Quotations About / On: STAR
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.)
The sorrow of not being movie stars overwhelms millions.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moonwe have the stars.
(Casey Robinson, screenwriter. Irving Rapper. Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis), in Now, Voyager (film) (1950).
The movie's title is taken from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.)
Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.
(Fred Allen (1894-1957), U.S. radio comic. Quoted in No People Like Show People, ch. 8, Maurice Zolotow (1951).)
... that darkling brightness which falls from the stars.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Rodrigue, in The Cid, act 4, sc. 3 (1637).)
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).)
We sit in the mud ... and reach for the stars.
(Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Narrator, "Enough," ch. 16 (1865).)
A rocket is an experiment; a star is an observation.
(José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 51, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
When you wish upon a star your dreams come true.
(Ned Washington (190l-1976), U.S. songwriter. "When You Wish upon a Star," Pinocchio, Bourne Co. (1940).
Music composed by Leigh Harline (1907-1969).)
An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Romola, ch. 50 (1863).)