Floating

Famous quotes containing the word floating:

    They [the children] live in a world of delightful imagination; they pursue persons and objects that never existed; they make an Argosy laden with gold out of a floating butterfly,—and these stupid [grown-up people] try to translate these things into uninteresting facts.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    I myself have seen the floating ships
    And nothing will ever be the same
    The shouts,
    The harrowing voices within the house.
    I stand apart with an army:
    My mind is graven with ships.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    I know, it must have been my imagination, but it makes me realize how desperately alone the Earth is. Hanging in space like a speck of food floating in the ocean. Sooner or later to be swallowed up by some creature floating by.... Time will tell, Dr. Mason. We can only wait and wonder. Wonder how, wonder when.
    —Tom Graeff. Tom Graeff. Young astronomer, Teenagers from Outer Space, after just seeing the invading spaceship through his telescope, and dismissing it (1959)