70 Milky Way Quotes

Abhijeet Modi
Feb 29, 2024 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on Oct 12, 2022
Edited by Tehil David
Fact-checked by Deeksha Kamath
Planet Earth is a place of wonder. Read these Milky Way quotes about the solar system and a spiral galaxy.
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In order to comprehend everything from agriculture and urbanization to ocean navigation to even finding 'matches made in heaven', humans have studied the stars and the galaxies for thousands of years.

We still have a lot to learn about the sky above us despite all the technological and scientific advancements humans have made. Read these cosmic quotes that honor our place in the universe as well.

Milky Way Quotes for Instagram Captions

Here are some Milky Way quotes for Instagram captions that describe how the universe appears from space and how tiny we are!

“Is it not careless to become too local when there are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone.” — A. R. Ammons.

“Those freckles make you seem like a galaxy of stars, just waiting to be explored and loved.” — Nikita Gill.

“Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” — Tyler Kent White.

“There are at least as many galaxies in our observable universe as there are stars in our galaxy.” — Martin Rees.

“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.” — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

“The dancing sun, the dancing moon, the dancing stars, and the dancing galaxies are the direct expression of our divine Self.” — Amit Ray.

“Our galaxy’s pretty ordinary, garden-variety. So if we believe our galaxy has a super massive black hole, that tells us that most, if not all, galaxies host such a black hole at their centers.” — Andrea M. Ghez.

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” — Stephen Hawking.

“I can wait for the galaxy outside to get a little kinder.” ― 'The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet', Becky Chambers.

“People will seek the ends of the galaxy to avoid that which they need most.” ― 'Healology', Criss Jami.

“Entering a cell, penetrating deep as a flying saucer to find a new galaxy would be an honorable task for a new scientist interested more in the inner state of the soul than in outer space.” ― Dejan Stojanovic.

“At every level in our inventory, nothing seems special about our Earth, our Sun, our Galaxy, our Local Group. Evidently, mediocrity reigns throughout. Such is our niche in the Universe.” ― 'Epic Of Evolution: Seven Ages Of The Cosmos', Eric Chaisson.

“She wasn’t a constellation. She was a galaxy.” ― Nitya Prakash.

“How many chances are there that in one or few of those unknown worlds, some mighty civilizations had contrived the ways to see through the past time and billions of light-years?” ― 'Indigo Diaries', Sahara Sanders.

“What’s the point of racing around the galaxy if you aren’t going to have fun?” ― 'A Crash Of Fate', Zoraida Córdova.

“Who are we people, in all that global greatness of the space? …Considering things in the ecumenical measure, we are the microbes of the Universe.” ― 'The Adventures Of Emily Smith & Billy Fifer', Sahara Sanders.

“We must remember that the sun is a star, but not all the stars are the sun” ― Munia Khan.

“If this is the case, they’d also be able to descry the stories happening on the Earth… like the one narrated in this novel.” ― 'Gods' Food', Sahara Sanders.

“I live on the planet Crazy in the solar system of Delusion in the galaxy of Insanity.” ― Steven Magee.

“Who of us, humans, at least once a lifetime, didn’t deeply fall into contemplation, standing in the darkness of such eventides beneath the constellations that are hiding different wyes and planets still hardly visible or reachable for our eyes and minds?” ― Sahara Sanders, 'The Adventures Of Emily Smith & Billy Fifer.'


Funny Milky Way Quotes

(From planet Earth in the Milky Way to the Andromeda galaxy, the universe is vast.)

These funny Milky Way quotes talk about dark matter, a billion suns, and a typical galaxy. Find out more about this in these light-hearted quotes.

“Can we actually 'know' the universe? My God, it’s hard enough finding your way around in China Town.” ― Woody Allen.

“The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.” — Peter De Vries.

“Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn’t have to experience it.“ — Fred Hoyle.

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” — Jean Houston.

“The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” — Albert Einstein.

“ Tell a man that there are 400 billion stars and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it.” — Steven Wright.

“Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought – particularly for people who cannot remember where they left things.” — Woody Allen.

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.” ― Albert Einstein.

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas-covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” —Douglas Adams.

“What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.” — Woody Allen.

“The Universe is very, very big. It also loves a paradox. For example, it has some extremely strict rules. Rule number one: Nothing lasts forever. Not you or your family or your house or your planet or the sun. It is an absolute rule. Therefore when someone says that their love will never die, it means that their love is not real, for everything that is real dies. Rule number two: Everything lasts forever.” — Craig Ferguson.

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And I’m not sure about the former.” — Albert Einstein.

“The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” — Mark Russell.

“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.” — Ray Bradbury.

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.” — Mel Brooks.

“The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals.” — Henry David Thoreau.

Inspirational Milky Way Quotes

These inspirational Milky Way quotes talk about everything from vast sea spaces to galactic dynamics and the Big Bang Theory. Learn about dreamy shooting stars and celestial cheese with these Milky Way quotes.

“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” — Dan Dalessio.

“The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters.” — Galileo Galilei.

“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.

“Why should I feel lonely? Is not our planet in the Milky Way?” — Henry David Thoreau.

“Ecstatic Love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it.” — Rumi.

“For many years I have been a night watchman of the Milky Way galaxy.” — Bart Bok.

“A typical neuron makes about ten thousand connections to neighboring neurons. 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.

“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.

“You keep worrying you’re taking up too much space. I wish you’d let yourself be the Milky Way.” — Andrea Gibson.

“The life, beauty and meaning of the whole created order, from the tomtit to the Milky Way, refers back to the Absolute Life and Beauty of its Creator: and so lived, every bit has spiritual significance.” — Evelyn Underhill.

“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 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 only way we can look out into space, then, is to look back in time. We can never know what the universe is like now. We only know what it was like then. When we look up at a star that is thousands of light-years away, we are really traveling thousands of years back in the history of space.” — Jostein Gaarder

“Out Milky Way is the dwelling; the nebulae are the city.” — Victor Hugo

“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.

“When we gaze at a star in the Milky Way which is 50,000 light-years away from our sun, we are looking back 50,000 years in time. The idea is much too big for my little head.” — Jostein Gaarder.

“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.

“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.

Scientific Quotes About Milky Way

There are still a lot of unanswered mysteries concerning the galaxy, some of which may never be solved. But these galaxy quotes serve as a reminder of how insignificant we are in this enormous universe.

“It was first surmised by the ancient philosopher, Democritus, that the faintly white zone which spans the sky under the name of the Milky Way, might be only a dense collection of stars too remote to be distinguished. This conjecture has been verified by the instruments of modern astronomers, and some speculation of a remarkable kind have been formed in connection with it.” — 'Vestiges Of The Natural History Of Creation', Robert Chambers.

“I do not think we will have to wait for long.” — 'The Sentinel', Arthur C. Clarke.

“Galileo claimed to have seen mountains on the Moon, to have proved the Milky Way was made up of tiny stars, and to have seen four small bodies orbiting Jupiter. These last, with an eye to getting a position in Florence, he quickly named ‘the Medicean stars.” — 'Galileo Galilei', J. J. O’Connor and E F Robertson.

“Look at the stars… It helps you to remember that you and your problems are both infinitesimally small and conversely, that you are a piece of an amazing and vast universe.” — Kate Bartolotta.

“All of the stars rotate, have orbits around the center of the galaxy, and most of them go around the center of the galaxy in nearly circular orbits. They vary a little bit from circular, but they’re predominantly circular.” — Nancy Roman.

“When we look out into space, we’re looking back in time; the light from a galaxy a billion light-years away, for instance, will take a billion years to reach us. It’s an amazing thing. The history is there for us to see. It’s not mushed up like the geologic record of Earth. You can just see it exactly as it was.” — Margaret Geller.

“I had always seen myself as a star; I wanted to be a galaxy.” — Twyla Tharp.

“We must remember that the sun is a star, but not all the stars are the sun.” — Munia Khan.

"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."

— 'Daffodils', William Wordsworth.

“It is quite the big galaxy, perspective is ever a good thing. It is small compared to the Universe, one of an estimated trillion, more perspective.” — C.A.A. Savastano

“Earlier generations of stars in the galaxy could well have had planets. But really, there was only hydrogen and helium to work with, so they’d all be gas giants and not small, rocky planets.” — Jill Tarter.

“In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.” — Stephen Hawking.

“Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is one of 50 or 100 billion other galaxies in the universe. And with every step, every window that modern astrophysics has opened to our mind, the person who wants to feel like they’re the center of everything ends up shrinking.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson.

“Everybody is their own galaxy, their own separate entity.” — Weyes Blood.

“Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.” — Douglas Adams.

“We’re electrical items and when we die the electricity goes somewhere else. When we die our energy goes into the galaxy.” — Dominic Monaghan.

“Is it not careless to become too local when there are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone.” — A. R. Ammons.

“Everything dies, from the smallest blade of grass to the biggest galaxy.” — Stephen R. Donaldson.

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Written by Abhijeet Modi

Master of Computer Science

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Abhijeet ModiMaster of Computer Science

An experienced and innovative entrepreneur and creative writer, Abhijeet holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Application from Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur. He co-founded an e-commerce website while developing his skills in content writing, making him an expert in creating blog posts, website content, product descriptions, landing pages, and editing articles. Passionate about pushing his limits, Abhijeet brings both technical expertise and creative flair to his work.

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