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Random Thoughts


“The sight of the stars makes me dream… The night is even more richly colored than the day… If one pays attention to it, one sees that certain stars are citron yellow, while others have a pink glow or a green or blue brilliance… It should be clear that putting little white dots on a blue-black surface is not enough.” –Vincent van Gogh, Painter

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” – Ansel Adams, Photographer

“The great telescopes of the world are constructed in remote locations for the same reason Paul Gauguin sailed to Tahiti… For them to work well they must be far from civilization.” –Carl Sagan, Astronomer

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” –Ansel Adams, Photographer

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”-Ansel Adams, Photographer

“My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.” –Richard Avedon, Photographer

“I think music is about our internal life. It’s part of the way people touch each other. That’s very precious to me. And astronomy is, in a sense, the very opposite thing. Instead of looking inwards, you are looking out, to things beyond our grasp.” –Brian May, Rock Musician & PhD. Astrophysicist

“So remember, every picture tells a story don’t it.” –Rod Stewart, Rock Musician

“Stood alone on a mountain top,
Starin’ out at the great divide
I could go east, I could go west,
It was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flyin’
And my soul began to rise
And pretty soon
My heart was singin” –Bob Seger, Rock Musician (listen)

“When you see the Southern Cross for the first time
You understand now why you came this way” –Crosby, Stills & Nash, Rock Musicians (listen)

“In my own view… humanity is not forever chained to this planet, our visions go further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited.” –Neil A. Armstrong, Astronaut

“We are made of Star-Stuff.”-Carl Sagan, Astronomer

“I have loved the Stars too fondly to be fearful of the Night.” -Sarah Williams, Poet

“Humankind’s greatest questions may someday be answered only if we set our sights upon the stars.” -Greg Essayan