"Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are!"
Jane Taylor (1783 - 1824)
"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."
Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)
"If at first the idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it."
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
"Our ancestors worshiped the Sun, and they were far from foolish. And yet the Sun is an ordinary, even a mediocre star. If we must worship a power greater than ourselves, does it not make sense to revere the Sun and stars?"
Carl Sagan, in Cosmos (1934 - 1996)
"In real worship, we do not just do ritualistic worship but we try to imbibe the qualities of the one we are worshipping."
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion, then I go out and paint the stars.
Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)
Look on the rising sun: there God does live
And gives his light, and gives his heat away.
And flowers and trees and beasts and men receive
Comfort in morning joy in the noon day.
William Blake, The Little Black Boy 1789
"The sun is God"
JM William Turner - the artist's last words (1755 - 1851)
We must see that consciousness is neither an isolated soul nor the mere function of a single nervous system, but of that totality of interrelated stars and galaxies which makes a nervous system possible.
Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)
"If I am asked whether it is in my nature to revere the Sun, I again say—certainly! For he is likewise a manifestation of the highest Being, and indeed the most powerful which we children of earth are allowed to behold."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) spoken on his deathbed
"Sun worship is fairly simple. There's no mystery, no miracles, no pageantry, no one asks for money, there are no songs to learn, and we don't have a special building where we all gather once a week to compare clothing. And the best thing about the sun, it never tells me I'm unworthy. Doesn't tell me I'm a bad person who needs to be saved. Hasn't said an unkind word. Treats me fine. So, I worship the sun. But, I don't pray to the sun. Know why? I wouldn't presume on our friendship. It's not polite."
George Carlin (1937 - 2008) - link to Carlin video on the Sun - funny