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100 Sense Of Place Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Her husband's suffering and dangers, and the danger of her child, all blended in her mind, with a confused and stunning sense of the risk she was running, in leaving the only home she had ever known, and cutting loose from the protection of a friend whom she loved and revered. Then there was the parting from every familiar object, - the place where she had grown up, the trees under which she had played, the groves where she had walked many an evening in happier days, by the side of her young husband, - everything, as it lay in the clear, frosty starlight, seemed to speak reproachfully to her, and ask her whither could she go from a home like that?Harriet Beecher Stowe Sense Of Place Sayings By Harriet Beecher Stowe: Her husband's suffering and dangers, and the danger of her child, all blended in her
The camaraderie that firefighters have, that brotherhood that forms among them - my father was a part of that, and it came from having a shared sense of purpose. He told me that whatever you do in life, it can't just be about making money. It's important that you work to make the world a better place, that you help improve the lives of the people around you.Mike Massimino Sense Of Place Sayings By Mike Massimino: The camaraderie that firefighters have, that brotherhood that forms among them - my father was
Your common sense is nothing more than the voices of thousands and thousands of these ghosts from the past. Ghosts and more ghosts. Ghosts trying to find their place among the living.Robert M. Pirsig Sense Of Place Sayings By Robert M. Pirsig: Your common sense is nothing more than the voices of thousands and thousands of these
Most open letters undoubtedly come from a good place, rising out of genuine outrage or concern or care. There is, admittedly, also a smugness to most open letters: a sense that we, as the writers of such letters, know better than those to whom the letters are addressed. We will impart our opinions to you, with or without your consent.Roxane Gay Sense Of Place Sayings By Roxane Gay: Most open letters undoubtedly come from a good place, rising out of genuine outrage or
And yet they acquired. They built scaffolds of debt, and just when it seemed the pile would come tumbling down from the weight, they bought a living room set on layaway, tossed it up on top. And as they needed to acquire, they seemed to need to discard in equal or larger measure. There was an almost violent addiction in the piles of trash he saw, the sense it gave him of shitting out food you shouldn't have eaten in the first place.Dennis Lehane Sense Of Place Sayings By Dennis Lehane: And yet they acquired. They built scaffolds of debt, and just when it seemed the
It's all about control. Control is illusory. No matter what university you go to, no matter what degree you hold, if your goal is to become master of your own destiny, you have more to learn. Parkinson's is a perfect metaphor for lack of control. Every unwanted movement in my hand or arm, every twitch that I cannot anticipate or arrest, is a reminder that even in the domain of my own being, I am not calling the shots. I tried to exert control by drinking myself to a place of indifference, which just exacerbated the sense of miserable hopelessness.Michael J. Fox Sense Of Place Sayings By Michael J. Fox: It's all about control. Control is illusory. No matter what university you go to, no
It wasn't that I hated being asked a bunch of questions. I had nothing against questions. I just didn't like listening to them, because some questions take forever to make sense. Sometimes waiting for a question to finish is like watching someone draw an elephant starting with the tail first. As soon as you see the tail your mind wanders all over the place and you think of a million other animals that also have tails until you don't care about the elephant because it's only one thing when you've been thinking about a million others.Jack Gantos Sense Of Place Sayings By Jack Gantos: It wasn't that I hated being asked a bunch of questions. I had nothing against
Only in the light of this agenda does it make sense that so-called "sex education" should be advocated to take place throughout the school years - from kindergarten to college - when it could not possibly take that much time to teach basic biological or medical information about sex. What takes that long is a constant indoctrination in new attitudes.63Thomas Sowell Sense Of Place Sayings By Thomas Sowell: Only in the light of this agenda does it make sense that so-called "sex education"
Too many have fled this moment for yesterday or tomorrow, dreaming of a time and place they would rather be. To what result? Those who are alive but who are in a sense living in a different time from now are ghosts. They are never fully seen or sensed by their loved ones; the bounty of the universe cannot find them to gift them; they are dissipated, absent from the roll call of Now.Brendon Burchard Sense Of Place Sayings By Brendon Burchard: Too many have fled this moment for yesterday or tomorrow, dreaming of a time and
Anyone, however, who has had dealings with dates knows that they are worse than elusive, they are perverse. Events do not happen at the right time, nor in their proper sequence. That sense of harmony with place and season which is so strong in the historian
if he be a readable historian
is lamentably lacking in history, which takes no pains to verify his most convincing statements.
Agnes Repplier Sense Of Place Sayings By Agnes Repplier: Anyone, however, who has had dealings with dates knows that they are worse than elusive,
So I had made a decision which carried with it things that I could not articulate at the time. I had made the choice instinctively, and only later had given it meaning. The trip had never been billed in my mind as an adventure in the sense of something to be proved. And it struck me then that the most difficult things has been the decision to act, the rest had been merely tenacity
and the fears were paper tigers. One really could do anything one had decided to do whether it were changing a job, moving to a new place, divorcing a husband or whatever,m one really cold act to change and control one's life;and the procedure, the process, was its own reward.
Robyn Davidson Sense Of Place Sayings By Robyn Davidson: So I had made a decision which carried with it things that I could not
Twitter is the place where I try to be more funny. And then I use Instagram just as my diary. I pull some jokes on there, but I think people have a better sense of humor on Twitter.Gigi Hadid Sense Of Place Sayings By Gigi Hadid: Twitter is the place where I try to be more funny. And then I use
The first two sentences are hard to understand, but make some kind of sense. The last sentence is merely rearranged but makes no natural sense at all. (This is all assuming it makes some sort of sense for an old lady to be swallowing cats in the first place, which is patently absurd, but it turns out she swallowed a goat too, not to mention a horse, so we'll let the cat pass without additional comment.)Tom Stafford Sense Of Place Sayings By Tom Stafford: The first two sentences are hard to understand, but make some kind of sense. The
Technopoly is to say that its information immune system is inoperable. Technopoly is a form of cultural AIDS, which I here use as an acronym for Anti-Information Deficiency Syndrome. This is why it is possible to say almost anything without contradiction provided you begin your utterance with the words "A study has shown ... " or "Scientists now tell us that ... " More important, it is why in a Technopoly there can be no transcendent sense of purpose or meaning, no cultural coherence. Information is dangerous when it has no place to go, when there is no theory to which it applies, no pattern in which it fits, when there is no higher purpose that it serves. Alfred North Whitehead called such information "inert," but that metaphor is too passive. Information without regulation can be lethal.Neil Postman Sense Of Place Sayings By Neil Postman: Technopoly is to say that its information immune system is inoperable. Technopoly is a form
A sense of hopelessness had weighed me down like a fever since I'd stepped across the border weeks before. And with this fever came a vision that had sharpened, coming into greater focus, as if inviting me to look closer. My first reaction was a laugh of disgust at the ugliness around me, like the reek of a latrine that makes you howl or at the sight of a dirty bucket of chicken pieces covered with flies. After the moment of helpless hilarity passed, what remained was the vow that I never wanted to see another place like this.Paul Theroux Sense Of Place Sayings By Paul Theroux: A sense of hopelessness had weighed me down like a fever since I'd stepped across
Maybe this is all a bit of a myth, a willful desire to give each place its own unique aura. But doesn't any collective belief eventually become a kind of truth? If enough people act as if something is true, isn't it indeed "true," not objectively, but in the sense that it will determine how they will behave? The myth of unique urban character and unique sensibilities in different cities exists because we want it to exist.David Byrne Sense Of Place Sayings By David Byrne: Maybe this is all a bit of a myth, a willful desire to give each
Our own are our own for ever" has been said by one and another in differing words and in many languages. That is why time and distance are (in a sense) nothing in any human life that lives in the "Things unseen -- Eternal" where St. Paul had his abiding place. And just as the essential beauty and sweetness of a rose is what stays with us, and not the very rose itself, so it is the personality of a beloved person or the spirit of a season of time (to put it like that) that abides with us for ever. InOswald Chambers Sense Of Place Sayings By Oswald Chambers: Our own are our own for ever" has been said by one and another in
The changing styles are the expression of a restless search for something which shall commend itself to our aesthetic sense; but as each innovation is subject to the selective action of the norm of conspicuous waste, the range within which innovation can take place is somewhat restricted. The innovation must not only be more beautiful, or perhaps oftener less offensive, than that which it displaces, but it must also come up to the accepted standard of expensiveness.Thorstein Veblen Sense Of Place Sayings By Thorstein Veblen: The changing styles are the expression of a restless search for something which shall commend
In an ultimate sense I cannot know what I do in this place - yet I do ultimate things. Essentially I cannot know what I do - yet I do essential things. Irreversible, terminal things. I stand in the dark with a pick in my hand, striking at heads! I need - more desperately than my children need me - a way of seeing in the dark.Peter Shaffer Sense Of Place Sayings By Peter Shaffer: In an ultimate sense I cannot know what I do in this place - yet
If you have ever come upon a grove that is thick with ancient trees rising far above their usual height and blocking the view of the sky with their cover of intertwining branches, the loftiness of the forest, the seclusion of the spot, and your wonder at the unbroken shade in the midst of open space will create in you a sense of the divine (numen). Or, if a cave made by the deep erosion of rocks supports a mountain with its arch, a place not made by hands but hollowed out by natural causes into spaciousness, then your mind will be aroused by a feeling of religious awe (religio). We venerate the sources of mighty rivers, we build an altar where a great stream suddenly bursts forth from a hidden source, we worship hot springs, and we deem lakes sacred because of their darkness or immeasurable depth. (Seneca the Younger, Letters 41.3)Valerie M. Warrior Sense Of Place Sayings By Valerie M. Warrior: If you have ever come upon a grove that is thick with ancient trees rising
Needless to say, the song ["Hallelujah"] was now a climax in every show [of the 2009 Leonard Cohen tour], received like holy scripture. It belonged in a category with seeing Bob Dylan sing "Like a Rolling Stone" or watching Bruce Springsteen perform "Born to Run" - it was an event that people simply wanted to witness, to say they had seen. It took on a power that had to do with the song's history first, its feeling second, and its details hardly at all. Every performance carried with it a sense of where this song had been, who had sung it,where and how every listener had first encountered it; it had reached a place where it was something to be experienced, rather than listened to.Alan Light Sense Of Place Sayings By Alan Light: Needless to say, the song ["Hallelujah"] was now a climax in every show [of the
The job has its grandeurs, yes. There is the exultation of arriving safely after a storm, the joy of gliding down out of the darkness of night or tempest toward a sun-drenched Alicante or Santiago; there is the swelling sense of returning to repossess one's place in life, in the miraculous garden of earth, where are trees and women and, down by the harbor, friendly little bars. When he has throttled his engine and is banking into the airport, leaving the somber cloud masses behind, what pilot does not break into song?Antoine De Saint-Exupery Sense Of Place Sayings By Antoine De Saint-Exupery: The job has its grandeurs, yes. There is the exultation of arriving safely after a
The way I saw it, I was fully capable of being treated with indifference that bordered on disdain while maintaining a strong sense of self-respect. I obeyed his commands, sure that I could fulfill this role while still protecting the sacred place inside of me that I knew deserved more. Different. Better.
But that isn't how it works.
Lena Dunham Sense Of Place Sayings By Lena Dunham: The way I saw it, I was fully capable of being treated with indifference that
Looking back on that time it seems to me that such rapture over Tarkovsky by an audience most of whom would not have known how to spell his name, and who would under normal circumstances have ignored or even disliked his work, arose from our intense sensory deprivation. We were thirsty for some form of beauty, even in an incomprehensible, overintellectual, abstract film with no subtitles and censored out of recognition. There was a sense of wonder at being in a public place for the first time in years without fear or anger, being in a place with a crowd of strangers that was not a demonstration, a protest rally, a breadline or a public execution.Azar Nafisi Sense Of Place Sayings By Azar Nafisi: Looking back on that time it seems to me that such rapture over Tarkovsky by
I like the fact that Austin's the first place I've ever lived where there's a real sense of community. People care about their neighbors.Ian McLagan Sense Of Place Sayings By Ian McLagan: I like the fact that Austin's the first place I've ever lived where there's a
We all expect photographs to be a picture of something. We assume that the photographer observed a place, a person, an event in the world, and wants to record it, point at it ... The problem with my work is that these images are really not of anything in that sense, they register only that which is incidental and peripheral to the implied it.Uta Barth Sense Of Place Sayings By Uta Barth: We all expect photographs to be a picture of something. We assume that the photographer
He stared and talked at the girl's red hair and amused face for what seemed to be a few minutes; and then, feeling that the groups in such a place should mix, rose to his feet. To his astonishment, he discovered the whole garden empty. Everyone had gone long ago, and he went himself with a rather hurried apology. He left with a sense of champagne in his head, which he could not afterwards explain. In the wild events which were to follow, this girl had no part at all; he never saw her again until all his tale was over. And yet, in some indescribable way, she kept recurring like a motive in music through all his mad adventures afterwards, and the glory of her strange hair ran like a red thread through those dark and ill-drawn tapestries of the night. For what followed was so improbable that it might well have been a dream.G.K. Chesterton Sense Of Place Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: He stared and talked at the girl's red hair and amused face for what seemed
It had come to me not in a sudden epiphany but with a gradual sureness, a sense of meaning like a sense of place. When you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back; the more one comes to know them, the more one seeds them with the invisible crop of memories and associations that will be waiting for you when you come back, while new places offer up new thoughts, new possibilities. Exploring the world is one of the best ways of exploring the mind, and walking travels both terrains.Rebecca Solnit Sense Of Place Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: It had come to me not in a sudden epiphany but with a gradual sureness,
Forfeit your sense of awe, let your conceit diminish your ability to revere, and the universe becomes a market place for you.Abraham Joshua Heschel Sense Of Place Sayings By Abraham Joshua Heschel: Forfeit your sense of awe, let your conceit diminish your ability to revere, and the
It gave her a sudden sense that it was now her turn to grow old, to find the world changing, sliding away from the old ways of being and behaving, so that you were gradually a stranger to the place you lived in. The woman priest with jogging clothes and a BlackBerry gave Mary a glimpse of what life must have been like for her mother as she grew older.John Lanchester Sense Of Place Sayings By John Lanchester: It gave her a sudden sense that it was now her turn to grow old,
He wanted to say that he'd learned to read in gaol [jail], to really read. He wanted to tell her that the library had been his favorite place inside, that when he read 'As I Lay Dying' he'd found a voice that made sense of time and space as he was experiencing it in gaol, that it had spoken to him more clearly and more profoundly than any voice he'd ever encountered before: of how the past could not be separated from memory, of how it was not only time that changed people, but memory as well.Christos Tsiolkas Sense Of Place Sayings By Christos Tsiolkas: He wanted to say that he'd learned to read in gaol [jail], to really read.
Places come to exist in our imaginations because of stories, and so do we. When we reach for a "sense of place," we posit an intimate relationship to a set of stories connected to a particular location, such as Hong Kong or the Grand Canyon or the bed where we were born, thinking of histories and the evolution of personalities in a local context. Having "a sense of self" means possessing a set of stories about who we are and with whom and why.William Kittredge Sense Of Place Sayings By William Kittredge: Places come to exist in our imaginations because of stories, and so do we. When
When we enter the landscape to learn something, we are obligated, I think, to pay attention rather than constantly to pose questions. To approach the land as we would a person, by opening an intelligent conversation. And to stay in one place, to make of that one, long observation a fully dilated experience. We will always be rewarded if we give the land credit for more than we imagine, and if we imagine it as being more complex even than language. In these ways we begin, I think, to find a home, to sense how to fit a place.Barry Lopez Sense Of Place Sayings By Barry Lopez: When we enter the landscape to learn something, we are obligated, I think, to pay
WE say then- that the Cause of all, which is above all, is neither without being, nor without life----nor with- out reason, nor without mind, nor is a body----nor has shape----nor form----nor quality, or quantity, or bulk----nor is in a place----nor is seen----nor has sensible contact----nor perceives, nor is perceived, by the senses----nor has disorder and confusion, as being vexed by earthly passions,----nor is powerless, as being subject to casualties of sense,----nor is in need of light;----neither is It, nor has It, change, or decay, or division, or deprivation, or flux,----or any other of the objects of sense.Pseudo-Dionysius The Areopagite Sense Of Place Sayings By Pseudo-Dionysius The Areopagite: WE say then- that the Cause of all, which is above all, is neither without
It has been frequently said that many of the world's greatest inventions were due to accident. In a sense this is true. But the accident was prepared for by previous hard thinking. It would never have occurred had not this thinking taken place.Henry Hazlitt Sense Of Place Sayings By Henry Hazlitt: It has been frequently said that many of the world's greatest inventions were due to
You've always lived here, right?" Sarah asked.
"Except for the years I went to college."
"Didn't you ever want to move away? To experience something new?"
"Like bistros?"
She nudged him playfully with her elbow. "No, not just that. Cities have a vibrancy, a sense of excitement that you can't find in a small town."
"I don't doubt it. But to be honest, I've never been interested in things like that. I don't need those things to make me happy. A nice quiet place to unwind at the end of the day, beautiful views, a few good friends. What else is there?
Nicholas Sparks Sense Of Place Sayings By Nicholas Sparks: You've always lived here, right?" Sarah asked."Except for the years I went to college.""Didn't you
At least I could relate to Rose's sense of adventure and Harriet Jones' wacky determination and ingrained sense of responsibility. I can stomach the Tardis when my heroines are in place.Chila Woychik Sense Of Place Sayings By Chila Woychik: At least I could relate to Rose's sense of adventure and Harriet Jones' wacky determination
Loneliness.
By all the saints, he was mad. He should be filled with hatred and thoughts of revenge. Vaden was his enemy and that time of friendship has gone. When would he learn to give up those memories and realize Vaden meant what he said?
Tonight. From no on he would regard Vaden as any other enemy. To do anything else would endanger Dundragon and Thea. He must close away this sense of loss and behave with sanity.
The entire world was a barren place. To accept that Vaden was his enemy did not make the loneliness more desolate.
It only seemed to make it weigh heavier, much heavier,
Iris Johansen Sense Of Place Sayings By Iris Johansen: Loneliness.By all the saints, he was mad. He should be filled with hatred and thoughts
I looked at the place on my finger again. This time it really was an empty space. And silent. It was big. For the first time I faced a loss with a sense of curiosity. What would come to fill up this space? Would I make another ring? Or would I find another ring in a secondhand shop, or even in another country? Perhaps someday someone I had not even met would give me a ring because he loved me. I was thirty-five and I had never trusted life before. I had never allowed any empty spaces. I had believed that empty spaces remained empty. Life had been about hanging on to what you had and medical training had only reinforced the avoidance of loss at all costs. Anything I had ever let go of had claw marks on it. Yet this empty space had become different. It held all the excitement and anticipation of a wrapped Christmas present.Rachel Naomi Remen Sense Of Place Sayings By Rachel Naomi Remen: I looked at the place on my finger again. This time it really was an
I have a very acute sense of place and time, so all of my stories are rooted in a place and a time.Isabel Allende Sense Of Place Sayings By Isabel Allende: I have a very acute sense of place and time, so all of my stories
Yet, the principle of uncertainty is a bad name. In science or outside of it, we are not uncertain. Our knowledge is merely confined within a certain tolerance. We should call it the principle of tolerance. First in the engineering sense. Science has progressed, step by step, the most successful enterprise in the ascent of man, because it has understood that the exchange of information between man and nature, and man and man, can only take place with a certain tolerance. But I also use the word, passionately, about the real world. All knowledge, all information, between human beings, can only be exchanged within a play of tolerance, and that's whether it's in science, or in literature, or in religion, or in politics, or in any form of though that aspires to dogma.Jacob Bronowski Sense Of Place Sayings By Jacob Bronowski: Yet, the principle of uncertainty is a bad name. In science or outside of it,
I was a very determined kid. I couldn't imagine any other life for myself. This happens to kids who are different in any way. How am I going to make a life? Who am I going to be when I grow up? Will there be a place for me in the world? Acting gave me a sense of purpose, but it also gave me a sense that I would survive, that I would find my place.Linda Hunt Sense Of Place Sayings By Linda Hunt: I was a very determined kid. I couldn't imagine any other life for myself. This
Paradise" is a suffering word, grossly overused and ineptly devalued in everyday hype and blurb. Yet, tired as it is, it will have to do. Nothing else conveys that sense of place that can inspire a blissful contentment.Andrew Rayner Sense Of Place Sayings By Andrew Rayner: Paradise" is a suffering word, grossly overused and ineptly devalued in everyday hype and blurb.
All my life, I ain't understand shit about what was going on. A thing just happen, then something else happen, then something else, an so on, and half the time nothing making any sense. But Dan say it is all part of a scheme of some sort, and the best way we can get along is figure out how we fit into the scheme, and then try to stick to our place. Somehow knowing this, things get a good bit clearer for me.Winston Groom Sense Of Place Sayings By Winston Groom: All my life, I ain't understand shit about what was going on. A thing just
The Jew has his anchorage not in place but in time, in his highly developed sense of history as personal context. Six thousand years of self-awareness are a homeland.George Steiner Sense Of Place Sayings By George Steiner: The Jew has his anchorage not in place but in time, in his highly developed
Today we come across an individual who behaves like an automaton, who does not know or understand himself, and the only person that he knows is the person that he is supposed to be, whose meaningless chatter has replaced communicative speech, whose synthetic smile has replaced genuine laughter, and whose sense of dull despair has taken the place of genuine pain. Two statements may be said concerning this individual. One is that he suffers from defects of spontaneity and individuality which may seem to be incurable. At the same time it may be said of him he does not differ essentially from the millions of the rest of us who walk upon this earth.Stephen R. Covey Sense Of Place Sayings By Stephen R. Covey: Today we come across an individual who behaves like an automaton, who does not know
Where I went in my travels, it's impossible for me to recall. I remember the sights and sounds and smells clearly enough, but the names of the towns are gone, as well as any sense of the order in which I traveled from place to place.Haruki Murakami Sense Of Place Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Where I went in my travels, it's impossible for me to recall. I remember the
To know the secrets of a place, to read it on many levels, and to sense the vastness of the unknown is, I think, the key to love.Nathanael Johnson Sense Of Place Sayings By Nathanael Johnson: To know the secrets of a place, to read it on many levels, and to
I did however used to think, you know, in the woods walking, and as a kid playing the the woods, that there was a kind of immanence there - that woods, a places of that order, had a sense, a kind of presence, that you could feel; that there was something peculiarly, physically present, a feeling of place almost conscious ... like God. It evoked that.Robert Creeley Sense Of Place Sayings By Robert Creeley: I did however used to think, you know, in the woods walking, and as a
Insecurity refers to a profoud sense of self-doubt-a deep feeling of uncertainty about our basic worth and our place in the world. Insecurity is associated with chronic self-consciousness, along with a chronic lack of confidence in ourselves and anxiety about our relationships. The insecure man or woman lives in constant fear of rejection and a deep uncertainty about whether his or her own feelings and desires are legitimate.Beth Moore Sense Of Place Sayings By Beth Moore: Insecurity refers to a profoud sense of self-doubt-a deep feeling of uncertainty about our basic
So I looked. Silly as it sounds now, I looked. By comparison, going after the Grail would have made more sense. I won't talk about it, it's too embarrassing. I looked until I wised up. I stopped making a fool of myself, but something died inside of me - something that I'd always sort of liked and admired. In its place grew a scar - a tough spot but also a sore spot.Daniel Quinn Sense Of Place Sayings By Daniel Quinn: So I looked. Silly as it sounds now, I looked. By comparison, going after the
It was not until I was in my forties, in the fifth decade of my life, that the sense of place, the spirit of place, became of paramount importance to me. It was then that I began my travels, that I discovered, through photography, the quality of light, and that I gradually became able to paint the mood of place.Barbara Cooney Sense Of Place Sayings By Barbara Cooney: It was not until I was in my forties, in the fifth decade of my
Pain may be the only reality but if mankind had any sense it would pursue the delusion called happiness. All the philosophers and poets who tell us that pain and suffering have a place and purpose in the cosmic order of things are welcome to them. They are frauds. We justify pain because we do not know what to make of it, nor do we have any choice but to bear it. Happiness alone can make us momentarily larger than ourselves.Kiran Nagarkar Sense Of Place Sayings By Kiran Nagarkar: Pain may be the only reality but if mankind had any sense it would pursue
She was tough in the best sense of the word. She'd taken blows, the disappointments, and had worked her way through them. Some people, he knew, would have buckled under, found a clutch, or given up. But she had carved a place for herself and made it work.Nora Roberts Sense Of Place Sayings By Nora Roberts: She was tough in the best sense of the word. She'd taken blows, the disappointments,
Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of ... but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent, and to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take.Thomas Jefferson Sense Of Place Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of ... but
It is one of the paradoxes of parenting, and often a painful paradox, that even as our children need us for love and trust, they also need us for honest differing. It's not only over limits and rules ... [but also] about what we represent in the way of culture, traditions, and values. We owe it to our children to let them know what we believe, and if they differ with us, we owe it to them to be honest adversaries, for it is through this honest confrontation that children can grow into adults who have a firm sense of their place in the sequence of the generations.Fred Rogers Sense Of Place Sayings By Fred Rogers: It is one of the paradoxes of parenting, and often a painful paradox, that even
The child tends to be stripped of all social influences but those of the market place, all sense of place, function and class is weakened, the characteristics of region and clan, neighborhood or kindred are attenuated. The individual is denuded of everything but appetities, desires and tastes, wrenched from any context of human obligation or commitment. It is a process of mutilation; and once this has been achieved, we are offered the consolation of reconstituting the abbreviated humanity out of the things and the goods around us, and the fantasies and vapors which they emit. A culture becomes the main determinant upon morality, beliefs and purposes, usurping more and more territory that formerly belonged to parents, teachers, community, priests and politics alike.Jeremy Seabrook Sense Of Place Sayings By Jeremy Seabrook: The child tends to be stripped of all social influences but those of the market
It dawned on her in that moment that what she had loved so much when she heard the harp's music and then began to play in the midst of the storm was this sense or suggestion of a place, a world without such rules. A place where boundaries simply did not exist, but living things moved freely, in a limitless space, and yet were still connected to everything in much the same way the harp's music enveloped all the people in the music room last night. Page: 159 - 160Kathryn Lasky Sense Of Place Sayings By Kathryn Lasky: It dawned on her in that moment that what she had loved so much when
The peculiarities of my childhood, of constantly moving through so many different cultures, of always being the outsider, may have made me extraordinarily self-sufficient, but it had also bred a certain detachment, a sense that the world was a place to explore rather than truly inhabit. This manifested as a kind of shyness, even timidity.Scott Anderson Sense Of Place Sayings By Scott Anderson: The peculiarities of my childhood, of constantly moving through so many different cultures, of always
I was so comfortable. I was warm and cozy, in that blissful, dreamy place between asleep and awake ...
Until my comfy pillow moved.
And the blanket keeping me warm moved.
I grumbled at them sleepily, and then my pillow and blanket chuckled.
I looked up, trying to make sense of my thoughts, and I saw him.
Cameron.
My pillow and blanket was Cameron; a half asleep, chuckling Cameron. I groaned and let my head fall back on his chest, his arms tightened around me. "I wondered why my pillow moved."
He chuckled again, and I could hear the sound resonate in my ear.
N.R. Walker Sense Of Place Sayings By N.R. Walker: I was so comfortable. I was warm and cozy, in that blissful, dreamy place between
The organism's environment is the sense it makes of the world. This environment is a place of significance and valence, as a result of the global action of the organism.Evan Thompson Sense Of Place Sayings By Evan Thompson: The organism's environment is the sense it makes of the world. This environment is a
One thing we've learned this summer is that a house is not an end in itself, any more than "home" is just one geographic location where things feel safe and familiar. Home can be anyplace in which we create our own sense of rest and peace as we tend to the spaces in which we eat and sleep and play. It is a place that we create and re-create in every moment, at every stage of our lives, a place where the plain and common becomes cherished and the ordinary becomes sacred.Katrina Kenison Sense Of Place Sayings By Katrina Kenison: One thing we've learned this summer is that a house is not an end in
Our brains are hardwired to think in terms of place and to associate psychic value or meaning to the places we inhabit.Colin Dickey Sense Of Place Sayings By Colin Dickey: Our brains are hardwired to think in terms of place and to associate psychic value
Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our culture unique, but it can also make it difficult to define a common identity and create a sense of community that reaches beyond our neighborhoods to all corners of our state.Jeb Bush Sense Of Place Sayings By Jeb Bush: Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our
I think that 'Station to Station' is a nomadic project not only in a literal sense, as it's traveling by train from place to place. Some of these places are New York City or Los Angeles, but some of these places are rather off-the-grid places.Doug Aitken Sense Of Place Sayings By Doug Aitken: I think that 'Station to Station' is a nomadic project not only in a literal
Sound has a profound effect on the senses. It can be both herd and felt. It can even be seen with the mind's eye. It can almost be tasted and smelled. Sound can evoke responses of the five senses. Sound can paint a picture, produce a mood, trigger the senses to remember another time and place. From infancy we hear sound with our entire bodies. When I hear my own name, I have as much a sense of it entering my body through my back or my hand or my chest as through my ears. Sound speaks to the sensorium; the entire system of nerves that stimulates sensual responce.Louis Colaianni Sense Of Place Sayings By Louis Colaianni: Sound has a profound effect on the senses. It can be both herd and felt.
It wasn't exactly love at first sight, but it was deeper than that. A sense of belonging to a place I never knew I wanted but somehow always needed. It was a home that carried a heartbeat.Nikki Rowe Sense Of Place Sayings By Nikki Rowe: It wasn't exactly love at first sight, but it was deeper than that. A sense
If more people understood how nice it is to have a sense of home that extends past our locked doors, past our neighbors' padlocks, to the local food co-op and library, the sidewalks busted up by old trees - if we all held home with longer arms - we'd live in a very different place...
We wouldn't feel so alone, no matter the size of our houses or our bank accounts, no matter whether we had good health or congestive heart failure. We would begin to see that each moment presents an opportunity to relax, to notice that the wind has shifted and a storm is coming, or that our friend's toddler has decided to wear dinner instead of eating it. We would see that each minute counts for something timeless and, if we want, we all can find our way inside these big, tiny, moments.
Dee Williams Sense Of Place Sayings By Dee Williams: If more people understood how nice it is to have a sense of home that
The Dutchman [Brannenburg] was hard ... he was stone. His brain was eroded granite where the few ideas he had carved deep their ruts of opinion. There was no way for another idea to seep in, no place for imagination, no place for dreams, none for compassion or mercy or even fear.
He knew no shadings of emotion, he knew no half-rights or half-wrongs or pity or excuse, nor had he any sense of pardon. The more I thought of him the more I knew he was not evil in himself, and he would have been shocked that anybody thought of him as evil. Shocked for a moment only, then he'd have shut the idea from his mind as nonsense. For the deepest groove worn into that granite brain was the one of his own rightness.
And that scared me.
Louis L'Amour Sense Of Place Sayings By Louis L'Amour: The Dutchman [Brannenburg] was hard ... he was stone. His brain was eroded granite where
I was born into an ordinary, modern existence in 1945, an only child to decent parents of no irregular point of view, no particular sense of their place in history's continuum, just two people afloat on the world and expectant like most others in time, without a daunting conviction about their own consequence.Richard Ford Sense Of Place Sayings By Richard Ford: I was born into an ordinary, modern existence in 1945, an only child to decent
A wonderful story collection set between one place and another and shaped by a fearless sense of comedy.W.G. Sebald Sense Of Place Sayings By W.G. Sebald: A wonderful story collection set between one place and another and shaped by a fearless
If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here." (Exodus 33:15) As a reminder, where was here? It was the place of lack, adversity, stress, and hardship - the desert. Moses gave a reply that's perplexing, even mind-boggling, to the average person. In essence he declared, "If I have to choose between Your presence and Your blessing, I'll take Your presence - even if it's in a place of lack and hardship - over Your blessing in a great environment." Was Moses delusional? Had the desert sun distorted his sense of judgment? No. His internal GPS was set on what was best. It was directing him to make the best choice even when God was offering him a good choice, one that common sense and uncomfortable circumstances would have dictated he accept.John Bevere Sense Of Place Sayings By John Bevere: If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here."
I can see that you're in love, but only in a very narrow sense. It's the love of someone that finds charms and qualities in a woman that she doesn't actually have, who puts her in a class apart with every one else in second place, and who stays attached to her even while he's abusing her.Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos Sense Of Place Sayings By Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos: I can see that you're in love, but only in a very narrow sense. It's
Whatever sense we make of this world, whatever value we place upon our lives and relationships, whatever meaning we ultimately give to our joys and agonies, must necessarily be a gesture of faith. Whether we consider the whole a product of impersonal cosmic forces, a malevolent deity, or a benevolent god, depends not on the evidence, but on what we choose, deliberately and consciously, to conclude from that evidence.Terryl L. Givens Sense Of Place Sayings By Terryl L. Givens: Whatever sense we make of this world, whatever value we place upon our lives and
We create the world around us based on our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and emotions. Evil, dark forces, dark energy etc. are forms of the "negative" and are all a projections of the self. There is no separation. Once one realizes this, these energies start to fade and eventually disappear. What's left is wholeness, contentment, self-realization, gratitude and a perpetual state of well-being. There is a popular saying amongst the healing community "where the mind goes, energy flows". Use this mantra to your benefit. Lose the "non-sense" of all despair and anguish and catapult your self to a higher place that is incapable of entertaining the "negative" or "destructive". Achieving this (even in increments) will only transform you to into a better positive placeGary Hopkins Sense Of Place Sayings By Gary Hopkins: We create the world around us based on our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and emotions. Evil,
Whether or not enlightenment is a plausible goal for us is a vital question for our lives. If it is possible for us to attain such perfect enlightenment ourselves, our whole sense of meaning and our place in the universe immediately changes. To be open to the possibility is to be a spiritual seeker, no matter what our religion. Enlightenment is not meant to be an object of religious faith. It is an evolutionary goal ...Robert Thurman Sense Of Place Sayings By Robert Thurman: Whether or not enlightenment is a plausible goal for us is a vital question for
I'm helped by a gentle notion from Buddhist psychology, that there are "near enemies" to every great virtue - reactions that come from a place of care in us, and which feel right and good, but which subtly take us down an ineffectual path. Sorrow is a near enemy to compassion and to love. It is borne of sensitivity and feels like empathy. But it can paralyze and turn us back inside with a sense that we can't possibly make a difference. The wise Buddhist anthropologist and teacher Roshi Joan Halifax calls this a "pathological empathy" of our age. In the face of magnitudes of pain in the world that come to us in pictures immediate and raw, many of us care too much and see no evident place for our care to go. But compassion goes about finding the work that can be done. Love can't help but stay presentKrista Tippett Sense Of Place Sayings By Krista Tippett: I'm helped by a gentle notion from Buddhist psychology, that there are "near enemies" to
See, if you analyze stuff long enough, you'll eventually break ideas down to the quantum level where nothing makes sense and there's no longer any meaning to anything. And then when you try to put it all back together again, you realize the pieces just don't fit anymore. Worse, you realize that the pieces never fit in the first place. And then you're left with a heap of broken ideas and beliefs that are shattered beyond repair. That's reality, and that's what I write about.P.S. Baber Sense Of Place Sayings By P.S. Baber: See, if you analyze stuff long enough, you'll eventually break ideas down to the quantum
Lately, though, he'd just been tired in general. Tired of people. Tired of books and TV and the nightly news and songs on the radio he'd heard years before and hadn't liked much in the first place. He was tired of his clothes and tired of his hair and tired of other people's clothes and other people's hair. He was tired of wishing things made sense. He'd gotten to a point where he was pretty sure he'd heard everything anyone had to say on any given subject and so it seemed he spent his days listening to old recordings of things that hadn't seemed fresh the first time he'd heard them.
Maybe he was simply tired of life, of the absolute effort it took to get up every goddamned morning and walk out with into the same fucking day with only slight variations in the weather and food.
He wondered if this was what clinical depression felt like, a total numbness, a weary lack of hope.
Dennis Lehane Sense Of Place Sayings By Dennis Lehane: Lately, though, he'd just been tired in general. Tired of people. Tired of books and
People in love, in whom every sense is open, cannot beat off the influence of a place.Elizabeth Bowen Sense Of Place Sayings By Elizabeth Bowen: People in love, in whom every sense is open, cannot beat off the influence of
Lead the people with administrative injunctions and put them in their place with penal law, and they will avoid punishments but will be without a sense of shame. Lead them with excellence and put them in their place through roles and ritual practices, and in addition to developing a sense of shame, they will order themselves harmoniouslyConfucius Sense Of Place Sayings By Confucius: Lead the people with administrative injunctions and put them in their place with penal law,
The promise of spiritual life - indeed, the very thing that makes it "spiritual" in the sense I invoke throughout this book - is that there are truths about the mind that we are better off knowing. What we need to become happier and to make the world a better place is not more pious illusions but a clearer understanding of the way things are.Sam Harris Sense Of Place Sayings By Sam Harris: The promise of spiritual life - indeed, the very thing that makes it "spiritual" in
I knew that I lived in a place where hope and a sense of possibility were as ephemeral as morning fog, but I did not see the despair at the heart of our drug use.Jesmyn Ward Sense Of Place Sayings By Jesmyn Ward: I knew that I lived in a place where hope and a sense of possibility
In all my novels, a sense of place - not just geographic but social - is a critical element. I have always been drawn to the novels of Edith Wharton, among others, where social dynamics are crucial. Wharton's class consciousness fascinates me, and some of the tension in my books stems from that.Susan Wiggs Sense Of Place Sayings By Susan Wiggs: In all my novels, a sense of place - not just geographic but social -
We live in an essential and unresolvable tension between our unity with nature and our dangerous uniqueness. Systems that attempt to place and make sense of us by focusing exclusively either on the uniqueness or the unity are doomed to failure. But we must not stop asking and questing because the answers are complex and ambiguous.Stephen Jay Gould Sense Of Place Sayings By Stephen Jay Gould: We live in an essential and unresolvable tension between our unity with nature and our
But it was enough if, in my own bed, my sleep was deep and allowed my mind to relax entirely; then it would let go of the map of the place where I had fallen asleep and, when I woke in the middle of the night, since I did not know where I was, I did not even understand in the first moment who I was; all I had, in its original simplicity, was the sense of existence as it may quiver in the depths of an animal; I was more bereft than a caveman; but then the memory - not yet of the place where I was, but of several of those where I had lived and where I might have been - would come to me like help from on high to pull me out of the void from which I could not have got out on my own; I passed over centuries of civilization in one second, and the image confusedly glimpsed of oil lamps, then of wing-collar shirts, gradually recomposed my self's original features.Marcel Proust Sense Of Place Sayings By Marcel Proust: But it was enough if, in my own bed, my sleep was deep and allowed
She had no particular breed in mind, no unusual requirements. Except the special sense of mutual recognition that tells dog and human they have both come to the right place.Lloyd Alexander Sense Of Place Sayings By Lloyd Alexander: She had no particular breed in mind, no unusual requirements. Except the special sense of
Leave bands, go back to obscurity if I choose to, without a great sense of loss of security because it's all been based on the fact that I did it on my own or was doing, enjoying doing it on my own in the first place.Eric Clapton Sense Of Place Sayings By Eric Clapton: Leave bands, go back to obscurity if I choose to, without a great sense of
My activism is a result of my love. So whether it's trying to preserve the wilderness in Southern Utah or writing about an erotics of place, it is that same impulse - to try to make sense of the world, to try to preserve something that is beautiful, to ask the tough questions, the push the boundaries of what is acceptable.Terry Tempest Williams Sense Of Place Sayings By Terry Tempest Williams: My activism is a result of my love. So whether it's trying to preserve the
Place has always been important to me, and one thing today's Chicago exudes, as it did in 1893, is a sense of place. I fell in love with the city, the people I encountered, and above all the lake and its moods, which shift so readily from season to season, day to day, even hour to hour.Erik Larson Sense Of Place Sayings By Erik Larson: Place has always been important to me, and one thing today's Chicago exudes, as it
Amongst men of the Cabuliwallah's class, however, it is well known that the words father-in-law's house have a double meaning. It is a euphemism for jail, the place where we are well cared for, at no expense to ourselves. In this sense would the sturdy pedlar take my daughter's question. 'Oh,' he would say, shaking his fist at an invisible policeman, 'I will thrash my father-in-law!Rabindranath Tagore Sense Of Place Sayings By Rabindranath Tagore: Amongst men of the Cabuliwallah's class, however, it is well known that the words father-in-law's
How can we find spiritual meaning in a scientific worldview? Spirituality is a way of being in the world, a sense of one's place in the cosmos, a relationship to that which extends beyond oneself ... Does scientific explanation of the world diminish its spiritual beauty? I think not. Science and spirituality are complementary, not conflicting; additive, not detractive. Anything that generates a sense of awe may be a source of spirituality. Science does this in spades. (158-159)Michael Shermer Sense Of Place Sayings By Michael Shermer: How can we find spiritual meaning in a scientific worldview? Spirituality is a way of
The Search for reason ends at the known; on the immense expanse beyond it only the sense of the ineffable can glide. It alone knows the route to that which is remote from experience and understanding. Neither of them is amphibious: reason cannot go beyond the shore, and the sense of the ineffable is out of place where we measure, where we weigh. We do not leave the shore of the known in search of adventure or suspense or because of the failure of reason to answer our questions. We sail because our mind is like a fantastic seashell, and when applying our ear to its lips we hear a perpetual murmur from the waves beyond the shore. Citizens of two realms, we all must sustain a dual allegiance: we sense the ineffable in one realm, we name and exploit reality in another. Between the two we set up a system of references, but we can never fill the gap. They are as far and as close to each other as time and calendar, as violin and melody, as life and what lies beyond the last breath.Abraham Joshua Heschel Sense Of Place Sayings By Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Search for reason ends at the known; on the immense expanse beyond it only
I didn't stop to think about how my normal had never been so great in the first place."
"And I was a mess. I'd been holding my secrets inside for so long, I had lost all sense of perspective."
"If we can do what we're meant to do, I think we can make them stop.
Linda Gerber Sense Of Place Sayings By Linda Gerber: I didn't stop to think about how my normal had never been so great in
...nostalgia goes beyond individual psychology. At first glance, nostalgia is a longing for a place, but actually it is a yearning for a different time - the time of our childhood, the slower rhythms of our dreams. In a broader sense, nostalgia is a rebellion against the modern idea of time, the time of history and progress. The nostalgic desires to obliterate history and turn it into a private or collective mythology, to revisit time like space, refusing to surrender to the irreversibility of time that plagues the human condition.Svetlana Boym Sense Of Place Sayings By Svetlana Boym: ...nostalgia goes beyond individual psychology. At first glance, nostalgia is a longing for a place,
I think there is a contempt for the human dignity of people who were enslaved. You couldn't see them as fully human and so you didn't respect their desire to be connected to a family and a place. That was the only way you could tolerate and make sense of lynching and the terror that lynching represented.Bryan Stevenson Sense Of Place Sayings By Bryan Stevenson: I think there is a contempt for the human dignity of people who were enslaved.
The wilderness is a place of rest - not in the sense of being motionless, for the lure, after all, is to move, to round the next bend. The rest comes in the isolation from distractions, in the slowing of the daily centrifugal forces that keep us off balance.David Douglas Sense Of Place Sayings By David Douglas: The wilderness is a place of rest - not in the sense of being motionless,
Even if our loved ones have assured us that they'll be busy at work, even if they told us they hated us for going travelling in the first place, even if they left us last June or died twelve years ago, it is impossible not to experience a shiver of a sense that they may have come along anyway, just to surprise us and make us feel special.Alain De Botton Sense Of Place Sayings By Alain De Botton: Even if our loved ones have assured us that they'll be busy at work, even
In a sense everything that is exists to climb. All evolution is a climbing towards a higher form. Climbing for life as it reaches towards the consciousness, towards the spirit. We have always honored the high places because we sense them to be the homes of gods. In the mountains there is the promise of ... something unexplainable. A higher place of awareness, a spirit that soars. So we climb ... and in climbing there is more than a metaphor; there is a means of discovery.Rob Parker Sense Of Place Sayings By Rob Parker: In a sense everything that is exists to climb. All evolution is a climbing towards
If Mad Men had taken place in the '90s it would have been just as believable. But the fact is that was the perfect storm and with the fashion and the sets and the writing and the actors it just all made sense and it just was one of those things that you can't explain.Christina Hendricks Sense Of Place Sayings By Christina Hendricks: If Mad Men had taken place in the '90s it would have been just as