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  I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.  
 -  William Blake
  

  Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  The best thing about my job, though, is stopping at the end of the day and rejoining the human universe.  
 -  Orson Scott Card
  

  In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Earth as an ecosystem stands out in the all of the universe. There's no place that we know about that can support life as we know it, not even our sister planet, Mars, where we might set up housekeeping someday, but at great effort and trouble we have to recreate the things we take for granted here.  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  Classifying the stars has helped materially in all studies of the structure of the universe.  
 -  Annie Jump Cannon
  

  The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.  
 -  Ansel Adams
  

  The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.  
 -  Charles Darwin
  

  We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.  
 -  Charles Darwin
  

  I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself.  
 -  Jim Carrey
  

  I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.  
 -  Joseph Campbell
  

  Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.  
 -  Joseph Campbell
  

  You know George M. Steinbrenner III is the center of all evil in the universe.  
 -  Ben Affleck
  

  One likes to think one grows as a writer as one ages, else all you get is an 'old' young writer. Beyond that is the changing landscape of the universe and the stories I choose to tell.  
 -  Feist
  

  Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.  
 -  Deepak Chopra
  

  It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear.  
 -  Richard H. Baker
  

  For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.  
 -  Richard H. Baker
  

  And if I'm alone in bed, I will go to the window, look up at the sky, and feel certain that loneliness is a lie, because the Universe is there to keep me company.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.  
 -  E. E. cummings
  

  I used to be scared of women. When I was very young they terrified me, but discovering the female universe was incredible and still is to this day, as you never stop learning about them.  
 -  Antonio Banderas
  

  When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  My religion encompasses all religions. I believe in God, I believe in the universe. I believe you are god, I believe I am god; I believe the earth is god and the universe is god. We're all god.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  All the evidence shows that God was actually quite a gambler, and the universe is a great casino, where dice are thrown, and roulette wheels spin on every occasion  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  I believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. It is a basic human desire. And it also puts our worries in perspective.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  Observations indicate that the universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate. It will expand forever, getting emptier and darker.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations, directly in the abstract.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.  
 -  John Burroughs
  

  Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.  
 -  Meher Baba
  

  Understand Karma: No debt in the universe goes unpaid.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.  
 -  E. M. Forster
  

  A cartoonist creates his whole universe without any input.  
 -  Mark Hamill
  

  The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness.  
 -  Ma Ferguson
  

  I don't know whether the universe contains any evidence of intelligent design, but I can assure you that thousands of everyday products do not.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.  
 -  Frank Herbert
  

  Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  I mean I think that when you've got a big brain, when you find yourself planted in a world with a brain big enough to understand quite a lot of what you see around you, but not everything, you naturally fall to thinking about the deep mysteries. Where do we come from? Where does the world come from? Where does the universe come from?  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  The universe doesn't owe us condolence or consolation; it doesn't owe us a nice warm feeling inside.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  Something pretty mysterious had to give rise to the origin of the universe.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  We endeavor to stuff the universe into the gullet of an aphorism.  
 -  John Eldredge
  

  I always take kind of a zen view of casting and I really don't remember people who passed. I kind of turn it over to the universe and figure, 'Wow, I guess that wasn't meant to be.' It doesn't sit with me.  
 -  Peter Farrelly
  

  Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.  
 -  Ellen DeGeneres
  

  There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Should we find a second form of life right here on our doorstep, we could be confident that life is a truly cosmic phenomenon. If so, there may well be sentient beings somewhere in the galaxy wondering, as do we, if they are not alone in the universe.  
 -  Paul Davies
  

  Scientists are slowly waking up to an inconvenient truth - the universe looks suspiciously like a fix. The issue concerns the very laws of nature themselves.  
 -  Paul Davies
  

  If we do discover more than one type of life on Earth, we can be fairly certain that the universe is teeming with it, for it would be inconceivable that life started twice here but never on all the other earth-like planets.  
 -  Paul Davies
  

  My feeling is that scientific method has the power to account for and interlink all phenomena in the universe, including its origin, using the laws of nature. But that still leaves the laws unexplained.  
 -  Paul Davies
  

  A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory.  
 -  Paul Davies
  

  Traditionally, scientists have treated the laws of physics as simply 'given,' elegant mathematical relationships that were somehow imprinted on the universe at its birth, and fixed thereafter. Inquiry into the origin and nature of the laws was not regarded as a proper part of science.  
 -  Paul Davies