Pale Blue Dot taken by Voyager
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” - Carl Sagan
"The hardest thing to do when you go back underwater, is talk about what the sky was like."
— Iain Thomas (via i-ntolerance)
(Source: rauchwolken, via clockworkally)
"The unrestrained cementing over the country"
Alfred Stieglitz - The Flatiron Building, New York, 1903
"With the trees of Madison Square covered with fresh snow, the Flat Iron impressed me as never before. It appeared to moving toward one like the bow of a monster ocean steamer - a picture of new America still in the making… . The Flat Iron is to the United States what the Parthenon was to Greece."