Space Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old space quotes, space sayings, and space proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A sense of the unknown has always lured mankind and the greatest of the unknowns of today is outer space. The terrors, the joys and the sense of accomplishment are epitomized in the space program.     

William Shatner

We are at a point in history where a proper attention to space, and especially near space, may be absolutely crucial in bringing the world together.     

Margaret Mead

To venture into space we must be strong-willed and determined. We must be fully committed to its exploration and discovery; space permits no half measures and is unforgiving of mistakes.     

Henry Joy McCracken

Why should we try for space travel? It cannot be a substance of any kind that can be expected to pay. It can only be something intangible, not involving haulage, which is at the same time more valuable. There is something like that: Knowledge.     

Willy Ley

Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.     

Ray Bradbury

It may be that the venture into space is the product of biological determinism which impels us to explore a new environment when we are technologically ready.     

Richard S. Lewis

Space is so close: It took only eight minutes to get there and twenty to get back.     

Wubbo Ockels

Space is the breath of art.     

Frank Lloyd Wright

Space is to place as eternity is to time.     

Joseph Joubert

In space, no one can hear you scream.     

Johan Harstad

My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity.     

Edgar Mitchell

The point to remember is that a giant leap into space can be a giant leap toward peace down below.     

Willy Ley

This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o — erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire.     

William Shakespeare

The colors are stunning. In a single view, I see - looking out at the edge of the earth: red at the horizon line, blending to orange and yellow, followed by a thin white line, then light blue, gradually turning to dark blue and various gradually darker shades of gray, then black and a million stars above. It's breathtaking.     

Willie McCool

Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop.     

Haruki Murakami

The world is a huge space, but the space that will take you in - and it doesn't have to be very big-is nowhere to be found.     

Haruki Murakami

In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.     

Jeanette Winterson

By looking far out into space we are also looking far back into time, back toward the horizon of the universe, back toward the epoch of the Big Bang.     

Carl Sagan

But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed.     

Kahlil Gibran

The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding.     

Kahlil Gibran

Space is what prevents everything from being in the same place.     

Jean Baudrillard

Space is the stuff that we fill, so sometimes we’d rather not have it because of the things that stand around the space eager to rush in and fill it to its edges.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

There is a space in your heart that is reserved for your own self’s love     

Rachel Greenwell

Space is only a word that we have believed a thing.     

Henri Poincare

The space of our lives is neither continuous, nor infinite, nor homogeneous or isotropic.     

Georges Perec

Space melts like sand running through one’s fingers.     

Georges Perec

In infinite space, even the most unlikely events must take place somewhere.     

James Richardson

Space was not a finite container, but that didn't mean it was empty.     

Veronica Roth

Space, the place and the concept, is both empty and full. It is nothingness, and it is everything.     

William David Hannah

People are craving not just physical space but the space to be mentally free.     

Matt Haig