Books- Carl Sagan on books


Carl Sagan

11/9/1934–12/20/1996

Carl Sagan from TV series “Cosmos”:

What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

(reblogged from http://brainpickings.com)

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”
Carl Sagan—Cosmos, 1980

Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” series is the most watched PBS series having been seen by over 600,000,000 people throughout the world.

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