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50 Best Interstellar Quotes To Illuminate Your Mind

50 Best Interstellar Quotes To Illuminate Your Mind

Check out this collection of 50 Interstellar quotes that will illuminate your mind and offer truth that resonates across galaxies.

Born from the mind of one of the greatest directors today, Christopher Nolan, this movie tells a story of science, humanity, and love. 

Did you know that Nolan is the director of the movie Inception and last year’s blockbuster Oppenheimer?

Fast forward to the movie, here are the 50 greatest Interstellar quotes that will blow your mind.

10 Most Famous Interstellar Quotes

1. “Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.” — Brand

Famous Interstellar quote about love.

2. “We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible.” — Cooper

3. “I love you forever. And I’m coming back.” — Cooper

4. “We must reach far beyond our own lifespans.” — Professor Brand

5. “Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.” — Cooper

6. “Don’t trust the right thing done for the wrong reason. The why of the thing, that’s the foundation.” — Donald

7. “We’re still pioneers, we barely begun. Our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, cause our destiny lies above us.” — Cooper

8. “You don’t sound so bad for a man pushing 120!” — Brand

9. “You might have to decide between seeing your children again and the future of the human race.” — Brand

10. “Once you’re a parent, you’re the ghost of your children’s future.” — Cooper

Interstellar Quotes That Make You Think

1. “We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down, and worry about our place in the dirt.” — Cooper 

Interstellar quote to make you think.

2. “Newton’s third law. You gotta leave something behind.” — Cooper 

3. “Scientists, explorers… That’s what I love – out there we face great odds. Death. But not evil.” — Brand

4. “Dr. Brand: Driven by the unshakeable faith, the Earth is ours?

Cooper: Not just ours, no. But it is our home.”

5. “Accident is the first building block of evolution.” — Brand

6. “Six billion people, just imagine that. and every last one of them trying to have it all.” — Donald

7. “Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” — Brand

8. “Not sure of what I’m more afraid of: them never coming back, or coming back to find we’ve failed.” — Brand

9. “We count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that.” — Cooper

10. “Absolute honesty isn’t always the most diplomatic nor the safest form of communication with emotional beings.” — TARS

See also: 180 Greatest Honesty Quotes To Inspire Authentic Living

11. “A machine doesn’t improvise well because you cannot program a fear of death.” — De. Mann

12. “Young Murph: Grandpa says you can get ghosts.

Cooper: Maybe that’s because Grandpa is a little too close to being one himself. Go back to bed.”

13. “Today is my birthday. And it’s a special one because you once told me that when you came back, we might be the same age. Well, now I’m the same age that you were when you left…and it’d be really great if you come back soon.” — Murph

14. “So listen to me when I say that love isn’t something that we invented. It’s… observable, powerful. It has to mean something.” — Brand

15. “Don’t judge me, Cooper. You were never tested like I was. Few men have been.” — Dr. Mann

See also: 70 Wrongly Judged Quotes To Make You Stop Being Critical

Interstellar Quotes To Blow Your Mind

1. “I can’t be your ghost right now. I need to exist.” — Cooper

I can't be your ghost right now. I need to exist.

2. “Time is relative, okay? It can stretch and it can squeeze, but… it can’t run backwards. Just can’t. The only thing that can move across dimensions, like time, is gravity.” — Cooper

3. “Cooper: Nature can’t be evil?

Brand: Formidable, frightening – not evil. Is a tiger evil because it rips a gazelle to pieces?”

4. “This world’s a treasure, Don; but it’s been telling us to leave for a while now.” — Cooper

5. “Gravity can cross the dimensions, including time.” — Cooper

6. “Cooper: Dr. Mann there’s a 50/50 chance your gonna kill yourself.

Dr. Mann: Those are the best odds I’ve had in years.”

7. “Doyle: You can’t just think about your family. You have to think bigger than that.

Cooper: I’m thinking about my family and millions of other families.”

8. “Brand. She’s… out there. Setting up camp. Alone, in a strange galaxy. Maybe right now, she’s settling in for the long nap. By the light of our new sun. In our new home.” — Murph

9. “You’re telling me it takes two numbers to measure your own a*s but only one to measure my son’s future?” — Cooper

10. “I’m not afraid of death. I’m an old physicist – I’m afraid of time.” — Brand

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11. “Maybe by the time I get back, you and I, we might be the same age. You and me. Imagine that.” — Cooper

12. “We have attachments. But even without a family, I can promise you that, that yearning to be with other people is powerful. That emotion is the foundation, of what makes us human.” — Dr. Mann

13. “I have a cue light I can use to show you when I’m joking, if you like.” — TARS

14. “When you become a parent, one thing becomes really clear. And that’s that you want to make sure your children feel safe. And that rules out telling a 10-year old that the world’s ending.” — Cooper

15. “Our survival instinct is our single greatest source of inspiration.” — Dr. Mann

Interstellar Quotes To Put Things Into Perspective

1. “You said science was about admitting what we don’t know.” — Murphy

2. “Figure it out. I’m not always gonna be here to help you.” — Cooper

3. “Murphy’s law doesn’t mean that something bad will happen. It means that whatever *can* happen, will happen. And that sounded just fine to us.” — Cooper

4. “Cooper: Everybody ready to say goodbye to our solar system?

Romilly: To our galaxy.”

5. “We didn’t run out of television screens and planes, we ran out of food.” — School Principal

6. “When you become a parent, one thing becomes really clear. And that’s that you want to make sure your children feel safe. And that rules out telling a 10-year old that the world’s ending.” — Cooper

7. “This is not about my life, or Cooper’s life; this is about all mankind!” — Dr. Mann

8. “This world is not so bad. you are the one who does not belong. Born forty years too early…my daughter knew it, God bless her. And your kids know it.” — Donald

9. “You know, one of those useless machines they used to make was called an MRI, and if we had any of those left the doctors would have been able to find the cyst in my wife’s brain, *before* she died instead of after, and then she would’ve been the one sitting here, listening to this instead of me, which would’ve been a good thing because she was always the… calmer one.” — Cooper

10. “Pray you never learn just how good it can be to see another face…” — Dr. Mann

Closing Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed my collection of Interstellar quotes. Feel free to drop your favorite movie quote in the comments section below.

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50 Best Interstellar Quotes To Illuminate Your Mind