Sense Of Place Quotes by John Dufresne, Junot Diaz, Patricia Churchland, Rebecca Solnit, Wendell Berry, Sue Tompkins and many others.
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 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.
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.
Sense of place is the sixth sense, an internal compass and map made by memory and spatial perception together.
If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.
I’m one who needs to be in the space [for] a sense of place and order. It’s crucial.
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.
People aren’t interested in blueprints; they want to sense the painter’s involvement and pleasure in the subject. . . . Paint a sense of place.
If you don’t know where you are currently standing, you’re dead.
The books that are really valuable are the books that evoke a sense of place.
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.
If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do
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.
Lowell is my home. It is where I drew my first breath. It is where I will always derive a sense of place and a sense of belonging
All Americans need a sense of place. That’s what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about.
The responsibility of an architect is to create a sense of order, a sense of place, a sense of relationship.
All great hotels should have stellar personalized service, a unique design that gives guests a sense of place, an excellent on-site restaurant, and other fantastic amenities. Obviously location is a key factor as well.