The Best Mae Jemison Quotes

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      Mae Jemison quotes on life

      The reality is that we know that this universe, that our galaxy, has billions of stars. We know that stars have planets. So the likelihood that there is life somewhere else to me is just absolutely there. -Mae Jemison

      Intuitive versus analytical? That’s a foolish choice. It’s foolish, just like trying to choose between being realistic or idealistic. You need both in life. -Mae Jemison

      The thing that I have done throughout my life is to do the best job that I can and to be me. -Mae Jemison

      Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. -Mae Jemison


      Mae Jemison quotes on science

      I was a science fiction geek. That lets you know that they come in all sizes and styles, right? -Mae Jemison

      Science provides an understanding of a universal experience, and arts provides a universal understanding of a personal experience. -Mae Jemison

      In fourth grade, I was interested in all areas of science. I particularly loved learning about how the earth was created. -Mae Jemison

      Kids come out of the chute liking science. They ask, ‘How come? Why? What’s this?’ They pick up stuff to examine it. We might not call that science, but it’s discovering the world around us. -Mae Jemison


      Mae Jemison quotes on space

      I wanted to be a scientist, but I wanted to go into space. They are not mutually exclusive. -Mae Jemison

      In space, you need to exercise your heart since it’s not pumping blood around at the same rate. -Mae Jemison

      The really wonderful thing that happened to me when I was in space was this feeling of belonging to the entire universe. -Mae Jemison

      I’d love to go into space again if there were a mission to Mars. I’d also love to go to a completely different planetary system, out of our solar system. -Mae Jemison


      Mae Jemison quotes on people

      Some of the most fun people I know are scientists. -Mae Jemison

      I think that people need an adrenalin rush. Folks need something aspirational; they need to do something that is hard. That’s what ignites the imagination. -Mae Jemison

      People like space. But they sometimes have been left out. People are much more open to that if you invite them in. -Mae Jemison

      Some people say they feel very small when they think about space. I felt more expansive, very connected to the universe. -Mae Jemison


      More from Mae jemison

      What I’m very concerned about is how do we bolster our self-awareness as humans, as biological organisms? -Mae Jemison

      When I was growing up as a little girl and as a teenager, I loved designing and making dogs’ clothes and wanting to be a fashion designer. I took art and ceramics. I loved dance. -Mae Jemison

      I think we know how to do Mars. -Mae Jemison

      The biggest challenge we all face is to learn about ourselves and to understand our strengths and weaknesses. We need to utilize our strengths, but not so much that we don’t work on our weaknesses. -Mae Jemison

      To survive as a species on this planet, we’re going to have to see ourselves as Earthlings. -Mae Jemison

      You have the right to be involved. You have something important to contribute, and you have to take the risk to contribute it. -Mae Jemison


      You have to actually be weighted to something to do the moonwalk, you know. -Mae Jemison

      We are all tasked to balance and optimize ourselves. -Mae Jemison

      What we find is that if you have a goal that is very, very far out, and you approach it in little steps, you start to get there faster. Your mind opens up to the possibilities. -Mae Jemison

      There is a fascination with the idea that one has ‘seen someone else do something’ before one can achieve it. Maybe that’s true in some cases, but clearly it is not a requirement. I knew what I wanted to do. -Mae Jemison

      I was thinking as a little girl growing up that I would be there. When I look at whether we can go to Mars, it’s definitely something we can do. -Mae Jemison

      When God made the color purple, God was just showing off. -Mae Jemison


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