Quotation Explorer - 'Neil Degrasse Tyson'

Science literacy is an important part of what it is to be an informed citizen of society. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
When asked about which scientist he'd like to meet, said, "Isaac Newton. No question about it. The smartest person ever to walk the face of this earth. The man was connected to the universe in spooky ways. He discovered the laws of motion, the laws of gravity, the laws of optics. Then he turned 26. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
In 5-billion years the Sun will expand & engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes. Have a nice day. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The more of us that feel the universe, the better off we will be in this world. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there's any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance - Neil deGrasse Tyson
I'd ask [God] why he keeps trying to kill us all with disease, pestilence, and natural disasters. I'd ask why 99% of all species there ever were are now extinct -- if God works in mysterious ways, that way is mysteriously genocidal. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
I fear living a life where I could have accomplished something and didn't. That's what I fear. I don't fear death. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
It's okay not to know all the answers. It's better to admit our ignorance than to believe answers that might be wrong. Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what's already there. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
To learn that it's easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime - Neil deGrasse Tyson
When students cheat on exams it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning. - 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
Ignorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos. That makes me want to grab people on the street and say: ‘Have you HEARD THIS? - Neil deGrasse Tyson
There are more stolen bikes in my garage than there are stars in the galaxy. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
If all the molecules on Earth were stacked on each other end-to-end, everything on Earth would die. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The urge to want some bit of information to be true often clouds our ability to assess why that information may be false. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Everyone should have their mind blown once a day. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of kids. They outnumber kids. They vote. They wield resources. That's why my public focus is primarily adults. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
I want to put on the table, not why 85% of the members of the National Academy of Sciences reject God, I want to know why 15% of the National Academy don’t. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
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