The sky and its medley of colors that keep changing throughout the day, for some reason, suggesting contemplation. Gleaning inspiration from the sky is a common phenomenon, with perhaps no supporting rationale. Ever wondered why that is? It could be the vastness of the sky’s expanse, the way the sun disperses, the way it changes with the wind, or the way it provides basic nourishment in the form of showers.
The sky is more than just a friend; it’s an artist with a universal message. Here are 35 inspirational quotes about the sky that will make you feel like you’re soaring.
Best Quotes about the Sky
Here are some of the most inspirational quotes about the sky. A great way to start your day.
#1. “If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays
#2. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life
#3. “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” ― Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam
#4. “There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
#5. “How foolish to believe we are more powerful than the sea or the sky.” ― Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea
#6. “Only weak thinkers do not love the sky.” ― Katherine Rundell, Rooftoppers
#7. “…I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky.” ― Mark Nepo, Facing the Lion, Being the Lion: Finding Inner Courage Where It Lives
#8. “I thank you God for most this amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” ― E. E. Cummings
Sky Is the Limit Quotes
The sky’s vastness has often made it the best allegory for describing the abundance of different human experiences, knowledge, and truth.
#9. “The sky is not my limit…I am.” ― T.F. Hodge, Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”
#10. “And I bet it’s harder than people think, isn’t it? Everything looks so simple from a distance. Then, the more you look, the more you see. And that’s when you have to rise to the challenge.” ― Laura Pritchett, Sky Bridge
#11. “Don’t sit on the fence; break it and move out! Don’t be confined to the little things you do; the sky should be below your limit!” ― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes
Sky High Quotes
There is seemingly no end to the sky, nor any beginning. Here are some of the most popular quotes about the way its vastness makes people feel.
#12. “There was a skyness to the sky and a nowness to the world that he had never seen or felt or realized before.” ― Neil Gaiman, Stardust
#13. “Someone might as well roll up the whole sky, pack it away for good.” ― Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere
#14. “I like this day; I like that sky of steel; I like the sternness and stillness of the world under this frost.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
#15. “Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky.” ― Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop
#16. “He feels himself buried in those two infinities, the ocean and the sky, at one and the same time: the one is a tomb; the other is a shroud.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
Blue Sky Quotes
Blue skies have often been a source of joy, amazement, and motivation. Here are some motivating quotes about the blue sky to uplift you.
#17. “I let my head fall back, and I gazed into the Eternal Blue Sky. It was morning. Some of the sky was yellow, some the softest blue. One small cloud scuttled along. Strange how everything below can be such death and chaos and pain while above the sky is peace, sweet blue gentleness. I heard a shaman say once, the Ancestors want our souls to be like the blue sky.” ― Shannon Hale, Book of a Thousand Days
#18. “If a little kid ever asks you just why the sky is blue, you look him or her right in the eye and say, ‘It’s because of quantum effects involving Rayleigh scattering combined with a lack of violet photon receptors in our retinae.’” ― Philip C. Plait, Bad Astronomy
#19. “So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.” ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
#20. “I’m a person of the mountains and the open paddocks and the big empty sky, that’s me, and I knew if I spent too long away from all that I’d die; I don’t know what of, I just knew I’d die.” ― John Marsden, A Killing Frost
#21. “The blue of the sky is one of the most special colors in the world, because the color is deep but see-through both at the same time.” ― Cynthia Kadohata, Kira-Kira
Night Sky Quotes
Night skies have a slightly different vibe altogether. It’s when the stars come out to play.
#22. “Looking up at that starry sky gave him the creeps: it was too big, too black. It was all too possible to imagine it turning blood-red, all too possible to imagine a Face forming in lines of fire.” ― Stephen King, It
#23. “You — you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
#24. “When people stargazing, they stare at stars, and many other things which they’ve already presumed commonly and universally as stars.” ― Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza
#25. “As long as there are stars in the sky, I will love you.” ― Kristin Harmel, The Sweetness of Forgetting
#26. “It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.” ― Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger, Venice 1610: “From Doubt to Astonishment”
#27. “At night the sky is pure astronomy.” ― Nicole Krauss, Man Walks into a Room
Quotes about the Sky from Poems
Here are some timeless poem verses about the unflinching and eternal beauty of the sky.
#28. “Ensanguining the skies How heavily it dies Into the west away; Past touch and sight and sound Not further to be found, How hopeless under ground Falls the remorseful day.” ― A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad
#29. “Before you came, things were as they should be: the sky was the dead-end of sight, the road was just a road, wine merely wine. ” ― Faiz Ahmad Faiz, 100 Poems by Faiz Ahmed Faiz: 1911-1984
#30. “Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright, The bridal of the earth and sky; The dew shall weep thy fall tonight, For thou must die.” ― George Herbert, The Temple: The Poetry of George Herbert
Quotes about the Sky from Songs
You can’t even begin to imagine just how much music has been inspired by the sky.
#31. “Sun is shining in the sky, there ain’t a cloud in sight, it stopped raining, everybody’s in the play and don’t you know, it’s a beautiful new day, hey hey.” ― Mr. Blue Sky, Electric Light Orchestra
#32. “Find light in the beautiful sea. I choose to be happy. You and I, you and I. We’re like diamonds in the sky. You’re a shooting star I see. A vision of ecstasy. When you hold me, I’m alive. We’re like diamonds in the sky.” ― Diamonds, Rihanna
#33. “Did you see the frightened ones? Did you hear the falling bombs? Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the Promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue Sky?” ― Goodbye Blue Sky, Pink Floyd
#34. “Blue skies smiling at me, nothing but blue skies do I see, Blue days all of them gone, Nothing but blue skies from now on.” ― Blue Skies, Willie Nelson
#35. “Oh, so long for this night I prayed. That a star would guide you my way. To share with me this special day. Where are ribbons in the sky for our love.” ― Ribbon In The Sky, Stevie Wonder