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71,927. Why had we come to the moon?
The thing presented itself to me as a perplexing problem. What is this spirit in man that urges him for ever to depart from happiness and security, to toil, to place himself in danger, to risk an even a reasonable certainty of death? It dawned upon me that there in the moon as a thing I ought always to have known, that man is not made to go about safe and comfortable and well fed and amused ... against his interest, against his happiness, he is constantly being driven to do unreasonable things. Some force not himself impels him, and he must go. (Moon & Exploration) H G Wells, First Men in the Moon
129,344. What strange influence does the moon have on the behaviour of man? (Astrology & Moon & Behaviour) In Search of s2e5 … Astrology, 1978
889. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. (Truth & Sun & Moon & Three) Buddha
3,629. The orbed maiden, with white fire laden,
Whom mortals call the Moon. Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Cloud
3,630. Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven, and gazing on the earth,
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy. Percy Bysshe Shelley, To the Moon 1824
3,631. And like a dying lady, lean and pale,
Who totters forth, wrapped in a gauzy veil. Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Waning Moon 1824
75,769. Close up the casement, draw the blind,
Shut out that stealing moon ... (Hermit & Privacy & Moon) Thomas Hardy, Shut Out That Moon
48,015. I looked up from my writing,
And gave a start to see,
As if rapt in my indicting,
The moon’s full gaze on me ... Thomas Hardy, I Looked up from My Writing
3,632. With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the skies;
How silently, and with how wan a face.
What, may it be that even in heavenly place
That busy archer his sharp arrows tries? Philip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella 1591
3,633. O moon, tell me,
Is constant love deemed there but want of wit?
Are beauties there as proud as here they be?
Do they above love to be loved, and yet
These lovers scorn whom that love doth possess?
Do they call virtue there ungratefulness? (Moon & Love) ibid.
3,635. There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery. Joseph Conrad
3,636. Oh, shine on, shine on, harvest moon
Up in the sky.
I ain’t had no lovin’
Since April, January, June or July. Jack Norworth, 1908 song
3,637. O more than moon,
Draw not up seas to drown me in thy sphere,
Weep me not dead, in thine arms, but forbear
To teach the sea what it may do too soon. John Donne 1572-1631, Songs and Sonnets: ‘A Valediction: of Weeping’
3,639. Say, it’s only a paper moon,
Sailing over a cardboard sea. (Moon & Sea) Yip Harburg, 1933 song
3,640. Wanna cry, wanna croon.
Wanna laugh like a loon.
It’s that Old Devil Moon in your eyes. (Moon & Eyes) Yip Harburg, 1946 song
3,641. Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania. William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream II i 60
3,642. Therefore the moon, the governess of floods,
Pale in her anger, washes all the air,
That rheumatic diseases do abound:
And thorough this distemperature we see
The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts
Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose. ibid. II i 103
3,792. How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice V i
53,515. I had rather be a dog and bay the moon. (Dog & Moon) William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV ii 78, Brutus to Cassius
3,643. It is the very error of the moon,
She comes more nearer earth than she was wont,
And makes men mad. (Moon & Mad) William Shakespeare, Othello V ii 118-120, Othello
3,644. We associate the full moon with everything supernatural ... The moonlight was considered a special source of energy. Our ancestors had a close relationship with the night sky. (Moon & Pagans) Professor Richard Rudgley, interview Pagans: Magic Moments
3,645. The moon it turns out is gently swinging like a bell, just as if it had been hit by an asteroid less than a thousand years ago. (Moon & Asteroid) Professor Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Cosmos: Heaven and Hell, 1979
3,646. Scientists now believe that four and a half billion years ago an object the size of Mars crashed into Earth releasing unfathomable energy. The collision ejected over seventy trillion tons of rock into space. The debris coalesced into a fiery molten world. 95 Worlds and Counting
3,603. The sun is four hundred times the diameter of the moon, but by sheer coincidence it is four hundred times further away from the Earth. (Sun & Moon & Earth) Professor Brian Cox: Wonders of the Solar System
129,265. Cape Canaveral in Florida: this is Kennedy Space Centre where fifty years ago Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off aboard Apollo 11. And on July 20th 1969 Neil and Buzz became the first humans to walk on the moon. (Moon & Florida & Space & Rocket) Brian Cox & Dara O’Briain, Stargazing: Moon Landing Special, BBC 2019
129,266. Cape Canaveral space port in eastern Florida: it’s spread across over 200 square miles. In the centre are the rocket factories and science labs. While the launch pads are scattered along the coastline about four miles to the east. From here over 400 people have blasted into space. (Moon & Florida & Space & Rocket) ibid.
129,267. ‘At lift off it was real shaky … real big vibration …’ (Moon & Florida & Space & Rocket) ibid. Charles Duke
129,268. Aerospace company Boeing is building the Starliner Spacecraft right here on site. It will fly on top of a Atlas 5 rocket. (Moon & Space & Rocket) ibid.
3,647. He will come to take himself to the corner of Luna, where he will be taken and placed on foreign land. Nostradamus 9:65
104,260. NASA is planning a permanent outpost there. The Universe s1e5: The Moon, 2007
104,261. Our moon is the largest in relation to its host planet. ibid.
104,262. The mean distance of the Earth from the moon is 234,000 miles. ibid.
3,655. Our closest neighbour is as mysterious as it is inextricably tied to our survival. Its silvery luminescence has captivated us since man first gazed at the stars. Closer inspection reveals an ever more potent source of myth, mystery and controversy. An unseen force that pulls the Earth around every second of the day. A source of illusion and wonder. (Universe & Moon) The Universe s2e3: Mysteries of the Moon, 2007
3,656. While on the moon, Armstrong reported seeing what he called an area that is considerably more illuminated than the surrounding area. And the area seems to have a slight amount of fluorescence to it ... Scientists have witnessed similar occurrences. (Universe & Moon) ibid.