801 – “You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.”

–Ted Arroway (Played by David Morse) in the 1997 film Contact

Quote Number:  651

Source: Hart, James V; Michael Goldenberg. Contact. Screenplay. Produced by South Side Amusement Company. 1997

Source Notes: This quote is often misattributed to Carl Sagan, whose book the screenplay was adapted from. However, I have not found any evidence that this quote appears anywhere in Sagan’s work, although it is very much in line with his voice and worldview.


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