Quotations About / On:
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 ageusually some age in their thirties. As quoted in American Women in the 1960s, ch. 14, by Blanche Linden-Ward and Carol Hurd Green (1991).)
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.)
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).)
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).)
A black sun has appeared in the sky of my motherland.
(Wuer Kaixi, Chinese student leader. Quoted in Independent (London, June 29, 1989).
Said about the events in Tiananmen Square, Beijing.)
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.)
The sky sinks in the morning, this fact has been insufficiently observed.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Moran, in Molloy, p. 135, Grove Press (1970).)
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Journal entry, May 25, 1843. Journals (1909-1914).)
I don't know how to fly on my own but his faith on me lifts up every time to the height beyond skies.
'Don't be star fallen to the ground, be a fallen star who falls from one skies and rises in another'
(- - - Indian Poet, Pijush Biswas, [12 July,1988])