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Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“The total number of stars in the Universe is larger than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth. In the vastness of the Cosmos there must be other civilizations far older and more advanced than ours.”― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos.

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“The same technology can be used for good and for evil. It is as if there were a God who said to us, “I set before you two ways: You can use your technology to destroy yourselves or to carry you to the planets and the stars. It’s up to you.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“History is full of people who out of fear or ignorance or the lust for power have destroyed treasures of immeasurable value which truly belong to all of us. We must not let it happen again.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

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

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“The glory of the Alexandrian Library is a dim memory. Its last remnants were destroyed soon after Hypatia’s death. It was as if the entire civilization had undergone some self-inflicted brain surgery, and most of its memories, discoveries, ideas and passions were extinguished irrevocably. The loss was incalculable. In some cases, we know only the tantalizing titles of the works that were destroyed. In most cases, we know neither the titles nor the authors. We do know that of the 123 plays of Sophocles in the Library, only seven survived. One of those seven is Oedipus Rex. Similar numbers apply to the works of Aeschylus and Euripides. It is a little as if the only surviving works of a man named William Shakespeare were Coriolanus and A Winter’s Tale, but we had heard that he had written certain other plays, unknown to us but apparently prized in his time, works entitled Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Mario Jodra illustration. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital

“Alexandria was the greatest city the Western world had ever seen. People of all nations came there to live, to trade, to learn. On any given day, its harbors were thronged with merchants, scholars and tourists. This was a city where Greeks, Egyptians, Arabs, Syrians, Hebrews, Persians, Nubians, Phoenicians, Italians, Gauls and Iberians exchanged merchandise and ideas. It is probably here that the word cosmopolitan realized its true meaning — citizen, not just of a nation, but of the Cosmos. To be a citizen of the Cosmos.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Cosmos: Carl Sagan Quotes. Illustrations. Mixed media. Pencil on paper + Digital