Having a great talent for presenting complex concepts in a clear and accessible manner, Neil deGrasse is among the world’s best-known astrophysicists and popularizers of science. The face of numerous science shows, including “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, cosmologist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator. In addition, the famous Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes can be found on different social media.
Mostly known for his striking views on different subjects, one of Tyson’s most controversial decisions has been the removal of Pluto from the display of planets. Instead, Tyson classified Pluto as a dwarf planet, which invoked several strong responses and is still controversial. Despite all this, Tyson is always in demand for his thought-provoking perspectives. What makes Tyson widely famous is his ability to make difficult concepts accessible to the masses with his captivating oratory skills and unique sense of humor.
Here, we have compiled the top 20 quotes by Tyson that represent his views on different subjects, so let’s have a look!
Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes:
“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.”
“Knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.”
“Within one linear centimeter of your lower colon there lives and works more bacteria (about 100 billion) than all humans who have ever been born. Yet many people continue to assert that it is we who are in charge of the world.”
“A little known secret is that a physicist is one of the most employable people in the marketplace — a physicist is a trained problem solver. How many times have you heard a person in a workplace say, ‘I wasn’t trained for this!’ That’s an impossible reaction from a physicist, who would say, instead, ‘Cool.'”
“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.”
“If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it’s not just an opinion that you desperately want to be true.”
“Creativity is seeing what everyone else sees, but then thinking a new thought that has never been thought before and expressing it somehow.”
“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.”
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“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.”
“When students cheat on exams, it’s because our school system values grades more than Students value learning.”
“Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us.
I don’t know of any deeper spiritual feeling than what that brings upon me.”
“The most creative people are motivated by the grandest of problems that are presented before them.”
“Everything we do, every thought we’ve ever had, is produced by the human brain. But exactly how it operates remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries, and it seems the more we probe its secrets, the more surprises we find.”
“Kids are born curious about the world. What adults primarily do in the presence of kids is unwittingly thwart the curiosity of children.”
“No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.”
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Editor at ‘The Secrets Of The Universe’, I have completed my Master’s in Physics from India and I am soon going to join Institute of Space Sciences, Barcelona for my doctoral studies on Exoplanets. I love to write about a plethora of topics concerned with planetary sciences, observational astrophysics, quantum mechanics and atomic physics, along with the advancements taking place in the space industry.