16 Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes to Boost Your Creativity

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and was most recently made famous through his television series, Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey (FOX). As he continues to popularize science, Neil deGrasse Tyson is leaving his own creative mark on this world–seeded in science, his insights into space are imaginative and inspiring. Below are just 15 of the many Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes that we love. These quotes will open your mind, and boost your creativity:

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16 Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes

1. “A whole culture can be given to problem solving simply by the forces operating within it and around it, forces you might not even be aware of while you’re in the middle of it.”

3. “We are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically.”

4. “The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” (shown above)

5. “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.”

6. “Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”

7. “Their activities should be cherished. These are the people we should hold up high. We should build statues to those people. We used to. Those are the folks who advance frontiers. The inventors, the explorers, the discoverers, the innovators.”

8. “Not enough people do things that leave others to wonder.”

9. “If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it’s not just an opinion that you desperately want to be true.”

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

11. “There is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance.”

12. “My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.”

13. “The centers of innovation are not in the same place forever. They can rise high,but then they they fade. Why do they fade? Why do they rise up in the first place? It always has to do with: what does your culture value?”

14. “After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?”

15. “Whether or not you can become great at something, you can always become better.”

16. “What does it mean to be creative? It means there’s something that you’ve never seen before, and you put it together into something that is brand new. That others had not seen. You saw what they saw, but now you’ve created a new idea, a new product, a new brand, a new path to solve a problem. Not everyone does that.”

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