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Ann Druyan Quotes and Sayings

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Carl took on the military-industrial complex.
He campaigned around the world for an end to the production
of weapons of mass destruction.
To him it was a perversion of science.
- Ann Druyan

People think that if you are a scientist you have to
give up that joy of discovery,
that passion, that sense of the great romance of life.
I say that's completely opposite of the truth.
- Ann Druyan

My knowledge of science came from being with Carl,
not from formal academic training.
Carl gave me a thrilling tutorial in science and math
that lasted the 20 years we were together.
- Ann Druyan

All of science to me, everything that we have learned,
is important to the extent that it brings us to our senses.
- Ann Druyan

 

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them
want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe
and humans are the most important species,
the supreme expression of creation.
- Ann Druyan

In 1974, I first met Carl.
I was 25 years old.
I am 51 now.
- Ann Druyan

For most of the history of our species we were helpless
to understand how nature works.
We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally.
We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.
- Ann Druyan

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I've been thinking about the distorted view of science
that prevails in our culture.
I've been wondering about this, because our civilization
is completely dependent on science and high technology,
yet most of us are alienated from science.
- Ann Druyan

This planet seems to be in such sorry shape.
And I can't ever think about the rest of the universe
without coming back home and thinking what the implications
for life here would be if we were to really have some
definitive proof of extraterrestrial life.
- Ann Druyan

Well, I actually grew up in the sixties.
I feel very lucky, actually, that that was my slice
of time that I was dealt.
Let's remember that the real motivation in the sixties,
and even in the fifties, was the Cold War.
- Ann Druyan

I guess I so desperately want to see us put this planet right.
It's so horrifying to me that a fifth of us are starving every night,
and that forty thousand children die every single day.
- Ann Druyan

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung PHOTO

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Follow that will and that way
which experience confirms to be your own.
- Carl Jung

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

There can be no transforming of darkness into light
and of apathy into movement without emotion.
- Carl Jung

In all chaos there is a cosmos,
in all disorder a secret order.
- Carl Jung

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life
than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become.
- Carl Jung

Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
- Carl Jung

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
- Carl Jung

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.
- Carl Jung

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

We cannot change anything until we accept it.
Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
- Carl Jung

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

The shoe that fits one person pinches another;
there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
- Carl Jung

We cannot change anything until we accept it.
- Carl Jung

What you resist, persists.
- Carl Jung

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
- Carl Jung

Often the hands will solve a mystery
that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Jung

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

The greatest and most important problems of life
are all fundamentally insoluble.
They can never be solved but only outgrown.
- Carl Jung

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
- Carl Jung

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

The healthy man does not torture others -
generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
- Carl Jung

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung


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