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  • Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky.

  • There is no greater joy for me than looking at the sky on a clear night with an attention so concentrated that all my other thoughts disappear; then one can think that the stars enter into one's soul.

    • Simone Weil,
    • in Simone Petrément, Simone Weil: A Life ()
  • Fortunately the sky is beautiful everywhere.

    • Simone Weil,
    • in Simone Petrément, Simone Weil: A Life ()
  • ... the sky hung over the valley, from hill to hill, like a slack white sheet.

  • The Planets / are nine dice rolling in the dark.

  • Stars over snow / And in the west a planet / Swinging below a star — / Look for a lovely thing and you will find it, / It is not far — / It never will be far.

  • ... the rainbow is elusive, and its colors but the illumination of tears ...

  • The sky is reduced, / A narrow blue ribbon banding the lake. / Someone is wrapping things up.

  • The sunbeam's secret, wrested from its heart, / And blazed abroad in hues of paradise. / A flaming screed across the heavens flung, / The jeweled autograph of the Most High ...

  • The beauty of our sky is really just a nice way for the earth to protect us from the terror of what's so vast and unknowable beyond.

  • Planets were very large places, on any scale but that of the spaces in between them.