Quotations by Tyson, Neil deGrasse


The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (b. 1958) American astrophysicist, author, orator
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (4 Feb 2011)
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Do you remember the ’60s and ’70s? You didn’t have to go more than a week before there was an article in Life magazine — “The Home of Tomorrow,” “The City of Tomorrow,” “Transportation of Tomorrow.” All that ended. In the 1970s, after we stopped going to the Moon, it all ended. We stopped dreaming. And so I worry that decisions that Congress makes doesn’t factor in the consequences of those decisions on tomorrow. Tomorrow’s gone. They’re playing for the quarterly report, they’re playing for the next election cycle, and that is mortgaging the actual future of this nation, and the rest of the world is going to pass us by.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (b. 1958) American astrophysicist, author, orator
Real Time with Bill Maher, Ep. 223 (5 Aug 2011)
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For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (b. 1958) American astrophysicist, author, orator
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Often shortened as "I am driven by two main philosophies: know more about the world than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you."
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Answers are a luxury enjoyed only every now and then. So early on, learn to love the questions themselves.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (b. 1958) American astrophysicist, author, orator
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You get to say the world is flat because we live in a country that guarantees your free speech, but it’s not a country that guarantees that anything you say is correct.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (b. 1958) American astrophysicist, author, orator
Interview, “The Colbert Report, (10 Mar 2014)
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