Quotations About / On: MOON

  • 41.
    If they had said that the sun or the moon had gone out of the heavens, it could not have struck me with the idea of a more awful and dreary blank in creation than the words: "Byron is dead!"
    (Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866), Scottish poet, wife of Thomas Carlyle. Letter, May 20, 1824, to her future husband Thomas Carlyle. The Love Letters of Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh (1908).)
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  • 42.
    We carry adolescence around in our bodies all our lives. We get through the Car Crash Age alive and cruise through our early twenties as cool dudes, wily, dashing, winsome . . . shooting baskets, the breeze, the moon, and then we try to become caring men, good husbands, great fathers, good citizens.
    (Garrison Keillor (20th century), U.S. humorist and author. The Book of Guys, introduction (1993).)
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  • 43.
    The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago ... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
    (Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British psychologist. The Dance of Life, ch. 7 (1923).)
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  • 44.
    Although sleep pressed upon my closing eyelids, and the moon, on her horses, blushed in the middle of the sky, nevertheless I could not leave off watching your play; there was too much fire in your two voices.
    (Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.10. 7-10.)
  • 45.
    There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
    (George Borrow (1803-1881), British author. Jasper, in Lavengro, ch. 25 (1851).)
  • 46.
    This world, such as it is, is not tolerable. Therefore I need the moon, or happiness, or immortality, I need something which is perhaps demented, but which is not of this world.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula, act 1, sc. 4, Pléiade (1962).)
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  • 47.
    There are three times in a man's life when he has the right to yell at the moon—when he marries; when his children come; and when he finishes a job he had to be crazy to start.
    (Borden Chase [Frank Fowler] (1900-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Charles Schnee, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Melville (Harry Carey, Sr.), Red River, after Matthew Garth (Montgomery Clift) and his men bring their herd to market (1948).)
  • 48.
    So there he is at last. Man on the moon. The poor magnificent bungler! He can't even get to the office without undergoing the agonies of the damned, but give him a little metal, a few chemicals, some wire and twenty or thirty billion dollars and, vroom! there he is, up on a rock a quarter of a million miles up in the sky.
    (Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (July 21, 1969).)
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  • 49.
    The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. "Introduction to The Dragon of the Apocalypse, by Frederick Carter," Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 300, Viking Press (1936).)
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  • 50.
    Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it—but there is.
    (Olive Schreiner (1855-1920), South African writer, feminist. Lyndall, in The Story of an African Farm, pt. 2, ch. 4 (1883).)
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