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50 Inspirational Neil Degrasse Tyson Quotes About Endless Life

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is a known American astrophysicist and science communicator who’s also the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Tyson, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Columbia,  is a popular TV science expert today with a fanbase of more than 12 million followers on Twitter. Over the years, he has written columns for popular magazines, published his own books, hosted podcasts and served in government commissions.

Tyson discovered his love for the stars at an early age and has made it his mission to encourage science and space exploration. In 2015, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences awarded the Public Welfare Medal for his “extraordinary role in exciting the public about the wonders of science”.

A cheerful and vibrant character who loves to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for astronomy, Tyson has clearly managed to tap into his Everyday Power. In that respect, here are some beautiful Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes that will inspire, entertain and teach at the same time.

 

Inspirational neil degrasse tyson quotes about endless life

 

1.) “The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

2.) “Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

3.) “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

4.) “Rational thoughts never drive people’s creativity the way emotions do.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

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5.) “The only way you can invent tomorrow is if you break out of the enclosure that the school system has provided for you by the exams written by people who are trained in another generation.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

6.) “If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it’s not just an opinion that you desperately want to be true.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

7.) “No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

8.) “Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

9.) “Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

10.) “We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out—and we have only just begun.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

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11.) “Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

12.) “There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

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13.) “During our brief stay on planet Earth, we owe ourselves and our descendants the opportunity to explore — in part because it’s fun to do. But there’s a far nobler reason. The day our knowledge of the cosmos ceases to expand, we risk regressing to the childish view that the universe figuratively and literally revolves around us.”  – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

14.) “It’s the inspired student that continues to learn on their own. That’s what separates the real achievers in the world from those who pedal along, finishing assignments.”  – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

15.) “Creativity is seeing what everyone else sees, but then thinking a new thought that has never been thought of before and expressing it somehow.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

16.) “The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there’s any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

17.) “Ignorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

18.) “Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

19.) “Sometimes I wonder if we’d have flying cars by now had civilization spent a little less brain energy contemplating Football.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

20.) “Everyone should have their mind blown once a day.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

Neil Degrasse Tyson quotes about science and the universe

 

21.) “The very nature of science is discoveries, and the best of those discoveries are the ones you don’t expect.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

22.) “Perhaps we’ve never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there’s no sign of intelligent life.”  ― Neil deGrasse Tysonnature

 

23.) “Science literacy is the artery through which the solutions of tomorrow’s problems flow.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

24.) “Math is the language of the universe. So the more equations you know, the more you can converse with the cosmos.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

25.) “Science is a cooperative enterprise, spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch from teacher, to student, to teacher. A community of minds reaching back to antiquity and forward to the stars.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

26.) “We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

27.) “I am trying to convince people — not only the public, but lawmakers and people in power — that investing in the frontier of science, however remote it may seem in its relevance to what you’re doing today, is a way of stockpiling the seed corns of future harvests of this nation.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

28.) “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

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29.) “We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” ― Neil DeGrasse Tyson

 

30.) “Whenever people have used religious documents to make accurate predictions about our base knowledge of the physical world, they have been famously wrong.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

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31.) “Principles of modern law assert that you’re innocent until proven guilty. Yet airport security is the exact opposite of this.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

32.) “If each dead person became a ghost, there’d be more than 100-billion of them haunting us all. Creepy, but cool.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

33.) “Geek e-mail signoff: No trees were killed to send this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

34.) “Without physics there’d be no Fashion Channel — there’d be no TV. But w/o fashion, physicists might just be naked. Not good.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

35.) “Dreams about the future are always filled with gadgets.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

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36.) “I never want you to quote me citing my authority as a scientist for your knowing something. If that’s what you have to resort to I have failed as an educator.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

37.) “A bullet fired level from a gun will hit ground at same time as a bullet dropped from the same height. Do the Physics.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

38.) “Just an FYI: If scientists invented the legal system, eye witness testimony would be inadmissible evidence.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

39.) “We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

40.) “We all want to Make America Great Again. But that won’t happen until we first Make America Smart Again.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

Other inspirational Neil Degrasse Tyson quotes

 

41.) “If the surviving miners are heroes (rather than victims) then what do you call the NASA & Chilean Engineers who saved them?” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

42.) “We think scientific literacy flows out of how many science facts can you recite rather than how was your brain wired for thinking. And it’s the brain wiring that I’m more interested in rather than the facts that come out of the curriculum or the lesson plan that’s been proposed.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

43.) “Not enough of us reflect on how modern civilization pivots on the discoveries of just a few intellectually restless people.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

44.) “Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That’s a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

45.) “If your Personal Beliefs deny what’s objectively true about the world, then they’re more accurately called Personal Delusions.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

46.) “When students cheat on exams it’s because our school system values grades more than students value learning.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

47.) “Things you might say if you never took Physics: ‘I’m overweight even though I don’t overeat.'” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

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48.) “Every living thing is a masterpiece, written by nature and edited by evolution.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

49.) “Science needs the light of free expression to flourish. It depends on the fearless questioning of authority, and the open exchange of ideas.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

50.) “Just because you can’t figure out how ancient civilizations built stuff, doesn’t mean they got help from Aliens.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

Which of these Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes was your favorite?

Tyson remains one of America’s best-known scientists. He has amassed a huge following thanks to his extraordinary ability to present complex cosmic concepts into ideas the layman understands and finds entertaining.

Known for his love of the universe and his cheerful and vibrant character, Tyson has spent much of his career sharing his knowledge with others. Hopefully, you have enjoyed reading and gained some interesting insights from these quotes just as much as we have.

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