And when I shall die, take him and cut him up in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will fall in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.
~Romeo and Juliet
"Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star. "
~Lucy Maud Montgomery
Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline
"the darkness is a cresting wave. It sweeps me up out of my body until I float among the stars, those tine bright pores on the sky's skin. If only I could pass through them, I would end up on the other side, the right side, shadowless, perfectly illuminated, beyond the worries of this mundane world"
— Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Sister of My Heart)
and just last night I read this lovely section from Les Miserables;
Just as he knew when to keep quiet, he also knew when to say something. Such a wonderful comforter!
He did not seek to efface pain in forgetfulness, he sought to elevate it and to dignify it with hope. He would say,"Be careful how you turn to the dead. Don't think of the rotting. Hold your gaze and you will see the living light of your dearly loved departed up above in heaven." He knew how healthy believing is. He sought to counsel and to calm the desperate by pointing to those who were resigned, and to transform the grief that gazes on the freshly dug grave by showing it the grief that gazes up at a star.
@ Monsieur Myriel
Day hath put on his jacket, and around
His burning bosom buttoned it with stars.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "Evening"
Stars are the daisies that begem
The blue fields of the sky.
(begem. sort of like bedazzle ;o)
These blessed candles of the night.
~William Shakespeare, referring to stars, Merchant of Venice
The stars are for those who dream and love and believe.