Top 82 Map Quotes of 2020

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“Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed. A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness.”

― Alfred Korzybski

“Look at a map of the world: the countries which do not trade much, or which trade only in oil and gas, tend to be in regions which suffer the most social and political instability.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“I’m trying to put plus-size on the map. We can be fashion-forward.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I’m just the smallest dot in a big map of human history.”

― Ben Casnocha

“Somewhere there is a map of how it can be done.”

― Ben Stein

“There’s no map to human behaviour.”

― Bjork

“The source known as Deep Throat provided a kind of road map through the scandal. His one consistent message was that the Watergate burglary was just the tip of the iceberg.”

― Bob Woodward

“I didn’t really have a road map ever.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“Playful stimulation probably hits all kinds of synaptic possibilities. It is all make-believe and all over the map. The potentiality of the synapses and the potentiality of playfulness are a beautiful marriage.”

― Brian Sutton-Smith

“I really love going places without a map.”

― Brooklyn Decker

“After we map out all the main characters’ individual arcs, using color-coded index cards, we arrange them by episode and get a rough idea of the scene order.”

― Bryan Cogman

“I struggled for a while, but when I was cast in an Off Broadway show called ‘Once Upon a Mattress,’ that kind of put me on the map.”

― Carol Burnett

“I’m in no hurry to get anywhere. I don’t have any plans. I don’t have a map. If you did in this business, you’d destroy yourself.”

― Colin Farrell

“At KaBOOM! we are crowd-sourcing a nationwide Map of Play that uses GIS data and user rankings to identify where the engaging playgrounds are located, but more importantly, where they are not.”

― Darell Hammond

“All religions, all indigenous traditions, all origin stories provide a large map of where you are.”

― David Christian

“The first season of a show is kind of like an extended pilot. You’re only really on the map if it goes a second season.”

― David Walton

“For whole swaths of people, that map of, ‘Come along this way, come to college, do this and that,’ isn’t offered.”

― Debra Granik

“Research is the historical novelist’s map, constraint, and purest energy.”

― Donald McCaig

“I’m doing a Dylan Thomas film, Map of Love, with Mick Jagger producing again. It’s a wonderful script.”

― Dougray Scott

“Our brain is mapping the world. Often that map is distorted, but it’s a map with constant immediate sensory input.”

― E. O. Wilson

“I put Compton on the map.”

― Eazy-E

“As of now, string theorists have no explanation of why there are three large dimensions as well as time, and the other dimensions are microscopic. Proposals about that have been all over the map.”

― Edward Witten

“In the 1970s, I did a Ph.D. with Fred Sanger in Cambridge who was in the process of inventing ways to map what’s inside DNA. He later won the Nobel Prize.”

― Elizabeth Blackburn

“True navigation begins in the human heart. It’s the most important map of all.”

― Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

“When I first met my husband, he was sculpting Vilnius out of clay – a sort of Vilnius, anyhow: a map of an imaginary European city based on the Lithuanian capital – to illustrate his second novel.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“The Word of God is a treasure map. That treasure map is the most valuable thing you have until you get to that treasure.”

― Eric Ludy

“I Got Rhythm really put me on the map.”

― Ethel Merman

“’Cosmogramma’ is basically the studies that map out the universe and the relations of heaven and hell.”

― Flying Lotus

“This seems highly likely, especially as it has been shown that in several systems mutations affecting the same amino acid are extremely near together on the genetic map.”

― Francis Crick

“The pulsar map is not dangerous at all. It will likely never even be seen by extraterrestrials.”

― Frank Drake

“I grew up in Kilmichael, Mississippi. It’s a dot on the map 100 miles north of Jackson.”

― Grace Hightower

“I’ve never had a clear road map. When things come along, I benefit.”

― Greg Kinnear

“In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary.”

― Harold Bloom

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.”

― Herman Melville

“GIS started on mainframe computers; we could get one map every five to 10 hours, and if we made a mistake, it could take longer. In the early ’90s, when people started buying PCs, we migrated to desktop software.”

― Jack Dangermond

“I can put tweets on a map to show who is saying what where, which could be used for marketing or social research.”

― Jack Dangermond

“I had no road map for fatherhood; I had no personal history to draw from.”

― James L. Brooks

“I think Edge has completely put himself on the map as a bona fide WWE superstar.”

― John Cena

“My first occupation was to map the country.”

― John Hanning Speke

“An opening statement is like a guide or a road map. It’s a very delicate thing.”

― Johnnie Cochran

“Ludacris albums are all over the map in terms of overall quality, but as a rapper, he tops out as a hilarious, charismatic guy with a singular voice.”

― Josh Gondelman

“While President Putin is busy redrawing the map of Europe, President Obama is busy filling out his brackets.”

― Kathleen Troia McFarland

“My hair’s been every color. My hair’s been all over the map.”

― Katie Cassidy

“For me, it started as a child with one of those little wooden jigsaw maps of the U.S., where’s there’s crocodiles on Florida and apples on Washington state. That was my very first map.”

― Ken Jennings

“If you look at the map, there’s Thrace, Greece, Bulgaria, and there’s tiny Gallipoli. It is such a small part of the whole peninsula, and yet you only hear about this little tiny bit.”

― Kerry Greenwood

“Younger hackers are hard to classify. They’re probably just as diverse as the old hackers are. We’re all over the map.”

― Larry Wall

“So now my road map has changed and I don’t have a really clear idea of what the next stops are.”

― Linda Vester

“On any state elections map, the reservations are blue places. Native people are most often progressives, Democrats, and by no means gun-toting vigilantes.”

― Louise Erdrich

“The world map looks smaller than ever before.”

― Max Azria

“When we first started, we were a band from Athens and that was so off the map.”

― Michael Stipe

“Don’t fall in love with the map. The map doesn’t win elections.”

― Mitch McConnell

“Bolt put the Mobot on the map, to be honest with you! He’s just an amazing guy.”

― Mo Farah

“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.”

― Muhammad Ali

“The first thing that put me on the map was my Sherlock Holmes novel.”

― Nicholas Meyer

“If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur.”

― Pablo Picasso

“I have put gay dating on the map.”

― Patti Stanger

“To stay on the map you’ve got to keep showing up.”

― Peter Gallagher

“I don’t map out my future to the minute details.”

― Prabhu Deva

“’Harat’ is actually – it’s a Lebanese dialect word. It comes from ‘the mapmaker,’ somebody who makes a map. And it basically means somebody who tells fibs or exaggerate tales a little bit.”

― Rabih Alameddine

“The signing of the Sex Pistols was a turning point for Virgin. It put the company on the map and, over the years, attracted bands such as Genesis, the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, and Janet Jackson. It also attracted Culture Club, who were ground-breaking.”

― Richard Branson

“Maybe I’m a serial regional writer. First here, then there, across the map.”

― Richard Ford

“It was amazing to be on the map, to be recognised by other artists, and to be so successful.”

― Ronan Keating

“We’re using satellites to help map and model cultural features that could never be seen on the ground because they’re obscured by modernization, forests, or soil.”

― Sarah Parcak

“Archaeologists have used aerial photographs to map archaeological sites since the 1920s, while the use of infrared photography started in the 1960s, and satellite imagery was first used in the 1970s.”

― Sarah Parcak

“’Satellite archaeology’ refers to the use of NASA and commercial high resolution satellite datasets to map and discover past structures, cities, and geological features.”

― Sarah Parcak

“I predict that there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of undiscovered ancient sites across the globe. The only way to map them and locate them quickly is from satellites.”

― Sarah Parcak

“Scientists use satellites to track weather, map ice sheet melting, detect diseases, show ecosystem change… the list goes on and on. I think nearly every scientific field benefits or could benefit from satellite imagery analysis.”

― Sarah Parcak

“Satellite imagery is the only way we can map the looting patterns effectively.”

― Sarah Parcak

“When we agreed to the changes in the emissions standards and the objectives for 2025 with President Obama, there was a very clear road map that was put in place that required a midterm review, which should have been completed by 2017 and ’18.”

― Sergio Marchionne

“The minute there’s a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity.”

― Seth Godin

“Iran is the only country in the world that’s threatening to erase another country from the map as part of a collective genocide.”

― Sigmar Gabriel

“I grew up on Geto Boys and of course UGK, who put my hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, on the map. I was about Goodie Mob and OutKast too.”

― Stephen Jackson

“Memphis is in a very lucky position on the map. Everything just gravitated to Memphis for years.”

― Steve Cropper

“I have an existential map. It has ‘You are here’ written all over it.”

― Steven Wright

“You still can’t find Israel on a map of the Middle East in a Palestinian schoolbook.”

― Suzanne Fields

“The FHA literally drew up the redlining map and then basically distributed – I’m sorry, the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation actually did it, and then distributed to banks who used that as policy to determine how they would lend and who they would lend to. The racism in the system was pervasive and total.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“In many cases, contemporary materialisms map uncannily well onto Pre-Socratic ideas such that instead of Anaximander, we have the physicist David Bohm and his idea of an underlying ‘implicate order’ that transcends time and space.”

― Timothy Morton

“American ‘Vogue’ and the Versace campaign by Richard Avedon were huge for me. It put me on the map.”

― Trish Goff

“I want Israel to have borders. For that, I need a map. I need a map on which our borders are specified.”

― Tzipi Livni

“I travel without barely any luggage. Just a second set of underwear and binoculars and a map and a toothbrush.”

― Werner Herzog

“Ideologies do not map the complete living processes of a World.”

― William Irwin Thompson

“But unlike European countries, America has never finished a map of the United States, only the eastern United States is covered and a few spots here and there.”

― William Labov
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