Virginia Woolf (via 13neighbors)
Then the princess left the cave and wandered down to the sea-shore.
Walter Crane, from The necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and other stories , by Mary De Morgan, London, 1886.
Anselm Kiefer - The Starry Heavens Above Us, and the Moral Law Within (1969)
Sic itur Ad astra is a Latin phrase meaning “thus you shall go to the stars”.
Thus one goes to the stars : such is the way to immortality
From Wiki: ”The phrase has origins with Virgil, who wrote sic itur ad astra (“thus you shall go to the stars”, from Aeneid book IX, line 641, spoken by Apollo to Aeneas’s young son Iulus) and opta ardua pennis astra sequi, (“desire to pursue the high (or hard to reach) stars on wings” book XII, lines 892–893, spoken by Aeneas to his foe Turnus in their combat). Another origin is Seneca the Younger, who wrote non est ad astra mollis e terris via (“there is no easy way from the earth to the stars”, Hercules Furens, line 437, spoken by Megara, Hercules’ wife).”
Dr. Robert John Thorton. The China Limodoron. The Temple of Flora. 1799.
contd. from here
When you look upon another human being and feel great love toward them, or when you contemplate beauty in nature and something within you responds deeply to it, close your eyes for a moment and feel the essence of that love or that beauty within you, inseparable from who you are, your true nature. The outer form is a temporary reflection of what you are within, in your essence. That is why love and beauty can never leave you, although all outer forms will.
– Eckhart Tolle
Thomas Digges, A Perfit Description of the Caelestial Orbes (1576), Digges decided to abandon the notion of a sphere of fixed stars and instead imagined the stars to be scattered throughout the universe to infinity.