map Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about map
“The map had been the first form of misdirection, for what was a map but a way of emphasizing some things and making other things invisible?”
“Names are powerful things. They act as an identity marker and a kind of map, locating you in time and geography. More than that, they can be a compass.”
“Trees and bushes grow over concrete, reclaiming little pockets and corners, but even more have been cleared away. Shattered glass crunches under my feet and clouds of dust drift in the wind, but somehow this place, the picture of neglect, doesn’t feel abandoned. I know this place from the histories, from the books and old maps.”
“Her neck scars are a road map, too, aren’t they? Places she’s been best not to remember”
“Happiness is not a destination. It’s a state of being.”
“The file was marked: ‘Error - no such appears on map - must mean Albany.‘”
“She hung a sign on the front door of the house that said, ‘Mean wind, you took the wrong road. Buy yourself a map.’ ”
“He looked up, as if searching the stars, as if reading a map up there. The moon made his face into a silver mask.”
“They had been walking beside the dry bed of the stream for hours and had let the village for behind. Looking back, Rowan could no longer see even the tall stone walls of the mill, the highest building, because the trees had screened in from view. In front of them, like massive wall, rose the Mountain. In another two hours, the others said, they would reach it. The map showed clearly that they must begin their climb at the place where the water gushed from its underground tunnel to form the stream.”
“Beneath me is the lab. On the diagram that room is labeled “Lab.” Below that is the room I woke up in. The one with my dead friends.”
“Besides each child telling their wonderful stories, they also do a map of what the land looks like whilst they are living there, and thus - because we are going backwards - we see an unravelling of progress.”
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