50 Incredible Bill Nye Quotes

Which are your favorite Bill Nye quotes?

Bill Nye is an American television presenter, science communicator, and entertainer.

Popularly known as the host of the PBS and syndicated children’s science show ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’. The show aired 100 episodes over five seasons between 1993 and 1998.

Bill has since made a career as an author, educator, public speaker, and TV host. He has been honored by many universities with several doctorates from ‘Johns Hopkins University’, ‘Lehigh University’, and ‘Willamette University’ Because of his contribution to science.

Here’s a collection of the most incredible Bill Nye quotes:


50 Incredible Bill Nye Quotes

1. “Burning carbon-based substances like oil, gas, and especially coal, produces billions of tons of extra carbon dioxide each year. Methane gas from cows and pigs and other animals on our large farms ends up in the atmosphere as well, trapping more of the sun’s energy as heat.” – Bill Nye

2. “Evolution is a theory, and it’s a theory that you can test. We’ve tested evolution in many ways. You can’t present good evidence that says evolution is not a fact.” – Bill Nye

3. “I hope climate science becomes the big thing. And then what I want is electrical engineers to solve the world’s energy problems, energy distribution problems. I want mechanical engineers to make better transportation systems. I want chemical engineers to develop better solar panels, and so on.” – Bill Nye

4. “I’ve always loved airplanes and flight. The space program was really important to me as a kid. I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room.” – Bill Nye

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

6. “NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world’s premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget.” – Bill Nye


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7. “Television isn’t inherently good or bad. You go to a bookstore, there are how many thousands of books, but how many of those do you want? Five? Television’s the same way. If you’re going to show people stuff, television is the way to go. Words and pictures show things.” – Bill Nye


8. “To try to really land a spacecraft really on another world is really difficult, and if we lose that ability, it’s going to be heartbreaking.” – Bill Nye

9. “When Rush Limbaugh says I’m not a scientist, I’m charmed – I smirk.” – Bill Nye

10. “You’re dressed in a tuxedo, you wear a bow tie. A bow tie with a tuxedo is more formal than a straight tie with a tuxedo.” – Bill Nye

11. “As you may know, I am a mechanical engineer.” – Bill Nye

12. “Everyone, red state, blue state, everyone supports space exploration.” – Bill Nye

13. “I change my socks often because I had bad bouts of athlete’s foot fungus infections as a kid. I may be able to change socks less frequently and not get the fungus. But, I’d rather not run the test to determine just how infrequently I could change socks. I don’t feel superstitious about it.” – Bill Nye

14. “I worked at comedy clubs – if I can use the term ‘work’ – for several years. I middled at one point. I never made it; I was never a headliner. I never made enough time to write enough good material, in my opinion.” – Bill Nye

15. “If you have this idea that the earth is only 6,000 years old, you are denying, if you will, everything that you can touch and see. You’re not paying attention to what’s happening in the universe around you.” – Bill Nye

16. “My father was a very good Boy Scout. He was very skilled with knots, and he showed me how to tie a bow tie.” – Bill Nye


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17. “Teaching creationism in science class as an alternative to evolution is inappropriate.” – Bill Nye


18. “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.” – Bill Nye

19. “When one shows up in jeans and a T-shirt, I strongly feel that the audience reacts in a very different way than when you show up in a sport coat and a tie.” – Bill Nye

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

21. “As a kid at the World’s Fair in 1965, I missed seeing the big global population clock rollover from 2,999,999,999 to 3 billion – I was really disappointed.” – Bill Nye

22. “Everybody who’s a physician, who makes vaccines, who wants to find the cure for cancer. Everybody who wants to do any medical good for humankind got the passion for that before he or she was 10.” – Bill Nye

23. “I always liked show biz and got to make a few training films at Boeing. Soon after, I got the idea of a science show geared toward kids, around ages 8 through 12.” – Bill Nye

24. “I used to play ultimate Frisbee, and I just got a reputation for making popcorn at parties. I don’t mean to brag on myself, but I make the popcorn in the pot, and it comes out fine every time.” – Bill Nye

25. “If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it’s game over. It’s control-alt-delete for civilization.” – Bill Nye

26. “It’s important that our children are raised to be educated, well-rounded tax-paying citizens that understand the importance of technology and science.” – Bill Nye


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27. “Tax dollars intended for science education must not be used to teach creationism as any sort of real explanation of nature, because any observation or process of inference about our origin and the nature of the universe disproves creationism in every respect.” – Bill Nye


28. “There is good evidence that Venus once had liquid water and a much thinner atmosphere, similar to Earth billions of years ago. But today the surface of Venus is dry as a bone, hot enough to melt lead, there are clouds of sulfuric acid that reach a hundred miles high and the air is so thick it’s like being 900 meters deep in the ocean.” – Bill Nye

29. “What makes the United States great, the reason people wanted to live in the United States, move here still, is because of our ability to innovate.” – Bill Nye

30. “You can believe what you want religiously. Religion is one thing, but science, provable science, is something else.” – Bill Nye

31. “After I had this idea to be Bill Nye the Science Guy, I wore straight ties the first couple times, and then I got this thing going and I started wearing bow ties.” – Bill Nye

32. “Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.” – Bill Nye

33. “Humor is everywhere in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.” – Bill Nye

34. “I really believe in science. It is a faith. It is a reverence akin to religion. But as we always say, it’s different from religion in that, as near as we can tell, it exists outside of us. It has an objective quality, the process of science.” – Bill Nye

35. “If NASA is to reach beyond the Moon and someday reach Mars, it must be relieved of the burden of launching people and cargo to low earth orbit. To do that, we must invest more in commercial spaceflight.” – Bill Nye

36. “If you’re an adult and you choose not to believe in science, fine, but please don’t prevent your children from learning about it and letting them draw their own conclusions.” – Bill Nye


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37. “Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back.” – Bill Nye


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

39. “We talk about the Internet. That comes from science. Weather forecasting. That comes from science. The main idea in all of biology is evolution. To not teach it to our young people is wrong.” – Bill Nye

40. “Winter lingered so long in the lap of Spring that it occasioned a great deal of talk.” – Bill Nye

41. “A two-and-a-half-year-old is pretty experienced at making a mess, anyway.” – Bill Nye

42. “But investment in space stimulates society, it stimulates it economically, it stimulates it intellectually, and it gives us all passion.” – Bill Nye

43. “Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science – in all of biology.” – Bill Nye

44. “I like to regard myself as someone who’s capable of critical thought, that is to say, who can evaluate claims.” – Bill Nye

45. “I’ve got no problem with anybody’s religion. But if you go claiming the Earth is only 10,000 years old, that’s just wrong.” – Bill Nye

46. “If you want grown-ups to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they’ll be all over it.” – Bill Nye


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47. “One of the drawbacks of English is you can’t spell things by hearing them.” – Bill Nye


48. “The information you get from social media is not a substitute for academic discipline at all.” – Bill Nye

49. “Unlike science, creationism cannot predict anything, and it cannot provide satisfactory answers about the past.” – Bill Nye

50. “When we see the shadow on our images, are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It’s like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now; when was then?” – Bill Nye



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