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Quotes About Stars

"The night is even more richly colored than the day. . . . If only one pays attention to it, one sees that certain stars are citron yellow, while others have a pink glow or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expiating on this theme, it should be clear that putting little white dots on a blue-black surface is not enough."

— Vincent van Gogh, Painter

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream."

— Vincent Van Gogh, Painter

"The Sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the Universe to do."

— Galileo Galilei, Astronomer

Sea and Sky Image of the Sun

"The face of the sun is not without expression, but it tells us precious little of what is in its heart."

— Armin J. Deutsch, Astronomer and Science Fiction Writer

"When I consider how, after sunset, the stars come out gradually in troops from behind the hills and woods, I confess that I could not have contrived a more curious and inspiring sight."

— Henry Thoreau, Poet

"It is reasonable to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star."

— Arthur Eddington, Astrophysicist

Hubble Telescope Image of the Pleiades Star Cluster

"The real friends of the space voyager are the stars. Their friendly, familiar patterns are constant companions, unchanging, out there."

— James Lovell, Apollo Astronaut

"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."

— Sarah Williams, Poet

"Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future."

— H. G. Wells Science Fiction Writer

Image of the Milky Way in the Night Sky

"It is a pity, in an age of rockets and space telescopes, that so few people have a direct acquaintance with the stars. Learning the stars and following their nightly courses across the sky brings a deep satisfaction born of familiarity with something both ancient and ageless."

— Richard Berry, Writer

"Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future."

— H. G. Wells Science Fiction Writer

"And as I looked at the star, I realised what millions of other people have realised when looking at stars. We’re tiny. We don’t matter. We’re here for a second and then gone the next. We’re a sneeze in the life of the universe."

— Danny Wallace, Writer