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Quotations About / On: STAR

  • 31.
    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Darlington, in Lady Windermere's Fan, act 3 (1893).)
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  • 32.
    Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to enquire—in the midst of myriads of the living & the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Letter, March 3, 1814, to Annabella Milbanke, later Lady Byron. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 4, ed. Leslie Marchand (1975).)
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  • 33.
    So that's our new flag. The thing we've been fighting for—thirteen stripes for the colonies and thirteen stars in a circle for the union.
    (Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Dr. Petry (Russell Simpson), Drums Along the Mohawk, while the settlers watch the American flag being raised, after learning that Cornwallis surrendered to Gen. George Washington (1939). Based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.)
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  • 34.
    They had met, and included in their meeting the thrust of the manifold grass stems, the cry of the peewit, the wheel of the stars.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by Duckworth (1913). Sons and Lovers, ch. 13, Penguin Books (1989). "They" are Paul Morel and Clara Dawes.)
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  • 35.
    Rather than have it the principal thing in my son's mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.
    (Thomas Arnold (1795-1842), British educator, scholar. Letter, May 9, 1836. The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold, D.D., vol. 2 (1845). on the teaching of physical science. Arnold welcomed that his children be well versed in science only if "in due subordination to the fulness and freshness of their knowledge on moral subjects"Man ideal he could not believe in.)
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  • 36.
    It is when we try to grapple with another man's intimate need that we perceive how incomprehensible, wavering, and misty are the beings that share with us the sight of the stars and the warmth of the sun.
    (Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. Marlow, in Lord Jim, ch. 16 (1900).)
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  • 37.
    The white man's dead forget the country of their birth when they go to walk among the stars. Our dead never forget this beautiful earth, for it is the mother of the red man.
    (Seattle (c. 1784-1866), Native American chief of the Dwamish, Suquamish, and allied Indian tribes. Letter, 1854, to President Franklin Pierce, attributed to Chief Seattle. Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle (1990). The letter, in which Seattle pleaded that his name should die with the ceding of the Washington State territories, was shown in 1992 to have been largely a forgery, devised by television scriptwriter Ted Perry for a historical epic in 1971.)
  • 38.
    In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.
    (Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. America: A User's Guide, ch. 1 (1990).)
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  • 39.
    Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
    (Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. screen actor. Marilyn: Something's Got to Give (TV program, Channel 4), broadcast (Aug. 2, 1992). Telegram, June 13, 1962, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy, turning down a party invitation.)
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  • 40.
    Relying on any one disciplinary approach—time-out, negotiation, tough love, the star system—puts the parenting team at risk. Why? Because children adapt to any method very quickly; today's effective technique becomes tomorrow's worn dance.
    (Ron Taffel (20th century), U.S. writer, psychologist. Why Parents Disagree, ch. 7 (1994).)
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