Top 155 Origin Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Origin Quotes from famous people such as T. J. Miller, Alan Stern, Paul Davies, Peter Maurer, Chen-Ning Yang, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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When I was in high school, I was doing all the plays. My drama teacher, Melody Duggan, was the one one who first made me do stand-up. She’s the origin of the whole thing; it’s all her. In high school in Denver, that was kind of the beginning of it all.
T. J. Miller
The New Horizons Pluto mission will be the first mission to a binary object and will help us understand everything from the origin of Earth’s moon to the physics of mass transfer between binary stars.
Alan Stern
The way life manages information involves a logical structure that differs fundamentally from mere complex chemistry. Therefore chemistry alone will not explain life’s origin, any more than a study of silicon, copper and plastic will explain how a computer can execute a program.
Paul Davies
What the hell is happening to the world when those who were at the origin of… international humanitarian law start questioning in public debates whether it has any relevance or should be respected?
Peter Maurer
I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese heritage and background as I am devoted to modern science, a part of human civilization of Western origin, to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work.
Chen-Ning Yang
Blue Origin’s successful capsule escape demonstration represents a material step toward a fully re-usable sub-orbital vehicle.
Bruce Pittman
The origin of all revolutions and corruption, and the spur and source of all base morals are just two sayings: The First Saying: ‘So long as I’m full, what is it to me if others die of hunger?’ The Second Saying: ‘You suffer hardship so that I can live in ease; you work so that I can eat.’
Said Nursi
The United States gave me opportunities that my country of origin could not: freedom of the press and complete freedom of expression.
Jorge Ramos
Comics have years to explain this stuff, and in a movie, you have to focus on one thing. So it’s about kind of streamlining, I think. Some of the most successful origin films actually have a narrower focus.
Edgar Wright
My husband John Lennon was a very special man. A man of humble origin, he brought light and hope to the whole world with his words and music.
Yoko Ono
The fun thing about doing origin stories is you are introducing the audience to characters.
Damon Lindelof
Class does not mean huge possession of money. Mother Teresa was a classy woman. So is Manjula Bhargava, a great mathematician of Indian origin. The concept that you automatically gain class by acquiring money is an outdated thought process.
Sudha Murty
As far as I am concerned, virtually all psychological diseases have their origin in our conscious minds. And that is not what we are taught.
M. Scott Peck
Don’t become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
Ivan Pavlov
The origin of galaxies is one of the fundamental questions of astronomy, and that’s what I’ve been studying.
Sandra Faber
It’s one of the big mysteries about Venus: How did it get so different from Earth when it seems likely to have started so similarly? The question becomes richer when you consider astrobiology, the possibility that Venus and Earth were very similar during the time of the origin of life on Earth.
David Grinspoon
I don’t know all the future steps, but I know one of them: we need to build a low-cost, highly operable, reusable launch vehicle. No matter which path we take, it has to include that gate, and so that’s why that’s Blue Origin’s mission.
Jeff Bezos
Even a polemic has some justification if one considers that my own first poetic experiments began during a dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.
Salvatore Quasimodo
No one’s of Pakistani origin in any British show. That’s why every actor of color is here working in the States. It’s true.
Riz Ahmed
Obscure as still remains the origin of that ‘genre’ of romance to which the tales before us belong, there is little doubt that their models, if not their originals, were once extant at Constantinople.
Joseph Jacobs
Continents may break up, continents may emerge, but the human race is immortal in its origin and in its growth, and there is nothing to be afraid of, even if the foundations of the earth be moved.
Annie Besant
It’s easier to play a dim character, for me, because I have a natural bent for comedy. It’s not intrinsic for me to be crafty, so I would have to go outside for a source of origin. I think of myself as pretty dim.
Stephen Root
We are African in origin and American in birth.
Timothy Thomas Fortune
I see people all the time today, and they really don’t care if their doctor is of Pakistani origin; what they care about is that they are getting a good service, and these are people that they do really see as British. I do think society has changed very positively like that.
Sajid Javid
My surname, Buttigieg (Boot-edge-edge), is very common in my father’s country of origin, the tiny island of Malta, and nowhere else.
Pete Buttigieg
I’m a huge comic book collector. When I was a kid, I had both Marvel and DC. I was my own librarian. I made card files. I had origin stories of all the characters, and cross-referenced when they appeared in other comic books. I was full on.
James Mangold
Whatever its origin, I’d like to see a cure for the Incredibly Shrinking Actress phenomena.
Julia Stiles
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
Francisco Goya
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
Lao Tzu
A voyage to Europe in the summer of 1921 gave me the first opportunity of observing the wonderful blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea. It seemed not unlikely that the phenomenon owed its origin to the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the water.
C. V. Raman
You don't like to be lied to, by your friends or in you

You don’t like to be lied to, by your friends or in your business dealings. So why would you want to be lied to when it comes to the origin of life or the fate of the planet?
Steven Pinker
Nagini should be played by an Asian. Scriptwriter J.K. Rowling probably searched for an Asian actress because she researched the origin of Nagini.
Claudia Kim
Virgin Galactic, which will be operating SpaceShipTwo, will be only one of several spacelines. The competitors for Virgin include the Russians, Bezos’s Blue Origin, and possibly Rocketplane Kistler. And likely a couple of others who are smart enough not to tell people what they are doing!
Burt Rutan
To pass to the deluge, and beyond it, and to come to close quarters with our proper division, the origin of Romance itself is a very debatable subject, or rather it is a subject which the wiser mind will hardly care to debate much.
George Saintsbury
The origin of each of us stems from codes of genetic inheritance.
John Eccles
So is man’s heart. The desire to perform a work which will endure, which will survive him, is the origin of his superiority over all other living creatures here below. It is this which has established his dominion, and this it is which justifies it, over all the world.
Jules Verne
While I don’t face the same barriers as so many people in our country, I have seen love that transcends borders, race, and country of origin.
Cary Kennedy
Tel Aviv was established in 1909 by a group of secular Jewish families; Judaism’s origin story is about 2,000 years older.
Bari Weiss
Most of the names in my books have secondary meaning. Sometimes they foreshadow; sometimes they tell you about the character’s origin or back story.
Gail Carriger
When scientists are asked what they are working on, their response is seldom ‘Finding the origin of the universe’ or ‘Seeking to cure cancer.’ Usually, they will claim to be tackling a very specific problem – a small piece of the jigsaw that builds up the big picture.
Martin Rees
Most gravity has no known origin. Is it some exotic particle? Nobody knows. Is dark energy responsible for expansion of the universe? Nobody knows.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I am not making spiteful assertions now but merely stating the facts-that, for instance, among Hungarian generals there is such a considerable percentage of men of German origin, who of course had, in most cases, to alter their names if they wanted to get anywhere.
Heinrich Himmler
Those who came to France came to find France, not to turn it into their country of origin. If that’s what they wanted, they should’ve stayed in their country.
Marine Le Pen
Give us detailed, testable, mechanistic accounts for the origin of life, the origin of the genetic code, the origin of ubiquitous bio macromolecules and assemblages like the ribosome, and the origin of molecular machines like the bacterial flagellum, and intelligent design will die a quick and painless death.
William A. Dembski
I came from such a simple origin, without any great privilege, and I would say I also wanted to make a mark. It wasn’t until I was about 15 that I appeared in a race.
Roger Bannister
On what can we now place our hopes of solving the many riddles which still exist as to the origin and composition of cosmic rays? It must be emphasized here above all that to attain really decisive progress greater funds must be made available.
Victor Francis Hess
I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students.
Felix Bloch
One of the great issues in biology is the origin of altruism – of why you would do something for someone else that could hurt you – and Darwin posited that it might be rooted in maternal instinct, in sacrificing yourself for your children.
Isabella Rossellini