Top 70 Exploration Quotes

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“New Horizons isn’t just visiting Pluto; it’s visiting this entire region. Whatever it finds, this will be a signal moment for planetary exploration – the capstone to our first reconnaissance of the planets of our solar system.”

― Alan Stern

“People dig exploration.”

― Alan Stern

“CSF and its members believe strongly in the exploration of space of all kinds, including commercial purposes.”

― Alan Stern

“We made more than just scientific discoveries… we rediscovered how much people love exploration.”

― Alan Stern

“You begin a film more with questions than with direct intentions. It’s more of an exploration and discovery.”

― Alexander Payne

“We live in an age of universal investigation, and of exploration of the sources of all movements.”

― Alfred de Vigny

“As much as with increased exploration new gas reserves can be found, what must be obvious to all is that our oil and gas reserves are not renewable and they are diminishing, and to protect the generations to come, we must engage in nothing short of a radical shift in the diversification of the economy.”

― Anthony Carmona

“The scientist and the artist are both passionate about their exploration. What leads to my work is that I’m equally an artist and an engineer.”

― Arthur Ganson

“Corporations have been killing the risk-taking and exploration that makes software great. They have tried to rip the soul out of development.”

― Brian Behlendorf

“We are living through a remarkably privileged era, when certain deep truths about the cosmos are still within reach of the human spirit of exploration.”

― Brian Greene

“Pascal Lee is a true pioneer of Mars exploration.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“I am uneasy about having scientific exploration depend on profit-making companies.”

― Carolyn Porco

“If I had a plot that was all set in advance, why would I want go through the agony of writing the novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery, for me at any rate.”

― Chaim Potok

“The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal and torture and damnation.”

― Charles Bukowski

“Science fiction was rocket-mad for about 40 years until aerospace hit a brick wall about 1970. I would not write off space colonisation or exploration completely, but we are profoundly ill adapted for going boldly into outer space.”

― Charles Stross

“Asmat has natural and cultural treasures that await exploration.”

― Ciputra

“Geez, all that money we waste on space exploration; just think how many bombs that would buy!”

― Craig Bruce

“Ever since the environmental movement was sparked by photos of the whole Earth taken by astronauts onboard Apollo Lunar Modules, I’ve seen planetary exploration as an extension of a reverence and care for Earth.”

― David Grinspoon

“I don’t see it as coincidence that the great acceleration of the Anthropocene influences on Earth came during the same decades as our first exploration of the other planets.”

― David Grinspoon

“Once solved, the severe handicaps imposed on space exploration by the weight and chemical limitations of rockets would no longer apply. The whole timetable of our conquest of the planets in our solar system would be tremendously speeded up, from hot Mercury all the way out to frigid Pluto.”

― Donald A. Wollheim

“I think the 19th century is an extraordinary period with a welling up of creativity and all kinds of experimentation and exploration going on at least until 1940.”

― Edmund Phelps

“America is the spirit of human exploration distilled.”

― Elon Musk

“I am very inspired by the exploration of space via private means.”

― Emily Calandrelli

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”

― Frank Borman

“Traditional fiction has a little bit of spatial exploration but is basically a question of time – the question is, what happens next?”

― Geoff Ryman

“The older I get, the more my curiosity grows, and every book I write is a new exploration.”

― Gillian Cross

“When I started, I was told that, for all intents and purposes, I was playing a human, which made it easier. Until they told me, ‘Grace, you’re a Cylon, she wouldn’t do that.’ And later, I learned that Cylons are actually more human than humans. This has been an ongoing exploration.”

― Grace Park

“We need people pushing the boundaries. Exploration is what we, as humans, do.”

― Heidi Hammel

“Because exploration is not science driven, you’ve got to ask what is it driven by? And it’s driven by politics.”

― Heidi Hammel

“If I had to define my philosophy, it would be about exploration, a journey, a story-telling.”

― Hussein Chalayan

“I’m a storyteller; that’s what exploration really is all about. Going to places where others haven’t been and returning to tell a story they haven’t heard before.”

― James Cameron

“I’ve often argued that oil and gas exploration is a state’s rights issue. It is abundantly clear that the State of Florida does not want drilling to negatively affect its beaches and shores.”

― Jeff Miller

“We have for too long put vast oil and natural gas reserves off limits to exploration and production, as The Washington Post editorial stated this week.”

― Jim Costa

“To those of us who remained committed mainly to the exploration of moral distinctions and ambiguities, the feminist analysis may have seemed a particularly narrow and cracked determinism.”

― Joan Didion

“I see no difference between scientific exploration and human exploration.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“Often it’s the case that we have to do a lot of exploration and marketing of the material we publish ourselves to get a big political impact for it.”

― Julian Assange

“Dover’s cliffs call to mind the Roman invasion; the Battle of Britain; our proximity to, yet difference from, mainland Europe; and international trade and exploration, both fair and exploitative.”

― Julian Baggini

“The biggest thing you can do in VR that you can’t really do in non-VR games is a huge focus on exploration and interaction.”

― Justin Roiland

“There is no reason not to support energy exploration in ANWR.”

― Kenny Marchant

“’The Odyssey’ is a great poem to refugee-dom… Odysseus is not entirely a refugee… he’s somebody who’s blown off course. The entire book is an exploration of that theme… I reread it every year… That’s not as surprising as it sounds, because it’s a rip-roaring book.”

― Lawrence Osborne

“That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.”

― Leonard Nimoy

“I’m attracted to images that come from a personal exploration of a subject matter. When they have a personal stamp to them, then I think it becomes identifiable.”

― Leonard Nimoy

“I hope that we continue with exploration.”

― Margaret H. Hamilton

“So few humans seem to fully exist themselves that I wonder if all this endless speculation and haggling about God is really an exploration of a more interesting and embarrassing question about ourselves.”

― Michael Leunig

“I have absolutely no idea about space exploration. I’m a software guy. But because I’m a non-expert, I’ve been able to bring the software concept of modularity into the space sector, which was never done before.”

― Naveen Jain

“Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That’s a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The history of exploration has never been driven by exploration. But Columbus himself was a discoverer. So was Magellan. But the people who wrote checks were not. They had other motivations.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“We’re all born storytellers. It’s part of the species. But, more specifically, I suppose a particular combination of sensitivity and trauma made me a writer: an essential disquiet with reality, which required exploration through portrayal.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“To us, the value of a work lies in its newness: the invention of new forms, or a novel combination of old forms, the discovery of unknown worlds or the exploration of unfamiliar areas in worlds already discovered – revelations, surprises.”

― Octavio Paz

“The function of the novel is the exploration of the human condition. Really, that’s what it’s all about.”

― Patrick O’Brian

“Acting is constant exploration.”

― Paul Guilfoyle

“My desire to contribute to the spaceflight team as we move forward in our exploration of space has only increased over the years.”

― Peggy Whitson

“Human exploration is something that’s been going on for thousands of years, and the models that worked 500 years ago are likely to work again today.”

― Peter Diamandis

“Revealing water in significant quantities on the Moon could truly be a turning point in space exploration.”

― Peter Diamandis

“Let’s face it. Adventure and exploration are in my blood.”

― Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“Is there anything so delicious as the first exploration of a great library – alone – unwatched?”

― Richard Jefferies

“Space is a laboratory, an experiment in all forms of all things, an infinity of possibilities, properties, and places that cry out for investigation and exploration.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“The technologies of convenience are making our sphere of exploration and experience smaller.”

― Robert Englund

“With ‘8 Diagrams,’ I just skimmed the surface of musical exploration.”

― Rza

“All of this got me thinking about the history of the westward expansion, and got me to wondering how the exploration of the Solar System would be changed if there were an indigenous presence out there.”

― Sarah Zettel

“I hate even the idea of a synopsis. When stories are really working, when you’re providing subtextual exploration and things that are deeply layered, you’re obligated to not say things out loud.”

― Shane Carruth

“I’m interested in making something that moves quickly, that hopefully is compelling minute-by-minute but really packed densely with exploration. I’m very interested in how re-visitable we can make films. If we can get them closer to a music album, then it’s not such an arduous process to revisit, and exploration can be a bit more cryptic.”

― Shane Carruth

“I owe so much of my musical growth to my exploration and performance of Carnatic music.”

― Sid Sriram

“Exploration by real people inspires us.”

― Stephen Hawking

“I’ve always been a fan of space exploration, and I filled our entire office with space artifacts.”

― Steve Jurvetson

“I think there’s room for both private exploration and group work in Yoga.”

― Sting

“There’s no exploration anymore, except in a very few places.”

― Sydney Brenner

“I’m saying that the depth of exploration of the male psyche and the female psyche is uneven. I see further, deeper renderings of what it means to be a man.”

― Vera Farmiga

“I’ve got a PowerPoint deck that I use for internal presentations, and there’s a slide on it that asks, ‘What percentage of your game is combat versus exploration versus puzzle solving versus platforming,’ and I refuse to answer that question.”

― Warren Spector

“They have just succeeded in raising the two thousand pounds here, by subscription, that was wanted towards an exploration fund, for fitting out an expedition, that will probably start for the interior of our continent next March.”

― William John Wills
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