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"I like America's diversity and its landscapes." - John Lydon

"The secret of landscapes isn't creation...It's maintenance." - Michael Dolan

"These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession." - Claude Monet

"Instead of seeking new landscapes, develop new eyes." - Marcel Proust

"Truly, the worst trains take one across the best landscapes." - Paul Theroux

"If we opened people up, we'd find landscapes." - Agnes Varda

"If we opened people up, we"d find landscapes." - Agnes Varda

"I dislike landscapes. I only like people, and plastic flowers." - Elliott Erwitt

"Works of art are landscapes of the mind." - Ted Godwin

"The landscapes were in my arms as I did it." - Helen Frankenthaler

"I love to photograph the gorgeous landscapes when I travel." - Blake Lively

"By walking a long time in an environment, landscapes begin to influence on your mood, as( landscapes) change, your feelings do." - Jacques Lecoq

"The most beautiful landscapes in the world, if they evoke no memory, if they bear no trace of a remarkable event, are uninteresting compared to historic landscapes." - Madame De Stael

"When a figure painter executes a landscape he treats it as if it were a face; Degas' landscapes are unparalleled because they are visionary landscapes." - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

"Perhaps I seek certain utopian things, space for human honour and respect, landscapes not yet offended, planets that do not exist yet, dreamed landscapes." - Werner Herzog

"Do' look for new landscapes, use new eyes to see what is already there." - Gerald Causse

"We amuse ourselves painting our prison-walls with bright figures and brilliant landscapes." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If the abstract paintings show my reality, then the landscapes and still-lifes show my yearning." - Gerhard Richter

"I see planets that don't exist and landscapes that have only been dreamed." - Werner Herzog

"Don't look for new landscapes, use new eyes to see what is already there." - Gerald Causse

"On TV you can't show landscapes. You just can't. Even a postcard is better." - Jean-Luc Godard

"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

"My current works are abstracts cunningly disguised as landscapes. It is the Canadian way." - Ted Godwin

"Maybe black and white is the best medium for landscapes, I don't know." - Fay Godwin

"I don't like landscapes. I like cities. Lots of cities. I like buildings. I like streets." - Dario Argento

"I love big budgeted, epic rock landscapes. That's what turns me on." - Melissa Auf Der Maur

"Smell is a strange sight. It evokes sentimental landscapes through a sudden sketching of the subconscious." - Fernando Pessoa

"I like to direct landscapes just as I like to direct actors and animals." - Werner Herzog

"None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild." - John Muir

"Wherever you look there are inspirations, books, literature, paintings, landscapes, everything. Just living is an inspiration." - Gavin Rossdale

"I think that electronic music mirrors the complexity of "information landscapes." You carry the terrain in your mind." - DJ Spooky

"All our actions take Their hues from the complexion of the heart, As landscapes their variety from light." - William Thompson Bacon

"Bleak factory buildings and billboard-cluttered avenues look as beautiful, through the camera's eye, as churches and pastoral landscapes." - Susan Sontag

"The great painter has something to say. He does not paint men, landscapes, or furniture; but an idea." - Robert Henri

"Landscapes, heads and naked women are called artistic photography, while photographs of current events are called press photography." - Alexander Rodchenko

"Colorado's majestic landscapes are one of our most valuable assets, and it's important that we work to preserve these treasures." - Michael Bennet

"I don't know the American photographers as well, but I admit I love Ansel Adams. His landscapes are so crisp." - Vilmos Zsigmond

"Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished landscapes for finished art." - Robert Smithson

"All of our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light." - Francis Bacon

"The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

"Dreams disdain fine lines and finishing touches on landscapes - they content themselves with thick but representative brushstrokes." - Machado de Assis

"I'm inspired by many things, from landscapes to textiles. Art and architecture always influence my design process." - Francisco Costa

"Falling in love with landscapes is what L.A. women do. It doesn't necessarily imply betrothal or marriage." - Kate Braverman

"I love hiking to the top of mountains in L.A. and seeing incredible landscapes. It really inspires me." - Ella Henderson

"Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty, embodied in our nation's parks, rivers, and breathtaking landscapes." - Dave Reichert

"Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished landscapes for finished art ." - Robert Smithson

"Ultimately we need to recognize that while humans continue to build urban landscapes, we share these spaces with others species." - David Suzuki

"I paint landscapes, figuratives. I painted all my life. In fact, I started as a commercial artist." - Pierce Brosnan

"All is without form and void. Someone said of his landscapes that they were pictures of nothing and very like." - William Hazlitt

"[My work as a photographer is a] mission to document endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving." - Joel Sartore

"Wishes, like painted landscapes, best delight, Whilst distance recommends them to the sight. Plac'd afar off, they beautiful appear: But show their coarse and nauseous colors near." - Thomas Yalden

"Poetry colors beings, objects, landscapes and sensations with a kind of new and particular light, which is in fact that of the poet's emotions." - Anne Hebert

"I have seen landscapes . . . which, under a particular light, make me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over the next ridge." - C S Lewis

"I guess for me - in the TV commercial world I was known for shooting locations, beautiful landscapes and things like that - so, it's interesting." - Zack Snyder

"The debris of civilization litters the landscapes and spoils the beaches. Conservation's concerns now is not only for man's enjoyment-but for man's survival." - Lyndon B Johnson

"My career was 100% different from what I intended to do. I thought I'd photograph nature and landscapes but I wound up photographing the changing of the times." - Charles Moore

"Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs." - David Holmgren

"Our careers aren't paths so much as landscapes that are navigated. We're free agents, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs - each with our own unique brand." - Keith Ferrazzi

"I'm a filmmaker. I'm an artist. I've chosen to work in history the way someone might choose to work in still lifes or landscapes." - Ken Burns

"Wishes, like painted landscapes, best delight, Whilst distance recommends them to the sight. Plac'd afar off, they beautiful appear: But show their coarse and nauseous colors near." - Thomas Yalden

"New York's architecture alone is enough to inspire a whole album. In fact, that's what happened at first - my early stuff was mostly just interpretations of landscapes." - Lana Del Rey

"I feel that the surrealists have created a series of valid external landscapes which have their direct correspondences within our own minds." - J G Ballard

"Rather than think about fields producing food, and the rest of the land producing everything else, we need to think about managing integrated, multifunctional, landscapes" - Tim Benton

"Finding mechanisms for putting carbon back into landscapes enhances biodiversity. More biodiverse ecosystems store more carbon, more securely and are more resilient to the impacts of climate change." - Will Steffen

"Down to the Puritan marrow of my bones There's something in this richness that I hate. I love the look, austere, immaculate, Of landscapes drawn in pearly monotones." - Elinor Wylie

"I like big, open, spare landscapes. There's lots of room. Nobody bothers you... I feel as if I can think there." - Gretel Ehrlich

"In Hawaii, they're happy to hear that you're filming a show. They love it that people actually come and make use of their beautiful landscapes." - Rachelle Lefevre

"They do not signify, these landscapes of the mind, with their shocking instants of awareness. They merely resonate, like the chemistry of lovers, throughout our solitary lives" - Jim Perrin

"(Landscapes) are too close to painting. And TV has nothing to do with painting. It's just transmission. And you can't transmit a landscape, happily enough." - Jean-Luc Godard

"I do think that I have a more flexible view of the interactions between people, and between human and non-human protagonists, humans and their landscapes." - Karen Russell

"Even in a less exaggerated description, any verbal account of a person is bound to find itself employing an assortment of waterfalls, lightning rods, landscapes, birds, etc." - Sergei Eisenstein

"Italy doesn't need American football. For what? I've been. Wine, women, song, shopping, unbelievable vistas and landscapes ... Do they need Titans vs. Panthers? Uh, no." - Michael Wilbon

"Wyman's overpopulated universe is in many ways unlovely. It offends the aesthetic sense of us who have a taste for desert landscapes." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village." - David Amram

"South Africa never leaves one indifferent. Its history, its population, its landscapes and cultures - all speak to the visitor, to the student, to the friend of Africa." - Tariq Ramadan

"In the United States, we do a pretty good job of protecting iconic landscapes and postcard views, but the ocean gets no respect." - Jeff Goodell

"It is no coincidence that the Western attraction to sublime landscapes developed at precisely the moment when traditional beliefs in God began to wane." - Alain De Botton

"My landscapes are not only beautiful or nostalgic, with a Romantic or classical suggestion of lost Paradises, but above all 'untruthful'..." - Gerhard Richter

"I felt landscapes would sell more readily, and not being equipped psychologically to be a teacher or commercial artist, that was important." - E. J. Hughes

"I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted to whip out a camera and take a picture. I've learned to resist that." - David Byrne

"For such a small country, Britain packs in an amazing diversity of landscapes: coastline, lakes, mountains, rolling countryside, villages and great cities." - Rory Bremner

"Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing. Actors are physical, olympian storytellers and we should be able to create entire landscapes with nothing." - Ajay Naidu

"But it is also untrue that I have nothing specific in mind. As with my landscapes: I see countless landscapes, photograph barely 1 in 100,000, and paint barely 1 in 100 of those that I photograph. I am therefore seeking something quite specific; from this I conclude that I know what I want." - Gerhard Richter

"There are landscapes and species that are not going to be here a hundred years from now, fifty years from now. One gift we as writers give to the world is to bear witness to these landscapes and species as we have experienced them." - Alison Hawthorne Deming

"I've dreamed landscapes for years, and my dreams play an enormous role in my work. In fact, when I first started doing landscapes I felt insecure about painting in this style, and the dreams were like positive omens for me, and I've done a few paintings that were exact replicas of images that came to me in dreams." - April Gornik

"New Jersey is to New York what Santo Domingo is to the United States. I always felt that those two landscapes, not only just the landscapes themselves but their relationships to what we would call 'a center' or 'the center of the universe,' has in some ways defined my artistic and critical vision." - Junot Diaz

"For me a true landscape is not just a representation of a desert or a forest. It shows an inner state of mind, literally inner landscapes, and it is the human soul that is visible through the landscapes presented in my films." - Werner Herzog

"The mind left to itself creates monstrosities, and not only in art galleries. Look at our urban landscapes and industrial wastelands. No civilization has ever produced so much ugliness." - Eckhart Tolle

"Landscapes have a language of their own, expressing the soul of the things, lofty or humble, which constitute them, from the mighty peaks to the smallest of the tiny flowers hidden in the meadow's grass." - Alexandra David-Neel

"As I sat opposite the Treasury Bench the ministers reminded me of one of those marine landscapes not very unusual on the coasts of South America. You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes." - Benjamin Disraeli

"The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish." - Pope Francis

"Animals, like us, have rich and spacious interiors. They contain inner landscapes: desert places and lonely canyons, cliffs of madness and rivers or serene awareness that merge in tranquil seas." - Gary A. Kowalski

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild." - John Muir

"An image of the earth, its landscapes, directly affects people. The beauty of the earth creates enormous emotion, and through that emotion, you can transmit knowledge and raise consciousness" - Yann Arthus-Bertrand

"You don't go to a town to present the play and have applause at the end of it, but that's benign conquest. It's a glorious way of exploring other landscapes and other cultures in a very life-affirming way." - Ben Kingsley

"Parks and gardens are the quintessential intimate landscapes. People use them all the time, leaving their energy and memories behind. It's what's left behind that I like to photograph." - Michael Kenna

"I'd like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves." - Annie Leibovitz

"Cities and landscapes are illustrations of our spiritual and material worth. They not only express our values but give them a tangible reality. They determine the way in which we use or squander our energy, time, and land resources." - Leon Krier

"The greater number of landscapes I explored, the more it seemed that they had traits in common and that the essence of each was not its uniqueness but its similarity to others." - J. B. Jackson

"Le veritable voyage de decouverte ne consiste pas a chercher de nouveaux paysages, mais a avoir de nouveaux yeux. (The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.)" - Marcel Proust

"In town and in country there must be landscapes where we can walk in safety, pick fruit, cycle, work, sleep, swim, listen to the birds, bask in the sun, run through the trees and laze beside cool waters." - Tom Turner

"I have always had, as I know many people have, a singular passion for Australia. I do love the sunburnt country, its ancient landscapes, its exhilarating reaches of sand and sea." - Peter Garrett

"I find the Romantic period extraordinarily interesting. My landscapes have connections with Romanticism: at times I feel a real desire for, an attraction to, this period, and some of my pictures are a homage to Caspar David Friedrich." - Gerhard Richter

"I often wondered why I was attracted to certain landscapes and not others and why my photographs (and depictions by other artists) looked the way they did, Archetypes imprinted on my mind started me on a search ..." - John Pfahl

"Why is it so difficult to assemble those things that really matter in life and to dwell among them only? I am referring to certain landscapes, persons, beasts, books, rooms, meteorological conditions, fruits." - James Salter

"By means of trees, wildlife could be conserved, pollution decreased, and the beauty of our landscapes enhanced. This is the way, or at least one of the ways, to spiritual, moral, and cultural regeneration." - E F Schumacher

"The great stillness in these landscapes that once made me restless seeps into me day by day, and with it the unreasonable feeling that I have found what I was searching for without ever having discovered what it was." - Peter Matthiessen

"The painter's mind is a copy of the divine mind, since it operates freely in creating the many kinds of animals, plants, fruits, landscapes, countrysides, ruins, and awe-inspiring places." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"By trying many different approaches, you may slowly reach the point where you say more about yourself than about the objects or the landscapes or the people you photograph - and this is where photography really interests me." - Frank Horvat

"I never wanted to make portraits - to photograph celebrities, beautiful people, beautiful landscapes, beautiful buildings, or people in distressing situations.... I have always been interested in everyman - average, ordinary people in everyday situations." - Ray Metzker

"I"d like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves." - Annie Leibovitz

"Strip away the morphing landscapes and rips in the space-time continuum, and my stories are about things that novels have always been about: love and sex and identity and memory and history and redemption." - Steve Erickson

"I always see these landscapes in my dreams, and feel happy. I desperately try to transform these dreams into artwork, so that even while napping, I construct and reconstruct various images." - Yayoi Kusama

"I'm very American in the sense of being an explorer. America is filled with people who are interested in exploring landscapes, either external or internal. A westward nation of explorers." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Patricia [Rozema] is really special, and she really worked hard to make the environment and the landscapes' natural beauty come alive. She was not forceful with anything, but enabled it to really have this poetic nature." - Ellen Page

"Apart from those other riders there is a whole production team [ of The Fourth Phase] behind the cameras too, hauling hundreds of kilos of fragile and awkward filming equipment up those same frozen landscapes. They're the real heroes." - Travis Rice

"The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acpuire it." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Stepping into the "shoes" of someone's life other than my own, great movies such as Cinema Paradiso, scenic landscapes, the work of Daniel Day-Lewis, the books of Joel Goldsmith, traveling, doughnuts, ice cream." - Reggie Lee

"The line between inner and outer landscapes is breaking down. Earthquakes can result from seismic upheavals within the human mind. The whole random universe of the industrial age is breaking down into cryptic fragments." - William S Burroughs

"While Jesus is saving, I'm spending all my days in backgrounds and landscapes with the languages of saints. While people are spinning like toys on Christmas day, I'm inside a still life with the other absentee." - St Vincent

"To me, work is not a burden but my main hobby. This is why I always take work with me when I go on holidays. Moreover, that's when new projects occur to me: while contemplating beautiful landscapes or seascapes." - Mario Bunge

"Travel in foreign lands breaks speech habits and makes you blab less, and breaks the habitual space-feeling because of different village plans and landscapes. It's less important that there are different mores, for you counteract these with your own..." - Paul Goodman

"Without imagination, you live in a small room with the windows closed. Imagination opens the windows and shows us landscapes, horizons that we would not otherwise perceive...I want education to empower people to see possibility." - Maxine

"On and on they flew, over the countryside parceled out in patches of green and brown, over roads and rivers winding through the landscapes like strips of matte and glossy ribbon." - J K Rowling

"Collect adventures and experiences to reminisce about...go to far places, meet new people, eat exotic foods, enjoy all varieties of women, look on unfamiliar landscapes, see new things." - Gary Jennings

"We are too quickly losing important landscapes in this country to development - and I worry that if we do not act to protect them now, future generations will grow up in a profoundly different world." - Louis Bacon

"Black-and-white photography, which I was doing in the very early days, was essentially called art photography and usually consisted of landscapes by people like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. But photographs by people like Adams didn't interest me." - William Eggleston

"The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible." - Washington Irving

"I could never be French, I could never become German - I shall always remain American - the essence which is in me is American mysticism just as Davies declared it when he saw those first landscapes." - Marsden Hartley

"While Jesus is saving, I'm spending all my daysin backgrounds and landscapes with the languages of saints.While people are spinning like toys on Christmas day,I'm inside a still life with the other absentee." - St Vincent

"Dreams are where we visit the many lands and landscapes of human possibility and discover the one where we feel at home. The great religious leaders were all dreamers." - Jonathan Sacks

"The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts." - Derek Walcott

"An image of the Earth, its landscapes, directly affects people. The beauty of the Earth creates enormous emotion, and through that emotion, you can transmit knowledge and raise consciousness." - Yann Arthusbertrand

"Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather. That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect." - Robert Fitzgerald

"I feel like vocals are to music what portraits are to painting. They're the humanity. Landscapes are good and fine, but at the end of the day everyone loves the Mona Lisa." - Grimes

"There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I'm a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits." - Gustav Klimt

"All people see fires, storms, explosions, or landscapes; but how many feel the flames, the lightnings, the whirlwinds, or the harmony? How many have an inner beauty that tinges their melancholy?" - Emile M Cioran

"Just as a musician loves music and not nightingales, and a poet loves poetry and not sunsets, a painter is not primarily a person who responds to figures and landscapes. He is primarily one who loves pictures." - Andre Malraux

"These landscapes of water and reflections have become an obsession. It's quite beyond my powers at my age, and yet I want to succeed in expressing what I feel." - Claude Monet

"No one can improve on nature's landscapes. I feel I've hit the mark when I've captured a balance between mood, look, and feel... when viewers say they sense the desert heat, or the chill of a mountain snowfall." - Matt Smith

"I've never put myself in the mindset that I'm actually any good at taking pictures, I just love to shoot things that catch my eye, whether it's landscapes or just my kids." - Graeme Le Saux

"I do portraits. I usually do live models in a class environment, but I've been painting at home more. I really love the human form, and I love faces. I've tried to do landscapes a few times." - Michelle Pfeiffer

"I'd like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves." - Annie Leibovitz

"I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style." - Ken Burns

"The inspiration for my work comes from areas spanning the stark regions of Newfoundland to the lush and fertile valleys of the South. The landscapes offer me form; the people I've met in these places give them color." - Peter Sculthorpe

"We are all regionalists in our origins, however 'universal' our themes and characters, and without our cherished hometowns and childhood landscapes to nourish us, we would be like plants set in shallow soil. Our souls must take root - almost literally." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Only through art can we get outside of ourselves and know another's view of the universe which is not the same as ours and see landscapes which otherwise would remain unknown to us like the landscapes of the moon. Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists." - Marcel Proust

"One problem with people is that as soon as they fill a space it's them you see and not the space. Large, desolate landscapes stop being large, desolate landscapes once they have people in them. They define what the eye sees. And the human eye is almost always directed at other humans. In this way an illusion is created that humans are more important than those things on earth which are not human. It's a sick illusion." - Erlend Loe

"Many painters had a clear idea of what fractals are. Take a French classic painter named Poussin. Now, he painted beautiful landscapes, completely artificial ones, imaginary landscapes. And how did he choose them? Well, he had the balance of trees, of lawns, of houses in the distance. He had a balance of small objects, big objects, big trees in front and his balance of objects at every scale is what gives to Poussin a special feeling." - Benoit Mandelbrot



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