Brian Cox Quotes


[The 1975 Chase Econometrics] showed that for every one dollar spent on Apollo 14 came back into the U.S. economy.

No one gets teased for being a geek anymore- science is the new rock n roll

What scientists are attached to is journeys into the unknown and discovering things that are completely unexpected and baffling and surprising.

Every carbon atom in every living thing on the planet was produced in the heart of a dying star.

Science is about exploring and the only way to uncover the secrets of the universe is to go and look.

The trouble with New York today is that it's lost its balance. I love the new greener New York but it takes all kinds of worlds to make a World.

Unlike New Zealand which has nothing especially predatory Australia is full of spiders and crocodiles and all kinds of animals that will eat you and sting you.

For the first time we saw our world not as a solid immovable kind of indestructible place but as a very small fragile-looking world just hanging against the blackness of space.

When you fall into a black hole you will be literally spaghettified.

We have written the evidence of our existence onto the surface of our planet. Our civilisation has become a beacon that identifies our planet as home to life.

You dig deeper and it gets more and more complicated and you get confused and it's tricky and it's hard but... It is beautiful.

Science is different to all other systems of thought because you dont need faith in it you can check that it works.

I didn't have this feeling that I should be a leading actor in the cinema. And I wouldn't want the responsibility of the opening weekend.

At every stage of understanding the universe better the benefits to civilisation have been immeasurable. None of those big leaps were made with us knowing what was going to happen.

I think I must be the only British actor who's played both Stalin and Trotsky. I need to play Lenin so I can make it a triptych.

Climate change: Don't undermine the science just because you don't like the economics

Deeper understanding confers that most precious thing - wonder.

We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.

Skepticism must go hand in hand with rationality. When theories are shown to be false the correct thing to do is to move on.

Science is too important not to be a part of popular culture.

We explore because we are curious not because we wish to develop grand views of reality or better widgets.

I'm 100% Celt. In fact I'm directly related to the progenitor of the high kings of Ireland Niall of the Nine Hostages.

There's so much light in Broughty Ferry. I think the humour in Glasgow is darker because it's much more gloomy there's a perpetual misery there.

The problem is that the U.K. in essence is a feudal society. It's everyone in their place.

There is so much left of it to explore.

An explorer of the universe is sexier than a musician.

I always think I look like the Elephant Man - I can't get used to my own image.

If people donâ??t have an understanding of what science is and what scientists do then they can tend to think that global warming for example is just a matter of opinion.

There is a history of mental breakdowns in my family. It will never happen to me but it has happened to others in the family.

As a boy I was never interested in theater because I came from a working-class Scottish home. I thought 'I want to do movies.' Then it was finding the means to do it.

In a sense I feel very much a part of the cinema now in a way where when I come back to the theater now I feel like a visitor. The cinema is really what I enjoy. I want to do more independent movies.

As we get older things seem less important.

When we look out into space we are looking into our own origins because we are truly children of the stars.

It would be wonderful if ideas could be the new rock 'n roll

In science there are no universal truths just views of the world that have yet to be shown to be false.