Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, writer, science communicator, TV personality and a cosmologist. Tyson studied physics at Harvard University and went on to acquire a post doctorate degree from University of Texas, before getting his astrophysics doctorate from Columbia University in 1991. He also did research at Princeton University before joining the Hayden Planetarium and eventually becoming its director. However, it was in his capacity as an author and essayist on several scientific subjects that he became world famous. Some of his well-known books include ‘Merlin’s Tour of the Universe’, ‘Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries’, ‘My Favourite Universe’, ‘Just Visiting this Planet’, ‘Universe Down to Earth’ and ‘Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontiers’ among others. He has also hosted several shows among which ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ is a notable one. Tyson is also an extremely persuasive speaker and is known to put his point across regarding several scientific concepts quite succinctly. His writings covered several subjects like astrohphysics, politics, astronomy and viewpoints. We have tried to take a stab here by collecting the famous quotes, thoughts and sayings by Neil deGrasse Tyson which have been excerpted from his writings, books, papers and interviews. Here is a selection of Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes on science, religion, humor, philosophy, spirituality, cosmology, atheism, astronomy, life, astrophysics and belief.