Quotes with planet
Love can defeat that nameless terror. Loving one another, we take the sting from death. Loving our mysterious blue planet, we resolve riddles and dissolve all enigmas in contingent bliss.
Down the River (1982)
Since every piece of matter in the Universe is in some way affected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is in theory possible to extrapolate the whole of creation — every sun, every planet, their orbits, their composition and their economic and social history from, say, one small piece of fairy cake.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)
This planet has -- or rather had -- a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
This planet has — or rather had — a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much all of the time.
A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
Every step forward in mechanical technique is a step in the direction of abstraction. This capacity for living easily and familiarly at an extraordinary level of abstraction is the source of modern man's power. With it he has transformed the planet, annihilated space, and trebled the world's population. But it is also a power which has, like everything human, its negative side, in the desolating sense of rootlessness, vacuity, and the lack of concrete feeling that assails modern man in his moments of real anxiety.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
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.
God gave man dominion over the Earth. We are only the stewards of this planet. We are only the stewards of His planet. Let us not fail in our Divine mission. Let us strive to be good stewards and not defile God's creatures or ourselves by tolerating unnecessary, abhorrent, and repulsive cruelty.
Speech about cruelty to animals on the floor of the Senate, 2001.
[Earth is] a water world, a planet dominated by its covering mantle of the ocean, in which continents are but transient intrusions of land above the surface of the all-encircling sea.
If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
There is not a state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet.
Video lecture at Columbia University (March 23, 2006)
Remember this: once the human race is established on more than one planet and especially, in more than one solar system, there is no way now imaginable to kill off the human race.
We believe that when men reach beyond this planet, they should leave their national differences behind them.
Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father Jor-El to save the Planet Earth.
At the annual Al Smith charity banquet in 2008, then-candidate Obama fawned at his treatment by the national media.
A life devoted to science is therefore a happy life, and its happiness is derived from the very best sources that are open to dwellers on this troubled and passionate planet.
Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays (1918)
I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe -- because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return.
Letter to Lady Ottoline Morrell (March, 1912)
Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
Mark Twain's Notebook (1935)
Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.
From the film poster for Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
It just seems clear to me that as long as we are all here, it's pretty clear that the struggle is to share the planet, rather than divide it.
Ah, my birthday. Normally I'd put on a festive hat and celebrate the fact that the Earth has circled the Sun one more time; I really didn't think it was going to make it this year, but darn it if it wasn't the little planet that could all over again.
House, The Socratic Method. By Dr. Gregory House.