“I wisely started with a map.”

— J. R. R. Tolkien

“For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.”
— Christopher Columbus

“You can’t use an old map to explore a new world.”
— Albert Einstein

“Map out your future, but do it in pencil.”
— Jon Bon Jovi

“Human nature is to need a map. If you’re brave enough to draw one, people will follow.”
— Seth Godin 

“I have an existential map. It has “You are here” written all over it.”
— Steven Wright (comedian)

“Our children long for realistic maps of the future that they can be proud of. Where are the cartographers of human purpose?”
— Carl Sagan

“Cartographers never get lost. They just do accidental field work.”
— Nicholas Chrisman (Professor of Geomatic Sciences)

“Knowing where things are, and why, is essential to rational decision making.”
— Jack Dangermond, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

“Maps are like campfires – everyone gathers around them, because they allow people to understand complex issues at a glance, and find agreement.”
— Sonoma Ecology Center