"For I do not see one imperfection in the Universe; And I do not see one cause or result lamentable at last in the Universe."
"The Universe must in some sense have known we were coming."
"A few stars are known which are hardly bigger than the earth, but the majority are so large that hundreds of thousands of earths could be packed inside each and leave room to spare; here and there we come upon a giant star large enough to contain millions and millions of earths. And the number of stars in the universe is probably something like the total number of grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. Such is the littleness of our home in space when measured up against the total substance of the Universe."
-Sir James Jeans
The Mysterious Universe
"Philosophy is written in this grand book, the Universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written."
"The complete man is man with the universe."
Robert C. Pollock
"There is no way back into the past. The choice is the Universe-or nothing."
"There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don�t know what it�s a plan for."
Sir Fred Hoyle
"The Universe is a machine for the Making of God."
"I view this universe not as a 'cosmic joke', but as a meaningful entity-made in such a way as to generate life and mind, bound to give birth to thinking beings able to discern truth, apprehend beauty, feel love, yearn after goodness, define evil, experience mystery."
Christian de Nuve
"It appears that the more we learn about this incredible world and universe we inhabit, the less we understand. What is the dark matter and dark energy that makes up most of the universe? We really have no idea."
"The universe in which we live, or think we live, is mostly a world of our making."
Masks of the Universe
"A universe is a mask fitted on the face of the unknown Universe."
"If mirror matter exists, then there should exist also mirror stars, mirror planets, even mirror life."
Shadowlands: Quest for Mirror Matter in the Universe
"When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty."
-John Muir, 1879, Travels in Alaska
"The Universe is vast. Nothing is more curious than the self-satisfied dogmatism with which mankind at each period of its history cherishes the delusion of the finality of its existing modes of knowledge. Skeptics and believers are all alike. At this moment scientists and skeptics are the leading dogmatists. Advance, in detail is admitted; fundamental novelty is barred. This dogmatic common sense is the death of philosophic adventure. The Universe is vast."
Alfred North Whitehead
Book: "Discovering The Universe, Fifth Edition" by N.F. Comins & W.J. Kaufmann III
Book: "At Home in the Universe" by Stuart Kauffman
Book: "The Wisdom of the World: The Human experience of the Universe in Western Thought." by Remi Brague
Book: "The Elegant Universe" by Brian Greene
Book: "Fabric of the Cosmos: Spacetime and the Texture of Reality" by Brian Greene
Book: "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson
Book: "Surfing Through Hyperspace: Understanding Higher Universes in Six Easy Lessons" by Clifford A. Pickover
Book: "The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Cosmos" by Robert P. Kirshner
Book: "Universes" by John Leslie
Book: "The Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered Over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything" by K.C. Cole
Book: "Alpha & Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe:: by Charles Seife
Book: "Origins: Our Place in Hubble's Universe" by J. Gribbin & S. Goodwin
Book: "Setting Sail For The Universe: Astronomers and Their Discoveries" by Donald Fernie
Book: "Journeys To The Ends Of The Universe: A Guided Tour of The Beginnings and Endings of Planets, Stars, Galaxies and the Universe" by C.R. Kitchin
Book: The Biggest Bangs: The Mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts, the Most Violent Explosions in the Universe" by Jonathan I. Katz
Book: "The Runaway Universe: The Race to Find the Future of the Cosmos" by Donald Goldsmith
Book: "The Road To Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe" by Roger Penrose
Book: "Beyond Earth: Mapping the Universe" Ed. by David DeVorkin
Book: "Explaining the Universe: The New Age of Physics" by John M. Charap
Book: "Investigations" by Stuart Kauffman
Book: "Shadowlands: Quest for Mirror Matter in the Universe" by Robert Foot
Book: "The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe" by Lynne McTaggart
Book: "The Man Who Tapped The Secrets of the Universe" by Glenn Clark
Book: "The Future of the Universe: Chance, Chaos, God?" Arnold Benz
Book: "The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe" by Chet Raymo
Book: "Classifying The Universe: The Ancient Indian Varna System and the Origins of Caste" by Brian K. Smith
Book: "Archives of the Universe: A Treasury of Astronomy's Historic Works of Discovery" Ed. by Marcia Bartusiak
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