My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
I think that's one of the greatest gifts you get if you're successful at something like music or film or photography — any of the arts — you can sit there and think. It's so much fun to sit there and think and wonder about the world and the universe.
All the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures.
Studying whether there's life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there's something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That's something that is almost part of being human, and I'm certain that will continue.
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone. Then it really speeds up exponentially. With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe.
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.
I have always known my mother as an agnostic, less certain than my father that the universe hadn't been created by some great intelligence. But she would get even more annoyed than my father did when she thought that people were invoking God to do their jobs for them — for example, when she saw a bus with a sticker saying 'Allah Protect Us'.
Universe — quotes and aphorisms
The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect.
I wasn't the typical pageant girl — I was a little more nerdy, and they gave me a voice. I created the Queen of the Universe pageant, which is charity-based, to benefit UNESCO. For me, the most important thing is that contestants have a charity-based platform or charity ambition.
I don't think there is a hidden purpose to the universe that you have to puzzle out.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
To be more childlike, you don't have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe.
I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself.
I am not a conventionally religious man, but in the wilderness I have come closest to finding myself and knowing the universe and accepting God — by which I mean accepting all that I don't know.
Spacewalking trumps everything. Viscerally, it is a phenomenal place to be; to be able to glance right and see the world, glance left and see the universe, and realise for a moment that you're holding on to your known existence with one hand. That's the thing.
Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed.
We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.