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Quotations on the importance of history and historic preservation

Index by author's last name

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

For a list of quotes compiled by the South Carolina SHPO, click the link

To add to this list, please e-mail Kristen Harbeson

A Index | Back to Top

Anonymous - "It's not good because it's old, it's old because it's good."

Armstrong, Louis - "There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them."

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Baker, Russell - "Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things."

Baudeliarie, Charles - "The form of a town changes more swiftly alas! Than the heart of a mortal."

Bierce, Ambrose - "God alone knows the future, but only a historian can alter the past."

Brown, A. Whitney - "The past actually happened. History is what someone took the time to write down."

Burke, James - "If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you are."

Burnham, Daniel - "Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood ... Make big plans; aim high in hope and work ..."

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Churchill, Winston - "We shape our buildings; thereafter, our buildings shape us."

Cicero - "To remain ignorant of things that happened before you were born is to remain a child."

Conant, Isabel La Howe - "He who loves an old house never loves in vain."

Confucius - "The strength of a nation is derived from the integrity of its homes."

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De Kooning, Willem - "The past does not influence me; I influence it."

Deuteronomy 27:17 - "Cursed be he who removes his neighbor's landmark."

Dobie, J. Frank - "The man for whom history is bunk is almost invariably as obtuse to the future as he is blind to the past."

Drew, Bettina - "The past reminds us of timeless human truths and allows for the perpetuation of cultural traditions that can be nourishing; it contains examples of mistakes to avoid, preserves the memory of alternatives ways of doing things, and is the basis for self-understanding..."

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Elton, G.R. - "[W]hat we call history is the mess we call life reduced to some order, pattern, and possibly purpose."

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Flaubert, Gustave - "Writing history is like drinking an ocean and pissing a cupful."

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Gardner, John W. - "History never looks like history when you are living through it."

Gehry, Frank - "In the end, the character of a civilization is encased in its structures."

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Hartley, L.P. - "The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."

Hawksmoore, Nicholas - "Whatever is goode in its kinde ought to be preserv'd in respect for antiquity, as well as our present advantage, for destruction can be profitable to none but such as live by it."

Hegel - "We learn from history that we never learn anything from history."

Hughes, Robert - "Memory is reality. It is better to recycle what exists, to avoid mortgaging a workable past to a non-existent future, and to think small. In the life of cities, only conservation is sanity."

Hugo, Victor - "[W]hatever may be the future of architecture, in whatever manner our young architects may one day solve the question of their art, let us, while waiting for new monuments, preserve the ancient monuments. Let us...inspire the nation with a love for national architecture."

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Jacobs, Jane - "Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings."

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Kierkegaard, Søren - "Life must be lived forward, but it can only be understood backward."

Kornbluth, C.M. - "The only thing we learn from history is that we never learn anything from history."

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McCullough, David - "History is who we are and why we are the way we are."

Morris, William - "These old buildings do not belong to us only, they belong to our forefathers and they will belong to our descendants unless we play them false. They are not in any sense our own property to do with as we like with them. We are only trustees for those that come after us."

Muschamp, Herbert - "A building does not have to be an important work of architecture to become a first-rate landmark. Landmarks are not created by architects. They are fashioned by those who encounter them after they are built. The essential feature of a landmark is not its design, but the place it holds in a city's memory. Compared to the place it occupies in social history, a landmark's artistic qualities are incidental."

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New York Times Editorial (on the destruction of Penn Station)- "We will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed."

Nickel, Richard - "Great architecture has only two natural enemies: water and stupid men."

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O'Rourke, P.J. - "Those who do not know history are probably also not doing well in English or math." P.J. O'Rourke

Orwell, George - He who controls the present, controls the past.

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Payton, Charles -"Never believe a politician or a bureaucrat who says there's no money for preservation."

Powell, Jane. - "American culture, and advertising in particular, has done an excellent job of convincing consumers that they are the center of the universe, and that their needs and desires should be more important than anything else. This has led to a huge sense of entitlement, including the idea that one's time is so valuable that it couldn't possibly be spent maintaining the house. Here's some news you may find distressing. You are not the center of the universe. I am not the center of the universe, either. We are temporary. We are not playing Monopoly, and there is no "get-out-of-maintenance-free" card. (Those who are elderly or disabled get slack.) A house comes with responsibilities, and a historic house comes with more responsibilities. We are only the caretakers of these houses, which were here before we owned them and which will be here after we are gone. They contain the wood from the old-growth forests, they are monuments to the skill of those who labored to build them, they represent our cultural heritage. To destroy them, or allow them to be destroyed by neglect, to remove their original fabric in the pointless pursuit of "no maintenance" is profoundly disrespectful both to the trees that gave their lives and to the labor and skill of those who built the houses-with hand tools, I might add."

Proverbs 22:28 - "Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set."

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Ruskin, John - "When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for our use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will look upon with praise and thanksgiving in their hearts."

Ruskin, John - " is again no question of expediency or feeling whether we shall preserve the buildings of past times or not. We have no right whatever to touch them. They are not ours. They belong partly to those who built them, and partly to all the generations of mankind who are to follow us."

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Shankland, Graeme - "A country without a past has the emptiness of a barren continent; and a city without old buildings is like a man without a memory."

Shannon, David - "Life is not simple, and therefore history, which is past life, is not simple."

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Tomlin, Lily - "Maybe if people started to listen, history would stop repeating itself."

Truman, Harry S. - "The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know."

amous quotes, witty quotes, and funny quotations collected by Gabriel Robins over the years.

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
"The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt."
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."
- Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)
"Don't be so humble - you are not that great."
- Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat
"His ignorance is encyclopedic"
- Abba Eban (1915-2002)
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)
"Political correctness is tyranny with manners."
- Charlton Heston (1924-2008)
"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."
- Ayn Rand (1905-1982)
"When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity; when many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion."
- Robert Pirsig (1948-)
"Sex and religion are closer to each other than either might prefer."
- Saint Thomas More (1478-1535)
"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better."
- A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)
"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
"Give me chastity and continence, but not yet."
- Saint Augustine (354-430)
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you."
- Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
"We are all atheists about most of the gods humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."
- Richard Dawkins (1941-)
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
- Emile Zola (1840-1902)
"This book fills a much-needed gap."
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966) in a review
"The full use of your powers along lines of excellence."
- definition of "happiness" by John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart."
- e e cummings (1894-1962)
"Give me a museum and I'll fill it."
- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
- Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) to his orchestra
"I'll moider da bum."
- Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is."
- Yogi Berra
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems."
- Rene Descartes (1596-1650), "Discours de la Methode"
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
- Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')

The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in. —Harold Goddard
If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life. —Siberian Elder

Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all. —Hans Christian Andersen

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. —Ursula K. LeGuin

If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.
—Barry Lopez, in Crow and Weasel

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. —Salman Rushdie

God made man because he loves stories. —Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlev (as quoted by Steve Sanfield)

If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep living the same sad small life. —Jean Houston

Australian Aborigines say that the big stories—the stories worth telling and retelling, the ones in which you may find the meaning of your life—are forever stalking the right teller, sniffing and tracking like predators hunting their prey in the bush. —Robert Moss, Dreamgates

Stories live in your blood and bones, follow the seasons and light candles on the darkest night-every storyteller knows she or he is also a teacher... —Patti Davis

Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They are the currency of human contact. — Robert McKee

Because there is a natural storytelling urge and ability in all human beings, even just a little nurturing of this impulse can bring about astonishing and delightful results. —Nancy Mellon, The Art of Storytelling

Stories are how we learn. The progenitors of the world’s religions understood this, handing down our great myths and legends from generation to generation. —Bill Mooney and David Holt, The Storyteller’s Guide

History is nothing but a series of stories, whether it be world history or family history. —Bill Mooney and David Holt, The Storyteller’s Guide

A writer’s brain is like a magician’s hat. If you’re going to get anything out of it, you have to put something in it first. —Louis L’Amour

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by ... religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need. —Harvey Cox, The Seduction of the Spirit

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. —Robert McKee

The universe is made of stories, not atoms. —Muriel Rukeyser

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity —Gilda Radner

Those times of depression tell you that it’s either time to get out of the story you’re in and move into a new story, or that you’re in the right story but there’s some piece of it you are not living out. — Carol S. Pearson

It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. —Native American saying

I will tell you something about stories, (he said) They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They are all we have, you see, All we have to fight off illness and death —Leslie Marmon Silko

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. —John Barth

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story. —Walter Cronkite

When you do enough research, the story almost writes itself. Lines of development spring loose and you’ll have choices galore. —Robert McKee

If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story. —Barbara Greene

Don’t say the old lady screamed-bring her on and let her scream. — Mark Twain

When Stories nestle in the body, soul comes forth. —Deena Metzger

It’s no coincidence that just at this point in our insight into our mysteriousness as human beings struggling towards compassion, we are also moving into an awakened interest in the language of myth and fairy tale. The language of logical arguments, of proofs, is the language of the limited self we know and can manipulate. But the language of parable and poetry, of storytelling, moves from the imprisoned language of the provable into the freed language of what I must, for lack of another word, continue to call faith. —Madeleine L’Engle

Story is far older than the art of science and psychology, and will always be the elder in the equation no matter how much time passes. —Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I am a storyteller. The type that went from place to place, gathered people in the square and transported them, inspired them, woke them up, shook their insides around so that they could resettle in a new pattern, a new way of being. It is a tradition that believes that the story speaks to the soul, not the ego... to the heart, not the head. In today’s world, we yearn so to ’understand’, to conquer with our mind, but it is not in the mind that a mythic story dwells. —Donna Jacobs Sife

A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose it’s moorings or orientation….Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger. —Ben Okri

One lesson we can learn from pre-industrial peoples is the power of storytelling. I am struck by how important storytelling is among tribal peoples; it forms the basis of their educational systems. The Celtic peoples, for example, insisted that only the poets could be teachers. Why? I think it is because knowledge that is not passed through the heart is dangerous: it may lack wisdom; it may be a power trip; it may squelch life out of the learners. What if our educational systems were to insist that teachers be poets and storytellers and artists? What transformations would follow? —Mathew Fox

Life will go on as long as there is someone to sing, to dance, to tell stories and to listen —Oren Lyons

Storytelling is a vaccine against war.... —Annette Simmons

It is your obligation to speak things that have truth, because this is your life’s work. —Judith Black

We can tell people abstract rules of thumb which we have derived from prior experiences, but it is very difficult for other people to learn from these. We have difficulty remembering such abstractions, but we can more easily remember a good story. Stories give life to past experience. Stories make the events in memory memorable to others and to ourselves. This is one of the reasons why people like to tell stories. —Roger C. Shank, from Tell Me A Story

Oddly enough, we come to rely upon our own stories so much that it seems that all we can tell ourselves are stories as well. … —Roger C. Shank, from Tell Me A Story

In the end all we have…are stories and methods of finding and using those stories. —Roger C. Shank, from Tell Me A Story.

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