Favorite Contact Quotes
Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home, we surf the Web... at the same time, we feel emptier, lonelier and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history...Palmer Joss
So it turns out there's life on other planets. Boy, this is really going to change the Miss Universe contest, you know what I mean?Jay Leno
[Witnessing a celestial light show up close] Some celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.Ellie Arroway
So what's more likely? That an all-powerful, mysterious God created the Universe, and decided not to give any proof of his existence? Or, that He simply doesn't exist at all, and that we created Him, so that we wouldn't have to feel so small and alone?Ellie Arroway
[listening to the message] Those are primes! 2,3,5,7, those are all prime numbers and there's no way that's a natural phenomenon!Ellie Arroway
CQ, this is W9GFO. CQ, this is W9GFO here. Come back?Young Ellie
[to a group of children] I'll tell you one thing about the universe, though. The universe is a pretty big place. It's bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it's just us... seems like an awful waste of space. Right?Ellie Arroway
[to Arroway in the tone of Hannibal Lecter] Clever girl.S.R. Hadden
Hydrogen times pi!Ellie Arroway
I'm going to need a bigger antenna.Young Ellie
David Drumlin: I know you must think this is all very unfair. Maybe that's an understatement. What you don't know is I agree. I wish the world was a place where fair was the bottom line, where the kind of idealism you showed at the hearing was rewarded, not taken advantage of. Unfortunately, we don't live in that world.
Ellie Arroway: Funny, I've always believed that the world is what we make of it.
One down, couple of billion to go.Ellie Arroway