# „Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.“

—  Gregory Maguire, libro Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
##### Gregory Maguire
scrittore statunitense 1954

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### „You don't find love, it finds you. It's got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what's written in the stars.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

### „It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.“

—  William Shakespeare English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616

### „The Destiny of EarthseedIs to take root among the stars.“

—  Octavia E. Butler, libro La parabola del seminatore
Parable of the Sower (1993), Chapter 7 (p. 84)

### „Dreams are like stars; you may never touch them, but if you follow them, they will lead you to your destiny.“

—  Liam Payne English singer and songwriter 1993

### „Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
1900s, Address at the Prize Day Exercises at Groton School (1904), Context: You need a great many qualities to make a successful man on a nine or an eleven; and just so you need a great many different qualities to make a good citizen. In the first place, of course it is al most tautological to say that to make a good citizen the prime need is to be decent, clean in thought, clean in mind, clean in action; to have an ideal and not to keep that ideal purely for the study to have an ideal which you will in good faith strive to live up to when you are out in life. If you have an ideal only good while you sit at home, an ideal that nobody can live up to in outside life, then I advise you strongly to take that ideal, examine it closely, and then cast it away. It is not a good one. The ideal that it is impossible for a man to strive after in practical life is not the type of ideal that you wish to hold up and follow. Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground. Be truthful; a lie implies fear, vanity or malevolence; and be frank; furtiveness and insincerity are faults incompatible with true manliness. Be honest, and remember that honesty counts for nothing unless back of it lie courage and efficiency. If in this country we ever have to face a state of things in which on one side stand the men of high ideals who are honest, good, well-meaning, pleasant people, utterly unable to put those ideals into shape in the rough field of practical life, while on the other side are grouped the strong, powerful, efficient men with no ideals: then the end of the Republic will be near. The salvation of the Republic depends the salvation of our whole social system depends upon the production year by year of a sufficient number of citizens who possess high ideals combined with the practical power to realize them in actual life.

### „Nor doomsday’s thunderous roar,Dismantling earth and stars —The cosmic beauties all to mar —Not Nature’s murderous mutiny,Nor man’s exploding destinyCan touch me here.“

—  Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952
Quotes drawn from the poem "Nature’s Nature"

### „I will look on the stars and look on thee,and read the page of thy destiny.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The London Literary Gazette, 1823, (11th October 1823) The Gipsy's Prophecy. (25th October 1823) Sketch see The Improvisatrice (1824) The Warrior (15th November 1823) Poetic Sketches. Fourth Series. Sketch I. — The Painter. See The Vow of The Peacock (6th December 1823) Poetic Sketches. Fourth Series. Sketch IV.— A Village Tale. See The Vow of the Peacock

### „Hitch your wagon to a star.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Civilization

### „For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me want to dream.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh, Van Gogh's Starry Night Notebook

### „… nothing wonderful lasted forever. Joy was as fleeting as a shooting star that crossed the evening sky, ready to blink out at any moment.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, libro Vicino a te non ho paura

### „No star from abovenor flower in the fieldseems to me as fairas the one I love.“

—  Luís de Camões Portuguese poet 1524 - 1580
Lyric poetry, Songs (redondilhas), Nem no campo flores, Nem no céu estrelas Me parecem belas Como os meus amores. "Aquela cativa" (trans. Richard Zenith)

### „No one was praying for the night to pass quickly. The stars were but sparks of the immense conflagration that was consuming us. Were this conflagration to be extinguished one day, nothing would be left in the sky but extinct stars and unseeing eyes.“

—  Elie Wiesel, libro Night
Night (1960)

### „Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.“

—  Carl Schurz Union Army general, politician 1829 - 1906
Address, Faneuil Hall, Boston (18 April 1859)

### „You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is necessary. But the stars neither require nor demand it.“

—  Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

### „O star-built bridge, broad milky way!O star-lit, stately, splendid span!If but one star should cease to stayAnd prop its shoulders to God's plan —The man who lives for self, I say,He lives for neither God nor man.“

—  Joaquin Miller American judge 1837 - 1913
The Building of the City Beautiful (1905), Ch. V : How Beautiful!, p. 48.

### „Consider an event, for example the outburst if a nova… Suppose this event is observed from two stars in line with the nova, and suppose further that the two stars are moving uniformly with respect to each other in this line. Let the epoch at which these stars passed by each other be taken as the zero of time measurement, and let an observer A on one of the stars estimate the distance and epoch of the nova outburst to be x units of length and t units of time, respectively. Suppose the other star is moving toward the nova with velocity v relative to A.“

—  Gerald James Whitrow British mathematician 1912 - 2000
The Structure of the Universe: An Introduction to Cosmology (1949), Let an observer B on the star estimate the distance and epoch of the nova outburst to be x<nowiki>'</nowiki> units of length and t<nowiki>'</nowiki> units of time, respectively. Then the Lorentz formulae, relating x<nowiki>'</nowiki> to t<nowiki>'</nowiki>, are<center>$x' = \frac {x-vt}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}} ; \qquad t' = \frac {t-\frac{vx}{c^2}}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}}$</center> These formulae are... quite general, applying to any event in line with two uniformly moving observers. If we let c become infinite then the ratio of v to c tends to zero and the formulae become<center>$x' = x - vt ; \qquad t' = t$</center>.

### „Among all the luminaries shining in the sky, the sun is the chief, and in the Brahma-samhita the sun is accepted as the glowing eye of the Supreme Lord. There are fifty varieties of wind blowing in space, and of these winds the controlling deity, Marici, represents Krishna. Among the stars, the Moon is the most prominent at night, and thus the Moon represents Krishna. It appears from this verse that the Moon is one of the stars; therefore the stars that twinkle in the sky also reflect the light of the sun. The theory that there are many suns within the universe is not accepted by Vedic literature. The sun is one, and as by the reflection of the sun the Moon illuminates, so also do the stars. Since Bhagavad-gita indicates herein that the Moon is one of the stars, the twinkling stars are not suns but are similar to the Moon.“

—  A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Indian guru 1896 - 1977
Quotes from Books: Loving God, Quotes from Books: Regression of Science, Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1972. Chapter 10, verse 21, purport. Vedabase http://www.vedabase.com/en/bg/10/21

### „Nothing, but nothing, is as washed up as a rock star past her prime.“

—  Bart Bull American journalist
Arizona Republic, 1984

### „Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt, The Greatest American President: The Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt

### „Who writes your name in letters of smoke among the stars of the south?Oh let me remember you as you were before you existed.“

—  Pablo Neruda, libro Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair) (1924), ¿Quién escribe tu nombre con letras de humo entre las estrellas del sur? Ah déjame recordarte cómo eras entonces, cuando aún no existías. "Every Day You Play" (Juegas Todos los Días), XIV, p. 35.

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