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I need & can't find paragraph about "We are all Stardust". I think Carl Sagan (Original Post) Ilsa Sep 2022 OP
Is this it? frogmarch Sep 2022 #1
it's longer than that. About never really being gone. Ilsa Sep 2022 #5
Star stuff. live love laugh Sep 2022 #2
Star stuff. WhiskeyGrinder Sep 2022 #3
Star stuff. Here you go. Samrob Sep 2022 #4
I found it. Aaron Freeman. Thanks everyone. nt Ilsa Sep 2022 #6
Great quote.. we are star stuff...nt mitch96 Sep 2022 #9
Thanks for mentioning it. To me this and Sagan's are inspirational Hortensis Sep 2022 #7
God, I miss Carl Sagan. Aristus Sep 2022 #8
I hear you. Delphinus Sep 2022 #12
... Aristus Sep 2022 #13
I was dating a faculty member moonscape Sep 2022 #16
I'll bet it was. Aristus Sep 2022 #17
I think that Joni Mitchell, as well, took that up a few years later: Backseat Driver Sep 2022 #10
sometimes it is not stardust Celerity Sep 2022 #11
LOL!!! nt Ilsa Sep 2022 #15
When I think of "We Are Stardust," Genki Hikari Sep 2022 #14


(12,163 posts)
1. Is this it?
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 04:55 PM
Sep 2022

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff." Carl Sagan


(22,555 posts)
3. Star stuff.
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 04:56 PM
Sep 2022
Our Sun is a second- or third-generation star. All of the rocky and metallic material we stand on, the iron in our blood, the calcium in our teeth, the carbon in our genes were produced billions of years ago in the interior of a red giant star. We are made of star-stuff.

And from the TV show Cosmos, spoken by him:

The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.


(58,785 posts)
7. Thanks for mentioning it. To me this and Sagan's are inspirational
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 05:15 PM
Sep 2022

and sub to me for religion. Who needs a deity who can be serene knowing we're eternally part of something magnificent beyond comprehension: "not a bit of you is gone, you're just less orderly."


(4,677 posts)
16. I was dating a faculty member
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 08:29 PM
Sep 2022

at Cornell in the 70’s when I lived in Manhattan. Was in Ithaca for the weekend and we were walking across campus when I grabbed his arm and said ‘Is that Carl Sagan?!’ He said yeah, you want to meet him?

Was the thrill of my year


(66,587 posts)
17. I'll bet it was.
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 09:36 PM
Sep 2022

I would love to have asked him a question about something. But if I had the opportunity, I’m sure I would either forget to ask him, or ask a really stupid question.

Backseat Driver

(4,410 posts)
10. I think that Joni Mitchell, as well, took that up a few years later:
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 06:47 PM
Sep 2022

I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me...

We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden!

Looking forward to perhaps returning to a "musical" stardust twinkle of light in the cosmos!

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