I have a distant memory of once reading a JG Ballard short story in which a character utters a phrase similar to:
"Listen, you can hear the quasars calling!"
"Listen, can you hear the quasars calling?"
or something along those lines. Maybe it was actually "cosmos calling" or "galaxies calling" or "great spirals calling" or something.
For a long time I just assumed it must have been "The Voices of Time", but having reread that recently, it isn't (although I'm pretty sure the story I'm looking for has the same hallmark Ballard obsessions as TVoT, so maybe from the same era).