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Quotations About / On: STAR

  • 1.
    ... that darkling brightness which falls from the stars.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Rodrigue, in The Cid, act 4, sc. 3 (1637).)
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  • 2.
    The sun is but a morning star.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Conclusion," Walden (1854). Last sentence.)
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  • 3.
    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.")
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  • 4.
    Hitch your wagon to a star.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Civilization," Society and Solitude (1870).)
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  • 5.
    Do not chase after thes stars! when, you cannot fly.
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 6.
    ... 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).)
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  • 7.
    As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless—and absolutely essential.
    (William Goldman (b. 1931), U.S. screenwriter, novelist. Adventures in the Screen Trade, ch. 1 (1983).)
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  • 8.
    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).)
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  • 9.
    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.)
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  • 10.
    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).)
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