Top 228 Landscape Quotes

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“I get excited by landscape.”

― Adrienne Kennedy

“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

“There has been much talk referencing what I consider conceptual reports like the Landscape of Choice and documents created as a result of the Great Valley Center.”

― Alan Autry

“I can be a woodsman if need be. I grew up very close to some forest, and I spent a lot of my formative years up and down trees, fooling around in the woods. I’m no stranger to that sort of landscape.”

― Alex Turner

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

― Alexis Ohanian

“Sunken gardens should be laid out under the supervision of an intelligent landscape architect; and even then should have a reason for being sunken other than a whim or increase in costliness.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“There’s a whole range of words that people use about landscape. Pastoral? Idyll? I can’t stand them.”

― Alice Oswald

“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”

― Alice Walker

“I have been talking nonstop about the symbolism of an edible landscape at the White House. I think it says everything about stewardship of the land and about the nourishment of a nation.”

― Alice Waters

“Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away.”

― Andy Stanley

“It’s changed the landscape of my career without a doubt. ‘Deadwood’ started to do that, but then ‘Breaking Bad’ really shifted everything for me.”

― Anna Gunn

“It would be ridiculous to ignore the speed and possibilities of the digital landscape.”

― Anna Wintour

“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

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.”

― Ansel Adams

“Americans who visit Tuscany or Umbria love the landscape: the silvery olive groves, the fields of sunflowers, the vineyards, the stone houses and barns.”

― Anthony Lewis

“I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.”

― Arthur Boyd

“Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process.”

― Arthur Erickson

“Sky and clouds and trees and little figures relaxing in the perfect rural rhythm of their surroundings: these are the staples of a Gainsborough landscape.”

― Arthur Smith

“I believe that in today’s media landscape, we can create and distribute content on multiple platforms while remaining fresh and relevant.”

― Ayesha Curry

“The Arab Awakening or Arab Spring has transformed the geopolitical landscape.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“The North Korean landscape is strikingly beautiful in places. It could be said to resemble America’s Pacific Northwest – but substantially drained of color.”

― Barbara Demick

“Landscape affects you.”

― Bernard Sumner

“For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces.”

― Bridget Riley

“Where the ‘Bay of Pigs’ invasion failed, undoubtedly the tourist invasion will succeed in forever changing the landscape of island. What comes next in Cuba? The answer is that many Cubans aren’t waiting around to find out.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“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

“You can’t create a movie as you think about it. And what’s in the scene is not what’s being seen. A shot always means something other than what it is. All are vehicles. A landscape is just a vehicle. The viewer might think different things, and I’m not going to intervene.”

― Bruno Dumont

“Out of the Slow Food movement has grown something called the Slow Cities movement, which has started in Italy but has spread right across Europe and beyond. And in this, towns begin to rethink how they organize the urban landscape so that people are encouraged to slow down and smell the roses and connect with one another.”

― Carl Honore

“More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.”

― Cecil Beaton

“EMI is a proven leader in the emerging digital music landscape and one of the world’s largest and most respected music companies.”

― Chad Hurley

“While writing ‘Cold Mountain,’ I held maps of two geographies, two worlds, in my mind as I wrote. One was an early map of North Carolina. Overlaying it, though, was an imagined map of the landscape Jack travels in the southern Appalachian folktales. He’s much the same Jack who climbs the beanstalk, vulnerable and clever and opportunistic.”

― Charles Frazier

“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

“The landscape of the Net has changed; that cyberfrontier of the past has become a teeming city of people, transactions, and businesses.”

― Charles Platt

“At the beginning of my acting career, I worked for two seasons at the RSC and spent a lot of time in the Cotswolds exploring Shakespeare’s countryside. It’s my kind of English landscape, with its tiny villages and one-room thatched pubs.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“I would consider my diary serves the same purpose as going for a walk or a run. They are all physical ways of clearing a mental landscape.”

― Chet Faker

“The web has introduced a competitive, and some might argue hostile, landscape for long, in-depth, resource-intensive journalism.”

― Chris Hughes

“The Europeans governments have massively changed the landscape in Europe. There is no doubt about it. They have put together the European Financial Stability Fund. They have discussed and approved the European Stability Mechanism.”

― Christine Lagarde

“That’s why Tennessee Williams was a great writer. Poetically, dramatically, it was fantastic stuff. And with the landscape, the losers in life populating it. His short stories have got rhythm, something musical about them.”

― Ciaran Hinds

“Germany’s fascinating. It’s a really rich landscape to film and dramatise.”

― Claire Danes

“The British have a unique relationship with horses. They are etched into our landscape in chalk, they have been written about, painted, sung about, celebrated and gambled upon for centuries.”

― Clare Balding

“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

“I came of age as a male lead actor just as the TV landscape dramatically shifted.”

― Damian Lewis

“Now that mobile phones and the internet have altered the epistemic selective landscape in a revolutionary way, every religious organisation must scramble to evolve defences or become extinct.”

― Daniel Dennett

“We can look out on an alien landscape that no one has seen before and find it beautiful.”

― David Grinspoon

“Of course you can still paint landscape – it’s not been worn out.”

― David Hockney

“Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill.”

― David Hockney

“By visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes: a sort of information map. And when you’re lost in information, an information map is kind of useful.”

― David McCandless

“I like landscape, I guess. It’s kind of a game to see how you can describe it.”

― David Means

“I wanted to be a landscape architect, but I trained as a teacher; I worked in publishing; I was a waitress.”

― Deborah Moggach

“My parents were both writers – they would type their manuscripts sitting side by side on the veranda of our house near Watford – so I wanted to do something different. I wanted to be a bluegrass singer, an architect, a landscape gardener, or to do something with animals.”

― Deborah Moggach

“Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.”

― Derek Walcott

“My delight in things is definitely Caribbean. It has to do with landscape and food. The fact that my language may have a metrical direction is because that’s the shape of the language. I didn’t make that shape.”

― Derek Walcott

“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

“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

“Peoria is such a seemingly quintessential American city, and I had always wanted to draw on that in either my fiction or in nonfiction. The Midwest is also a landscape that I have always been infatuated with, perhaps because it’s the first one I can truly remember.”

― Dinaw Mengestu

“If you were to go to the National Museum in Addis Ababa, you would walk into a huge room filled with literally tens of tons of fossils, and most of them would be elephants and rhinos and hippopotamus and monkeys and giraffes and antelopes and so on. Hominids are very rare in the landscape, and it’s very rare to find them.”

― Donald Johanson

“Quality of life is not only about what you find in the shops; it’s about the landscape.”

― Donald Tusk

“We’re moving into an era when things are dematerialised and much more holographic. Floating above the physical world and the geographic map, there’s another landscape that’s constantly changing – something like a cloud – of communication, information, exchange and commerce.”

― Doug Aitken

“The ‘Station to Station’ film is a fast-moving journey through the modern creative landscape. It’s a kaleidoscope of voices and impressions rather than a standard linear film.”

― Doug Aitken

“I’m fascinated by how you’ll change your position so many times over a lifetime, but really what you’re doing is occupying a series of positions on a landscape.”

― Dylan Moran

“Network TV is such a difficult, competitive landscape.”

― Ed Weeks

“The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background.”

― Edith Wharton

“I think that there are empty ecological niches in the literary landscape crying to be filled and when a book more or less fills a niche it’s seized on, even when it’s a far from perfect fit.”

― Edmund White

“Any athlete has massive reserves in their body and their emotional landscape.”

― Edoardo Ponti

“I have a fondness for when the landscape becomes surreal.”

― Edward Burtynsky

“All of my work comes out of a deep concern for human expansion into the landscape.”

― Edward Burtynsky

“I come from Chicago, and the landscape of the Midwest has always meant a great deal to me.”

― Edward Hirsch

“401k savings accounts have become so important in the landscape of retirement planning that their security and expansion became a top priority in formulating and implementing the Pension Protection Act of 2006 that was enacted during my tenure as the U.S. Secretary of Labor.”

― Elaine Chao

“I wrote my senior essay on the Santa Fe Writer’s Colony and my dissertation on sacred landscapes – the Grand Canyon, the Dakota Badlands. As a setting, I love the West. I just love that western landscape.”

― Elise Broach

“Hurricane Irma devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, leveling homes, knocking out power, and turning the landscape into a ‘battered wasteland’ where some say media coverage was minimal and help was late to arrive.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“With the right sources of funding and some smart, strategic thinking about how to force non-banks to follow the same rules as other lenders, the entire landscape of consumer lending would change.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“People who take risks like Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones take a second to catch on, but eventually they do because they’re different and honest in a musical landscape that’s not always like that.”

― Emmy Rossum

“A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers.”

― Ernest Dimnet

“In a changing global landscape, Europe will be more and more an indispensible power.”

― Federica Mogherini

“I think a photograph, of whatever it might be – a landscape, a person – requires personal involvement. That means knowing your subject, not just snapping at what’s in front of you.”

― Frans Lanting

“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

“We do not build speedways, but roads which correspond to the character of the German landscape.”

― Fritz Todt

“’Lost’ seems to be the inverse of ‘Air’: It explores dispossession and identity by forcing a bunch of people into one invented landscape instead of using many invented landscapes to keep people apart.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued.”

― Galen Rowell

“Luckily, many other people tell me how they have had a particular landscape photograph of mine in their office or bedroom for 15 years and it always speaks to them strongly whenever they see it.”

― Galen Rowell

“When we tune in to an especially human way of viewing the landscape powerfully, it resonates with an audience.”

― Galen Rowell

“I once saw an elaborate landscape in a gallery, drawn in pencil, that took my breath away. Then I realized the artist probably didn’t have enough confidence to use a pen.”

― Garry Shandling

“The CGI landscape is another world. It has its own physical laws; it can defy gravity. But surely the wonder of cinematic space is that it is wedded to reality?”

― Geoff Dyer

“Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape. What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp.”

― George Takei

“’Badlands’ is a very tangible record; a lot of the sounds were actual things: they were pots and pans, and they were rocks, and they were voices,and instruments used in a way to create a landscape of sound.”

― Halsey

“Since 2000, I’ve been based in Paris at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville, curating the programme there. Internationally, it’s a very open situation that goes beyond national boundaries; directors and curators move from one country to another, which has opened up the museum landscape.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!”

― Henry David Thoreau

“I am an immigrant from Mexico. I came to the United States looking for a landscape where I could explore ideas freely and to test my entrepreneurial spirit.”

― Ilan Stavans

“There’s nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face.”

― Irvin Kershner

“There’s no musical landscape to poetry. It has somewhat of a higher standard than songs, I think.”

― J. D. Souther

“My parents owned a plants nursery. We all grew up growing things and planting things and selling things, and I also managed landscape crews.”

― Jack Dangermond

“On the landscape crew, I learned a lot from the other workers. We treated everybody equally, and we worked hard.”

― Jack Dangermond

“We started with things like locating ski runs or locating a transmission line corridor or locating a new town or doing a coastal zone plan. We ourselves weren’t doing the planning work, but we were doing all the mapping work for the landscape architects and planners who would subsequently incorporate the maps into their actual designs.”

― Jack Dangermond

“Landscape architecture is basically geodesign; it’s designing geography. And yet geodesign is not only done by landscape architects, it’s done by some of the world’s largest corporations.”

― Jack Dangermond

“I have high hopes that GIS will become increasingly relevant for landscape architects as we make the tools easier to use for the design process of just inventory and mapping.”

― Jack Dangermond

“I went on to Harvard and got very interested in computers and studying the earth’s landscape.”

― Jack Dangermond

“Our intention and aspiration is to continue building out thematic information about every subject – basemaps, imagery, demographics, landscape data, etc. – so anyone can use it to access thousands of authoritative maps.”

― Jack Dangermond

“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

“As soon as I knew we were going to be doing tribute episodes, and as soon as I knew the landscape of ‘Psych’ allowed us to do homages, the show creator and I both had respective dreams. His was a musical episode, and mine was a ‘Twin Peaks’ episode.”

― James Roday

“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

“Memory is the fourth dimension to any landscape.”

― Janet Fitch

“People have known for thousands of years that oil was abundant on Alaska’s North Slope, a vast tundra, flat and treeless, on and on and on, from the foothills of the Brooks Mountain Range to the Arctic Ocean, an endless, unchanging landscape bigger than Idaho.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“Artists have long urged cultural introspection by creating work that forces awareness of our current political and economic landscape.”

― Jenna Wortham

“Being an actor adjacent to the media industry, I pay attention to that landscape.”

― Jeremy Strong

“As a Midlander and a big walker, I’d always loved ridge and furrow fields, the plough-marked land as it was when it was enclosed. It is the landscape giving you a story of lives that ended with the arrival of sheep.”

― Jim Crace

“Everyone says I should write a natural history or landscape book because if I have an area of amateur expertise, it is in those things.”

― Jim Crace

“There is no comparison. The American landscape is so much more dangerous. They have real snakes, mountain lions, bears; we only have adders, and they’re more frightened of us than we are of them.”

― Jim Crace

“Because I’m a walker, natural history is my subject; I’ve always been obsessed with landscape, and I have an elegiac tone in most of my books.”

― Jim Crace

“Landscape is a piece that is emotional and psychological.”

― Jim Hodges

“Nearly all web publications are driven by the display model, which is in turn driven by page views. But we all know the web is shifting, thanks to mobile devices and the walled gardens they erect. The new landscape of the web is far more complicated, and new products must emerge.”

― John Battelle

“Landscape is my mistress – ’tis to her I look for fame.”

― John Constable

“The process to generate energy using the Canadian tar sands is particularly dirty, producing one of the most noxious fossil fuels on the planet and leaving a devastated landscape in its wake.”

― John Delaney

“One of the main reasons that the landscape of financial stuff in America is different is that gambling is illegal there. So there’s a kind of sport-like aspect to the American coverage of finance.”

― John Lanchester

“I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.”

― John Ruskin

“Some golfers, we are told, enjoy the landscape; but properly, the landscape shrivels and compresses into the grim, surrealistically vivid patch of grass directly under the golfer’s eyes as he morosely walks toward where he thinks his ball might be.”

― John Updike

“The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.”

― Jose Ortega y Gasset

“There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives.”

― Josephine Hart

“Soap operas are such a great way to break-in to the industry. The diminishing landscape of daytime TV means it’s going to be harder for young talent to get discovered.”

― Josh Duhamel

“The books I read, if they intrude on my writing, do so as weather will pass through and touch a landscape – affecting it, yes, but only now and then leaving a permanent mark.”

― Julia Glass

“It’s been more than a decade since ‘The Real World: Philadelphia’ aired. I’ve grown up. My views have evolved, as has the media landscape.”

― Karamo Brown

“I met a number of young, striving, enterprising people in cities like Aligarh and Hubli. But the mental landscape of these towns is out of sync with their reality. Many of these towns are hellholes.”

― Karan Mahajan

“For me, there’s something about a certain kind of genre film that has real potency in its emotional landscape.”

― Karyn Kusama

“An improving credit landscape means fewer loans are delinquent – and fewer people are needed to service these loans.”

― Kayla Tausche

“In a media landscape that has grown in unimaginable ways, there are more projects that have come along now than ever. While the number of projects has grown, many players are vying for that audience.”

― Ken Howard

“If you’re holding a championship that means something in the landscape of Japanese wrestling, you’re guaranteed to get a huge feature in almost every magazine – you might even be guaranteed a front page. That’s big.”

― Kenny Omega

“I’m attempting to broaden my novels’ scope through landscape and weather, leaves falling off trees, overnight storms, timeless elements which, irrespective of human endeavour, have always been there and, as long as there is life and snow, will always be there.”

― Kent Haruf

“I like a certain grandeur to a landscape, which both the Arctic and coastal BC have. I like it to be at all times clear that people aren’t the dominant fact of a particular geography.”

― Kevin Patterson

“As the media landscape continues to evolve, ‘Conan’ will continue to lead the evolution of what a talk show will be in the digital age.”

― Kevin Reilly

“Being a conglomerate, each of our businesses has a different challenge; business landscape is different for each business. It makes it challenging as well as exciting.”

― Kumar Mangalam Birla

“One of the things that I tell beginning writers is this: If you describe a landscape, or a cityscape, or a seascape, always be sure to put a human figure somewhere in the scene. Why? Because readers are human beings, mostly interested in human beings. People are humanists. Most of them are humanists, that is.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“I never experienced much outright anti-Semitism. While we learned about the Holocaust – endlessly, it felt like – no spray-painted swastika ever appeared on my childhood landscape. Jewish persecution was an ever-looming reality, but always an abstract one.”

― Laura Moser

“We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.”

― Lawrence Durrell

“With Westerns you have the landscape is important, and it’s empty, and only you populate it. When you populate it, you can tell any kind story that Shakespeare told, you can tell in a Western.”

― Lawrence Kasdan

“It was wrong to allow Stalin to shape the European landscape of the 20th century. It would be even more wrong to let him shape the landscape of the 21st century.”

― Lawrence Summers

“The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.”

― Leonard Cohen

“Jeans of any sort should not be worn in nice restaurants. They pollute the landscape. They should also not be worn in the workplace if no other workers wear them. However, if your office is casual, go for it.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.”

― Luis Barragan

“Without elephants, Africa’s landscape would be unrecognizable, yet these animals have fallen by the hundreds of thousands as a result of two enormous waves of poaching in this century – one in the 1970s and 1980s, the other, beginning around 2009, now underway.”

― Lydia Millet

“When the written and spoken word is censored, the urban landscape becomes a nation’s only physical link to the past.”

― Ma Jian

“My first impression of Beverly Hills was that it had a landscape of small houses built by famous architects, so I didn’t want to make a big block or sculpture here; I wanted to make a community rooted to the place.”

― Ma Yansong

“If we’re talking about the urban landscape as an advanced, forward-thinking art form, there must be some intellectual thinking involved.”

― Ma Yansong

“I’m trying to create architecture as landscape. But I’m not copying nature.”

― Ma Yansong

“I really do believe that art changes the landscape of the world.”

― Marc Jacobs

“Painter after painter, since the beginning of the century, has tended toward abstraction. First, the Impressionists simplified the landscape in terms of color, and then the Fauves simplified it again by adding distortion, which, for some reason, is a characteristic of our century.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“The less subsidy we have, the more the ‘producers’ take over, and the ‘bottom line’ becomes the raison d’etre. That’s quite an unappealing landscape for artists.”

― Marianne Elliott

“Romance is one of the sacred temples that dot the landscape of life.”

― Marianne Williamson

“In the central Indian state of Orissa, mining has scarred the landscape, and it is already too late to secure most of the traditional elephant corridors.”

― Mark Shand

“As far as the political landscape in our state, I think that what we continue to see is that Tennessean voters are more independent and more conservative, and they are watching issues very closely; they are watching votes very closely.”

― Marsha Blackburn

“With newspapers cutting foreign bureaus and budgets shrinking for long-form, investigative journalism, documentary filmmakers are often filling a void nowadays in the media landscape with their ability to spend time with their stories and subjects.”

― Matthew Heineman

“While the river of life glides along smoothly, it remains the same river; only the landscape on either bank seems to change.”

― Max Muller

“Sleeping and being asleep is one of my favorite activities. Really, what I wanted to do is provide a landscape or a musical place where people could fall asleep.”

― Max Richter

“There are bound to be differences in any artistic collaboration with landscape elements, or theater, of lighting elements.”

― Michael Arad

“Dell’s a company that has changed the IT landscape in making PCs and servers more affordable. There’s enormous opportunities to make IT more accessible to tens of millions of companies, kind of democratizing the ability for companies to gain access to IT.”

― Michael Dell

“I was a housepainter and a landscape nursery man, and all these various odd jobs I had, and started doing community theater.”

― Michael Emerson

“A boundary is really something artificial we made up. The ecosystem and landscape continue.”

― Michael Frome

“In order to have greater visibility of the larger cyber threat landscape, we must remove the government bureaucratic stovepipes that inhibit our abilities to effectively defend America while ensuring citizens’ privacy and civil liberties are also protected.”

― Michael McCaul

“There’s been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with.”

― Michael Pollan

“I went to the Gobi Desert, even though I had no scenes there. This is the greatness of China, the landscape, even for us.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“Because the competitive landscape of the web is such that the site which looks and works best gets the most traffic, developers and designers put a premium on the presentation of that content and let structural markup take a back seat.”

― Mike Davidson

“At HSN, entertainment has quickly become a core part of who we are and is a key differentiator from others in the retail landscape.”

― Mindy Grossman

“I’m a self-taught landscape gardener; it’s a real passion of mine. It’s what I do in my spare time because trees don’t ask questions!”

― Mira Nair

“The landscape you grow up in speaks to you in a way that nowhere else does.”

― Molly Parker

“What I take from writers I like is their economy – the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words – that’s magical.”

― Mos Def

“If anything, the power of the cover of ‘Time’ has increased as the media landscape has atomized.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Most countries are static, and they need to do is keep having babies. But America’s like this big old clanking smoking machine that just lumbers across the landscape scooping up and eating everything in sight.”

― Neal Stephenson

“I’m a little sad that they actually came up with the metaphor of waves for feminism. By definition, a wave goes in, and it comes out. I would really like it to be a tsunami that creates a flood that forever changes the landscape.”

― Nell Scovell

“Whatever story you’re telling in Louisiana, the landscape is going to become a character in it.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“If landscape is a character for me, then it helps if I’m familiar with it and I already have a take on it.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“There’s no social realism in ‘Tyrannosaur.’ It’s not about the social landscape or the political landscape or any of that. It’s just about human beings. I never made ‘Tyrannosaur’ in reference to anybody – I just made it because I had to make my own films.”

― Paddy Considine

“I love Texas itself. The landscape is remarkable. The combination of cultures here is incredible. And the history here is pretty remarkable, too, going back centuries.”

― Patty Griffin

“The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine.”

― Paul Cezanne

“The Trans-Siberian Express is like a cruise across an oceanic landscape. I’ve done it three times.”

― Paul Theroux

“I try to turn a place on film into a mental state. I always have three or four locations that I repeat and return to in a film, to make it more mythic. But my fiction films are relatively subjective stories, experienced though one character. And that always justifies a little stylisation in terms of landscape.”

― Pawel Pawlikowski

“If you are not an accredited investor, you only have one option: to buy and hold bitcoin on your own. The process of acquiring bitcoin is risky and requires a lot of due diligence to navigate the landscape properly.”

― Perianne Boring

“London has always provided the landscape for my imagination. It becomes a character – a living being – within each of my books.”

― Peter Ackroyd

“The constant monitoring of our emotional landscape and personal interactions is a bizarre concept. But it is one that could help many people.”

― Peter Diamandis

“The Arctic is among the least understood places on the planet; however, we do know that its landscape is changing and evolving as quickly as cell phones and the Internet.”

― Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“’2 Dope Queens,’ it was just a way for us to showcase female comedians, showcase comedians of color, showcase LGBT comedians, and shake up the landscape and be like, ‘Hey, there is more than just what is out there.’”

― Phoebe Robinson

“I grew up, obviously, watching tons of animation; Saturday morning cartoons or anything that we could get our hands on. And then when ‘The Simpsons’ premiered, that just kind of changed the landscape of everything. We hadn’t had prime time animations since ‘The Flintstones.’”

― Rachael MacFarlane

“I always design a landscape with fixed horizons whether it be mountains or a stone wall around a 20-foot-square plot.”

― Rachel Lambert Mellon

“The public education landscape is enriched by having many options – neighborhood public schools, magnet schools, community schools, schools that focus on career and technical education, and even charter schools.”

― Randi Weingarten

“We found the appetite for ‘Frontline’ has only grown as the digital landscape has exploded. The appetite for the reporting we do on our digital platforms to the short films we’re doing for our Facebook and YouTube channels. And we’re still producing these remarkable long-form films.”

― Raney Aronson-Rath

“One likes to think one grows as a writer as one ages, else all you get is an ‘old’ young writer. Beyond that is the changing landscape of the universe and the stories I choose to tell.”

― Raymond E. Feist

“The competitive landscape for us is very broad. We see ourselves in the entertainment space. We compete with listening to the radio. We compete with watching TV. We compete with social networks.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“But I’ll try to immerse myself in as many of the formal characteristics of site as possible in the landscape.”

― Richard Serra

“Today’s global landscape is increasingly interconnected. China and the Middle East play critical roles towards international peace and security.”

― Rick Larsen

“Your landscape in a western is one of the most important characters the film has. The best westerns are about man against his own landscape.”

― Ridley Scott

“First comes an idea. Then, characters begin to evolve out of the landscape of that idea. And then, finally, characters dominate: plot is simply a function of what these people might do or be. Everything has to flow from their personalities; otherwise it will not be emotionally engaging, or plausible.”

― Robert Harris

“Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel.”

― Robert Hughes

“I have to try and change the landscape, whatever it is.”

― Robert Plant

“The landscape of Texas is in all my work. It’s that light; it’s that sky.”

― Robert Wilson

“I always thought of the English landscape as being English gardens.”

― Robert Wilson

“I love to get into a landscape and paint my horses.”

― Ronnie Wood

“If millions of Americans choose to weigh in on the outcome of ‘American Idol’ through text messages and the Web, then why not harness similar technological tools to encourage discourse on the political landscape?”

― Ruzwana Bashir

“Virtual currencies, used to buy digital goods inside online games, have become an integral part of the Internet landscape.”

― Ryan Holmes

“I find that women are much more comfortable showing their emotion and inviting you into their emotional landscape.”

― Ryan Murphy

“I really respond to diversity, a broader landscape, with actors of different ages and races and backgrounds.”

― Ryan Phillippe

“’Woman on the Plaza,’ with its distinct horizon, snow-like surfaces, wintry wall, stunning sunlight, sharp shadows, and hurrying figure, would become the most biographical of my photographs – an abstract image of the landscape and life of northern Ohio where I grew up and first practiced photography.”

― Sam Abell

“The moral landscape is the framework I use for thinking about questions of morality and human values in universal terms.”

― Sam Harris

“In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness.”

― Samuel Beckett

“I’m very interested in cinema that explores emotional journeys and where you can use everything at your disposal cinematically to locate you inside someone’s head and their emotional landscape.”

― Sarah Gavron

“What we did is we used NASA topography data to map out the landscape, very subtle changes. We started to be able to see where the Nile used to flow.”

― Sarah Parcak

“What if Hiram Bingham had the technology to find hundreds of other archaeological sites at the same time and create entire 3-D maps of the ancient landscape accurate to within a few inches?”

― Sarah Parcak

“Yeah, in my scripts, I don’t tend to describe landscape too clearly because I like to keep it really basic and sort of let people paint their own picture. I don’t find it helpful to spend a page describing a setting, except for maybe a few key things.”

― Sean Durkin

“Our retinas and brains have been wired by a hundred million years of evolution to find outlines in a visually complex landscape. This helps us to recognize prey and predators.”

― Seth Shostak

“’Pierrot le Fou’ is something I keep coming back to. It’s so surreal but still really engaging – it proves narratives within narratives are a landscape that can be pursued well.”

― Shane Carruth

“Early 1900s Hollywood was full of farmers battling to hold onto their land against a new influx of filmmakers who dug Hollywood’s reliable weather and diverse landscape.”

― Shawn Amos

“I think that every time you bring a subject into the mainstream landscape of television, it can have a huge impact. Television is such an influential medium.”

― Sherri Saum

“Brands are facing a new competitive landscape in which self-definition, core values and purpose will increasingly define their ability to reach customers that only allow what is meaningful in their lives to pass through their filter.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“The one thing I’m really excited about is that the Saint Heron shop is not grounded in just fashion and clothing. We have connected with artists and artisans in every landscape.”

― Solange Knowles

“Prairie grassland once covered much of North America’s midsection. European settlers turned nearly all of it into farms and ranches, and today the prairie landscape survives mainly in isolated reserves.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“The beautifully composed imagery of ’12 Years a Slave’ underscores the savagery of its subject, which is an American South not of knights and ladies but obscene values and a grotesque pageantry, every gorgeous shot of the languid landscape radiating toxicity like a hyperlush blossom that’s poison to the touch.”

― Steve Erickson

“Obama’s plan for higher taxes and more spending is a blueprint for perpetual poverty. The last thing America needs is more of the Democrats’ class warfare that has left our economy a barren landscape.”

― Steve Stockman

“It’s just as easy to buy a $12,000 watch in East Hampton as it is to pick up a carton of milk, and new homeowners are so impatient that they landscape their front lawns with ‘mature gardens’ of full-grown trees.”

― Steven Gaines

“We must also recognize the new realities of modern warfare and the modern landscape of a battlefield.”

― Susan Davis

“Fat people are so rarely included in visual culture that fat is perceived as a blot on the landscape of sleek and slim.”

― Susie Orbach

“I feel like progress will be made in the landscape of Latino influence when we get to tell those murky, real, close-to-life narratives.”

― Tanya Saracho

“The patchwork political landscape of the Arab world – the client monarchies, degenerated nationalist dictatorships, and the imperial petrol stations known as the Gulf states – was the outcome of an intensive experience of Anglo-French colonialism.”

― Tariq Ali

“Music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment.”

― Taylor Swift

“For thousands of years, the most physically imposing buildings on earth were temples, churches, and mosques. But in the 20th century, new houses of worship came to dominate the landscape. Yankee Stadium is the most storied of these contemporary shrines.”

― Thomas Hauser

“It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.”

― Thornton Wilder

“Reality television hasn’t killed documentaries, because there are so many great documentaries still being made, but it certainly has changed the landscape. There is this breed of gimmicky documentary that is basically a reality show.”

― Todd Phillips

“Looking out at the photographic landscape that surrounds us – the world of images and image-making that we inhabit – it seems obvious that photography has undergone dramatic changes in its technical, cultural, and critical composition.”

― Trevor Paglen

“Apart from its dangers, much of Iraq isn’t very interesting to look at. The landscape is flat and dun colored. The dirt just beyond the highway is littered with hunks of twisted and mangled metal, some of it the detritus of wars, some of it just unclaimed junk. The countryside looks muddy and broken.”

― Tucker Carlson

“I am inspired and affected by Aspen, the light and the landscape and the natural world.”

― Wangechi Mutu

“The landscape of daytime has changed. I’m not so sure people go to daytime TV for kumbaya moments anymore.”

― Wendy Williams

“As for critical writing about modernism, its moments of lucidity are but fulgurations illuminating the dark and incomprehensible landscape of its subject’s unabashed difficulty.”

― Will Self

“All gardening is landscape painting.”

― William Kent
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