Geography Quotes by S. E. Hinton, Lennart Meri, Charlotte Rampling, Debra Granik, Haruki Murakami, Shenaz Treasury and many others.
Can you see the sunset real good on the West side? You can see it on the East side too.
If geography is prose, maps are iconography.
I’d had a French education for three years, my father being in the army. From 9 to 12, I went to French school. I’ve been sort of part of the culture, part of the geography, since I was quite young – the imprint was there. And I loved it.
We all have to acknowledge the life and the path we were born into. And the things that define us, they’re often somewhat narrow: our class, our race, our gender, where we grew up, what geography we were exposed to. The curiosity and wonderment of, “What it’s like on your path?” – that’s when you go into high alert.
I can’t imagine how American readers will react to a novel, but if the story is appealing it doesn’t matter much if you don’t catch all the detail. I’m not too familiar with the geography of nineteenth century London, for instance, but I still enjoy reading Dickens.
The different foods and cultures and geography and art – I could spend my lifetime traveling around India and still not fully know it.
Characters, conflict and geography are things that must be considered while making movies from adaptations.
If theres a choice between tap water and bottled water, the consumer can make that choice. In a very large geography in the world, that choice does not exist.
Australia – not western in geography, of course, but in every other respect for sure (it certainly doesn’t want to be regarded as Asian, God forbid) – loves nothing more than to throw its weight around in South-East Asia by playing peacekeeper, carrying out its role as the United States’ regional policeman.
As women, we may not be a minority, but there is a bond that we all share. It is not a bond of geography. Or religion. Or culture. It is a bond of shared experience – experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face.
Geography is the study of earth as the home of people
Geography is crucial for my work. I went to Antarctica and took a studio to several of the main ice fields to make field recordings of ice to create a symphony – acoustic portraits of ice.
Gardens do offer a temporal tableau and certainly mean differently in different eras and indeed geographies (think of the formal gardens in France).
We need to make sure that the powers that be know that arts education is as vital and as important as geography and arithmetic. You know, it is a part of the spiritual and the soulful experience and expression of being human and it is a necessity, as necessary as water, as breathing air.
Oh I’m in love with the janitor’s boy, And the janitor’s boy loves me; He’s going to hunt for a desert isle In our geography.
I didn’t see many female politicians on TV. I didn’t see women in history textbooks, so I did geography, and art and English literature. But I know I must have been affected by not seeing women represented.
No choice we can make as a nation lies between our history and our geography. We can hardly change either of them. They are immutable. The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future.
I’ve consciously taken on material that’s a bit too much for me but not an overreach. The first movie, just about performances. ‘The Town,’ I learned how to work broader material, develop tension, direct bigger scenes, action sequences. ‘Argo,’ I experimented with film stock, widened the scope of my geography.
Stories helped me unite parts of my existence that might otherwise have seemed irrevocably split by geography and time. And stories helped me find a future in which I, such a mongrel, could be comfortable.
Everywhere’s been where it is ever since it was first put there. It’s called geography.
In Maureen Owen’s perfectly titled Erosion’s Pull, words and lines map, unmap, and revamp our everyday postcontemporary geographies: ironies and ambiguities, surrealistic conundrums, kaleidoscopic comedies, puzzlements, certain and uncertain loves and losses.
[L]ove, having no geography, knows no boundaries.
My first kiss was in the geography room, where you put all the maps. I actually don’t know how to say it in English.
How is it that one day life is orderly and you are content, a little cynical perhaps but on the whole just so, and then without warning you find the solid floor is a trapdoor and you are now in another place whose geography is uncertain and whose customs are strange?
If you look at the opening of ‘Private Ryan,’ you are so in the point of view of those guys and there is a whole world swirling all around them. You are learning that geography as they are learning it.
I spent almost no time studying categories like geography and sports, even though they came up frequently on ‘Jeopardy,’ because I’m already strong in those subjects.
So much of our lives depends on accidents of birth, time, and geography. This haunts me. In some lives, few “or”s are possible. The pain of that is behind the second stanza of this poem.
Florida is such an unlikely place for a band, unless you’re an emo or hardcore band. In terms of the touring route, or even the way the geography works in terms of bands and communities, Florida’s always been this appendage that you either cut it off and dismiss it, or you somehow include it in your scope.
Governments have always played an important role in energy investment, but this role has been increasing due to both geography and technology.
In our changing world nothing changes more than geography.
God is light, we are told, and Hell is outer darkness. But look at a desert mountain stripped bare by the sun, and you learn only geography. Watch darkness claim it, and for a moment you may grasp why God had to create SatanвЂ”or man to create both.
The philosophy of the school was quite simple – the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.
All children, regardless of their income, ethnicity, or geography have the right to be protected and be given the opportunity to reach their full potential, which is why our global HSNi Cares partner is the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Landscape architecture is basically geodesign; it’s designing geography. And yet geodesign is not only done by landscape architects, it’s done by some of the world’s largest corporations.
Our company is very diversified, both in terms of geography and in terms of products.
By curious accident of history and geography, the world’s major energy resources are located pretty much in Shiite regions. They’re a minority in the Middle East, but they happen to be where the oil is, right around the northern part of the Gulf.
Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.
We meet fellow humans throughout our travels,Become close – friends, dates, lovers.Always we are distanced againfrom death, geography, or meeting others,Only dialtone on the phone,cold and empty beneath the covers.
We simply need that wild country available to us… For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.
A family’s desire to be able to keep its health insurance when changing jobs or geography (a problem that Obamacare doesn’t make any better, by the way) is perfectly reasonable.
Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
Geography has no bearing on it, nor have the interests of the community in which I work.
After university, I was desperate to be an ambassador. It went back to geography: I loved the idea of living in exotic and exciting countries, but still driving a Land Rover and having tea. I failed the Foreign Office exams three times.
I remember hearing Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Big Bill Broonzy, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley and not really knowing anything about the geography or the culture of the music. But for some reason it did something to me – it resonated.
Cinema informed my painting by the sheer geography – on locations, there is so much downtime. And when you’re spending all this time creating art by committee, the concept of the singular voice is a pleasant antidote.
Some imagine the difference between heaven and hell to be a matter of geography. Not so. The difference is much more evident in the individuals who dwell there.
As with wine, geography affects the flavor. Oysters are usually named for a locale.
Whatever film it is, the geography has to be right. If I cannot establish it, I’ll get lost. I wouldn’t even understand it in the first place! I hence visit a place and decide what can be conveyed from where; how that can be incorporated in the story.
Chris Martin looks like a geography teacher.
The door might not be opened to a woman again for a long, long time, and I had a kind of duty to other women to walk in and sit down on the chair that was offered, and so establish the right of others long hence and far distant in geography to sit in the high seats.
I gradually became aware that my interiority was inseparable from my exteriority, that the geography of my city was the geography of my soul.
I’m a member of the National Trust. I absolutely love architecture, history, geography, the arts and culture. Oh, and I love gardens. I moved from London to Hertfordshire, so I could get a garden.
In the U.K., we have the best geography teachers in the world!
America is a nation created by all the hopeful wanderers of Europe, not out of geography and genetics, but out of purpose.
Geography is destiny.
In the teaching of geography and history a sympathetic understanding (should) be fostered for the characteristics of the different peoples of the world, especially for those who we are in the habit of describing as “primitive.
What a blessed habit I have found my prayer list, morning by morning, it takes me via the Throne of all Grace straight to the intimate personal heart of each one mentioned here, and I know that He Who is not prescribed by time and geography answers immediately.
A place is a story, and stories are geography, and empathy is first of all an act of imagination, a storyteller’s art, and then a way of traveling from here to there.
I’ve always been fascinated with marine geography and how deep things are. I was spellbound by the tsunami, for example, by the actual maps. There is just something about the unseen bottom of the sea that has always fascinated me, how deep is it.
Place is security, space is freedom.
If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace.
Baseball’s postseason shifts from game to game because of starting pitchers and the geography of the ballparks.
I would say that the fundamental question of geography is about how humans shaped the Earth’s surface and how we, in turn, are shaped by the ways in which we have shaped the Earth’s surface. So, for me, geography was just a set of tools that allowed me to ask these kinds of questions and to try to think through them.
In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.
There is a geography of the human spirit, common to all peoples.
School boards are, for the most part,made up of political wannabes who see a board seat as a stepping stone for political office, or well-meaning parents who represent an ethnic group or geography, or have some other narrow interests. Few people on them understand what governance is about.
War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.
When it seems as if God is far away, remind yourself that He is near. Nearness is not a matter of geography. God is everywhere. Nearness is likeness. The more we become like the Lord, the nearer He is to us.
Material existence is entirely founded on a phantom realm of mind, whose nature and geography are unexplored.
The policies of all powers are inherent in their geography.
To provide background and physical description and all the rest is of course vital to fiction, but vital only insofar as such detail is in the service of a richly imagined story, rather than in the service of good botany or good philosophy or good geography.
School boards are, for the most part ,made up of political wannabes who see a board seat as a stepping stone for political office, or well-meaning parents who represent an ethnic group or geography, or have some other narrow interests. Few people on them understand what governance is about.
Here’s a tip, Alyconeus. Next time you choose the biggest state for your home, don’t set up base in the part that’s only 10 miles wide. Welcome to Canada, idiot.
The reality is that capital punishment in America is a lottery. It is a punishment that is shaped by the constraints of poverty, race, geography and local politics.
I like science – geography, meteorology, cosmology.
The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.
In America we now live more in fear than in hope, and eventually that will lead to ignorance and hatred. We need to have optimism that the world can be a better place, and we can leave a legacy for our children. Being bilingual, travel and studying geography, culture and religions can help.
The Bible is the inerrant … word of the living God. It is absolutely infallible,without error in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as well as in areas such as geography, science, history, etc.
Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it.
Travel stories teach geography; insect stories lead the child into natural science; and so on. The teacher, in short, can use reading to introduce her pupils to the most varied subjects; and the moment they have been thus started, they can go on to any limit guided by the single passion for reading.
Since biological change occurs slowly and cultural changes occur in every generation, it is futile to try to explain the fleeting phenomena of culture by a racial constant. We can often explain them-in terms of contact with other peoples, of individual genius, of geography-but not by racial differences.
A period of time is as much an organising principle for a work of fiction as a sense of place. You can do geography, as Faulkner did, or you can dwell on a particular period. It provides the same framework.
I think the idea of migration through time is very important because every human being does that and it unites us with people who migrate through geography.
I’m somewhat horrified because I don’t think the young people today even know what history is. Some of them don’t’ even study History at school anymore or Geography and they don’t know where one place is from another.
Columbus real achievement was managing to cross the ocean successfully in both directions. Though an accomplished enough mariner, he was not terribly good at a great deal else, especially geography, the skill that would seem most vital in an explorer.
Without geography you’re nowhere.
GIS, in its digital manifestation of geography, goes beyond just the science. It provides us a framework and a process for applying geography. It brings together observational science and measurement and integrates it with modeling and prediction, analysis, and interpretation so that we can understand things.
Britain is a European power. We cannot change our geography. Our involvement in the politics of European cooperation is one of necessity. Our wealth and our security depend upon it.
Geography does not define you – love does.
Social cohesion was built into language long before Facebook and LinkedIn and Twitter – we’re tribal by nature. Tribes today aren’t the same as tribes thousand of years ago: It isn’t just religious tribes or ethnic tribes now: It’s sports fans, it’s communities, it’s geography.
Losing has nothing to do with geography.
Geography was the lesson I always looked forward to most. It was a form of escapism. It could be bleak midwinter outside but inside you’re learning about African farming methods or the Great Lakes. No other lesson had that excitement.
Poverty is not the simple result of bad geography, bad culture, bad history. It’s the result of us: of the ways that people choose to organize their societies.
I have always been obsessed with America, the geography, the history, and, of course, the music. I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled through the country a lot, and, in a kind of anorak way, I’ve noted which states I’ve visited and which ones I’ve been to most often and all that sort of detail.
I’ve learned over the years that geography is not that important, except that I seem to work better in the country than the city. I get more done. There’s just less happening around me, and I have more time and concentration to work on music.
Idiom is larger than geography it is the hot breath of a people singing, slashing, explorative. Imagery becomes the magic denominator, the language of a passage, saying the ancient unchanging particulars.
‘Air’ is what the world looks like: An inconvenient mashup of human politics and divine geography. We leave bits and pieces of ourselves and our history in every place we encounter.
I love, love writing about Los Angeles. I love exploring every part of it. And I find, rather than a burden, it’s actually one of the most enjoyable parts of the writing process for me. I love everything about L.A. Okay, not the traffic. But I love the way it looks. I love the geography. I love the diversity.
Language follows its own path. It can bridge gulfs of class and geography in the most remarkable ways.
There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outline all our lives.
Every book that anyone sets out on is a voyage of discovery that may discover nothing. Any voyager may be lost at sea, like John Cabot. Nobody can teach the geography of the undiscovered. All he can do is encourge the will to explore, plus impress upon the inexperienced a few of the dos and don’ts of voyaging.
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
I eat tons, three full meals a day, and I never go to the gym. When I was a child, my geography teacher said, ‘You may be slim now but if you carry on eating like that, you’ll end up being really fat.’ Fortunately, I really don’t think I’ve changed much in the past two decades, so that teacher was an idiot.
Food is the best way to teach history and geography and most everything else.
When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.
I believe that the physical is the geography of the being.
The Internet removed geography as a significant obstacle that formerly prevented out-of-the-way places from being active players in the New Economy.
Of pure poetry there are two kinds, that which mirrors the beauty of the world in which our bodies are, and that which builds the more mysterious kingdoms where geography ends and fairyland begins, with gods and heroes at war, and the sirens singing still, and Alph going down to the darkness from Xanadu.
There are several types of movie space, the three most important being: (1) the field of the screen, (2) the psychological space of the actor, and (3) the area of experience and geography that the film covers.
Religion is a mere question of geography.
The ending of partition was inevitable because Ireland was one nation by history and tradition , by facts of race, geography, and economy
We have 45,000 square miles of geography in Ohio.
Most of these – most people’s stage personas are created out of the flotsam and jetsam of their internal geography.
Thanks to our geography and the structure of our economy, Virginia gets a front-row seat to the happenings in Washington. We feel the first impacts, positive or negative, of the decisions made in the White House and on Capitol Hill.
I’m a big lover of America. I love the people, but also the weird berms, the strange little high schools tucked away in different places, and just the whole geography and the psychoВlogical apparatus of Americans.
I followed lectures on the history, geography, economy and political organization of Sweden.
As Geography without History seemeth a carkasse without motion; so History without Geography wandreth as a Vagrant without a certaine habitation.
I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods. Very much alone in my work, I am almost jealous of it. Geography has no bearing on it, nor have the interests of the community in which I work.
One cannot kick against geography!
The way to a manвЂ™s heart is through his stomach.
If you know a country’s geography, you can understand and predict its foreign policy.
I believe very strongly, and have fought since many years ago – at least over 30 years ago – to get architecture not just within schools, but architecture talked about under history, geography, science, technology, art.
You know when you play Pictionary and someone draws a state? My biggest fear is that I’m not gonna know what state it is. I’m so bad at geography.
When I’m traveling the world, I don’t ever look anymore at the geography – just enough to catch galleries and paintings.
The only effort worth making is the one it takes to learn the geography of one’s own nature.
For all it is a smaller country in terms of geography, Holland is the most closely aligned market to the U.K. in terms of trend. It is a big nation of card-makers and paper crafters, and Germany’s market is at least five times larger than over here.
Sometimes the way to a man’s heart is through his talleywacker.
Geography blended with time equals destiny.
The fake Zionist [regime] will disappear from the landscape of geography.
GIS is the only technology that actually integrates many different subjects using geography as its common framework.
Israel necessarily has a thinner margin of security than the United States, given differences in size, geography and military capabilities.
There is a future for the auto parts industry, but it needs a consolidation and a rationalization of geography in that most suppliers have facilities in the U.S., although most of their customers are overseas.
The Mississippi, the Ganges, and the Nile,… the Rocky Mountains, the Himmaleh, and Mountains of the Moon, have a kind of personal importance in the annals of the world.
Travel is a vanishing act, a solitary trip down a pinched line of geography to oblivion.
The UK is not going to leave the European Union. Of course not. We are inextricably wound up with Europe. In terms of culture, history and geography, we are a European nation.
I’m a great believer in geography being destiny.
India’s prosperity is sectioned by geography, such as in Bangalore, where the information technology industry is prominent. Because they have a conduit out of India, competing in the world by the Internet, it’s not regulated in corrupt ways, and it is very prosperous.
Besides P.E., geography was my best class in high school. I was in this gifted class when I was younger, and it was wicked!
I never thought that I would support myself with art – everyone in the Group of Seven had day jobs. I became a geography teacher so that I could get free field trips into the wilderness to paint.
Seattle very much benefited from this geography where it was a town nobody had really heard of in terms of a music scene. So we had that factor of being a new discovery.
Anger does not make history. Power does. And power may be supplemented by anger, but it derives from more fundamental realities; geography, demographics, technology, and culture.
The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface.
I have a neighbor who knows 200 types of wine. … I only know two types of wine – red and white. But my neighbor only knows two types of countries – industrialized and developing. And I know 200.
I always scout locations first. The apartments, the railway tracks, the cafГ©, the canal – I figure out the geography of the film.
Once the Internet removes geography as a constraint, the smartest people go to the most beautiful places.
The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his chest.
I have always had a love for American geography, and especially for the landscapes of the South. One of my pleasures has been to drive across it, with no one in the world knowing where I am, languidly absorbing the thoughts and memories of old moments, of people vanished now from my life.
The people [in the USA] are not very well informed. They certainly don`t know history. They certainly are not interested in foreign affairs very much, unless it comes right to their doorstep. They all learn history through wars. They learn geography through wars.
Just as none of us is outside or beyond geography, none of us is completely free from the struggle over geography. That struggle is complex and interesting because it is not only about soldiers and cannons but also about ideas, about forms, about images and imaginings.
British crime stories tend to be very internal, psychological, claustrophobic, very limited in terms of geography.
Children in schools need to have something to do with music and learn it the way they do literature, geography and biology.
It was strange: I never had an interest in school because from an early age I knew the only thing I wanted to do was to play music! So I didn’t feel so bad not going into school when I was supposed to be there – why do I need Latin, geography, physical education, etc., and to get beaten on a daily basis?
Aimee Parkison offers a distinct new voice to contemporary fiction. Her seductive stories explore childhood as a realm of sorrows, and reveal the afflictions of adults who emerge from this private geography.
As a student, I was more gifted in history and geography. Things like arithmetic were not my strength.
With the revolution in information technology, with the revolution in transport technologies, I think just geography has lost its all significance.
The real world is the fantasy writer’s scrapbook. Real history, real geography, real customs and religions are all invaluable sources of guidance and inspiration.
Often in films there’s more of allowing the actors to make the dialogue fit better in their own. Also, you get to a location and the geography is different, so the lines don’t line up the right way, so you do have to change stuff.
I enjoy working with images of maps, flags, and different cultures around the world. I’ve always liked geography and geopolitics and it’s fun to be able to play with the world political order.
“You know, Mouse,” Tabby said, “a brilliant cat like me should have smart friends; people who can count to more than four.” “I can count to more than four,” answered Mouse, very offended. “And I can do hard sums, and I know geography and history, and I can knit and …”
The art of biography is different from geography. Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.
Many adults, whether consciously or unconsciously, find it beneath their adult dignity to do anything as childish as read a book, think a thought, or get an idea. Adults are rarely embarrased at having forgotten what little algebra or geography they once learned
History is a compass that you locate yourself on the map of human geography, politically, culturally, financially.
A bibliophile has approximately the same relationship to literature as a philatelist to geography.
It is the relationship between the physical environment and the environed organism, between physiography and ontography (to coin a term), that constitutes the essential principles of geography today.
We are shaped not only by our current geography but by our ancestral one as well. Americans, for instance, retain a frontier spirit even though the only frontier that remains is that vast open space between the SUV and strip mall. We are our past.
I am afforded a bit of easy wonderment in relative comfort as to how humans have lasted so long. Climate- and geography-wise, the planet seems to have little use for us.
Physical geography and geology are inseparable scientific twins.
The cell, too, has a geography, and its reactions occur in colloidal apparatus, of which the form, and the catalytic activity of its manifold surfaces, must efficiently contribute to the due guidance of chemical reactions.
A virtuoso performance. Scott ThompsonвЂ™s biography of the soldier statesman Fidel V. Ramos illustrates the fascinating and complex geography of Filipino politics and its relation with the American hegemon. ItвЂ™s first-rate scholarship and equally first-rate writing.
My undergraduate degree is in geography and sociology, so I had like no real training with words.
Cyberspace undeniably reflects some form of geography.
You know, we live here in America and sometimes don’t understand the realities of geography and demographics in Eastern Europe.
Whether people like your work or not, but it’s also based on a lot of other things – geography, who you happen to connect with and where they sit in that ladder – and all of that felt really isolating and disheartening to me when I figured it out.
There’s a bizarre prejudice that exists in the New York publishing establishment that any work outside the tri-state area is being done by trained chimpanzees, that geography screens out sensibility. There’s an idea that all Los Angeles writing is about the movie industry, that it’s vulgar, shallow and banal.
All my experiences removed geography from my world.
I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head. And I regret that.
There is an internal landscape, a geography of the soul;
we search for its outlines in our lives. Those who
are lucky enough to find it, ease like water over a stone,
onto its fluid contours, and are home.
we search for its outlines in our lives. Those who
are lucky enough to find it, ease like water over a stone,
onto its fluid contours, and are home.
We have 45,000 square miles of geography in Ohio.
When I was in the fourth grade, I became intensely interested in geography and I learned it well.
Right now, there are a limited number of customers for Canadian oil. Due to simple geography – and without the pipeline – it’s really only cost effective for Canadian oil producers to sell their oil to North American customers, mostly American Midwesterners.
Everything has to do with geography.
Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder
If you work on a new product launch, spent time in a new geography, or work to develop a completely new skill, you have no choice but to figure out new ways to solve problems.
I was excellent at English and Drama. Maths and Science I was terrible at. I didn’t have any interest in them. I was happiest at lunchtime, playing with my friends. But I love science now, that’s the funny thing. And I’d be so good at geography, as I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world.
You have got the right strategy, the right geography; you have got the right customers. You need to prioritise them better; we need to grow them better, mind them better. We need to give more value to them, and we need to execute a lot of areas in the organisation where we are not executing.
Mathematics was hard, dull work, I thought; geography pleased me more. For my other studies, as well as for dancing, I was quite enthusiastic.
Israel is a colonialist-imperialist phenomenon. There is no such thing as an Israeli people. Before 1948, world geography knew of no state such as Israel. Israel is the result of an invasion, of aggression.
A collection, for me, is a book of very diverse stories that somehow speak to each other, across wide geography, across time, years, decades.
Give children beauty, not the record of bloody slaughters and barbarous brawls, as they call history, or of the latitude and longitude of places nobody cares to visit, as they call geography.
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
Art is transformative. It’s not 2+2=4. It works like the sea. It changes geography through its constant and relentless movement, just the way plants and water shape the world.
Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
[When you write a play] you walk into a forest without a knife, without a compass. But . . . if you have a sense of geography, you find that you’re clearing a path and getting to the right place.
I sometimes try to think of my life as an Iranian, and it is hard to imagine. I am grateful for the life I have had in America and all the amazing opportunities and experiences it has given me. But there is a spirit in Iranians I can see that is unbounded by geography.
The 2008 presidential election was a triumph of hope and unity over fear and divisiveness. Barack Obama’s election reshapes America’s political landscape and wipes away the false geography of ‘red states’ and ‘blue states.’
The truth is that the history of Mexico is a history in the image of its geography: abrupt and tortuous. Each historical period is like a plateau surrounded by tall mountains and separated from the other plateaus by precipices and divides.
Having lasted for 4,000 years, the use of nature’s materials to express ideas about nature may be expected to continue. The best garden designs are produced with an awareness of the art, science, history, geography, philosophy, social habits and construction techniques of their period.
History is all explained by geography.
I remember as a child reading or hearing the words ‘The Great Divide’ and being stunned by the glorious sound, a proper sound for the granite backbone of a continent. I saw in my mind escarpments rising into the clouds, a kind of natural Great Wall of China.
It’s time for Black people to stop playing the separating game of geography, of where the slave ship put us down. We must concentrate on where the slave ship picked us up.
Canadian-American relations for many years did not develop spontaneously. The example of accord provided by our two countries did not come about merely through the happy circumstance of geography. It is compounded of one part proximity and nine parts good will and common sense.
Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future
As countries appear and disappear, then I began to ask, what makes countries successful? And it turns out, after a long slog through geographies and ethnicities and all kinds of variables, it’s the ability to adapt and adopt, what Darwin talked about.
Silence was the cure, if only temporarily, silence and geography. But of what was I being cured? I do not know, have never known. I only know the cure. Silence, and no connections except to landscape.
All my life… I believed in Malaysian merger and unity of the two territories. You know that we, as a people, are connected by geography, economics, by ties of kinship.
What makes a nation in the beginning is a good piece of geography.
When I was energy and climate change secretary I sat around a cabinet table with Gove, and he couldn’t help playing to the Tory climate-sceptic audience. As education secretary, he tried to ban climate change from the geography curriculum. After an angry exchange of letters with me, he eventually backed down.
The biggest difference between England and America is that England has history, while America has geography.
I was one of five out of 100 people who passed the test, which just proved to me how little Americans are taught geography.
Collateral learning in the way of formation of enduring attitudes, of likes and dislikes, may be and often is much more important than the spelling lesson or lesson in geography or history that is learned.
I would never suggest that the geography or visual environment of the film is more important than what’s going on with the people, but it’s a major factor in getting the right tone. Certainly, it influences the actors tremendously.
Boundary, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another.
When you connect as many memories to your geography as I have, and then you see that geography change around you, you’re forced to reckon with the passage of time.
There is a geography which holds its hands just so far from the breast and pushes you away, crying so.
What does ‘home’ really mean? Is it merely geography, where you were born? Could it include straddling two continents and cultures? Or perhaps it’s a place with a spiritual magnetism – a feeling toward a culture or people – that’s tough to put into words?
I enjoy worldbuilding very much. I generally start with an approximation. With ‘Flesh and Spirit’ and ‘Breath and Bone,’ because I was thinking of a world on the brink of a dark age, I began with the sense of Roman Britain. But I purposely set the geography to match something other than Britain – which has been overdone.
I’ve always had a passion for geography. Even at a very young age.
As Latinos, we are many, and our geography is gigantic.
I failed world geography, civics, Spanish and English. And when you fail Spanish and English, they do not consider you bilingual. They may call you bi-ignorant because you can’t speak any language.
I like geography. I think I know every country in the world. If someone from another country plays for my team, I will know where he is from.
I like a certain grandeur to a landscape, which both the Arctic and coastal BC have. I like it to be at all times clear that people aren’t the dominant fact of a particular geography.
I’m thankful for the work that feminists like Gloria Steinem have done. I am a feminist, but the geography for women today is vastly different than it was in the ’60s.
Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography.
Basically, Islamic State is a combined al Qaeda and Lebanese Hezbollah on steroids, destabilizing the region, dissolving borders/changing the political geography in the Mid-east, and hardening political positions that make Mid-east peace-building more remote by the day.
Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation, and it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace
A thousand times, when the train slowed or stopped, I thought of jumping off. I wanted to die in a ditch. I wanted to disappear. I wanted a different history and geography. In rhythm with the wheels I said I want I want I want I want I stayed on the train.
I want to make sure that that future that we’re creating is one that is the best it can be for people around the world, and also one that includes the full range of our talent and our skills – and, you know, gender and ethnicity, geography – to solving the world’s problems.
The reason for our success is no secret. It comes down to one single principle that transcends time and geography, religion and culture. ItвЂ™s the Golden Rule вЂ“ the simple idea that if you treat people well, the way you would like to be treated, they will do the same.
It’s very important to have the comfort of the regulator in every geography where you operate.
No matter our background, or income, or geography, we are all citizens of America. And no matter our color, or the blood, the color of the blood we bleed, it’s the same red blood of great, great patriots.
Can-do Americans courageously go about their duty in Iraq – mostly unafraid that a culture of 2,000 years, the reality of geography, the sheer forces of language and religion, the propaganda of state-run Arab media and the cynicism of the liberal West are all stacked against them.
Making sure that the geography and timelines work is always the hardest part of writing. But you owe it to the readers to get it right!
Geography was my best subject but that was only because of the game ‘Carmen Sandiego.’ I chased her all over the world.