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Mae C. Jemison
(17 Oct 1956 - )

Black-American physician.


Science Quotes by Mae C. Jemison (6 quotes)

I've been very involved in science literacy because it's critically important in our world today. … As a public, we're asked to vote on issues, we’re asked to accept explanations, we're asked to figure out what to do with our own health care, and you can't do that unless you have some level of science literacy. Science literacy isn’t about figuring out how to solve equations like E=MC². Rather, it's about being able to read an article in the newspaper about the environment, about health care and figuring out how to vote on it. It's about being able to prepare nutritious meals. It's about being able to think your way through the day.
— Mae C. Jemison
As quoted in 'Then & Now: Dr. Mae Jemison' (19 Jun 2005) on CNN web site.
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Once I got into space, I was feeling very comfortable in the universe. I felt like I had a right to be anywhere in this universe, that I belonged here as much as any speck of stardust, any comet, any planet
— Mae C. Jemison
As quoted in 'Then & Now: Dr. Mae Jemison' (19 Jun 2005) on CNN web site.
Science quotes on:  |  Belong (33)  |  Comet (43)  |  Comfort (42)  |  Feeling (79)  |  Planet (199)  |  Right (144)  |  Space (154)  |  Speck (8)  |  Stardust (2)  |  Universe (563)

Science provides an understanding of a universal experience, and arts provides a universal understanding of a personal experience.
— Mae C. Jemison
In online transcript of TED talk, 'Mae Jemison on teaching arts and sciences together' (2002).
Science quotes on:  |  Art (205)  |  Experience (268)  |  Personal (49)  |  Science (1699)  |  Science And Art (157)  |  Understanding (317)  |  Universal (70)

What was really great about 'Star Trek' when I was growing up as a little girl is not only did they have Lt. Uhura played by Nichelle Nichols as a technical officer—she was African. ... At the same time, they had this crew that was composed of people from all around the world and they were working together to learn more about the universe. ... So that helped to fuel my whole idea that I could be involved in space exploration as well as in the sciences.
— Mae C. Jemison
As quoted in 'Then & Now: Dr. Mae Jemison' (19 Jun 2005) on CNN web site.
Science quotes on:  |  African American (6)  |  Crew (8)  |  Exploration (93)  |  Girl (15)  |  Inspiration (50)  |  International (18)  |  Officer (6)  |  Space (154)  |  Universe (563)

When God made the color purple, God was just showing off.
— Mae C. Jemison
Paraphrasing from Alice Walker's book, The Color Purple. From online transcript of TED talk, 'Mae Jemison on teaching arts and sciences together' (2002).
Science quotes on:  |  Color (78)  |  God (454)  |  Purple (2)

When I'm asked about the relevance to Black people of what I do, I take that as an affront. It presupposes that Black people have never been involved in exploring the heavens, but this is not so. Ancient African empires - Mali, Songhai, Egypt - had scientists, astronomers. The fact is that space and its resources belong to all of us, not to any one group.
— Mae C. Jemison
In Current Biography Yearbook (1993), Vol. 54, 280.
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