Galaxy Quotes

From scientists to poets, profound thinkers to dreamers, get ready to delve into an infiniverse of wisdom and wonder that resonates deeply with the mystery, the beauty, and the awe-inspiring scale of the cosmos. These galaxy quotes from astronomers, philosophers, and space enthusiasts alike help you embark on a celestial journey of discovery.

Best Galaxy Quotes

The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters. Galileo Galilei

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. Douglas Adams

A still more glorious dawn awaits not a sunrise, but a Galaxy rise a morning filled with 400 billion suns the rising of the milky way. Carl Sagan

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

Why should I feel lonely? is not our planet in the Milky Way? Henry David Thoreau

Ecstatic Love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it. Rumi

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

We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men. John Muir

I can wait for the galaxy outside to get a little kinder. Becky Chambers

For many years I have been a night watchman of the Milky Way galaxy. Bart Bok

I knew it, I knew it, I damn well knew it, he shouted. The President was right you’re all infected with this wretched MeMe chromosome even at the dawn of your pathetic little planet’s evolution. You do realise of course there’s no hope for you. It’s all going to be a complete and utter waste of time. You and your little planet are all doomed. A.R. Merrydew

A typical neuron makes about ten thousand connections to neighboring neurons. Given the billions of neurons, this means there are as many connections in a single cubic centimeter of brain tissue as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy. David Eagleman

The near side of a galaxy is tens of thousands of light years closer to us than the far side; thus we see the front as it was tens of thousands of years before the back. But 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

The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it’s also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It’s the same ratio that you’ll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world. Joseph Gordon Levitt

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

You keep worrying you’re taking up too much space. I wish you’d let yourself be the milky way. Andrea Gibson

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I believe, if there is some sort of higher power, the universe is it. Whenever religious people ask me where the universe came from, I tell them that it has always been here, and was never created. 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. Or so the theory goes. But 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

To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, the River of Heaven, the Silver Stream. Lafcadio Hearn

And meanwhile the Galaxy ran through space and left behind those signs old and new and I still hadn’t found mine. Italo Calvino

The life, beauty and meaning of the whole created order, from the tomtit to the Milky Way, refers back to the Absolute Life and Beauty of its Creator and so lived, every bit has spiritual significance. Evelyn Underhill

She wasn’t a constellation. She was a galaxy. Nitya Prakash

There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space. Buzz Aldrin

Don’t do anything harsh, Arrov, I say. You’ll kill him! Callum smirks. No, he won’t. Yes, he will, Teague says. S.G. Blaise

The Milky Way swooped diagonally across the heavens, reminding me of my utter insignificance, and at the same time my complete interconnection with everything. I was just a tiny speck of consciousness, and yet I was consciousness itself. Roz Savage

What do you say to a warmongering emperor who has conquered many worlds and displaced thousands of refugees from their homes in the process? Refugees that sought asylum on Uhna. It’s uh. I pause. I can’t say it’s an honor to meet him when he arrived at my world prepared to blast the corruption away with his armada, along with anyone who happened to be in his way. I focus on his positive traits and say, You have a nice beard! It looks well established. May I call you Caderyn? Caderyn scoffs. No. S.G. Blaise

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When we gaze at a star in the Milky Way which is 50,000 light years away from our sun, we are looking back 50,000 years in time. The idea is much too big for my little head. The only way we can look out into space, then, is to look back in time. We can never know what the universe is like now. We only know what it was like then. When we look up at a star that is thousands of light years away, we are really traveling thousands of years back in the history of space. Jostein Gaarder

Father clears his throat. Losing my son made me realize how precious little time I have left with you. I know this is not something that we can patch up overnight. But maybe it’s not too late. S.G. Blaise

Any individual is greater than the Milky Way. Nelson Rodrigues

At every level in our inventory, nothing seems special about our Earth, our Sun, our Galaxy, our Local Group. Evidently, mediocrity reigns throughout. Such is our niche in the Universe. Eric Chaisson

Out Milky Way is the dwelling; the nebulae are the city. Victor Hugo

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

The present rearranges the past. We never tell the story whole because a life isn’t a story; it’s a whole Milky Way of events and we are forever picking out constellations from it to fit who and where we are. Rebecca Solnit

Even today, more than eighty years after Oort’s bold guess, we still don’t have a clue what this dark matter is made of. We know it exists. We know where it is. We have maps of its presence within and around galaxies throughout the universe. We even have stringent constraints on what it is not, but we have no clue what it is. And yes, its presence is overwhelming for every one kilogram of ordinary matter made out of neutrons and protons and electrons, there are five kilograms of dark matter, made out of who knows what. Christophe Galfard

We are not at the center of ourselves, but instead like the Earth in the Milky Way, and the Milky Way in the universe far out on a distant edge, hearing little of what is transpiring. David Eagleman

I want to do that thing so that not earth people be proud of it, but the whole universe should be proud, from the other galaxy you know. Dr. Poison King

If you want to see a black hole tonight, tonight just look in the direction of Sagittarius, the constellation. That’s the center of the Milky Way Galaxy and there’s a raging black hole at the very center of that constellation that holds the galaxy together. Michio Kaku

When your eyes meet mine and memories collide that’s when galaxies are born in the sky. Jayita Bhattacharjee

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All the normal matter in the Milky Way disc is denser than the dark matter that surrounds it. Lisa Randall

I live on the planet Crazy in the solar system of Delusion in the galaxy of Insanity. Steven Magee

I am undecided whether or not the Milky Way is but one of countless others all of which form an entire system. Perhaps the light from these infinitely distant galaxies is so faint that we cannot see them. Johann Heinrich Lambert

I’m the girl who’s going to save the damn galaxy. Amie Kaufman

Maybe dark matter is denser than we usually assume, kind of like the Milky Way plane. Lisa Randall

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

If you look up at the Milky Way through the eyes of Carl Sagan, you get a feeling in your chest of something greater than yourself. And it is. But it’s not supernatural. Richard Dawkins

I am the Constellation of my own. Artist Emerald

Consider now the Milky Way. Here also we see an innumerable dust, only the grains of this dust are no longer atoms but stars; these grains also move with great velocities, they act at a distance one upon another, but this action is so slight at great distances that their trajectories are rectilineal; nevertheless, from time to time, two of them may come near enough together to be deviated from their course, like a comet that passed too close to Jupiter. In a word, in the eyes of a giant, to whom our Suns were what our atoms are to us, the Milky Way would only look like a bubble of gas. Henri Poincare

We must remember that the sun is a star, but not all the stars are the sun. Munia Khan

This our world, which is so real, with all its suns and milky ways is nothing. Arthur Schopenhauer

The possibilities of life are endless. Mark Higbee

Surely a man needs a closed place wherein he may strike root and, like the seed, become. But also he needs the great Milky Way above him and the vast sea spaces, though neither stars nor ocean serve his daily needs. Antoine de Saint Exupery

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You are the stars, I whispered, our mouths so close that if I moved an inch in, we’d be pressed against one another’s lips. Fuck, that was corny, and fuck, I didn’t even care. Hazel made me want to be the corniest asshole alive. You’ve been my light, my muse, my inspiration. Haze you are every star in the goddamn sky. You are my galaxy. Brittainy C. Cherry

I’m helping launch the new Milky Way Chocolate Ice Cream Bar. I play an astrophysicist on television, and the name of the bar is Milky Way, so put two and two together, and here I am. Kunal Nayyar

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. Some are near and shine bright and others are distant and faint. Some present, some past but all significant. All part of the story of our existence all with their own individual significance. Some known, some mysterious, some unknowable. Rasheed Ogunlaru

Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretch’d in never ending line Along the margin of a bay Ten thousand saw I at a glance Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. William Wordsworth

From the smallest atom of your being, to the beautiful moon spinning around the Earth, to the largest galaxy of the cosmos, they’re all dancing to the harmonious music of the universe. Jim Borna

I’ll not always be here on guard. The stars twinkle in the Milky Way and the wind sighs for songs across the empty fields of a planet a Galaxy away. You won’t always be here. But before you go, whisper this to your sons and their sons The work was free. Keep it so. L. Ron Hubbard

For us ambitious galactic travelers, exploration of other galaxies in person will forever be a dream. Rajesh

As, pricked out with less and greater lights, between the poles of the universe, the Milky Way so gleameth white as to set very sages questioning. Dante Alighieri

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. Some are near and shine bright and others are distant and faint. Some present, some past but all significant. All part of the story of our existence all with own individual significance. Some known, some mysterious, some unknowable. Rasheed Ogunlaru

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There is a point of view among astronomical researchers that is generally referred to as the Principle of Mediocrity. If the Sun and its retinue of worlds is only one system among many, then many other systems will be like ours home to life. Indeed, to the extent that this is true, we should be prepared for the possibility that, even in the Milky Way galaxy, billions of planets may be carpeted by the dirty, nasty business known as life. Seth Shostak

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

It may seem rash indeed to draw conclusions valid for the whole universe from what we can see from the small corner to which we are confined. Who knows that the whole visible universe is not like a drop of water at the surface of the earth? Inhabitants of that drop of water, as small relative to it as we are relative to the Milky Way, could not possibly imagine that beside the drop of water there might be a piece of iron or a living tissue, in which the properties of matter are entirely different. Emile Borel

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

We come no nearer the infinitude of the creative power of God, if we enclose the space of its revelation within a sphere described with the radius of the Milky Way, than if we were to limit it to a ball an inch in diameter. All that is finite, whatever has limits and a definite relation to unity, is equally far removed from the infinite. Eternity is not sufficient to embrace the manifestations of the Supreme Being, if it is not combined with the infinitude of space. Immanuel Kant

One billion b balls dribbling simultaneously throughout the galaxy. One trillion b balls being slam dunked through a hoop throughout the cosmos. I can feel every single b ball that has ever existed at my fingertips, I can feel their collective knowledge channeling through my veins. Every jumpshot, every rebound and three pointer, every layup, dunk, and free throw. I am there. Charles Barkley

And I leave the children the long, long days to be merry in in a thousand ways, and the Night, and the trail of the Milky Way to wonder at. Williston Fish

The lyrics and the rhythms of the stars and galaxies are in the 114 chakras in your body. You just need to attune them. Amit Ray

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Loving humanity means as much, and as little, as loving raindrops, or loving the Milky Way. You say that you love humanity? Are you sure you aren’t treating yourself to easy self congratulation, seeking approval, making certain you’re on the right side? Julian Barnes

Humanity is about to face the final great filter, the great filter of devastating war. Either we will emerge as a peaceful and powerful race ready to conquer the Galaxy, or we will perish and extinct, leaving the earth a dead rock in the vast endless space. Ahmed Salah Al Mahdi

At bed time I went into my room and put out the light. I didn’t get undressed. I lay on my bed and looked out of the window at the stars. I read in a book that the stars can take you anywhere. I’ve never wanted to be an astronaut because of the helmets. If I were up there on the moon, or by the Milky Way, I’d want to feel the stars round my head. I’d want them in my hair the way they are in paintings of the gods. I’d want my whole body to feel the space, the empty space and points of light. That’s how dancers must feel, dancers and acrobats, just for a second, that freedom. Jeanette Winterson

The sweet majesty of your cosmic rhythm, keeps the galaxy’s feet dancing to the beat of your transcendent individualism. Curtis Tyrone Jones

We live on a hunk of rock and metal that circles a humdrum star that is one of 400 billion other stars that make up the Milky Way Galaxy which is one of billions of other galaxies which make up a universe which may be one of a very large number, perhaps an infinite number, of other universes. That is a perspective on human life and our culture that is well worth pondering. Carl Sagan

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

While the Copernican principle comes with no guarantees that it will forever guide us to cosmic truths, it’s worked quite well so far not only is Earth not in the center of the solar system, but the solar system is not in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy is not in the center of the universe, and it may come to pass that our universe is just one of many that comprise a multiverse. And in case you’re one of those people who thinks that the edge may be a special place, we are not at the edge of anything either. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Nature is the sig nature of God, written above, below, and beyond the universe. Michael Bassey Johnson

Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind. Alexander Pope

When the universe wants to communicate, it sends a dream. If the dreamer is awake, it sends a bird. Michael Bassey Johnson

In the visible world, the Milky Way is a tiny fragment; within this fragment, the solar system is an infinitesimal speck, and of this speck our planet is a microscopic dot. On this dot, tiny lumps of impure carbon and water, of complicated structure, with somewhat unusual physical and chemical properties, crawl about for a few years, until they are dissolved again into the elements of which they are compounded. Bertrand Russell

We’re on the skin of a planet flying around a star at 107,000 kph, in a star system flying around the galaxy at 720,000 kph, within a galaxy flying through the universe at 2.1 million kph. Isn’t that cool? Isn’t that important? Doesn’t it make everything else pale into insignificance? Neil A. Hogan

This whole earth which we inhabit is but a point in space. How far apart, think you, dwell the most distant inhabitants of yonder star, the breadth of whose disk cannot be appreciated by our instruments? Henry David Thoreau

Space has Galaxies and Planets which generally aren’t a rock’s throw distance from each other. Technically, they can be considering everything in space is a rock to begin with. Rishabh Dubey

I felt as if the Milky Way, hovering above our heads like a celestial pitcher, had suddenly overturned, pouring suns and planets down my throat. Stars seemed to be shooting out of my finger and toes, the ends of my hair. Meg Cabot

He’d never seen the galaxy like this before, so close, so clear, parallel tracks of stars merging and separating, all of it wheeling as one unit across the horizon. It was a secret, he thought, hidden entirely from view when the sun was up, readily forgotten by day. But it was ever present, dominating reality, determining fate, perhaps, its true nature revealed only when the sun went down, only in the alchemy of night. He looked beyond the nebula, into the emptiness that cradled those blazing suns and galaxies all the way to the beginning of time, but as intently as he stared, he still could not fathom it. Never had he felt like such a single, tiny passenger on such a fragile, spinning, speck of a planet as he did right here, in the middle of a desert miles and miles from anyone else. A.W. Baldwin

A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold, And pavement stars, as stars to thee appear Seen in the galaxy, that milky way Which nightly as a circling zone thou seest Powder’d with stars. John Milton

Wow! I’m in space. I’m in space! LaTasha Reynolds

That is the spiral galaxy in Andromeda. It is as large as our Milky Way. It is one of a hundred million galaxies. It consists of one hundred billion suns. Now I think we are small enough. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Earth may appear insignificant in the whole Universe, but it is the most beautiful and significant planet. Sukant Ratnakar

The infinitude of creation is great enough to make a world, or a Milky Way of worlds, look in comparison with it what a flower or an insect does in comparison with the Earth. Immanuel Kant

His eyes were like galaxies, and everyone could get lost in them. How many stars flickered there, no one knew, but every time he glanced upon someone, a new star ignited, a new star was caught in the gravity of his stare. Dean F. Wilson

I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming. If you will pardon so commonplace a simile, we have set off the fire alarm and have nothing to do but to wait. I do not think we will have to wait for long. Arthur C. Clarke

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. 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. And curtain after curtain of gauze was quietly removed, and I saw stars behind stars behind stars, as in the magical Odeons of my youth. And I saw into the vast soft interior of the universe which was slowly and gently turning itself inside out. I went to sleep, and in my sleep I seemed to hear a sound of singing. Iris Murdoch

Given the billions of neurons, this means there are as many connections in a single cubic centimeter of brain tissue as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy. David Eagleman

The dancing Sun the dancing moon the dancing stars and the dancing galaxies are the direct expression of our divine Self. Amit Ray

Lay down these words Before your mind like rocks. placed solid, by hands In choice of place, set Before the body of the mind in space and time Solidity of bark, leaf, or wall riprap of things Cobble of milky way. straying planets, These poems, people, lost ponies with Dragging saddles and rocky sure foot trails. The worlds like an endless four dimensional Game of Go. ants and pebbles In the thin loam, each rock a word a creek washed stone Granite ingrained with torment of fire and weight Crystal and sediment linked hot all change, in thoughts, As well as things. Gary Snyder

Where in the world would a star be without the love of the sky? Munia Khan

At noon I feel as though I could devour all the elephants of Hindostan, and then pick my teeth with the spire of Strasburg cathedral; in the evening I become so sentimental that I would fain drink up the Milky Way without reflecting how indigestible I should find the little fixed stars, and by night there is the Devil himself broke loose in my head and no mistake. Heinrich Heine

As much as I would like to know my path, a part of me is telling me that it is better not too know too many details about the end destination or the obstacles on the journey. If I can only see as much as my headlights will show me, I can travel safely through any kind of weather, knowing that there’s life through every sunrise and sunset and when the light is not shining as I’m used to, I can always assure myself that the night sky will show me many fulfilled dreams and hopes portrayed through shining stars, and every now and then reveal me a part of the moon which reflects that everlasting light, whether fully or not, making me aware that the shadow will always have its’ mysterious beauty as well in the process of underlying a part of the truth. So let’s continue like this, with our eyes set out far away in the galaxy, but with our feet firm in the ground from which we have been raised. Only so will we be able to ground ourselves deeply and reach immeasurable heights, like a tree deeply rooted in mother Earth that stretches its’ branches up to the heavens. Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache

Humour is but the faint terrestrial echo of the hideous laughter of the blind mad gods that squat leeringly and sardonically in caverns beyond the Milky Way. It is a hollow thing, sweet on the outside, but filled with the pathos of fruitless aspiration. H. P. Lovecraft

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

I really enjoyed staying at an encampment at the top of a hill in the Samburu Reserve in Kenya. You reach it on a small plane; there is no electricity, no city noises and you sleep and shower under the Milky Way, with moths fluttering around a kerosene lamp, knowing that there are elephants and lions roaming free in the valley. Cherie Lunghi

And then the earth, the world, the planet, the galaxy, and the entire solar system went crazy. Robert Ludlum

It shows you exactly how a star is formed; nothing else can be so pretty! A cluster of vapor, the cream of the milky way, a sort of celestial cheese, churned into light. Benjamin Disraeli

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

The universe has really never made things in ones. The Earth is special and everything else is different? No, we’ve got seven other planets. The sun? No, the sun is one of those dots in the night sky. The Milky Way? No, it’s one of a hundred billion galaxies. And the universe maybe it’s countless other universes. Neil deGrasse Tyson