A Quote by Alex Haley on life and stars


Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.  Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.

Alex Haley

Source: Compelling Conversations: Questions & Quotations on Timeless Topics

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on journey and stars

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Leaves of Grass

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh on awareness, body, consciousness, earth, light, moon, solitude, space, stars, time, and universe

On a long flight, after periods of crisis and many hours of fatigue, mind and body may become disunited until at times they seem completely different elements, as though the body were only a home with which the mind has been associated but by no means bound.  Consciousness grows independent of the ordinary senses.  You see without assistance from the eyes, over distances beyond the visual horizon.  There are moments when existence appears independent even of the mind.  The importance of physical desire and immediate surroundings is submerged in the apprehension of universal values.

For unmeasurable periods, I seem divorced from my body, as though I were an awareness spreading out through space, over the earth and into the heavens, unhampered by time or substance, free from the gravitation that binds to heavy human problems of the world.  My body requires no attention.  It's not hungry.  It's neither warm or cold.  It's resigned to being left undisturbed.  Why have I troubled to bring it here?  I might better have left it back at Long Island or St. Louis, while the weightless element that has lived within it flashes through the skies and views the planet.  This essential consciousness needs no body for its travels.  It needs no plane, no engine, no instruments, only the release from flesh which circumstances I've gone through make possible.

Then what am I - the body substance which I can see with my eyes and feel with my hands?  Or am I this realization, this greater understanding which dwells within it, yet expands through the universe outside; a part of all existence, powerless but without need for power; immersed in solitude, yet in contact with all creation?  There are moments when the two appear inseparable, and others when they could be cut apart by the merest flash of light.

While my hand is on the stick, my feet on the rudder, and my eyes on the compass, this consciousness, like a winged messenger, goes out to visit the waves below, testing the warmth of water, the speed of wind, the thickness of intervening clouds.  It goes north to the glacial coasts of Greenland, over the horizon to the edge of dawn, ahead to Ireland, England, and the continent of Europe, away through space to the moon and stars, always returning, unwillingly, to the mortal duty of seeing that the limbs and muscles have attended their routine while it was gone.

Charles A. Lindbergh

Source: The Spirit of St. Louis

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A Quote by Van Morrison on light, magic, moon, and stars

Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes...
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that they play soft and low
And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush...
One more Moondance with you in the moonlight
On a magic night

Van Morrison

Source: Moondance

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A Quote by John Burroughs on life, nature, quest, spring, and stars

To see the fire that warms you or, better yet, to cut the wood that feeds the fire that warms you; to see the spring where the water bubbles up that slakes your thirst and to dip your pail into it; to see the beams that are the stay of your four walls and the timbers that uphold the roof that shelters you; to be in direct and personal contact with the sources of your material life; to find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to find a quest of wild berries more satisfying than a gift of tropical fruit; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wild flower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

Source: John Burroughs' America: Selections from the Writings of the Naturalist

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A Quote by Dave Matthews on dream, stars, and time

The brightest star on a cloudless night
Some kind of miracle, almost empty sky...
Just as the bite of the blade wakes the absent mind
There's time to dream and there's time to open your eyes

Dave Matthews

Source: Trouble With You

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A Quote by Barry Privett on stars and wisdom

Raise the roof, that I might see the stars
To gain wisdom, to see things for what they are
Please, I need proof

Barry Privett

Source: Raise the Roof

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A Quote by Dave Matthews on space, stars, and wonder

Lying on the roof counting the stars that fill the sky
I wonder if
Someone in the heavens looking back down on me
I'll never know
So much space to believe

Dave Matthews

Source: You Never Know

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A Quote by Ben Harper on stars


We've all got stardust in our bones...

Ben Harper

Source: Get It Like You Like It

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A Quote by John Neihardt on circle, earth, moon, and stars

Everything the Power of the World does is in a circle.  The Sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball and so are all the stars.  The Wind, in its greatest power, whirls.  Birds make their nests in circles. ... The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle.  The moon does the same, and both are round.  Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were.

John Neihardt

Source: Black Elk Speaks

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