Quotes by landscape

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  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton Wilder
    American writer and playwright 1897-1975
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    It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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.
  • Mervyn Peake
    Mervyn Peake
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    Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
    American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
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    Exploring and colonizing Mars can bring us new scientific understanding of climate change, of how planet-wide processes can make a warm and wet world into a barren landscape. By exploring and understanding Mars, we may gain key insights into the past and future of our own world.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans - the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum.
  • Bridget Riley
    Bridget Riley
    English painter 1931-
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    For me nature is not a landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces - an event rather than an appearance.
    Source: Quoted in Karl Ruhrberg et al., Art of the 20th Century (2000)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
  • Edith Wharton
    Edith Wharton
    American Author 1862-1937
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    I despair of the Republic! Such dreariness, such whining sallow women, such utter absence of the amenities, such crass food, crass manners, crass landscape!! What a horror it is for a whole nation to be developing without the sense of beauty, and eating bananas for breakfast.
  • Arthur Boyd
    Arthur Boyd
    Australian painter 1920-1999
    Arthur Boyd
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    I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone.
  • Bill Viola
    Bill Viola
    American video artist 1951-
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    If you look at landscape in historical terms, you realize that most of the time we have been on Earth as a species, what has fallen on our retina is landscape, not images of buildings and cars and street lights.
  • Ansel Adams
    Ansel Adams
    American landscape photographer and environmentalist 1902-1984
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    Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
  • Pablo Picasso
    Pablo Picasso
    Spanish painter sculptor 1881-1973
    Pablo Picasso
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    Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
    Canadian architect and urban 1924-2009
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    Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process.
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