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Astronomy Quotes

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Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Related topics: Computers

Before a war military science seems a real science,
like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
- Rebecca West

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads
us from this world to another.
- Plato

It's like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
- E. O. Wilson

 

I liked math - that was my favorite subject -
and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.
- Sally Ride

It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events
compels the soul to look upwards,
and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
- Plato

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy
the mad daughter of a wise mother.
These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
- Voltaire

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

I'm interested in astrology and astronomy.
- Emm Gryner

But when researchers at Bell Labs discovered that static
tends to come from particular places in the sky,
the whole field of radio astronomy opened up.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer.
- Brian May

This sight...
is by far the noblest astronomy affords.
- Edmond Halley

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy,
astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
- Paracelsus

I love biomedical science, I love astronomy,
and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
- Elizabeth Moon

Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously,
in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the
land has a section on astrology,
yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
- Hannes Alfven

My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude,'
which is used for the brightness of a star.
- Charles Francis Richter

Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology,
and there I go into geology.
It was much more fun to be able to research and write
about whatever I wanted to.
- Octavia Butler

We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about astronomy.
- Simon Newcomb

In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing
me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy.
- Martin Ryle

Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.
- Stephen Leacock

So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction,
I was very happy with it, because my first interest
in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.
- Octavia Butler

This is very similar to astronomy where different magnitudes
are assigned to the brightness of an astronomical object,
depending on the range of wavelengths being measured.
- Charles Francis Richter

Until very recently, the heavenly bodies have been
investigated only with reference to their position
and their laws of motion,
and a quarter of a century ago astronomy was little
more than celestial topography.
- George Phillips Bond

I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major.
My other interest, of course, was aviation.
I always wanted to be a pilot.
And if you're going to fly airplanes,
the best place to be is the Air Force.
- Michael P. Anderson

But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry,
was Astronomy.
There were frequently clear nights when the glorious
objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.
- James Nasmyth

You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics,
if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between
the world and Providence as it is in reality,
and not according to imagination.
- Maimonides

Science Fiction is not just about the future of space
ships travelling to other planets,
it is fiction based on science and I am using science
as my basis for my fiction,
but it's the science of prehistory -
palaeontology and archaeology -
rather than astronomy or physics.
- Jean M. Auel

Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first
time of the refraction of stellar light,
has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy,
whereas nothing is required but an easily effected
and unimportant correction to put everything right again.
- Ernst Mach

So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect
anything certain from astronomy,
which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth
ideas conceived for another purpose,
and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

I turned my attention for a while to gamma ray astronomy
and soon began the first in a continous series of experiments
at the Savannah River site to study the properties of the neutrino.
- Frederick Reines

The undevout astronomer must be mad.
- William Herschel

For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the
history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer.
- Philip Emeagwali

If I didn't choose art, I would have become an astronomer.
- Peter Max

My first dream as a child was to become a pilot.
My second dream was to become an astronomer,
and I pursued in parallel efforts and studies in these two areas.
- Claude Nicollier

Whether you are an astronomer or a life scientist,
geophysicist, or a pilot, you've got to be there because
you believe you are good in your field,
and you can contribute, not because you are going to
get a lot of fame or whatever when you get back.
- Alan Shepard

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

Humor is reason gone mad.
- Groucho Marx

People from a planet without flowers would think we
must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
- Phyllis Diller

The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.
- Bill Maher

Mad, adj.
Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel.
I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping
bag down in the basement.
It's humiliating.
- Ben Affleck

The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep,
and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I've always been mad about cats.
- Vivien Leigh

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself with wild things,
with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam.
Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine - Calling me.
For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will Kiss the Flame.
- Jewel

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
- Baltasar Gracian

Get mad, then get over it.
- Colin Powell

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's better to get smart than to get mad.
I try not to get so insulted that I will not take advantage
of an opportunity to persuade people to change their minds.
- John H. Johnson

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
- Salvador Dali

When I come to work each day, whether as a commentator
for TheStreet.com or a host of Mad Money With Jim Cramer,
I have only one thought in mind: helping people with their money.
- Jim Cramer

We created a brand for ourselves, so that now people
can't get mad at what we do,
because then they're just making of themselves.
- Trey Parker

We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us;
for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.
- An Wang

Men, it has been well said, think in herds;
it will be seen that they go mad in herds,
while they only recover their senses slowly,
and one by one.
- Charles Mackay

I'm a very sympathetic person, but that doesn't always
come across in my work because I'm too busy being mad at everything.
- Lydia Lunch

The world fell apart.
Sirhan Sirhan shot Bobby Kennedy.
Why were people shooting all the Kennedys? Had the country gone mad?
- Lorna Luft

I'll never forget that show season.
It was completely mad.
I was staying between Christy and Naomi's rooms and
it was all limos and the Ritz Hotel and all that kind of business.
- Kate Moss

I'd rather have ten people who are mad for it than ten thousand who aren't.
- Peter Hook

I was mad at Screen Gems, but I'm not mad at them anymore.
- Davy Jones

Did Mad freakin' Max just call me irritating?
- Joe Pesci

Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are,
at best, reformed or potential lunatics.
- Susan Sontag

Some deemed him wondrous wise, and some believed him mad.
- James Beattie

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
- Akira Kurosawa

I'd get to within a yard of that door you walk through
and the thing would go mad.
I used to carry an X-ray in my briefcase,
to show them.
But I had all the metal taken out.
- Barry Sheene

Happiness is the only sanction of life;
where happiness fails,
existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
- George Santayana

My greatest thrill was the day Mad magazine spoofed 'Ghost.'
- Jerry Zucker

If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy,
don't just be mad at him or her.
- Denzel Washington


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