Well, Robert is still making his way through Time’s 100 Greatest Books since 1923. I’m going to let him tell you about his favourite quote of all time and why it’s relevant and he’s going to share it with us. This is my Sunday Reblog. Enjoy!
This is possibly my favorite quote from any book–fiction or otherwise.
Let me give a little context if you’re not familiar with it, though. On February 4, 1990, when Voyager 1 was exiting the Solar System and entering interstellar space, NASA commanded Voyager to turn its camera around and take one last photo of Earth. The photo was taken from 3. 7 billion miles away. Earth, about the size of a pixel, appears as a “pale blue dot.”
Four years later, Carl Sagan wrote about that pale blue dot in his book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. In light of everything going on in the world today, I believe this quote is as relevant as ever. So I’ll stop writing now and let Carl Sagan take it from here.