100+ Best Landscape Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms, and how they integrate with natural or man-made features. Profoundly inspirational landscape quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Landscape Quotes

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

In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque. But you always come back. — Thomas Keneally

Maybe black and white is the best medium for landscapes, I don’t know. — Fay Godwin

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I’ve walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stand still, the landscape doesn’t necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn’t really tell you what you’re looking at. The moment you start to move the mountain starts to move. — Olafur Eliasson

I’ve always relied a lot on landscape in my books, the atmosphere of a particular place, as well as a fair amount of external action. While writing ‘Chance,’ it occurred to me that this is the most internal book I’ve ever written. So much of the action takes place in Chance’s head. — Kem Nunn

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

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

‘Up in the Air’ may be a glossy production sprinkled with laughter and sex, but it captures the distinctive topography of our Great Recession as vividly as a far more dour Hollywood product of 70 years ago, ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ did the vastly different landscape of the Great Depression. — Frank Rich

In every election homophobia has been part of the landscape and in every campaign I’ve been able to become connected enough to my constituents that they know who I am and that I can be elected on my merits. — Kathleen Wynne

There isn’t much of a music scene in Hermann, unless you like polka. But the landscape I grew up in is a part of me. I spent a lot of time in the woods doing a lot of nothing to break the boredom. — Nathaniel Rateliff

Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel. — Robert Hughes

‘Cosmos’ wouldn’t deserve its place in primetime evening network television were it not a landscape on which compelling stories were told. People, when they watch TV in the evening, want to see stories, and science simply tells the best stories. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

What I am interested in now is the landscape. Pictures without people. I wouldn’t be surprised if eventually there are no people in my pictures. It is so emotional. — Annie Leibovitz

I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don’t think it’s true of people who’ve grown up in cities so much; you may love a building, but I don’t think that you can love it in the way that you love a tree or a river or the colour of the earth; it’s a different kind of love. — Arundhati Roy

The landscape you grow up in speaks to you in a way that nowhere else does. — Molly Parker

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

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

The landscape is television has changed so much, because there are so many outlets, that the odds of getting a zeitgeisty hit – you know how ‘American Idol’ seems to appeal to every human being on the planet? Doing that in comedy nowadays is very, very hard. — Bill Lawrence

Although cover notes for classical music albums tend to say that the trill of flutes suggests mountain streams and so on, I don’t think anybody listens to music with the expectation that they’re going to be presented with a sort of landscape painting. — Brian Eno

Surreal can be exciting and good, and it can be like living inside an alien landscape, and it can be completely interesting, or you can be alienated from your own life – inside your own life, it doesnt feel familiar any more. — Feist

Walkman was the precursor to the cell phone, in terms of your strategy for getting through the urban landscape and the modern experience. Insulate yourself from it with your own soundscape. — Douglas Rushkoff

My mother and father, with my newborn brother and me in the backseat of the 1938 Ford sedan that would be our family car for the next decade, moved to that hastily constructed Army ammunition depot called Igloo, on the alkaline and sagebrush landscape of far southwestern South Dakota. I was three years old. — Tom Brokaw

I have to try and change the landscape, whatever it is. — Robert Plant

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

I’m just a landscape painter. I look out the window and I see what’s going on, and I paint it. While I’m painting it, I also write thoughts about what I see going on out there. — William Wiley

You need to be naive enough to do things differently. No big publishing house would have allowed us to co-create a fully designed, four color business book in landscape format – because it was contrary to the publishing industry logic. However, we thought of Business Model Generation as a product, not just a book – similar to Apple products. — Alexander Osterwalder

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

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

If anything, the power of the cover of ‘Time’ has increased as the media landscape has atomized. — Nancy Gibbs

Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape! — Henry David Thoreau

A lot has happened since Dr. King left us. He probably wouldn’t recognize the landscape if he saw it, but I still believe he would still have the same spiritual faith and also faith in us as people – not only people in our nation, but people in the world. — Morris Dees

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

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

The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background. — Edith Wharton

The horror movie will not go away. Look at the change in the Hollywood landscape as a signifier of its durability. At one point it was just one of many styles of films called ‘product’ that between, say, 1930 and 1970, the movie city ground out like sausages or hula hoops at a rate of four or five a week. — Stephen Hunter

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

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

It’s kind of a language I’ve developed over time that’s basically breaking up the face into components and planes. Inside each plane, I draw gradation marks, and when planes come together, they form sinews, a hairlike weave that’s like a landscape of the face. — Toyin Odutola

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day. — Donald G. Mitchell

I live in Cullowhee, North Carolina. That’s where I teach, at Western Carolina University. That region is where my family has lived for a long time and that region is my landscape. — Ron Rash

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

I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards. — Galen Rowell

We live in an age when the traditional great subjects – the human form, the landscape, even newer traditions such as abstract expressionism – are daily devalued by commercial art. — Andy Warhol

Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape. — Gary Burton

In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness. — Samuel Beckett

Historically, China is not a nation of sportsmen. We traditionally put more emphasis on being close to nature than pushing endlessly to excel. A philosophy that values tranquil contemplation of the landscape cannot easily be adapted to the Olympic slogan of ‘higher, stronger, faster.’ — Ai Weiwei

It’s not the normal way to look at things but I experienced death at a really young age and because of that it’s been part of my mental landscape that death is really very possible. — Cate Blanchett

It is hard to imagine Andre Le Notre laying out the exquisite landscape designs for Vaux-le-Vicomte, and later the magnificent Chateau de Versailles, with no high hill to stand on, no helicopter to fly in, and no drone to show him the complexities of the terrain. Yet he did, and with extreme precision, accuracy, and high style. — Martha Stewart

I don’t believe in making pencil sketches and then painting landscape in your studio. You must be right under the sky. — William Merritt Chase

I believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society – and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. Jamey Rodemeyer’s life changed mine. — Zachary Quinto

I know when I’m not dancing, and I go home, I usually work with my dad, who’s an electrician. So I do stuff like that. I used to be a landscape gardener. I loved that job. But I’d like to be involved with entertainment. Singing or something, I guess. — Tristan MacManus

Life on earth is such a good story you cannot afford to miss the beginning… Beneath our superficial differences we are all of us walking communities of bacteria. The world shimmers, a pointillist landscape made of tiny living beings. — Lynn Margulis

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

For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces. — Bridget Riley

Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away. — Andy Stanley

Distinctly American poetry is usually written in the context of one’s geographic landscape, sometimes out of one’s cultural myths, and often with reference to gender and race or ethnic origins. — Diane Wakoski

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

Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. — Charles Lindbergh

Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience. — Freda Adler

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

In this business, if you take too long, the landscape changes. So the opportunities that were there when I decided to take a break weren’t there when I came back. It’s like, ‘Wait a second – what happened here?’ It was a real learning experience. I’ve paid my dues, I will tell you that. — Chris O’Donnell

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

Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there’s something about the holidays that makes the planet communal. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can’t help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the landscape and carols fill the air. It’s an inspiring time of the year. — Marlo Thomas

Any landscape is a condition of the spirit. — Henri Frederic Amiel

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

An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place. — Tony Hillerman

What I quickly discovered is that our so-called new South Africa has as much material for a story-teller as the old one. The landscape hasn’t really changed. Who is in power now is different to who was in power then, but the squatter camps grow like cancer, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. — Athol Fugard

The use of drones is rapidly transforming the way we go to war. On the battlefield, a squad leader can receive real-time data from a drone that enables him to view the landscape for miles in every direction, dramatically expanding the capabilities of what would normally have been a small and isolated unit. — Michael Hastings

There is a lot of bad architecture. What we need more is to look at how our landscape should look in the next decades. — Dieter Rams

Sheep farming is heavily subsidized in Great Britain. Without the subsidies, the green grazing in the valley of the River Exe would be gone. The handsome agricultural landscape of which the British are so proud, carefully husbanded since Boudicca’s day, would be replaced by natural growth. The most likely growth is real-estate developments. — P. J. O’Rourke

But I’ll try to immerse myself in as many of the formal characteristics of site as possible in the landscape. — Richard Serra

I like to think about machines and technology in relation to landscape and architecture. — Antoine Predock

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

We do not build speedways, but roads which correspond to the character of the German landscape. — Fritz Todt

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

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

The moment we realize that the only things we can intelligibly value are actual and potential changes in the experience of conscious beings, we can think about a landscape of such changes – where the peaks correspond to the greatest possible well-being and the valleys correspond to the lowest depths of suffering. — Sam Harris

The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration. — Jose Ortega y Gasset

One of the problems with any kind of talking about the media landscape is that we’ve just been through an unusually stable period in which, for fifty years, English language media was centered in three cities – London, New York, and Los Angeles – around a very stable group of people working in a relatively stable set of media. — Clay Shirky

I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued. — Galen Rowell

There’s nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face. — Irvin Kershner

I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one. — Luis Barragan

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

Of course you can still paint landscape – it’s not been worn out. — David Hockney

If you look at landscape in historical terms, you realize that most of the time we have been on Earth as a species, what has fallen on our retina is landscape, not images of buildings and cars and street lights. — Bill Viola

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

The automobile, both a cause and an effect of this decentralization, is ideally suited for our vast landscape and our generally confused and contrary commuting patterns. — Brock Yates

I’ve always liked trees. And then, growing up, I took an interest in ecology, hedges being destroyed, the landscape being turned into prairies. — Clive Anderson

A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers. — Ernest Dimnet

I grew up reading 19th-century novels and late Victorian children’s books, so I try for a good story full of coincidence and error, landscape and weather. However, the world was radically changed during my lifetime, and I tell of that battering as best I can. — Fanny Howe

Reality television hasn’t killed documentaries, because there are so many great documentaries still being made, but it certainly has changed the landscape. — Todd Phillips

The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine. — Paul Cezanne

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

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

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

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment. — Ansel Adams

I love to get into a landscape and paint my horses. — Ronnie Wood

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

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

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