“ We human beings and all animals and all plants and everything on the Earth, are made of the dust that has come out of super novae. Now that’s not something I discovered, but that’s a fact. So when Joni Mitchell said: ‘We are stardust. We are golden.’ She was right. We are stardust. And I find that quite an amazing thing to think about. The material of our body did come from the insides of stars. It was made in the inside of stars.
Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist of Queen in an interview with Terry Gross of NPR’s Fresh Air – August 2010
“…a mote of dust suspended in a sun beam.” - Carl Sagan