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Quotes of the Day for 4 August 2004 – Stars

On this day in 1693, a Benedictine monk called Dom Perignon opened a bottle of wine that had been rebottled. The wine was filled with bubbles and the devout wine maker said "I taste stars!" after tasting it. The legend varies as whether this batch was an accident or intentional, but it was the first bottle of champagne. Also a good excuse for me to lift my glass to the good monk and call up some quotes on stars.

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The quotes:

We are the living links in a life force that moves and plays around and through us, binding the deepest soils with the farthest stars.
     - Alan Chadwick, 1909 - 1981

We walk up the beach under the stars. And when we are tired of walking, we lie flat on the sand under a bowl of stars. We feel stretched, expanded to take in their compass. They pour into us until we are filled with stars, up to the brim.
     - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906 - 2001

I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
     - Edward Estlin Cummings, 1894 - 1962

Two men look out through the same bars:
One sees the mud, and one sees the stars.
     - Frederick Langbridge, 1849 - 1923

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
     - Richard Feynman, 1918 - 1988

I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes - and the stars through his soul.
     - Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885


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