Top Ten Quirky Quotations About the Universe

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1 Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite. (Dan Quayle)
2 I don't think there's intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one? (Bob Monkhouse)
3 Listen: there's a hell of a good universe next door; let's go. (E. E. Cummings)

Just how do you propose we do that? - PositronWildhawk

4 Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe. (Alfonso, King of Castille)
5 Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards. (Fred Hoyle)

I think Hoyle would've known that it would take a lot longer to reach the escape velocity with the horsepower of the average car. - PositronWildhawk

6 'I quite realized,' said Columbus, 'That the Earth was not a rhombus, but I am a little annoyed to find it an oblate spheroid.' (Edmund Clerihew Bentley)
7 Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. (J. B. S. Haldane)
8 After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.' (William S. Burroughs)
9 I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours. (John F. Kennedy)
10 Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. (Bill Watterson)
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1. Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite. (Dan Quayle)
2. I don't think there's intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one? (Bob Monkhouse)
3. Listen: there's a hell of a good universe next door; let's go. (E. E. Cummings)
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