Landscape quotes

  • What I did for my last act as a painter, if you call me a painter, was to photograph the weave of the canvas, and enlarge it and enlarge it until it became like a landscape.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #Landscape #Lasts #Canvas

  • If we opened people up, we’d find landscapes.
    -- Agnes Varda

    #People #Landscape

  • Historically, China is not a nation of sportsmen. We traditionally put more emphasis on being close to nature than pushing endlessly to excel. A philosophy that values tranquil contemplation of the landscape cannot easily be adapted to the Olympic slogan of 'higher, stronger, faster.'
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Philosophy #Stronger #Landscape

  • Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing. Actors are physical, olympian storytellers and we should be able to create entire landscapes with nothing.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Landscape #Able #Actors

  • The landscape of any farm is the owner's portrait of himself.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Portraits #Landscape #Owners

  • The social-media landscape changes incredibly fast, so you have to be open-minded and nimble to keep up with it.
    -- Alexis Ohanian

    #Media #Landscape #Nimble

  • The fake Zionist regime will disappear from the landscape of geography.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Israel #Fake #Landscape

  • The landscape should belong to the people who see it all the time.
    -- Amiri Baraka

    #People #Landscape #Ownership

  • You must have something new in a landscape as well as something old, something that's dying and something that's being born.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Dying #Landscape #Something New

  • Let your heart travel lightly. Because what you bring with you becomes part of the landscape.
    -- Anne Bishop

    #Heart #Landscape

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

    #Love #Looks #Landscape

  • I’d like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves.
    -- Annie Leibovitz

    #Thinking #Landscape #Today

  • What I am interested in now is the landscape. Pictures without people. I wouldn't be surprised if eventually there are no people in my pictures. It is so emotional.
    -- Annie Leibovitz

    #Emotional #People #Landscape

  • Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Photography #Disappointment #Landscape

  • The concept of architecture as analogous to landscape is something that has interested me for a long time.
    -- Antoine Predock

    #Long #Landscape #Architecture

  • Readers will share in the environs of the author and her characters, be taken into the hardship of a pitiless place and emerge on the other side — wiser, warier and weathered like the landscape.
    -- Antonya Nelson

    #Taken #Character #Landscape

  • I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.
    -- Arthur Boyd

    #Stress #Landscape #Metaphysical

  • Elvis Presleys' first album had more energy and more enthusiam than any other album at the time - when it was released it just blew everything else out. It changed the whole landscape of music
    -- Brian Setzer

    #Energy #Albums #Landscape

  • The new social landscape is rich with emotion.
    -- Brian Solis

    #Landscape #Emotion #Rich

  • The landscape for business isn’t changing because of social media, it’s changing because consumer expectations are evolving.
    -- Brian Solis

    #Media #Expectations #Landscape

  • Digital Darinism is already changing the landscape of business.
    -- Brian Solis

    #Landscape #Digital

  • For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces.
    -- Bridget Riley

    #Landscape #Force #Visuals

  • The automobile, both a cause and an effect of this decentralization, is ideally suited for our vast landscape and our generally confused and contrary commuting patterns.
    -- Brock Yates

    #Confused #Confusion #Landscape

  • The landscape is a reflection of the inner life. Since I can't shoot the inner life, all I can shoot is the exterior but I know that when I'm filming outside, I'm filming inside. I can only really touch the inside through the mise-en-scene. So through the mise-en-scene of the outside we can explore the inside
    -- Bruno Dumont

    #Reflection #Landscape #Scene

  • Very early in life, I fell in love with the landscape of the human face, where all the emotional states of life are to be found.
    -- Burton Silverman

    #Emotional #Landscape #Faces

  • The reward of the young scientist is the emotional th rill of being the first person in the history of the world to see something or to understand something. Nothing can compare with that experience The reward of the old scientist is the sense of having seen a vague sketch grow into a masterly landscape.
    -- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

    #Emotional #World #Landscape

  • Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.
    -- Charles Lindbergh

    #Distance #Life Is Like #Landscape

  • Man-made things, buildings, boats, etc., we see more decidedly than the other things in a landscape.
    -- Charles Webster Hawthorne

    #Men #Landscape #Etc

  • All forms of landscape are autobiographical,
    -- Charles Wright

    #Landscape #Form

  • The landscape of cinema is not original. Not to say there aren't great movies being made, but it's much easier for studios to make movies that have built-in audiences. So it's all remakes, adaptations, a lot of remakes of adaptations.
    -- Charlie Hunnam

    #Cinema #Landscape #Adaptation

  • I become more and more inclined to sink the minister in the man, and abandon my present calling in toto as a profession... to create a living religion in landscape painting.
    -- Christopher Pearse Cranch

    #Men #Calling #Landscape

  • To plant is but a part of landscape composition; to co-ordinate is all.
    -- Christopher Tunnard

    #Garden #Landscape #Plant

  • I haven't yet managed to capture the colour of this landscape; there are moments when I'm appalled at the colours I'm having to use, I'm afraid what I'm doing is just dreadful and yet I really am understating it; the light is simply terrifying.
    -- Claude Monet

    #Light #Use #Landscape

  • For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at any moment.
    -- Claude Monet

    #Change #Doe #Landscape

  • Now I really feel the landscape, I can be bold and include every tone of blue and pink: it's enchanting, it's delicious.
    -- Claude Monet

    #Blue #Landscape #Tone

  • I've always liked trees. And then, growing up, I took an interest in ecology, hedges being destroyed, the landscape being turned into prairies.
    -- Clive Anderson

    #Growing Up #Tree #Landscape

  • We offer you the landscape of your birth -- Exquisite and despoiled. We all share blame. We cannot ask forgiveness of the earth For killing what we cannot even name.
    -- Dana Gioia

    #Names #Earth #Landscape

  • I live in a landscape, which every single day of my life is enriching.
    -- Daniel Day-Lewis

    #Landscape #Life Is

  • Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty, embodied in our nation's parks, rivers, and breathtaking landscapes.
    -- Dave Reichert

    #Country #Rivers #Landscape

  • Like many features of a landscape, knowledge looks different from different angles.
    -- David Bloor

    #Different #Looks #Landscape

  • Of course you can still paint landscape - it's not been worn out.
    -- David Hockney

    #Landscape #Paint #Worn

  • Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill.
    -- David Hockney

    #Thrill #Landscape #Enjoyment

  • Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs.
    -- David Holmgren

    #Energy #Needs #Landscape

  • Reading (...) is an act of resistance in a landscape of distraction.
    -- David L. Ulin

    #Reading #Landscape #Resistance

  • Ultimately we need to recognize that while humans continue to build urban landscapes, we share these spaces with others species.
    -- David Suzuki

    #Space #Needs #Landscape

  • The next darwin is more likely to be a data wonk than a naturalist wandering through an exotic landscape.
    -- David Weinberger

    #Data #Exotic #Landscape

  • I read the landscape to help me through, to know what's come before me there, to find my footing in time.
    -- Deborah Tall

    #Identity #Landscape #Helping

  • The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts.
    -- Derek Walcott

    #Landscape #Sugar #Ruins

  • Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.
    -- Derek Walcott

    #Landscape #Surprise #Natural

  • Distinctly American poetry is usually written in the context of one's geographic landscape, sometimes out of one's cultural myths, and often with reference to gender and race or ethnic origins.
    -- Diane Wakoski

    #Race #Landscape #Sometimes

  • There is a lot of bad architecture. What we need more is to look at how our landscape should look in the next decades.
    -- Dieter Rams

    #Needs #Looks #Landscape

  • Down to the Puritan marrow of my bones There's something in this richness that I hate. I love the look, austere, immaculate, Of landscapes drawn in pearly monotones.
    -- Elinor Wylie

    #Hate #Looks #Landscape

  • Sex, without society as its landscape, has never been of much interest to fiction.
    -- Elizabeth Hardwick

    #Sex #Fiction #Landscape

  • We have little control over the outer weather patterns as we make our way through the landscape of a life. But we can become masters of the inner landscape. We can use what happens on the outside to change the way we function on the inside.
    -- Elizabeth Lesser

    #Weather #Use #Landscape

  • This is the gift of the landscape photograph, that the heart finds a place to stand.
    -- Emmet Gowin

    #Photography #Heart #Landscape

  • A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers.
    -- Ernest Dimnet

    #Book #Landscape #Consciousness

  • Maybe black and white is the best medium for landscapes, I don't know.
    -- Fay Godwin

    #Black And White #Landscape #Mediums

  • Surreal can be exciting and good, and it can be like living inside an alien landscape, and it can be completely interesting, or you can be alienated from your own life - inside your own life, it doesnt feel familiar any more.
    -- Feist

    #Interesting #Landscape #Aliens

  • I don't believe in the landscape.
    -- Fernando Pessoa

    #Believe #Landscape #Belief

  • The undulent landscape looks serene in every direction. Honey-colored farmhouses, gently placed in hollows, rise like thick loaves of bread set out to cool.
    -- Frances Mayes

    #Looks #Landscape #Honey

  • Life - all life - is in the service of life. Necessary nutrients are made available to life by life in greater and greater richness as the diversity of life increases. The entire landscape comes alive, filled with relationships and relationships within relationships.
    -- Frank Herbert

    #Diversity #Alive #Landscape

  • The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.
    -- Frank Lloyd Wright

    #Beautiful #Hurt #Landscape

  • Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.
    -- Freda Adler

    #Perception #Movement #Landscape

  • It is impossible to describe a landscape so validly as to exclude all other descriptions, for no one can see the landscape in all its aspects at the same time, and no single view can prevent the existence and validity of other equally possible views.
    -- Frithjof Schuon

    #Views #Landscape #Impossible

  • We do not build speedways, but roads which correspond to the character of the German landscape.
    -- Fritz Todt

    #Character #Landscape

  • When we tune in to an especially human way of viewing the landscape powerfully, it resonates with an audience
    -- Galen

    #Tunes #Landscape #Way

  • I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued.
    -- Galen Rowell

    #Photography #Thinking #Landscape

  • Improvising musicians are musical travelers, voyagers. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.
    -- Gary Burton

    #Music #Landscape #Wander

  • Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.
    -- Gary Burton

    #Musical #Landscape #Want

  • You conquered the landscape with the soles of shoes, not the tires.
    -- Georges Duhamel

    #Shoes #Landscape #Tire

  • The percept is the landscape before man, in the absence of man.
    -- Gilles Deleuze

    #Men #Landscape #Absence

  • I've never put myself in the mindset that I'm actually any good at taking pictures, I just love to shoot things that catch my eye, whether it's landscapes or just my kids.
    -- Graeme Le Saux

    #Kids #Eye #Landscape

  • I like big, open, spare landscapes. There's lots of room. Nobody bothers you... I feel as if I can think there.
    -- Gretel Ehrlich

    #Thinking #Landscape #Rooms

  • There is an infinity of landscape here, caused by the purity of the atmosphere. It has been said that there is a lack of colour. It is not so obvious as the greenness of England, but it is infinitely more varied and more delicate in tone. The landscape is a pinky mauve, a lilac, and the reflection of the sun of the particles of the atmosphere is a warm amber. So I should say our colour scheme is amber and lilac.
    -- Hans Heysen

    #Reflection #Atmosphere #Landscape

  • I had the landscape in my arms as I painted it. I had the landscape in my mind and shoulder and wrist.
    -- Helen Frankenthaler

    #Mind #Landscape #Arms

  • What concerns me when I work, is not whether the picture is a landscape, or whether it's pastoral, or whether somebody will see a sunset in it. What concerns me is - did I make a beautiful picture?
    -- Helen Frankenthaler

    #Beautiful #Sunset #Landscape

  • When a figure painter executes a landscape he treats it as if it were a face; Degas' landscapes are unparalleled because they are visionary landscapes.
    -- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    #Visionaries #Degas #Landscape

  • Only the human figure exists; landscape is, and should be, no more than an accessory; the painter exclusively of landscape is nothing but a bore.
    -- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    #Accessories #Landscape #Figures

  • Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.
    -- Henri Frederic Amiel

    #Landscape #Spirit

  • What interests me most is neither still life nor landscape: it is the human figure.
    -- Henri Matisse

    #Art #Landscape #Figures

  • By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Mean #Selfishness #Landscape

  • Selection is the invention of the landscape painter.
    -- Henry Fuseli

    #Landscape #Invention #Painter

  • There's nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face.
    -- Irvin Kershner

    #Interesting #Landscape #Faces

  • We are a landscape of all we have seen.
    -- Isamu Noguchi

    #Vision #Landscape

  • To most outsiders, modern mathematics is unknown territory. Its borders are protected by dense thickets of technical terms; its landscapes are a mass of indecipherable equations and incomprehensible concepts. Few realize that the world of modern mathematics is rich with vivid images and provocative ideas.
    -- Ivars Peterson

    #Math #Ideas #Landscape

  • Landscape is history made visible.
    -- J. B. Jackson

    #Landscape #Made

  • The greater number of landscapes I explored, the more it seemed that they had traits in common and that the essence of each was not its uniqueness but its similarity to others.
    -- J. B. Jackson

    #Essence #Numbers #Landscape

  • On and on they flew, over the countryside parceled out in patches of green and brown, over roads and rivers winding through the landscapes like strips of matte and glossy ribbon.
    -- J. K. Rowling

    #Rivers #Ribbons #Landscape

  • There are no categories in contemporary art. There are no rules. Artists are given the freedom to make and create whatever they please and call it whatever they please. I identify with that system, or lack of system, much more than I do the landscape of contemporary publishing.
    -- James Frey

    #Art #Landscape #Categories

  • Why is it so difficult to assemble those things that really matter in life and to dwell among them only? I am referring to certain landscapes, persons, beasts, books, rooms, meteorological conditions, fruits.
    -- James Salter

    #Book #Landscape #Matter

  • One is seduced and battered in turn. The result is presumably wisdom. Wisdom! We are clinging to life like lizards. Why is it so difficult to assemble those things that really matter in life and to dwell among them only? I am referring to certain landscapes, persons, beasts, books, rooms, meteorological conditions, fruits. In fact, I insist on it. A letter is like a poem, it leaps into life and shows very clearly the marks, perhaps I should say thumbprints, of an unwilling or unready composer.
    -- James Salter

    #Book #Landscape #Letters

  • I pay two full-time assistants in my studio, plus consultants who are architects, engineers, and landscape architects, as well as lighting designers.
    -- Janet Echelman

    #Two #Landscape #Pay

  • Memory is the fourth dimension to any landscape.
    -- Janet Fitch

    #Memories #Landscape #Dimensions

  • You can put a gardener behind the wheel, but you can't keep her eyes off the landscape.
    -- Janet Macunovich

    #Eye #Garden #Landscape

  • I carry the landscape inside me like an ache. The story of who I am cannot be severed from the story of the flatwoods.
    -- Janisse Ray

    #Who I Am #Stories #Landscape

  • ...the landscape inside Lord of the Rings was so stunning and so stupendous that it could be absorbed as a form of nourishment.
    -- Jasper Fforde

    #Landscape #Lord #Form

  • Landscape is a piece that is emotional and psychological.
    -- Jim Hodges

    #Emotional #Pieces #Landscape

  • My paintings are titled after they are finished. I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me - and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed. I could certainly never mirror nature. I would more like to paint what it leaves with me.
    -- Joan Mitchell

    #Mirrors #Feelings #Landscape

  • It's a funny semantic turn - when someone paints a landscape, no one says they "borrowed" it, only that they painted it.
    -- Joe Bradley

    #Landscape #Paint #Turns

  • [My work as a photographer is a] mission to document endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving.
    -- Joel Sartore

    #Hard Work #Order #Landscape