51+ Best Alien Quotes : Exclusive Selection

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Famous Alien Quotes

In the deepest sense the search for extraterrestrial intelligence is a search for ourselves. Carl Sagan, American Astronomer

Living on borders and in margins, keeping intact one’s shifting and multiple identity and integrity, is like trying to swim in a new element, an alien element.

Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of the billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things within that enormous immensity. Werner von Braun

Outwardly: dumbly, I shamble about, a thing that could never have been known as human, a thing whose shape is so alien a travesty that humanity becomes more obscene for the vague resemblance.

Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of the billions of galaxies populating the universe. The beauty of physics has nothing to do with human beings. Somewhere, in some other planet orbiting some very distant star, maybe another galaxy, there could well be entities that are at least as intelligent as we are, and are interested in science. It is not impossible. I think there probably are lots. Very likely none is close enough to interact with us, but they could be out there very easily. And suppose they have very different sensory apparatus and so on, they have seven tentacles, and they have fourteen little funny-looking compound eyes, and a brain shaped like a pretzel, would they really have different laws? Lots of people would believe that, and I think it is utter baloney. These three principles in nature are emergent properties. Life can emerge from physics and chemistry plus a lot of accidents. The human mind can arise from neurobiology and a lot of accidents. Murray Gell Mann

Speculation was a waste of time: he must wait until there was more evidence.

If it is just us, it seems like an awful waste of space. Carl Sagan

We do not know if, out on the moons of Saturn, you will meet with good or with evil  or only with ruins a thousand times older than Troy.

I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson

We’re in the pipe; five by five.

A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth. Christopher Wren

You secure that shit, Hudson!

In very different ways, the possibility that the universe is teeming with life, and the opposite possibility that we are totally alone, are equally exciting. Either way, the urge to know more about the universe seems to me irresistible, and I cannot imagine that anybody of truly poetic sensibility could disagree. Richard Dawkins

We’re on an express elevator to hell, going down!

It is possible that the future of human civilization depends on the receipt of interstellar messages. Carl Sagan

You didn’t tell me there was an android on this mission, why not?

In our time this search for extraterrestrial life will eventually change our laws, our religions, our philosophies, our arts, our recreations, as well as our sciences. Space, the mirror, waits for life to come look for itself there. Ray Bradbury

They mostly come out at night, mostly.

It is unnatural in a large field to have only one shaft of wheat, and in the infinite Universe only one living world.  Metrodorus of Chios

Don’t ask me, man. I just work here.

The key to SETI is to guess the type of communication that an alien society would use. The best guesses so far have been that they would use radio waves, and that they would choose a frequency based on ‘universal’ knowledge for instance, the 1420 MHz hydrogen frequency. But these are assumptions formulated by the human brain. Who knows what sort of logic a super advanced nonhuman life form might use? Just 150 years ago, an eyeblink in history, radio waves themselves were inconceivable, and we were thinking of lighting fires to signal the Martians. It is unnatural in a large field to have only one shaft of wheat, and in the infinite Universe only one living world.  David E. Fisher

I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. Arthur C. Clarke

You’ve blown the main transaxle ease down, ease down.

To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field sown with millet, only one grain will grow. Metrodorus of Chios, 4th century BCE.

That’s inside the room.

The earth is not alone, it is not like a single apple on a tree; there are many apples on the tree, and there are many trees in the orchard. John Burroughs, The Breadth of Life, 1915.

Come on, Spunkmeyer, we’re rolling.

A single message from space will show that it is possible to live through technological adolescence. It is possible that the future of human civilization depends on the receipt of interstellar messages. Carl Sagan, The Quest for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

We manufacture those, by the way.

Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.Ellen Ripley Alan Dean Foster

Then you’re not reading it right.

The most important thing in the face is the eyes, and if you can make the eyes talk, you’re halfway there. Ash 

 We got nukes, we got knives, we got sharp sticks

Paralyzes Him, Puts Him In A Coma. Brett

Oh, great. Wonderful. SHIT!

A word can change a mind, a sentence can change a life and a book can change the world.Thomas Kane

I guess we’re not leaving soon.

If we want to grow as teachers  we must do something alien to academic culture: we must talk to each other about our inner lives risky stuff in a profession that fears the personal and seeks safety in the technical, the distant, the abstract. Parker

It’s is pretty clear from facebook we can enjoy entertaining each other as much as we enjoy surfing the experts expression. Joe Lambert

Don’t look at the light, Newt. Dangerous.

I admire its purity. A survivor unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality. Ash

So much for the salvage.

The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Ash

Guess she don’t like cornbread either.

The damn company. What about our lives, you son of a bitch?! Parket to Ash

One has the responsibility to oneself, to the writer, director and the people who put up the money, to put out the best of what one has experienced and understood about the human condition as it relates to the role one has been hired to portray. Tom Skerritt 

We’d better get back ’cause it’ll be dark soon and they mostly come at night… mostly. Ellen Ripley, Aliens

This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off. Ellen Ripley

You know, Burke, I don’t know which species is worse. Ellen Ripley, Aliens