Here to paradise they go, brighter made is their woe, as above, so below. Mr Bungle.
The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. Larry Niven.
I wonder how many dead one-planet civilizations are out there in the cosmos that never made it to the other planet and ultimately extinguished themselves or were destroyed by external factors. Probably a few. Elon Musk.
When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried. Alan Shepard.
I looked and looked but I didn’t see God. Yuri Gagarin.
The more I examine the Universe and the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the Universe in some sense must have known we were coming. Freeman Dyson.