Subjects — P

Places Quotations

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.

The local is a shabby thing. There’s nothing worse than bringing us back down to our own little corner, our own territory, the radiant promiscuity of the face to face. A culture which has taken the risk of the universal, must perish by the universal.

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.

The accent of one’s birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one’s speech.

… the Web is a public place completely devoid of space.

David Weinberger Wikipedia: David Weinberger  

Small Pieces Loosely Joined, p. 50, Perseus Publishing, 2002

… the Web is “place-ial” but not spatial: we can move from place to place but without having to traverse distance; we can arrange places the way we want without worrying about violating the rule that two objects can’t occupy the same space at the same time; the symmetry of nearness can be broken.

David Weinberger Wikipedia: David Weinberger  

Small Pieces Loosely Joined, p. 50, Perseus Publishing, 2002