Landscapes Quotes

Quotes tagged as "landscapes" (showing 1-22 of 22)
Ansel Adams
“To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
Ansel Adams

Geoff Dyer
“We'd never seen anything as green as these rice paddies. It was not just the paddies themselves: the surrounding vegetation - foliage so dense the trees lost track of whose leaves were whose - was a rainbow coalition of one colour: green. There was an infinity of greens, rendered all the greener by splashes of red hibiscus and the herons floating past, so white and big it seemed as if sheets hung out to dry had suddenly taken wing. All other colours - even purple and black - were shades of green. Light and shade were degrees of green. Greenness, here, was less a colour than a colonising impulse. Everything was either already green - like a snake, bright as a blade of grass, sidling across the footpath - or in the process of becoming so. Statues of the Buddha were mossy, furred with green.”
Geoff Dyer, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It

Robert Macfarlane
“Books , like landscapes, leave their marks in us. (...) Certain books, though, like certain landscapes, stay with us even when we left them, changing not just our weathers but our climates.”
Robert Macfarlane, Landmarks

José Ortega y Gasset
“To meditate is to sail a course, to navigate, among problems many of which we are in the process of clearing up. After each one looms another, whose shores are even more attractive, more suggestive. Certainly, it requires strength and perseverance to get to windward of problems, but there is no greater delight than to reach new shores, and even to sail, as Camoëns says, “through seas that keel has never cut before.” If you will now open a bank-account of attention for me, I foretell sun-smitten landscapes and promise archipelagoes.”
José Ortega y Gasset, Man and People

Jaclyn Dolamore
“They were full of mysteries and secrets, like... like poems turned into landscapes."

"'Poems turned into landscapes.'" he murmured with a slight smile. "And what of Vestenveld's gardens? Do you see poems in them?"

"Your gardens are like your country's poetry. Very frilly and organized.”
Jaclyn Dolamore, Magic Under Glass

Lois Lowry
“Some books had shiny pages that showed paintings of landscapes unlike anything Matty had ever seen, or of people costumed in odd ways, or of battles, and there were many quiet painted scenes of a woman holding a newborn child.”
Lois Lowry, Messenger

“Water is always working, reorganizing the land.”
Tim Palmer, Endangered Rivers and the Conservation Movement

Martijn Benders
“Why do most people write poems about nature? For the same reason that every community center is propped up with industrious, self painted landscapes: you have no need of any imagination to simply describe what is around you, and the amateur naturally thinks an idyllic picture is best, not the dirty city around him. What makes van de Waarsenburg special is that he crams a hundred idyllic scenes into a single poem, as if he does not trust a single boathouse would be poetic enough for the reader.”
Martijn Benders

“It's when water takes shape, that fish begin to swim in landscapes of their own choosing.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Lailah Gifty Akita
“There is a beautiful village in every country.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“As long as we dare dream, we can occupy new land.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We saw beautiful landscapes on the journey.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We encountered beautiful souls on the travel path.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Landscape, which looks so constant, is on the move. The mountains dream on the horizon, but mountains are just passing through. I watch them, wearing, grinding, rising up out there, their motion still the main beat.”
Jill Frayne, Starting Out In the Afternoon

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We experience new culture with every journey.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Susan Wiggs
“The undulating terrain was cloaked in lush abundance, the vineyards like garlands of deep green and yellow, orchards and farms sprouting here and there, hillocks of dry golden grass crowned by beautiful sun-gilt houses, barns and silos. And overhead was the bluest sky she'd ever seen, as bright and hard polished as marble.
There was something about the landscape that caught at her emotions. It was both lush and intimidating, its beauty so abundant. Far from the bustle of the city, she was a complete stranger here, like Dorothy stepping out of her whirling house into the land of Oz. Farm stands overflowing with local produce marked the long driveways into farms with whimsical names- Almost Paradise, One Bad Apple, Toad Hollow. Boxes and bushels were displayed on long, weathered tables. Between the farms, brushy tangles of berries and towering old oak trees lined the roadway.”
Susan Wiggs, The Apple Orchard

Peter Stamm
“Beautiful landscapes are no use for good paintings.”
Peter Stamm, All Days Are Night

Deborah Lawrenson
“Scrubby evergreen bushes released a strong scent of resin and honey; forests of pine gave way to gentle south-facing vineyards disturbed only by the ululation of early summer cicadas. Sitting up tall on the seat, she craned around eagerly to see what plants thrived naturally.
It was a wild and romantic place, Laurent de Fayols had written, the whole island once bought as a wedding gift to his wife by a man who had made his fortune in the silver mines of Mexico. One of three small specks in the Mediterranean known as the Golden Isles, after the oranges, lemons, and grapefruit that glowed like lamps in their citrus groves.
There were few reference works in English that offered information beyond superficial facts about the island, and those she had managed to find were old. The best had been published in 1880, by a journalist called Adolphe Smith. Ellie had been struck by the loveliness of his "description of the most Southern Point of the French Riviera":


'The island is divided into seven ranges of small hills, and in the numerous valleys thus created are walks sheltered from every wind, where the umbrella pines throw their deep shade over the path and mingle their balsamic odor with the scent of the thyme, myrtle and the tamarisk.”
Deborah Lawrenson, The Sea Garden

“Landscapes are nature's natural movie theatres.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Landscapes, even when their general type is similar, are capable of as many expressions as the same type of human face, and, without our being able fully to tell why, affect our spirits as we look at them with as many moods and meanings.”
William Hurrell Mallock, In An Enchanted Island: Or A Winter's Retreat In Cyprus

Stefanie Payne
“Stepping out onto any lookout, you are invited to connect with an amazing example of some of the most unusual terrain on this planet, making you feel as though you are stepping foot on the edge of another world.”
Stefanie Payne, A Year in the National Parks: The Greatest American Road Trip