60+ Night Sky Quotes For Starry Evenings

Oluwatosin Michael
Sep 19, 2023 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Sep 01, 2021
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The night sky can be seen between sunset and sunrise.

During the night sky, some of the wonders of space are visible to the human eye. The moon, stars, comets, planets, and other celestial bodies which are blinded by the light of the sun during the day become visible at night.

The beauty of the night sky is extremely soothing to many. Night sky photography is a common hobby of many stargazers.

So if you love the night sky, do take a look at these cool quotes from Haruki Murakami, Carl Sagan, and more. Check out these night quotes and darkness quotes to find more quotes that take inspiration from the beauty of the night.

Beautiful Quotes About The Night Sky

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Listed below are some beautiful night sky quotes, including some night sky photography quotes, inspirational quotes about a cloudy night sky, night sky love quotes, Haruki Murakami quotes, darkness quotes, star quotes, night sky aesthetic quotes, and more that are full of light and inspiration.

1. “To me you are stardust sprinkled across a night sky, forever in my dreams, but out of my reach.”

— Teresa Medeiros.

2. "When you miss me just look up to the night sky and remember, I'm like a star; sometimes you can't see me, but I'm always there."

- Jayde Nicole.

3. “Sometimes in my tent, late at night, I think I can hear the stars scraping against the sky.”

― Rick Yancey, 'The 5th Wave'.

4. “The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.”

― Haruki Murakami, 'Dance Dance Dance'.

5. “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me want to dream.”

―  Vincent Van Gogh,' Van Gogh's Starry Night Notebook'.

6. “Some praise the Lord for Light,

The living spark;

I thank God for the Night

The healing dark.”

― Robert William Service.

7. “It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.”

― Galileo Galilei.

8. "Some nights the sky wept stars that quickly floated and disappeared into the darkness before our wishes could meet them."

- Ishmael Beah.

9. "Metaphor for the night sky: a trillion asterisks and no explanations."

- Robert Breault.

10. “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.”

― Stephen Hawking.

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

- Vincent Van Gogh.

12. "Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God."

- Sai Baba.

13. "It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky... a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe."

- Victor Hugo.

14. “The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson.

15. "Storm-clouds whirl and storm-clouds scurry;

From behind them pale moonlight

Flickers where the snowflakes hurry.

Dark the sky and dark the night."

- Alexander Pushkin.

16. "When someone mentions the gracefulness of the night sky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, like this?"

- Rumi.

Cool Quotes About The Night Sky

Here are some cool late evening sky quotes, starry nights quotes, night time quotes, and love and stars quotes.

17. "The moon is at her full, and riding high,

Floods the calm fields with light.

The airs that hover in the summer sky

Are all asleep to-night."

- William Cullen Bryant.

18. "The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

19. "As I looked out into the night sky, across all those infinite stars, it made me realize how insignificant they are."

- Peter Cook.

20. "For that which is boundless in you abides in the mansion of the sky, whose door is the morning mist, and whose windows are the songs and the silences of night."

- Kahlil Gibran.

21. "One luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.

I have been one acquainted with the night."

- Robert Frost.

22. "Stars are beautiful, but they must not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forever."

- J.M. Barrie.

23. "If people looked at the stars each night, they'd live a lot differently."

- Bill Watterson.

24. "No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky."

- Llewelyn Powys.

25. "Be guided by the stars which you place well on the canopy of your night sky."

- Mary Anne Radmacher.

26. "Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky."

- Carl Sagan, 'Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space'.

27. “Was this the bright vastness the poet Bashō saw when he wrote of the Milky Way arched over a stormy sea?”

― Yasunari Kawabata, 'Snow Country'.

28. "Teach me your mood, O patient stars. Who climb each night, the ancient sky. leaving on space no shade, no scars, no trace of age, no fear to die."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

29. "If there is anything that can bind the heavenly mind of man to this dreary exile of our earthly home... it is verily the enjoyment of the mathematical sciences and astronomy."

- Johannes Kepler.

30. "There was always something new to be seen in the unchanging night sky."

- Fritz Leiber.

Quotes By Famous Astronomers

Here are all the best quotes by famous astronomers.

31. "We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us."

- Neil deGrasse Tyson.

32. “When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shining because of distant nuclear fusion.”

― Carl Sagan, 'Cosmos'.

33. "Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."

- Arthur C. Clarke.

34. "The most remarkable discovery in all of astronomy is that the stars are made of atoms of the same kind as those on the earth."    

- Richard P. Feynman.

35. "Is mankind alone in the universe? Or are there somewhere other intelligent beings looking up into their night sky from very different worlds and asking the same kind of question?"

- Carl Sagan.

36. "The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."

- Galileo Galilei.

37. "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were."

- Carl Sagan.

38. "Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another."

- Plato.

39. "Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."

- Edwin Hubble.

40. "The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena."

- Carl Sagan.

41. "We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."

- Stephen Hawking.

The Best Astronomy Quotes

Here the finest astronomy quotes, including Carl Sagan quotes about the night sky, quotes about stars, be the night sky quotes, red sky at night quotes, and quotes on stars in the night sky.

42. "Astronomy is not the apex of science or of invention. But it is a test of the cast of temperament and mind that underlies a culture."

- Jacob Bronowski.

43. "Science has rolled its war wagons over the crushed myths of so many religious beliefs. It has marshaled its mechanics to explain the motions of the sun, moon, and stars."

- Walker Evans.

44. "The night sky lies so sprent with stars that there is scarcely space of black at all and they fall all night in bitter arcs and it is so that their numbers are no less."

- Cormac McCarthy.

45. "We should do astronomy because it is beautiful and because it is fun. We should do it because people want to know. We want to know our place in the universe and how things happen."

- John N. Bahcall.

46. "Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy, the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth."

- Voltaire.

47. "All this is suggested by the system of procession of events and the harmony of the whole Universe, if only we face the facts, as they say, 'with eyes wide open.'"

- Nicolaus Copernicus.

48. "A black star appears, a point of darkness in the night sky's clarity. Point of darkness and gateway to repose. Reach out, pierce the fine fabric of the sheltering sky, take repose."

- Paul Bowles.

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

- Frances Clark.

50. "When the Sun shrinks to a dull red dwarf, it will not be dying."

- Arthur C. Clarke.

51. "Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology, and there I go into geology."

- Octavia Butler.

52. "Astronomy is the science of the harmony of infinite expanse."

- John Scott Russell.

53. "Astronomy and Pure Mathematics are the magnetic poles toward which the compass of my mind ever turns."

- Carl Friedrich Gauss.

54. "Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever."

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

55. "To command their professors of astronomy to refute their own observations is to command them not to see what they do see and not to understand what they do understand."

- Galileo Galilei.

56. "The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff."

- Carl Sagan.

57. "Moon in the sky, stars out, the wide-open expanse of nothing: it made him feel free and alive as the daytime never did."

- Chuck Wendig.

58. "It is noticed, that the consideration of the great periods and spaces of astronomy induces a dignity of mind, and an indifference to death."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

59. "For astronomy is not only pleasant, but also very useful to be known: it cannot be denied that this art unfolds the admirable wisdom of God."

- John Calvin.

60. "Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance..."

- Georg C. Lichtenberg.

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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