Celebrating 20 Years on the Web
TODAY IN SCIENCE HISTORY ®
Find science on or your birthday

Today in Science History - Quickie Quiz
Who said: “I have no satisfaction in formulas unless I feel their arithmetical magnitude.”
more quiz questions >>
Home > Category Index for Science Quotations > Category Index S > Category: Sparkle

Sparkle Quotes (8 quotes)

Every leaf and twig was this morning covered with a sparkling ice armor; even the grasses in exposed fields were hung with innumerable diamond pendants, which jingled merrily when brushed by the foot of the traveler. It was literally the wreck of jewels and the crash of gems.
(21 Jan 1838). In Henry David Thoreau and Bradford Torrey (ed.), The Writings of Henry Thoreau: Journal: I: 1837-1846 (1906), 224.
Science quotes on:  |  Armor (3)  |  Cover (37)  |  Crash (9)  |  Diamond (21)  |  Exposed (33)  |  Field (365)  |  Foot (60)  |  Gem (16)  |  Grass (46)  |  Ice (54)  |  Innumerable (55)  |  Jewel (10)  |  Leaf (66)  |  Literally (30)  |  Morning (94)  |  Pendant (2)  |  Sparkling (7)  |  Traveler (30)  |  Twig (14)  |  Wreck (7)

Myriad small ponds and streams would reflect the full glare of the sun for one or two seconds, then fade away as a new set of water surfaces came into the reflecting position. The effect was as if the land were covered with sparkling jewels.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Cover (37)  |  Effect (394)  |  Fade (10)  |  Full (66)  |  Glare (3)  |  Jewel (10)  |  Land (115)  |  Myriad (31)  |  New (1218)  |  Pond (15)  |  Position (77)  |  Reflect (32)  |  Second (62)  |  Set (394)  |  Small (479)  |  Sparkling (7)  |  Stream (81)  |  Sun (388)  |  Surface (209)  |  Two (937)  |  Water (482)

Painting the desert, sun-setting the tone
Starving backstage, morning-stars are jaded
The moonshine murmur still shivers alone
Curved slice of sliver, shear breath shadows stone
Suspending twilight shiny and shaded
Painting the desert, sun-setting the tone
Carving solace into silver in June
On horizons’ glow from forgotten gold
The moonshine’s’ shilling delivers alone
Gleaming duels of knights, pierce deathly silence
Steel tines of starlight, clashing swords they hold
Painting the desert, sun-setting the tone
Dimples aware, sparkle sand on the dune
Winking at comets, after tails are told
The moon-sand whispers, sift rivers alone
Sharpness they hone, filing skills onto stone
Starlight dazzles, its own space created
Painting the desert, sun-setting the tone
From owls’ talon, moonlight shimmers alone
Earth Man
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Alone (312)  |  Aware (32)  |  Breath (59)  |  Carve (5)  |  Clash (8)  |  Comet (61)  |  Create (235)  |  Curve (49)  |  Dazzle (3)  |  Deliver (29)  |  Desert (56)  |  Duel (4)  |  Dune (4)  |  File (6)  |  Forget (117)  |  Forgotten (53)  |  Gleam (12)  |  Glow (14)  |  Gold (98)  |  Hold (95)  |  Hone (3)  |  Horizon (45)  |  June (2)  |  Knight (6)  |  Moon (238)  |  Moonlight (5)  |  Moonshine (4)  |  Morning (94)  |  Murmur (4)  |  Owl (3)  |  Painting (44)  |  Pierce (3)  |  River (121)  |  Sand (63)  |  Setting (44)  |  Shade (31)  |  Shadow (72)  |  Sharpness (8)  |  Shear (2)  |  Shilling (4)  |  Shiny (3)  |  Shiver (2)  |  Sift (3)  |  Silence (56)  |  Silver (47)  |  Skill (109)  |  Slice (2)  |  Sliver (2)  |  Solace (7)  |  Space (501)  |  Star (430)  |  Starlight (5)  |  Stars (304)  |  Starvation (13)  |  Steel (22)  |  Still (613)  |  Stone (162)  |  Sun (388)  |  Suspend (9)  |  Sword (15)  |  Tail (18)  |  Talon (2)  |  Tell (340)  |  Tone (22)  |  Twilight (6)  |  Whisper (11)  |  Wink (3)

People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Beauty (301)  |  Darkness (68)  |  Glass (92)  |  Light (609)  |  People (1005)  |  Reveal (148)  |  Revealed (60)  |  Set (394)  |  Shine (46)  |  Stained Glass (2)  |  Sun (388)  |  True (214)  |  Window (58)

Standing beside each other, we feasted our eyes. Above us the cerulean sky deepened to an inky black as the remnants of the atmosphere gave way to the depths of space. The mighty Himalaya were now a sparkling relief map spread out before us and garnished with a gleaming lattice work of swirling glaciers. Even Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu, all 8,000-meter giants, were dwarfed. To the east and west, Kanchenjunga and Shishapangma, two more great sentinels of the Himalaya, stood crystal clear over 100 kilometers away. To the north were the burnished plains of Tibet, and to the south the majestic peaks and lush foothills of Nepal. We stood on the crown jewel of the earth, the curved horizon spinning endlessly around us.
Jo Gambi
…...
Science quotes on:  |  All (4107)  |  Atmosphere (103)  |  Black (42)  |  Clear (100)  |  Crown (38)  |  Crystal (69)  |  Curve (49)  |  Deepen (6)  |  Depth (94)  |  Dwarf (7)  |  Earth (998)  |  East (18)  |  Endlessly (3)  |  Eye (423)  |  Feast (5)  |  Foothill (3)  |  Garnish (3)  |  Giant (68)  |  Give (202)  |  Glacier (17)  |  Gleam (12)  |  Great (1575)  |  Horizon (45)  |  Jewel (10)  |  Kilometer (10)  |  Lattice (2)  |  Lush (3)  |  Majestic (16)  |  Map (44)  |  Mighty (13)  |  More (2559)  |  Nepal (2)  |  North (11)  |  Other (2236)  |  Peak (20)  |  Plain (33)  |  Relief (30)  |  Remnant (7)  |  Sky (163)  |  South (38)  |  Space (501)  |  Sparkling (7)  |  Spin (26)  |  Spinning (18)  |  Spread (83)  |  Stand (274)  |  Swirl (10)  |  Tibet (4)  |  Two (937)  |  Way (1216)  |  West (17)  |  Work (1352)

Suddenly, from behind the rim of the moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth . . . home.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Behind (137)  |  Black (42)  |  Blue (57)  |  Delicate (43)  |  Earth (998)  |  Emerge (22)  |  Fully (21)  |  Gradually (102)  |  Home (170)  |  Immense (86)  |  Jewel (10)  |  Lace (2)  |  Light (609)  |  Long (789)  |  Majesty (21)  |  Moment (254)  |  Moon (238)  |  More (2559)  |  Motion (312)  |  Mystery (178)  |  Pearl (7)  |  Realize (147)  |  Rim (5)  |  Rise (166)  |  Rising (44)  |  Sea (309)  |  Sky (163)  |  Slow (101)  |  Slowly (18)  |  Small (479)  |  Sparkling (7)  |  Sphere (116)  |  Suddenly (88)  |  Swirl (10)  |  Thick (6)  |  Veil (26)  |  White (127)

The Commissioner of Patents may be likened to a wine merchant. He has in his office the wine of human progress of every kind and quality—wine, one may say, produced from the fermentation of the facts of the world through the yeast of human effort. Sometimes the yeast is “wild” and sometimes the “must” is poor, and while it all lies there shining with its due measure of the sparkle of divine effort, it is but occasionally that one finds a wine whose bouquet is the result of a pure culture on the true fruit of knowledge. But it is this true, pure wine of discovery that is alone of lasting significance.
In Some Chemical Problems of Today (1911), 108.
Science quotes on:  |  All (4107)  |  Alone (312)  |  Bouquet (2)  |  Culture (144)  |  Discovery (786)  |  Divine (112)  |  Due (141)  |  Effort (227)  |  Fact (1212)  |  Facts (553)  |  Fermentation (15)  |  Find (999)  |  Fruit (102)  |  Human (1470)  |  Invention (378)  |  Kind (557)  |  Knowledge (1537)  |  Lasting (7)  |  Lie (364)  |  Measure (233)  |  Must (1526)  |  Office (71)  |  Patent (33)  |  Poor (136)  |  Produced (187)  |  Progress (468)  |  Pure (292)  |  Quality (135)  |  Result (678)  |  Say (984)  |  Shining (35)  |  Significance (113)  |  Through (849)  |  True (214)  |  Wild (87)  |  Wine (38)  |  World (1778)  |  Yeast (7)

[Richard Feynman] would be standing in front of the hall smiling at us all as we came in, his fingers tapping out a complicated rhythm on the black top of the demonstration bench that crossed the front of the lecture hall. As latecomers took their seats, he picked up the chalk and began spinning it rapidly through his fingers in a manner of a professional gambler playing with a poker chip, still smiling happily as if at some secret joke. And then—still smiling—he talked to us about physics, his diagrams and equations helping us to share his understanding. It was no secret joke that brought the smile and the sparkle in his eye, it was physics. The joy of physics!
Describing his experience as a student attending Feynman lectures, in Introduction to Richard P. Feynman Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character (1986, 2010), 9-10.
Science quotes on:  |  All (4107)  |  Bench (8)  |  Chalk (8)  |  Complicated (115)  |  Demonstration (115)  |  Diagram (20)  |  Equation (132)  |  Eye (423)  |  Joke (84)  |  Joy (107)  |  Lecture (106)  |  Physic (516)  |  Physics (533)  |  Playing (42)  |  Professional (70)  |  Rapidly (66)  |  Rhythm (20)  |  Secret (196)  |  Share (75)  |  Smile (31)  |  Spinning (18)  |  Still (613)  |  Through (849)  |  Top (96)  |  Understanding (514)


Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
Quotations by: • Albert Einstein • Isaac Newton • Lord Kelvin • Charles Darwin • Srinivasa Ramanujan • Carl Sagan • Florence Nightingale • Thomas Edison • Aristotle • Marie Curie • Benjamin Franklin • Winston Churchill • Galileo Galilei • Sigmund Freud • Robert Bunsen • Louis Pasteur • Theodore Roosevelt • Abraham Lincoln • Ronald Reagan • Leonardo DaVinci • Michio Kaku • Karl Popper • Johann Goethe • Robert Oppenheimer • Charles Kettering  ... (more people)

Quotations about: • Atomic  Bomb • Biology • Chemistry • Deforestation • Engineering • Anatomy • Astronomy • Bacteria • Biochemistry • Botany • Conservation • Dinosaur • Environment • Fractal • Genetics • Geology • History of Science • Invention • Jupiter • Knowledge • Love • Mathematics • Measurement • Medicine • Natural Resource • Organic Chemistry • Physics • Physician • Quantum Theory • Research • Science and Art • Teacher • Technology • Universe • Volcano • Virus • Wind Power • Women Scientists • X-Rays • Youth • Zoology  ... (more topics)
Sitewide search within all Today In Science History pages:
Visit our Science and Scientist Quotations index for more Science Quotes from archaeologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, inventors and inventions, mathematicians, physicists, pioneers in medicine, science events and technology.

Names index: | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Categories index: | 1 | 2 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |
- 100 -
Sophie Germain
Gertrude Elion
Ernest Rutherford
James Chadwick
Marcel Proust
William Harvey
Johann Goethe
John Keynes
Carl Gauss
Paul Feyerabend
- 90 -
Antoine Lavoisier
Lise Meitner
Charles Babbage
Ibn Khaldun
Euclid
Ralph Emerson
Robert Bunsen
Frederick Banting
Andre Ampere
Winston Churchill
- 80 -
John Locke
Bronislaw Malinowski
Bible
Thomas Huxley
Alessandro Volta
Erwin Schrodinger
Wilhelm Roentgen
Louis Pasteur
Bertrand Russell
Jean Lamarck
- 70 -
Samuel Morse
John Wheeler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Robert Fulton
Pierre Laplace
Humphry Davy
Thomas Edison
Lord Kelvin
Theodore Roosevelt
Carolus Linnaeus
- 60 -
Francis Galton
Linus Pauling
Immanuel Kant
Martin Fischer
Robert Boyle
Karl Popper
Paul Dirac
Avicenna
James Watson
William Shakespeare
- 50 -
Stephen Hawking
Niels Bohr
Nikola Tesla
Rachel Carson
Max Planck
Henry Adams
Richard Dawkins
Werner Heisenberg
Alfred Wegener
John Dalton
- 40 -
Pierre Fermat
Edward Wilson
Johannes Kepler
Gustave Eiffel
Giordano Bruno
JJ Thomson
Thomas Kuhn
Leonardo DaVinci
Archimedes
David Hume
- 30 -
Andreas Vesalius
Rudolf Virchow
Richard Feynman
James Hutton
Alexander Fleming
Emile Durkheim
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Hooke
Charles Kettering
- 20 -
Carl Sagan
James Maxwell
Marie Curie
Rene Descartes
Francis Crick
Hippocrates
Michael Faraday
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
- 10 -
Aristotle
John Watson
Rosalind Franklin
Michio Kaku
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Florence Nightingale
Isaac Newton


by Ian Ellis
who invites your feedback
Thank you for sharing.
Today in Science History
Sign up for Newsletter
with quiz, quotes and more.