Best Quotes About Geography

Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography. -Robert Byrne

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography. -George Santayana

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

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography. -Ambrose Bierce

If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace. -Ludwig von Mises

Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography. -Paul Rodriguez

The door might not be opened to a woman again for a long, long time, and I had a kind of duty to other women to walk in and sit down on the chair that was offered, and so establish the right of others long hence and far distant in geography to sit in the high seats. -Frances Perkins

If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

You want a lesson? I'll give you a lesson. How about a geography lesson? My father's from Puerto Rico. My mother's from El Salvador. And neither one of those is Mexico. -Jennifer Esposito

I believe very strongly, and have fought since many years ago – at least over 30 years ago – to get architecture not just within schools, but architecture talked about under history, geography, science, technology, art. -Richard Rogers

An hour or two spent in writing from dictation, another hour or two in reading aloud, a little geography and a little history and a little physics made the day pass busily. -Hudson Stuck

In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents. -Peter Garrett

We have 45,000 square miles of geography in Ohio. -Kenneth Blackwell

When I was in the fourth grade, I became intensely interested in geography and I learned it well. -Clyde Tombaugh

The philosophy of the school was quite simple – the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like. -Aaron Klug

I like geography. I like to know where places are. -Tom Felton

Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. -Moshe Dayan

When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway. -Terry Bradshaw

Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography. -Lance Loud

If geography is prose, maps are iconography. -Lennart Meri

As a state we are so uniquely positioned in so many ways. Our geography, our placement in the country, and our history positions us to be the state that propels energy efficiency as an industry. -Jennifer Granholm

Everything has to do with geography. -Judy Martz

I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head. And I regret that. -Gillian Anderson

Several technological and political forces have converged, and that has produced a global, Web-enabled playing field that allows for multiple forms of collaboration without regard to geography or distance – or soon, even language. -Thomas Friedman

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

I want my books to last, to stand the test of time, and to do that I focus on the forces that shape the subject – the cultural and sociological geography – to capture them in a way that will explain them no matter what they are doing. -David Maraniss

I'm so in love with the United States. Not as a patriot. I'm in love with America like it's my first girlfriend. The geography, the people, the smell, the touch, the taste, the gas stations. I'm madly in love with America. -Vincent Gallo

Right now, there are a limited number of customers for Canadian oil. Due to simple geography – and without the pipeline – it's really only cost effective for Canadian oil producers to sell their oil to North American customers, mostly American Midwesterners. -Ron Wyden

The UK is not going to leave the European Union. Of course not. We are inextricably wound up with Europe. In terms of culture, history and geography, we are a European nation. -Nick Clegg

Nature, I have constantly argued in my work, is the real superpower of this godless universe. It is the ultimate disposer of human fate, randomly recarving geography over 10,000-year epochs. -Camille Paglia

British crime stories tend to be very internal, psychological, claustrophobic, very limited in terms of geography. -Lee Child

A period of time is as much an organising principle for a work of fiction as a sense of place. You can do geography, as Faulkner did, or you can dwell on a particular period. It provides the same framework. -E. L. Doctorow

I failed world geography, civics, Spanish and English. And when you fail Spanish and English, they do not consider you bilingual. They may call you bi-ignorant because you can't speak any language. -Tim Scott

If you look at the opening of 'Private Ryan,' you are so in the point of view of those guys and there is a whole world swirling all around them. You are learning that geography as they are learning it. -Gary Ross

I like geography. I could tell you the capital of any country you want. -Bam Margera

I'm thankful for the work that feminists like Gloria Steinem have done. I am a feminist, but the geography for women today is vastly different than it was in the '60s. -Amber Heard

Social cohesion was built into language long before Facebook and LinkedIn and Twitter – we're tribal by nature. Tribes today aren't the same as tribes thousand of years ago: It isn't just religious tribes or ethnic tribes now: It's sports fans, it's communities, it's geography. -Peter Guber

I love, love writing about Los Angeles. I love exploring every part of it. And I find, rather than a burden, it's actually one of the most enjoyable parts of the writing process for me. I love everything about L.A. Okay, not the traffic. But I love the way it looks. I love the geography. I love the diversity. -Robert Crais

I like science – geography, meteorology, cosmology. -Randy Newman

I'm a great believer in geography being destiny. -Abraham Verghese

Oh, I just tend to believe in things when I'm writing them. For instance, when I was writing 'Doctor Dee,' I believed in magic. And when I wrote 'Hawksmoor' I believed in psychic geography. But as soon as I type the last full stop, I'm back to being a complete blank again. -Peter Ackroyd

There's a bizarre prejudice that exists in the New York publishing establishment that any work outside the tri-state area is being done by trained chimpanzees, that geography screens out sensibility. There's an idea that all Los Angeles writing is about the movie industry, that it's vulgar, shallow and banal. -Kate Braverman

I've made a dog's breakfast of English history, geography, 'King Lear,' and the English language in general. -Christopher Moore

History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be. -John Henrik Clarke

Losing has nothing to do with geography. -Chuck Noll

School boards are, for the most part,made up of political wannabes who see a board seat as a stepping stone for political office, or well-meaning parents who represent an ethnic group or geography, or have some other narrow interests. Few people on them understand what governance is about. -Eli Broad

I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with a bank being big. In fact, there are some good arguments about universality of geography that in theory, if you have all your eggs in one little community, and some big employer goes out, that could be your downfall. -Wilbur Ross

Any smart executive understands that to find the best talent she has to explore new territory that lies beyond familiar geography. That applies not only to gender, but also to race, religion, background and age. -Madeleine M. Kunin

I am not naturally inclined to history or geography – maybe that's why I like to sing about it, because it helps me remember. -Sufjan Stevens

For sheer majestic geography and sublime scale, nothing beats Alaska and the Yukon. For culture, Japan. And for all-around affection, Australia. -Sam Abell

You know when you play Pictionary and someone draws a state? My biggest fear is that I'm not gonna know what state it is. I'm so bad at geography. -Melora Hardin

When I'm traveling the world, I don't ever look anymore at the geography – just enough to catch galleries and paintings. -Alber Elbaz

The biggest difference between England and America is that England has history, while America has geography. -Neil Gaiman

I prefer home-schooling because you can work at your own pace and go towards more what you're interested in, whether it be history or geography or math. -Q'orianka Kilcher

I remember hearing Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Big Bill Broonzy, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley and not really knowing anything about the geography or the culture of the music. But for some reason it did something to me – it resonated. -Eric Clapton

Poverty is not the simple result of bad geography, bad culture, bad history. It's the result of us: of the ways that people choose to organize their societies. -Adam Davidson

My parents, grandmother and brother were teachers. My mother taught Latin and French and was the school librarian. My father taught geography and a popular class called Family Living, the precursor to Sociology, which he eventually taught. My grandmother was a beloved one-room school teacher at Knob School, near Sonora in Larue County, Ky. -Sam Abell

An island is a fixed and finite piece of geography, and usually the whole place has been carved up and claimed. -Paul Theroux

I eat tons, three full meals a day, and I never go to the gym. When I was a child, my geography teacher said, 'You may be slim now but if you carry on eating like that, you'll end up being really fat.' Fortunately, I really don't think I've changed much in the past two decades, so that teacher was an idiot. -Gina Bellman

I am afforded a bit of easy wonderment in relative comfort as to how humans have lasted so long. Climate- and geography-wise, the planet seems to have little use for us. -Henry Rollins

We must teach our people the greatness of China's historical culture. In our educational program we must stress Chinese history and geography so that all may know and appreciate China's civilization of five thousand years and the far-flung boundaries of our ancient race. This will engender a greater faith in our own future. -Chiang Kai-shek

Cultural values are, in themselves, neutral as well as universal, and so much depends on how individuals or ethnic groups use them. Values are influenced by so many factors such as geography, climate, religion, the economy and technology. -F. Sionil Jose

Australia – not western in geography, of course, but in every other respect for sure (it certainly doesn't want to be regarded as Asian, God forbid) – loves nothing more than to throw its weight around in South-East Asia by playing peacekeeper, carrying out its role as the United States' regional policeman. -Martin Jacques

By curious accident of history and geography, the world's major energy resources are located pretty much in Shiite regions. They're a minority in the Middle East, but they happen to be where the oil is, right around the northern part of the Gulf. -Noam Chomsky

I've consciously taken on material that's a bit too much for me but not an overreach. The first movie, just about performances. 'The Town,' I learned how to work broader material, develop tension, direct bigger scenes, action sequences. 'Argo,' I experimented with film stock, widened the scope of my geography. -Ben Affleck

The gulf between Virginia and Maryland isn't only a function of geography. It's also sociological. Indeed, it's probably not much of an exaggeration to say that Maryland suburbanites and Virginia suburbanites constitute two mutually hostile tribes. -Timothy Noah

I'd had a French education for three years, my father being in the army. From 9 to 12, I went to French school. I've been sort of part of the culture, part of the geography, since I was quite young – the imprint was there. -Charlotte Rampling

India's prosperity is sectioned by geography, such as in Bangalore, where the information technology industry is prominent. Because they have a conduit out of India, competing in the world by the Internet, it's not regulated in corrupt ways, and it is very prosperous. -Clayton M. Christensen

East and Gulf Coast states are at risk of hurricanes; prairie and other central and southern states are constantly threatened by tornados; and western states commonly face damaging droughts. Extreme weather does not discriminate by American geography. -Matt Cartwright

If there's a choice between tap water and bottled water, the consumer can make that choice. In a very large geography in the world, that choice does not exist. -Muhtar Kent

Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries. -Truman Capote

I have always been obsessed with America, the geography, the history, and, of course, the music. I've been lucky enough to have travelled through the country a lot, and, in a kind of anorak way, I've noted which states I've visited and which ones I've been to most often and all that sort of detail. -Tim Rice

My idea is to make moves to bring chess back to the world's map, to make it part of the world's geography again. -Anatoly Karpov

Neurologically, people have a need to feel oriented, to know where they are, not just in terms of a compass and not just in terms of geography, but in terms of their culture and history. To be informed about where they're coming from and to have some glimpse towards a hopeful future. -James Howard Kunstler

The truth is that the history of Mexico is a history in the image of its geography: abrupt and tortuous. Each historical period is like a plateau surrounded by tall mountains and separated from the other plateaus by precipices and divides. -Octavio Paz

All my life… I believed in Malaysian merger and unity of the two territories. You know that we, as a people, are connected by geography, economics, by ties of kinship. -Lee Kuan Yew

In my works, the geography map-wise is accurate – roads are where I say they are, and go from this town to the next as I say they do, and yes, it would take a curricle that long to travel that distance. -Stephanie Laurens

Scotland and England may sometimes be rivals, but by geography, we are also neighbours. By history, allies. By economics, partners. And by fate and fortune, comrades, friends and family. -Douglas Alexander

To provide background and physical description and all the rest is of course vital to fiction, but vital only insofar as such detail is in the service of a richly imagined story, rather than in the service of good botany or good philosophy or good geography. -Tim O'Brien

America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our company is very diversified, both in terms of geography and in terms of products. -Baba Kalyani

Britain is a European power. We cannot change our geography. Our involvement in the politics of European cooperation is one of necessity. Our wealth and our security depend upon it. -Charles Kennedy

It was strange: I never had an interest in school because from an early age I knew the only thing I wanted to do was to play music! So I didn't feel so bad not going into school when I was supposed to be there – why do I need Latin, geography, physical education, etc., and to get beaten on a daily basis? -Andy Rourke

The real world is the fantasy writer's scrapbook. Real history, real geography, real customs and religions are all invaluable sources of guidance and inspiration. -Lynn Flewelling

I followed lectures on the history, geography, economy and political organization of Sweden. -Christian de Duve

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

GIS is the only technology that actually integrates many different subjects using geography as its common framework. -Jack Dangermond

Our world is evolving without consideration, and the result is a loss of biodiversity, energy issues, congestion in cities. But geography, if used correctly, can be used to redesign sustainable and more livable cities. -Jack Dangermond

GIS, in its digital manifestation of geography, goes beyond just the science. It provides us a framework and a process for applying geography. It brings together observational science and measurement and integrates it with modeling and prediction, analysis, and interpretation so that we can understand things. -Jack Dangermond

GIS is waking up the world to the power of geography, this science of integration, and has the framework for creating a better future. -Jack Dangermond

I enjoy worldbuilding very much. I generally start with an approximation. With 'Flesh and Spirit' and 'Breath and Bone,' because I was thinking of a world on the brink of a dark age, I began with the sense of Roman Britain. But I purposely set the geography to match something other than Britain – which has been overdone. -Carol Berg

Baseball's postseason shifts from game to game because of starting pitchers and the geography of the ballparks. -George Vecsey

I did a geography degree, and if you told me whilst I was ignoring my geography degree revision in order to watch another episode of '24' that one day I wouldn't need that geography degree and I'd actually be in '24,' I'd have been quite pleased, I think. -Emily Berrington

'Air' is what the world looks like: An inconvenient mashup of human politics and divine geography. We leave bits and pieces of ourselves and our history in every place we encounter. -G. Willow Wilson

When we were on the farm, we were isolated, not just by geography but by the primitive living conditions: no electricity, no running water and, of course, no computer, no phone. -Sally Mann

Travel stories teach geography; insect stories lead the child into natural science; and so on. The teacher, in short, can use reading to introduce her pupils to the most varied subjects; and the moment they have been thus started, they can go on to any limit guided by the single passion for reading. -Maria Montessori

My family is no different from yours. We may be different from the geography that we come from. Some of you all may pray differently than I do, some of you all may be from a different ethnicity, but we all have the same story. -Cory Booker

I think I've developed a sort of ADD for geography now. When I've been in a country for too long, I'm like, 'I think it's time to leave.' I don't know what that's going to do to me in later life. -Elizabeth Debicki

I sometimes try to think of my life as an Iranian, and it is hard to imagine. I am grateful for the life I have had in America and all the amazing opportunities and experiences it has given me. But there is a spirit in Iranians I can see that is unbounded by geography. -Pardis Sabeti

When I was 26 or 27, I took a year off before I was going to get my Ph.D. in geography and started traveling. And within a month, I said, 'I don't want to be academic. I want to write fiction.' And as soon as I said that – 'I'm going to write fiction' – everything in my life started to make sense. -Sunil Yapa

Israel has a security concern involving geography. But geography does not have the same value it did in 1967. -Rahm Emanuel

I have passed English medical examinations in Hong Kong… In my youth, I experienced overseas studies. The languages of the West, its literature, its political science, its customs, its mathematics, its geography, its physics and chemistry – all these I have had the chance to study. -Sun Yat-sen

Basically, Islamic State is a combined al Qaeda and Lebanese Hezbollah on steroids, destabilizing the region, dissolving borders/changing the political geography in the Mid-east, and hardening political positions that make Mid-east peace-building more remote by the day. -Jim Mattis

At age eleven, I became a member of the circulating library of my home town. From there on I was rarely seen outside but was reading two to four books per week, the subjects ranging from archaeology over ethnology and geography to zoology. Needless to say that I did not do much homework. -Hartmut Michel

Children in schools need to have something to do with music and learn it the way they do literature, geography and biology. -Daniel Barenboim

I would never suggest that the geography or visual environment of the film is more important than what's going on with the people, but it's a major factor in getting the right tone. Certainly, it influences the actors tremendously. -Michael Cimino

You have got the right strategy, the right geography; you have got the right customers. You need to prioritise them better; we need to grow them better, mind them better. We need to give more value to them, and we need to execute a lot of areas in the organisation where we are not executing. -Azim Premji

Seattle very much benefited from this geography where it was a town nobody had really heard of in terms of a music scene. So we had that factor of being a new discovery. -Chris Cornell

I felt very proud to be part of a music scene that was changing the face of commercial music and rock music internationally, but I also felt like it was necessary for Soundgarden – as it was for all of these Seattle bands – to prove that we deserve to be on an international stage, and we weren't just part of a fad that was based on geography. -Chris Cornell

Americans don't learn about the world; they don't study world history, other than American history in a very one-sided fashion, and they don't study geography. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

I want to make sure that that future that we're creating is one that is the best it can be for people around the world, and also one that includes the full range of our talent and our skills – and, you know, gender and ethnicity, geography – to solving the world's problems. -Mae Jemison

Once the Internet removes geography as a constraint, the smartest people go to the most beautiful places. -Greg Gianforte

The Internet removed geography as a significant obstacle that formerly prevented out-of-the-way places from being active players in the New Economy. -Greg Gianforte

It's very important to have the comfort of the regulator in every geography where you operate. -Chanda Kochhar

My first two novels featured narrators who were aggressively unattached: They couldn't form any sort of genuine relationship. So I had thoroughly explored the geography of loneliness and isolation. -Gillian Flynn

My first kiss was in the geography room, where you put all the maps. I actually don't know how to say it in English. -Marion Cotillard

All children, regardless of their income, ethnicity, or geography have the right to be protected and be given the opportunity to reach their full potential, which is why our global HSNi Cares partner is the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. -Mindy Grossman

Stories helped me unite parts of my existence that might otherwise have seemed irrevocably split by geography and time. And stories helped me find a future in which I, such a mongrel, could be comfortable. -Mohsin Hamid

The 2008 presidential election was a triumph of hope and unity over fear and divisiveness. Barack Obama's election reshapes America's political landscape and wipes away the false geography of 'red states' and 'blue states.' -Amy Klobuchar

In many parts of our country, geography and population density can make it difficult to attract private investment. These communities depend on federal investments to maintain and upgrade their transportation systems and stay competitive. And we know that it's an investment worth making. Because when rural America succeeds, we all do. -Amy Klobuchar

The E.U. cannot give up on common solidarity. The idea that every country does its own thing, and history and geography decides whose turn it is – whether Greece or Italy or Spain or, who knows, even Poland if there's a crisis in north-eastern Europe – that just can't be. There has to be a common policy. -Paolo Gentiloni

Governments have always played an important role in energy investment, but this role has been increasing due to both geography and technology. -Fatih Birol

The different foods and cultures and geography and art – I could spend my lifetime traveling around India and still not fully know it. -Shenaz Treasury

We tend to intensely scout an area and then use our imaginations to make the best use of the geography. -Joe Russo

I would say that the fundamental question of geography is about how humans shaped the Earth's surface and how we, in turn, are shaped by the ways in which we have shaped the Earth's surface. So, for me, geography was just a set of tools that allowed me to ask these kinds of questions and to try to think through them. -Trevor Paglen

In human geography, we think about landscapes as being political, social, cultural, economic, and physical things all at the same time. And that's the way that I wanted to approach the question of state secrecy. -Trevor Paglen

As a student, I was more gifted in history and geography. Things like arithmetic were not my strength. -Hubert de Givenchy

As with wine, geography affects the flavor. Oysters are usually named for a locale. -Mark Kurlansky

Food is the best way to teach history and geography and most everything else. -Mark Kurlansky

As women, we may not be a minority, but there is a bond that we all share. It is not a bond of geography. Or religion. Or culture. It is a bond of shared experience – experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face. -Amal Clooney

The promise of the Internet is around this transcendence of physical geography. To a large degree, the Internet has delivered on that promise, but when it comes to the movement of money and the ability to start and operate a business or needing to purchase from a business, it really hasn't. -Patrick Collison

To be sure, many of the Sykes-Picot borders reflected deals cut in Europe rather than local demographic or historical realities. But that hardly makes the Middle East unique: Most borders around the world owe their legacy less to thoughtful design or popular choice than to some mixture of violence, ambition, geography, and chance. -Richard N. Haass

Doing makeup, especially for drag, is all about being aware of the geography and angles of your face. -Aquaria

I've always had a passion for geography. Even at a very young age. -Robert Lepage

As Latinos, we are many, and our geography is gigantic. -J Balvin

Even people who aren't engaged on the actual battlefield – the effects of war reach out like tentacles into families, into economies, into the changing geography, into politics. It shakes up everything. -Gary Cole

When you connect as many memories to your geography as I have, and then you see that geography change around you, you're forced to reckon with the passage of time. -Ben Gibbard

I don't want to make light of the importance of my musical upbringing, as you cannot avoid being influenced by the area you grow up, but I will say that Reykjavik's geography is very different from, say, New York, Paris, or Copenhagen. There's big skies. The buildings are low. The landscape is spread out. -Johann Johannsson

What does 'home' really mean? Is it merely geography, where you were born? Could it include straddling two continents and cultures? Or perhaps it's a place with a spiritual magnetism – a feeling toward a culture or people – that's tough to put into words? -Brooke Baldwin

Art is transformative. It's not 2+2=4. It works like the sea. It changes geography through its constant and relentless movement, just the way plants and water shape the world. -Sean Scully

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