Quotes on Stars

See also: D&C 93:23  

I testify to you that God has known you individually, brethren, for a long, long time (see D&C 93:23).  He has loved you for a long, long time.  He not only knows the names of all the stars (see Psalm 147:4; Isaiah 40:26), He knows your names and all your heartaches and your joys!  By the way, you have never seen an immortal star; they finally expire. But seated by you tonight are immortal individuals – imperfect but who are, nevertheless, “trying to be like Jesus”! Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, May 2004, p. 46

A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars—billions upon billions of stars. Every star may be a sun to someone. … There are some hundred billion … galaxies, each with, on the average, a hundred billion stars. … We are hard pressed to find even the cluster in which our Milky Way Galaxy is embedded, much less the Sun or the Earth. …

… The Milky Way contains some 400 billion stars of all sorts moving with a complex and orderly grace. Of all the stars, the inhabitants of Earth know close-up, so far, but one. (Carl Sagan, Cosmos, New York: Random House, 1980, pp. 4–5, 7, 10) Joseph B. Worthlin, “Our Lord and Savior,” General Conference, October 1993