Phrases about the universe: aphorisms, quotes


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Quotes, aphorisms and phrases about the universe, or about the whole that includes the entire cosmic space, including galaxies, stars, planets and the content of intergalactic space.


Quotes about the universe

- Consider the enormity of the problem. Science has proven that the universe was born by exploding at a certain moment. He wonders, what cause produced the effect? Who or what put matter and energy into the universe? Was the universe created out of nothing, or was it made by collecting pre-existing materials? And science cannot answer these questions. (Robert Jastrow)

- But of course, the biggest and most extraordinary enigma, even more than the universe, is our mind, of which we still know very little, much less than what it understood about the universe. (Margherita Hack)


- In many cultures the usual answer is that God or the Gods created the universe from nothing. But facing the question head on, we must then ask ourselves: and where did God come from? If we establish that the question is unanswered, why not spare us a passage and say that the universe is unanswered? Or, if we say that God has always existed, why not skip this step and conclude that the universe has always existed? I mean, we don't need a creation, everything has always been here. (Carl Sagan)

- The universe has been dictated but not signed. (Christopher Morley)

- I don't pretend to understand the universe: it's a lot bigger than me. (Tom Stoppard)


- The effort to understand the universe is among the very few things that raise human life above the level of a farce, giving it some of the dignity of a tragedy. (Steven Weinberg)

- Do not try to oppose the system of the universe. But first make sure you know the system of the universe. (Eiji Yoshikawa)

- We are an impossibility in an impossible universe. (Ray Bradbury)


- Nothing perishes in the universe; what happens in it only goes through simple transformations. (Pythagoras)

- If the whole universe made no sense, we would never have discovered that it makes no sense: exactly as if there had been no light in the universe, and therefore creatures with eyes, we would never have known it was dark. The darkness would have been meaningless. (Cs Lewis)

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- The whole order of the heavens and all the things that fill the earth - in short, all those bodies that form the huge scaffolding of the universe - have no subsistence without a mind. (George Berkeley)

- The universe is no stranger than we suppose: it is stranger than we can suppose. (John Burdon Sanderson Haldane)

- All searches involve some element of risk. There is no guarantee that the universe wants to conform to our predispositions. (Carl Sagan)

- The universe is true for all of us and dissimilar for everyone. (Marcel Proust)

- I can't believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somehow be based on pure joy! (Louise Bogan)

- A minimal change in values ​​would be enough and the universe, as we know it and how we need it, would no longer be here. (Bill Bryson)

- The only existing space is what the universe itself creates by expanding. (Bill Bryson)


- The universe is made up of matter, of course. And matter is composed of particles: electrons, neutrons and protons. So the whole universe is made up of particles. Now, what are the particles made of? Nothing. The only thing that can be said about an electron's reality is to mention its mathematical properties. So in a sense, matter completely dissolves, and simply remains a mathematical structure. (Martin Gardner)

- Whole and not whole, concordant discordant, dissonant consonant, from all things one and from all all things. (Heraclitus)

- Nothing is the universe without me. (André Suarès)

- Even the late sleepers are workers and collaborators in what happens in the universe. (Heraclitus)

- The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. (Harlan Ellison)

- I am very interested in the universe: I am specializing in the universe and all that surrounds it. (Peter Cook)


- Whenever a man dies, it is a whole universe that is destroyed.We realize it as soon as we identify with that man. (Karl Popper)

- Each soul is a living mirror of the universe. (Leibnitz)

- The law of cause and effect is at work everywhere in the entire universe. (Charles Haanel)

- The universe is one of the thoughts of God. (Friedrich Schiller)

- Man's career in the universe requires us to ask ourselves if by chance he does not benefit from any recommendations. (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)

- When you want something, the whole universe conspires so that you will fulfill your desire. (Paulo Coelho)

- Life is an offensive directed against the repetitive mechanism of the universe. (Alfred North Whitehead)

- The reason why the universe is eternal is because it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms itself. (Lao Tse)

- One thinks he is something unique and wonderful at the center of the universe, when in fact it is only a temporary interruption in the persistent march of entropy. (Aldous Huxley)

- In the general scheme of things, the universe is not asking us to do something, the universe is asking us to be someone. And it's a completely different thing. (Lucille Clifton)

- The universe is a differential equation. (Henri Poincaré)

- The universe will never end, because just when it seems that darkness has destroyed everything, and appears truly transcendent, the new seeds of light are reborn from the abyss. (Philip K. Dick)


- Man is a finite being, while the universe is infinite. What did it take to do the opposite !? (Pino Caruso)

- The chessboard 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 Henry Huxley)

- They once asked Einstein: What is the most important question anyone can ask? He replied, "Is the Universe a friendly place? (Albert Einstein)

- Death is one of the components of the order of the universe. (Michel Eyquem De Montaigne)

- When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be sorry to find out that it's not them. (Bernard Baily)

- By observing the cosmic system in its vast extent and in its ultimate divisibility, we cannot resist the thought that, at the base of everything, there is an idea that God in nature and nature in God can create and operate from eternity to eternity. (Goethe)

Aphorisms about the universe

- The universe never made sense; I suspect it was built through a government contract. (Robert A. Heinlein)

- The universe, as far as we can see, is an immense and wonderful machine. (George Santayana)

- Whenever we start thinking we are the center of the universe, the universe turns and says with a slightly distracted air: "I'm sorry. Can you repeat your name again? (Margaret Maron)

- Nothing new happens in the universe compared to what has already passed in infinite time. (Epicurus)

- It is the inert that prevails in the universe and not what lives. To die is to go to the side of the strongest. (Jean Rostand)

- The deepest desire for knowledge of man is a sufficient justification for the persistence of our research. And our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe in which we live. (Stephen Hawking)


- Im about our presumptions about being at the center of the universe, we live on a common planet of a monotonous star planted in a dark corner ... in an ordinary galaxy that is one of about 100 billion galaxies ... This is the fundamental fact of the universe we inhabit. And it is good for us to come to understand it. (Carl Sagan)

- The universe is wider than our vision of it. (Henry David Thoreau)

- In the beginning the universe was created. This fact puzzled quite a few people and was considered by most to be a bad move. (Douglas Adams)

- The more understandable the universe, the more useless it seems. (Steven Weinberg)

- The universe is like a safe for which there is a combination; but the combination is locked inside the safe. (Peter de Vries)

- There is a great truth on this planet: whoever you are or whatever you do, when you want something with will, it is because this desire was born in the soul of the Universe. That thing represents your mission on earth. (Paulo Coelho)

- Thanks to the mathematical model I can tell you how the universe was born: don't ask me why. (Stephen Hawking)

- The entire visible universe is only a warehouse of images and signs to which the imagination will give a place and a relative value, it is a sort of pasture that the imagination must digest and transform. (Charles Pierre Baudelaire)

- The universe begins to seem more like a big thought than a big machine. (Sir James H. Jeans)

- The effort to understand the universe is among the very few things that raise human life above the level of a farce, giving it some of the dignity of a tragedy. (Steven Weinberg)

- There is a theory that states that if someone finds out exactly what the purpose of the universe is and why it is here, it will disappear instantly and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory that proves that this has already happened. (Douglas Adams)

- The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. (Bill Bryson)


- The universe may have a purpose but nothing we know suggests that if this were the case, it has some similarity to ours. (Bertrand Russell)

- The universe is built on a plant whose profound symmetry is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect. (Paul Valéry)

- Through our eyes, the universe perceives itself. Through our ears, the universe listens to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes aware of its glory, its splendor. (Alan W. Watts)

- In the universe everything proceeds indirectly. There are no straight lines. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

- I don't think the universe can be explained only with natural causes, and I am forced to attribute it to the wisdom and ingenuity of an intelligent being. (Isaac Newton)

- Imagine how limited our vision of the universe would be if we never saw the night sky shining with stars. (Eben Alexander)

- In an infinite universe, anything that can be imagined could exist somewhere. (Dean Koontz)

- The universe can provide us with everything we need, if only we can open up. (James Redfield)

- Such an order cannot belong to a matter that acts randomly. A meeting of elements without plan and without design would not have this balance, nor such a wise disposition. The universe cannot be without God. (Lucio Anneo Seneca)

- In an infinite universe, there were too many things that escaped human understanding. (Carlos Ruiz Zafòn)

- All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force that makes the particles of an atom vibrate and which holds together the tiny solar system of the atom ... We must assume the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind behind this force. This mind is the matrix of all matter. (Max Planck)

- We cannot know anything outside of us by bypassing ourselves. The universe is the mirror in which we can contemplate only what we have learned to know in us. (Italo Calvino)


- If it is true that our species is alone in the universe, then I would like to say that the universe aimed rather low and was satisfied with very little. (George Carlin)

- How can Beethoven's Ninth be put into a Cartesian diagram? There are realities that are not quantifiable. The universe is not my numbers: everything is pervaded by mystery. Who has no sense of mystery is a half-dead man. (Albert Einstein)

- Our psyche is constituted in harmony with the structure of the universe, and what happens in the macrocosm happens equally in the infinitesimal and more subjective recesses of the soul. (Carl Gustav Jung)

- If we really saw the universe, perhaps we would understand it. (Jorge Luis Borges)

- A microscopic point shines, then another, then another: it is the imperceptible, it is the enormous. This little light is a hearth, a star, a sun, a universe; but this universe is nothing. Each number is zero in front of infinity. The inaccessible united to the impenetrable, the impenetrable united to the unexplainable, the unexplained united to the immeasurable: this is the sky. (Victor Hugo)

- Such an order cannot belong to a matter that acts randomly. A meeting of elements without plan and without design would not have this balance, nor such a wise disposition. The universe cannot be without God. (Lucio Anneo Seneca)

- The universe is a machine for making consciousness. (Hubert Reeves)

- The universe is an immense image of yourself reflected in your consciousness. (Deepak Chopra)

- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure of the first. (Albert Einstein)

- One of the greatest mysteries in the universe is that it is currently expanding at a speed surprisingly close to critical speed. (John David Barrow)

- It may seem strange that life is a pure accident, but in such a large universe accidents are inevitable. (Bertrand Russell)

Phrases about the universe

- We only have formless, fragmented visions of the Universe that we complete with associations of arbitrary ideas that create dangerous suggestions. (Marcel Proust)

- The clearest proof that other intelligent life forms exist in the universe is that none of them have ever tried to contact us. (Bill Watterson)

- The most incredible thing about the universe is that it is understandable. (Albert Einstein)

- Everything that you learned at school as obvious becomes less and less obvious when you start studying the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There are no absolute continuos. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines. (Richard Buckminster Fuller)

- The universe does not have a single story, but all possible stories, each with its own probability; and that our observations of his present state influence his past and determine his different stories. (Stephen Hawking)

- Look at the stars and not your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and ask yourself why the universe exists. Be curious. (Stephen Hawking)

- The universe is asymmetric and I am convinced that life, as we know it, is the direct result of the asymmetry of the universe, or a direct consequence of it. The universe is asymmetric. (Louis Pasteur)

- She was not doing anything I could see, except standing there leaning against the railing of the balcony, holding the universe together. (J.D.Salinger)

- Chance is the only legitimate ruler of the universe. (Honoré De Balzac)

- In our galaxy there are four hundred billion stars, and in the universe there are more than one hundred billion galaxies. Thinking of being unique is very unlikely. (Margherita Hack)

- Poetry is the concentrate of the power of language, that is, of our original relationship with the universe. (Adrienne Rich)

- Each of us carries within it the center of the universe. (Nancy Huston)

- One thinks he is something unique and wonderful at the center of the universe, when in fact it is only a temporary interruption in the persistent march of entropy. (Aldous Leonard Huxley)

- If we were alone, immensity would really be a waste. (Isaac Asimov)

- The power of prayer is still the strongest of all in this infinite and eternal universe. (Stan Lee)

- The whole universe conspires so that those who want it with all of themselves can make their dreams come true. (Paulo Coelho)

- I feel so immersed in humanity, so lost in an immense universe, that I can no longer move or suffer from the birth or death of a single creature. (Albert Einstein)

- The universe embarrasses me and I can't think that this watch doesn't have its watchmaker. (Voltaire)

- Only the scientist is a true poet: he gives us the moon, he promises us the stars, he will make us a new universe if that is the case. (Allen Ginsberg)

- There are two possibilities: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. (Arthur Charles Clarke)

- I respect my God, but I love the universe. (Voltaire)

- The universe is neither hostile nor friendly. It is simply indifferent. (Carl Sagan)

- Everything that exists in the universe is the result of chance and necessity. (Democritus)

- We are the local incarnation of a Cosmos that has grown to self-awareness. We have begun to understand our origin: we are stellar matter that meditates on the stars. (Carl Sagan)

- Always keep in mind how many things you yourself have testified that you have already changed. The universe is change, life is understanding. (Marco Aurelio)

- If the universe has a more important purpose than to bring the woman you love to bed and to make a child with his enthusiastic collaboration, I never knew. (Robert Anson Heinlein)

- Beyond plants there are animals. Beyond animals, man. Beyond men, the universe. (Jean Toomer)

- In each century, humans thought they had understood the Universe definitively and, in each century, it was understood that they had been wrong. From this it follows that the only certain thing we can say today about our current knowledge is that they are wrong. (Isaac Asimov)

- Time is a property that refers exclusively to the universe that God created. And presumably, when He created it, He knew what He wanted to do. (Stephen Hawking)

- It is very singular that all nature, all planets, must obey eternal laws and that there may be a small animal, five feet tall, which despite these laws can act at will, following only its whim. (Voltaire)

- The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. (Helen Adams Keller)

- The universe is full of magical objects that patiently wait for our ingenuity to better define themselves. (Eden Phillpotts)

- The universe embarrasses me and I can't think that this watch doesn't have its watchmaker. (Voltaire)

- In the skies admirable visions can shine, the galaxy can burn with the dazzling lights of the exploded stars, but man continues to deal with his affairs with sublime indifference. (Arthur Charles Clarke)

- The sun, with all those planets that revolve around it and depend on it, can still ripen a handful of bunches of grapes as if it had nothing else to do in the universe. (Galileo Galilei)

- There is no classification of the universe that is not arbitrary and conjectural. The reason is very simple: we don't know what the universe is. (Jorge Luis Borges)

- My goal is simple. It is the complete understanding of the universe, why it is made as it is and why it actually exists. (Stephen Hawking)

- Universe is a beautiful word to express that all creation serves only one Lord and is addressed only to One. (Soren Kierkegaard)

- We see the universe as we see it because we exist. (Stephen Hawking)

- Maybe our universe is inside some giant's tooth. (Anton Chekhov)

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