„To him the stars seemed like so many musical notes affixed to the sky, just waiting for somebody to unfasten them. Someday the sky would be emptied, but by then the earth would be a constellation of musical scores“
— Machado de Assis Brazilian writer 1839 - 1908
Origine: The Devil's Church and Other Stories
„There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.“
— Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958
— Margaret Peterson Haddix, libro Into the Gauntlet
Origine: Into the Gauntlet
„For as long as there been humans we have searched for our place in the cosmos. Where are we? Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a hum-drum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. This perspective is a courageous continuation of our penchant for constructing and testing mental models of the skies; the Sun as a red-hot stone, the stars as a celestial flame, the Galaxy as the backbone of night.“
— Carl Sagan, libro Cosmos
Origine: Cosmos (1980), p. 193
„They were like two pieces of a failed star, drawn together by a shared history and a memory of illicit kisses.“
— Cinda Williams Chima Novelist 1952
Origine: The Crimson Crown
„A handful of types of elementary particles, which vibrate and fluctuate constantly between existence and non-existence and swarm in space even when it seems that there is nothing there, combine together to infinity like the letters of a cosmic alphabet to tell the immense history of galaxies, of the innumerable stars, of sunlight, of mountains, woods and fields of grain, of the smiling faces of the young at parties, and of the night sky studded with stars.“
— Carlo Rovelli Italian physicist 1956
Origine: Seven Brief Lectures on Physics (2014), p. 34
— Colum McCann, libro Let the Great World Spin
Origine: Let the Great World Spin
„We must never forget that if Christ had been so inclined, he would not have come and there will be no Christmas to celebrate.“
— Peter Akinola Anglican Primate of the Church of Nigeria 1944
„All of this is so insignificant. In the grand scale of things, there have been so many before who have been in this position. I'm just another one. Life is so short. It's like we're already gone, really, in retrospect.“
— Heath Ledger Australian actor 1979 - 2008
On fame and celebrity, as quoted in the New York Daily News, June 26, 2000.
„Late this evening I looked at the sky and saw the stars. I felt as if it was the first time I had ever looked at them.
I was stunned.
The stars made an extraordinary impression on me“
— Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet and Russian film-maker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director 1932 - 1986
Origine: Journal 1970-1986
„The members of our secret service have apparently spent so much time under the bed looking for communists that they haven't had the time to look in the bed.“
— Michael Foot British politician 1913 - 2010
on the Profumo Scandal, 1963
„We are so tiny under the vast sky,
our mankind home
is just a tiny speck
in the immeasurable reaches of a boundless universe,
we find an immense and highly ordered system of galaxies stars and planets,
all moving with great precision,
the heavenly wisdom vibrates in our hearts.“
spirituality and wisdom
„I do not claim any ability to read God's mind. I am sure of only one thing. When we look at the glory of stars and galaxies in the sky and the glory of forests and flowers in the living world around us, it is evident that God loves diversity. Perhaps the universe is constructed according to a principle of maximum diversity.“
— Freeman Dyson theoretical physicist and mathematician 1923
Progress In Religion (2000)
„After my death, the molecules of my being will return to the earth and sky. They came from the stars. I am of the stars.“
— Charles Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist 1902 - 1974
Autobiography of Values (1978)
Contesto: I grow aware of various forms of man and of myself. I am form and I am formless, I am life and I am matter, mortal and immortal. I am one and many — myself and humanity in flux. I extend a multiple of ways in experience in space. I am myself now, lying on my back in the jungle grass, passing through the ether between satellites and stars. My aging body transmits an ageless life stream. Molecular and atomic replacement change life's composition. Molecules take part in structure and in training, countless trillions of them. After my death, the molecules of my being will return to the earth and sky. They came from the stars. I am of the stars.
„We are so tiny under the vast sky, our mankind home is just a tiny speck in the immeasurable reaches of a boundless universe, we find an immense and highly ordered system of galaxies stars and planets, all moving with great precision, the heavenly wisdom vibrates in our hearts.“
— Alexis Karpouzos 1967
From the book "Universal consciousness"
„In bed we laugh, in bed we cry;
And, born in bed, in bed we die.
The near approach a bed may show
Of human bliss to human woe.“
— Isaac de Benserade French writer 1613 - 1691
Théâtre des ris et des pleurs
Lit! où je nais, et où je meurs,
Tu nous fais voir comment voisins
Sont nos plaisirs et chagrins.
Translated by Samuel Johnson, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„It seems odd to think of you at Lake George tonight – I can smell the outdoors – and hear it – and see the stars – So often before I went to bed at night I would walk out toward the barn and look at the sky in the open space. There was no light little house – there were no people – there was only the night – I will never go back again – maybe to stand just for a moment where I put the little bit that was left of Alfred [ Alfred Stieglitz, her husband] after he was cremated – but I think not even for that. I put him where he would hear the lake.“
— Georgia O'Keeffe American artist 1887 - 1986
That is finished.
In a letter to William Howard Schubart, (nephew of her died husband), Abiquiu, New Mexico, August 4, 1950; as quoted in Voicing our visions, -Writings by women artists; ed. Mara R. Witzling, Universe New York, 1991, pp. 228-29
1950 - 1970