An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go -- and he'll do plenty well when he gets there.


Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977, German rocket pioneer)


Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.


William S. Burroughs (1914-1997, American writer)


The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.


Freeman Dyson (1923-, British-born American physicist, author)


Space is what stops everything from happening in the same place.


Arthur C. Clarke (1917-, British science fiction writer)


Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: Don't call us, we'll call you.


Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992, German-born American film actor)


Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.


Sir Fred Hoyle


Space is the stature of God.


Joseph Joubert (1754-1824, French moralist)


The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty.


Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973, American President (36th))


Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face.


Arthur Koestler (1905-1983, Hungarian born British writer)


Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings and while with silent lifting mind I've trod the high, untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God.


John Gillespie Magee


The Space Age is shrinking distances between us on the planet and in the universe with irreversible momentum, bringing us ever closer to each other. We will eventually live in the intimacy of a village.  A village lives by the harmonious cooperation of its people -- to share in the digging of a well or the reaping of a harvest or the education of its children. So I believe the Peace of the Millennium is inevitable -- and I celebrate it!


Burgess Meredith


No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.


Henry Miller (1891-1980, American author)


The sky is no longer the limit.


Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994, American President (37th))


God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space.


Pius XII (1876-1958, Italian Pope)


Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite.


Dan Quayle (1947-, American politician, vice-president)


The universe, as far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense engine.


George Santayana (1863-1952, American philosopher, poet)


It's only during an eclipse that the Man in the Moon has a place in the sun.


Author Unknown


The question is not so much whether there is life on Mars as whether it will continue to be possible to live on Earth.


Author Unknown


It is marvelous indeed to watch on television the rings of Saturn close; and to speculate on what we may yet find at galaxy's edge. But in the process, we have lost the human element; not to mention the high hope of those quaint days when flight would create "one world." Instead of one world, we have "star wars," and a future in which dumb dented human toys will drift mindlessly about the cosmos long after our small planet's dead.


Gore Vidal (1925-, American novelist, critic)


It was a thunderingly beautiful experience -- voluptuous, sexual, dangerous, and expensive as hell.


Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922-, American novelist)


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