Quotations About / On:
... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reoccurring.
(Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 7 (1976).)
A woman with her two children was captured on the steps of the capitol building, whither she had fled for protection, and this, too, while the stars and stripes floated over it.
(Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884), U.S. journalist, author, crusader. Half A Century, pp. 148-49, Jansen, McClurg and Company, Chicago (1880).
On Washington slave trade.)
Astrology: do we make a hullabaloo among the stars, or do they make a hullabaloo down here?
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
I'm going to be a great film star. That is, if booze and sex don't get me first.
(Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), Cabaret (1972).)
The sage as astronomer.As long as you still experience the stars as something "above you," you still lack viewpoint of knowledge.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 86, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 71 (1886).)
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago ... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
(Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British psychologist. The Dance of Life, ch. 7 (1923).)
I'm a bit of a P.T. Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
(Donald Trump (b. 1946), U.S. businessman. Quoted in Observer (London, July 7, 1991).
On the women in his life.)
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).)