„When night was drawing near, I ran down the flowery slopes exhilarated, thanking God for the gift of this great day. The setting sun fired the clouds. All the world seemed new-born. Every thing, even the commonest, was seen in new light and was looked at with new interest as if never seen before.“
— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
Travels in Alaska http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/writings/travels_in_alaska/ (1915), chapter 7: Glenora Peak <!-- Terry Gifford, EWDB, page 765 -->
„It is not because of anything that can be seen or heard or handled, but because of something that is imagined. The place is not good for imagination, and does not bring restful dreams at night.“
— H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937
Context: West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut. There are dark narrow glens where the trees slope fantastically, and where thin brooklets trickle without ever having caught the glint of sunlight. On the gentle slopes there are farms, ancient and rocky, with squat, moss-coated cottages brooding eternally over old New England secrets in the lee of great ledges; but these are all vacant now, the wide chimneys crumbling and the shingled sides bulging perilously beneath low gambrel roofs. The old folk have gone away, and foreigners do not like to live there. French-Canadians have tried it, Italians have tried it, and the Poles have come and departed. It is not because of anything that can be seen or heard or handled, but because of something that is imagined. The place is not good for imagination, and does not bring restful dreams at night.
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
„Looking up into the night sky is looking into infinity — distance is incomprehensible and therefore meaningless“
— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Context: Soldier, there is a war between the mind And sky, between thought and day and night. It is For that the poet is always in the sun, Patches the moon together in his room To his Virgilian cadences, up down, Up down. It is a war that never ends.
„We've always known Jimmy's had a great deal of raw talent. It's exciting watching him use that talent to become such a dynamic and gifted late night host. The sky is the limit for Jimmy and this show.“
— Jimmy Kimmel American talk show host and comedian 1967
ABC Chairman Lloyd Braun — reported in ZAP2IT.COM (December 10, 2003) "'Jimmy Kimmel' back for a second season", Chicago Tribune RedEye Edition, Chicago Tribune, p. 46.
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„Change always involves a dark night when everything falls apart. Yet if this period of dissolution is used to create new meaning, then chaos ends and new order emerges.“
— Margaret J. Wheatley American writer 1941
Margaret Wheatley (2006) " Leadership Lessons for The Real World http://www.margaretwheatley.com/articles/leadershiplessons.html". Leader to Leader Magazine, Summer 2006
„The sky hides the night behind it and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above.“
— Paul Bowles American composer, writer, translator 1910 - 1999