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Cosmic Quotes That Will Make You Feel Happy to Be Alive

May 27 2014 - 4:37am

Carl Sagan rocks our world [1]. He's the astrophysicist who created the original Cosmos that inspired today's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey [2], which airs Sunday nights on Fox. Frame his most inspiring, cosmic quotes about the universe and humanity to decorate your geek home.

"We are all made of star stuff." Etsy user halfpencedesign framed this iconic Sagan quote in a customizable poster [3] ($28; choose color at checkout) with illustrated stars.

"We all have a bit of thirteen-billion year old stardust inside of us." This print [4] ($5) is available as an instant digital download at a standard letter or A4 size.

"For small creatures such as we, vastness is bearable only through love." This typography-intensive poster [5] ($17) by Etsy user Rachelignotofsky reminds us of the people we care about who give us strength.

"From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, every hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."

Doesn't this "pale blue dot" quote make you feel small? Etsy user missingtime has condensed into a multisize poster [6] ($14-$20 for various sizes).

If you're not interested in the whole speech, opt for this "pale blue dot" [7] poster ($17) by Etsy user shuckledesigns.

"We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still . . . We are ready at last to set sail for the stars."

The Voyager 1 probe [8] has already reached interstellar space, the farthest of any human probe. Carl's thirst for exploration is highlighted in this poster [9] ($24) by Etsy user frameitposters.

"We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars."

The longer version of Carl's "wanders quote" is set against a galactic background in this poster [10] by Etsy user Sea and Silva.

"Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known."

Open your eyes to something undiscovered with this poster [11] ($14) by Etsy user tiedyejedi.

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