Isaac Newton famously said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

We at HighExistence feel exactly the same way. This site would not exist were it nor for the great thinkers and authors of the past and present. The HighExistence organism sustains itself by eating books and breathing thought. And we know you love reading too because some of our book-recommendation articles are our most popular, such as:

One thinker who has helped those involved with HE see further is Carl Sagan. His mind was like a laser, and his heart was as big as the galaxy. He was surely made of star stuff and showed us we are too in Cosmos, one of the greatest TV shows ever made.

Below, Zen Pencils illustrates Carl Sagan’s views on books and the magic of learning. Whenever I read this quote, I always get excited about the prospect of reading more books. Enter Carl Sagan:
carl sagan on the wonder of books