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Neil deGrasse Tyson

October 5, 1958 ·


We are not simply in the universe, we are part of it. We are born from it. One might even say we have been empowered by the universe to figure itself out — and we have only just begun.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson (1998) ·

I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson (2006) ·

Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of the kids. They out-number kids. They vote. They wield resources. That's why my public focus is primarily adults.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson (2011) ·

My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson (2011) ·

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 (2015) ·

Creativity is seeing what everyone else sees, but then thinking a new thought that has never been thought before and expressing it somehow.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson (2009) ·