everything that is above the surface of the Earth
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And over all the sky — the sky! far, far out of reach,
studded, breaking out, the eternal stars. ~ Walt Whitman, Bivouac on a Mountain Side.

The Sky is the portion of outer space or the atmosphere visible from a position within a world.


  • Our bugles sang truce, for the night-cloud had lower'd,
    And the sentinel stars set their watch in the sky.
  • The mountain at a given distance
    In amber lies;
    Approached, the amber flits a little,—
    And that's the skies!
  • I talk to God, but the sky is empty.
  • And over all the sky — the sky! far, far out of reach,
    studded, breaking out, the eternal stars.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 713-14.
  • And they were canopied by the blue sky,
    So cloudless, clear, and purely beautiful,
    That God alone was to be seen in Heaven.
  • "Darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,"
    As some one somewhere sings about the sky.
  • Arrestment, sudden really as a bolt out of the blue has hit strange victims.
    • Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution, A History (1837), Volume III, p. 347.
  • How bravely Autumn paints upon the sky
    The gorgeous fame of Summer which is fled!
  • Bolt from the blue.
  • The sky
    is that beautiful old parchment
    in which the sun
    and the moon
    keep their diary.
  • When it is evening, ye say it will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
    • Matthew, XVI. 2.
  • When children from other countries are telling us that we've made them fear the sky, it might be time to ask some hard questions.
  • And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky,
    Whereunder crawling coop'd we live and die,
    Lift not your hands to it for help—for it
    As impotently moves as you or I.
  • From hyperborean skies,
    Embodied dark, what clouds of vandals rise.
  • A sky full of silent suns.
    • Jean Paul (Richter), Flower, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces, Chapter II.
  • Sometimes gentle, sometimes capricious, sometimes awful, never the same for two moments together; almost human in its passions, almost spiritual in its tenderness, almost Divine in its infinity.
  • The moon has set
    In a bank of jet
    That fringes the Western sky,
    The pleiads seven
    Have sunk from heaven
    And the midnight hurries by;
    My hopes are flown
    And, alas! alone
    On my weary couch I lie.
    • Sappho, Fragment, J.S. Easby-Smith's translation.
  • Heaven's ebon vault,
    Studded with stars unutterably bright,
    Through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls,
    Seems like a canopy which love has spread
    To curtain her sleeping world.
  • Redeo ad illes qui aiunt: quid si cœlum ruat?
    • I go back to those who say: what if the heavens fall?
    • Terence, Heauton timoroumenos, IV. 3. 41.
  • Of evening tinct,
    The purple-streaming Amethyst is thine.
  • Non alias cælo ceciderunt plura sereno.
    • Never till then so many thunderbolts from cloudless skies. (Bolt from the blue).
    • Virgil, Georgics (c. 29 BC), I. 487.
  • The soft blue sky did never melt
    Into his heart; he never felt
    The witching of the soft blue sky!

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