"A still more glorious dawn awaits: not a sunrise, but a galaxyrise. A morning filled with 400 Billion Suns: the rising of the Milky Way."
"One of the great revelations, in this age of space exploration, is the image of the Earth, finite and lonely. Fragile and yet sonehow, bearing the entire human species, through the oceans of space and time."
"I find it elevating, and exhilarating, to discover that we live in a universe which permits the evolution of molecular machines as intricate and subtle, as we."
"Our planet is a lonely speck in the great, enveloping, cosmic dark."
"That's us -- a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam."
"Think of all those generals and warlords drenching the land in pools of blood, all so as to become the momentary masters of a fraction, of a dot."
"There are more than a 100 Billion galaxies, and more that a Billion Trillion stars. Why should this modest planet be the only inhabited world?"
"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. Recently we've waded a little way out, and the water seems inviting."
"During our tenure on this planet we've acquired dangerous evolutionary baggage. Tribalism, racism and the like. But we've also acquired compassion for others, love for our children, and a great, soaring, passionate intelligence; the clear tools of our continued survival."
"Some part of our beingn recognizes that this is where we came from, we long to return there, and we can. Because the cosmos is also within us; we're made of star-stuff. We are a way, for the cosmos to know itself."