Astronomy Quotes

Astronomy is the science of celestial objects such as stars, planets, comets and galaxies.


  • Space is big. Really big. You won’t believe how hugely mindboggling big it really is.
    o Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  • Over the rim of waiting earth the moon lifted with majesty till it swung clear of the horizon and rode off, free of moorings…
    o Kenneth Grahame in The Wind in the Willows (1908)

  • I open the scuttle at night and see the far sprinkled systems,
    And all I see multiplied as high as I can cyper edge but rim of the farthest systems.

    Wider and wider they spread, expanding, always expanding,
    Outward and outward, forever outward.
    o Walt Whitman in Leaves of Grass


  • Stars scribble in our eyes the frosty sagas, the gleaming cantos of unvanquished space.
    o Hart Crane

  • Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies!
    O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air!
    The bright boroughs, the circle citadels there!
    o Gerard Manley Hopkins

  • Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me nots of the angels
    o Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • The unquiet republic of the maze of planets, struggling feirce towards heaven’s free wolderness.
    o Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Architects should be educated, skillful with the pencil, instructed in geometry, know much history, have followed the philosophers with attention, understand music, have some knowledge of medicine, know the opinions of the jurists, and be acquainted with astronomy and the theory of the heavens.
    o Vitruvius

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