70+ Star Quotes to Inspire, Uplift and Make Every Day Brighter

, Staff Writer
Updated August 9, 2021
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The stars are beautiful and ever-present, as they're visible from every place on Earth (and beyond). With that in mind, it's not surprising that sayings involving or about stars often find their way into literature, songs and other creative works. When you're looking for an uplifting, positive phrase, consider incorporating star quotes into your messages.

Inspirational Quotes About Stars

When you want to provide people with a bit of inspiration or let someone you care about know just how special they are, quotes about stars can be great ones to share. From welcoming a new baby to words of motivation or encouragement for those you love, original star quotes and sayings from famous sources can convey just the right meaning.

  • Working together, tiny stars light the universe. That's the power of teamwork.

  • Just like each star is unique yet makes the universe what it is, the light in you makes you who you are. That's exactly who you need to be.

  • Don't ever stop reaching for the stars. Even if they remain out of reach, you'll still go further than if you didn't bother to try.

  • "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries, Neil deGrasse Tyson

  • “Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead.” - Neil Armstrong

  • "You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars." - "If Today Was Your Last Day," Nickelback

  • "No one can stop us now/ 'Cause we are all made of stars" - "We Are All Made of Stars," Moby

  • "If you wanna see the wonders of the age/ You must follow the evening star" - "Evening Star," Kenny Rogers

  • "When I have a terrible need of — shall I say the word — religion, then I go out and paint the stars." - Van Gogh

  • "You could be the moon/ And still be jealous of the stars" - "Learning to Live With Me," Gary Allan

  • "Fly me to the moon/ Let me play among the stars." - "Fly Me to the Moon," Frank Sinatra

  • "Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars." - Gilbert Parker

  • "My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations." - The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

  • "The stars thin-scattered made the heavens large." - "The Spanish Gypsy," George Eliot

  • "I have loved the stars too truly to be fearful of the night." - Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse, Sarah Williams

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Shine Like a Star Quotes

Stars are known for shining brightly, so quotes about stars are perfect for acknowledging the accomplishments of others. When you want to share words of congratulations or otherwise draw attention to someone’s accomplishments, quotes related to shining like a star set the perfect tone.

  • There's a light in you that shines as brightly as the strongest star in the sky.

  • Don't hide the real you behind clouds of darkness; let your light shine as brightly as the star you are inside.

  • What makes you unique is why you're a star.

  • A shining star never gets lost in darkness.

  • Your smile lights up a room the way the shining stars illuminate the night sky.

  • The one who tries the hardest shines the brightest.

  • "Don't you know that you are a shooting star?" - "Shooting Star," Bad Company

  • "Fill the darkest night with a brilliant light/ Cause it's time for you to shine/ Brighter than a shooting star" - "Shooting Star," Owl City

  • "Stars rise and/ Stars fall/ But the ones that shine the brightest aren't stars at all/ There are the planets just like us/ And from big to small/ We all shine" - "Stars and Planets," Liz Phair

  • “The quenchless stars, so eloquently bright, untroubled sentries of the shadow'y night.” - The Omnipresence of the Deity, Robert Montgomery

  • Twinkle, twinkle, little star,/ How I wonder what you are!/ Up above the world so high,/Like a diamond in the sky." - "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,"- Jane Taylor

  • "When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shining because of distant nuclear fusion." - Cosmos, Carl Sagan

  • "Surely the stars are images of love." - "Festus: A Poem," Philip James Bailey

  • "These blessed candles of the night." - The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare

  • "There is no light in earth or heaven / but the cold light of stars" - "Light of Stars." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Quotes About Seeing the Stars

From quotes about the unique experience of seeing shooting stars to the incredible nightly view in the sky, there are a lot of wonderful star quotes about the humbling beauty of stars in the sky.

  • Need perspective? Look up at the stars.

  • Keep calm and go stargazing.

  • Anyone who needs to be reminded that they're not the center of the universe needs only to look up at the star-filled sky.

  • If you ever feel tiny, look up at the stars for a reminder of what one small speck of light can do.

  • To see the stars, you only need to open your eyes.

  • Even on the cloudiest of nights, stars still shine through the haze. So too, light will shine on even the darkest days.

  • Gazing at the stars is a beautiful reminder that we don't have to have all the answers to enjoy an experience.

  • Somewhere among the stars lie the secrets of the universe.

  • "Just remember this, my girl, when you look up in the sky/ You can see the stars and still not see the light." - "Already Gone," The Eagles

  • “The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter.” - Sally Ride

  • “If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.” - Bill Watterson

  • "I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars." - Martin Luther King

  • “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” - Oscar Wilde

  • "I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars." - Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

  • “Now the bright morning Star, Dayes harbinger, / Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her" - "Song on May Morning," John Milton

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Star Quotes for the One You Love

Are you looking for romantic sayings or words of love that refer to stars? The one you love is sure to appreciate cards or love letters that feature some of the powerful quotes listed below.

  • You are the sun of my days and the stars of my nights.
  • You are my north star.
  • I was lost until we met. You are the guiding star of my life.
  • The twinkle in your eyes is light the brightest stars on the clearest night.
  • After all these years, my love for you is still like a shooting star.
  • You light up the nights of my life.
  • You are the star of my heart.
  • When you look at me, I see stars.
  • Like stars in the sky, you and I are destined to travel through life together.
  • "You're the star/ Above the storm/ I wanna wrap you in my arms/ And keep you warm" - "You're the Star," Rod Stewart
  • "I'm wishing on a star/ To follow where you are" - "Wishing on a Star," Rose Royce
  • "I'm gonna give you my heart/ 'Cause you're a sky,/ 'cause you're a sky full of stars/ 'Cause you light up the path" - "A Sky Full of Stars," Coldplay
  • "Our flame burned bright/ In those starry skies/ We were shooting stars/ Like fireflies." - "Fireflies," April Kry
  • "You must be my lucky star/ 'Cause you shine on me/ Wherever you are" - "Lucky Star," Madonna
  • "Trying to catch your heart/ Is like trying to catch a star" - "Waiting for a Star to Fall," Boy Meets Girl

Quotes About Stars for Birthdays

Looking for a creative way to say happy birthday? Why not opt for some quotes about stars that work perfectly as uplifting birthday greetings?

  • The older you get, the brighter your star will shine.

  • Today's your day, you're the center of attention, the star. Happy birthday to you on your special day! To me, you're an all-star every day!

  • It's your birthday, superstar! Have a super-special day no matter where you are!

  • Today I wish you a happy birthday from afar. No matter how old you get or wherever you are, you'll always be my little superstar.

  • Have a birthday that's on par with the fact that you're a true, real superstar!

  • In my book, you are a superstar. I hope your birthday shines as brightly as you do!

  • Let your light shine on your birthday and every day.

  • Happy birthday! You get a gold star for a year well-lived.

  • Twinkle twinkle, birthday star. On your special day, you've come so far. Another year older, another year bolder. Celebrate your day in a wonderful way!

  • I wish you more birthdays than there are stars in the sky.

  • "May your wisdom grace us until the stars rain down from the heavens." - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis


Explore More Celestial Sayings

Now that you've reviewed more than 70 stars quotes, you might want to consider other sayings related to the universe in all its glory. If you're looking for some humorous phrases, check out these funny space puns. For even more inspiration, explore a selection of cool space and astronomy words. Your captions, poems and other writings are sure to be out of this world!