Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from the outside, is available – once the sheer isolation of the Earth becomes plain – a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose.

— Sir Fred Hoyle

Gaither’s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations | Carl C. Gaither • Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither

I think that for me, like for many other people, it was quite a shock. I don’t think any of us had any expectations about how it would give us such a different perspective. I think the focus had been [that] we’re going to the stars, we’re going to the other planets, and suddenly we look back at ourselves and it seems to imply a new kind of self-awareness.

— David Loy

REFERENCE | Planetary Collective