“Thus men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up.” Henry David Thoreau
"You know, when I was 16, I used to look at the moon and I believed I could see the face of the man I was going to marry. Sometimes it was Mick Jagger. Once it was Ron Howard. Now when I look at the moon, I just see the moon." tv series
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." A.C. Doyle
"Art for art's sake is an empty phrase. Art for the sake of truth, art for the sake of the good and the beautiful, that is the faith I am searching for." - George Sand
Such a great way to express the need for meaning over everything else.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. - John Gillespie Magee, Jr (aviator and poet) - High Flight
What a beautiful way to describe flight.
"It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.” ― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot
This must be the more spiritual collection of words that I have ever heard, if you'd like to hear the whole monologue, see the video in my profile.