Top 160 Exploration Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Exploration Quotes from famous people such as Peggy Whitson, Jonathan Maberry, Mae Jemison, Walter Rudolf Hess, Ann Bancroft, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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There is a potential to be a big explosion of what spaceflight is gonna mean to just an everyday person in the near future. I think it’s very hopeful for our young people: all the exciting things that they could be doing in the future relative to space and space exploration.
Peggy Whitson
‘V-Wars’ is a head-on collision of real-world science, terrorism, special forces action, ethics, politics and an exploration of what defines us as human.
Jonathan Maberry
The reality is the majority of us will not get off this planet. So the long run is, some kind of space exploration has to benefit us here on Earth.
Mae Jemison
It must be born in mind that one does not see directly – as is the case in the exploration of the surface of the brain – where the electrodes are attacking.
Walter Rudolf Hess
For me, exploration is about that journey to the interior, into your own heart. I’m always wondering, how will I act at my moment of truth? Will I rise up and do what’s right, even if every fiber of my being is telling me otherwise?
Ann Bancroft
Sometimes there is more exploration in the character for a villain.
Chris Hemsworth
Exploration by real people inspires us.
Stephen Hawking
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
I am uneasy about having scientific exploration depend on profit-making companies.
Carolyn Porco
The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty.
Lyndon B. Johnson
There’s a constant tension in climbing, and really all exploration, between pushing yourself into the unknown but trying not to push too far. The best any of us can do is to tread that line carefully.
Alex Honnold
Why climb? That’s a question that baffles me. It perplexes me. I really asked that a lot on Everest. I can’t justify it. I can’t say it’s for a good cause. All I can say is look at the history of exploration: it’s full of vainglorious pursuits.
Jon Krakauer
Now ‘90210’ is returning with an all-new cast of slightly more plausible teens. I’ll be honest: I wish the old cast was back. Ideally, this spin-off would be an Ice Storm-esque exploration of the West Beverly gang’s bleak adult lives.
Diablo Cody
Something about exploration has fascinated me from a young age.
Anne McClain
When you’re an athlete, you’ve got the horse blinders on pretty thick. Your exploration of other things in life tends to be limited because you have to have such a focus on what you’re doing. I wasn’t a good enough player to stray from that focus and still keep my ability.
Wyatt Russell
It feels great to discover a planet, just like any discovery in science, except that it has more of the feel of exploration – you can go back and look at it. However, I can never visit.
Dimitar Sasselov
What I’ve found – and the older I get, the more I understand this and stand behind it – is, my whole life has been an exploration of telling the truth. It’s scary to be truthful, and it’s scary to reveal yourself, and I’m very attracted to doing things that scare me.
Jane Wiedlin
Star Trek’ is not just about literal exploration, but also the exploration of ourselves.
Justin Lin
My life and the life of my family has to do with exploration, with adventure. My grandfather was the first man in the stratosphere, and my father was the first to touch the deepest point in the ocean… For me, adventure and exploration is something in the blood.
Bertrand Piccard
Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored. We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook’s time than now. It’s amazing.
Robert Ballard
Young children seem to be learning who to share this toy with and figure out how it works, while adolescents seem to be exploring some very deep and profound questions: ‘How should this society work? How should relationships among people work?’ The exploration is: ‘Who am I, what am I doing?’
Alison Gopnik
If I had to define my philosophy, it would be about exploration, a journey, a story-telling.
Hussein Chalayan
Growing up in Australia, space exploration wasn’t something I was too aware of.
Yvonne Strahovski
Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
E. L. Doctorow
It’s part of my DNA as a Portuguese. Like many of my ancestors, there’s that need to discover the world – exploration is in my blood.
Mariana van Zeller
Patrick Melrose’ is a frantically accurate exploration of the addict mind tormented by trauma, magnificently brought to life by Benedict Cumberbatch. At its core, it is a story that has a timeless quality with echoes of Cervantes.
Drew Pinsky
Exploration is an oft-lauded human activity, and one that resonates in the same way that music and good stories do. It’s hard-wired into our species (and into many others), no doubt because it has survival value. Exploration occasionally rewards those who accept its risks, usually with new resources.
Seth Shostak
I was a science fiction geek from an early age, enthralled by the questions of life in the universe. As I got older, I learned that space exploration was real. I wanted to get involved in that. I knew I wanted to be a scientist.
David Grinspoon
I think that space exploration as a broad activity is the most important things that humans can do. I’ve always found it fascinating, interesting, compelling, and I have a drive to go out into space.
John M. Grunsfeld
In the coming era of manned space exploration by the private sector, market forces will spur development and yield new, low-cost space technologies. If the history of private aviation is any guide, private development efforts will be safer, too.
Burt Rutan
I’ve always been interested in space and the idea of exploration in that area since I was a child growing up through the ’60s.
Sarah Brightman
Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that

Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I owe so much of my musical growth to my exploration and performance of Carnatic music.
Sid Sriram
Now we have new tools for exploring the deep and have to pull together a deep exploration program that takes advantage of them.
Edith Widder
The last part of life is a spiritual concern. You need to find a context to put your life into, that will allow you to go through it with as much grace and balance as possible, even if there is rebellion and adventure and exploration and resistance.
James Cromwell
One of the core reasons for creating ‘Station to Station’ was to provide a space for exploration and cultural friction between different mediums. It should be natural for mediums like music, film and art to cross over, and we wanted to empower that process.
Doug Aitken
‘Bowling For Columbine’ and ‘Gus Van Sant’s Elephant’ really intrigued me. With ‘Bowling For Columbine’, I think Michael Moore just gave the perfect exploration of both the mass media interpretation of the event and going into the minds of these kids. These were messed-up kids who had hit a point of no return.
Josh Trank
Fiction, maybe art in general, is a tentative, uncertain enterprise; it’s not science, it’s an exploration, but you never find much in the way of answers.
Tim O’Brien
We live in an age of universal investigation, and of exploration of the sources of all movements.
Alfred de Vigny
I grew up in the 1960s and wanted to become part of the great space exploration effort, but when I graduated from college in 1974, the Apollo program was over, and the country had moved into this pessimistic mode. We had entered the ‘age of limits.’
Robert Zubrin
Is there anything so delicious as the first exploration of a great library – alone – unwatched?
Richard Jefferies
I think of my visual work as an exploration of political epistemology: the politics of how we know what we think we know.
Trevor Paglen
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
To most people in the U.K., indeed throughout Western Europe, space exploration is primarily perceived as ‘what NASA does’. This perception is – in many respects – a valid one. Superpower rivalry during the Cold War ramped up U.S. and Soviet space efforts to a scale that Western Europe had no motive to match.
Martin Rees
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 wanted to go into exploration. I’ve always been an explorer in my youth.
Wally Funk
In the process of ego, in the process of lobbying and in the process of just criticising for stake of criticism or in the process of politicising, don’t commit national crime. Don’t prevent exploration in the country. Let us move ahead more aggressively; it is in the best interest of the country.
Veerappa Moily
With ‘8 Diagrams,’ I just skimmed the surface of musical exploration.
Astronauts have been stuck in low-Earth orbit, boldly going nowhere. American attempts to kick-start a new phase of lunar exploration have stalled amid the realisation that NASA’s budget is too small for the job.
Paul Davies
We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration.
Burt Rutan
When I began work on my first book, ‘The River of Doubt,’ which tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s 1914 descent of an unmapped river in the Amazon rainforest, I thought of it as a tale of adventure, exploration and extraordinary courage.
Candice Millard