Our race has want of sages such as these, Whose measuring-rods are light-years, and who say That points a million trillion leagues away Are only as our next-door galaxies.
Sky and Telescope Astronomers (p. 12) Volume III, Number 10, August 1940
The distances we are going to embrace are so enormous that galaxies will appear as tiny toys, infinitesimal as the dust-specks dancing in the sunbeam in the crack of the curtain.
Extragalactic Adventure Chapter 2 (p. 20)
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