Quotations About / On:
We sit in the mud ... and reach for the stars.
(Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Narrator, "Enough," ch. 16 (1865).)
A rocket is an experiment; a star is an observation.
(José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 51, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
When you wish upon a star your dreams come true.
(Ned Washington (190l-1976), U.S. songwriter. "When You Wish upon a Star," Pinocchio, Bourne Co. (1940).
Music composed by Leigh Harline (1907-1969).)
An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Romola, ch. 50 (1863).)
The sun is but a morning star.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Conclusion," Walden (1854).
To you, ye stars, man owes his subtlest raptures, thoughts unspeakable, yet full of faith.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 58, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970).)
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
(Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of Myself," sct. 31, Leaves of Grass (1855).)
The stars are the apexes of what triangles!
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, entry for Oct. 5, 1847 (1906).
Thinking of Ralph Waldo Emerson, who had just set out on his second voyage to England, Thoreau wrote: "I just looked up at a fine twinkling star and thought that a voyager whom I know, now many days' sail from this coast, might possibly be looking up at that same star with me.")
Truly the stars were given for a consolation to man.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Walk to Wachusett" (1843), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 146, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Hitch your wagon to a star.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Civilization," Society and Solitude (1870).)