Map Quotes

Quotes tagged as "map" (showing 1-30 of 67)
Rick Riordan
“We were just looking at maps...”
Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

Cora Carmack
“The best parts of life are the things we can't plan. And it's a lot harder to find happiness if you're only searching in one place. Sometimes, you just have to throw away the map. Admit that you don't know where you're going and stop pressuring yourself to figure it out. Besides...a map is a life someone else already lived. It's more fun to make your own.”
Cora Carmack, Finding It

Charlotte Eriksson
“I want to learn how to speak to anyone at any time and make us both feel a little bit better, lighter, richer, with no commitments of ever meeting again. I want to learn how to stand wherever with whoever and still feel stable. I want to learn how to unlock the locks to our minds, my mind, so that when I hear opinions or views that don’t match up with mine, I can still listen and understand. I want to burn up lifeless habits of following maps and to-do lists, concentrated liquids to burn my mind and throat
and I want to go back to the way nature shaped me. I want to learn to go on well with whatever I have in my hands at the moment
in a natural state of mind,
certain like the sea.

I will find comfort in the rhythm of the sea.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Carrie Ryan
“Is that all we have left? Is that all we are? Lights on a map that are slowly dying, hanging on for nothing?”
Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Cara Black
“The past informs the present. Memory makes the map we carry, no matter how hard we try to erase it.”
Cara Black, Murder in the Bastille

Robert Harbison
“To put a city in a book, to put the world on one sheet of paper -- maps are the most condensed humanized spaces of all...They make the landscape fit indoors, make us masters of sights we can't see and spaces we can't cover.”
Robert Harbison, Eccentric Spaces

Steven Wright
“I have a map of the United States... Actual size. It says, 'Scale: 1 mile = 1 mile.' I spent last summer folding it. I hardly ever unroll it. People ask me where I live, and I say, 'E6.”
Steven Wright

Terry Pratchett
“What is a fantasy map but a space beyond which There Be Dragons?”
Terry Pratchett

“Maps codify the miracle of existence.”
Nicholas Crane, Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet

Mark Twain
“There isn’t a parallel of latitude but thinks it would have been the equator if it had had its rights.”
Mark Twain

George Eliot
“A map was a fine thing to study when you were disposed to think of something else, being made up of names that would turn into a chime if you went back upon them.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch
tags: map

Reif Larsen
“A novel is a tricky thing to map.”
Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

“We only pass this way once..unless our significant other is reading the map..”
k.j. force

Christophe Galfard
“Even today, more than eighty years after Oort's bold guess, we still don't have a clue what this dark matter is made of. We know it exists. We know where it is. We have maps of its presence within and around galaxies throughout the universe. We even have stringent constraints on what it is not, but we have no clue what it is. And yes, its presence is overwhelming: for every one kilogram of ordinary matter made out of neutrons and protons and electrons, there are five kilograms of dark matter, made out of who-knows-what.”
Christophe Galfard, The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Due north’ on my compass is largely ‘due’ to the fact that in ‘due’ time I have been ‘unduly’ lax in recalibrating my compass. And I’m apparently ignorant enough to wonder why I’m lost.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“My heart says, ‘This way.’ The world says, ‘That way.’ God says, ‘I am the Way.’ And if perchance I choose to listen to the first two, I’m going to find myself so far off the ‘way’ that being lost becomes the ‘way’.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I simply look at the map that I’ve so tediously created, it will explain why I’m laying at the bottom of this cliff looking up.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“In order to get to know who is in your System, each individual alter needs to complete a piece of paper in the form of a circle (or triangle) which contains the following information: their name, their age (it might be an age range, like age 4-7), and their traits. strengths and skills. (All parts must have a name. If they do not have a name, they need to choose one. lf their name was given to them by a perpetrator and is too upsetting or if it has a negative association, they may wish to change their name—that is perfectly ok. Any name that is not negative or triggering is fine—it does not have to be a standard ‘proper name’ as they are commonly thought of.) On the back of the circle or triangle they need to write down what caused them to split off.”
A.T.W., Got Parts?: An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A compass calibrated by my greed is a rather shrewd way to legitimize my agenda. However, true north on a compass such as this is a straight line to the edge of a really big cliff.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I’ve always marveled that geese can feel a call stirring, rise on hardy wings to engage it, and without contemplation, compass or map complete the feat. And could it be that they achieve this astounding accomplishment because far too often contemplation, compass or map rob the call by sterile analysis when we should liberate the call through expectant obedience.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I don't know how I'm supposed to feel. I don't know what to do.' For steps, it's like driving around New York with a map of Boston.”
Lesley Stahl, Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting
tags: map

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Why am I always lost in the woods?” I yell at the top of my voice! And if I choose to settle down for a moment and be honest with myself, I’ll rather reluctantly admit that I drew the map.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Yuval Noah Harari
“The first Chinese world map to show America was not issued until 1602 – and then by a European missionary!”
Yuval Noah Harari
tags: map

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“And so I stand in this bitter darkness, holding the map that I drew from the compass I created. And with a map and compass such as these, have I not arrived at the correct destination?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Hank Bracker
“The ocean floor had identifiable formations such as the continental shelf near the continents' landmass. Here it is generally thought of as that part of the continent that is underwater. Perhaps it could be better thought of as that part that corresponds to the area of the mainland between the beach and the point where the continent falls off into the abyss. Other terms include the seabed, seafloor, sea floor, or ocean floor which is the bottom of the ocean. If this area were to be dry it would include many of the same features found on land, such as mountain ranges and flat plains. Some of these mountains penetrate the surface to become islands. The Hawaiian and Caribbean islands are examples of this. In the Atlantic Ocean the mid-Atlantic riff also has many examples such as Iceland, the Azores Madeira, Ascension Island and Saint Helena. These islands follow a seismic crack or fault line between adjacent tectonic plates. It runs 24,855 miles, mostly underwater, from the Polar Regions in both the northern and southern hemispheres. There is a concern that as more ice melts due to global warming some of the lands near the ocean, including entire islands, will relatively soon become flooded, Coastal Florida is definitely an area of concern, however politicians have not yet noticed!
Usually a seabed describes the Seafloor and its characteristics such as the type of sediment, sand or stones covering it. Some scientists differentiate the Ocean floor from the Sea bottom, by the water over it such as that of an Ocean a Gulf or a Sea. Although it can be made to sound complicated these nouns are basically synonymous and in most cases can be used interchangeably.”
Hank Bracker

Vijay Fafat
“Never mourn the loss of a map.
There remains a world to discover.”
Vijay Fafat, The Ninth Pawn of White - A Book of Unwritten Verses

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I end up at the edge of this cliff one more time than the number of times I’ve walked away from it, I need to burn my map, trade in my compass and ask God for a new set.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jeanette Winterson
“The earth is round and flat at the same time. This is obvious. That it is round appears indisputable; that it is flat is our common experience, also indisputable. The globe does not supersede the map; the map does not distort the globe.”
Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry

Jonathan Carroll
“No one has ever been able to successfully map the coast of sorrow. It is not because of the jagged reefs, the treacherous fogs and shoals. Or because it's prone to ferocious storms and deadly tides that can eat a ship as easily as it can a man in the water.
No one has ever been able to map the coast of sorrow because so much of it is invisible.”
Jonathan Carroll
tags: map, sorrow

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