Quotations About / On: SKY

  • 1.
    Maybe it's our sky that makes us crazy.
    (Kathleen Norris (b. 1947), U.S. poet and farmer. Dakota, ch. 32 (1993). Norris lived and farmed in rural Lemmon, South Dakota.)
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  • 2.
    Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky.
    (Boris Yeltsin (b. 1931), Russian politician, president. Remark during a visit to the U.S. quoted in Independent (London, Sept. 13, 1989).)
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  • 3.
    If you are trying to run a whorehouse in the sky, then get a license.
    (Martha Griffiths (b. 1912), U.S. politician. Said by the Congresswoman in the late 1960s. She was chastising airline executives for their policy of forcing the retirement of flight attendants who married or reached a certain age—usually some age in their thirties. As quoted in American Women in the 1960s, ch. 14, by Blanche Linden-Ward and Carol Hurd Green (1991).)
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  • 4.
    I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 23, 1895, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 6, p. 40, "Nauka" (1976).)
  • 5.
    If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky, they would all seem too short.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1854).)
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  • 6.
    The sun of a prince's good graces resembles that in the skies in that it shines most kindly upon the blackest people.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1811-1816).)
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  • 7.
    The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
    (William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. Neuromancer, ch. 1, Ace Science Fiction (1984). Infamous opening sentence of the quintessential "cyberpunk" novel.)
  • 8.
    I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 50, Conard (1915).)
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  • 9.
    Victorian sorrow: the stars are winking in the sky, but not for us.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 10.
    The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act IV (1835).)
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