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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1743
AUTHOR: Gherman Stepanovich Titov (1935–2000)
QUOTATION: Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods…. I don’t believe in God. I believe in man—his strength, his possibilities, his reason.
ATTRIBUTION: GHERMAN TITOV, Soviet cosmonaut, comments at world’s fair, Seattle, Washington, May 6, 1962, as reported by The Seattle Daily Times, May 7, 1962, p. 2.
SUBJECTS: Space exploration