120+ Best Geography Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Geography is the study of the systems and processes involved in the world’s weather, mountains, seas, lakes, etc. and of the ways in which countries and people organize life within an area. Profoundly inspirational geography quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Geography Quotes

The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together. — Barack Obama

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

I get to go to overseas places, like Canada. — Britney Spears

In our changing world nothing changes more than geography. — Pearl S. Buck

The American people are not ready for the idea that everyone has at least a moral right to good, timely health care. They do agree they have a moral right, in critical cases, to have anything done to save their life, but they don’t believe that anyone has a right not to fall that sick to begin with. So if you ask me, Are we ever succumbing to some notions of solidarity as a nation?, I would say, Not at all. I would describe us as a group of people who share a geography. That’s a better description of Americans than that we’re a real nation with a sense of solidarity. — Uwe Reinhardt

Geography has no bearing on it, nor have the interests of the community in which I work. — Yves Tanguy

History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology. — James A. Garfield

Travel is a vanishing act, a solitary trip down a pinched line of geography to oblivion. — Paul Theroux

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

Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future — Michael Palin

I never thought that I would support myself with art – everyone in the Group of Seven had day jobs. I became a geography teacher so that I could get free field trips into the wilderness to paint. — Robert Bateman

One cannot kick against geography! — Eleftherios Venizelos

As Geography without History seemeth a carkasse without motion; so History without Geography wandreth as a Vagrant without a certaine habitation. — John Smith

People look down on stuff like geography and meteorology, and not only because they’re standing on one and being soaked by the other. They don’t look quite like real science. But geography is only physics slowed down and with a few trees stuck on it, and meteorology is full of excitingly fashionable chaos and complexity. And summer isn’t a time. It’s a place as well. Summer is a moving creature and likes to go south for the winter. — Terry Pratchett

Getting lost was not a matter of geography so much as identity, a passionate desire, even an urgent need, to become no one and anyone, to shake off the shackles that remind you who you are, who others think you are. — Rebecca Solnit

I have a neighbor who knows 200 types of wine. … I only know two types of wine – red and white. But my neighbor only knows two types of countries – industrialized and developing. And I know 200. — Hans Rosling

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

I remember as a child reading or hearing the words ‘The Great Divide’ and being stunned by the glorious sound, a proper sound for the granite backbone of a continent. I saw in my mind escarpments rising into the clouds, a kind of natural Great Wall of China. — John Steinbeck

Geography prepares for the world of work – geographers, with their skills of analysis are highly employable! — Michael Palin

With the revolution in information technology, with the revolution in transport technologies, I think just geography has lost its all significance. — Manmohan Singh

Sometimes the way to a man’s heart is through his talleywacker. — Sabrina Jeffries

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. — John F. Kennedy

I believe in North, South, East, West, The seasons, life and death, geography. That which is provable, absolute and most of all, functional. I believe in things that can kill me. — Henry Rollins

Everywhere’s been where it is ever since it was first put there. It’s called geography. — Terry Pratchett

Language follows its own path. It can bridge gulfs of class and geography in the most remarkable ways. — Robert McCrum

John Hall, my geography teacher at school inspired me to a lifelong interest in geography and a curiosity about our world which has stayed with me through my life. Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose. — Michael Palin

The peculiar value of geography lies in its fitness to nourish the mind with ideas and furnish the imagination with pictures. — Charlotte Mason

Give the villagers village arithmetic, village geography, village history and the literary knowledge that they must use daily, i.e. reading and writing letters, etc. — Mahatma Gandhi

Intelligence communities are very closed communities, but at the same time, you don’t only learn how to fight terrorism. You need to learn about life, about West and East, geography, history, culture, there are many, many things that you learn in order to be able to solve puzzles. — Mosab Hassan Yousef

The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day. Where there is no risk, the emotional terrain is flat and unyielding, and, despite all its dimensions, valleys, pinnacles, and detours, life will seem to have none of its magnificent geography, only a length. It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between. — Diane Ackerman

Here’s a tip, Alyconeus. Next time you choose the biggest state for your home, don’t set up base in the part that’s only 10 miles wide. Welcome to Canada, idiot. — Rick Riordan

Place is security, space is freedom. — Yi-Fu Tuan

What geography can give all Middle Westerners, along with the fresh water and topsoil, if they let it, is awe for an Edenic continent stretching forever in all directions. Makes you religious. Takes your breath away. — Kurt Vonnegut

In the teaching of geography and history a sympathetic understanding (should) be fostered for the characteristics of the different peoples of the world, especially for those who we are in the habit of describing as primitive. — Albert Einstein

Geography blended with time equals destiny. — Joseph Brodsky

For whatever you’re doing, for your creative juices, your geography’s got a hell of a lot to do with it. You really have to be in a good place, and then you have to be either on your way there or on your way from there. — Neil Young

Dreams are our only geography—our native land. — Dejan Stojanovic

If theres 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

A bibliophile has approximately the same relationship to literature as a philatelist to geography. — Karl Kraus

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

Heimat. The word mean home in German, the place where one was born. But the term also conveys a subtler nuance, a certain tenderness. One’s Heimat is not merely a matter of geography; it is where one’s heart lies. — Jenna Blum

Everything has to do with geography. — Judy Martz

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

Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps. — Anatoly Karpov

The very best [infographics] engender and facilitate an insight by visual means – allow us to grasp some relationship quickly and easily that otherwise would take many pages and illustrations and tables to convey. Insight seems to happen most often when data sets are crossed in the design of the piece – when we can quickly see the effects on something over time, for example, or view how factors like income, race, geography, or diet might affect other data. When that happens, there’s an instant Aha!. — David Byrne

I enjoy working with images of maps, flags, and different cultures around the world. I’ve always liked geography and geopolitics and it’s fun to be able to play with the world political order. — Laura Restrepo

Paris is not a city, it is the image, the symbol of France, its today and yesterday, the reflection of its history, its geography and its hidden essence. — Nina Berberova

Geography is destiny. — Abraham Verghese

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

Anger does not make history. Power does. And power may be supplemented by anger, but it derives from more fundamental realities; geography, demographics, technology, and culture. — George Friedman

The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his chest. — Roseanne Barr

Anatomy is to physiology as geography is to history; it describes the theatre of events. — Jean Fernel

Every book that anyone sets out on is a voyage of discovery that may discover nothing. Any voyager may be lost at sea, like John Cabot. Nobody can teach the geography of the undiscovered. All he can do is encourge the will to explore, plus impress upon the inexperienced a few of the dos and don’ts of voyaging. — Wallace Stegner

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

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

If you know a country’s geography, you can understand and predict its foreign policy. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Finally, I would thank, had I not lost his name and address, a gentleman in America, who has generously and gratuitously corrected the punctuation, the botany, the entomology, the geography, and the chronology of previous works of mine and will, I hope, not spare his services on the present occasion. — Virginia Woolf

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

I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I’m gonna put pins into all the locations that I’ve traveled to. But first, I’m gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won’t fall down. — Mitch Hedberg

We have 45,000 square miles of geography in Ohio. — Ken Blackwell

Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed We need wilderness preserved — as much of it as is still left, and as many kinds — because it was the challenge against which our character as a people was formed We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope. — Wallace Stegner

Boundary, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another. — Ambrose Bierce

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

You can only hear clearly when you sit quietly, when you give your attention. Nor can you have order if you are not free to watch, if you are not free to listen, if you are not free to be considerate. This problem of freedom and order is one of the most difficult and urgent problems in life. It is a very complex problem. It needs to be thought over much more than mathematics, geography, or history. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

I was really inspired by my own experience, and specifically my own identity crisis but larger than that, I also wanted to explore the trend of reverse immigration, of the immigrant returning home after being in a host country or an adopted home for 20 years, and finding themselves at various levels of discord with the home culture. I wanted to explore people building lives across multiple geographies. I think that’s, something that we’re experiencing more and more as travel becomes easier, as people are traveling more for work. People can work from anywhere. — Cherien Dabis

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

The course of the line we indicated as forming our grandest terrestrial fold [along the shores of Japan] returns upon itself. It is an endless fold, an endless band, the common possession of two sciences. It is geological in origin, geographical in effect. It is the wedding ring of geology and geography, uniting them at once and for ever in indissoluble union. — Charles Lapworth

Cyberspace undeniably reflects some form of geography. — Sandra Day O’Connor

A man’s ethnic identity has more to do with a personal awareness than with geography. — William Saroyan

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 these geography books no longer exist. — Moshe Dayan

I hope to make pictures like I walk in the desert—under a spell, an instinct of motion, a kind of knowing that is essentially indirect and sideways.Of all the things I wondered about on this land, I wondered the hardest about the seduction of certain geographies that feel like home–not by story or blood but merely by their forms and colors. How our perceptions are our only internal map of the world, how there are places that claim you and places that warn you away. How you can fall in love with the light. — Ellen Meloy

The policies of all powers are inherent in their geography. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Without geography you’re nowhere. — Jimmy Buffett

George W. Bush has gathered around him upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography. — Kurt Vonnegut

The Mississippi, the Ganges, and the Nile,… the Rocky Mountains, the Himmaleh, and Mountains of the Moon, have a kind of personal importance in the annals of the world. — Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Geography is the art of the mappable. — Peter Haggett

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

How is it that one day life is orderly and you are content, a little cynical perhaps but on the whole just so, and then without warning you find the solid floor is a trapdoor and you are now in another place whose geography is uncertain and whose customs are strange? — Jeanette Winterson

History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell there political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. History tells a people where they have been and what they have been, where they are and what they are. Most important, history tells a people where they still must go, what they still must be. The relationship of history to the people is the same as the relationship of a mother to her child. — Dr. John

The people [in the USA] are not very well informed. They certainly don`t know history. They certainly are not interested in foreign affairs very much, unless it comes right to their doorstep. They all learn history through wars. They learn geography through wars. — Bill Maher

War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography. — Ambrose Bierce

Geography is the study of earth as the home of people — Yi-Fu Tuan

What a lost person needs is a map of the territory, with his own position marked on it so he can see where he is in relation to everything else. Literature is not only a mirror; it is also a map, a geography of the mind. Our literature is one such map, if we can learn to read it as our literature, as the product of who and where we have been. We need such a map desperately, we need to know about here, because here is where we live. For the members of a country or a culture, shared knowledge of their place, their here, is not a luxury but a necessity. Without that knowledge we will not survive. — Margaret Atwood

The international community lies at the center of the Obama foreign policy. Unfortunately, it is a fiction. There is no such thing. Different countries have different histories, geographies, necessities, and interests. There’s no natural, inherent, or enduring international community. — Charles Krauthammer

Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it. — Terry Pratchett

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

Geography is the key, the crucial accident of birth. A piece of protein could be a snail, a sea lion, or a systems analyst, but it had to start somewhere. This is not science; it is merely metaphor. And the landscape in which the protein starts shapes its end as surely as bowls shape water. — Annie Dillard

The way to a man’s heart is through his hanky pocket with a breadknife. — Jo Brand

God created war so that Americans would learn geography. — Mark Twain

Religion is a mere question of geography. — Edward Gibbon

A place is a story, and stories are geography, and empathy is first of all an act of imagination, a storyteller’s art, and then a way of traveling from here to there. — Rebecca Solnit

I’ve always been fascinated with marine geography and how deep things are. I was spellbound by the tsunami, for example, by the actual maps. There is just something about the unseen bottom of the sea that has always fascinated me, how deep is it. — Joan Didion

Literature is not only a mirror; it is a map, a geography of the mind. — Margaret Atwood

In America we now live more in fear than in hope, and eventually that will lead to ignorance and hatred. We need to have optimism that the world can be a better place, and we can leave a legacy for our children. Being bilingual, travel and studying geography, culture and religions can help. — Greg Mortenson

History is all explained by geography. — Robert Penn Warren

It is impossible to understand history, international politics, the world economy, religions, philosophy, or ‘patterns of culture’ without taking geography into account. — Kenneth C. Davis

Mathematics was hard, dull work, I thought; geography pleased me more. For my other studies, as well as for dancing, I was quite enthusiastic. — John James Audubon

I’m a great believer in geography being destiny. — Abraham Verghese

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

The formidable power of geography determines the character and performance of a people. — Ethel Wilson

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. — Fanny Fern

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

In America the geography is sublime, but the men are not; the inventions are excellent, but the inventors one is sometimes ashamed of. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Aimee Parkison offers a distinct new voice to contemporary fiction. Her seductive stories explore childhood as a realm of sorrows, and reveal the afflictions of adults who emerge from this private geography. — Carol Anshaw

Just as none of us is outside or beyond geography, none of us is completely free from the struggle over geography. That struggle is complex and interesting because it is not only about soldiers and cannons but also about ideas, about forms, about images and imaginings. — Edward Said

If we finished our work, the teacher would say, ‘Now don’t read ahead.’ But sometimes I hid the book I was reading behind my geography book and did read ahead. You can hide a lot behind a geography book. — Beverly Cleary

What makes a nation in the beginning is a good piece of geography. — Robert Frost

The fake Zionist [regime] will disappear from the landscape of geography. — Ali Khamenei

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. — John Adams

I grew up going around with family, camping and living in a very beautiful mountain valley, knowing the names of the mountains and the rivers. I think it’s no accident that I ended up studying the geography of India and knowing the names of the mountains and the rivers and all of that. I loved it. I think it gives a sense of space and a can-do-ness that was very powerful. — Diana L. Eck

I’m somewhat horrified because I don’t think the young people today even know what history is. Some of them don’t even study History at school anymore or Geography and they don’t know where one place is from another. — Joan Sutherland

All I ever wanted was a world without maps. — Michael Ondaatje

The art of biography is different from geography. Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps. — E. C. Bentley

The meaning of geography is as much a sealed book to the person of ordinary intelligence and education as the meaning of a great cathedral would be to a backwoodsman, and yet no cathedral can be more suggestive of past history in its many architectural forms than is the land about us, with its innumerable and marvellously significant geographic forms. It makes one grieve to think of opportunity for mental enjoyment that is last because of the failure of education in this respect. — William Morris Davis

[L]ove, having no geography, knows no boundaries. — Truman Capote

Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps. — Eric Bentley

The totality of our so-called knowledge or beliefs, from the most casual matters of geography and history to the profoundest laws of atomic physics or even of pure mathematics and logic, is a man-made fabric which impinges on experience only along the edges. Or, to change the figure, total science is like a field of force whose boundary conditions are experience. — Willard Van Orman Quine

Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder — John F. Kennedy

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