You want longevity and you overeat. You want friendship and you exploit. See your net as made of such contradictions and remove them – your very seeing them will make them go away.
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar    A Presence is in control of the whole Universe. You just do your part and relax!
  • Stanislaw Lem    Each civilization may choose one of two roads to travel, that is, either fret itself to death, or pet itself to death. And in the course of doing one or the other, it eats its way into the Universe, turning cinders and flinders of stars into toilet seats, pegs, gears, cigarette holders and pillowcases, and it does this because, unable to fathom the Universe, it seeks to change that Fathomlessness into Something Fathomable.
  • Stanley B. Prusiner    Neuroscience is by far the most exciting branch of science because the brain is the most fascinating object in the universe. Every human brain is different – the brain makes each human unique and defines who he or she is.
  • Stephanie Mills    The impermanence of the universe is manifest, inescapable. I know that, yet I am immoderately attached to this life, these pleasures, this place.
  • Stephen Crane    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 Hawking    All of my life, I have been fascinated by the big questions that face us, and have tried to find scientific answers to them. If, like me, you have looked at the stars, and tried to make sense of what you see, you too have started to wonder what makes the universe exist.
  • Stephen Hawking    Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?
  • Stephen Hawking    If it [the universe] was expanding fairly slowly, the force of gravity would cause it eventually to stop expanding and then to start contracting. However, if it was expanding at more than a certain critical rate, gravity would never be strong enough to stop it, and the universe would continue to expand forever.
  • Stephen Hawking    If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
  • Stephen Hawking    It is reasonable to ask who or what created the universe, but if the answer is God, then the question has merely been deflected to that of who created God.
  • Stephen Hawking    My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
  • Stephen Hawking    One could say: “The boundary condition of the universe is that it has no boundary.” The universe would be completely self-contained and not affected by anything outside itself. It would neither be created nor destroyed. It would just BE.
  • Stephen Hawking    Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in.
  • Stephen Hawking    The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
  • Stephen Hawking    Then we shall… be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would know the mind of God.
  • Stephen Hawking    There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe and what can be more special than that there is no boundary?
  • Stephen Hawking    We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
  • Stephen Hawking    What I have done is to show that it is possible for the way the universe began to be determined by the laws of science. In that case, it would not be necessary to appeal to God to decide how the universe began. This doesn’t prove that there is no God, only that God is not necessary.
  • Stephen Hawking    When we understand string theory, we will know how the universe began. It won’t have much effect on how we live, but it is important to understand where we come from and what we can expect to find as we explore.
  • Stephen King    There is the Watchmaker Theory that God wound up the universe and let it tick. That may be; or it may be that he takes a hand in things from time to time. But whatever it is, I am sure that there is something out there.
  • Stephen Wolfram    All the wonders of our universe can in effect be captured by simple rules, yet … there can be no way to know all the consequences of these rules, except in effect just to watch and see how they unfold.
  • Steve Jobs    I want to put a ding in the universe.
  • Steven Weinberg    In our universe we are tuned into the frequency that corresponds to physical reality. But there are an infinite number of parallel realities coexisting with us in the same room, although we cannot tune into them.
  • Steven Weinberg    It is even harder to realize that this present universe has evolved from an unspeakably unfamiliar early condition, and faces a future extinction of endless cold or intolerable heat. The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it seems pointless.
  • Steven Weinberg    The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
  • Steven Wright    Black holes result from God dividing the universe by zero.
  • Stuart Kauffman    Yet what is more awesome: to believe that God created everything in six days, or to believe that the biosphere came into being on its own, with no creator, and partially lawlessly? I find the latter proposition so stunning, so worthy of awe and respect, that I am happy to accept this natural creativity in the universe as a reinvention of ‘God.’
  • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar    Macroscopic objects, as we see them all around us, are governed by a variety of forces, derived from a variety of approximations to a variety of physical theories. In contrast, the only elements in the construction of black holes are our basic concepts of space and time. They are, thus, almost by definition, the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe.
  • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar    The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time.
  • Susan Jeffers    We become powerful in the face of our fears when we have a sense that we make a difference in this world. We are all meaningful participants in this Universe and worthy of giving and receiving love. Some affirmations of purpose are: I know that I count and I act as though I do. I spread warmth and love everywhere I go. I am a healing force in the Universe.
  • Suzy Kassem    Knowledge is as infinite as the universe. The man who claims to know all, only reveals to all that he really knows nothing.
  • Swami Nithyananda    The force that is running inside you is the same force running the solar system… the moment you relax from the ‘I’ the ‘other’ will disappear… you become ‘one’ with the truth.
  • Swami Vivekananda    All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
  • Swami Vivekananda    If the suns come down, and the moons crumble into dust, and systems after systems are hurled into annihilation, what is that to you? Stand as a rock; you are indestructible. You are the Self, the God of the universe. Say – “I am Existence Absolute, Bliss Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, I am He,” and like a lion breaking its cage, break your chain and be free forever. What frightens you, what holds you down? Only ignorance and delusion; nothing else can bind you. You are the Pure One, the Ever-blessed.
  • Swami Vivekananda    There is but one soul throughout the universe, all is but one existence – “Thou art in the woman, thou in the man, thou in the young man walking in the pride of youth, thou in the old man tottering on his stick – thou art All – in all, in everything, and I am thee, because I am made from thee.”
  • Swami Vivekananda    What is this universe but name and form?
  • Swami Vivekananda    What makes you weep, my friend? In you is all power. Summon up your all-powerful nature, O mighty one, and this whole universe will lie at your feet. It is the Self alone that predominates, and not matter.
  • Sylvia Earle    It doesn’t matter where on Earth you live, everyone is utterly dependent on the existence of that lovely, living saltwater soup. There’s plenty of water in the universe without life, but nowhere is there life without water.
  • Terence McKenna    And so, these are the things, the exploration of which, the singing about of which, makes us human beings. The exploration of the universe of the unseen is the business of human beings.
  • Terence McKenna    But a mature humanity could get into a place where we no longer required these metaphysical spankings from messiahs and flying saucers that come along every thousand years or so to mess up the mess that has been created and try and send people off on another tack. And the way to do this is to look at the abysses that confront man as species and individuals and try to unify them. And I think that psilocybin offers a way out because it allows a dialogue with the over-mind. You won’t read about it in “Scientific American” or anywhere else. You will carry it out.
  • Terence McKenna    It is no coincidence that a rebirth of psychedelic use is occuring as we acquire the technological capability to leave the planet. The mushroom visions and the transformation of the human image precipitated by space exploration are spun together. Nothing less is happening than the emergence of a new human order. A telepathic, humane, universalist kind of human culture is emerging that will make everything that preceded it appear like the stone age.
  • Terry Pratchett    Animals never spend time dividing experience into little bits and speculating about all the bits they’ve missed. The whole panoply of the universe has been neatly expressed to them as things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.
  • Terry Pratchett    As a species, we are forever sticking our finger into the electric socket of the universe to see what will happen next.
  • Terry Pratchett    We live in a science fiction universe. We have done for a long time.
  • Thales    What is it that is most beautiful? – The Universe; for it is the work of God. What is most powerful? – Necessity; because it triumphs over all things. What is most difficult? – To know one’s self. What is most easy? – To give advice. What method must we take to lead a good life? – To do nothing we would condemn in others. What is necessary to happiness? – A sound body and a contented mind.
  • Therese of Lisieux    Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe.
  • Thomas A. Edison    I believe in the existence of a Supreme Intelligence pervading the Universe.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay    The study of the properties of numbers, Plato tells us, habituates the mind to the contemplation of pure truth, and raises us above the material universe. He would have his disciples apply themselves to this study, not that they may be able to buy or sell, not that they may qualify themselves to be shopkeepers or travelling merchants, but that they may learn to withdraw their minds from the ever-shifting spectacle of this visible and tangible world, and to fix them on the immutable essences of things.
  • Thomas Carlyle    I don’t pretend to understand the Universe – it’s a great deal bigger than I am.
  • Thomas Hobbes    I mean by the universe, the aggregate of all things that have being in themselves; and so do all men else. And because God has a being, it follows that he is either the whole universe, or part of it. Nor does his Lordship go about to disprove it, but only seems to wonder at it.
  • Thomas Huxley    If every man possessed everything he wanted, and no one had the power to interfere with such possession; or if no man desired thatwhich could damage his fellow-man, justice would have no part to play in the universe.
  • Thomas Huxley    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    The whole analogy of natural operations furnishes so complete and crushing an argument against the intervention of any but what are termed secondary causes, in the production of all the phenomena of the universe; that, in view of the intimate relations between Man and the rest of the living world; and between the forces exerted by the latter and all other forces, I can see no excuse for doubting that all are co-ordinated terms of Nature’s great progression, from the formless to the formed from the inorganic to the organic from blind force to conscious intellect and will.
  • Thomas Jefferson    I believe in both a creative and personal God, a divinely ordered universe, that man has an innate moral sense, and that Jesus was a great moral teacher, perhaps the greatest the world has witnessed.
  • Thomas Kinkade    A piece of art is a compact form of the universe.
  • Thomas Merton    I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.
  • Thomas Merton    The truth never becomes clear as long as we assume that each one of us, individually, is the center of the universe.
  • Thomas Merton    There are days when I am convinced that Heaven starts already, now, in this ordinary life just as it is, in all its incompleteness, yet, this is where Heaven starts.. see within yourself, if you can find it. I walked through the field in front of the house, lots of swallows flying, everywhere! Some very near me..it was magical. “We are already one, yet we know it not.”
  • Thomas Paine    Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.
  • Thomas Paine    In Deism our reason and our belief become happily united. The wonderful structure of the universe, and everything we behold in the system of the creation, prove to us, far better than books can do, the existence of a God, and at the same time proclaim His attributes.
  • Tim Ferriss    The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect.
  • Timothy Leary    The universe is an intelligence test.
  • Toni Packer    In truth we are not separate from each other or from the world, from the whole earth, the sun or moon or billions of stars, not separate from the entire universe. Listening silently in quiet wonderment, without knowing anything, there is just one mysteriously palpitating aliveness.
  • Tony Robbins    The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity.
  • Unknown    Where there are love and generosity, there is joy. Where there are sincerity and sacrifice, there is friendship. Where there are harmony and simplicity, there is beauty. Where there are prayer and forgiveness, there is peace. Where there are moderation and patience, there is wisdom. Where there are conflicts and crises, there is opportunity. Where there are wonder and adventure, there is growth. Where there are adoration and confession, there is worship. Where there are compassion and concern, there is God. Where there are faith and hope, there is spring.
  • Upton Sinclair    So the laws of good driving forbade you to go off the magic ribbon except in extreme emergencies. You were ethically entitled to several inches of margin at the right-hand edge; and the man approaching you was entitled to an equal number of inches; which left a remainder of inches between the two projectiles as they shot by. It sounds risky as one tells it, but the heavens are run on the basis of similar calculations, and while collisions do happen, they leave time enough in between for universes to be formed, and successful careers conducted by men of affairs.
  • Vanna Bonta    We are the ancestors of those gardening the universe.
  • Vernon Benjamin Mountcastle    Each of us believes himself to live directly within the world that surrounds him, to sense its objects and events precisely, and to live in real and current time. I assert that these are perceptual illusions … Each of us lives within the universe – the prison of his own brain.
  • Victor Hugo    Everything speaks: the flowing airstream and the sailing halycon, the blade of grass, the flower, the bud, the element; did you imagine the universe to be otherwise?
  • Victor J. Stenger    A scenario is suggested by which the universe and its laws could have arisen naturally from nothing. Current cosmology suggests that no laws of physics were violated in bringing the universe into existence. The laws of physics themselves are shown to correspond to what one would expect if the universe appeared from nothing. There is something rather than nothing because something is more stable.
  • Victor J. Stenger    While science continually uncovers new mysteries, it has removed much of what was once regarded as deeply mysterious. Although we certainly do not know the exact nature of every component of the universe, the basic principles of physics seem to apply out to the farthest horizon visible to us today.
  • Vilayanur S. Ramachandran    With the arrival of humans, it has been said, the universe has suddenly become conscious of itself. This, truly, it the greatest mystery of all.
  • Vinoba Bhave    Gross and subtle, pure and mixed, simple and complex – in the end that there is no place where God is not. In every atom, He alone is present. From the ant to the universe, He spreads. The Lord who cares equally for all, the compassionate one who is all knowledge, tenderness, skill, holiness and beauty – He stands on all sides everywhere.
  • Vladimir Bartol    A person can spend his whole life between four walls. If he doesn’t think or feel that he’s a prisoner, then he’s not a prisoner. But then there are people for whom the whole planet is a prison, who see the infinite expanse of the universe, the millions of stars and galaxies that remain forever inaccessible to them. And that awareness makes them the greatest prisoners of time and space.
  • Wade Davis    Sensitivity to nature is not an innate attribute of indigenous peoples. It is a consequence of adaptive choices that have resulted in the development of highly specialized peripheral skills. but those choices in turn spring from a comprehensive view of nature and the universe in which man and woman are perceived as but elements inextricably linked to the whole.
  • Wallace Stevens    We say This changes and that changes. Thus the constant Violets, doves, girls, bees and hyacinths Are inconstant objects of inconstant cause In a universe of inconstancy.
  • Walt Whitman    Americans should know the universe itself as a road, as many roads, as roads for traveling souls.
  • Walt Whitman    I heard what was said of the universe, heard it and heard it of several thousand years; it is middling well as far as it goes – but is that all?
  • Walt Whitman    Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
  • Walt Whitman    The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.
  • Walter Dean Myers    And what I was feeling was the wonder Of being more than me, of being more Than mere here and now allowed I had become a shining star, a burning nova Exploded with love Flying through an endlessly Expanding universe Away from the me that was Toward a me that is beyond Understanding.
  • Wayne Dyer    Everything in the universe has a purpose.
  • Wayne Dyer    Everything is perfect in the universe – even your desire to improve it.
  • Wayne Dyer    I think we have a free will, and at the same moment we don’t. We have to live with that. It doesn’t make sense intellectually, but that’s because our intellect is always trying to come up with a logical, rational explanation for things. To do that, it puts labels on things. But once you label something, you’ve got twoness. You’ve got the label, and you’ve got what you’re labeling. And there is only oneness in the universe, even though we artificially believe in twoness.
  • Wayne Dyer    Meditation isn’t just something we do to make ourselves more peaceful and to take some of the stress out of our lives. We do it because it’s the only direct experience we can have of knowing God. Because God is that which is indivisible. Everything else in the universe, in the physical world, is divisible. Up and down, good and bad, right and wrong, male and female, and so on. But that which is indivisible in our physical experience is called silence. And when you get into silence, you’re coming to know the indivisibleness of your life – and that’s conscious contact.
  • Wayne Dyer    Say to yourself, ‘I’m here on purpose, I can accomplish anything I desire, and I do it by being in harmony with the all-pervading creative force in the universe.
  • Wayne Dyer    The physical universe that you see is all in your mind. When you turn your mind off, or become unconscious, the physical universe, for you, disappears. Then, when you awaken your consciousness, the universe reappears magically. Quite simple really – no thoughts on your part, no physical world. As Walt Whitman succinctly stated: “The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual – namely to You.” Without your mind to process it, the universe simply disappears into nothingness.
  • Wendell Berry    Love is never abstract. It does not adhere to the universe or the planet or the nation or the institution or the profession, but to the singular sparrows of the street, the lilies of the field, “to the least of these my brethren.” Love is not, by its own desire, heroic. It is heroic only when compelled to be. It exists by its willingness to be anonymous, humble, and unrewarded.
  • Werner Heisenberg    Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think.
  • Werner Herzog    We ought to be grateful that the Universe out there knows no smile.
  • Wernher von Braun    Conquering the universe one has to solve two problems: gravity and red tape. We could have mastered gravity.
  • Wernher von Braun    Our sun is one of a 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living thing in that enormous immensity.
  • William Barrett    Since the Greeks, Western man has believed that Being, all Being, is intelligible, that there is a reason for everything and that the cosmos is, finally, intelligible. The Oriental, on the other hand, has accepted his existence within a universe that would appear to be meaningless, to the rational Western mind, and has lived with this meaninglessness. Hence the artistic form that seems natural to the Oriental is one that is just as formless or formal, as irrational, as life itself.
  • William Blake    Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
  • William Blake    In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.
  • William Broad    The crux… is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.
  • William Buckland    To the mind which looks not to general results in the economy of Nature, the earth may seem to present a scene of perpetual warfare, and incessant carnage: but the more enlarged view, while it regards individuals in their conjoint relations to the general benefit of their own species, and that of other species with which they are associated in the great family of Nature, resolves each apparent case of individual evil, into an example of subserviency to universal good.
  • William Ellery Channing    [Peace] is the highest and most strenuous act of the soul, but an entirely harmonious act, in which all our powers and affections are blending in a beautiful proportion, and sustain and perfect one another. It is more than the silence after storms. It is as the concord of all melodious sounds … an alliance of love with all beings, a sympathy with all that is pure and happy, a surrender of every separate will and interest, a participation of the spirit and life of the universe…. This is peace, and the true happiness of [humanity].
  • William Ellery Channing    Love is the life of the soul. It is the harmony of the universe.
  • William Ellery Channing    Others are affected by what I am, and say, and do. So that a single act of mine may spread and spread in widening circles, through a nation or humanity. Through my vice I intensify the taint of vice throughout the universe. Through my misery I make multitudes sad. On the other hand, every development of my virtue makes me an ampler blessing to my race. Every new truth that I gain makes me a brighter light to humanity.
  • William Faulkner    To me, all human behavior is unpredictable and, considering man’s frailty… and… the ramshackle universe he functions in, it’s… all irrational.
  • William Huggins    May it not be that the brighter stars are like our Sun, the upholding and energizing centers of systems of living beings?
  • William Huggins    One important object of this original spectroscopic investigation of the light of the stars and other celestial bodies, namely to discover whether the same chemical elements as those of our earth are present throughout the universe, was most satisfactorily settled in the affirmative.
  • William James    If we take the universe of ‘fitting,’ countless coats ‘fit’ backs, and countless boots ‘fit’ feet, on which they are not practically fitted; countless stones ‘fit’ gaps in walls into which no one seeks to fit them actually. In the same way countless opinions ‘fit’ realities, and countless truths are valid, tho no thinker ever thinks them.
  • William Kingdon Clifford    Scientific thought does not mean thought about scientific subjects with long names. There are no scientific subjects. The subject of science is the human universe; that is to say, everything that is, or has been, or may be related to man.
  • William P. Young    Every human being is a universe within themselves. Your mother and father participated with God to create a soul who would never cease to exist. Your parents, as co-creators, supplied the stuff, genetics and more, uniquely combined to form a masterpiece, not flawless but still astounding; and we took from their hands what they brought to us, submitting to their timing and history and added what only we could bring to them — life. You were conceived, a living wonder who exploded into being.
  • William S. Burroughs    The line between inner and outer landscapes is breaking down. Earthquakes can result from seismic upheavals within the human mind. The whole random universe of the industrial age is breaking down into cryptic fragments.
  • William S. Burroughs    This is a war universe. War all the time. There may be other universes, but ours seems to be based on war and games.
  • William Winwood Reade    And then, the Earth being small, mankind will migrate into space, and will cross the airless Saharas which separate planet from planet and sun from sun. The Earth will become a Holy Land which will be visited by pilgrims from all the quarters of the Universe. Finally, men will master the forces of Nature; they will become themselves architects of systems, manufacturers of worlds.
  • Woodrow Wilson    Never for a moment have I had one doubt about my religious beliefs. There are people who believe only so far as they can understand–that seems to me presumptuous and sets their understanding as the standard of the universe.
  • Woody Allen    Events unfold so unpredictably, so unfairly, human happiness does not seem to be included in the design of creation. It is only we, with our capacity to love that give meaning to the indifferent universe. And yet, most human beings seem to have the ability to keep trying and even try to find joy from simple things, like their family, their work, and from the hope that future generations might understand more.
  • Woody Allen    I’m astounded by people who want to ‘know’ the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
  • Woody Allen    I’m really impotent against the overwhelming bleakness of the universe and the only thing I can do is my little gift [filmmaking] and do it the best I can, […] which is cold comfort.
  • Xavier Rudd    For me, surfing is as close a connection I can have with Mother Nature. To surf, you’re riding a pulse of energy from Mother Nature. And it’s strong. It’s real. It’s there. And you’re dancing with that. You’re connecting with that. You might be the only person in the history of the universe that connects with that particular pulse of energy.
  • Yahoo Serious    It’s an infinite creative universe to explore so why chase conservative options?
  • Yamada Koun    In the same way your life is the continuity of standing up, sitting down, laughing, sleeping, waking up, drinking, eating, and, of course, being born and dying. That is the continuity of the whole universe.
  • Yasuhiko Kimura    When one is true to oneself, when one is authentic, one becomes true to the evolutionary thrust for self-optimization that exists within oneself and within the universe. And that evolutionary thrust is a continuous unfolding process.
  • Yevgeny Zamyatin    All truths are erroneous. This is the very essence of the dialectical process: today’s truths become errors tomorrow; there is no final number. This truth (the only one) is for the strong alone. Weak-nerved minds insist on a finite universe, a last number; they need, in Nietzsche’s words, “the crutches of certainty”. The weak-nerved lack the strength to include themselves in the dialectic syllogism.
  • Yoseob    For me, my dad is the best hero in the universe.
  • Ziggy Marley    My life is a life of accepting what the universe has offered me… I don’t fight the universe.
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