Quotations About / On:
For an instant I see the sky, the different skies, then they turn to faces, agonies, loves, the different loves, happiness too, yes there was that too, unhappily.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in "Fizzle 6," Fizzles, p. 44, Grove Press (1976).)
To see pictures in the sky, you need many things, imagination above all
For picturesque shapes in the sky, you need clouds, not just blue
You can block anything else but not the sun when it shines on the sky.
Eyes lifted to the sky can never look at earth.
i'm susceptible to the stars in the sky/I'm incurably romantic
If you are trying to run a whorehouse in the sky, then get a license.
(Martha Griffiths (b. 1912), U.S. politician. Said by the Congresswoman in the late 1960s. She was chastising airline executives for their policy of forcing the retirement of flight attendants who married or reached a certain ageusually some age in their thirties. As quoted in American Women in the 1960s, ch. 14, by Blanche Linden-Ward and Carol Hurd Green (1991).)
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
(William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. Neuromancer, ch. 1, Ace Science Fiction (1984).
Infamous opening sentence of the quintessential "cyberpunk" novel.)
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
(Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 50, Conard (1915).)
Victorian sorrow: the stars are winking in the sky, but not for us.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)