Quotations About / On:
... that darkling brightness which falls from the stars.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Rodrigue, in The Cid, act 4, sc. 3 (1637).)
The sun is but a morning star.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Conclusion," Walden (1854).
The stars are the apexes of what triangles!
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, entry for Oct. 5, 1847 (1906).
Thinking of Ralph Waldo Emerson, who had just set out on his second voyage to England, Thoreau wrote: "I just looked up at a fine twinkling star and thought that a voyager whom I know, now many days' sail from this coast, might possibly be looking up at that same star with me.")
Hitch your wagon to a star.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Civilization," Society and Solitude (1870).)
... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reoccurring.
(Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 7 (1976).)
As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthlessand absolutely essential.
(William Goldman (b. 1931), U.S. screenwriter, novelist. Adventures in the Screen Trade, ch. 1 (1983).)
You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.
(Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957), U.S. screen actor. Quoted in David Brown, Star Billing, p. 5 (1985).)
Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face.
(Arthur Koestler (1905-1983), Hungarian-born British author. New York Times (July 21, 1969).
On the first moon-landing.)
Astrology: do we make a hullabaloo among the stars, or do they make a hullabaloo down here?
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
The sorrow of not being movie stars overwhelms millions.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)