Jack McDevitt’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Jack McDevitt Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Jack McDevitt’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Jack McDevitt quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Jack McDevitt’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“We live along the shores of night,
At the edge of the eternal sea.”
― Jack McDevitt, Infinity Beach

 “Intelligence and compassion are the heart of what it means to be human. Help others where you can. That is clear enough. But a Creator may well want us to open our eyes, as well. If there is a judgment, God may not be particularly interested in how many hymns we sang or what prayers we memorized. I suspect He may instead look at us and say, “I gave you a brain, and you never used it. I gave you the stars, and you never looked.” —Marcia Tolbert, Centauri Days, 3111 C.E.”
― Jack McDevitt, Firebird

“Human existence is girt round with mystery: the narrow region of our experience is a small island in the midst of a boundless sea. To add to the mystery, the domain of our earthly existence is not only an island in infinite space, but also in infinite time. The past and the future are alike shrouded from us: we neither know the origin of anything which is, nor its final destination.”
― Jack McDevitt, Seeker

 “The real problem has to do with the inability by people to admit that a position they’ve held a long time might be wrong. That’s all. Not that it is. Just that it might be. I don’t know why it is, but we tend to fall in love with things we believe, Threaten them, and you threaten us.”
― Jack McDevitt, Firebird

 “Tides are like politics. They come and go with a great deal of fuss and noise, but inevitably they leave the beach just as they found it. On those few occasions when major change does occur, it is rarely a good news.”
― Jack McDevitt, Deepsix

 “Superman and Batman got their start, we think, during the twenty-fourth century. Except for a brief period during the Dark Age, they’ve never gone away.”
― Jack McDevitt, Coming Home

“Truth, beaten down, may well rise again. But there’s a reason it gets beaten down. Usually we don’t like it very much.”
― Jack McDevitt, Odyssey

 “Drink deep the cup of life; take it’s dark wine into your soul. For it passes round the table only once.”
― Jack McDevitt, Seeker

“Show me what a people admire, and I will tell you everything about them that matters.”
― Jack McDevitt, The Engines of God

“We could never know who we truly were until we heard the whispers of the stars.”
― Jack McDevitt, Infinity Beach

10 Famous Quotes by Author Jack McDevitt

10 quotes by Jack McDevitt there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest Jack McDevitt quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Jack McDevitt Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Jack McDevitt Quote 

“I don’t think I’d have wanted to be around during a dark age. It’s odd, though. They had interstellar flight. And data retrieval and everything.” Gabe nodded. “None of it matters if you have an unstable society and tin-pot dictators. They had several hundred years of economic collapse. Widespread poverty. A few people at the top had all the money and influence. They had terrible overpopulation, struggles over water and resources. Civil wars. And widespread illiteracy.” The thirty-second to the thirty-ninth century. “It’s a wonder we survived.”

― Jack McDevitt, Coming Home

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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