Places Quotes

I guess it is the physical and cultural remoteness of South Dakota that compels everyone to memorialize almost every South Dakotan who has ever left the state and achieved some recognition. As a child I would pore over newspapers and magazines, looking for some sign that the rest of the world knew we existed.

It is hard for man to make any city worthy of such surroundings as Nature has given to Rio.

New Zealand seems far better adapted to developand maintain in health the physical than the intellectual nature.

A mountain here is only beautiful if it has good grass on it. Scenery is not scenery – it is ‘country’… If it is good for sheep, it is beautiful, magnificent, and all the rest of it; if not, it is not worth looking at.

I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs, A palace and a prison on each hand; I saw from out the wave her structures rise As from the stroke of the enchanter’s wand.

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

The soul of Poland is indestructible… she will rise again like a rock, which may for a spell be submerged by a tidal wave, but which remains a rock.

When first in the dim light of early morning I saw the shores of Cuba rise and define themselves from dark-blue horizons, I felt as if I sailed with Captain Silver and first gazed on Treasure Island. Here was a place where real things were going on. Here was a scene of vital action. Here […]

I have just returned from Boston. It is the only sane thing to do if you find yourself up there.