6 Great Quotes from the Guy Who Taught Us That Science is Actually Pretty Cool

Read 6 quotes of wisdom and hilarity from everyone’s favorite: Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Bill Nye is awesome. I adored him as a kid, and now as an adult I feel like I could both have a beer with him and go into a lecture by him and be completely blown away.

I learned about static electricity from him as a kid, and then promptly went through the house rubbing my socks on the carpet and shocking myself on all the random metal objects in the house.

Here are some quotes by the guy who made our childhoods cooler and a little bit more terrifying for our parents. (“Look Mom, if I walk across the living room without lifting up my feet, I can create a bolt of electricity on your arm!”)

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”


“If you look back on all the teachers that you liked, I am sure you will find they were very entertaining.”


“Humor is everywhere, in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.”


“You stop planetary exploration, those people who do that extraordinary work are going to have to go do something else.”


“History is but the record of the public and official acts of human beings. It is our object, therefore, to humanize our history and deal with people past and present; people who ate and possibly drank; people who were born, flourished and died; not grave tragedians, posing perpetually for their photographs.”


“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.”


So now it’s your turn… Do you have any memories about Bill Nye?

Photo credit: Inktank.fi


About Deanna Ogle

Deanna Ogle hails from the greater Detroit area and her work has appeared in The Good Men Project, The Printed Blog, and Provoketive Magazine. She is studying journalism and religious studies, and writes at her personal blog Soul like a Spider. Loves: carnations, iced espresso, and watching movies with her husband. Find her at Twitter, Google and Facebook.


  1. Awesome things here. I’m very satisfied to look your post. Thanks a lot and I am having a look ahead to contact you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

Speak Your Mind