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53 Galaxy Quotes: Dive into the Universe without and Within

Dayna Remus
Dec 23, 2022
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Humans are curious and love to pick up every stone to understand the world around us, to the extent that we have left our planet. We have made great strides in space travel, but going to another galaxy appears to be an unobtainable dream. Read the 53 quotes below to find out more about galaxies.

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Galaxies are groups of trillions of stars, gas, dust, and solar systems which stay in one area because of gravity. These come in a massive variety of sizes and shapes, but the bigger ones are said to contain supermassive black holes at their core.

Many galaxies are categorized by a system called the Hubble Sequence. This system includes the enticular galaxies, elliptical galaxies, irregular galaxies, and spiral galaxies. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a spiral galaxy. Read these 53 quotes to find out more.

Scatman Crothers’s quote: "We are all stars in this galaxy. All of us. No one's greater than the other."  | Image: AmoDays

Scatman Crothers’s quote: "We are all stars in this galaxy. All of us. No one's greater than the other." | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes about the Galaxy and Us

"I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies." — Eden Ahbez

"Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made." ― Tyler Kent White

"We are all stars in this galaxy. All of us. No one's greater than the other." — Scatman Crothers

“There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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"You hold the universe in you. You hold the galaxies. Dig deeper. Find them." ― Twinkle Sharma

Tyler Kent White’s quote: "Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made." | Image: AmoDays

Tyler Kent White’s quote: "Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made." | Image: AmoDays

"Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them." ― Suzy Kassem

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"People will seek the ends of the galaxy to avoid that which they need most." ― Criss Jami

"What's the point of racing around the galaxy if you aren't going to have fun?" ― Zoraida Córdova

Quotes about UFOs

"I've always thought that we, as human beings, would be naive and arrogant to pretend that we're the only life form in the galaxy." ― Jonathan Frakes

“We search for life on others planets and in other regions of our galaxy. Meanwhile, we destroy and ignore the other life on this planet.” ― Anthony D. Williams

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Carl Sagan’s quote: "A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars—billions upon billions of stars. Every star may be a sun to someone."  | Image: AmoDays

Carl Sagan’s quote: "A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars—billions upon billions of stars. Every star may be a sun to someone." | Image: AmoDays

"You have to think if we've been visited by extraterrestrial life, it was like a zookeeper walking into the chimp enclosure: He looks around, takes some pictures, then leaves without interacting significantly with the environment." — J. Richard Singleton

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"Just as there are those who accept every UFO report at face value, there are also those who dismiss the idea of alien visitation out of hand and with great passion." — Carl Sagan

"A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars—billions upon billions of stars. Every star may be a sun to someone." — Carl Sagan

"We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens have traversed the galaxy...Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs." ― Sam Harris

"A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth." — Christopher Wren

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Arthur C. Clarke’s quote: "I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.” | Image: AmoDays

Arthur C. Clarke’s quote: "I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.” | Image: AmoDays

"Or perhaps they are here, but in hiding because of some Lex Galactica, some ethic of noninterference with emerging civilizations." — Carl Sagan

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"As I lay there, listening to the soft slap of the sea, and thinking these sad and strange thoughts, more and more and more stars had gathered, obliterating the separateness of the Milky Way and filling up the whole sky." — Iris Murdoch

"I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here." — Arthur C. Clarke

Galactic Quotes on Curiosity and Awe

"Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious." — Stephen Hawking

"The world has a beginning, but the universe has no end." — Matshona Dhliwayo

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"If I believe, if there is some sort of higher power, the universe is it." — Oliver Gaspirtz

Oliver Gaspirtz’s quote: "If I believe, if there is some sort of higher power, the universe is it." | Image: AmoDays

Oliver Gaspirtz’s quote: "If I believe, if there is some sort of higher power, the universe is it." | Image: AmoDays

"The Big Bang theory is based on the fact that the universe is expanding right now. And if you rewind the tape, the universe appears to be shrinking. If you rewind the tape far enough, eventually the universe must be just one singular point." Oliver Gaspirtz

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"Our galaxy's pretty ordinary, garden-variety. So if we believe our galaxy has a supermassive black hole, that tells us that most, if not all, galaxies host such a black hole at their centers." — Andrea M. Ghez

"Entering a cell, penetrating deep as a flying saucer to find a new galaxy would be an honorable task for a new scientist interested more in the inner state of the soul than in outer space." — Dejan Stojanovic

"And far far away in that ocean of gold, stars were silently shooting and falling and finding their fates, among these billions and billions of merging golden lights." — Iris Murdoch

Douglas Adam’s quote:"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea." | Image: AmoDays

Douglas Adam’s quote:"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea." | Image: AmoDays

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"Everything turns, rotates, spins, circles, loops, pulsates, resonates, and repeats. Circles of life, born from pulses of light, vibrate to breathe, while spiraling outwards for infinity through the lens of time..." ― Suzy Kassem

"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." ― Dan Dalessio

"What if the universe has not always been expanding? What if it's pulsating, and one pulse takes trillions of years, and right now the universe is inhaling, and before that, trillions of years ago, it was exhaling?" — Oliver Gaspirtz

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"Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea." ― Douglas Adam

"It is quite the big galaxy; perspective is ever a good thing. It is small compared to the Universe, one of an estimated trillion, more perspective." — C.A.A. Savastano

Oliver Gaspirtz’s quote: "What if the universe has not always been expanding? What if it's pulsating, and one pulse takes trillions of years, and right now the universe is inhaling, and before that, trillions of years ago, it was exhaling?" | Image: AmoDays

Oliver Gaspirtz’s quote: "What if the universe has not always been expanding? What if it's pulsating, and one pulse takes trillions of years, and right now the universe is inhaling, and before that, trillions of years ago, it was exhaling?" | Image: AmoDays

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"Typical events in galactic dynamics occupy tens of millions of years, so the error in thinking of an image of a galaxy as frozen in one moment of time is small." — Carl Sagan

Galactic Quotes on Romance and Beauty

"For the Earth, itself is a blossom, she says, on the star tree, pale with luminous ocean leaves." — Rolf Jacobsen

"A single poem, alone, can turn tides, scatter galaxies, and burst forth with rivers from paradise." — Sanober Khan

"They moved silently in each other's orbits, solitary planets in a lonely galaxy." — Amy Harmon

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"The world is young, the sky is old, the cosmos are ancient, but the universe timeless." — Matshona Dhliwayo

Sanober Khan’s quote: "A single poem, alone, can turn tides, scatter galaxies, and burst forth with rivers from paradise." | Image: AmoDays

Sanober Khan’s quote: "A single poem, alone, can turn tides, scatter galaxies, and burst forth with rivers from paradise." | Image: AmoDays

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"She wasn't a constellation. She was a galaxy.” ― Nitya Prakas

"Moon dust in your lungs stars in your eyes. You are a child of the cosmos and ruler of the skies." — Medusa

"Most nights you'll find me swinging in the hammock of the moon, sipping the night black, a few stars as sugar cubes." — Curtis Tyrone Jones

"Those freckles make you seem like a galaxy of stars, just waiting to be explored and loved." ― Nikita Gill

"Your hand touching mine. This is how galaxies collide." ― Sanober Khan

Nitya Prakas’s quote: "She wasn't a constellation. She was a galaxy.”  | Image: AmoDays

Nitya Prakas’s quote: "She wasn't a constellation. She was a galaxy.” | Image: AmoDays

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Galactic Quotes to Lose Yourself in the Universe

"Everything dies, from the smallest blade of grass to the biggest galaxy." ― Stephen R. Donaldson

"Every world needs a sky. Every sky needs a star. Every star needs a galaxy. Every galaxy needs a universe." Matshona Dhliwayo

"He carries pieces of the galaxy around in a bag." ― Jandy Nelson

"Asteroids have us in our sight. The dinosaurs didn't have a space program, so they're not here to talk about this problem. We are, and we have the power to do something about it. I don't want to be the embarrassment of the galaxy, to have had the power to deflect an asteroid, and then not, and end up going extinct." Neil deGrasse Tyson

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"The way you blunder from one catastrophe to the next, it's a wonder the whole galaxy doesn't hate you." ― Howard Tayler

Curtis Tyrone Jones’s quote: "Most nights you'll find me swinging in the hammock of the moon, sipping the night black, a few stars as sugar cubes." | Image: AmoDays

Curtis Tyrone Jones’s quote: "Most nights you'll find me swinging in the hammock of the moon, sipping the night black, a few stars as sugar cubes." | Image: AmoDays

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"So explain — since every piece of matter in the Universe is in some way affected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is, in theory, possible to extrapolate the whole of creation — every sun, every planet, their orbits, their composition and their economic and social history from, say, one small piece of fairy cake." ― Douglas Adams

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun." ― Douglas Adams

"In this magical life we live, it's as though everyone we've ever met is like a star in the galaxy of our experience and beingness." Rasheed Ogunlaru

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"Even a small group of people can change the galaxy." ― Chuck Wendig

"The priceless galaxy of misinformation called the mind." ― Djuna Barnes

Stephen R. Donaldson’s quote: “Everything dies, from the smallest blade of grass to the biggest galaxy." | Image: AmoDays

Stephen R. Donaldson’s quote: “Everything dies, from the smallest blade of grass to the biggest galaxy." | Image: AmoDays

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"I can wait for the galaxy outside to get a little kinder." ― Becky Chamber

"In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." ― Douglas Adams

"At every level in our inventory, nothing seems special about our Earth, our Sun, our Galaxy, our Local Group." Eric Chaisson.

Becky Chamber’s quote: "I can wait for the galaxy outside to get a little kinder." | Image: AmoDays

Becky Chamber’s quote: "I can wait for the galaxy outside to get a little kinder." | Image: AmoDays

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Recently, NASA managed to get as close as we ever have to other galaxies with their James Webb Space Telescope. It delivered the sharpest infrared picture of part of the cosmos, including numerous galaxies.

They managed to capture clusters and galaxies that were alive billions of years ago, which we can see because of the way light travels. While there is much to be explored in space, we have just as much adventure awaiting us here on earth. Cure some more of your curiosity by reading these 45 dinosaur quotes.

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