100 Best Star Quotes That Truly Shine Bright

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Jan 29, 2021
Stars are nothing but ornaments for the sky.

If you need something to be inspired by, something to brighten your day or even something to find solace in, you're in luck because we've curated this list of good short quotes about stars.

You might've heard one of the most famous star quotes - “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars” from Norman Vincent Peale. This list contains more such quotes about stars that probably flew under your radar.

If you love the spectacle of the night sky then you'll also appreciate our other articles about stardust quotes and moonlight quotes.

Star Quotes From Movies

Here are some blockbuster inspirational quotes about stars straight from the cinema.

1. "You're measuring the stars, not giving the sky a high five."

- Maui, 'Moana'.

2. "Stars die so we may live. We die so stars may be reborn."

- Karl Larson, 'Supernova'.

3. "Some things change but some things shine forever as they are

In the sky, shining high,

My Star."

- Cindel Towani, 'Ewoks'.

4. "To the stars, Bowen. To the stars."

- Draco, 'Dragonheart'.

5. "My mom reckons I'm going to be a star. And stars don't fall from the sky."

- Ritchie Valens, 'La Bamba'.

6. "I feel so small when I look at the stars."

- Chuck Clarke, 'Ishtar'.

7. "There are no stars tonight. Perhaps we could have made our souls take flight together."

- Tess, 'Tess'.

8. "Even if we, the gods, are abandoned or forgotten, the stars will never fade. Never."

- Zeus, 'Clash of The Titans'.

9. "The earth is my body, my head is in the stars."

- Maude,  'Harold and Maude'.

10. "The stars don't tell the future. They tell stories."

- Shrek, 'Shrek'.

11. "What do stars do? They shine."

- Yvaine, 'Stardust'.

12. "Are you going to sit there like an idiot doing nothing or are you going to shoot for the stars?"

- General Mark R. Naird, 'Spaceforce'.

13. "Look at all the stars. You look up and you think, 'God made all this and He remembered to make a little speck like me'. It's kind of flattering, really."

- Morgan Earp, 'Tombstone'.

Star Quotes From Books

Some of the most beautiful star quotes come from the literature. Here are a few stars quotes.

14. "A lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back."

- Sarah J. Maas, 'Throne of Glass'.

15. "Thoughts are like burning stars, and ideas, they flood, they stretch the universe."

- Criss Jami, 'Killosophy'.

16. "Not just beautiful, though- the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me."

- Haruki Murakami, 'Kafka On The Shore'.

17. "I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars."

- Stephenie Meyer, 'Twilight'.

18. "There is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars."

- John Green, 'The Fault in Our Stars'.

19. "A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you."

- C. JoyBell C.

20. "Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars."

-  J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Lord of the Rings'.

21. "But it is the nature of stars to cross."

- John Green, 'The Fault in Our Stars'.

22. "Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, under the star-speckled sky listening to frogs and crickets. Darkness soothed."

- Dean Koontz, 'Midnight'.

23. "Turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun."

- William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet'.

24. "Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them."

- Marcus Aurelius, 'Meditations'.

25. "My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations."

- John Green, 'The Fault in Our Stars'.

Inspirational Quotes About Stars

These inspirational quotes will light a fire in your heart to do your best.

26. "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

- Harriet Tubman.

27. "Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires."

- William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

28. "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.

29. "Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying."

- Harry Anderson.

30. "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself."

- Carl Sagan.

31. "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."

- William Shakespeare.

32. "I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds."

- Mike Tyson

33. "When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either."

- Leo Burnett.

34. "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves."

- William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar.

35. "God’s promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine."

- David Nicholas.

36. "He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."

- Leonardo Da Vinci.

37. "Two men looked through prison bars, The one saw mud, the other stars."

- Amy Carmichael.

38. "Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity."

- Charles Spurgeon.

39. "I am a child of the Moon being raised by the Sun in a world walked by stars and a sky drawn with flowers."

- Zara Ventris.

40. "If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently."

- Bill Watterson.

41. "There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one."

- Frances Clark.

42. "Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life."

- H. G. Wells.

43. "Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."

- Leonardo Da Vinci.

44. "Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."

- Sarah Williams, 'The Old Astronomer'.

45. "Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars."

- Henry Van Dyke.

46. "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."

- Oscar Wilde.

47. "Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand- and melting like a snowflake."

- Francis Bacon.

48. "Looking up at the stars only proves you admire them, but shining your light proves you are like them."

- Matshona Dhliwayo.

49. "Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

50. "When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars."

- Oscar Wilde.

51. "Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground."

- Theodore Roosevelt, New York.

52. "No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."

- Helen Keller.

53. "Putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky."

- Vincent Van Gogh.

54. "We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains.

93% stardust, with souls made of flames,

We are all just stars that have people's names."

- Nikita Gill.

55. "For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."

- Vincent Van Gogh.

56. "Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you."

- Aberjhani.

57. "To the youth of today, I also have a wish to make: be the scriptwriters of your destiny and feature yourselves as stars that showed the way towards a brighter future."

- Nelson Mandela.

58. "Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.

Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious."

- Stephen Hawking.

Positive Star Quotes

Positive inspirational quotes can lift your mood and endow you with optimism.

59. "Don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars."

- Bette Davis.

60. "Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet."

- Jeremy Bentham.

61. "Look to the stars and from them learn."

- Albert Einstein.

62. "If we could just look up at the stars and see them make beautiful pictures, we would look at everything differently, looking for a picture."

- Olivia Poland.

63. "I am a child of the Moon being raised by the Sun in a world walked by stars and a sky drawn with flowers."

- Zara Ventris.

64. "Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all. ”

- Vincent Van Gogh.

65. "When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests."

- Maria Mitchell.

66. "Do not complain beneath the stars about the lack of bright spots in your life."

- Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.

67. "Never judge the moon by gazing the stars."

- Lalitha Narayanan.

68. "Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them."

- Marcus Aurelius.

69. "We look at the same stars and see such different things."

- George R.R. Martin.

70. "Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being."

-  Rumi.

71. "Stars are holes in the sky from which the light of the infinite shines."

- Confucius.

72. "You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars."

- Tom Hanks.

73. "If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance."

- Vincent Van Gogh.

74. "At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space."

- Natalie Wood.

75. "I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."

- Galileo Galilei.

76. "We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong."

- Arthur Eddington.

77. "A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

78. "I love the stars.

Because they can’t say anything.

I love the stars.

Because they do not judge anyone."

- Natsuki Takaya.

79. "I will love the light for it shows me the way;

yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars."

- Augustine “Og” Mandino.

80. "I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."

- Vincent Gan Gogh.

81. "New stars offer to the mind a phenomenon more surprising, and less explicable, than almost any other in the science of astronomy."

- George Adams.

82. "Look at the stars. See their beauty.

And in that beauty, see yourself."

- Draya Mooney.

83. "Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars."

– Jack Kerouac.

Sad Star Quotes

Humans, just like stars, are sometimes bright and sometimes dim. Here are some inspirational quotes to get you through those low moments in life.

84. "Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars."

- Gilbert Parker.

85. "Someday death will take us to another star."

- Vincent Van Gogh.

86. "Would that I were the heaven, that I might be all full of love-lit eyes to gaze on thee."

- Plato

87. "Only three things are infinite. The sky in its stars, the sea in its drops of water, and the heart in its tears."

- Gustave Flaubert.

88. "Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship."

- Omar N. Bradley.

89. "You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars."

- Gary Allen.

Star Quotes From Songs

Here are some poetic and inspirational quotes taken from songs that will put you in a good place.

90. "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 Magician of Lublin'.

91. "Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun."

- John Lennon, 'Instant Karma'.

92. "City of stars

Are you shining just for me?"

- Justin Hurwitz, 'La La Land'.

93. "Look at the stars, look how they shine for you."

- Coldplay, 'Yellow'.

94. "Said no more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars."

- One Republic, 'Counting Stars'.

95. "Just promise me you'll think of me every time you look up in the sky and see a star."

- Eminem, 'Spacebound'.

96. "Cause in a sky, cause in a sky full of stars. I think I saw you."

- Coldplay, 'A Sky Full Of Stars'.

97. "What if we rewrite the stars?

Say you were made to be mine."

- The Greatest Showman.

98. "We're falling like the stars, falling in love."

- James Arthur, 'Falling Like the Stars'.

99. "You must be my lucky star. Cause you shine on me wherever you are."

- Madonna, 'Lucky Star'.

100. " Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars."

- Ed Sheeran, 'Thinking Out Loud'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotesfor everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for star quotes then why not take a look at sun quotes, or night sky quotes.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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