Quotes About Earth

I feel like a tree. A tree doesn’t feel a duty to start doing something about the earth from which it comes. A tree just has to bear fruit, and leaves and blossoms. It doesn’t feel grateful to the earth.

— Abbas Kiarostami

Earth’s dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation.

— Abdullah II of Jordan

I was brought up on a farm in Southwest France, eating farm-fresh produce three times a day. It was paradise on Earth, and it shaped my eating habits and my sense of taste.

— Alain Ducasse

Everything that pushes up out of the earth I love. Everything under the earth, root vegetables, I love to cook.

— Alain Ducasse

I have a very nice garden and extraordinary markets, where there are products from the earth and the sea, in the French Basque country.

— Alain Ducasse

No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.

— Albrecht Durer

We survived on natural resources, so we should take care of the earth. When I leave home, I do things like switching off the heat and lights.

— Alek Wek

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.

— Alex Haley

Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.

— Andrea Dworkin

Western Australia is covered by granite, the largest single piece of Achaean rock that still lies on the surface of the, of, of the Earth, that’s 2.5 to 2.9 billion years old. It’s one of the most ancient and intact bits of the Earth’s crust.

— Antony Gormley

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

— Abraham Lincoln

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

— Abraham Lincoln

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end… I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.

— Abraham Lincoln

I think Hell exists on Earth. It’s a psychological state, or it can be a physical state. People who have severe mental illness are in Hell. People who have lost a loved one are in Hell. I think there are all kinds of different hells. It’s not a place you go to after you die.

— Al Franken

You might get run over you might get hit by lightning. I mean, who knows? Each day, there is a chance you might die. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Every living being on Earth is facing that same existential rift.

— Alex Honnold

Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.

— Alexander the Great

What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!

— Anatole France

I think Jesus is divine love manifest on Earth, as it comes through the community of Christians.

— Anne Lamott

I was the angriest daughter on earth, and also, one of the most devoted.

— Anne Lamott

Continents may break up, continents may emerge, but the human race is immortal in its origin and in its growth, and there is nothing to be afraid of, even if the foundations of the earth be moved.

— Annie Besant

All the earth is mine, and I have a right to go all over it and through it.

— Apollonius of Tyana

There is no king of golf. Never has been, never will be. Golf is the most democratic game on Earth… It punishes and exalts us all with splendid equal opportunity.

— Arnold Palmer

In California, the lines on the road are just a suggestion. They’re in the left lane with the left indicator on, so naturally it’s time to turn right! Are you kidding me? In your Prius? I know, you’re saving the Earth by trying to kill the people!

— Adam Ferrara

Sometimes the fantasy writers set their novels in an ancient Earth, sometimes a parallel Earth, or, quite often, they offered no explanation at all as to the temporal and geographic location.

— Adrian McKinty

For me, Jersey represents going through what you can go through and still surviving. That’s the cool thing about people from the Tri-State area. We’re fighters. We’re survivors, and we’re edgier than anyone else on Earth.

— AJ Lee

If we could make our house a home, and then make it a sanctuary, I think we could truly find paradise on Earth.

— Alexandra Stoddard

In ‘Gravity,’ nearly everything is a metaphor for the main character. The way I tend to approach a film is that character and background are equally important one informs the other. Here, Sandra Bullock is caught between Earth and the void of the universe, just floating there in between. We use the debris as a metaphor for adversity.

— Alfonso Cuaron

I think, to me, I was always taught you never approach any character as a villain. Every human being on earth really believes that they’re doing the best thing. We all have our rationalizations.

— Alysia Reiner

My greatest surprise was that so much of what we think is common sense is just prejudice, and so much of what we think is scientific fact is about as scientific as the idea that the sun revolves around the earth.

— Amy Bloom

The Romans thought of themselves as the chosen people, yet they built the greatest army on Earth by recruiting warriors from any background.

— Amy Chua

In order to satirize adequately, I think you need to bring people down to Earth and be like, ‘Yeah, these people drink coffee and have tummy troubles and they go to the bathroom like anybody else, and they all have relationship problems, if they even have relationships.’

— Anna Chlumsky

As barbaric is we are, it’s a miracle we haven’t blown ourselves off the face of the earth so far.

— Abel Ferrara

The plumbing and pluvial dynamics of the Amazon, the largest freshwater system on Earth, are still far from understood. This is partly because it is a semi-open system. Moisture flows in and out unpredictably. A lot of nonlinear feedback loops and ‘remote influences’ – continental, transcontinental, oceanic, meteorological – come into play.

— Alex Shoumatoff

We used to play the underground clubs like the UFO, and Middle Earth, and they were great because they would have on things like a poet, string quartets, and then a rock band! It was kinda cool!

— Alvin Lee

We have people being a little uncomfortable in their life on Earth with finances and so on, so Science Fantasy or Science Fiction allows people to think that there are possibilities beyond the gravity of our planet.

— Anthony Daniels

Bob Dylan is like an alien on this earth, and I love him! I cried when I saw him play live because I was so close to him.

— Aurora

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.

— Abba Eban

Sharon Shinn’s Samaria is a world populated by refugees from a ravaged Earth, also many, many years in the future.

— Alethea Kontis

A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there.

— Ami Ayalon

Once we agree on the future, the present will be much easier. A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there. We have first to decide where we want to go, where we want to sail.

— Ami Ayalon

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation.

— Ann Druyan

At that time, people wanted to be frightened. The Thing had come out, The Day the Earth Stood Still had come out, and these were all frightening movies.

— Ann Robinson

We’ve stayed really normal and down to Earth I think, and haven’t let the success thing go to our head.

— Ashley Olsen

If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.

— Alan Patrick Herbert

Wit is the most rascally, contemptible, beggarly thing on the face of the earth.

— Arthur Murphy

This Earth is our only home. Together, we must protect and cherish it.

— Ban Ki-moon

In the Andes and the Alps, I have seen melting glaciers. At both of the Earth’s Poles, I have seen open sea where ice once dominated the horizon.

— Ban Ki-moon

But for Muslims, everything that they don’t have on earth is what they get in heaven. They can drink, they can have sex. All of the forbidden pleasures on earth, you can have in paradise.

— Barbara Walters

When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.

— bell hooks

Do I like being thought of as attractive? I don’t know anyone on Earth who doesn’t, but I do find it funny.

— Benedict Cumberbatch

The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relative to other matter second, telling other people to do so.

— Bertrand Russell

God created the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the waves for our enjoyment. Surfing is just my way of worshipping Him.

— Bethany Hamilton

If NASA is to reach beyond the Moon and someday reach Mars, it must be relieved of the burden of launching people and cargo to low earth orbit. To do that, we must invest more in commercial spaceflight.

— Bill Nye

If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it’s game over. It’s control-alt-delete for civilization.

— Bill Nye

If you have this idea that the earth is only 6,000 years old, you are denying, if you will, everything that you can touch and see. You’re not paying attention to what’s happening in the universe around you.

— Bill Nye

I’ve got no problem with anybody’s religion. But if you go claiming the Earth is only 10,000 years old, that’s just wrong.

— Bill Nye

No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.

— Billie Holiday

If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.

— Billie Holiday

They’re not put on earth to be martyrs they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person’s circumstances are unique.

— Billie Jean King

I’m trying to get across the message that don’t be afraid of animals, they’re just put on this earth to help the environment and everything like that.

— Bindi Irwin

You can say, like, planet Earth has an existing geology, and what we do as human beings and as architects is that we try to sort of alter and modify and expand the geology.

— Bjarke Ingels

St. Petersburg is a wonderful city. You have wonderful parks, birds singing in the trees, manatees in the water, pelicans. So it’s like this little paradise on Earth.

— Bjarke Ingels

When I was 20, political music was the uncoolest thing on earth.

— Bjork

Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice.

— Black Elk

God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can.

— Bob Marley

When my time on earth is gone, and my activities here are passed, I want they bury me upside down, and my critics can kiss my ass!

— Bobby Knight

Think about multicellularity on this Earth. Every living thing originally came from bacteria. So, who do you think made up the rules for how to perform collective behaviors? It had to be the bacteria.

— Bonnie Bassler

I want London to be the most cycle-friendly city on Earth, and I want more people to be happy and safe on bicycles.

— Boris Johnson

I don’t care about my character here on earth. I don’t care about what other people think or say about me, all I care about is my standing before the Lord.

— Brigham Young

You have to realize I grew up in a real hockey town. And there I was wearing bow ties and watching the gayest movies on the face of Earth, like ‘Clueless.’

— Brad Goreski

I know: If you’re looking down at Earth, you’re looking through an atmosphere that has a bit of haze in many places and not just occasional clouds.

— Buzz Aldrin

You need propellants to accelerate toward Mars, then to decelerate at Mars, again to re-accelerate from Mars to Earth, and finally to decelerate back at Earth. Accordingly, the mass of these required propellants, in short, drives our need for innovative launch vehicles.

— Buzz Aldrin

Every couple of years, we could dispatch people from Earth to Mars.

— Buzz Aldrin

My first biography written in ’73 was not ‘Journey To The Moon.’ It was ‘Return To Earth.’ Because for me, that was the more difficult task – disappointment.

— Buzz Aldrin

What’s aero braking? That’s a way to use the gravity and upper atmosphere of Earth to sling shot a ship out either deeper into space, or slow it down to be ‘captured’ by Earth’s gravity.

— Buzz Aldrin

I saw the Count lying within the box upon the earth, some of which the rude falling from the cart had scattered over him. He was deathly pale, just like a waxen image, and the red eyes glared with the horrible vindictive look which I knew so well.

— Bram Stoker

When you’re not involved, other people’s unhappiness seems to be about the funniest damn thing on earth because you think you can solve it, that you are God, that you are above this, and that their unhappiness is just such useless toil and agony. If it’s you, it ceases to be a comedy.

— Barry Hannah

Editing is now the easiest thing on earth to do, and all the things that evolved out of word processing – ‘Oh, let’s put that sentence there, let’s get rid of this’ – have become commonplace in films and music too.

— Brian Eno

And then, of course, most potters, they go in for earth tones and subdued things, and I like color.

— Beatrice Wood

I think if you’re a regular viewer of Fox News, you’re among the most cynical people on planet Earth. I cannot think of a more cynical slogan than ‘Fair and Balanced.’

— Bill Keller

I’ve always seen ‘Y’ as an unconventional romance between a boy and his protector. It was always about the last boy on Earth becoming the last man on Earth, and the women who made that possible.

— Brian K. Vaughan

Robert Plant is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, never mind rock star. He’s so down to earth.

— Brian Setzer

The human brain is probably one of the most complex single objects on the face of the earth I think it is, quite honestly.

— Bill Viola

If you look at landscape in historical terms, you realize that most of the time we have been on Earth as a species, what has fallen on our retina is landscape, not images of buildings and cars and street lights.

— Bill Viola

Most of us don’t think about miracles that we could possibly do. We don’t have a vocabulary of how God works with the specific things that He does, and we don’t know how to align ourselves with what He is doing so that we can be His vehicle on the earth to deliver a miracle.

— Bruce Wilkinson

We people of the Earth exist because our potential was there in the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago, as the universe exploded into being.

— Bob Brown

For comprehensive Earth action, an all-of-the-Earth representative democracy is required. That is, a global parliament.

— Bob Brown

To gastroenterologists, the concept of a germ causing ulcers was like saying that the Earth is flat.

— Barry Marshall

Street artists need to get back to actually doing things on the streets instead of in the galleries where they all seem to be ending up. I hope this term ‘street artist’ falls from the face of the earth, in my honest opinion.

— Barry McGee

Vancouver is one of my favorite places on earth. It’s gray and rainy there a lot of the time, but for some reason, even though it’s gray and rainy, I feel like it’s a sunny day.

— Billy Campbell

I’m the fussiest eater on earth my husband despairs. I like chicken and pasta, and can’t resist milk chocolate. I figure if you’re going to do something naughty, make it really enjoyable.

— Bonnie Langford

In the past, on Earth, it has largely been to exploit foreign resources and to expand the domestic territory.

— Barney Oliver

If China was like the moon, then arriving in Saudi Arabia was Mars. At least you can see the moon from Earth.

— Basmah bint Saud

What is needed is an all-out science project to get vehicles off of gasoline, rather than off of the earth.

— Brad Sherman

The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived.

— Bernard DeVoto

The sweetest noise on earth, a woman’s tongue A string which hath no discord.

— Bryan Procter

The stars of eternal truth and right have always shone in the firmament of human understanding. The process of bringing them down to earth, remolding them into practical forms, imbuing them with vitality, and then making use of them, has been a long one.

— Bertha von Suttner

A lot of people think Christianity is about always being perfect. It’s actually the opposite of that. It’s realizing that we’re all humans, and that’s why God sent his Son to this earth – to save people.

— Billy Ray Cyrus

They’ve also asked me now to start on another series that we’re gonna do after this Frontier Earth. But it’s not science fiction, it’s more in the Mystery and Crime division and that’s another area I’m very interested in.

— Bruce Boxleitner

I’m Creole, and I’m down to earth.

— Boozoo Chavis

Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.

— Camille Paglia

When many astronauts go to space, they see the insignificant size of the earth and vastness of space, and they become very religious, because they have seen the Signs of Allah.

— Cat Stevens

As the wealthiest nation on Earth, we have made a commitment to provide health care for those over 65. In order to pay for this, each of us should contribute the same, flat percentage of our earned income.

— Charles B. Rangel

Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.

— Charles Baudelaire

Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.

— Charles Caleb Colton

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

— Charles Dickens

I listened to the students on campus in Plymouth, worried about their steadily deepening debts and how on earth they would ever escape them.

— Charles Kennedy

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.

— Chief Joseph

Humans merely share the earth. We can only protect the land, not own it.

— Chief Seattle

Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven’s dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

All places are alike, and every earth is fit for burial.

— Christopher Marlowe

The idea the president of the United States was warned that Al-Qaeda was going to attack the United States and did nothing about it – really? Do you think any president of the United States, if he had even an inkling there was going to be an attack, they wouldn’t have moved heaven and earth to try to stop it?

— Condoleezza Rice

I do definitely believe that there is life away from this planet. I mean, we’ve kind of established that with the fact that we found bacteria on meteorites, and we’ve kind of used that to backtrack and show how this Earth, this planet, could have formed the ability to sustain life in the first place.

— Corey Taylor

Nobody knows how long they have left on Earth. There’s no guarantees, and for me, when they tell you – not once, twice, three times – ‘You’ve got a couple weeks to live,’ or a couple months, you have to determine how you want to do that.

— Craig Sager

Since my own genome was sequenced, my software has been broadcast into space in the form of electromagnetic waves, carrying my genetic information far beyond Earth. Whether there is any creature out there capable of making sense of the instructions in my genome, well, that’s another question.

— Craig Venter

Most people don’t realize it, because they’re invisible, but microbes make up about a half of the Earth’s biomass, whereas all animals only make up about one one-thousandth of all the biomass.

— Craig Venter

Things have changed a lot since the earth was cooling and I was a teenage girl, but the basics of teenage bedrooms have remained the same. Every girl wants a place that they are proud to call their own and where they can express their own individuality.

— Candice Olson

I can’t be bothered to go to the gym, though. I honestly just can’t be bothered – it’s the most boring thing on Earth. I have tried and every six months I go ‘right, I’m going to the gym’. Then I do it for two weeks and get so bored by it.

— Carol Vorderman

As a global community, we have to start thinking more seriously about whether there are limits to what our earth can bear and if we’re willing to cope with the struggle for limited resources, which only seem to increase as our population does.

— Christy Turlington

It’s more of an adventure when you set off into unknown territory, and there’s nothing like that feeling you get when you discover a place on the Earth where no one has ever been.

— Conrad Anker

It’s our human nature to explore. Tens of thousands of years ago, our species walked out of Africa, traveling far and wide across the entire planet, from the Arctic to the tip of Tierra Del Fuego, making us the most geographically diversified species on Earth.

— Conrad Anker

Politics is the most corrupt profession on Earth, no matter where you are.

— Charles Dance

Romanists tell us that the Pope is the vicar of Christ that he is his successor as the universal head and ruler of the Church on earth. If this is so, he must be a Christ.

— Charles Hodge

The Popish theory, which assumes that Christ, the Apostles and believers, constituted the Church while our Saviour was on earth, and this organization was designed to be perpetual.

— Charles Hodge

But to be the Vicar of Christ, to claim to exercise his prerogatives on earth, does involve a claim to his attributes, and therefore our opposition to Popery is opposition to a man claiming to be God.

— Charles Hodge

I’ve always resented the force of attraction that traps me here on Planet Earth. It makes me feel like a bug stuck to a piece of duct tape. Ever since my teenage years, when I used to read a lot of science fiction and took it much too seriously, I’ve dreamed of somehow reaching escape velocity. I am, you might say, anti-gravity.

— Charles Platt

When the International Space Station is finally launched, it will be fitted with special nickel-hydrogen batteries weighing a total of several tons, with a lifetime of just five years, requiring spares to be brought up from Earth at literally astronomical expense.

— Charles Platt

If you look at it ecologically, deforestation is high on the list of things which bring devastation. You cut down trees to build homes, for fuel, and you end up with no trees left, and you have to move on. If you take the earth as a whole, eventually there’s nowhere to move on to.

— Clive Anderson

Cities are 2% of the earth’s crust, but they are 50% of the world’s population.

— Carlo Ratti

For we must be one thing or the other, an asset or a liability, the sinew in your wing to help you soar, or the chain to bind you to earth.

— Countee Cullen

A smartphone links patients’ bodies and doctors’ computers, which in turn are connected to the Internet, which in turn is connected to any smartphone anywhere. The new devices could put the management of an individual’s internal organs in the hands of every hacker, online scammer, and digital vandal on Earth.

— Charles C. Mann

Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can’t go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.

— Cornelia Funke

No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?

— C. Day Lewis

The Next Generation Space Telescope, which will be located much further away from the Earth than the Hubble Space Telescope presently is, will also explore the infrared part of the spectrum.

— Claude Nicollier

We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass. Oh, let us be true to our exalted destiny.

— Catherine Booth

It is only of life on Earth, however, that one can speak with any certainty. It seems to me that all life on Earth, the sum total of life upon the Earth, has purpose.

— Clifford D. Simak

Less than an hour before he’d congratulated himself on escaping all the traps of Earth, all the snares of Man. Not knowing that the greatest trap of all, the final and the fatal trap, lay on this present planet.

— Clifford D. Simak

The strongest governments on earth cannot clean up pollution by themselves. They must rely on each ordinary person, like you and me, on our choices, and on our will.

— Chai Jing

There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand.

— Charles Morgan

Too often, people think that solving the world’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than touching the earth, touching ground.

— Chogyam Trungpa

It is crucial that we develop real awareness of ourselves as citizens of Earth, linked by mutual and indissoluble bonds. When we clearly recognize this reality and ground ourselves in it, we are compelled to take a strict accounting of our way of life.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Living here on Earth, we breathe the rhythms of a universe that extends infinitely above us. When resonant harmonies arise between this vast outer cosmos and the inner human cosmos, poetry is born.

— Daisaku Ikeda

The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.

— Daniel Berrigan

A covenant is an agreement between God and His children upon the earth, and it is important to understand that God determines the conditions of all gospel covenants.

— David A. Bednar

Missionary work essentially is a priesthood responsibility, and all of us who hold the priesthood are the Lord’s authorized servants on the earth and are missionaries at all times and in all places – and we always will be.

— David A. Bednar

Buying phosphate-free soap allows you to say, ‘My detergent doesn’t have the harsh chemicals others do.’ The question is, how are you washing with it? The very worst thing for the Earth about detergent is that we heat water to use it.

— Daniel Goleman

Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.

— Daniel Webster

The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions.

— Daniel Webster

The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong that the bumblebee can fly that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert that there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent.

— David Mamet

It’s not unexpected that shooting massive amounts of water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure into the earth to shatter shale and release natural gas might shake things up. But earthquakes aren’t the worst problem with fracking.

— David Suzuki

Just as human activity is upsetting Earth’s carbon cycle, our actions are altering the water cycle.

— David Suzuki

People don’t even understand that every bit of our food was once alive. We take another creature, plant, animal, microorganism, tear it apart in our mouths. And incorporate those molecules into our own bodies. We are the Earth in the most profound way.

— David Suzuki

There are more humans than all of the rabbits on earth. There are more of us than all the wildebeests, than all the rats, than all the mice. We are the most numerous mammal on the planet. But because we’re not like rabbits or rats or mice, we have technology, we have a consumptive appetite, we have a global economy.

— David Suzuki

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

— Don Marquis

People are always surprised when they spend time with my children by how normal they are. They’re polite. They’re well mannered. They’re very down to earth, in a way.

— Donatella Versace

I’ve always felt like an alien trapped in a human form. We all do at some time or other for me it’s a permanent state, and I’m still unsure if Earth is a penance or a reward.

— Douglas Coupland

Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth.

— Dennis Banks

Yet another proposal would have us rocket the waste into the sun, but, as you’re probably aware, about one in ten of our space shots doesn’t quite make it out of the earth’s gravitational field.

— David R. Brower

The movie – any sports movie – becomes a praise song to life here on earth, to physical existence itself, beyond striving, beyond economic necessity.

— David Shields

I wrote a song called ‘Here on Earth,’ and the hook is, ‘There’s no answers here on earth.’ Basically, searching for the ‘why’ when someone passes away, and I feel really fortunate that my dad lived as long as he did. But no matter what happens or how it happens, it’s certainly a stinker.

— Dierks Bentley

My mom was sarcastic about men. She would tell me Adam was the rough draft and Eve was the final product. She was a feminist minister, an earth mom who wore a bra only on Sundays.

— Daphne Zuniga

I see life as a burning meteorite that you can climb all over, and feed off, as it is falling to earth.

— Doug Aitken

I’m looking forward to coming back, back to Earth, the landing, the views.

— Duane G. Carey

Now you’re coming back to Earth, and things are getting more and more dynamic.

— Duane G. Carey

We do care about planets like the Earth because by now we understood that life as a chemical system really needs a smaller planet with water and with rocks and with a lot of complex chemistry to originate, to emerge, to survive.

— Dimitar Sasselov

We love our planet Earth. We should – it is our home, and there’s no place like home. There can’t ever be a better place than Earth.

— Dimitar Sasselov

When we discover New Earth – a planet we could call home – the question of the ‘plurality of worlds’ will come front and center, reminding us yet again that we are not the center of the universe.

— Dimitar Sasselov

Every social network on Earth pitches me, and I say no to nearly every single one of them.

— David Sze

The great privilege it has been to work with some of the most talented people on the face of the earth. My first scene in a movie was with James Cagney, for goodness sakes. There I was, just out of the U.S. Navy without an acting lesson to my name.

— Dean Jones

People are not the only interesting organism on earth. From the point of view of scientific or commercial value, there are lots of interesting organisms.

— Daniel Nathans

Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.

— David Hare

We go up just into space – space is most commonly accepted to be 100 kilometres above the earth’s surface, and we go up just beyond that to about 350,000 ft.

— David Mackay

I watched the moon landing as a boy, and I thought that was the most exciting thing ever, going into space, orbiting Earth and exploring other planets. That looked fantastic.

— David Mackay

Where you have no religion, you are sure to have no government, for as religion disappears, anarchy takes place and fixes a compleat Hell on earth till religion returns.

— Daniel Morgan

After the fall of the Soviet Union, if you start the clock, then 47 journalists, reporters, cameramen, photographers have been killed in Russia since the fall of communism. That makes it the third most deadly country on Earth to practice journalism. That’s not a record to be proud of.

— Daniel Silva

However, the models also predict unambiguously that the atmosphere is warming faster than the surface of the earth but all the available observational data unambiguously shows the opposite!

— David Douglass

You know, people always talk about how Jesus came down to Earth as a human being. He became a human being, But no one ever takes into account what that means.

— David Javerbaum

After defining an idea of what I want to achieve, through a series of storyboard images, I’ll go to the ends of the earth to create it, whether that involves obscure camera lenses or the latest electronic techniques.

— Daniel Barber

The Indians knew that life was equated with the earth and its resources, that America was a paradise, and they could not comprehend why the intruders from the East were determined to destroy all that was Indian as well as America itself.

— Dee Brown

If there is on earth a house with many mansions, it is the house of words.

— E. M. Forster

We don’t need to clear the 4 to 6 percent of the Earth’s surface remaining in tropical rain forests, with most of the animal and plant species living there.

— E. O. Wilson

I don’t know who made the Earth. I woke up one morning, and it’s here. I make the best of it.

— Ed Asner

I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will be continued in the hereafter.

— Edvard Munch

Two years ago, I shot ‘Pillars of the Earth’ in Budapest – it was a big part, but I had a lot of time to sit around and visit cafes.

— Eddie Redmayne

I do agree that when it comes to cyber warfare, we have more to lose than any other nation on earth.

— Edward Snowden

There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn’t had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn’t be here. We have survived it on our optimism.

— Edward Steichen

When the President of Iran talks about removing Israel from the face of the Earth and is building nuclear bombs with a range of 3000km, you have to be worried.

— Ehud Olmert

The poet is like the earth’s shadow. The sun moves, and the poet writes something down.

— Eileen Myles

Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth.

— Ella Maillart

The gospel is a message of peace. Christianity is a system which, received and obeyed, would spread peace, harmony, and happiness throughout the earth.

— Ellen G. White

But God will have a people upon the earth to maintain the Bible, and the Bible only, as the standard of all doctrines and the basis of all reforms.

— Ellen G. White

I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems… It’s got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.

— Elon Musk

You need to live in a dome initially, but over time you could terraform Mars to look like Earth and eventually walk around outside without anything on… So it’s a fixer-upper of a planet.

— Elon Musk

For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth hence the Word is spiritual and Divine.

— Emanuel Swedenborg

I grew up in Boca Raton, Florida – the worst place on earth.

— Eric Andre

We know that Google Earth and Google Maps have had a tremendous impact on Google traffic, users, brand, adoption, and advertisers. We also know Google News, for example, which we don’t monetize, has had a tremendous impact on searches and on query quality. We know those people search more. Because we’ve measured it.

— Eric Schmidt

Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.

— Evo Morales

We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth.

— Evo Morales

Natural disasters in Bolivia have been getting worse with the passage of time. It’s brought about by a system: the capitalist system, the unbridled industrialization of the resources of the Planet Earth.

— Evo Morales

Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household.

— Erica Jong

One of the most important things about the geology on the moon is your descriptions of what you see, comparing them to things that you’ve seen on Earth so that the geologists and the scientists on the ground would know what you’re talking about and then take pictures of them.

— Eugene Cernan

People talk about revelation, and say it has ceased but what ignorance it bespeaks, when man knows not the least thing on earth without revelation.

— Elias Hicks

If our extinction proceeds slowly enough to allow a moment of horrified realization, the doers of the deed will likely be quite taken aback on realizing that they have actually destroyed the world. Therefore I suggest that if the Earth is destroyed, it will probably be by mistake.

— Eliezer Yudkowsky

Google is omniscient of what people search for and do. Facebook has over a billion subscribers, meaning Mark Zuckerberg has personal information about one in every seven people on Earth. U.S.A., Brazil, Mexico, India and Indonesia are at the top of that list.

— Eduardo Paes

Every one knows how the snow lies in the valleys of the Alps, forming a plain which slopes gradually downward towards the outlet Imagine such a valley ten miles across, with just such a sloping plain, not of snow but of earth.

— Edward Burnett Tylor

I should like these few words to be read over the grave when my body is placed in the earth for though it is possible I may be present and conscious of what is going on, I shall not be able to communicate.

— Edward Carpenter

The strong argument for Heaven as a place centers in and clusters about Jesus. The man Jesus, bearing a man’s form, the body He wore on earth, has a place assigned Him – a high place.

— Edward McKendree Bounds

Man is an endangered species,’ announces one of the titles at the beginning of the sci-fi lump ‘Battlefield Earth.’ And after about 20 minutes of this amateurish picture, extinction doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.

— Elvis Mitchell

It may be a bit early to make such judgments, but ‘Battlefield Earth’ may well turn out to be the worst movie of this century.

— Elvis Mitchell

Plan Nine From Outer Space’ for a new generation, ‘Battlefield Earth’ is set in the year 3000, after the beings from the planet Psychlo have conquered our planet in only nine minutes.

— Elvis Mitchell

Adapted from the novel by L. Ron Hubbard, who cranked out sci-fi pulp by the cubic ton, ‘Battlefield Earth’ has the musty feel of the days when the genre’s highlight was Flash Gordon.

— Elvis Mitchell

If you think of the Apollo capsule coming into Earth with a parachute, the Mars atmosphere is just so thin, you’ve got to find some way of slowing yourself down really rapidly.

— Ellen Stofan

I always like to say just think you were a doctor with only one patient. You might understand how that person gets sick, how they get better, but you understand nothing about the progression of disease or how humans in general get ill. Now take an Earth scientist: you only have one planet to study.

— Ellen Stofan

Turnberry is truly one of the most spectacular properties on earth. The views, the setting, and grandeur of the hotel – there’s just nothing else like it. We’ve respected the architectural history of the hotel first and foremost, but most of all, we’ve respected the tradition of golf at Turnberry.

— Eric Trump

There must be four or five hundred choirs here in London alone. In a way, there’s nowhere else on Earth I could go and get this level and passion for singing in the one place.

— Eric Whitacre

An ideal reader is someone who doesn’t know what on Earth you’ve been doing, who will look at it with absolute freshness and go, ‘Oh, so that’s what you’ve been up to.’

— Edward Carey

My first job was when I was eight. I did this opera, which was a Robert Wilson/Philip Glass opera, called ‘White Raven.’ That was a very confusing and trippy creation tale, and I was a kid who brought up the sun and rotated the earth. It was very empowering.

— Ezra Miller

Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain.

— E. T. A. Hoffmann

Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples, and older than the Scriptures.

— Eden Ahbez

The question of whether it’s God’s green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying.

— Edward Hoagland

We have ground for believing that a noble form of socialism existed among the prehistoric and primitive people on this planet, the people that broke into restless groups after the ancient Deluge and went wandering over the globe. For we find a socialist tendency in all the barbaric tribes of earth.

— Edwin Markham

You are literally never alone. While there are roughly 6.7 billion people on Earth, you may not feel that many of them at all care very much about your existence. But within your colon alone are living at least 1012 billion organisms, or roughly a thousand times the number of people on the planet. Stop your metabolic processes, and you stop theirs.

— Eliot Schrefer

You know, if you think about it, the most powerful people on this earth probably never raise their voices – they just say it and people hop to, because they have that power.

— Erika Slezak

The greater part of the governments on earth may be termed monarchical aristocracies, or hereditary dominions independent of the people.

— Ezra Stiles

Big will always be a part of my life. But I’m still on this Earth, so I have to live my life for now and the future.

— Faith Evans

Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.

— Fernando Pessoa

Water is the key to life, but in frozen form, it is a latent force. And when it vanishes, Earth becomes Mars.

— Frans Lanting

There is something in age that ever, even in its own despite, must be venerable, must create respect and to have it ill treated, is to me worse, more cruel and wicked than anything on earth.

— Frances Burney

God has two families of children on this earth, the once-born and the twice-born.

— Francis W. Newman

We are shallow because we have become enslaved by gross materialism, the glitter of gold and its equivalents, for which reason we think that only the material goods of this earth can satisfy us and we must therefore grab as much as can while we are able.

— F. Sionil Jose

Instead of going to the ends of the Earth – and plumbing the depths of the oceans – to squeeze out every last drop of oil, we need, instead, to do everything we can to reduce the risks of offshore oil and gas production.

— Frances Beinecke

Tar sands oil is the dirtiest fuel on Earth. Because producing it consumes so much energy, a gallon of tar sands crude generates 17 percent more carbon pollution than conventional crude oil.

— Frances Beinecke

Shell has poured billions of dollars into offshore Arctic drilling, but no matter how much it spends, it cannot make the effort anything but a terrifying gamble. And if Shell, the most profitable company on Earth, can’t buy its way to safety in Alaska, nobody can.

— Frances Beinecke

Pollution from human activities is changing the Earth’s climate. We see the damage that a disrupted climate can do: on our coasts, our farms, forests, mountains, and cities. Those impacts will grow more severe unless we start reducing global warming pollution now.

— Frances Beinecke

A key to everything is surrender – to really come before the Lord and say, ‘I will literally stay here as long as you want me to stay’ or ‘God, I will really go anywhere on the earth.’

— Francis Chan

It is interesting that the U.S. has this very strong proportion of the population that rejects scientific conclusions about the age of the Earth and about evolutionary relationships between species, including humans.

— Francis Collins

All the Tauruses I know have this connection to the earth and the environment. We are very curious people, very loyal, very aware of and respectful of our surroundings. Also, we’re stubborn, but that’s our way. We understand what we want, which is not bad.

— Francisco Costa

Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

Astronautics, strictly speaking, will be concerned with voyages to other stars. Remarkably enough, to achieve such feats, we might not even have to leave the earth. It would suffice to accelerate the sun itself to a very high speed and let it drag all its planets with it.

— Fritz Zwicky

Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away but this opinion was all that he was permitted.

— Franz Kafka

I can’t sit back and swallow stuff. I live in a time and place, and in a country on earth where you’re not supposed to swallow it. People just gave up.

— Gary Coleman

The message is not so much that the worms will inherit the Earth, but that all things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm.

— Gary Larson

I choose to believe that there is good in people and that everything is a lesson. Our place on Earth is to go deeper, to somehow get wiser. To have spirit.

— Glen Hansard

You see, every creature alive on the earth today represents an unbroken line of life that stretches back to the first primitive organism to appear on this planet and that is about three billion years.

— George Wald

If every human being disappeared off the face of the earth in an instant, the earth would still keep spinning and the planet would develop new life forms.

— Graham Nash

You don’t want to be hard to look at. Plain very good, hard to look at bad. The plain shall inherit the earth time is our friend.

— Graham Norton

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?

— George Bernard Shaw

We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.

— George Bernard Shaw

Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.

— George Bernard Shaw

I have a pickup truck. And I prefer to be with dogs or on my sailboat than in a car – actually, more than any other place on Earth.

— Gary Paulsen

Indeed, our particular concept of private property, which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth, favors pollution.

— Garrett Hardin

Our experiences of the Solstice depends entirely upon where we are when it occurs. Neither Solstice encompasses everyone. Neither can. The Solstices stand forever opposed, literally at the two poles of our Earth and experiences.

— Gary Zukav

Earth is the nest, the cradle, and we’ll move out of it.

— Gene Roddenberry

If you think about it, critics are an unnecessary life-form on the planet Earth, and here’s why: because it’s a job without credentials. You don’t have to go to school.

— Gene Simmons

All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth – in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world – have not any subsistence without a mind.

— George Berkeley

There’s this very interesting and complicated connection between our environment and our genes and the traits that come out of the environment plus genes. And there’s huge potential. I mean we see amazing abilities. Marie Curie, Albert Einstein. All sorts of arts, and literature and so forth. These are not typical traits of everybody on earth.

— George M. Church

We will have to make a decision, as we go into new environments outside of earth, whether we want to drag along with us all our pathogens. We can, or we can’t – it’s up to us – but I consider that part of genome engineering is how we interact with the huge part of our genome which is our microbiome.

— George M. Church

The longer I live, the more I am enabled to realize that I have but one life to live on Earth, and that this one life is but a brief life, for sowing, in comparison with eternity, for reaping.

— George Muller

The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.

— George Orwell

Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.

— George Sand

The earth is the earth as a peasant sees it, the world is the world as a duchess sees it, and anyway a duchess would be nothing if the earth was not there as the peasant sees it.

— Gertrude Stein

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.

— George Washington

On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America.

— George W. Bush

If you see a philosopher determining all things by means of right reason, him you shall reverence: he is a heavenly being and not of this earth.

— Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.

— Gore Vidal

As a jumper, I try to defy gravity as long as I can. But no matter how far I jump, I’ll always hit the earth eventually.

— Greg Rutherford

I thought that I was going to be like this earth mother. When people would complain about being pregnant, I was like, ‘What are you talking about? It’s incredible! Just enjoy it.’

— Gwen Stefani

And let a scholar all earth’s volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.

— George Chapman

Certainly paleontologists have found samples of an extremely small fraction, only, of the earth’s extinct species, and even for groups that are most readily preserved and found as fossils they can never expect to find more than a fraction.

— George Gaylord Simpson

Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have altered the surface of the earth must have had a more decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals.

— Georges Cuvier

My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect.

— Georges Cuvier

Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth to a theory about the formation of the earth, that without them, no one would have ever dreamed that there were successive epochs in the formation of the globe.

— Georges Cuvier

No, I was talking to the network and Universal about plans for a third season where Buck would go back to Earth and would focus on stories around the planet and show what it was like 500 years later.

— Gil Gerard

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth’s great cities. Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.

— Godfried Danneels

I don’t believe I could live in Iran again. A tree, once uprooted from the earth, is very difficult to plant again.

— Golshifteh Farahani

The ocean is this beautiful, unexplored place. Why on Earth everyone isn’t down there, I don’t know.

— Graham Hawkes

The bulk of life on Earth lives in a peaceful place where the temperature is stable. There’s hunting going on, but it’s very civilized, like a slow ballet.

— Graham Hawkes

When you look at the Earth’s horizon and see the thickness of the atmosphere, it’s not even the thickness of an orange peel.

— Gregory H. Johnson

John Glenn’s anniversaries have followed me all of my life. I was born in 1962, the year he orbited Earth.

— Gregory H. Johnson

We are conscious that religions cannot solve the economic, political and social problems of this earth.

— Hans Kung

You didn’t hear the angels singing. It was brought down to Mother Earth, which is where it should be. And that led me to a lot of other reading.

— Harvey Keitel

Misanthropy is born, I think, out of an almost oppressive sense of loneliness, a conviction that there’s no one on earth who understands you. I don’t think misanthropes hate people: They hate that people hate them.

— Hanya Yanagihara

I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth – certainly greater than sex, although sex isn’t too bad either.

— Harold Pinter

I mean, don’t forget the earth’s about five thousand million years old, at least. Who can afford to live in the past?

— Harold Pinter

Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries on earth. Security issue or no security issue, there would need to be a focus on it.

— Helen Clark

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn’t original sin. He’s born with the tragedy that he has to grow up… a lot of people don’t have the courage to do it.

— Helen Hayes

We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them.

— Henry James

When Richie Cunningham drank too many beers, his parents sat him down and explained their concerns. If you live on this earth, you find out that we are all the same.

— Henry Winkler

When you love what you do, then you’re talking to one of the luckiest guys on the face of the earth.

— Henry Winkler

One billion people in 175 countries will mark Earth Day. That puts tea parties in perspective, doesn’t it?

— Greg Dworkin

Without evidence, anything goes. Think about it. Common sense says the sun goes round the Earth. Who agrees with me?

— Harry Kroto

Japan’s humid and warm summer climate, as well as frequent earthquakes resulted in lightweight timber buildings raised off the ground that are resistant to earth tremors.

— Harry Seidler

I just never subscribed to the theory that at age 55, you fall off the face of the earth on the Tour. I always felt that was too young of an age for that.

— Hale Irwin

I know that Lorenzo Snow was God’s mouthpiece upon the earth, that he was the representative of the Lord, and that he was, in very deed, a prophet of God.

— Heber J. Grant

Liquid oxygen is one of the cheapest manufactured substances on Earth. In large quantities, it costs pennies per kilogram – cheaper than milk or beer.

— Henry Spencer

Supplying fuel for a Mars expedition from the lunar surface is often suggested, but it’s hard to make it pay off – Moon bases are expensive, and just buying more rockets to launch fuel from Earth is relatively cheap.

— Henry Spencer

The communications delays between Earth and Mars can be half an hour or more, so the people on the ground can’t participate minute by minute in Mars surface activities.

— Henry Spencer

The original specifications for Apollo navigation called for the ability to fly a complete mission, including a lunar landing, with no help from Earth – none, not even voice communications.

— Henry Spencer

In arguing that machines think, we are in the same fix as Darwin when he argued that man shares common ancestors with monkeys, or Galileo when he argued that the Earth spins on its axis.

— Herbert A. Simon

Germany can generally only pay if the Corridor and Upper Silesia will be handed back to Germany from Polish possession, and if besides somewhere on the earth colonial territory will be made available to Germany.

— Hjalmar Schacht

I have spent more than a decade trying to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people on earth, and they’ve taught me countless lessons.

— Howard Graham Buffett

We had the best-equipped and we have the best-trained military force on the face of the earth, right here in Oklahoma.

— Harry M. Wyatt III

When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.

— Helen Gahagan

I certainly couldn’t run a big country house, nor could I organize the greatest show on earth.

— Hugh Bonneville

Elephants have the largest brains of any mammal on the face of the Earth. They are creative, altruistic and kind.

— Ingrid Newkirk

Every child saved with my help and the help of all the wonderful secret messengers, who today are no longer living, is the justification of my existence on this earth, and not a title to glory.

— Irena Sendler

Just because you get to a certain number doesn’t mean you have to roll up into a ball and wait for the grim reaper. We were put on this earth to do something! If you stop using your brain, at any age, it is going to stop working. It’s like if you stop using your hand, it will atrophy. I think doing nothing is a curse.

— Iris Apfel

Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.

— Isaac Newton

If a projectile were deprived of the force of gravity, it would not be deflected toward the earth but would go off in a straight line into the heavens and do so with uniform motion, provided that the resistance of the air were removed.

— Isaac Newton

One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.

— Ivan Turgenev

Bugs are a great pest in Colorado. They come out of the earth, infest the wooden walls, and cannot be got rid of by any amount of cleanliness. Many careful housewives take their beds to pieces every week and put carbolic acid on them.

— Isabella Bird

The ‘Desert’ sweeps up to the walls of Baghdad, but it is a misnomer to call the vast level of rich, stoneless, alluvial soil a desert. It is a dead flat of uninhabited earth orange colocynth balls, a little wormwood, and some alkaline plants which camels eat, being its chief products. After the inundations, reedy grass grows in the hollows.

— Isabella Bird

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.

— J. Paul Getty

Once I leave this earth, I know I’ve done something that will continue to help others.

— Jackie Joyner-Kersee

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.

— Jacques Yves Cousteau

What is modern art but the attempt to pinpoint vague, incorporeal, inexpressible sensations? What is modern art, I would add, but the most solemn pile of nonsense that ever appeared on Earth?

— Italo Calvino

Just as the earth is a planet in its own right, so each of us is an individual in our own sphere of habitation. We are individuals, but we live in families and communities where order provides a system of harmony that hinges on obedience to principles.

— James E. Faust

I’m famous for being nicer to my fans than anyone on the face of the Earth because I figure a) They pay my salary, and b) It’s probably like a big moment in your life to meet somebody so I would say, just come on up.

— James Woods

I know being pregnant and giving birth is the most wonderful thing on Earth. I know that after you have a baby, there is a sense of addiction, a need to have another. It’s biological.

— Janine di Giovanni

The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day’s time they will have turned it into a Hell.

— Jeremy Bentham

We can’t equate democracy with Christianity because the largest democracy on earth is India, which is primarily Hindu. The third largest democracy is Indonesia, which is Islamic. Democracy and freedom are not dependent on Christian beliefs.

— Jimmy Carter

It’s very difficult for the American people to believe that our government, one of the richest on Earth, is also one of the stingiest on Earth.

— Jimmy Carter

The Carter Center has the only existing international taskforce on disease eradication. Which means a total elimination of a disease on the face of the Earth. In the history of the world, there’s only been one disease eradicated: smallpox. The second disease, I think, is gonna be guinea worm.

— Jimmy Carter

I know Elon, we’re very like minded in many ways. We’re not conceptual twins. One thing I want us to do is go to Mars, but for me it’s one thing. He’s singularly focused on that. I think motivation wise, for me I don’t find that Plan B idea motivating. I don’t want a plan B for Earth, I want Plan B to make sure Plan A works.

— Jeff Bezos

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

— Jesus Christ

It is odd that we have so little relationship with nature, with the insects and the leaping frog and the owl that hoots among the hills calling for its mate. We never seem to have a feeling for all living things on the earth.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

But money, wife, is the true Fuller’s Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.

— John Gay

The people and the cultures of what is known as Africa are older than the word ‘Africa.’ According to most records, old and new, Africans are the oldest people on the face of the earth. The people now called Africans not only influenced the Greeks and the Romans, they influenced the early world before there was a place called Europe.

— John Henrik Clarke

I crave and seek a natural explanation of all phenomena upon this earth, but the word ‘natural’ to me implies more than mere chemistry and physics. The birth of a baby and the blooming of a flower are natural events, but the laboratory methods forever fail to give us the key to the secret of either.

— John Burroughs

If one gains an interest in the history of the earth, he is quite sure to gain an interest in the history of the life on the earth. If the former illustrates the theory of development, so must the latter. The geologist is pretty sure to be an evolutionist.

— John Burroughs

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that’s a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.

— John Lennon

From the dust of the earth, from the common elementary fund, the Creator has made Homo sapiens. From the same material he has made every other creature, however noxious and insignificant to us. They are earth-born companions and our fellow mortals.

— John Muir

Memories, impressions and emotions from the first 20 years on earth are most writers’ main material little that comes afterward is quite so rich and resonant.

— John Updike

Ahh, Earth Day, the only day of the year where being able to hacky-sack will get you laid.

— Jon Stewart

If you will do what God tells you to do, there’s no person on Earth and no devil in Hell that can keep you from having what God wants you to have.

— Joyce Meyer

The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.

— Joseph Conrad

On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.

— Jules Renard

Man, a mere inhabitant of the earth, cannot overstep its boundaries! But though he is confined to its crust, he may penetrate into all its secrets.

— Jules Verne

Well, my friend, this earth will one day be that cold corpse it will become uninhabitable and uninhabited like the moon, which has long since lost all its vital heat.

— Jules Verne

I repeat that the distance between the earth and her satellite is a mere trifle, and undeserving of serious consideration. I am convinced that before twenty years are over, one-half of our earth will have paid a visit to the moon.

— Jules Verne

The moon, by her comparative proximity, and the constantly varying appearances produced by her several phases, has always occupied a considerable share of the attention of the inhabitants of the earth.

— Jules Verne

Will and I are yin and yang. He’s all sky, vast and bright and soaring, and I’m all earth. I’m here to ground him, and he’s here to help me fly.

— Jada Pinkett Smith

It bothers me when people say, ‘Oh, you’re so down to earth – for an actor.’ Even when they don’t say ‘for an actor,’ I feel like that’s the implication. Why are the standards so low for performers?

— Jake Gyllenhaal

Cisco projects that in 2020, now just five years away, there will be seven billion people on the earth and 50 billion devices connected to the Internet. Six-and-a-half devices on average per person. As a father of five young adults and teenagers, I think we are – in my household, we’ve exceeded the 6.5 number.

— James Comey

I think stutterers are funny. And I know it’s rude and politically incorrect to laugh at stutterers. But I think it is okay because I know why they’re funny. They make people nervous. People think, when on earth are they going to get the word out, so they start laughing out of their own nervousness.

— James Earl Jones

On a per capita basis, Britain is responsible for more of the carbon dioxide now in the atmosphere than any other nation on Earth because it has been burning it from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.

— James Hansen

Several times in Earth’s history, rapid global warming occurred, apparently spurred by amplifying feedbacks. In each case, more than half of plant and animal species became extinct. New species came into being over tens and hundreds of thousands of years. But these are time scales and generations that we cannot imagine.

— James Hansen

There are different stages when you fly. The first stage is the dollhouse effect, seeing everything on Earth like it’s a model. Suddenly, all of your concerns seem very small.

— James Turrell

I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle.

— James Weldon Johnson

You don’t live on the Earth you want, you live on the Earth you have.

— Jeff Rich

I could put my thumb up to a window and completely hide the Earth. I thought, ‘Everything I’ve ever known is behind my thumb.’

— Jim Lovell

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.

— Johan Huizinga

One Earth, one mother – one does not sell the Earth.

— John Trudell

I should be pleased to see all the nations on the earth prosperous and happy and rich, for it would furnish to me the best evidence of the prosperity of my native land.

— John Tyler

There is something more spiritual to us than what we are on this earth, but how you access it I’m not sure.

— Johnny Vegas

Sometimes I go out disguised, but people still recognize me, so I find there is no point in even trying. It would be nice to get away from it, from time to time, but the fact is, there is no place on earth where I can go unrecognized.

— Jonathan Davis

Let us stop saying ‘white Americans’ and ‘colored Americans,’ let us try once and for all saying… Americans. Let human beings be equal on Earth as in Heaven.

— Josephine Baker

The pure Deity is in all places and all corners, and present every where all over: the birth of the holy Trinity in one essence is every where: and the angelical world reacheth to every part, wherever you can think, even in the midst of the earth, stones, and rocks: as also hell and the kingdom of God’s wrath is every where all over.

— Jakob Bohme

Everything we think about regarding sustainability – from energy to agriculture to manufacturing to population – has a water footprint. Almost all of the water on Earth is salt water, and the remaining freshwater supplies are split between agricultural use and human use – as well as maintaining the existing natural environment.

— Jamais Cascio

Human civilization has been changing the Earth’s environment for millennia, often to our detriment. Dams, deforestation and urbanization can alter water cycles and wind patterns, occasionally triggering droughts or even creating deserts.

— Jamais Cascio

As the Earth continues to slow, leap seconds will grow more common. Eventually we will need one every year, and then even more. Scientists could have avoided these awkward skips by choosing instead to adjust the duration of the second itself. Who would notice? That is what they did, in fact, until 1955.

— James Gleick

History’s written from what can be found what isn’t saved is lost, sunken and rotted, eaten by earth.

— Jill Lepore

The further you go in life, the more you realize what you’re going to leave this Earth.

— Joe Gibbs

Step one of Street View was to get the pictures in place – in a few short years, we’ve gotten used to the idea that nearly any place on earth can now be visited as a set of images on Google.

— John Battelle

I think humans have to learn a new way of dwelling on this earth. A way of living with their companions: animals, plants and fish.

— John Burnside

When we die, our spirits go to the spirit world, and our bodies return to the elements of the earth until the resurrection.

— John Bytheway

The thing that is most beautiful about Antarctica for me is the light. It’s like no other light on Earth, because the air is so free of impurities. You get drugged by it, like when you listen to one of your favorite songs. The light there is a mood-enhancing substance.

— Jon Krakauer

When I think about life on Earth, there should not be a species like us. And if there was, we should be out in the jungle killing each other in small groups. That’s what you should expect.

— Jonathan Haidt

We can’t control whether we are rewarded for our endeavours, with cash or recognition. It is not up to us how much cash or time we get on Earth, but it is down to us how we spend it.

— Julian Baggini

Five years ago, people were crying and feeling the Japanese were about to take over the Earth. I don’t hear that kind of talk anymore.

— Jack Kilby

My earliest recollections are of the teeming East Side where I was born. This Hester Street and its surrounding streets were the most densely populated of any city on Earth and looking back at it, I realize what I owe to its unique and crowded humanity.

— Jacob Epstein

As far as I understand, the Second Coming is already here. It’s a consciousness. It is not someone who is going to arrive and land in a clearing in the forest. The Hell that they talk of is going to be people creating their own unhappiness, a Hell on Earth.

— Jane Siberry

On earth the living have much to bear’ the difference is chiefly in the manner of bearing, and my manner of bearing is far from being the best.

— Jane Welsh Carlyle

Who knows but I shall grow reasonable at last, descend from my ideal heaven to the real earth, marry, and – Oh Plato! – make a pudding?

— Jane Welsh Carlyle

Teaching, I find, is not the most amusing thing on earth in fact, with a stupid lump for a Pupil, it is about the most irksome.

— Jane Welsh Carlyle

Water is at the center of every chemical reaction, and therefore should be the earth’s most precious gift.

— Janine Benyus

I have a maple leaf tattoo over my heart, quite literally, and my two favorite things on Earth are being in Canada and making movies.

— Jay Baruchel

I was born full grown in the middle of a hurricane and an earthquake on 10 September 1954, 12.52 P.M. When I found out that I had missed lunch, I gave such a shout that the Earth stopped and spun backwards two days. That’s why I celebrate my birthday on 8 September.

— Jon Scieszka

If you look at how long the Earth has been here, we’re living in the blink of an eye. So, whatever it is you want to do, you go out and do it.

— Jamie Foxx

I always thought I’d be the quintessential Earth Mother, but when I had Harrison, I really wasn’t the natural mother that I always thought I would be. I adore children, but I was never that interested in newborn babies.

— Jane Green

I believe the earth’s climate is changing, but I think it’s changing for natural variation reasons and I think mankind has been adapting to climate as long as man has walked the earth.

— Joe Barton

The West is color. Its colors are animal rather than vegetable, the colors of earth and sunlight and ripeness.

— Jessamyn West

Every time I am in danger of believing the glamour of my own press, some incident inevitably brings me back to earth.

— Jessica Savitch

In recent times, European nations, with the use of gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare, controlled practically the whole world. One, the British Empire, brought under one government a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants.

— John Boyd Orr

America is always attracting people, from all over the earth.

— John Hickenlooper

I guess I’m reasonably confident in all honesty. But I definitely don’t think I’m arrogant. I’m pretty down to earth, I mean I’m genuinely down to earth.

— John Key

If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.

— Joseph de Maistre

I haven’t left the house without a packet of Kleenex in my back pocket for as long as I can remember. Whenever I start thinking I’m incredibly cool, the packet of Kleenex in my back pocket brings me right back down to earth.

— Josh Radnor

When explorers first encountered my people, they called us heathens, sun worshippers. They didn’t understand that the sun is a relative and illuminates our path on this earth.

— Joy Harjo

I’m playing a powerhouse singer who is big competition, but she’s also really down to earth and sweet. But the whole sweet thing goes away when she’s in competition mode. I love the show, so I’m very excited to be a part of it. I’m going to kill it on ‘Glee!’

— Jessica Sanchez

Jude has a very different character. It is not the cradle of Christianity, or of the assembly on earth: it is its decay and its death here below. It does not keep its first estate.

— John Nelson Darby

I like girls that are down to earth, just like to have fun, and be themselves.

— Jacob Latimore

If the Pacific took Nauru, it’d wash away one of the strangest and most troubled places on Earth.

— Johnny Colt

Actually, Sydney is my second favourite city on earth, I love Sydney, but this is the greatest.

— Jeffrey Archer

Bono is my inspiration – not only as a rock star but as a humanitarian. We aren’t just put on this earth to sell records. Maybe it’s because of my upbringing, but I do consider myself a moral guy.

— Jesse McCartney

Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth. It is a medieval city full of young people. A wonderful, striking combination.

— Jonathan Carroll

It’s not that Shakespeare is frivolous, but you spend your time just getting people to dress up in other people’s costumes and pretending to be people that they’re not, and you think, after the years go by, well, what on earth was all that about?

— Jonathan Miller

The Bible shows the clear statement of God’s purposes concerning the earth, and man once made its prince. Its opening chapters show that it was intended for man’s instruction.

— Joseph Franklin Rutherford

Reason would lead us to the conclusion that Jehovah would not create a wonderful earth like this, permit man to bring it to a high state of cultivation in many places, and then completely destroy it.

— Joseph Franklin Rutherford

The ecclesiastical system of Rome, and particularly its leaders, for a thousand years and more thought that the earth is fixed and that everything else revolves about it.

— Joseph Franklin Rutherford

There are no more new worlds. The unoccupied arable lands of the earth are limited, and will soon be taken.

— Josiah Strong

Although it requires some adjustment by those already here, immigration has made the U.S.A. the most prosperous nation on Earth.

— Jeff Hawkins

It’s almost like while you are working for the WWF everything is fine and good, but if you are no longer employed by them they want you to just drop off the face of the earth and it’s like you never existed.

— Jerry Lawler

Life has evolved to thrive in environments that are extreme only by our limited human standards: in the boiling battery acid of Yellowstone hot springs, in the cracks of permanent ice sheets, in the cooling waters of nuclear reactors, miles beneath the Earth’s crust, in pure salt crystals, and inside the rocks of the dry valleys of Antarctica.

— Jill Tarter

We are the laws of chemistry and physics as they have played out here on Earth, and we are now learning that planets are as common as stars. Most stars, as it turns out now, will have planets.

— Jill Tarter

Our television transmitters leak out from the Earth. And actually, there’s a sphere surrounding the Earth from the earliest television signals, maybe 70 years ago, that’s going out one light year per year. But it’s really weak.

— Jill Tarter

The end of all things is at hand that Satan’s kingdom will be destroyed, and Satan chained down for a thousand years, and Christ’s kingdom established upon earth.

— Joanna Southcott

I shall now proceed to my own experience, which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth.

— Joanna Southcott

I shall omit former particulars, and begin with informing the Reader, that, in 1792, I was strangely visited, by day and night, concerning what was coming upon the whole earth.

— Joanna Southcott

I was raised in cities but I was raised in Texas, so there’s a certain amount of connection to the earth.

— JoBeth Williams

London is the most multicultural, mixed-race place on Earth.

— JJ Feild

In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense, however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.

— J. Donald Walters

If I had been egotistical about the movies, I have been brought back to earth.

— Justin Long

The reality is that a consumer culture which chucks out its iPhones for a new version every nine months is completely unsustainable, because Earth has already reached the tipping point. ‘The General Strike’ attempts to personalize these issues and encourage listeners to look for a new model.

— Justin Sane

For a country is not merely a piece of earth it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing.

— Juan Goytisolo

In my lab, we’re interested in the transition from chemistry to early biology on the early earth.

— Jack W. Szostak

The hardest thing about living in Canberra is that almost everyone who doesn’t live here asks: ‘Why on earth would you live in Canberra?’ Loudly, and in a way they would never use to discuss anywhere else. And they never listen to the answer.

— Judy Horacek

You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.

— John Buchan

Yucca Mountain isn’t pretty. And it also isn’t large. From far away, the mountain’s just a squat bulge in the middle of the desert, essentially just debris from a bigger, stronger mountain that erupted millions of years ago and hurled its broken pieces into piles across the earth.

— John D’Agata

I’ve always been so curious about death. With my personal beliefs as a Baha’i, we believe that birth and death are very similar and that we’re here on this Earth to develop all of the things we can’t see.

— Justin Baldoni

We and our fellow men of all countries must realize that we share this wonderful, beautiful, salubrious earth as brothers and that there never will be anywhere else to go.

— John Eccles

Putting your hands in the earth is very grounding, if you’ll excuse the pun.

— John Glover

Beware the ends of the earth and the exotic: the drama is on your doorstep wherever the slums are, wherever there is malnutrition, wherever there is exploitation and cruelty.

— John Grierson

I can’t solve the world’s problems, can’t even begin to contemplate them all. But on my little corner of Earth, I at least can try to live in a way that treads lightly.

— John Grogan

If the prime directives were followed a little more accurately here on earth, I mean it sounds somewhat Pollyanna, but I think people would certainly get along better.

— Jonathan Frakes

A whole army, though they can neither write nor read, are not afraid of a platform, which they know is but earth or stone nor of a cannon, which, without a hand to give fire to it, is but cold iron therefore a whole army is afraid of one man.

— James Harrington

A man is as old as his arteries and his interests. If he permits his economic, religious, or social arteries to harden, or loses interest in whatever concerns mankind… he will need only six feet of earth.

— Josephus Daniels

Shrimp farms are a scourge on the earth, frankly, from an environmental point of view. They pour huge amounts of pollutants into the ocean. They also pollute their next-door neighbors.

— Jane Poynter

The Earth isn’t an infinite sheet that carries on for ever, but it doesn’t have an edge, either. It’s compact and connected.

— Janna Levin

Just like my agent had told me, Tom Brady is a really cool, down to earth guy.

— Jimmy Garoppolo

In ‘Guild Wars 2,’ the dragons are the greatest threat, but there’s so much more going on. It’s a living world it’s a dynamic world. There are places where you find your piece of earth, and you can develop and play with it.

— Jeff Grubb

I was almost tragically shy, like, clinically. I should’ve been admitted somewhere. I think my parents knew, but maybe they didn’t think much about it. It’s hard walking the Earth shy. You miss out on a lot.

— Joelle Carter

One moment you appear to be riding the crest of a wave, only to have the rug pulled away from you, bringing you back down to earth with a sickening thud.

— John Barrow

Heaven is long-enduring, and earth continues long. The reason why heaven and earth are able to endure and continue thus long is because they do not live of, or for, themselves.

— Lao Tzu

I’m a schoolteacher. That’s even worse than being an intellectual. Schoolteachers are not only comic, they’re often cold and hungry in this richest land on earth.

— Joseph L. Mankiewicz

It’s true that the more you put in the more you get out and that has to be there I think, If you aren’t really hooked on your instrument this job would be a hell on earth but if you are, it’s the best.

— Leo Kottke

The senses are of the earth, the reason stands apart from them in contemplation.

— Leonardo da Vinci

The earth is the Lord’s fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood.

— Lewis Mumford

The uniformity of the earth’s life, more astonishing than its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled.

— Lewis Thomas

We are told that the trouble with modern man is that he has been trying to detach himself from nature… In this scenario, Man comes on as a stupendous lethal force, and the Earth is pictured as something delicate, like rising bubbles at the surface of a country pond, or flights of fragile birds.

— Lewis Thomas

We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.

— Lewis Thomas

Of all celestial bodies within reach or view, as far as we can see, out to the edge, the most wonderful and marvellous and mysterious is turning out to be our own planet earth. There is nothing to match it anywhere, not yet anyway.

— Lewis Thomas

I was told by so many people that I wouldn’t succeed because I was too different. Ironically, the very reason that people watch my channel and travel thousands of miles to see a show… is because it’s different. God didn’t send us to Earth to just blend in. We are here to share what makes us unique.

— Lindsey Stirling

I believe all drunks go to heaven, because they’ve been through hell on Earth.

— Liza Minnelli

All governments, the worst on earth, and the most tyrannical on earth, are free governments to that portion of the people who voluntarily support them.

— Lysander Spooner

I was probably the best that ever walked this earth. And I could take a punch. I could deliver a punch. I didn’t have the hardest punch in the world but my punches were sharp and they were crisp. And if you took too many of them, you would be knocked out.

— Larry Holmes

Basically, Apollo was more of a mediator between Zeus in Olympus and Perseus on Earth. He played much more of an active role.

— Luke Evans

Life on earth is more like a verb. It repairs, maintains, re-creates, and outdoes itself.

— Lynn Margulis

People think the earth is going to die and they have to save it. That’s ridiculous. If you rid the earth of flowering plants, people would die, period. But the earth was without flowering plants for almost all of its history.

— Lynn Margulis

When I was born, the world’s population was 3.5 billion. There are now 6.8 billion people on the planet. By 2050, that’s expected to rise to 9.4 billion. What’s more, the Earth’s resources aren’t growing they’re decreasing – and rapidly.

— Lewis Gordon Pugh

Everybody hangs out with everybody, which is very strange for a cast this large and this young. We’re all cool and down to earth and not caught up in this maniacal business at all… . Everybody really, really likes everybody else.

— Lizzy Caplan

We’re on the same radius from the Earth, and then we start to swing around to where we’re ahead of them on the velocity vector, so we come in relative to the station from this forward velocity position and dock on to the forward end of the Lab.

— Linda M. Godwin

Let us not depreciate Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which it overflows.

— Lucy Larcom

My main issue is sustainability of the Earth, and protection of those animals and people who dwell here.

— Lynda Resnick

Denmark is, like, the flattest country on Earth.

— Lars Mikkelsen

If you want to become a fossil, you need to die somewhere where your bones will be rapidly buried. You then hope that the Earth moves in such a way as to bring the bones back up to the surface.

— Louise Leakey

What the fossil record does do is to force us to contemplate our place on the planet. We are but one species of several hominids that inhabited Planet Earth, and like our distant cousins who went extinct fairly recently, our time on Planet Earth is also finite.

— Louise Leakey

To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth – all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne.

— Lee De Forest

The first view of the Earth is magical. It is a very overpowering realization that the Earth is so small. It affected me. I could not get over the notion that in such a small planet, with such a small ribbon of life, so much goes on. It is as if the whole place is sacred.

— Kalpana Chawla

Shortly after the 2004 Indonesian earthquake, I read that the earthquake had affected the rotation of the earth, shortening the length of our 24-hour day. Even though the change was extremely slight – only a few microseconds – I found the idea incredibly haunting.

— Karen Thompson Walker

What men are among the other formations of the earth, artists are among men.

— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I’m careful with my heart. I don’t take crap from no one these days. I put my foot down. Being a woman, you deserve heaven and earth.

— Kelly Rowland

Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth’s surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China.

— Kenneth Scott Latourette

Barbra Streisand has accomplished so much, and Dustin Hoffman as well. They are down to earth and approachable. I admire that.

— Kevin Hart

What I believe about the young age of the earth comes out of taking the Bible as written. And I’ve said numerous times over the years that the age of the earth, for example, is not a salvation issue but an authority issue.

— Ken Ham

The Creation Museum uses fossils to present evidence that there was a global catastrophe, Noah’s Flood, that killed and preserved the remains of creatures all over the earth.

— Ken Ham

I believe as human beings we are out of balance, out of synch with the earth.

— Kevin Richardson

I’m a person who likes to hang out. I would never go on a blind date. That sounds like the most uncomfortable thing on the planet earth. It’s like, ‘Hi. Nice to meet you. So, what kind of music do you like?’ Date ended.

— Kirsten Dunst

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.

— Kurt Vonnegut

Obsidian was caused by volcanoes, an eruption of steam and gas so furious that it melted the earth itself into this hard, shiny object.

— Kathi Appelt

I guess when Rick is finished with his Journey to the Centre of the Earth, then we might have a go at something. We’d like to, we’re open to it, and we’ve been talking about it.

— Keith Emerson

Here’s a question we all ask ourselves at least once when we’re young: Where does that starlight come from? It’s been there before I was born, and before my grandmother, and her grandmother were born. So just how far is that star from Earth?

— Kim Young-ha

Each black hole spins on its axis like the Earth spins. That spin creates two vortexes of twisting space, somewhat like vortexes in a bathtub or a whirlpool.

— Kip Thorne

When gravitational waves reach the earth, the waves stretch and squeeze space. This is a tiny stretch and squeeze. Far too small to detect with ordinary human senses.

— Kip Thorne

Guys usually like my sense of humor, and I am pretty down to earth. And I’m a driven person.

— Kreayshawn

When humans become gods, when our wings grow so great as to beat about the very edges of the earth, no one can answer but us.

— Kate Bernheimer

A lot of scientists on Earth think of things that they could do in zero g. Things like the way metals cure, for example, and the way fluids react in space can tell us a lot about some of the unknowns we have on Earth.

— Kevin A. Ford

I think if I had to choose, I would rather have gravity instead of zero gravity. It’s fun for a while, but I’d rather live on Earth.

— Kevin A. Ford

Bloom’ is basically the idea that all flesh is grass, and that we can look at natural plant growth and organic material as outgrowths of the Earth.

— Ken Goldberg

Americans believe in the value of immigration. We are the most generous nation on earth to immigrants, allowing over one million people a year to come here legally.

— Marco Rubio

Whether the earth was created in seven days or seven actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.

— Marco Rubio

What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat.

— Marcus Aurelius

Every nation on the Earth that embraces market economics and the free enterprise system is pulling millions of its people out of poverty. The free enterprise system creates prosperity, not denies it.

— Marco Rubio

Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind, as harrowing and planting those of the earth.

— Margaret Fuller

In Taoist philosophy, ‘yin’ is the feminine principle, representing the forces of earth, while ‘yang’ is the masculine principle, representing spirit.

— Marianne Williamson

Jesus was a human being who, while on Earth, completely self-actualized and fulfilled in all ways the potential glory that lies within us all.

— Marianne Williamson

I’d like to help repair the earth’s ecosystems, and to fully live until I’m fully dead.

— Martha Beck

You can be the most beautiful person on Earth, and if you don’t have a fitness or diet routine, you won’t be beautiful.

— Martha Stewart

What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.

— Mark Twain

Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, but not the boundary, of the affections.

— Mary Baker Eddy

Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it began as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the earth.

— Mary Oliver

Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be.

— Max Lucado

I love the melodies in the Old Testament, how preachers highlight them when they read from the Scripture. But I was influenced forever by the New Testament. I love the Beatitudes, informing us that the meek shall inherit the earth.

— Maya Angelou

Timidity makes a person modest. It makes him or her say, ‘I’m not worthy of being written up in the record of deeds in heaven or on earth.’ Timidity keeps people from their good. They are afraid to say, ‘Yes, I deserve it.’

— Maya Angelou

When someone really believes in what they’re saying, but it’s crazy, it’s, like, my favorite thing on earth.

— Melissa McCarthy

There are improbable things suspended in space, like the earth.

— Meryl Streep

America is the greatest country on Earth – and when people vote with their feet, they come here.

— Michael Bloomberg

Practically every technology that is ever invented is touted as being the new savior, the thing that will bring peace and goodwill to the earth, but immediately it falls into other hands who see it as the opportunity to promote the very opposite.

— Michael Leunig

Somehow, I don’t think Jesus came to Earth to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

— Michael Moore

We need someone with superb judgement in their own right because, yes, a president can hire the best advisors on Earth, but I guarantee you this: Five advisors will give five different opinions. And it is the president – and the president alone – who always makes the final call.

— Michelle Obama

If a Martian came down to Earth and watched television, he’d come to conclusion that all the world’s society is based on Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. He’d be amazed that our society hasn’t collapsed.

— Michio Kaku

It’s very dangerous to put astronauts on a moon base where there’s radiation, solar flares and micro meteorites. It’d be much better to put robots on the moon and have them mentally connected to astronauts on the Earth.

— Michio Kaku

If I were to offer advice to any president of the United States, it would be this: do whatever you can do to keep America the most prosperous and free and powerful nation on earth.

— Mitt Romney

If your heart is large enough to envelop your adversaries, you can see right through them and avoid their attacks. And once you envelop them, you will be able to guide them along the path indicated to you by heaven and earth.

— Morihei Ueshiba

The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us.

— Morihei Ueshiba

Not everybody is absolutely stupid. Why on earth would I be racist, what would I be trying to achieve?

— Morrissey

Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee, thou art not for the world.

— Muhammad Iqbal

The trouble with kingdoms of heaven on earth is that they’re liable to come to pass, and then their fraudulence is apparent for all to see. We need a kingdom of heaven in Heaven, if only because it can’t be realized.

— Malcolm Muggeridge

Love is like nothing else on this earth, but only when it is shared with someone wonderful like you.

— Mandy Moore

My mum is just the sweetest person on Earth, and if I turned into her, I wouldn’t be that upset at all in fact, it would be an honour.

— Margot Robbie

There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them.

— Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to my favorite President ever, I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs, there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth as a Federal Government program.

— Marsha Blackburn

During the 20th century, we came to understand that the essence of all substances – their colour, texture, hardness and so forth – is set by their structure, on scales far smaller even than a microscope can see. Everything on Earth is made of atoms, which are, especially in living things, combined together in intricate molecular assemblages.

— Martin Rees

We know too little about how life began on Earth to lay confident odds. It may have involved a fluke so rare that it happened only once in the entire galaxy. On the other hand, it may have been almost inevitable, given the right environment.

— Martin Rees

Manned spaceflight has lost its glamour – understandably so, because it hardly seems inspiring, 40 years after Apollo, for astronauts merely to circle the Earth in the space shuttle and the International Space Station.

— Martin Rees

It is foolish to claim, as some do, that emigration into space offers a long-term escape from Earth’s problems. Nowhere in our solar system offers an environment even as clement as the Antarctic or the top of Everest.

— Martin Rees

I don’t know if I’ve ever read a movie that’s as strange and unpredictable and hilarious and wonderful as the stuff we’re doing on ‘The Last Man on Earth.’ It’s jaw-dropping every week when I get a script, because it goes to such strange places.

— Mary Steenburgen

Because of the revolution of the Earth upon its axis, a new degree of the zodiac rises every four minutes, and thus even the horoscopes of twins may differ considerably.

— Max Heindel

There is a side of the Moon which we never see, but that hidden half is as potent a factor in causing the ebb and flow of the Earth’s tide as the part of the Moon which is visible.

— Max Heindel

It’s the hardest thing on earth to like yourself, and then when you do, it’s a catastrophe. I mean, the people I know who like themselves – I don’t want to see them!

— Mike Nichols

Occupy Wall Street didn’t just spring from the earth organically, out of thin air. This was all part of the global socialist movement.

— Monica Crowley

During his public life, Barack Obama has often referred to his biracial background and itinerant childhood and has said, ‘In no other country on Earth is my story even possible.’ True.

— Monica Crowley

Jesus was humble when He walked this earth. He had all power, yet used all meekness.

— Monica Johnson

One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water and vegetation disregards his own existence which is entwined with them.

— Mahavira

I say: The time has come for my courageous and proud people, after decades of displacement and colonial occupation and ceaseless suffering, to live like other peoples of the earth, free in a sovereign and independent homeland.

— Mahmoud Abbas

Did you know that, pound for pound, the moose is the leanest ruminant on Earth? It’s true. Moose are very in tune with their natural surroundings.

— Mallory Ortberg

At its core, HP has the best technologists on the planet Earth.

— Mark V. Hurd

The worse thing in the world is for an individual to live, breath and exist and leave this earth, die, and not make impact.

— Marvin Sapp

There’s nothing good that comes out of war. It’s simply hell on earth, and people survive, and people don’t.

— Michael Cimino

Planet Earth is estimated to have a lifetime of nine billion years. And we’re right smack in the middle of our lifetime. We’ve been in the universe for 4.5 billion years. So, that should mean something. We should sort of take a look at where we came from and where we are going.

— Miriam Defensor-Santiago

Deliberately modifying the earth’s atmosphere would be a desperate gamble with significant risks. Yet the more likely climate change is to cause devastation, the more attractive even the most perilous attempts to mitigate those changes will become.

— Michael Specter

If you live for any joy on earth, you may be forsaken but, oh, live for Jesus, and he will never forsake you!

— Matthew Simpson

After all, sustainability means running the global environment – Earth Inc. – like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital.

— Maurice Strong

I’d read about Alexander Imich, a Polish-born ‘psychic researcher,’ in ‘The New York Times’ not long after he’d turned 111 and had been declared the oldest man on earth.

— Michael Paterniti

In his brief 21 years on this earth, Michael Smith Jr. touched countless lives.

— Mike DeWine

My earliest memory is a picnic in the park near our house, which was next to Wimbledon Common. Why on earth we went to a park when we lived so near the common is a mystery, but it had formal gardens and lawns – perhaps it was that very difference that took my parents there.

— Martin Clunes

I grew up watching ‘Star Trek.’ I love ‘Star Trek.’ ‘Star Trek’ made me want to see alien creatures, creatures from a far-distant world. But basically, I figured out that I could find those alien creatures right on Earth. And what I do is I study insects.

— Michael Dickinson

Saudi Arabia was, until just a few years ago, probably one of the most safe countries on earth. And now the paper is daily full of activities and shootouts between Islamists who supported Osama bin Laden and the government there.

— Michael Scheuer

The state of Israel must, from time to time, prove clearly that it is strong, and able and willing to use force, in a devastating and highly effective way. If it does not prove this, it will be swallowed up, and perhaps wiped off the face of the earth.

— Moshe Sharett

We were in the same band, but we’re two completely different people. People have asked me to make comparisons with our albums, and I can’t, because there’s no comparison. Her album’s okay. I don’t think she’s the best singer on Earth, but she’s okay.

— Melanie Chisholm

This planet Earth, the act of putting a roof over our heads, our flesh and blood existence, it’s all very temporary.

— Melissa Auf der Maur

The Earth – from our altitude at Hubble, we’re 350 miles up. We can see the curvature. We can see the roundness of our home, our home planet. And it’s the most magnificent thing I’ve ever seen. It’s like looking into Heaven. It’s paradise.

— Michael J. Massimino

So be it. God created profoundly fallible creatures on this earth, and human history is mostly the story of error and accident.

— Michael Ledeen

I’m kind of well-known in Holland, which is nice. But in Holland, we’re down to earth there are no paparazzi in my garden and no autograph hunters at the door. We have ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ but I’ve not been asked.

— Marianne Vos

In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth: no need of them, no toleration of them.

— Marie Louise

What the Founding Fathers created in the Constitution is the most magnificent government on the face of the Earth, and the reason is this: because it was intended to preserve the American society and the American spirit, not to transform it or destroy it.

— Mark Levin

Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty’s sake and pulls it down to earth.

— Marston Morse

Before I leave this Earth, I would like to know they have given women the same benefits and promotions as men.

— Martha Griffiths

Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.

— Martin Bormann

As our bodies live upon the earth and find sustenance in the fruits which it produces, so our minds feed on the same truths as the intelligible and immutable substance of the divine Word contains.

— Nicolas Malebranche

On Staten Island, there’s a ship graveyard. I’m using that a lot, even for ‘Under the Dome.’ When I’m dissatisfied with a location scout, I go on Google Earth. It’s an amazing tool.

— Niels Arden Oplev

If we went back to the basics of vegetables, legumes, grains – the things closer to the Earth – it’s a lot better for the Earth and for other people. We can feed more people, we can feed the starving people.

— Nellie McKay

It seemed to me that I was put on earth to take care of people. That is what I should be doing, and I never got tired of it.

— Michael Palmer

Your characters can do the worst things on Earth – cut to a happy baby, it ends up being OK.

— Nicholas Stoller

Not only the style, but the way in which you don’t exactly know what on earth has happened or is happening till about page two hundred – then it all becomes apparent in a blinding flash.

— Nicholas Mosley

If everybody switched to organic farming, we couldn’t support the earth’s current population – maybe half.

— Nina Fedoroff

We may have charted all the continents on the planet, and we may have discovered all the mammals, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing left to explore on Earth.

— Nathan Wolfe

If an alien visited Earth, they would take some note of humans, but probably spend most of their time trying to understand the dominant form of life on our planet – microorganisms like bacteria and viruses.

— Nathan Wolfe

The Catholic Church is one of the oldest, largest and richest institutions on earth, with a following 1.2 billion strong, and change does not come naturally.

— Nancy Gibbs

There is a one-in-300 chance that Earth will be struck on March 16, 2880, by an asteroid large enough to destroy civilization and possibly cause the extinction of the human race. But, on the bright side, Prince could re-release his hit song with the new refrain ‘We’re gonna party like its twenty-eight seventy-nine.’

— Nathan Myhrvold

People get cranky when you burst their bubble. Over time, advances in astronomy have relentlessly reinforced the utter insignificance of Earth on a celestial scale. Fortunately, political and religious leaders stopped barbecuing astronomers for saying so, turning their spits with human-rights activists instead.

— Nathan Myhrvold

Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.

— Natalie Goldberg

Our job as writers is to listen, to come home to the four corners of the earth.

— Natalie Goldberg

We live on this speck called Earth – think about what you might do, today or tomorrow – and make the most of it.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Humans aren’t as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

If Mars formed life, then life on Earth could have been seeded by life on Mars, making every life form on Earth descended from Martians.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

The universe is large and old, and the ingredients for life as we know it are everywhere, so there’s no reason to think that Earth would be unique in that regard. Whether of not the life became intelligent is a different question, and we’ll see if we find that.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Where there’s water on Earth, you find life as we know it. So if you find water somewhere else, it becomes a remarkable draw to look closer to see if life of any kind is there, even if it’s bacterial, which would be extraordinary for the field of biology.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

If you slid Pluto to where Earth is right now, heat from the sun would evaporate that ice, and it would grow a tail. Now that’s no kind of behavior for a planet.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

In Buddhism, we talk of meditation as an act of awakening, to be awake to the fact that the earth is in danger and living species are in danger.

— Nhat Hanh

Mother Earth is very talented. She has produced Buddhas, bodhisattvas, great beings.

— Nhat Hanh

Whatever I watched, whatever I loved in 36 years of life on Earth, probably had some influence on me.

— Nic Pizzolatto

The biggest temptation I believe is to feel comfortable, to feel like you’ve worked through all of that here on Earth, and are satisfied with this life.

— Nick Vujicic

In the span of a human lifetime, and well within the collective memory, Britain went from a stable imperial power ruling an appreciable fraction of the Earth’s surface to being a tumultuous patchwork which was at least superficially in decline.

— Nick Harkaway

I imagine if aliens came down to Earth, they’d actually be quite tall people seem to get everything right about extraterrestrials but the size!

— Nicolas Roeg

Moreover, since the sun remains stationary, whatever appears as a motion of the sun is really due rather to the motion of the earth.

— Nicolaus Copernicus

Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.

— Nicolaus Copernicus

Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth.

— Nicolaus Copernicus

The earth also is spherical, since it presses upon its center from every direction.

— Nicolaus Copernicus

We regard it as a certainty that the earth, enclosed between poles, is bounded by a spherical surface.

— Nicolaus Copernicus

In so many and such important ways, then, do the planets bear witness to the earth’s mobility.

— Nicolaus Copernicus

If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off.

— Norman Ralph Augustine

Everyone’s expectation of New York is so big, and then you go, ‘Oh, it really is like no other place on Earth!’

— Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The masses do not see the Sirens. They do not hear songs in the air. Blind, deaf, stooping, they pull at their oars in the hold of the earth. But the more select, the captains, harken to a Siren within them… and royally squander their lives with her.

— Nikos Kazantzakis

One of the most magical places on Earth is a small island in the Caribbean called Mustique. With brilliant beaches, warm water, and lush vegetation, this tiny green swath of land is my idea of paradise.

— Nina Garcia

My generation of Americans was the first to really care about racism and sexism, not to mention the I Ching, plus, of course, the Earth.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Upbeat is for people who want to feel good about their cause: the reformers, the progressives, the revolutionaries, the utopians, the collectivists, and the rest of the altruistic scum of the earth. Why do these people want to feel good? They want to feel good in order to convince themselves that they are good.

— P. J. O’Rourke

America has to act. But, when America acts, other nations accuse us of being ‘hegemonistic’, of engaging in ‘unilateralism’, of behaving as if we’re the only nation on earth that counts. We are.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Funding for the original manned Voyager Mars Program was scratched in 1968, before humans had gotten out of Low Earth Orbit. Mid-’60s plans for a Venus fly-by with astronauts actually flying by it met the same fate.

— P. J. O’Rourke

When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him… For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth.

— Paracelsus

For one country is different from another its earth is different, as are its stones, wines, bread, meat, and everything that grows and thrives in a specific region.

— Paracelsus

If you read back in the Bible, the letter of the apostle Paul to the church of Thessalonia, he said that in the latter days before the end of the age that the Earth would be caught up in what he called the birth pangs of a new order.

— Pat Robertson

The earth’s climate has been changing since God created it, with or without man. On that, we should all agree.

— Paul Gosar

If I leave this Earth, I want to leave this Earth just knowing I’ve tried to give something back and tried to do something worthwhile with myself.

— Patrick Swayze

You know, if you hang around this earth long enough you really see how things come full circle.

— Patti Davis

I can’t even consider the prospect of grandchildren because I don’t know if there will be anything left for them on Earth. That’s how serious the problem is. We can’t drink the water or breathe the air, and we’re all dying from some sort of cancer. How many generations can sustain that? It frightens me terribly.

— Patti Davis

Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on Earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation… but not one peer-reviewed paper published in the last thirty years can refute that statement.

— Paul Hawken

That sense of sacredness, that thinking in generations, must begin with reverence for this earth.

— Paul Tsongas

Commercial fishermen are the greediest, stupidest people on earth.

— Paul Watson

People say I manipulate the media. Well, duh. We live in a media culture, so why on earth wouldn’t I?

— Paul Watson

I have been honoured to serve the whales, dolphins, seals – and all the other creatures on this Earth. Their beauty, intelligence, strength, and spirit have inspired me.

— Paul Watson

I take a biocentric point of view. I look at things from the point of view of the Earth and the laws of ecology. As opposed to the anthropocentric point of view, where everything revolves around humanity.

— Paul Watson

When it’s said and done, the one thing I want to leave on this earth is hope. I have felt hopelessness, and it’s a terrible feeling. Hopelessness will destroy you. I want to bring hope to other people.

— Paula Deen

Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man.

— Paulo Coelho

Everything on earth is a game. A passing thing. We all end up dead. We all end up the same, don’t we?

— Pele

Once you have somebody that is telling you, ‘We are interpreting God for you,’ it seems like you either agree or you don’t. You either say, like Martin Luther, ‘I’m going to have a direct relationship with the word of God,’ or I’m going to go through a conduit of God on Earth,’ which would be the Pope.

— Penn Jillette

What name to call thee by, O virgin fair, I know not, for thy looks are not of earth And more than mortal seems thy countenances.

— Petrarch

Nothing is more powerful than hearing from former members of the group that ISIS is not creating an Islamist utopia in the areas it controls, but a hell on earth.

— Peter L. Bergen

The fin whale is the second largest whale species on Earth, weighing up to 80 tons.

— Pierce Brosnan

It’s my job, it’s what I do, it’s what I’m on earth to do and it’s who I am.

— Peter O’Toole

I like the thought that what we are to do on this earth is embellish it for its greater beauty, so that oncoming generations can look back to the shapes we leave here and get the same thrill that I get in looking back at theirs – at the Parthenon, at Chartres Cathedral.

— Philip Johnson

I should like to think that we’ll find peace on this Earth at some point and come to a collective consciousness of compassion for each other, where we say, ‘Enough! Let us live as one!’

— Pierce Brosnan

If you’re a human being walking the earth, you’re weird, you’re strange, you’re psychologically challenged.

— Philip Seymour Hoffman

Long before the awakening of thought on earth, manifestations of cosmic energy must have been produced which have no parallel today.

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The earth was probably born by accident but, in accordance with one of the most general laws of evolution, scarcely had this accident happened than it was immediately made use of and recast into something naturally directed.

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

For me, the real earth is that chosen part of the universe, still almost universally dispersed and in course of gradual segregation, but which is little by little taking on body and form in Christ.

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Mankind, the spirit of the earth, the synthesis of individuals and peoples, the paradoxical conciliation of the element with the whole, and of unity with multitude – all these are called Utopian, and yet they are biologically necessary.

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Whether one welcomes or deplores it, nothing is more surely and exactly characteristic of modern times than the irresistible invasion of the human world by technology. Mechanism invading like a tide all the places of the earth and all forms of social activity.

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.

— Plato

We trace out all the veins of the earth, and yet, living upon it, undermined as it is beneath our feet, are astonished that it should occasionally cleave asunder or tremble: as though, forsooth, these signs could be any other than expressions of the indignation felt by our sacred parent!

— Pliny the Elder

How innocent, how happy, how truly delightful, even, would life be if we were to desire nothing but what is to be found upon the face of the earth: in a word, nothing but what is provided ready to our hands!

— Pliny the Elder

Our Earth is talking to us, and we must listen to it and decipher its message if we want to survive.

— Pope Benedict XVI

We must respect the interior laws of creation, of this Earth, to learn these laws and obey them if we want to survive.

— Pope Benedict XVI

It’s hard to say conversation has become a minimal thing, because look at the rise of mobile communications in the last 10 years. It used to be only the president had a mobile phone. Now everyone on earth, even if they have nothing else, they have a cell phone.

— Padgett Powell

I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.

— Paul Broun

Will Smith is the most successful money-making movie star on planet Earth, in terms of just how many people have gone to see his films, so Will is a guy who gets movies made.

— Peter Landesman

Do I think I was put here on earth to be a journalist and to seek truth? No, I don’t.

— Peter Jennings

The world cannot live without the Arctic it affects every living thing on Earth and acts as a virtual thermostat, reflecting sunlight and cooling the planet.

— Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

When I do fall in love, I’ll go to the ends of the earth for that person. I’d lay down on a carpet of nails for the person I love.

— Peter Andre

Since there always has to be a certain number of astronauts manning the station at all times, one of the main aspects of the mission was to transport a new team to the station and bring back some members of the previous team back to Earth.

— Philippe Perrin

One day, you’re a nobody, and the next, you’re in a movie that everybody is talking about. But Hollywood has a way of knocking you back down to Earth.

— Patrick Fugit

Truthfully, the person with whom I identified most in Heinlein’s early works was Rhysling in ‘The Green Hills of Earth.’

— Pamela Dean

Men are like the earth and we are the moon we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don’t see it – but there is.

— Olive Schreiner

I feel very passionately that we need to take care of the planet and everything on it. Whether it’s saving the Amazon or just being kind to those around you, we need to take care of each other and Mother Earth.

— Olivia Newton-John

Although it is a fantasy film, it’s as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth.

— Orlando Bloom

I’ve heard that we come on earth in pairs, get separated only to meet once again through marriage. So whoever is there on this earth for me will eventually get paired with me. Till then, I’ll enjoy my singlehood.

— Rani Mukerji

I was on a soap opera before that for three years, where I was the nicest guy on earth.

— Ray Liotta

My last meal on Earth, I would love it to be a bowl of blueberries with cold cream.

— Rene Redzepi

The earth’s biosphere could be thought of as a sort of palace. The continents are rooms in the palace islands are smaller rooms. Each room has its own decor and unique inhabitants many of the rooms have been sealed off for millions of years. The doors in the palace have been flung open, and the walls are coming down.

— Richard Preston

If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this earth.

— Roberto Clemente

We were on the dark side of the Earth when we started to see outside the window this soft pink glow, which is a lot of little angry ions out there going very fast. We were hitting them very fast.

— Robert Crippen

Looking down at the Earth, you started to pick up a sense of speed much more than I had noticed on orbit.

— Robert Crippen

I guess I’m pleased and proud of the respect of my peers, and that when I disappear from the scene or from this earth, I will have left a mark. They’ll say, ‘He did it well.’ I like being funny it opens people up.

— Robert Klein

I remember when Tony Blair came into office, and there was a sense I was thinking, ‘Well, what on Earth am I going to do now?’ until I realized that’s exactly what he was thinking.

— Rory Bremner

I’ve always gravitated towards opera, and the Royal Opera House is quite possibly the greatest opera house on earth.

— Rufus Wainwright

Travel in all the four quarters of the earth, yet you will find nothing anywhere. Whatever there is, is only here.

— Ramakrishna

Trapped In The Closet’ lives in a place on the earth on its own. It pays its own rent, it’s its own landlord, it owns the building, it’s everything. And it’s so separate from what R. Kelly does that’s the great thing about it.

— R. Kelly

All European tradition, Marxism included, has conspired to defy the natural order of all things. Mother Earth has been abused, the powers have been abused, and this cannot go on forever. No theory can alter that simple fact. Mother Earth will retaliate, the whole environment will retaliate, and the abusers will be eliminated.

— Russell Means

My idea of good living is not about eating high on the hog. Rather, to me, good living means understanding how food connects us to the earth.

— Ruth Reichl

Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.

— Rebecca West

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.

— Richard Bach

We have one planet in our solar system that’s habitable, and that’s the Earth, and space travel can transform things back here for the better. First of all, by just having people go to space and look back on this fragile planet we live on. People have come back transformed and have done fantastic things.

— Richard Branson

No animal on the face of the earth could conceive of taxation. You and I work roughly six months a year to pay our local, state and federal taxes. If nothing else, this should convince you that animals are smarter than people.

— Rita Mae Brown

The cast of ‘Parks & Rec’ is just a group of unbelievably nice, humble, down to earth, hilarious friends.

— Rob Lowe

Just as I wouldn’t expect a gynecologist to have a debate with somebody who believes in the Stork-theory of reproduction, I won’t do debates with Young Earth creationists.

— Richard Dawkins

The population of the U.S. is nearly 300 million, including many of the best educated, most talented, most resourceful, humane people on earth. By almost any measure of civilised attainment, from Nobel prize-counts on down, the U.S. leads the world by miles.

— Richard Dawkins

The longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth.

— Robert Anton Wilson

Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary. There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than in all the fables of the Church.

— Robert Anton Wilson

The way I see it, the earth is going to be here after we’re dead and gone. Even if it’s a polluted planet, and they messed it up. Where do they go from here – to another planet so they can mess that up too?

— Richard Pryor

When I was 7 years old, I announced that I was going to write a book about pollution. I didn’t get around to it until I was 29, but I always recognized that pollution was a theft. That it was a way of stealing something from the public – the common earth.

— Robert Kennedy, Jr.

Most of us are aware of the sacrificial slaughter of Bear Sterns. Some people call it a bailout, but I call it a handout – a government handout to some of the richest people on Earth, paid for by American taxpayers.

— Robert Kiyosaki

America spends a fortune on drugs: more per person than any other nation on earth, even though Americans are no healthier than the citizens of other advanced nations.

— Robert Reich
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