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21 Sky Quotes

Bolt from the blue.

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ode (I, 34)

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The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.

Alfred Kreymborg Quotes , Source: Old Manuscript

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The mountain at a given distance In amber lies; Approached, the amber flits a little,-- And that's the skies!

Emily Dickinson Quotes , Source: Poems (XIX, second series (ed. 1891))

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The soft blue sky did never melt Into his heart; he never felt The witching of the soft blue sky!

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: Peter Bell (pt. I, st. 15)

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He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

Bible Quotes , Source: Matthew (ch. XVI, v. 2-3)

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"Darkly, deeply, beautifully blue," As some one somewhere sings about the sky.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto IV, st. 110)

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And they were canopied by the blue sky, So cloudless, clear, and purely beautiful, That God alone was to be seen in Heaven.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: The Dream (st. 4)

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Arrestment, sudden really as a bolt out of the blue has hit strange victims.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: French Revolution (vol. III, p. 347)

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How bravely Autumn paints upon the sky The gorgeous fame of Summer which is fled!

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: Written in a Volume of Shakespeare

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And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky, Whereunder crawling coop'd we live and die, Lift not your hands to it for help--for it As impotently moves as you or I.

Omar Khayyam ("The Tent-Maker") Quotes , Source: The Rubaiyat (st. 72), (FitzGerald's translation)

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The planets in their station list'ning stood.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 563)

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From hyperborean skies Embodied dark, what clouds of vandals rise.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: The Dunciad (III, l. 85)

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A sky full of silent suns.

Jean Paul Richter Quotes , Source: Flower, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces (ch. II)

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Sometimes gentle, sometimes capricious, sometimes awful, never the same for two months together; almost human in its passions, almost spiritual in its tenderness, almost Divine in its infinity.

Bayard Ruskin Quotes , Source: The True and Beautiful--The Sky

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The moon has set In a bank of jet That fringes the Western sky, The pleiads seven Have sunk from heaven And the midnight hurries by; My hopes are flown And, alas! alone On my weary couch I lie.

Sappho Quotes , Source: Fragment, (J.S. Easby-Smith's translation)

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I have of late--but wherefore I know not--lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame the earth seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire--why, it appeareth nothing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at II, ii)

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Heaven's ebon vault, Studded with stars unutterably bright, Through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls, Seems like a canopy which love has spread To curtain her sleeping world.

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes , Source: Queen Mab (pt. IV)

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I go back to those who say: what if the heavens fall? [Lat., Redeo ad illes qui aiunt: quid si coelum ruat?]

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Quotes , Source: Heauton timoroumenos (IV, 3)

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Of evening tinct, The purple-streaming Amethyst is thine.

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: Seasons--Summer (l. 150)

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Never till then so many thunderbolts from cloudless skies. (Bolt from the blue.) [Lat., Non alias caelo ceciderunt plura sereno.]

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: Georgics (I, 487)

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Green calm below, blue quietness above.

John Greenleaf Whittier Quotes , Source: The Pennsylvania Pilgrim (st. 113)

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