Atlas Quotes

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Ayn Rand
“If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Warsan Shire
“later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered
Warsan Shire

Henryk Sienkiewicz
“It is not Atlas who carries the world on his shoulders, but woman; and sometimes she plays with it as with a ball.”
Henryk Sienkjewicz

Rick Riordan
“As for me, I did the stupidest thing in my life, which is saying a lot. I attacked the Titan Lord Atlas.”
Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

Ayn Rand
“Man’s mind is his basic tool of survival. Life is given to him, survival is not. His body is given to him, its sustenance is not. His mind is given to him, its content is not. To remain alive, he must act, and before he can act he must know the nature and purpose of his action. He cannot obtain his food without a knowledge of food and of the way to obtain it. He cannot dig a ditch – or build a cyclotron – without a knowledge of his aim and of the means to achieve it. To remain alive, he must think.
“But to think is an act of choice. The key to what you so recklessly call ‘human nature,’ the open secret you live with, yet dread to name, is the fact that man is a being of volitional consciousness. Reason does not work automatically; thinking is not a mechanical process; the connections of logic are not made by instinct. The function of your stomach, lungs, or heart is automatic; the function of your mind is not. In any hour and issue of your life, you are free to think or to evade that effort. But you are not free to escape from your nature, from the fact that reason is your means of survival – so that for you, who are a human being, the question ‘to be or not to be’ is the question ‘to think or not to think.’ . . .
“Man has no automatic code of survival. His particular distinction from all other living species is the necessity to act in the face of alternatives by means of volitional choice. . . Man must obtain his knowledge and choose his actions by a process of thinking, which nature will not force him to perform. Man has the power to act as his own destroyer – and that is the way he has acted through most of his history (pages 1012-1013).”
Ayn Rand

Judith Schalansky
“Consulting maps can diminish the wanderlust that they awaken,as the act of looking at them can replace the act of travel. But looking at maps is much more than an act of aesthetic replacement. Anyone who opens an atlas wants everything at once, without limits--the whole world. This longing will always be great, far greater than any satisfaction to be had by attaining what is desired. Give me an atlas over a guidebook any day. There is no more poetic book in the world.”
Judith Schalansky, Atlas of Remote Islands

Rick Riordan
“The weight of the sky dropped onto Atlas's back, almost smashing him flat until he managed to get to his knees, struggling to get out from under the crushing weight of the sky. But it was too late.

"Noooooo!" He bellowed so hard it shook the mountain.

"Not again!"

Atlas was trapped under his old burden.”
Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse
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Colleen Hoover
“I don't know how he calmed me down without even talking, but he did. Some people just have a calming presence about them and he's one of those people.”
Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us

Lauren DeStefano
“I've loved you since the day I stole the atlas for you," Gabriel says, because he thinks I'm asleep.”
Lauren DeStefano, Sever

“I guess it could be worse. My name could be Tlaquepaque, or Irkutsk, or Pyongyang. Or, you know, Pittsburgh. Sometimes I flip through the atlas just to remind myself of all the names that would be worse than mine.”
Tamara Summers, Save the Date

Solange nicole
“I have a new found respect for Atlas.”
Solange nicole

“The United States has never been in a united state, it has never been a united state. It never will. Lines on screens and paper do not change that.”
Justin K. McFarlane Beau

Ece Ayhan
“Hayattan ders veriyor diye öğretmenleri kızdıran
Tuzu bir bulmuş çocukları saklamadan güldüren dünyaya
Su kaçırmaz bir eşeğin sesine açıktır penceresi
Bir sınıfın, batı son dersinde, kuşluk vakti

Meşeler yapraklanınca bir tuhaf olurlar işte
Koparılmış kürt çiçekleri, hatırlayarak amcalarını
Azınlıkta oldukları bir okulda bile, sorarlar soru
Neden feriklerin ve eşeklerin memeleri vardır?

En arka sırada çift dikişliler, sınavda en öne
İntihara ve denizde nasıl boğulmaya çalışırlar
Yalnız Orta Doğu'da el altında satılan bir atlas
Kim demiş on sekiz yaşından küçükler okuyamaz

Bakıldı ki kum saati, ters çevrilmiş, çıt, usul isa asi olmuş
İkinci karnede babası yarısını silahıyla dışarda bırakıp
Öyle öğretildiği için saygılı, sınıfa giren parmak çocuğun
Boş yerine, girilmeyen bir dersin denizi, gelip oturmuş

Açık kalmış atlası, deniz taşmıştır, darılmasın Fırat ama

Hayatın orta öğretmeni sustu, dondu gülmeleri çocukların
Bir cenaze töreninde daha ölümü karşılamaya götürüleceğiz

Efendiler! Eşekler susabilirler
Ne yani çocuklar hiç gülmeyecekler mi?”
Ece Ayhan

Christine Brodien-Jones
“Going by Dr. Marriott's description, Zoe imagined it to be small and elegant as she peered into dozens of shelves, rummaging through the contents. There were globes and charts and atlases, pocket watches and hand-painted Indian silk, gold-plated cutlery, litter coffers of spice, inlaid combs, silver fasteners, trinket boxes, blown-glass figurines, turn-of-the-century postcards with foreign stamps, and portraits of Victorian authors in elaborate frames. But nowhere did she discover a stone of any kind, with or without runes.”
Christine Brodien-Jones, The Glass Puzzle