Quotes about Blue Skies

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes…
~E. E. Cummings (1894–1962)

Ennis, weather-eyed, looked west for the heated cumulus that might come up on such a day, but the boneless blue was so deep, said Jack, that he might drown looking up. ~Annie Proulx, “Brokeback Mountain,” 1997

A cloudless plain blue sky is like a flowerless garden. ~Terri Guillemets, “Porch swing thoughts,” 2006

And they were canopied by the blue sky,
So cloudless, clear, and purely beautiful,
That God alone was to be seen in Heaven.
~Lord Byron (1788–1824), “The Dream”

Here there are very beautiful fields with olive trees, which are grey and silvery green, like pollard willows. And I never get tired of the blue sky.. ~Vincent van Gogh, letter, 1889

Look up and behold Heaven’s gallery of art, with its countless, ever-changing, golden pictures of beauty, illuminating the gorgeous curtain of ethereal blue. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897

Oh! “darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,”
As some one somewhere sings about the sky.
~Lord Byron, “Don Juan,” 1824  [quoting Southey about the ocean, from Madoc, 1805 –tg]

I never saw a man who looked
With such a wistful eye
Upon that little tent of blue
Which prisoners call the sky…
~C. 3. 3. (Oscar Wilde), “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” 1897

Picasso is an artist, dear. Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid. ~Jules Feiffer, Crawling Arnold, 1961

…gorgeous bright blue sky with some cloudacious beautiness on the fringe… ~Terri Guillemets, “Out the upper window,” 2009

Blue Sky Quotations
Original post date: 2009 Sep 8
1st major revision: 2018 Sep 10
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