Quotes About Vastness

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Lauren Oliver
“She liked the word ineffable because it meant a feeling so big or vast that it could not be expressed in words.

And yet, because it could not be expressed in words, people had invented a word to express it, and that made Liesl feel hopeful, somehow.”
Lauren Oliver, Liesl & Po

Neil Gaiman
“Idris: Are all people like this?
The Doctor: Like what?
Idris: So much bigger on the inside.”
Neil Gaiman

J.R.R. Tolkien
“He loved mountains, or he had loved the thought of them marching on the edge of stories brought from far away; but now he was borne down by the insupportable weight of Middle-earth. He longed to shut out the immensity in a quiet room by a fire.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Haruki Murakami
“The ocean was one of the greatest things he had ever seen in his life—bigger and deeper than anything he had imagined. It changed its color and shape and expression according to time and place and weather. It aroused a deep sadness in his heart, and at the same time it brought his heart peace and comfort.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Carl Sagan
“In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with Annie.

[Dedication to Sagan's wife, Ann Druyan, in Cosmos]”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Eric Samuel Timm
“Creation is the vocal chords of God speaking each day through the colors of the sunrise, the vastness of the night sky,the teeming of life in the ocean, the majesty of the mountains.”
Eric Samuel Timm, Static Jedi: The Art of Hearing God Through the Noise

Hark Herald Sarmiento
“I used to capture the vastness and the immensity of the world and confine it to the limited pages of the parchment.”
Hark Herald Sarmiento

Thomas Ligotti
“For many feverish years he was burdened with the sensation, an ancient one to be sure, that the incredible sprawl of human history was no more than a pathetically partial record of an infinitely vast and shadowed chronicle of universal metamorphoses. How much greater, then, was the feeling that his own pathetic history formed a practically invisible fragment of what itself was merely an obscure splinter of the infinite. Somehow he needed to excarcerate himself from the claustral dungeon cell of his life. In the end, however, he broke beneath the weight of his aspiration. And as the years passed, the only mystery which seemed worthy of his interest, and his amazement, was that unknown day which would inaugurate his personal eternity, that incredible day on which the sun simply would not rise, and forever would begin.”
Thomas Ligotti, The Nightmare Factory

Christopher Hawke
“First, come to the point where you realize you are alone, completely and utterly alone in the vastness of the universe and all of time.
Then realize you are not alone. Look back on your life and see the people who stood by you. There were some. Realize the God of your understanding cares.”
Christopher Hawke

“...you need to travel to see the ocean - I don't need the ocean - I have the sky...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Dean Koontz
“The only thing I know for sure is how much I do not know.”
Dean Koontz, Brother Odd

Wallace Stegner
“It is not an unusual life curve for Westerners - to live i n and be shaped by the bigness, sparseness, space clarity & hopefulness of the West, to go away for study and enlargement and the perspective that distance and dissatisfaction can give, and then to return to what pleases the sight and enlists the loyalty and demands the commitment.”
Wallace Stegner, Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs

Criss Jami
“When we begin to reflect Christ, the Bible, when more understood as being centered around Christ, seems to be potentially every man's biography regarding God's promised experiences and truth for him - his individual, unique path of humbling oneself before the Lord and then being exalted by the Lord back into his true and righteous personhood. Many followers may speak of it merely to try to change other people (before changing themselves), but the prophets speak of it as a living word which miraculously tells their very own experiences.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Luther Burbank
“Science . . . has opened our eyes to the vastness of the universe and given us light, truth and freedom from fear where once was darkness, ignorance and superstition. There is no personal salvation, except through science.”
Luther Burbank, The Harvest Of The Years

Mehek Bassi
“I adore the ocean and its vastness, as if it is trying to teach me something, as if it is trying to teach me to remain calm whatever the situation maybe. It holds such a huge amount of water but always remains content and at peace, while we people lose our calm even at smallest of tensions that we get in life. It teaches us to keep our secrets safe within. It has an entire habitat residing in its heart, but we haven’t been able to explore it fully, same way, we must keep our secrets tightly bound within us. If we will share them, the world will lose the curiosity, just like we will lose curiosity if we will come to know fully about the aquatic life. It teaches us to provide without seeking. It houses innumerable species inside and never asks them for anything, we must also help the needy and provide if we have in abundance. The ocean teaches us lessons that books or school can’t teach us.”
Mehek Bassi

“What you call 'contradiction' I call 'complement'.”
Agnostic Zetetic

“Let your mind wander in simplicity, blend your spirit with the vastness, follow along with things the way they are, and make no room for personal views - then the world will be governed.”
Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

Bryant McGill
“In the inconceivably vast and humbling unknown called "everything", is a supreme inter-communication called, spirituality.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Marguerite Yourcenar
“Apenas llegado a Sharax, el fatigado emperador había ido a sentarse a la orilla del mar, frente a las densas aguas del Golfo Pérsico. En aquel momento no dudaba todavía de la victoria, pero por primera vez lo abrumaba la inmensidad del mundo, la conciencia de su edad y de los límites que nos encierran. Gruesas lágrimas rodaron por las arrugadas mejillas del hombre a quien se creía incapaz de llorar. El jefe que había llevado las águilas romanas a riberas hasta entonces inexploradas, comprendió que no se embarcaría jamás en aquel mar tan soñado; la India, la Bactriana, todo ese Oriente tenebroso del que se había embriagado a distancia, se reducirían para él a unos nombres y a unos ensueños. A la mañana siguiente, las malas noticias lo forzaron a retroceder. Cada vez que el destino me ha dicho no, he recordado aquellas lágrimas derramadas una noche en lejanas playas por un anciano que quizá miraba por primera vez su vida cara a cara.”
Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian

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