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stars Quotes

70 of the best book quotes about stars
  1. #1
    “Still, the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back.”
  2. #2
    “In school, we learned about the world before ours, about the angels and gods that lived in the sky, ruling the earth with kind and loving hands. Some say those are just stories, but I don’t believe that.
    The gods rule us still. They have come down from the stars. And they are no longer kind.”
  3. #3
    ″‘Doon!’ cried Lina. ‘More lights!’ She pointed at the sky. He looked up and saw them—hundreds and hundreds of tiny flecks of light, strewn like spilled salt across the blackness. ‘Oh!’ he whispered. There was nothing else to say. The beauty of these lights made his breath stop in his throat.”
  4. #4
    “Stars and shadows ain’t good to see by.”
  5. #5
    ’Later that night, Dad stopped the car out in the middle of the desert, and we slept under the stars. We had no pillows, but Dad said that was part of his plan. He was teaching us to have good posture. The Indians didn’t use pillows, either, he explained, and look how straight they stood. We did have our scratchy army-surplus blankets, so we spread them out and lay there, looking up at the field of stars. I told Lori how lucky we were to be sleeping out under the sky like Indians.
    ‘We could live like this forever,’ I said.
    ‘I think we’re going to,’ she said.”
  6. #6
    ″‘What the [heck],’ Dad said. ‘It’s Christmas. You can have a planet if you want.’
    And he gave me Venus.”
  7. #7
    Holmes and Watson are on a camping trip. In the middle of the night Holmes wakes up and gives Dr. Watson a nudge. “Watson” he says, “look up in the sky and tell me what you see.”
    “I see millions of stars, Holmes,” says Watson.
    “And what do you conclude from that, Watson?”
    Watson thinks for a moment. “Well,” he says, “astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meterologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I see that God is all-powerful, and we are small and insignificant. Uh, what does it tell you, Holmes?”
    “Watson, you idiot! Someone has stolen our tent!”
  8. #8
    “Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning. ”
  9. #9
    “Stars are beautiful, but they may not take part in anything, they must just look on forever.”
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    J.M. Barrie
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    Peter Pan
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    stars
  10. #10
    “My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love to lay any of them on you.”
  1. #11
    “Doubt thou the stars are fire;
    Doubt that the sun doth move;
    Doubt truth to be a liar;
    But never doubt I love.”
  2. #12
    “Nothing is written in the stars ... No one controls your destiny.”
  3. #13
    “Once, he thought, I would have seen the stars. Years ago. But now it’s only the dust; no one has seen a star in years, at least not on Earth.”
  4. #14
    “O, here
    Will I set up my everlasting rest,
    And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars
    From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!
    Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
    The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
    A dateless bargain to engrossing death!”
  5. #15
    “Turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun.”
  6. #16
    “How countlessly they congregate
    O’er our tumultuous snow,
    Which flows in shapes as tall as trees
    When wintry winds do blow!”
  7. #17
    “This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
    Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
    Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best.
    Night, sleep, and the stars.”
  8. #18
    “I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”
  9. #19
    “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.”
  10. #20
    “There is a way on high, easily seen in a clear sky, and which, remarkable for its very whiteness, receives the name of the Milky Way. Along this is the way for the Gods above to the abode of the great Thunderer and his royal palace.”

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  1. #21
    “I looked at the stars, and considered how awful it would be for a man to turn his face up to them as he froze to death, and see no help or pity in all the glittering multitude.”
  2. #22
    “When Eleanor was a little girl, she’d thought her mom looked like a queen, like the star of some fairy tale […] You’d look at Eleanor’s mom and think she must be carved into the prow of a Viking ship somewhere or maybe painted on the side of a plane […]”
  3. #23
    “Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11.30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter.”
  4. #24
    “Then, of course, those with stars all got frightfully mad. To be wearing a star now was frightfully bad.”
  5. #25
    “And that handy machine working very precisely removed all the stars from their tummies quite nicely.”
  6. #26
    “He believed the stars were wishes, and that one day they would all come true.”
  7. #27
    “Then they yelled at the ones that had stars at the start. We’re exactly like you! You can’t tell us apart. We’re all just the same, now, you snooty old smarties! And now we can go to your frankfurter parties.”
  8. #28
    Then she saw a star fall, leaving behind it a bright streak of fire. “Someone is dying,” thought the little girl, for her old grandmother, the only one who had ever loved her, and who was now dead, had told her that when a star falls, a soul was going up to God.
  9. #29
    “That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars, and whether they had one, or not, upon thars.”
  10. #30
    “There was a star danced, and under that was I born.”
  1. #31
    “Sometimes I try to write myself into a constellation, imagine what it would be like to be forever painted across the sky.”
  2. #32
    “I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its solitude. I will be the desert.”
  3. #33
    “The same substance composes us--the tree overhead, the stone beneath us, the bird, the beast, the star--we are all one, all moving to the same end.”
  4. #34
    “Home is behind, the world ahead,
    And there are many paths to tread
    Through shadows to the edge of night,
    Until the stars are all alight.”
  5. #35
    “Staring at the stars was like staring backward in time, since some stars are so far away that their light takes millions of years just to reach us. That we see stars not as they look now, but as they were when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The whole concept just struck me as…amazing somehow.”
  6. #36
    “Goodnight stars
    Goodnight air
    Goodnight noises everywhere”
  7. #37
    “To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there. Freedom to dissolve; to lift off; to be like the flame of a candle, which, in spite of being up against the light of a billion stars, remains intact, because it never pretended to be more than what it is: a mere candle.”
  8. #38
    “Her face was fair and pretty, with eyes like two bits of night sky, each with a star dissolved in the blue.”
  9. #39
    “We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names.”
  10. #40
    “Some people are born with tornadoes in their lives, but constellations in their eyes. Other people are born with stars at their feet, but their souls are lost at sea.”
  1. #41
    “Those freckles make you seem like a galaxy of stars, just waiting to be explored and loved.”
  2. #42
    “Burning is the right way to paint it. You feel yourself getting so hot, day after day. Hotter and hotter. It gets to be too much. Even for stars. At some point they fizzle out or explode. Cease to be. But if you’re looking up at the sky, you don’t see it that way. You think those stars are still there. Some aren’t. Some are already gone. Long gone. I guess, now, so am I.”
  3. #43
    “He stared back at her, knowing with certainty that he was falling in love. He pulled her close and kissed her beneath a blanket of stars, wondering ho on earth he’d been lucky enough to find her.”
  4. #44
    “The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence.”
  5. #45
    “TO go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society. I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars.”
  6. #46
    “If you never saw the stars, candles were enough.”
  7. #47
    “If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!”
  8. #48
    “All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems... But all these stars are silent. You-You alone will have stars as no one else has them.”
  9. #49
    “It’s all a great mystery...Look up at the sky and you’ll see how everything changes.”
  10. #50
    “If you love a flower which happens to be on a star, it is sweet at night to gaze at the sky. All the stars are a riot of flowers.”
  1. #51
    “The stars are a free show; it don’t cost anything to use your eyes”
  2. #52
    “Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night;
    Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,
    Take him and cut him out in little stars,
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night...”
  3. #53
    “I defy you, stars.”
  4. #54
    “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”
  5. #55
    “But it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he has Cassius note, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves.”
  6. #56
    “There were stars. They burned my eyes.”
  7. #57
    “Under normal circumstances, Ronnie probably would have appreciated an evening like this. In New York, the lights from the city made it impossible to see many stars, but here, it was just the opposite.”
  8. #58
    “It was a star,” Mrs. Whatsit said sadly. “A star giving up its life in battle with the Thing. It won, oh, yes, my children, it won. But it lost its life in the winning.”
  9. #59
    “But I am constant as the Northern Star,
    Of whose true fixed and resting quality
    There is no fellow in the firmament.”
  10. #60
    “The stars were thinning out; the glare of the Milky Way was dimming into a pale ghost of the glory he had known—and, when he was ready, would know again. He was back, precisely where he wished to be, in the space that men called real.”

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  1. #61
    “The moment I stopped spending so much time chasing the big pleasure of life. I began to enjoy the little ones, like watching the stars dancing in the moonlit sky or soaking in the sunbeams of a glorious summer morning.”
  2. #62
    “The thing’s hollow—it goes on forever—and—oh my God!—it’s full of stars!”
  3. #63
    “The immense distances to the stars and the galaxies mean that we see everything in space in the past--some as they were before the Earth came to be. Telescopes are time machines.”
  4. #64
    “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
  5. #65
    “On the scale of worlds--to say nothing of stars or galaxies--humans are inconsequential, a thin film of life on an obscure and solitary lump of rock and metal.”
  6. #66
    “At the very moment that humans discovered the scale of the universe and found that their most unconstrained fancies were in fact dwarfed by the true dimensions of even the Milky Way Galaxy, they took steps that ensured that their descendants would be unable to see the stars at all.”
  7. #67
    “Above, the stars shone hard and bright, sparks struck off the dark skin of the universe.”
  8. #68
    “I caught the happy virus last night
    When I was out singing beneath the stars.
    It is remarkably contagious -
    So kiss me.”
  9. #69
    “I caught the happy virus last night
    When I was out singing beneath the stars.
    It is remarkably contagious -
    So kiss me.”
  10. #70
    “Chase your stars fool, life is short. ”
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