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Purposeful UniverseNovember 10, 20221 min read

9 Insightful Quotes About the Universe

View the growing collection of the best quotes about the universe below. For more, follow The Purposeful Universe on Instagram.


"As the cosmic drama unfolds, it looks as if there is a script—a coherent scheme of things—to which its evolution is conforming.”

Paul Davies, Physicist


"Experience shows that as we dig deeper and deeper using scientific methods, we continue to find rational and meaningful order."

Paul Davies


"Science is a voyage of discovery, and as with all such voyages, you have to believe there is something meaningful out there to discover before you embark on it. And with every new scientific discovery made, that belief is confirmed."

Paul Davies


"Frankly, I am psychologically incapable of believing that the universe is meaningless. I believe the universe has a purpose, and our greatest intellectual challenge as human beings is to glimpse what this purpose might be."

Owen Gingerich, Astronomer


"Only gradually did I come to appreciate how magnificently tuned the universe is for the emergence of intelligent life.”

Owen Gingerich


"With God’s experiment comes the freedom of choice, and I choose to believe in a purposeful universe."

Owen Gingerich


"And simply by reaching toward truth both you and your mind’s natural root system—the universe—are ennobled.”

John F. Haught, Theologian


"Even that great scientist Albert Einstein sustained a mystical outlook on life that was, he said, constantly renewed from the wonder and humility that filled him when he gazed at the stars."

Jane Goodall, Primatologist and Anthropologist


"We are intellectual and conscious beings and it seems we have a deep-seated need to understand the world around us and our place in it.”

Jane Goodall


Purposeful Universe

The Purposeful Universe seeks to explore and present, through award winning videos, the abundant order in nature that funnels biological systems toward increasing levels of complexity and sophistication—suggesting that human life is the purposeful outcome of a complex, ordered system.