Night Sky Quotes

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Haruki Murakami
“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays

Charlotte Eriksson
“So I am not a broken heart.
I am not the weight I lost or miles or ran and I am not the way I slept on my doorstep under the bare sky in smell of tears and whiskey because my apartment was empty and if I were to be this empty I wanted something solid to sleep on. Like concrete.
I am not this year and I am not your fault.
I am muscles building cells, a little every day, because they broke that day,
but bones are stronger once they heal and I am smiling to the bus driver and replacing my groceries once a week and I am not sitting for hours in the shower anymore.
I am the way a life unfolds and bloom and seasons come and go and I am the way the spring always finds a way to turn even the coldest winter into a field of green and flowers and new life.
I am not your fault.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Ptolemy
“I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia”
Ptolemy, Ptolemy's Almagest

Munia Khan
“All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide
like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide;
but a hidden star can still be smiling
at night's black spell on darkness, beguiling”
Munia Khan

Carl Sagan
“Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky. Before we devised artificial lights and atmospheric pollution and modern forms of nocturnal entertainment we watched the stars. There were practical calendar reasons of course but there was more to it than that. Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away.”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Yasunari Kawabata
“The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.”
Yasunari Kawabata, Palm-of-the-Hand Stories

Galileo Galilei
“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.”
Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger, Venice 1610: "From Doubt to Astonishment"

Crystal Woods
“A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 3

Ptolemy
“Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.”
Ptolemy

Robert W. Service
“Some praise the Lord for Light,
The living spark;
I thank God for the Night
The healing dark.”
Robert William Service

Carl Sagan
“When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shinning because of distant nuclear fusion.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Victor Hugo
“He was there alone with himself, collected, tranquil, adoring, comparing the serenity of his heart with the serenity of the skies, moved in the darkness by the visible splendors of the constellations, and the invisible splendor of God, opening his soul to the thoughts which fall from the Unknown. In such moments, offering up his heart at the hour when the flowers of night inhale their perfume, lighted like a lamp in the center of the starry night, expanding his soul in ecstasy in the midst of the universal radiance of creation, he could not himself perhaps have told what was passing in his own mind; he felt something depart from him, and something descend upon him, mysterious interchanges of the depths of the soul with the depths of the universe.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Sanober  Khan
“a silent night. - the most eloquent poem i have ever read.”
Sanober Khan

Yasunari Kawabata
“Was this the bright vastness the poet Bashō saw when he wrote of the Milky Way arched over a stormy sea?”
Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
“It's quiet in the car, in a good way for once. No words, no music. Silence seems right. I roll down the windows and lean my head against the door frame, listening to the wind rush by and smelling the pine trees. I watch the stars materialize, like someone is dimming the switch on the night sky so each shining dot grows brighter and brighter.”
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, How My Summer Went Up in Flames

Anna Laetitia Barbauld
“Is there not
A tongue in every star that talks with man,
And wooes him to be wise? nor wooes in vain;
This dead of midnight is the noon of thought,
And wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars.”
Anna Letitia Barbauld

“That black, maddening firmament; that vast cosmic ocean, endlessly deep in every direction, both Heaven and Pandemonium at once; mystical Zodiac, speckled flesh of Tiamat; all that is chaos, infinite and eternal. And yet, it's somehow the bringing to order of this chaos which perhaps has always disturbed me most. The constellations, in their way, almost bring into sharper focus the immensity and insanity of it all - monsters and giants brought to life in all their gigantic monstrosity; Orion and Hercules striding across the sky, limbs reaching for lightyears, only to be dwarfed by the likes of Draco, Pegasus, or Ursa Major. Then bigger still - Cetus, Eridanus, Ophiuchus, and Hydra, spanning nearly the whole of a hemisphere, sunk below the equator in that weird underworld of obscure southern formations. You try to take them in - the neck cranes, the eyes roll, and the mind boggles until this debilitating sense of inverted vertigo overcomes you...”
Mark X., Citations: A Brief Anthology

Michael Poeltl
“The storm long past, the night sky was beset with stars. Pointing upward, I asked her to pick a point of light and stay with it. Standing up, I eased Sara to her feet. Whispering into her ear, I asked, “Have you ever stood under a star... and felt the earth move under your feet?”
Michael Poeltl, The Judas Syndrome

Patricia Grasso
“Look there.” Regina pointed toward the northern sky. “Polaris.”
Viktor looked up. “The constant north star, one of man’s most dependable guides.”
“Polaris will be waiting for us there when we are old and have experienced a lifetime of joys and regrets,” Regina said, a wistful note in her voice. “That fact makes me feel like one of God’s most insignificant creatures.”
Patricia Grasso, Seducing the Prince

Sharon Weil
“Hope is a helium balloon. It is a wish lantern set out into the dark sky of night.”
Sharon Weil

Tamara Rendell
“The fires of night
through distance dance
ghosts who still know how to sing”
Tamara Rendell, Mystical Tides

Laura Chouette
“And the darkness felt suddenly like home again.

Like a familiar place in the shadows
where we used to meet.”
Laura Chouette

“The sky is dense with light, so many stars crowded against one another, it looks like the night is too small for them. How will they get out? I imagine they will hold hands to become morning.”
Nora Pierce, The Insufficiency of Maps

Fridtjof Nansen
“The starry sky is the truest friend in life, when you first become acquainted; it is ever there, it gives ever peace, ever reminds you that your restlessness, your doubt, your pains are passing trivialities. The universe is and will remain unshaken. Our opinions, our struggles, or sufferings are not so important and unique, when all is said and done.”
Fridtjof Nansen

Rajesh`
“There are no ghosts on the land, but the sky is full of them.”
Rajesh`, Random Cosmos

Thomas Lloyd Qualls
“The ears are the eyes of the dark, as the stars are the eyes of the night sky.”
Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Painted Oxen

Rajesh`
“I want to gaze through my telescope at every patch of the night sky and be overwhelmed by the marvel of creation. You can take away my telescope and I will use my bare eyes. Take away my eyes and I will see through my mind, for I cannot unsee the truth.”
Rajesh`, Random Cosmos

Rich Shapero
“The night sky was clear, but he drew clouds across it, combers that roiled like waves above him.”
Rich Shapero, Arms from the Sea

Jenny Knipfer
“On this cliff, I can almost touch the night sky; it hovers so close and puts a distance between me and the things threatening my conscience. I lay on a blanket in the damp grass and enfold myself in the drama of other worlds. The Big and Little Dipper tilt toward me, as if ready to spill their contents, and Scorpius curls its tail, ready to strike. The problems of my little life shrink under the majesty of such an expanse.”
Jenny Knipfer, Blue Moon

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