at the night
what it must
of light years
A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said ‘What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.’ The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, ‘What is the turtle standing on’ ‘You’re very clever, young man, very clever,’ said the little old lady. ‘But it’s turtles all the way down.’
– Stephen William Hawking
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Part of doing something is
listening. We are listening.
To the sun. To the stars.
To the wind.
— Madeleine L’Engle
You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars. — Charles Kuralt
A clear night
Stars are bright.
All is right.
Hitch your wagon to a star. — Ralph Waldo Emerson