Quotations About / On: STAR

  • 21.
    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).)
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  • 22.
    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).)
  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    To you, ye stars, man owes his subtlest raptures, thoughts unspeakable, yet full of faith.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 58, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970).)
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  • 25.
    I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of Myself," sct. 31, Leaves of Grass (1855).)
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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    Truly the stars were given for a consolation to man.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Walk to Wachusett" (1843), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 146, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
    (William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. "Proverbs of Hell," plate 7, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790-1793).)
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  • 30.
    The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 1 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).)
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