sky Quotes

We look up, if only to see if we're likely to be rained on. The sky calls attention to itself, whether scored by herons, cranes, or wires; illumined by sunsets, Perseids, or ballparks; broken up by the twigwork of oaks or maples, painted in rainbows, or just primed in the pale gray of my '52 Ford. If we are truthful, the sky is never neutral.

- Robert Michael Pyle, Sky Time in Gray's River: Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place

When he touches me, the sky and the earth switch places.

- Autumn Doughton, This Sky

The sky, I thought, is not so grand;I 'most could touch it with my hand!And reaching up my hand to try,I screamed to feel it touch the sky.

- Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Selected Poetry

There are landscapes in which we feel above us not sky but space. Something larger, deeper than sky is sensed, is seen, although in such settings the sky itself is invariably immense. There is a place between the cerebrum and the stars where sky stops and space commences, and should we find ourselves on a particular prairie or mountaintop at a particular hour, our relationship with sky thins and loosens while our connection to space becomes solid as bone.

- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

Someone might as well roll up the whole sky, pack it away for good.

- Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

That's a misconception, Lennie. The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.

- Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

If you always look at the sky, you miss the good things on the ground; if you always look at the ground, you miss the good things in the sky!

- Mehmet Murat ildan

Copying Juvven’s gaze over the treetops at the edge of the shooting range, he saw the fields of Flanders before his inner eye. “Yes, the wide horizon…” The memory made the corners of his mouth curl slightly. “…and in the night, you lie there, snuggled into the hay, and there is this huge sky above you.” He stared into the past, ignoring Juvven swivel his head to watch him and continued, “Although you are in the middle of war, death, and destruction, you can positively feel the velvet of the dark vault above you. And in it, like falling coins or lights carried by other beings, twinkle the stars, beckoning you to lift your hand and touch them, to feel happy and safe with them.” He broke off and turned to Juvven, without seeing him, still lost in his memories. “They gave a sense of security and…hope, I think. As if the Earth and the sky cradled me, telling me I was protected by them.

- Bealevon Nolan, A Night Sky Full of Stars

A beautiful poem is like a beautiful sky and a beautiful sky is like a beautiful poem!

- Mehmet Murat ildan

Hazel, like nearly all wild animals, was unaccustomed to look up at the sky. What he thought of as the sky was the horizon, usually broken by trees and hedges.

- Richard Adams, Watership Down

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.