Quotations About / On: SKY
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).)
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).)
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.)
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).)
You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.
(Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), German dramatist, poet. Pelagea Vlasova, in The Mother, sc. 10.)
So as to comprehend that the sky is blue everywhere one doesn't need to travel around the world.
(Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, Reflections in the Spirit of the Travellers (1829).)
Who has not seen in imagination, when looking into the sunset sky, the gardens of the Hesperides, and the foundation of all those fables?
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 219, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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).)
Nothing can be colder than his head, when the lightnings of his imagination are playing in the sky.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Plato; or, the Philosopher," Representative Men (1850).)