30 Star Quotes To Inspire You To Reach For The Stars & Shine Bright

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There's something about stars and space that captivate and inspire us, which has led to prose about the night sky and star quotes hoping to capture some of that beauty. 

If you are a stargazer you know how looking at the stars and their constellations is always a fun and beautiful experience. That's why we have been doing it for centuries.

The stars inspired humans to explore, sail the seas, and even buy a star or star map. They are also the inspiration for astrology and your zodiac sign. 

The stars have also been admired by writers and artists of the past that there are many paintings and texts depicting the beautiful night sky. 

There's nothing more beautiful than seeing the night sky, of course in an area without light pollution, as you can see the sky light up at night.

Here are 30 star quotes to inspire you to keep reaching for them.

Famous Quotes About Stars

1. "I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars." — Stephenie Meyer, "Twilight"

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2. "There is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars." — John Green, "The Fault in Our Stars"

3. "Turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun." — William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet"

4. “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” — Marcus Aurelius, "Meditations"

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6. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” — Lisa Mantchev, "Eyes Like Stars"

7. “All we ever see of stars are their old photographs.” — Alan Moore, "Watchmen"

8. "Stars die so we may live. We die so stars may be reborn." — Karl Larson, "Supernova"

9. "Some things change but some things shine forever as they are in the sky, shining high My Star." — Cindel Towani, "Ewoks"

10. “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” — William Shakespeare, “Macbeth”

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Inspirational Star Quotes

11. "Look at all the stars. You look up and you think, 'God made all this and He remembered to make a little speck like me'. It's kind of flattering, really." —Morgan Earp, 'Tombstone'.

12. "Thoughts are like burning stars, and ideas, they flood, they stretch the universe." — Criss Jami, "Killosophy"

13. “Stars, too, were time travelers. How many of those ancient points of light were the last echoes of suns now dead? How many had been born, but their light not yet come this far? If all the suns but ours collapsed tonight, how many lifetimes would it take us to realize we were alone? I had always known the sky was full of mysteries — but not until now had I realized how full of them the earth was.” — Ransom Riggs, "Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children"

14. “What are we but shooting stars, hoping to shine long enough to make at least one soul believe in the magic.” — Sherry Namdeo

15. “Look at the stars. See their beauty. And in that beauty, see yourself.” — Draya Mooney

Deep Meaningful Quotes About Stars

16. "There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe." — Neil deGrasse Tyson

17. "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself." — Carl Sagan

18. "Hope itself is like a star — not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity." — Charles Spurgeon

19. "To the youth of today, I also have a wish to make: be the scriptwriters of your destiny and feature yourselves as stars that showed the way towards a brighter future." — Nelson Mandela

20. "Even a fool knows you can’t touch the stars, but it doesn’t stop a wise man from trying.” — Harry Anderson


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Quotes About Stars in the Sky

21. "Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, under the star-speckled sky listening to frogs and crickets. Darkness soothed." — Dean Koontz, 'Midnight'

22. "You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars." — Tom Hanks

23. “I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend… I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last, and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend…” — Neil Gaiman, "Brief Lives"

24. "At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space." — Natalie Wood

25. “If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.” — Bill Watterson

'Shine Like a Star' Quotes

26. "What do stars do? They shine." — Yvaine, "Stardust"

27. "Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun." — John Lennon, "Instant Karma"

28. "You must be my lucky star. Cause you shine on me wherever you are." — Madonna, "Lucky Star"

29. "May all the stars hang bright above her dwelling, Silent as though they watched the sleeping earth!” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

30. "Look at the stars, look how they shine for you." — Coldplay, "Yellow"

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