“We'd never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky” Emily Dickinson
I love looking at the night's sky. It's filled with so much beauty. Sometimes, when I'm feeling the need to look at the size of God, I like to slip out of my bed when everyone else is sleeping, and sit under the stars and gaze up. Looking up at the sky makes me feel inspired, and awed. There is so much of it. Compared to the size of the heavens, my problems are infinitesimal. It is my ardent belief that men and woman should take a moment out of their busy lives and get out of our man made houses, our TV lands, internet and cars, and just look up. When you look up it's easier to be lifted up, and reminded of what, and who really matters.
So, enough of my rambling. I've got some good quotes here. All star/sky themed.
“The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.”
“The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.”
Frederic Lawrence Knowles
“The night is bright, with a starlit sky, I sit and think, as time passes by. Oh starry night, with a moonlit sky, take me away, and tell me why. Give me a reason, for love's end, give me a reason, for why I lost a friend. I sit and think, all night l”
“I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient.”
“I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.”
“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul”
“Only from the heart Can you touch the sky.”
Jalal ad-Din Rumi
“Eagles: When they walk, they stumble. They are not what one would call graceful. They were not designed to walk. They fly. And when they fly, oh, how they fly, so free, so graceful. They see from the sky what we never see.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"This is a place where grandmothers hold babies on their laps under the stars and whisper in their ears that the lights in the sky are holes in the floor of heaven."
— Rick Bragg
Machado de Assis
"To him the stars seemed like so many musical notes affixed to the sky, just waiting for somebody to unfasten them. Someday the sky would be emptied, but by then the earth would be a constellation of musical scores"
— Machado de Assis
"We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us: and it is the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence."
— Charlotte Brontë
"Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
— Harriet Tubman