Hubert Reeves Quotes

Why should I know Hubert Reeves?

Hubert Reeves is a French Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science. Reeves is often refered to as the poet of the stars.

Born July 13, 1932

Books by Hubert Reeves


Best 11 Quotes by Hubert Reeves

“Earth, blue planet, where a choir master writes the last notes of a cantata which will delight people's hearts for many centuries.”

Hubert Reeves

“Earth, blue planet, where a dictator celebrates Christmas with family while bodies burn, by the thousands, in crematory ovens.”

Hubert Reeves

“Earth, blue planet, where every spring the sun brings back the flowers in the dark undergrowth.”

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“Earth, blue planet, where sixteen families have amassed more riches than forty-eight destitute countries.”

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“It is true that the dangers are great. I will summarize the situation as I see it. There are two different powers. One, power of deterioration; and one, power of restoration… and they are becoming more and more powerful. So it is like a fight with two fighters, which are gaining power. No one knows who will win.”

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“Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping.”

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“The human is the most insane species.”

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“We're at war with nature. If we win, we're lost.”

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“You search something for some time, and all of a sudden an idea comes. And you say: How did I not think of it before!”

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"Atoms of Silence" Quotes

“These are the limits of the scientific method and of logic itself, insofar as they must rely on language. Our words are built on the objects of our experience. They have acquired their effectiveness by adapting themselves to the occurrences of our everyday world. But when we approach realities of another scale, these words can become obstacles.”

Hubert Reeves
Atoms of Silence

“We must nevertheless present all possible interpretations for each observation, so that competing theories can be formulated and defended. In science, as elsewhere, intellectual inertia, the fashions of the moment, the weight of institutions, and authoritarianism are always to be feared. Heresies play an essential role by keeping our minds argumentative and alert.”

Hubert Reeves
Atoms of Silence