The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.
— Miguel de Cervantes

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
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They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars—on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places.
— Robert Frost

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
— C. S. Lewis

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
— desertion quotation by Richard P. Feynman