The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter of around 100,000 light years.
The Solar System and Earth are part of the Milky Way.
Milky Way Quotes
Ecstatic Love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it. ~ Rumi.
The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters. ~ Galileo Galilei.
There is no moon. The stars have risen and fallen and given way to a new spread, to the smeared heart of our Milky Way. ~ Hannah Lillith Assadi.
Space is not space between the earth and the sun to one who looks down from the windows of the Milky Way. ~ Kahil Gibran.
For many years I have been a night watchman of the Milky Way galaxy. ~ Bart Bok.
With so much irregular structure in the outer Galaxy, it looks as though the Milky Way is still growing, by cannibalizing smaller galaxies that fall into it. ~ Mario Juric.
Out Milky Way is the dwelling; the nebulae are the city. ~ Victor Hugo.
Best Milky Way Quotes
The Milky Way swooped diagonally across the heavens, reminding me of my utter insignificance, and at the same time my complete interconnection with everything. I was just a tiny speck of consciousness, and yet I was consciousness itself. ~ Roz Savage.
The universe has really never made things in ones. The Earth is special and everything else is different? No, we’ve got seven other planets. The sun? No, the sun is one of those dots in the night sky. The Milky Way? No, it’s one of a hundred billion galaxies. And the universe – maybe it’s countless other universes. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Every time you look up at the sky, every one of those points of light is a reminder that fusion power is extractable from hydrogen and other light elements, and it is an everyday reality throughout the Milky Way Galaxy. ~ Carl Sagan.
The Milky Way came down just over there, to wrap the night earth in its naked embrace. There was a terrible voluptuousness about it. ~ Yasunari Kawabata.
There’s a sort of magic and music to comedy. Some words, some numbers even, are funnier than others. A Caramac bar, for instance, is funnier than a Milky Way. ~ David Walliams.
Enigmatic Milky Way Quotes
I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming. If you will pardon so commonplace a simile, we have set off the fire alarm and have nothing to do but to wait. I do not think we will have to wait for long. ~ Arthur C. Clarke.
The infinitude of creation is great enough to make a world, or a Milky Way of worlds, look in comparison with it what a flower or an insect does in comparison with the Earth. ~ Immanuel Kant.
Nothing has shown more fully the prodigious ignorance of human ideas and their littleness, than the discovery of [Sir William] Herschell, that what used to be called the Milky Way is a portion of perhaps an infinite multitude of worlds! ~ Horace Walpole.
Why should I feel lonely? Is not our planet in the Milky Way? ~ Henry David Thoreau.
Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretch’d in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. ~ William Wordsworth.
And I leave the children the long, long days to be merry in in a thousand ways, and the Night, and the trail of the Milky Way to wonder at. ~ Williston Fish.
Famous Milky Way Quotes
It shows you exactly how a star is formed; nothing else can be so pretty! A cluster of vapor, the cream of the milky way, a sort of celestial cheese, churned into light. ~ Benjamin Disraeli.
You keep worrying you’re taking up too much space. I wish you’d let yourself be the milky way. ~ Andrea Gibson.
I am undecided whether or not the Milky Way is but one of countless others all of which form an entire system. Perhaps the light from these infinitely distant galaxies is so faint that we cannot see them. ~ Johann Heinrich Lambert.
As I lay there, listening to the soft slap of the sea, and thinking these sad and strange thoughts, more and more and more stars had gathered, obliterating the separateness of the Milky Way and filling up the whole sky. ~ Iris Murdoch.
You cannot see the Milky Way in New York City any more … We risk the loss of our sensual perception. And if you lose those, naturally, you try to compensate by other stimulations, by very loud noises, or by bright lights or drugs. ~ Rene Dubos.
There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space. ~ Buzz Aldrin.
The present rearranges the past. We never tell the story whole because a life isn’t a story; it’s a whole Milky Way of events and we are forever picking out constellations from it to fit who and where we are. ~ Rebecca Solnit.
Top Milky Way Quotes
If you want to see a black hole tonight, tonight just look in the direction of Sagittarius, the constellation. That’s the center of the Milky Way Galaxy and there’s a raging black hole at the very center of that constellation that holds the galaxy together. ~ Michio Kaku.
Maybe dark matter is denser than we usually assume, kind of like the Milky Way plane. ~ Lisa Randall.
If you look up at the Milky Way through the eyes of Carl Sagan, you get a feeling in your chest of something greater than yourself. And it is. But it’s not supernatural. ~ Richard Dawkins.
We are not at the center of ourselves, but instead – like the Earth in the Milky Way, and the Milky Way in the universe – far out on a distant edge, hearing little of what is transpiring. ~ David Eagleman.
A still more glorious dawn awaits / not a sunrise, but a galaxy-rise / a morning filled with 400 billion suns / the rising of the milky way ~ Carl Sagan.
We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men. ~ John Muir.
Interesting Milky Way Quotes
Given the billions of neurons, this means there are as many connections in a single cubic centimeter of brain tissue as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy. ~ David Eagleman.
All the normal matter in the Milky Way disc is denser than the dark matter that surrounds it. ~ Lisa Randall.
It bears mentioning that the Milky Way is only one of 150 billion galaxies visible to our telescopes – and each of these will have its own complement of planets. ~ Seth Shostak.
Was this the bright vastness the poet Bashō saw when he wrote of the Milky Way arched over a stormy sea? ~ Yasunari Kawabata.
The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it’s also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It’s the same ratio that you’ll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world. ~ Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river – the River of Heaven, – the Silver Stream. ~ Lafcadio Hearn.
Surely a man needs a closed place wherein he may strike root and, like the seed, become. But also he needs the great Milky Way above him and the vast sea spaces, though neither stars nor ocean serve his daily needs. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
I felt as if the Milky Way, hovering above our heads like a celestial pitcher, had suddenly overturned, pouring suns and planets down my throat. Stars seemed to be shooting out of my finger and toes, the ends of my hair. ~ Meg Cabot.
That is the spiral galaxy in Andromeda. It is as large as our Milky Way. It is one of a hundred million galaxies. It consists of one hundred billion suns. Now I think we are small enough. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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