Sky Quotations

 

The World run to see the panorama when there is a panorama in the sky which few go out to see.—Journal, 17 January 1852
There is a certain glory attends on water by night. By it the heavens are related to the earth--Undistinguishable from a sky beneath you.—Journal, 13 June 1851
Two herons, Ardea herodias, with their long and slender limbs relieved against the sky, were seen travelling high over our heads,—their lofty and silent flight, as they were wending their way at evening, surely not to alight in any marsh on the earth's surface, but, perchance, on the other side of our atmosphere, a symbol for the ages to study, whether impressed upon the sky, or sculptured amid the hieroglyphics of Egypt. — A Week on the Concord and Merrimack RiversA Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
When my eye ranges over some 30 miles of this globe's surface,—an eminence—green and waving with sky and mountains to bound it,—I am richer than Croesus. — Journal, 12 May 1850—Journal, 12 May 1850
When my hoe tinkled against the stones, that music echoed to the woods and the sky, and was an accompaniment to my labor which yielded an instant and immeasurable crop. — WaldenWalden
When the common man looks into the sky, which he has not so much profaned, he thinks it less gross than the earth, and with reverence speaks of “the Heavens,” but the seer will in the same sense speak of “the Earths,” and his Father who is in them. — WaldenWalden
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