Quotations About / On:
Needles in a heavenly haystack. There are more stars in the heavens than there are human beings on earth.
(Sydney Boehm (1908-1990), U.S. screenwriter, and Rudolph Maté. Narrator, When Worlds Collide, The beginning of the movie. (1951).
Based On A Novel By Edwin Bulmer and Philip Wylie (1902-1971).)
Well of all things in the world, I don't suppose anything can be so dreadful as a public weddingmy stars!I should never be able to support it!
(Frances Burney (1752-1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, pp. 17-18, journal entry, July 20, 1768, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).)
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).)
The blue and the gray. Let us march together beneath the star- spangled banner.
(Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, as a former Confederate soldier, speaking at the encampment of the town's Union veterans (1953).
Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.)
I teach at Harvard that the world and the heavens, and the stars are all real, but not so damned real, you see.
(Josiah Royce (1855-1916), U.S. philosopher. Letter to William James, May 21, 1888, reporting a conversation with a sea captain. The Letters of Josiah Royce, p. 217, ed. John Clendenning (1970).)
Let none turn over books, or roam the stars in quest of God, who sees him not in man.
(Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 398 (1788).)
They had met, and included in their meeting the thrust of the manifold grass stems, the cry of the peewit, the wheel of the stars.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by Duckworth (1913). Sons and Lovers, ch. 13, Penguin Books (1989).
"They" are Paul Morel and Clara Dawes.)
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 59 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
(Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Logic of Elfland," Orthodoxy (1908).)
To study the stars upon the wide, boundless sea, is divine as it was to the Chaldean Magi, who observed their revolutions from the plains.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. White-Jacket (1850), ch. 19, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 5, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).)