Unlock the Cosmos: 91 Inspirational Universe Quotes for Deep Meditation

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Gemma Clarke

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Explore the vastness and interconnectedness of the universe through profound and inspiring quotes.

How can we ever understand the universe? The infinite spaces, the mysterious pull, the oneness of all beings. All the mysteries of the infinite universe are impossible for us little humans to comprehend. How does the universe exist? It seems the impossible universe is beyond our human stupidity.

Quotes about the universe can provide us with a starting point to marvel, stir, ponder, and observe. Pull out your journal, and get ready to write down your favorite deep universe quotes. Treat the universe quotes like a journal prompt, get curious and let your writing take you on a journey into a million universes.

Universe Quotes On The Vastness of The Whole Universe

Universe Quotes

These universe quotes are about the vastness of the whole universe. They humble us to the greatness of it and all the powers that we cannot comprehend.

“I know that much of the structure and plan of the universe is beyond my understanding and not at all similar to anything of our earthly world that I have experienced so far. I marvel at the intellect and attention to detail, the precision manifested by the workings of this great and often unseen force of which we are all a part.” – Rosemary Altea

“When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe. ” – Vera Nazarian

“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be a word without meaning.” – C.S. Lewis

“I love keeping an open mind. It’s liberating to know the universe and our existence are not limited to my understanding.” – Izey Victoria Odiase

“The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The universe’s imagination always remains wider than our human imaginations.” – Julie J. Morley

“God or the Universe never hurries and his plans, unknown to us, are never rushed.” – Carol Crandel

“Tune your television to any channel it doesn’t receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.” – Bill Bryson

Universe Quotes On Life Perspective

Universe Quotes On Life Perspective

All the universe has much to teach about our lives here on earth. We get so wrapped up in the theatre of our own self, as the lead character in our individual dramas. These quotes about the universe remind us that we are all connected and part of the infinite universe. That love and beauty abound if we simply open our eyes to it. Reflecting on these universe quotes can garner a more profound and well-rounded perspective on life, and a deeper understanding of your role in this interconnected web of beings.

“Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception.” – Alan Moore

“Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them. “ – Suzy Kassem

“Do not underestimate the power of compassion; you will be surprised how an act of kindness, love and caring can be a powerful affection in every life on this universe.” – Jesus Apolinaris

“I need to find more people who will sit and talk about the universe and souls and consciousness with me for hours.” – unknown

“Don’t you know it is your joy that makes the universe joyful?” – Debasish Mridha

“Let’s find ourselves in Love for it is who we are. We are Love. We are meant to Love ourselves. We are meant to Love one another. So Love, please Love, for it is all that matters in this universe.” – Wald Wassermann

“When two soulful people meet the entire universe pauses in that moment!” – Avijeet Das

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

– Buddha

“Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.” – John Lennon

“The universe is like a river. The river keeps on flowing. It doesn’t care whether you are happy or sad, good or bad; it just keeps flowing. Some people go down to the river and they cry. Some people go down to the river and they are happy, but the river doesn’t care; it just keeps flowing. We can use it and enjoy it, or we can jump in and drown. The river just keeps flowing because it is impersonal, and so it is with the universe. The universe that we live in can support us or destroy us. It’s our interpretation and use of the laws that determine our effects or results.” – Robert Anthony

“We are always trying to convert people to a belief in our own explanation of the universe. We think that the more people there are who believe as we do, the more certain it will be that what we believe is the truth. But it doesn’t work that way at all.” – Paulo Coelho

Universe Quotes On Human Potential

Universe Quotes On Human Potential

Although the vastness of the universe can serve to make us feel humbled and small, it should also empower and strengthen us! If we are one with the universe, and with all intelligent beings- then we have infinite potential already within us. It is simply (or not so simply) our job to alchemize that potential into lived experience. Here are some universe quotes to inspire just that.

“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.” – Swami Vivekananda

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldous Huxley

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” – Rachel Carson

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” – Stephen Hawking

“You are a universe inside a universe. Galaxies are born within you. Don’t be limited by the perception of people who barely understand the moon.” – Unknown

“The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.” – Michio Kaku

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside of you.” – Rumi

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu

“Kindness keeps the universe fastened into place.” – Maureen Joyce Connolly.

“You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.” – Yoko Ono

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”  –  Oprah Winfrey.

“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts – it gives you what you demand with your actions.” – Steve Maraboli

“I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.” – R.J. Anderson.

“The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Eden Phillpotts

“Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.” – Alice Walker

“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

Universe Quotes On Trust

Universe Quotes On Trust

The whole universe is much more than just the physical universe. It is an omniscient presence, an unstoppable wave that each one of us rides. The universe conspires with us, always. It is our resistance to the flow that causes pain and suffering. Learning to trust the universe’s plan is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. Reflect on these quotes about the universe to help you go with the flow and trust in it.

“Believe something and the universe is on its way to being changed. Because you’ve changed, by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works?”- Diane Duane

“I live in a friendly universe that is always providing for me.” – Kianu Starr

“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” – Paulo Coelho

“I have a naive trust in the universe – that at some level it all makes sense, and we can get glimpses of that sense if we try.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“Be patient with yourself, trust the universe, find mentors; know that you can achieve whatever you set out to do.” – Diane L. Dunton.

“Things have a habit of working out in life the way they are supposed to, if you are able to relax and trust in the workings of the universe.”– Jane Green.

“Some incredible bit of magic got into my corner of the universe, and I have to trust in the universe that it’s happening for a reason.”– Alexandra Potter.

“I am totally safe in the universe. I am at peace everywhere. I trust life.”– Louise Hay.

“Universe is a living entity, he will always help you, if you’ll ask and believe in him.” -Rajesh Walecha

“The universe is full of intentions, you know. Everything happens for a purpose.” – Philip Pullman

Universe Quotes On Fate

Universe Quotes On Fate

Chance? Fortuitous? Happenstance? Accidental? Fluke? Coincidental? No, the universe is much more intelligent than all that. It’s fate. That absolutely magnetizing force from which there is no escaping. Instead of running from it as if a beast to be feared, we must learn to love and accept it like a purring kitten. Everything happens as it should. These universe quotes can help you get there.

“Whatever you lost from fate, be certain that it saved you from pain.” – Rumi

“You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” – Max Ehrmann

“How did we get here? Why, of all the people on the planet, you and I seek comfort in one another? Honestly, I don’t know. But I think that the universe brought us together for a reason. That we’re supposed to help each other grow into the people we were always meant to become.” -Amanda Torroni

“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request and everything your heart desires must come to you.”  – Shakti Gawain

“Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together? Some things are too strange and strong to be a coincidence.” – Unknown

“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.” – Deepak Chopra

“Our souls speak a language that is beyond human understanding. A connection so rare the universe won’t let us part.” – Nikki Rowe

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”– Marcus Aurelius

“When it’s all said and done, it’s the energy we send out into the universe that often comes back to us. That’s a universal law, love.” – Jordan Belfort

Universe Quotes On Appreciation

Universe Quotes On Appreciation

There is so much about the dizzying and infinite universe to appreciate. The beauty, the mysteries, the vastness. It is hard to grasp. A deeper spiritual feeling is fostered when you at least try to appreciate all that the universe is. Reflect on these universe quotes to appreciate all it is.

“I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.” Donna Tartt

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.” – Alan Watts

“That is where my dearest and brightest dreams have ranged — to hear for the duration of a heartbeat the universe and the totality of life in its mysterious, innate harmony.” – Hermann Hesse

“The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”

– Carl Sagan

“The fate of the universe lies on every praying mother.” – Suraj Isah

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.”  – Jean Houston.

“In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” – Carl Sagan.

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” – Edwin Powell Hubble

Universe Quotes on Gratitude

Universe Quotes on Gratitude

The universe, the great mother, she who provides everything to us. We would be remiss not to practice gratitude for the cosmic love she bestows in each of our little corners. The ability to take part of this mysterious, vast universe with all of the birds and stars and galaxies and trees, what an immense privilege to celebrate! These quotes about the universe remind you to be grateful for life itself, your own little place in infinite space.

“The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.” – Lao Tzu

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist. “ – Stephen Hawking

“The visible world is a daily miracle, for those who have eyes and ears.” – Edith Warton

“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.” – Ray Bradbury

“There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.” – Neil DeGrasse Tyson

“Everything you’ll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.” – Dan Millman

“The words “I am” are powerful. We are declaring who we are to the universe.” – Ora Nadrich

“There is but one temple in the universe and that is the body of man.”- Novalis

“When you bow deeply to the universe, it bows back; when you call out the name of God, it echoes inside you.” – Morihei Ueshiba

“At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient… only the universe rearranging itself.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Universe Quotes On Nature

Universe Quotes On Nature

Nature is the ultimate teacher. To connect to nature is to connect to the divine. Within one flower, we can begin to comprehend the beauty of the universe. We are surrounded by the fantastical scenery of the universe. Here are some of my favorite universe quotes, all on nature.

“I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe.” – Alice Walker

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything.” -Albert Einstein

“The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.” – Carl Sagan

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” – Joseph Campbell

“Go out in nature and you will find yourself in love with all of nature’s kind.” – Wald Wassermann

Universe Quotes On Art

Universe Quotes On Art

There is no better way to alchemize human potential into lived experience than through art. Art is the divine beauty of the universe. Whether a book, a song, a poem, or a painting- the greatest and most profound art stems from a yearning to understand the cosmos. Enjoy these quotes about the universe and art.

“Our biological rhythms are a symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.” – Deepak Chopra

“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.” – Ray Bradbury

“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.” – Criss Jami

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” – Madeleine L’Engle

“And books, they offer one hope — that a whole universe might open up from between the covers, and falling into that universe, one is saved.” – Anne Rice

“Thoughts are like burning stars, and ideas, they flood, they stretch the universe.” – Criss Jami

“Besides the alternate universe offered by a book, the quiet space of a museum was my favorite place to go. My mom said I was an escapist at heart . . . that I preferred imaginary worlds to the real one. It’s true that I’ve always been able to yank myself out of this world and plunge myself into another.” – Amy Plum

Universe Quotes On Oneness

Universe Quotes On Oneness

Perhaps simultaneously the most undeniable and incomprehensible truth about the universe is the oneness of all. The universe is you, and you are the universe. Understanding this fact is the key to unlocking infinite compassion, creativity, and connection. These quotes about the universe and the connected cosmic system will awaken that oneness within you.

“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.” – Andrew Boyd

“I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone’s hand.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?” – Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

“In short, Mrs. Pontellier was beginning to realize her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world within and about her.” – Kate Chopin

“When we try to pick out something by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” – John Muir

“We are all connected, to each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”- Alan Watts

The Importance of Astronomy in Exploring Universe Quotes

As I delved into quotes about the universe, I was struck by how many of them captured the vastness and enigma of the cosmos. However, I noticed a lack of focus on the role astronomy plays in enriching our comprehension of these quotes in discourse. Astronomy serves as our portal to the universe, allowing us to unravel its mysteries.

Through astronomy, we have learned that the universe is not merely a subject for contemplation; it is a dynamic realm teeming with galaxies, stars, planets, and phenomena that exceed our wildest imaginations. While contemplating quotes about the vastness of the universe, astronomy provides us with a connection to the truths they convey. It’s one thing to acknowledge the scale of the universe; it’s another to grasp that our galaxy is one among billions, each housing billions of stars.

Furthermore, astronomy has a way of offering perspective. When we ponder the vastness of the cosmos and our position within it, our everyday concerns appear trivial in comparison. This notion resonates throughout quotes, but acquiring an understanding of the foundations behind it enhances its profundity even further.

In my travels among the stars, both in a figurative sense, I’ve discovered that studying astronomy adds depth to quotes about the universe. It serves as a link between poetry and tangible reality. Therefore, when you encounter a quote about the cosmos, I suggest gazing up at the night sky. Allow the stars, planets, and galaxies to give meaning to those words. It’s a humbling and awe-inspiring moment that not only connects us to the universe but also binds us with one another and, with the countless stargazers of previous generations.

Pop quiz! 🧘🤔

The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.

The human brain is the most complicated object in the known universe.

The universe is under obligation to make sense to us.


How can I talk about the universe in yoga class?

Share quotes about the universe, share your own thoughts, connect the flow to elements

How do you thank the universe?

Practice gratitude, spend time in nature, use your creativity

What can I write to the universe?

Poems, love letters, journal entries, meditations, reflect on quotes about the universe

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About Gemma Clarke

Gemma Clarke is a certified and experienced yoga & meditation instructor. She has been practicing meditation since 2014 and teaching since 2018. Gemma specializes in yoga and mindfulness for emotional wellbeing, and she has taught in Thailand, Cambodia, and the UK. Gemma is passionate about sharing her expertise and experience with meditation to inspire others to live more mindfully, becoming happier, healthier, and calmer. Follow me: Instagram | LinkedIn

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