Even if you're not an astronomy buff, you have to admit that there's something special about a sky full of twinkling stars. A starry night inspires us to reflect, dream, and hope for the future. YourDictionary's star quotes show the value of taking time to appreciate the wonders of nature.
The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter.
When I have a terrible need of shall I say the word religion, then I go out and paint the stars.vincent van gogh
I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.Stephenie Meyer
The quenchless stars, so eloquently bright, untroubled sentries of the shadow'y night.james montgomery
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.Leslie Calvin Brown
Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us.neil degrasse tyson
For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream in the same simple way as I dream about the black dots representing towns and villages on a map.vincent van gogh
Would that I were the heaven, that I might be all full of love-lit eyes to gaze on thee.Plato
He that strives to touch a star, oft stumbles at a straw.Edmund Spenser
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky!ann taylor
Her eyes, the glow-worm lend thee, The shooting stars attend thee; And the elves also, Whose little eyes glow, Like the sparks of fire, befriend thee.Robert Herrick
The stars, which stand as thick as dewdrops on the fields of heaven.philip james bailey
When you reach for a star, only angels are there. And it's not very far, just a step on a stair.Kate Bush
The stars blazed like the love of God, cold and distant.roger zelazny
And the sentinel stars set their watch in the sky.thomas campbell
While twilight's curtain gathering far, is pinned with a single diamond star.
The twilight hours, like birds flew by, as lightly and as free. Ten thousand stars were in the sky, ten thousand on the sea. For every wave with dimpled face that leap'd upon the air, had caught a star in its embrace and held it trembling there.
The stars are a symbol of nature's beauty and a sight to behold even if you've already seen them a million times before. Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, best known for his masterpiece The Starry Night, found looking at a beautiful sky to be a religious-like experience. "When I have a terrible need of shall I say the word religion, then I go out and paint the stars," he said.
When you look up at the stars, you're reminded of how you are just one small person in a larger universe. You may not know what the grand plan is behind it all, but it's important to enjoy the journey just the same. Bill Watterson, creator of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, was a big believer in taking time to live in the moment. "If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently."
Looking at the stars may also inspire you to dream big when it comes to reaching your goals. As astronaut Neil Armstrong said, "Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead."