1. Somebody has to go polish the stars,They’re looking a little bit dull.Somebody has to go polish the stars,For the eagles and starlings and gulls
Have all been complaining they’re tarnished and worn,They say they want new ones we cannot afford.
So please get your ragsAnd your polishing jars,
Somebody has to go polish the stars.—Shel Silverstein

    Somebody has to go polish the stars,
    They’re looking a little bit dull.
    Somebody has to go polish the stars,
    For the eagles and starlings and gulls

    Have all been complaining they’re tarnished and worn,
    They say they want new ones we cannot afford.

    So please get your rags
    And your polishing jars,

    Somebody has to go polish the stars.
    —Shel Silverstein

     
  2. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing!  —George Bernard Shaw

    We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing!  —George Bernard Shaw

     
  3. I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.  —Bette Midler

    I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.  —Bette Midler

     
  4. Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar…  ―William Faulkner   The Sound and the Fury

    Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar…  ―William Faulkner   The Sound and the Fury

     
  5. Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored. —Patricia A. McKillip

    Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored. —Patricia A. McKillip

     
  6. Half of this story is true and the other half might very well have happened.   ―William Pène du Bois   The Twenty-One Balloons

    Half of this story is true and the other half might very well have happened.   William Pène du Bois   The Twenty-One Balloons

     
  7. The child’s laughter is pure until he first laughs at a clown.  —Angela Carter  Nights at the Circus

    The child’s laughter is pure until he first laughs at a clown.  —Angela Carter  Nights at the Circus

     
  8. There’s much more to the world, he seems to say, then what’s on the map—and equally prevalent, if you dare, are opportunities to get off of it.  —Nina Strochlic  Discovering Underground Labyrinths, Remote Cities, and More of the World’s Lost Places  (The Daily Beast) on Alastair Bonnett's  Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

    There’s much more to the world, he seems to say, then what’s on the map—and equally prevalent, if you dare, are opportunities to get off of it.  —Nina Strochlic  Discovering Underground Labyrinths, Remote Cities, and More of the World’s Lost Places  (The Daily Beast) on Alastair Bonnett's  Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

     
  9. The universe bursts into existence from life, not the other way around as we have been taught. For each life there is a universe, its own universe. We generate spheres of reality, individual bubbles of existence. Our planet is comprised of billions of spheres of reality, generated by each individual human and perhaps even by each animal.  —Robert Lanza

    The universe bursts into existence from life, not the other way around as we have been taught. For each life there is a universe, its own universe. We generate spheres of reality, individual bubbles of existence. Our planet is comprised of billions of spheres of reality, generated by each individual human and perhaps even by each animal.  —Robert Lanza

     
  10. Every now and then I like to do as I’m told, just to confuse people.  —Tamora Pierce   Melting Stones

    Every now and then I like to do as I’m told, just to confuse people.  —Tamora Pierce   Melting Stones