Short and Inspiring Space Quotes

Are you looking for inspirational space quotes and meaningful sayings? Here you’ll find an incredible selection of quotes and deep thoughts from the world’s top thinkers and celebrities.

When staring up at a gorgeous night sky, one can’t help but think of boundless space and lovely beginnings, which has always made me smile. Never forget to glance up!

Quotes about space

“The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”

-Carl Sagan

”When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.”

-Alan Shepard

“It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”

-Carl Sagan

“Contact light.”

-Buzz Aldrin

That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.

Neil Armstrong

When Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, these were the first words uttered from the surface. Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface more than six hours later, uttering the legendary phrase

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“The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.”

Carl Sagan

JULY 1969, A.D.

Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, words on a plaque left on the Moon

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”

Carl Sagan

”I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

Neil Armstrong

“I’m coming back in and it’s the saddest moment of my life.”

Edward White

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”

Carl Sagan

“I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.”

Stephen Hawking

“I think we are at the dawn of a new era in commercial space exploration.”

Elon Musk, 1994

“Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.”

Christa McAuliffe

“The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time.”

John F. Kennedy

“I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.”

John Glenn

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”

Albert Einstein

“Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever.”

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

“The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.”

John F. Kennedy

“Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe.”

Ron Garan

“I find it curious that I never heard any astronaut say that he wanted to go to the moon so he would be able to look back and see the Earth. We all wanted to see what the moon looked like close up. Yet, for most of us, the most memorable sight was not of the moon, but of our beautiful blue and white home, moving majestically around the sun, all alone and infinite black space.”

Alan Bean

“Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation.”

John Young

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.”

Stephen Hawking

“Mankind is drawn to the heavens for the same reason we were once drawn into unknown lands and across the open sea. We choose to explore space because doing so improves our lives and lifts our national spirit. Let us continue the journey.”

George W. Bush

Cosmology does, I think, affect the way that we perceive humanity’s role in nature. One thing we’ve learnt from astronomy is that the future lying ahead is more prolonged than the past. Even our sun is less than halfway through its life.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

“In the van, we can see the rocket in the distance, lit up and shining, an obelisk. In reality, of course, it’s a 4.5-megaton bomb loaded with explosive fuel, which is why everyone else is driving away from it.”

Chris Hadfield

“Looking up into the night sky is looking into infinity-distance is incomprehensible and therefore meaningless.”

Douglas Adams

“It’s a fixer-upper of a planet but we could make it work.”

Elon Musk

“Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.”

Doris Lessing

“From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a redacted to keep this site family friendly.”

Edgar Mitchel, Apollo 14 astronaut, speaking in People magazine on 8 April 1974

“Most of what Einstein said and did has no direct impact on what anybody reads in the Bible. Special relativity, his work in quantum mechanics, nobody even knows or cares. Where Einstein really affects the Bible is the fact that general relativity is the organizing principle for the Big Bang.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

“We cannot predict the new forces, powers, and discoveries that will be disclosed to us when we reach the other planets and set up new laboratories in space. They are as much beyond our vision today as fire or electricity would be beyond the imagination of a fish.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space… But you laid the foundation for space tourism.”

Nursultan Nazarbayev

Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar examined, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked and even blasted. Still to come: Mars being stepped on.”

Buzz Aldrin

“Of course risk is part of spaceflight. We accept some of that to achieve greater goals in exploration and find out more about ourselves and the universe.”

Lisa Nowak

“In science fiction, we dream. In order to colonize in space, to rebuild our cities, which are so far out of whack, to tackle any number of problems, we must imagine the future, including the new technologies that are required.”

Ray Bradbury

“It [the rocket] will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.”

Wernher von Braun

“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

Neil Armstrong

Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that’s life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.”

Ray Bradbury

“Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolutions, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it–we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding. Space travel is life.”

John F. Kennedy

I love you to the moon and back.

Famous expression used to tell someone you love them a lot. In a sense of “more than anything” or “more than anything else.” The idea is using the distance from the Earth to the Moon and the return trip (or 455,000 miles or so) as a way to measure someone’s love.

27 thoughts on “Short and Inspiring Space Quotes”

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  2. Hildegard David

    What a great listing of short but motivating space quotations – loving your style of writing!

  3. Freddy Janssen

    bookmarked! I really like your website! keep on posting more on space travel – great stuff!

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  4. Nice post! I like learning something new and interesting by reading content from other authors. Nice writing style you’ve got here.

  5. I was looking for some quotes about space for a homework assignment so thanks for creating this blog!

    1. Hey Abella, thx for your comment. I value all the feedback I receive from my readers to improve the website.
      Please let me know if you have faced any issues with the website itself, or simply did not find the right quote in this particular article? I could work on that…

    1. Andrii Podyma

      Hi, Burton, thanks for asking! I’m not sure which particular topic is gonna be next, at this point. I’m thinking about expanding the ‘space movie quotes’ series or I could research some extraordinary facts on space and planets for my Blog section. Cheers!

  6. Hi! These quotes are amazing, but there are not nearly enough that were said by women. Thank you for creating this website, though!

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