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Ten of the best ever astronomy quotes

Some quotes are by famous astronomers, some just about one of the oldest questions for humankind: what´s out there? ...

Island in the Sky from Christoph Malin.

1. "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it", by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

2. "Astronomy taught us our insignificance in Nature", by Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. "Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away, if your car could go straight upwards", by Sir Fred Hoyle

4. "Space is for everybody. It's not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That's our new frontier out there, and it's everybody's business to know about space", by Christa McAuliffe

5. "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known" by Carl Sagan

6. "You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable" by Cathy Freeman.

7. "It is a pity, in an age of rockets and space telescopes, that so few people have a direct acquaintance with the stars. Learning the stars and following their nightly courses across the sky brings a deep satisfaction born of familiarity with something both ancient and ageless", by Richard Berry

8. "Astronomers, like burglars and jazz musicians, operate best at night", by Miles Kington

9. "Telescopes are in some ways like time machines...." by Sir Martin Rees,

10. "Per Aspera ad Astra", means through hardships to the stars, by Seneca.