Sense Of Place Quotes by Janet Suzman, Henry Rollins, Christopher Morley, Rebecca Solnit, John Dufresne, Isabel Allende and many others.
OK, well maybe I have to get back to Judaism. In the sense that if I look at me and my forebears forever stretching back to I don’t know, whenever there’s no sense of place and therefore no sense of nationality.
I think Americans suffer for their lack of travel, awareness of the world. It has horribly warped our sense of place in the scheme of things.
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Sense of place is the sixth sense, an internal compass and map made by memory and spatial perception together.
The regional tags are often pejorative and dismissive. Don’t think of place-bound stories, in other words, but of stories with a strong sense of place.
I have a very acute sense of place and time, so all of my stories are rooted in a place and a time.
I have a very powerful sense of place, but I have a very powerful sense of being a migrant, so it’s both. It seems like I’m always leaving my home. That’s part of the formula. I love the Dominican Republic. I go back all the time. I love New Jersey. Go back all the time.
If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do
All Americans need a sense of place. That’s what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about.
If you don t know where you are, a map won’t help.
The books that are really valuable are the books that evoke a sense of place.
Being engaged in some way for the good of the community, whatever that community, is a factor in a meaningful life. We long to belong, and belonging and caring anchors our sense of place in the universe.
Architecture is bound to situation. And I feel like the site is a metaphysical link, a poetic link, to what a building can be.
Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego.
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.
I’m one who needs to be in the space [for] a sense of place and order. It’s crucial.
When you have a solid upbringing and a strong sense of place, that sustains you. My sense of home never leaves me.