Quotes About Place

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Raymond Carver
“I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.”
Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

Lois Lowry
“I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.”
Lois Lowry, The Giver

Flannery O'Connor
“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place... Nothing outside you can give you any place... In yourself right now is all the place you've got.”
Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

Ibrahim Nasrallah - إِبراهيم نصر الله
“لكن من قال أننا بحاجة دائما لمكان واسع كي نضيع ؟!”
Ibrahim Nasrallah - إِبراهيم نصر الله, أقل من عدو أكثر من صديق: السيرة الطائرة

Joan Didion
“A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.”
Joan Didion

“Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kind of falls into place.”
Jennifer Aniston

Vera Nazarian
“If Music is a Place -- then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.”
Vera Nazarian

Anne Michaels
“Love makes you see a place differently, just as you hold differently an object that belongs to someone you love. If you know one landscape well, you will look at all other landscapes differently. And if you learn to love one place, sometimes you can also learn to love another.”
Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces

Sarah Ban Breathnach
“[I]t doesn’t matter whom you love or where you move from or to, you always take yourself with you. If you don’t know who you are, or if you’ve forgotten or misplaced her, then you’ll always feel as if you don’t belong. Anywhere. (xiii)”
Sarah Ban Breathnach, Moving On: Creating Your House of Belonging with Simple Abundance

Jodi Picoult
“Maybe you had to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Gary Snyder
“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.”
Gary Snyder

Gaston Bachelard
“When the image is new, the world is new.”
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Maggie Stiefvater
“The truth is, until you know any different, the island is enough.
Actually, I know different. And it's still enough.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

Alexander McCall Smith
“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear. More precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day; here I was happy, in that place I left my coat behind after a party, that is where I met my love; I cried there once, I was heartsore; but felt better round the corner once I saw the hills of Fife across the Forth, things of that sort, our personal memories, that make the private tapestry of our lives.”
Alexander McCall Smith, Love Over Scotland

C.S. Lewis
“The castle of Cair Paravel on its little hill towered up above them; before them were the sands, with rocks and little pools of salt water, and seaweed, and the smell of the sea and long miles of bluish-green waves breaking for ever and ever on the beach. And oh, the cry of the seagulls! Have you ever heard it? Can you remember?”
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Toba Beta
“When you get lost in a really strange place,
nothing is more comforting than found your
friend whom you trust and can show the way.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Aminatta Forna
“If you want to know a country, read its writers.”
Aminatta Forna

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
Ignorance is the only slavery.
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now,
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so.
Wisdom is the science of happiness.”
Robert G. Ingersoll

Mary Balogh
“Perhaps she was just looking for love in the wrong places. In all the safe places. What if love was not safe at all?”
Mary Balogh, Then Comes Seduction

Dejan Stojanovic
“I travel, always arriving in the same place.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Lawrence Durrell
“It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the same whisper. 'I am watching you -- are you watching yourself in me?' Most travelers hurry too much...the great thing is to try and travel with the eyes of the spirit wide open, and not to much factual information. To tune in, without reverence, idly -- but with real inward attention. It is to be had for the feeling...you can extract the essence of a place once you know how. If you just get as still as a needle, you'll be there.”
Lawrence Durrell, Spirit of Place: Mediterranean Writings edited by A.G.Thomas

Tracy Chapman
“Some folks call her a runaway. A failure in the race. But she knows where her ticket takes her. She will find her place in the sun”
Tracy Chapman

Susanna Kearsley
“So, you see, my heart is held forever by this place," she said. "I cannot leave.”
Susanna Kearsley, The Winter Sea
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“Is heaven a place in the sky?
Heaven is what we wear in our heart and in our mind. ( “Is heaven a place in the sky?” )”
Erik Pevernagie

Rebecca Solnit
“Places matter. Their rules, their scale, their design include or exclude civil society, pedestrianism, equality, diversity (economic and otherwise), understanding of where water comes from and garbage goes, consumption or conservation. They map our lives.”
Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

Audrey Niffenegger
“Now I wonder if it means that the future is a place, or like a place, that I could go to; that is go to in some way other
than just getting older.”
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

Max Porter
“Ghosts do not haunt, they regress. Just as when you need to go to sleep you think of threes or lawns, you are taking instant symbolic refugee in a ready-made iconography of early safety and satisfaction. That exact place is where ghosts go.”
Max Porter, Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Hugh of Saint-Victor
“It is, therefore, a great source of virtue for the practiced mind to learn, bit by bit, first to change about in visible and transitory things, so that afterwards it may be possible to leave them behind altogether. The man who finds his homeland sweet is still a tender beginner; he to whom every soil is as his native one is already strong; but he is perfect to whom the entire world is as a foreign land. The tender soul has fixed his love on one spot in the world; the strong man has extended his love to all places; the perfect man has extinguished his. From boyhood I have dwelt on foreign soil and I know with what grief sometimes the mind takes leave of the narrow hearth of a peasant's hut, and I know too how frankly it afterwards disdains marble firesides and panelled halls.”
Hugh of Saint-Victor, The Didascalicon of Hugh of Saint Victor: A Medieval Guide to the Arts

Dejan Stojanovic
“From whichever side I start, I think I am in an old place where others have been before me.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Leaving a place, a person or a country silently and without any notice is a heroic and a noble way of teaching the importance of your presence to those who ignore your existence!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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