— Carl Sagan (via thecalminside)
The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via quotes-shape-us)
If you want to save your child from polio, you can pray or you can inoculate. … Choose science.
— Carl Sagan (The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark)
I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself — my past and the kaleidoscope of mistakes, failures and wrong turns that have stacked unbearable regret upon my shoulders.
— Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl (via quotes-shape-us)