Quotes about stars

A collection of quotes on the topic of star, likeness, use, world.

Best quotes about stars

Jack Kerouac photo

„There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.“

—  Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969

Source: On the Road: the Original Scroll

Theodore Roosevelt photo

„Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

Variant: Look Toward the stars but keep your feet firmly on the ground.
Source: The Greatest American President: The Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt

Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, Illusions

Widely attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson on the internet; however, a presumably definitive source of Emerson's works at http://www.rwe.org fails to confirm any occurrence of this phrase across his works. This phrase is found in remarks attributed to Charles A. Beard in Arthur H. Secord, "Condensed History Lesson", Readers' Digest, February 1941, p. 20; but the origin has not been determined. Possibly confused with a passage in "Illusions" in which Emerson discusses his experience in the "Star Chamber": "our lamps were taken from us by the guide, and extinguished or put aside, and, on looking upwards, I saw or seemed to see the night heaven thick with stars glimmering more or less brightly over our heads, and even what seemed a comet flaming among them. All the party were touched with astonishment and pleasure. Our musical friends sung with much feeling a pretty song, “The stars are in the quiet sky,” &c., and I sat down on the rocky floor to enjoy the serene picture. Some crystal specks in the black ceiling high overhead, reflecting the light of a half–hid lamp, yielded this magnificent effect."
Misattributed

William Shakespeare photo

„The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.“

—  William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Cassius, Act I, scene ii.
Variant: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.
Source: Julius Caesar

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Oscar Wilde photo

„We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.“

—  Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Lord Darlington, Act III
Source: Lady Windermere's Fan (1892)

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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Liam Payne photo

„Dreams are like stars; you may never touch them, but if you follow them, they will lead you to your destiny.“

—  Liam Payne English singer and songwriter 1993

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6422617.Liam_Payne

Joseph Goebbels photo

„The night is my best friend. It calms the storm in my soul and it lets the guiding stars rise.“

—  Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945

Die Nacht ist meine beste Freundin. Sie glättet den Sturm in der Seele und lässt die weisenden Sterne aufgehen.
Michael: a German fate in diary notes (1926)

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Vincent Van Gogh photo

„Someday death will take us to another star.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

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Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„Only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Variant: Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
Context: But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.

Stephen Hawking photo

„One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.“

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

Variant: Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.

Rick Riordan photo

„Tell the sun and stars hello for me.“

—  Rick Riordan, book The House of Hades

Source: The House of Hades

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Jack Kerouac photo

„The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"“

—  Jack Kerouac, book On the Road

Part One, Ch. 1
On the Road (1957)
Context: They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"

Margaret Fuller photo
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Carl Sagan photo

„Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

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Rick Riordan photo

„Vulcan?" Leo demanded. "I don't even LIKE Star Trek!“

—  Rick Riordan, book The Lost Hero

Source: The Lost Hero

Jim Morrison photo

„I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then — whoosh, and I'm gone… and they'll never see anything like it ever again… and they won't be able to forget me — ever.“

—  Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971

As quoted in Straight Whisky: A Living History of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll on the Sunset Strip (2003), by Erik Quisling, and Austin Lowry Williams p. 152

Marilyn Manson photo

„If you act like a rock star you will be treated like one.“

—  Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969

Source: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

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Ben Sherwood photo

„We all shine on in the moon and the stars and the sun.“

—  Ben Sherwood, book The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

Source: The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

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Pablo Neruda photo

„It is time, love, to break off that sombre rose,
shut up the stars and bury the ash in the earth;
and, in the rising of the light, wake with those who awoke
or go on in the dream, reaching the other shore of the sea which has no other shore.“

—  Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973

Es la hora, amor mío, de apartar esta rosa sombría,
cerrar las estrellas, enterrar la ceniza en la tierra:
y, en la insurrección de la luz, despertar con los que despertaron
o seguir en el sueño alcanzando la otra orilla del mar que no tiene otra orilla.
La Barcarola Termina (The Watersong Ends) (1967), trans. Anthony Kerrigan in Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda [Houghton Mifflin, 1990, ISBN 0-395-54418-1] (p. 500).

Gene Roddenberry photo

„Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it's not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.“

—  Gene Roddenberry American television screenwriter and producer 1921 - 1991

Interview (20 September 1988), included in Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5, DVD 7, "Mission Logs: Year Five", "A Tribute to Gene Roddenberry", 0:26:09)
Context: Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it's not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans. No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids — human beings built them, because they're clever and they work hard. And Star Trek is about those things.

Alexis Karpouzos photo
Stephen Hawking photo

„We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.“

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

Der Spiegel (17 October 1988)

Rabindranath Tagore photo
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Victor Hugo photo

„Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars. Cimourdain was full of virtues and truth, but they shine out of a dark background.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885

Part 2, Book 1, Ch. 2
Variant translation: What makes night within us may leave stars.
Source: Ninety-Three (1874)
Context: Cimourdain was a pure-minded but gloomy man. He had "the absolute" within him. He had been a priest, which is a solemn thing. Man may have, like the sky, a dark and impenetrable serenity; that something should have caused night to fall in his soul is all that is required. Priesthood had been the cause of night within Cimourdain. Once a priest, always a priest.
Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars. Cimourdain was full of virtues and truth, but they shine out of a dark background.

Elias Canetti photo

„A head full of stars, just not in constellation yet.“

—  Elias Canetti Bulgarian-born Swiss and British jewish modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer 1905 - 1994

Vincent Van Gogh photo
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Raymond Chandler photo

„I was as hollow and empty as the spaces between stars.“

—  Raymond Chandler, book The Long Goodbye

Source: The Long Goodbye

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Anaïs Nin photo

„I'm awaiting a lover. I have to be rent and pulled apart and live according to the demons and the imagination in me. I'm restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

Source: Fire: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin

Sojourner Truth photo

„I'm not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star.“

—  Sojourner Truth African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist 1797 - 1883

Jack Kerouac photo
Hedy Lamarr photo

„I was the highest-priced and most important star in Hollywood, but I was "difficult."“

—  Hedy Lamarr Austrian-American actress and co-inventor of an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping 1914 - 2000

Popcorn in Paradise (1980)

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„His [ Van Gogh's] pathos is alien to me, especially in my current phase, but he is certainly a genius. Pathetic to the point of being pathological, this endangered man can endanger one who does not see through him. Here a brain is consumed by the fire of a star. It frees itself in its work just before the catastrophe. Deepest tragedy takes place here, real tragedy, natural tragedy, exemplary tragedy. Permit me to be terrified.“

—  Paul Klee German Swiss painter 1879 - 1940

Quote (1908), # 816, in The Diaries of Paul Klee; University of California Press, 1964; as quoted by Francesco Mazzaferro, in 'The Diaries of Paul Klee - Part Three' : Klee as a Secessionist and a Neo-Impressionist Artist http://letteraturaartistica.blogspot.nl/2015/05/paul-klee-ev.html
1903 - 1910

John Green photo

„I’m a good person but a shitty writer. You’re a shitty person but a good writer. We’d make a good team. I don’t want to ask you any favors, but if you have time – and from what I saw, you have plenty – I was wondering if you could write a eulogy for Hazel. I’ve got notes and everything, but if you could just make it into a coherent whole or whatever? Or even just tell me what I should say differently. Here’s the thing about Hazel: Almost everyone is obsessed with leaving a mark upon the world. Bequeathing a legacy. Outlasting death. We all want to be remembered. I do, too. That’s what bothers me most, is being another unremembered casualty in the ancient and inglorious war against disease. I want to leave a mark. But Van Houten: The marks humans leave are too often scars. You build a hideous minimall or start a coup or try to become a rock star and you think, “They’ll remember me now,” but (a) they don’t remember you, and (b) all you leave behind are more scars. Your coup becomes a dictatorship. Your minimall becomes a lesion. (Okay, maybe I’m not such a shitty writer. But I can’t pull my ideas together, Van Houten. My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations.) We are like a bunch of dogs squirting on fire hydrants. We poison the groundwater with our toxic piss, marking everything MINE in a ridiculous attempt to survive our deaths. I can’t stop pissing on fire hydrants. I know it’s silly and useless – epically useless in my current state – but I am an animal like any other. Hazel is different. She walks lightly, old man. She walks lightly upon the earth. Hazel knows the truth: We’re as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we’re not likely to do either. People will say it’s sad that she leaves a lesser scar, that fewer remember her, that she was loved deeply but not widely. But it’s not sad, Van Houten. It’s triumphant. It’s heroic. Isn’t that the real heroism? Like the doctors say: First, do no harm. The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention. The guy who invented the smallpox vaccine didn’t actually invent anything. He just noticed that people with cowpox didn’t get smallpox. After my PET scan lit up, I snuck into the ICU and saw her while she was unconscious. I just walked in behind a nurse with a badge and I got to sit next to her for like ten minutes before I got caught. I really thought she was going to die, too. It was brutal: the incessant mechanized haranguing of intensive care. She had this dark cancer water dripping out of her chest. Eyes closed. Intubated. But her hand was still her hand, still warm and the nails painted this almost black dark almost blue color, and I just held her hand and tried to imagine the world without us and for about one second I was a good enough person to hope she died so she would never know that I was going, too. But then I wanted more time so we could fall in love. I got my wish, I suppose. I left my scar. A nurse guy came in and told me I had to leave, that visitors weren’t allowed, and I asked if she was doing okay, and the guy said, “She’s still taking on water.”“

—  John Green, book The Fault in Our Stars

A desert blessing, an ocean curse. What else? She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. She is funny without ever being mean. I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers."
Augustus "Gus" Waters, p. 310-313
The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

Hedy Lamarr photo

„To be a star is~to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.“

—  Hedy Lamarr Austrian-American actress and co-inventor of an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping 1914 - 2000

Popcorn in Paradise (1980)

Christa McAuliffe photo

„What are we doing here? We're reaching for the stars.“

—  Christa McAuliffe American educator and astronaut 1948 - 1986

"Christa McAuliffe 1948-1986" in TIME magazine (10 February 1986) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,960597,00.html

Irene Dunne photo

„That's why there are so few women stars today. Pornography has taken away the mystery.“

—  Irene Dunne American actress 1898 - 1990

A Visit With Irene Dunne (1977)

Taylor Swift photo

„He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar,
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star.
He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do.“

—  Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989

Teardrops on My Guitar, written by Taylor Swift and Liz Rose.
Song lyrics, Taylor Swift (2006)

Johnny Depp photo

„Slowly the joy of flower and bird
Did like a tide withdraw;
And in the heaven a silent star
Smiled on me, infinitely far.“

—  Francis William Bourdillon British poet 1852 - 1921

" The Chantry Of The Cherubim http://www.bartleby.com/236/219.html" in The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse (1917) by D. H. S. Nicholson.
Context: p>I walk as one unclothed of flesh,
I wash my spirit clean;
I see old miracles afresh,
And wonders yet unseen.
I will not leave Thee till Thou give
Some word whereby my soul may live!I listened — but no voice I heard;
I looked — no likeness saw;
Slowly the joy of flower and bird
Did like a tide withdraw;
And in the heaven a silent star
Smiled on me, infinitely far.</p

Джефф Фостер photo

„Be different than the world, otherwise, there are lots of stars in the sky.“

—  Lucky Gupta Internet celebrity 1998

2020

Harriet Tubman photo
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William Shakespeare photo

„Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.“

—  William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Variant: Doubt thou the stars are fire
Doubt thou the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt I love
Source: Hamlet

Pablo Neruda photo
H.P. Lovecraft photo

„You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.“

—  Max Ehrmann American writer, poet, and attorney 1872 - 1945

Variant: Be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

Leonard Bernstein photo
Neil deGrasse Tyson photo

„Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us.“

—  Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958

Source: Death by Black Hole - And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Stephen Hawking photo

„I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.“

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

"Colonies in space may be only hope, says Hawking" by Roger Highfield in Daily Telegraph (16 October 2001).

Ana Castillo photo
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Winston Groom photo
Wassily Kandinsky photo
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„I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.“

—  E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962

Collected Poems (1938) New Poems 22
Variant: I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.

John Masefield photo
Charles A. Beard photo

„When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.“

—  Charles A. Beard American historian 1874 - 1948

Misattributed
Variant: When its dark enough you can see the stars.

Jimmy Carter photo
William Shakespeare photo

„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…“

—  William Shakespeare, book Romeo and Juliet

Variant: When he 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
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
Source: Romeo and Juliet

„Two men looked out from prison bars,
One saw the mud, the other saw stars.“

—  Dale Carnegie, book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Cecelia Ahern photo

„Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you'll land among the stars“

—  Cecelia Ahern Irish novelist 1981

Source: P.S. I Love You

Rick Riordan photo

„Bob says hello," He told the stars.
The Argo II sailed into the night.“

—  Rick Riordan, book The House of Hades

Variant: Bob says hello," he told the stars.
Source: The House of Hades

William Shakespeare photo

„I defy you, stars.“

—  William Shakespeare, book Romeo and Juliet

Source: Romeo and Juliet

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Robert Frost photo
E.E. Cummings photo

„Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.“

—  E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962

Variant: Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backwards.

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„For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.“

—  W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939

Source: Selected Poems and Four Plays

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Walter Benjamin photo

„I came into the world under the sign of Saturn -- the star of the slowest revolution, the planet of detours and delays.“

—  Walter Benjamin German literary critic, philosopher and social critic (1892-1940) 1892 - 1940

Source: Aesthetics and Politics

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Victor Hugo photo

„What makes night within us may leave stars.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885

Variant: Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.
Source: Ninety-Three

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