Ann Druyan on Carl Sagan...

"I sit surrounded by cartons of mail from people all over the planet who
mourn Carl's loss. Many of them credit him with their awakenings. Some
of them say that Carl's example has inspired them to work for science
and reason against the forces of superstition and fundamentalism. These
thoughts comfort me and lift me up out of my heartache. They allow me
to feel, without resorting to the supernatural, that Carl lives."

"Billions and Billions: Thoughts On Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium"
the last book by Carl Sagan; Epilogue by his wife, Ann Druyan, February 14, 1997