Places (or place) is a term that has a variety of meanings in a dictionary sense, but which is principally used in a geographic sense as a noun to denote location, though in a sense of a location identified with that which is located there.
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- A place where I can find out again — where I am — and what I must do. A place where I can stop and do nothing in order to start again.
- James Baldwin, Istanbul.
- You don't want to stand on a corner and be told to get off it when you got nowhere else to go. And we want somewhere else to go.
- Arna Bontemps, Anyplace But Here.
- Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to stay in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.
- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass.
- The difference between landscape and landscape is small, but there is a great difference in the beholders.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nature" in Essays, Second Series (1841).
- How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you — you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences — little rags and shreds of your very life.
- Katherine Mansfield, in Leslie Moore's Katherine Mansfield.
- To get to a place where you could love anything you chose, not to need permission for desire, that was freedom.
- Toni Morrison, Beloved.
- I thought of how many places there are in the world that belong in this way to someone, who has it in his blood beyond anyone else's understanding.
- Cesare Pavese, The devil in the hills
- A place for everything, and everything in its place.
- Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), Thrift, Ch. 5.
For particular geographic places, i.e. countries or cities, see Category:Places.