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"We went to the moon and discovered earth" - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Clearly I know, the mind is mountains, rivers, and the great earth; sun, moon, and stars." - Dogen

"On the Earth, you admire the Moon; on the Moon, you admire the Earth!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed all of the phenomena occurring - and all of the acts carried out - on this earth. But the moon remained silent; it told no stories." - Haruki Murakami

"We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth." - William Anders

"Glance at the sun. See the moon and stars. Gaze at the beauty of the green earth. Now think." - Hildegard of Bingen

"If the moon and earth were not retained in their orbits by their animal force or some other equivalent, the earth would mount to the moon by a fifty-fourth part of their distance, and the moon fall towards the earth through the other fifty-three parts, and they would there meet, assuming, however, that the substance of both is of the same density." - Johannes Kepler

"The diameter of the earth is greater than the diameter of the moon and the diameter of the sun is greater than the diameter of the earth." - Archimedes

"There was just one moon. That familiar, yellow, solitary moon. The same moon that silently floated over fields of pampas grass, the moon that rose-a gleaming, round saucer-over the calm surface of lakes, that tranquilly beamed down on the rooftops of fast-asleep houses. The same moon that brought the high tide to shore, that softly shone on the fur of animals and enveloped and protected travelers at night. The moon that, as a crescent, shaved slivers from the soul-or, as a new moon, silently bathed the earth in its own loneliness. THAT moon." - Haruki Murakami

"It's very dangerous to put astronauts on a moon base where there's radiation, solar flares and micro meteorites. It'd be much better to put robots on the moon and have them mentally connected to astronauts on the Earth." - Michio Kaku

"Though earth and moon were gone, And suns and universes ceased to be, And Thou wert left alone, Every existence would exist in Thee." - Emily Bronte

"Smile O voluptuous coolbreathed earth! Earth of the slumbering and liquid trees! Earth of departed sunset! Earth of the mountains misty-topt! Earth of the vitreous pour of the full moon just tinged with blue! Earth of shine and dark mottling the tide of the river! Earth of the limpid gray of clouds brighter and clearer for my sake! Far-swooping elbowed earth! Rich apple-blossomed earth! Smile, for your lover comes!" - Walt Whitman

"The seas are the hearts blood of the earth. Plucked up and kneaded by the sun and the moon, the tides are systole and diastole of earth's veins." - Henry Beston

"The seas are the heart's blood of the earth. Plucked up and kneaded by the sun and the moon, the tides are systole and diastole of earth's veins." - Henry Beston

"Allah manages everything in the heavens and earth-the sun, the moon, the stars-with perfection, and yet we do' trust Him to manage our lives!" - Yasmin Mogahed

"One day I'd like to go to the Moon and look at the planet Earth and say, 'Wow, there's part of my portfolio.'" - Paul Orfalea

"Allah manages everything in the heavens and earth-the sun, the moon, the stars-with perfection, and yet we don't trust Him to manage our lives!" - Yasmin Mogahed

"One day I"d like to go to the Moon and look at the planet Earth and say, "Wow, there's part of my portfolio."" - Paul Orfalea

"So she sat on the porch and watched the moon rise. Soon its amber fluid was drenching the earth, and quenching the thirst of the day." - Zora Neale Hurston

"One day I'd like to go to the Moon and look at the planet Earth and say, 'Wow, there's part of my portfolio.'" - Paul Orfalea

"The heart of a Christian, like the moon, commonly suffers an eclipse when it is at the full, and that by the interposition of the earth." - John Flavel

"Earth would soon Be uninhabitable as the moon. What for that matter had it ever been? Who advised man to come and live therein?" - Robert Frost

"Walk to the well. Turn as the earth and the moon turn, circling what they love. Whatever circles comes from the center." - Rumi

"I have seen the shadow of the Earth on the moon, and I have more faith in the shadow than in the church" - Ferdinand Magellan

"It is the very error of the moon; She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, And makes men mad." - William Shakespeare

"Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth." - Joseph Addison

"It's tiny out there...it's inconsequential. It's ironic that we had come to study the Moon and it was really discovering the Earth." - William Anders

"I do not foresee 'spaceships' to the moon or Mars. Mortals must live and die on Earth or within its atmosphere!" - Lee De Forest

"Any culture which can put a man on the Moon is capable of gathering all the nations of the earth in peace, justice and concord." - Richard M. Nixon

"it wont be long now It won't be long till earth is barren as the moon and sapless as a mumbled bone" - Don Marquis

"It is the very error of the moon: She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, and makes men mad." - William Shakespeare

"Since my childhood, I have always made works with polka dots. Earth, moon, sun and human beings all represent dots; a single particle among billions." - Yayoi Kusama

"Sun and moon, sun and moon, time goes." - John Updike

"The distance between the earth and her satellite is a mere trifle, and undeserving of serious consideration. I am convinced that before twenty years are over one-half of our earth will have paid a visit to the moon." - Jules Verne

"I think the Moon is a world like this one, and the Earth is its moon. My friends greeted this with a burst of laughter. And maybe, I told them, someone on the Moon is even now making fun of someone else who says that our globe is a world." - Cyrano De Bergerac

"Standing on the Moon looking back at Earth - this lovely place you just came from - you see all the colours, and you know what they represent. Having left the water planet, with all that water brings to Earth in terms of colour and abudance life, the absence of water and atmosphere on the desolate surface of the Moon gives rise to a stark contrast." - Buzz Aldrin

"I think I need to continue to think and plan and marry all of the different things that we could do that make transportation in space from the earth to the space station, from the earth to the moon to space stations around the moon to visiting an asteroid." - Buzz Aldrin

"When the moon is ninety degrees away from the sun it sees but half the earth illuminated (the western half). For the other (the eastern half) is enveloped in night. Hence the moon itself is illuminated less brightly from the earth, and as a result its secondary light appears fainter to us." - Galileo Galilei

"The wisdom of the Moon is greater than the wisdom of the Earth, because the Moon sees the universe better than the Earth can see it!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"When I circled the moon and looked back at Earth, my outlook on life and my viewpoint of Earth changed... Earth is a spaceship, just like Apollo - and just like Apollo, the crew must learn to live and work together. We must learn to manage the resources of this world with new imagination." - Jim Lovell

"The Goddess is not separate from the world - She IS the world, and all things in it: moon, sun, earth, star, stone, seed, flowing river, wind, wave, leaf and branch, bud and blossom, fang and claw, woman and man." - Starhawk

"I danced in the morning When the world was begun, And I danced in the moon And the stars and the sun, And I came down from heaven And I danced on the earth, At Bethlehem I had my birth." - Sydney Carter

"Going into orbit around Earth - where the space station is today, and where the space shuttles and John Glenn and all those folks go-that's three-eighths of an inch above a schoolroom globe, just FYI. That's not very far from Earth. Yes, you are off Earth, but you're not really going anywhere yet. The moon was the only real destination." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"I came to realize clearly that the mind is no other than the Mountain and the Rivers and the great wide Earth, the Sun and the Moon and the Sky"." - Lord Byron

"The moon hung over the planet Earth, a dead thing over a dying thing." - John Fowles

"When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon I cried" - Alan Shepard

"If broken hearts could kill, the earth would be as dead as the moon." - Ellen Glasgow

"Jesus walking on the earth is more important than man walking on the moon," - James Irwin

"So we down-to-earth, gutsy, tough, realistic, and practical types have just been squandering billions of dollars and unimaginable amounts of energy, nerve-work, and materials in whizzing off to the moon to discover, as astronomers knew before, that it was just a dreary slag heap. This is the true, original and scientifically etymological meaning of being lunatics. Crying for the moon." - Alan Watts

"I think the thing that impressed me the most was the Lunar's sunrises and sunsets. These in particular bring out the stark nature of the terrain. . . . The horizon here is very, very stark, the sky is pitch black and the earth, or the moon rather, excuse me, is quite light, and the contrast between the sky and the moon is a vivid dark line." - William Anders

"There was no violence, no speed. It moved to the rhythm of an elder dance, putting all the rituals of the world to shame. Black, silver, gold and moon-opal, night and sea, fire, earth, air and water." - Tanith Lee

"The jagged mountains were pure blue in the dawn and everywhere birds twittered and the sun when it rose caught the moon in the west so that they lay opposed to each other across the earth, the sun whitehot and the moon a pale replica, as if they were the ends of a common bore beyond whose terminals burned worlds past all reckoning." - Cormac Mccarthy

"It was not until we saw the picture of the earth, from the moon, that we realized how small and how helpless this planet is - something that we must hold in our arms and care for." - Margaret Mead

"Words have power," Isaac answered. Words begin and end wars. They create and destroy families. They break hearts. They heal them. If you have the right words, there's nothin on earth you can't do." - Crave the Moon" - Lori Handeland

"It inspired all sorts of whims and fancies that I ultimately wove into a fairy tale complete with muse, the earth, the moon, some famous inventors, a dog and a rabbit." - Kit Williams

"The directors thought, They understand nothing in the real economy, in real life. They read some stupid books, and they came from the moon to the earth, and maybe in one month they will disappear." - Anatoly Chubais

"Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it - but there is." - Olive Schreiner

"If NASA is to reach beyond the Moon and someday reach Mars, it must be relieved of the burden of launching people and cargo to low earth orbit. To do that, we must invest more in commercial spaceflight." - Bill Nye

"I am going to notice the lights of the earth, the sun and the moon and the stars, the lights of our candles as we march, the lights with which spring teases us, the light that is already present." - Anne Lamott

"Moping melancholy And moon-struck madness." - John Milton

"The sphere of the attractive virtue which is in the moon extends as far as the earth, and entices up the waters; but as the moon flies rapidly across the zenith, and the waters cannot follow so quickly, a flow of the ocean is occasioned in the torrid zone towards the westward." - Johannes Kepler

"The Church says the Earth is flat. But I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the Moon. And I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"The land monopoly always starts with conquest. Shot and shell are the coins of purchase, as Herbert Spencer said. Except by force of arms, nobody "owns" the earth, anymore than the moon, the planets, the stars themselves." - Robert Anton Wilson

"How we use the knowledge we gain determines our progress on earth, in space or on the moon. Your library is a storehouse for mind and spirit. Use it well." - Neil Armstrong

"We mustn't keep meeting like this. Communications between the people of the moon and earth is forbidden...it is the way of the gods...we mustn't fall in love...but its already too late......" - Naoko Takeuchi

"The earth, in fair and grateful exchange, pays back to the moon an illumination similar to that which it receives from her throughout nearly all the darkest gloom of the night." - Galileo Galilei

"Silence hath set her finger with deep touch Upon creation's brow. Like a young bride the moon Lifts up night's curtains, and with countenance mild Smiles on the beauteous earth, her sleeping child." - John Stanyan Bigg

"Night comes, world-jewelled,... The stars rush forth in myriads as to wage War with the lines of Darkness; and the moon, Pale ghost of Night, comes haunting the cold earth After the sun's red sea-death - quietless." - Philip James Bailey

"You were overwhelmed by my desire? What planet are you from? (Geary to Arik) Moronia. Every full moon they teleport the Morons to earth and let them loose. Consider this your first encounter. (Solin)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"It was magic, I felt the bond between us. She was a jelly to my peanuts, Mars to Venus, The Earth to my sun, moon and stars, We added up mathematically... It's like I had a bad habit, B!" - Ghostface Killah

"We've sent a man to the moon and that's 29,000 miles away. The center of the Earth is only 4,000 miles away. You could drive that in a week but for some reason nobody's ever done it." - Andy Rooney

"The moon... is a mass, akin to the mass of the earth, attracts the waters by a magnetic force, not because they are liquid, but because they possess earthy substance, and so share in the movements of a heavy body." - Johannes Kepler

"The Moon shows us only one side of its face and there is no man on Earth who can succeed this! Every man's other face has its time to be seen!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"If the earth should cease to attract its waters to itself all the waters of the sea would be raised and would flow to the body of the moon." - Johannes Kepler

"She's a surprise this old earth, one big surprise after another since before she separated from the moon who circles and circles like the mate of a shot goose." - Peter Heller

"The planets are not hunks of stuff out there but nodes of vibration that resonate in multiple dimensions that enfold themselves into one another in patterns of complex recursiveness in which Sun, Moon, and Saturn are also modalities of Earth." - William Irwin Thompson

"There is more He-3 energy on the Moon than we have ever had in the form of fossil fuels on Earth. All we have to do is to go there and get it." - Wilson Greatbatch

"The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them." - Henry David Thoreau

"The moon, by her comparative proximity, and the constantly varying appearances produced by her several phases, has always occupied a considerable share of the attention of the inhabitants of the earth." - Jules Verne

"Well, my friend, this earth will one day be that cold corpse; it will become uninhabitable and uninhabited like the moon, which has long since lost all its vital heat." - Jules Verne

"Traditional science assumes, for the most part, that an objective observer independent reality exists; the universe, stars, galaxies, sun, moon and earth would still be there if no one was looking." - Deepak Chopra

"Night comes, world-jewelled, . . . The stars rush forth in myriads as to wage War with the lines of Darkness; and the moon, Pale ghost of Night, comes haunting the cold earth After the sun's red sea-death-quietless." - Philip James Bailey

"The moon is bland in color. I call it shades of gray. You know, the only color we see is what we bring or the Earth, which is looking down upon us all the time. And to find orange soil on the moon was a surprise." - Gene Cernan

"The moon is bland in color. I call it shades of gray. You know, the only color we see is what we bring or the Earth, which is looking down upon us all the time. And to find orange soil on the moon was a surprise." - Eugene Cernan

"Five centuries from now - barring unimaginable catastrophe - the moon will be developed real estate. There's economic incentive to exploit the moon - the helium-3 will be useful in powering fusion reactors, and the rare earth elements could supplant the limited terrestrial supply of these materials." - Seth Shostak

"In The Moon, Come to Earth Philip Graham takes us on the best kind of journey, as he simultaneously reveals the fascinating city of Lisbon-its neighborhoods, its writers, its customs, its cuisine-and offers an intimate portrait of his beloved family. With his far-reaching intellect Graham is the ideal travelling companion, and The Moon, Come to Earth is a beautiful and surprising book." - Margot Livesey

"We learned a lot about the Moon, but what we really learned was about the Earth. The fact that just from the distance of the Moon you can put your thumb up and you can hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything that you've ever known, your loved ones, your business, the problems of the Earth itself-all behind your thumb. And how insignificant we really all are, but then how fortunate we are to have this body and to be able to enjoy loving here amongst the beauty of the Earth itself." - Jim Lovell

"Google X is here to do moonshot-type projects. Not just shooting to the moon, but bringing the moon back to Earth." - Sebastian Thrun

"If China was like the moon, then arriving in Saudi Arabia was Mars. At least you can see the moon from Earth." - Basmah Bint Saud

"Dance when the moon sings, and don't cry about troubles that haven't yet come. (Moon Called)" - Patricia Briggs

"Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me,and drench me in loneliness." - Amy Lowell

"Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness." - Amy Lowell

"When you head on out to the Moon, in very short order, and you get a chance to look back at the Earth, that horizon slowly curves around in upon himself, and all of sudden you're looking at something that is very strange, but yet is very, very familiar, because you're beginning to see the Earth evolve." - Gene Cernan

"People gave ear to an upstart astrologer who strove to show that the earth revolves, not the heavens or the firmament, the sun and the moon....This fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but sacred scripture tells us [Joshua 10:13]that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth." - Martin Luther

"As the first human to land on any world outside the Earth, and probably the first living creature of any sort to come from the Earth and reach the Moon, his legacy will be safe as long as intelligent life survives in this corner of the cosmos." - Hugh Downs

"I think it's perfectly OK to exploit the moon. Largely for two reasons: there's no life there, and it is close enough and rich enough in resources to be economically useful to Earth. In the final analysis, everything we do in space, if it does not help the people of Earth, all the people, it's not going to happen." - Ben Bova

"I repeat that the distance between the earth and her satellite is a mere trifle, and undeserving of serious consideration. I am convinced that before twenty years are over, one-half of our earth will have paid a visit to the moon." - Jules Verne

"When you head on out to the Moon, in very short order, and you get a chance to look back at the Earth, that horizon slowly curves around in upon himself, and all of sudden you're looking at something that is very strange, but yet is very, very familiar, because you're beginning to see the Earth evolve." - Eugene Cernan

"Well, Frank, my thoughts are very similar. The vast loneliness up here at the moon is awe-inspiring, and it makes you realize what you have back there on earth. The earth from here is a grand oasis in the big vastness of space." - Jim Lovell

"With the moon walk, the religious myth that sustained these notions could no longer be held. With our view of earthrise, we could see that the earth and the heavens were no longer divided but that the earth is in the heavens. (105)" - Joseph Campbell

"From the distance of the moon, Earth was four times the size of a full moon seen from Earth. It was a brilliant jewel in the black velvet sky." - Buzz Aldrin

"Man walks the moon but his soul remains riveted to earth. Once upon a time it was the opposite." - Elie Wiesel

"Stars veil their beauty soon / Beside the glorious moon, / When her full silver light / Doth make the whole earth bright." - Sappho

"Neil Armstrong today takes his place in the hall of heroes. The moon will miss its first son of earth." - Mitt Romney

"The slippers of the mortal Earth, Now touched the chest of the Moon. Oh, It is shameful that" - Manmohan Acharya

"I can hit it farther on the moon. But actually, my swing is better here on Earth." - Alan Shepard

"I played in 'From the Earth to the Moon,' working with Tom Hanks. He is a great guy, very smart." - Tom Verica

"The man is the captain, the women is the lieutenant and the kids are the soldiers. Like right now I'm not home with my kids. I teach my Wisdom so when I'm not there she takes care of the shorties. Just like the sun shines on the moon, and when the earth rotates and the moon is over here, and the sun is over here, and the sun and its shaded on the side we get light from the moon, showing and proving how we're symbolic to the stars and things of that nature." - Rakim

"As long as people have been on this earth, the moon has been a mystery to us. Think about it. She is strong enough to pull the oceans, and when she dies away, she always comes back again. My mama used to tell me Our Lady lived on the moon and that I should dance when her face was bright and hibernate when it was dark." - Sue Monk Kidd

"The ocean, whose tides respond, like women's menses, to the pull of the moon, the ocean which corresponds to the amniotic fluid in which human life begins, the ocean on whose surface vessels (personified as female) can ride but in whose depth sailors meet their death and monsters conceal themselves... it is unstable and threatening as the earth is not; it spawns new life daily, yet swallows up lives; it is changeable like the moon, unregulated, yet indestructible and eternal." - Adrienne Rich

"The moon, our own, earthly moon is bitterly lonely, because it is alone in the sky, always alone, and there is no one to turn to, no one to turn to it. All it can do is ache across the weightless airy ice, across thousands of versts, toward those who are equally lonely on earth, and listen to the endless howling of dogs. ("A Story About The Most Important Thing")" - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. I believe we should go to the moon. But there is no sense in agreeing or desiring that the United States take an affirmative position in outer space, unless we are prepared to do the work and bear the burdens to make it successful." - John F Kennedy

"Tonight, the moon came out, it was nearly full. Way down here on earth, I could feel it's pull. The weight of gravity or just the lure of life, Made me want to leave my only home tonight. I'm just wondering how we know where we belong Is it in the arc of the moon, leaving shadows on the lawn In the path of fireflies and a single bird at dawn Singing in between here and gone" - Mary Chapin Carpenter

"I am Sailor Moon, champion of justice! On behalf of the moon, I will right wrongs and triumph over evil, and that means you! - sailor moon" - Naoko Takeuchi

"And sun and moon and starry fires and earth and air and sea Are creatures from the deep let loose who pause in ecstasy, Or wing their wild and heavenly way until again they find The ancient deep and fade therein, enraptured, bright and blind." - George William Russell

"When we went to the moon and realized that the Soviet Union had no realistic plans of getting to the moon, then we stopped going to the moon." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Let us not be afraid of decreasing. It is like the moon, we see the moon increasing and decreasing, but it is always the moon." - Nhat Hanh

"The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe. The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars. Fire and lightening and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not." - Swami Prabhavananda

"Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays, and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants, or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted." - J R R Tolkien

"The sun is within me and so is the moon." - Kabir

"Moon, plum blossoms, this, that, and the day goes" - Kobayashi Issa

"I love you girl...to the moon and back." - Abbi Glines

"East of the sun and west of the moon." - Edith Pattou

"It could reach up and grab the moon." - Ray Bradbury

"The sun and moon shine on all without partiality." - Confucius

"I love you right up to the moon - and back." - Anita Jeram

"Ye moon and stars, bear witness to the truth." - John Dryden

"You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars." - E E Cummings

"The moon is at her crystal window / Spinning and weaving ..." - Hilda Conkling

"I'd like to walk on the moon (and return)." - Terry Pratchett

"The sun and moon are my Father's eyes." - Aaron Weiss

"You gazed at the moon and fell in the gutter." - Thomas Fuller

"The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us." - Dennis Banks

"'I shall have heaven and earth for my coffin and its shell; the sun and moon for my two round symbols of jade, the stars and constellations for my pearls and jewels; and all things assisting as the mourners. Will not the provisions for my funeral be complete? What could you add to them?'" - Zhuangzi

"God made sun and moon to distinguish the seasons, and day and night; and we cannot have the fruits of the earth but in their seasons. But God hath made no decrees to distinguish the seasons of His mercies. In Paradise the fruits were ripe the first minute, and in heaven it is always autumn. His mercies are ever in their maturity." - John Donne

"The sun rejoicing round the earth, announced Daily the wisdom, power and love of God. The moon awoke, and from her maiden face, Shedding her cloudy locks, looked meekly forth, And with her virgin stars walked in the heavens - Walked nightly there, conversing as she walked, Of purity, and holiness, and God." - Robert Pollok

"The bay trees in our country all are withered, And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven; The pale-faced moon look bloody on the earth, And lean-looked prophets whisper fearful change; Rich men look sad, and ruffians dance and leap - The one in fear to lose what they enjoy, The other to enjoy by rage and war." - William Shakespeare

"The sun rejoicing round the earth, announced Daily the wisdom, power and love of God. The moon awoke, and from her maiden face, Shedding her cloudy locks, looked meekly forth, And with her virgin stars walked in the heavens- Walked nightly there, conversing as she walked, Of purity, and holiness, and God." - Robert Pollok

"They say that the Dead die not, but remain Near to the rich heirs of their grief and mirth. I think they ride the calm mid-heaven, as these, In wise majestic melancholy train, And watch the moon, and the still-raging seas, And men, coming and going on the earth." - Rupert Brooke

"Hug me and you will see the moon. Love me and I will bring the moon to you!" - Kelly Clark

"The lunar flights give you a correct perception of our existence. You look back at Earth from the moon, and you can put your thumb up to the window and hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything youve ever known is behind your thumb, and that blue-and-white ball is orbiting a rather normal star, tucked away on the outer edge of a galaxy." - Jim Lovell

"Farewell sweet earth and northern sky, for ever blest, since here did lie and here with lissom limbs did run beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun, Luthien Tinuviel more fair than Mortal tongue can tell. Though all to ruin fell the world and were dissolved and backward hurled; unmade into the old abyss, yet were its making good, for this? the dusk, the dawn, the earth, the sea? that Luthien for a time should be." - J R R Tolkien

"Farewell sweet earth and northern sky, for ever blest, since here did lie and here with lissom limbs did run beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun, Luthien Tinuviel more fair than Mortal tongue can tell. Though all to ruin fell the world and were dissolved and backward hurled; unmade into the old abyss, yet were its making good, for this the dusk, the dawn, the earth, the sea that Luthien for a time should be." - J R R Tolkien

"Farewell sweet earth and northern sky, for ever blest, since here did lie and here with lissom limbs did run beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun, Luthien Tinuviel more fair than Mortal tongue can tell. Though all to ruin fell the world and were dissolved and backward hurled; unmade into the old abyss, yet were its making good, for this- the dusk, the dawn, the earth, the sea- that Luthien for a time should be." - J R R Tolkien

"The lunar flights give you a correct perception of our existence. You look back at Earth from the moon, and you can put your thumb up to the window and hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything you've ever known is behind your thumb, and that blue-and-white ball is orbiting a rather normal star, tucked away on the outer edge of a galaxy." - Jim Lovell

"How true it is that, if we are cheerful and contented, all nature smiles, the air seems more balmy, the sky clearer, the earth has a brighter green... the flowers are more fragrant... and the sun, moon, and stars all appear more beautiful, and seem to rejoice with us." - Orison Swett Marden

"The stars associated with the solar system, such as the planets and asteroids (and it should be remembered that the term star in Biblical usage applies to any heavenly body other than the sun and moon) would be particularly likely to be involved, in the view of the heavy concentration of angels, both bad and evil, around the planet Earth." - Henry M Morris

"But then there are the van Goghs and Hemingways and Mozarts, those who feel a hunger so deep, so far down, that greatness lies there too, nestled somewhere within it. Those who get their inner voice and direction from the cool mysterious insides of the moon, and not from the earth like the rest of us." - Deb Caletti

"The surface of the Moon is not smooth, uniform, and precisely spherical as a great number of philosophers believe it to be, but is uneven, rough, and full of cavities and prominences, being not unlike the face of the Earth, relieved by chains of mountains and deep valleys." - Galileo Galilei

"We think we're doing it all. But the animals are doing the real work of holding it all together, and keeping us on our path. As are the plants. It's as if we think the stars and sun and moon and the earth itself aren't doing any work. It's as if we think that all of nature is unintelligent except for us." - Jane Caputi



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