Quotations About / On: SKY

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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).)
  • 23.
    How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky.
    (E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. The Serapion Brethren. By Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, vol. I, sect. 1, p. 9, trans. by Alexander Ewing, George Bell and Sons (1908). Cyprian to his fellow Serapion Brethren, about philistinism.)
  • 24.
    The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons, but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.
    (Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. Congressional Record (House), March 9, 1949, vol. 94, part 2, 80th Congress, 2nd session, p. 1, GPO (1948). In defense of Truman Doctrine.)
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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    Everything that ever walked or crawled on the face of the earth, swum the depths of the ocean or soared through the skies left its imprint here.
    (Robert M. Fresco, and Jack Arnold. Dr. Matt Hastings (John Agar), Tarantula, Looking out at the desert. (1955).)
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  • 28.
    It is painful to be told that anything is very fine and not be able to feel that it is fine—something like being blind, while people talk of the sky.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Dorothea Brooke Casaubon, the heroine of Middlemarch, ch. 21 (1871-1872). About art criticism.)
  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    Manhattan has no choice but the skyward extrusion of the Grid itself; only the Skyscraper offers business the wide-open spaces of a man-made Wild West, a frontier in the sky.
    (Rem Koolhaas (b. 1944), Dutch architect. Delirious New York, "The Double Life of Utopia: The Skyscraper," p. 72, Oxford University Press (1978).)
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