„The obliterated place is equal parts destruction and creation. The obliterated place is pitch black and bright light. It is water and parched earth. It is mud and it is manna. The real work of deep grief is making a home there.“

Source: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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„The future will increasingly see the home place becoming the work place.“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

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„This is the most beautiful place on earth.
There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary.“

—  Edward Abbey, book Desert Solitaire

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Context: This is the most beautiful place on earth.
There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary. A houseboat in Kashmir, a view down Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, a gray gothic farmhouse two stories high at the end of a red dog road in the Allegheny Mountains, a cabin on the shore of a blue lake in spruce and fir country, a greasy alley near the Hoboken waterfront, or even, possibly, for those of a less demanding sensibility, the world to be seen from a comfortable apartment high in the tender, velvety smog of Manhattan, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo, Rio, or Rome — there's no limit to the human capacity for the homing sentiment.

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„Light was first
Through the Lord's word Named day:
Beauteous, bright creation!“

—  Cædmon Ancient English poet 657 - 680

Creation. The First Day (c. 670).

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„The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places.“

—  Raymond Carver American short story author and poet 1938 - 1988

Source: Where Water Comes Together with Other Water: Poems

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„May you be turned every man of you into earth and water as you sit spiritless and inglorious in your places.“

—  Homér, Iliad

VII. 99–100 (tr. Samuel Butler).
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
Original: (el) Ἀλλ' ὑμεῖς μὲν πάντες ὕδωρ καὶ γαῖα γένοισθε
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„Here and Now are needles which
Sew a pattern black as pitch,
Waiting for the rocket's light.“

—  Philip José Farmer American science fiction writer 1918 - 2009

"Imagination" in America Sings (1949)
Context: Miles above the Earth we know,
Fancy's rocket roars. Below,
Here and Now are needles which
Sew a pattern black as pitch,
Waiting for the rocket's light.

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