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Motivational Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes And Sayings

Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes:- Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City.

The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.

From 1995 to 2005, Tyson wrote monthly essays in the “Universe” column for Natural History magazine, some of which were later published in his books Death by Black Hole (2007) and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017).

During the same period, he wrote a monthly column in StarDate magazine, answering questions about the universe under the pen name “Merlin”.

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“Adults, who outnumber kids four or five to one, are in charge. We wield the resources, run the world, and completely thwart kids’ creativity.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson

“All of the full moons for the entire year are special in that they have particular names.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“All Plutophiles are based in America. If you go to other countries, they have much less of an attachment to either the existence or preservation of Pluto as a planet.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“All the nine-planet people out there: Get over it. There’s eight.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson

“All the traditional STEM fields, the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, are stoked when you dream big in an agency such as NASA.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“All tweets are tasty. Any tweet anybody writes is tasty. So, I try to have each tweet not simply be informative but have some outlook, some perspective that you might not otherwise be had.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Although I’m not actually embarrassed by this, I tend not to read books that have awesome movies made from them, regardless of how well or badly the movie represented the actual written story.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson

“As a citizen, as a public scientist, I can tell you that Einstein essentially overturned a so strongly established paradigm of science, whereas Darwin didn’t really overturn a scientific” paradigm.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“As an American, I grew up in an era where we led the world in everything. Everything!”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


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“As history has shown, pure science research ultimately ends up applying to something. We just don’t know it at the time.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Being at the top of your game intellectually, philosophically, politically, is not a forever thing.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Boldly going where hundreds have gone before’ does not make headlines.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Computers have proved to be formidable chess players. In fact, they’ve beaten our top human chess champions.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Dreams about the future are always filled with gadgets.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Everyone should have their mind blown once a day.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“For centuries, magicians have intuitively taken advantage of the inner workings of our brains.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“I don’t comment on the physics errors of ‘Star Wars,’ all right. I just – you let that one go.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“I don’t want people to say, ‘Something is true because Tyson says it is true.’ That’s not critical thinking.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“I get enormous satisfaction from knowing I’m doing something for society.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I lose sleep at night wondering whether we are intelligent enough to figure out the universe. I don’t know.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


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“I never got into ‘Star Wars.’ Maybe because they made no attempt to portray real physics. At all.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“I said that if an alien came to visit, I’d be embarrassed to tell them that we fight wars to pull fossil fuels out of the ground to run our transportation. They’d be like, ‘What?”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“I see all this talk about jobs going overseas as a symptom of the absence of innovation. And the absence of innovation is a symptom of there being no major national priority to advance a frontier.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“I study the universe. It’s the second oldest profession. People have been looking up for a long time.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“I think the greatest of people that have ever been in society, they were never versions of someone else. They were themselves.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“I was born the same week NASA was founded, so we’re the same age and feel some of the same pains, joys, and frustrations.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“If a scientist is not befuddled by what they’re looking at, then they’re not a research scientist.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“If Mars formed life, then life on Earth could have been seeded by life on Mars, making every life form on Earth descended from Martians.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“If the only time you think of me as a scientist is during Black History Month, then I must not be doing my job as a scientist.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“If you only think of me during Black History Month, I must be failing as an educator and as an astrophysicist.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“If you want a nation to have space exploration ambitions, you’ve got to send humans.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


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“I’m fascinated by the deaths of stars and the havoc they wreak on their environments.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“In all civilizations, we’ve studied, all cultures that we know of across the Earth and across time have invested some kind of attempt to understanding where, where they come from, and where they are going.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“In any city with lots of skyscrapers, lots of skylines, the moon seems bigger than it is. It’s called the moon illusion.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“It may be that our cosmic curiosity… is a genetically-encoded force that we illuminate when we look up and wonder.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“It turns out our brain is sensitive, maybe too sensitive, to the motion. It’s a survival mechanism.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“It’s always interesting just to see how the human mind is relating to the natural universe, and what we try to make of it just so we can believe we understand what’s going on.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“It’s part of our pop culture to give animals human personalities and talents.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“It’s a great tragedy – people employed in ways that don’t fully tap everything they do best in life.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“I’ve been a minimalist my whole life, even if you wouldn’t know it from my office.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Many academicians don’t even own a television, much less watch one.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Mars once was wet and fertile. It’s now bone dry. Something bad happened on Mars. I want to know what happened on Mars so that we may prevent it from happening here on Earth.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


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“Most gravity has no known origin. Is it some exotic particle? Nobody knows. Is dark energy responsible for the expansion” of the universe? Nobody knows.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“NASA has spin-offs, and it’s a huge and very impressive list, including accurate and affordable LASIK eye surgery.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Not enough people in this world, I think, carry a cosmic perspective with them. It could be life-changing.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“One of the things that fascinate” me most is when people are so charmed by the universe that it becomes part of their artistic output.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“People credit me for making the universe interesting when in fact the universe is inherently interesting, and I’m merely revealing that fact. I don’t think I’m anything special for this to happen.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“People generally don’t recognize how long it takes to conceive, publish, and write a book.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“People who are scientists today are scientists in spite of the system, typically, not because of it.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Perhaps we’ve never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there’s no sign of intelligent life.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Physics is the only profession in which prophecy is not only accurate but routine.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Rational thoughts never drive people’s creativity the way emotions do.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


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“Science is basically an inoculation against charlatans.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Science literacy is the artery through which the solutions of tomorrow’s problems flow.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Space enthusiasts are the most susceptible demographic to a delusion” that I have ever seen.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“Space only becomes ordinary when the frontier is no longer being breached.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“The cross-pollination of disciplines is fundamental to truly revolutionary advances in our culture.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“The first colony on Mars is not going to be built by a private company. How are you going to make money? You’re not.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“The first trillionaire in the world will be the person who mines asteroids.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“The most creative people are motivated by the grandest of problems that are presented before them.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“The only driver stronger than an economic argument to do something is the war argument, the I-don’t-want-to-die argument.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“The only way you can invent tomorrow is if you break out of the enclosure that the school system has provided for you by the exams written by people who are trained in another generation.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


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“There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“The Pacific is the best toilet for satellites.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“The solar system should be viewed as our backyard, not as some sequence of destinations that we do one at a time.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“There’s a lot of memorization that goes on in school. You memorize vocabulary words and all these sorts of things.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“We didn’t go to the moon to explore or because it was in our DNA or because we’re Americans. We went because we were at war and we felt a threat.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“When everyone agrees to a single solution and a single plan, there’s nothing more efficient in the world than an efficient democracy.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“While I’m a big fan of science fiction, especially as rendered inexpensive Hollywood blockbusters, it’s the real universe that calls to me.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“You can’t come away with this cosmic perspective thinking that you are better than others and want to fight. That’s why you’ll never have astrophysicists leading nations into war.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson


“You have not fully expressed your power as a voter until you have scientific literacy in topics that matter for future political issues.”-Neil deGrasse Tyson