Carl Sagan

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“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here, that’s home, that’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

“I have a sort of a fetish for insects, clockwork, monsters, dark places, and unborn things.” -Guillermo del Toro

“Electricity is really just organized lightning.” -George Carlin

“My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it. ” -Ursula K. Le Guin

“Well, what I’m basically saying is that technology IS organic. I mean, we like to sometimes disconnect it and say that one is “cold” and “inhuman” and that the other is very “warm” and “human”, but in fact, technology is only human. There is no other kind of technology – there’s only human technology. And especially when you realize that language is also technology, you understand that the concept of the division between what is human and what is mechanical, is an illusion. It’s false.” -David Cronenberg

“The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars.” -Carl Sagan