Space Quotes To Inspire You To Shoot For The Stars

These quotes about space and the universe will inspire you to reach for the stars. The possibilities in life are infinite!

Space Exploration Quotes

Few things inspire us to dream and imagine like space exploration. The vast and infinite expanses of the universe have a way of making our problems seem small and our accomplishments seem great.

These quotes about space combine the wonder of the universe with the determination and courage it takes to explore it. As with all words of wisdom, the meaning of them can also be applied to our everyday lives.

Best Space Quotes

Space, it says, is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is.

– Douglas Adams

I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.

– 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


Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation.

– John Young


I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the moon, but flying in a completely new medium.

– Neil Armstrong


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.

– Neil deGrasse Tyson


I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand. years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.

– Stephen Hawking


Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.

– Doris Lessing

Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time. - Doris Lessing


Einstein was searching for String Theory. It not only reconciles General Relativity to Quantum Mechanics, but it reconciles Science and the Bible as well.

– Roy H. Williams


In the field of technology, simplification is always an enormous advance…

― Pierre Boulle.


O Space and Time and stars at strife, How dreadful your infinity!

– George Sterling


In my studies of astronomy and philosophy I hold this opinion about the universe, that the Sun remains fixed in the centre of the circle of heavenly bodies, without changing its place; and the Earth, turning upon itself, moves round the Sun.

– Galileo Galilei


If we adopt the same collaborative mindset and practices that got to the moon and back, and that built the International Space Station, we can alleviate poverty—and do much more.

– Ron Garan


I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.

– John Glenn


Space has the ability to produce a triple bottom line, or ROIII: Return on Investment, Innovation, and Inspiration.

– Robert C. Jacobson


I looked and looked but I didn’t see God.

– Yuri Gagarin

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Yet, for most of us, the most memorable sight was not of the moon but of our beautiful blue and white home, moving majestically around the sun, all alone in the infinite black space.

– Alan Bean


I see Earth! It is so beautiful.

– Yuri Gagarin

I see Earth! It is so beautiful. - Yuri Gagarin


Quotes About Space

Without space, there is no time.

– Dejan Stojanovic

Without space, there is no time. - Dejan Stojanovic


The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

– Galileo Galilei


Gravity hurts.

– Viktor Alexandrov


There can be no centre in infinity.

– Lucretius

There can be no centre in infinity. - Lucretius


Yes, there have been ET visitations. There have been crashed craft. There have been material and bodies recovered.

– Edgar D Mitchell


Love is the one thing that transcends time and space.”

– Matthew McConaughey

Love is the one thing that transcends time and space." - Matthew McConaughey


Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever.

– Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever. - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky


I’m convinced that before the year 2000 is over, the first child will have been born on the moon.

– Wernher Von Braun


The American, by nature, is optimistic.

John F. Kennedy


It’s easy to sleep floating around — it’s very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don’t float into somebody or something!

– James Irwin


Astronauts are inherently insane. And really noble.

– Andy Weir

Astronauts are inherently insane. And really noble. - Andy Weir


NASA’s next urgent mission should be to send good poets into space so they can describe what it’s really like.

– Shannon Hale


Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.

– Stephen Hawking


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

– Carl Sagan

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan


Curiosity is the essence of our existence.

– Gene Cernan

Curiosity is the essence of our existence. - Gene Cernan


The supreme reality of our time is…our common vulnerability on this planet.

– John F. Kennedy

The supreme reality of our time is…our common vulnerability on this planet. - John F. Kennedy


Inspiring Words About Space

For every one billion particles of antimatter there were one billion and one particles of matter. And when the mutual annihilation was complete, one billionth remained and that’s our present universe.

– Albert Einstein


During that time, there will be advances in nanotechnology, space sailing, robotics, biomolecular engineering, and artificial intelligence.

– Louis Friedman


The universe is not a stagnant place where technology stands still and only the few govern its destiny.

– RG Risch


I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history after all.

– Allan Shepard


In the context of general relativity, space almost is a substance. It can bend and twist and stretch, and probably the best way to think about space is to just kind of imagine a big piece of rubber that you can pull and twist and bend.

– Alan Guth


We are finite, in that we are a product and source of the infinite.

– Ilyas Kassam

We are finite, in that we are a product and source of the infinite. - Ilyas Kassam


Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there.

– John F. Kennedy


When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter.

– Albert Einstein


This country was conquered by those who moved forward, and so will space.

– John F. Kennedy


The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t have a space program.

– Larry Niven

The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. - Larry Niven


When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.

– Alan Shepherd


Unless humanity gives top priority to the space science, there will be no future for the humanity!

– Mehmet Murat ildan


We will know which stars to visit. Our descendants will then skim the light years, the children of Thales and Aristarchus, Leonardo and Einstein.

– Carl Sagan


Part of life’s mystery depends on future possibilities, and mystery is an elusive quality which evaporates when sampled frequently, to be followed by boredom.

– Michael Collins


The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day we were only aware of one Earth.

– Sultan Bin Salman al Suad


How instructive is a star!

– Piet Hein


Space Quotations

The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic.

– Alexi Leonov


We are limited only by our imagination and our will to act.

– Ron Garan

We are limited only by our imagination and our will to act. - Ron Garan


The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.

– Edwin Powell Hubble

The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons. - Edwin Powell Hubble


Discover the force of the skies O Men: once recognised it can be put to use.

– Johannes Keple


In this single galaxy of ours there are eighty seven thousand million suns.

– Arthur C. Clarke


She had always loved the stars.

– Sasha Alsberg


The cosmos is within us. We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.

– Carl Sagan


For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

– Carl Sagan


And their death was a supernova their death demanded attention.

– Jasmine Warga


Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

– Albert Einstein


In the van, we can see the rocket in the distance, lit up and shining, an obelisk. In reality, of course, it’s a 4.5 megaton bomb loaded with explosive fuel, which is why everyone else is driving away from it.

– Chris Hadfield


Shuttles raced to the presumed safety of the planet below while fighters crisscrossed the perimeter of the station.

– GS Jennsen


To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.

– Stephen Hawking


What we call ‘time’ isn’t chronological but spatial; what we call ‘death’ is merely a transition between different kinds of matter.

– Stephane Audeguy


Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

Neil Armstrong


That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

– Neil Armstrong


Quotes To Do With Space

Where the stars are scattered thinly,’ quoted Barr, ‘And the cold of space seeps in.

– Isaac Asimov


The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.

– John F. Kennedy


The eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace.

– John F. Kennedy


Planet Earth is actually a giant spaceship floating through space.

– Unknown*


Things aren’t scary. People are scared.

– Chris Hadfield

Things aren't scary. People are scared. - Chris Hadfield


So you say, ‘Well, we can try to go to Europa, but it might fail, or maybe the technology won’t come for yet another decade or we know how to get to Mars. We know how to do air bags and drop rovers and those sort of things, so let’s do that.’ So we’re prioritizing not so much the science but we’re prioritizing what’s doable.

– Neil deGrasse Tyson


Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable.

– John F. Kennedy


Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar examined, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked and even blasted. Still to come: Mars being stepped on.

– Buzz Aldrin


Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.

– Albert Einstein


Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate.

– Seneca


Most of what Einstein said and did has no direct impact on what anybody reads in the Bible. Special relativity, his work in quantum mechanics, nobody even knows or cares. Where Einstein really affects the Bible is the fact that general relativity is the organizing principle for the Big Bang.

– Neil deGrasse Tyson


Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe.

– Ron Garan


The man who eventually reached the moon would be traveling in a vessel made of earthly materials.

– Pierre Boulle


In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space… But you laid the foundation for space tourism.

– Nursultan Nazarbayev


Time is the mind of space.

– Samuel Alexander

Time is the mind of space. - Samuel Alexander


This means that most of the lunar surface material has a consistency that is finer than granulated sugar.

– Maggie Aderin Pocock


Say hello to my mother and father…the Earth and Space.

– Jimi Hendrix

Say hello to my mother and father...the Earth and Space. - Jimi Hendrix


It is a fixer upper of a planet but we could make it work.

– Elon Musk


Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.

– Carl Sagan

Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns. - Carl Sagan


Sure, there are dead stars. But at least before they died, they were stars.


Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.

– Christa McAuliffe

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