Places Quotes

Quotes tagged as "places" (showing 1-30 of 174)
Anna Sewell
“It is good people who make good places.”
Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

Pittacus Lore
“A place is only as good as the people in it.”
Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

Charlotte Eriksson
“I haven’t been very impressed lately.
By people,
or places,
or the way someone said he loved me and then slowly changed his mind.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Kendare Blake
“Over the course of my life I've been to lots of places. Shadowed places where things have gone wrong. Sinister places where things still are. I always hate the sunlit towns, full of newly built developments with double-car garages in shades of pale eggshell, surrounded by green lawns and dotted with laughing children. Those towns aren't any less haunted than the others. They're just better liars.”
Kendare Blake, Anna Dressed in Blood

Dejan Stojanovic
“I visited many places,
Some of them quite
Exotic and far away,
But I always returned to myself.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Oscar Wilde
“It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears
is said to be seen in San Francisco.
It must be a delightful city and possess
all the attractions of the next world”
Oscar Wilde

Dejan Stojanovic
“Nothing is made, nothing disappears. The same changes, at the same places, never stopping.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Ernest Hemingway
“There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Certain numbers were the same way and certain dates and these with the names of the places were all you could say and have them mean anything. Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Anne Rice
“I was in the black silence of a medieval street, and blindly I followed its sharp turns, comforted by the height of its narrow tenements, which seemed at any moment capable of falling together, closing this alleyway under indifferent stars like a seam.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Jeffrey Stepakoff
“Whether we like it or not, we all come from someplace. And at some point in our lives, we have to make peace with that place.”
Jeffrey Stepakoff, The Orchard

Haruki Murakami
“The problem was, I think, that the places I fit in were always falling behind the rimes.”
Haruki Murakami, Pinball, 1973

Thomas Pynchon
“Like so many named places in California it was less an identifiable city than a grouping of concepts--census tracts, special purpose bond-issue districts, shopping nuclei, all overlaid with access roads to its own freeway.”
Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

Jeanette Winterson
“Life…we understand it differently at different stages. It’s what is interesting about getting older, you realize your relationship with the past is always negotiable. There is a lot of freedom in that, because you realize you can go back to what you did such a long time ago. You can talk with the dead, talk with your lost self, your disappeared self, and you can visit those places again, and understand it differently. That makes a huge difference.”
Jeanette Winterson

David Nicholls
“Paris was all so... Parisian. I was captivated by the wonderful wrongness of it all - the unfamiliar fonts, the brand names in the supermarket, the dimensions of the bricks and paving stones. Children, really quite small children, speaking fluent French!”
David Nicholls, Us

Ron Rash
“A place where something so terrible had happened shouldn't continue to exist in the world”
Ron Rash, Serena

David Levithan
“What's the big deal with France? How come everyone wants to go there? Let me tell you about France. Their music sucks. Their movies suck. Their berets suck. Their croissants are pretty good, but the place overall still sucks.My family went there once on the way to visit Dad's homeland family. EuroDisney. Need I say more?”
David Levithan, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

Sara Sheridan
“There is something particularly fascinating about seeing places you know in a piece of art - be that in a film, or a photograph, or a painting.”
Sara Sheridan

Toba Beta
“Someday, men will visit ideas instead of places.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Ransom Riggs
“Though I imagine we're killing ourselves right now in all manner of ways that'll seem insane to people in the future. And as doors to the next world go, a bog ain't a bad choice. It's not quite water and it's not quite land - it's an in-between place.”
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Haruki Murakami
“I could go on like this forever, but would I ever find a place that was meant for me? Like, for example, where? After lengthy considerations, the only place I could think of was the cockpit of a two-seater Kamikaze torpedo-plane. Of all the dumb ideas. In the first place, all the torpedo-planes were scrapped thirty years ago”
Haruki Murakami, Pinball, 1973

“Fruits doesn't fall far from the tree but there seeds can go places
and wherever they go
by their virtues
they leave their traces”
Indira Mukhopadhyay

Israelmore Ayivor
“You will hardly find wrong people at right places. Choose to be at the right places and you will find the right people who will inspire you to make it happen!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Michael D. O'Brien
“Yet he saw that in all places there was originality, resulting from the human efforts at decoration and ingenious methods of survival.”
Michael D. O'Brien, The Father's Tale

“...there’s no magic in places. Only people, and precious little of that; less and less the older you get.”
Simon Bestwick, The Best Horror of the Year Volume Four

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
“The most important places on a map are the places we haven't been yet”
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, The Map of Salt and Stars

Charlotte Eriksson
“You need to know that lovely places exist and you can go there, when things go wrong, and it’s a place of solace.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do

Jenim Dibie
“The world is full of beautiful places. Let your heart be one of them.”
Jenim Dibie

“Great Place!
Great People!
Great Food!
Great Prices!”
Anthony T. Hincks

Charlotte Eriksson
“Around 2 a.m. the snow started to fall. It was quite a lovely view and I breathed it in like I only do when I truly love something, and there was a small sadness creeping in through my chest because I knew I would have to leave it, go back to my basement with no stars in sight. But I pushed it aside because those moments are rare and I’m happy because now I know this place exists and that’s all you need sometimes. You need to know that lovely places exist and you can go there, when things go wrong, and it’s a place of solace.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do

“As we travel through life, life will not only take us to unexpected places, but it will also take us to places that we already know.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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