Caspar: If there had been only one star in the sky, that star would have aroused as much wonder as all the other stars together. After all, nobody goes round complaining because there’s only one moon. On the contrary: if there has been a hundred moons they would only have got in each other’s way. So the creation of billions of stars in the sky was an excessive exaggeration. Whenever there’s too much of anything, you can stare at it without appreciating it. That’s how it’s possible to be out under a starry sky and fail to see a single star because of a shower of shooting stars.
It’s quite true, thought Elisabeth. She had often looked at a sky full of stars without finding any particular one.The Christmas Mystery, Jostein Gaarder