Top 22 Evocative Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Evocative Quotes from famous people such as Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Hunter, Susan Vreeland, Will Cotton, Richie Sambora, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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What Bradbury had that most other science-fiction writers didn’t have at that time was a love for beautiful language, evocative description, and haunting phrases that would stick with the reader.
Robert J. Sawyer
If you can even manage to tell exactly what a song is about, all you do is put that song in a box forever, and it loses its evocative power.
Robert Hunter
‘Luncheon of the Boating Party,’ owned by The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., has served Americans as a symbol of France and French culture, both of which I love, and is as evocative and triumphant an image as that other emissary of France, the Statue of Liberty.
Susan Vreeland
Smells are so powerful and evocative, sometimes stronger than visual cues.
Will Cotton
I’ve had a very, very interesting view of the planet over the last 30 years, touring as excessively as I have. And music is the most evocative, transformative, connective force in humanity, man.
Richie Sambora
The most evocative food smell is American seaside food – tuna melts and cookie dough ice cream, or the British version, fish and chips and toffee apples.
Sophie Dahl
The pomp, power, and military bombast of ‘La Marseillaise’ draws me into the history of France and my own. The surname I was born with was French: D’Orsay; perhaps an ancestor was amongst those troops that marched to this evocative anthem for the first time as they entered Paris 200 years ago!
Engelbert Humperdinck
In America, when you hear about the Underground Railroad, it’s so evocative. You think it’s a literal subway for a few minutes before your teacher goes on and describes where it actually was.
Colson Whitehead
Television probably has become the most evocative, widely observed signpost we have.
Robert Adams
Rhythm, that’s an essential part of cooking. The sound of a lovely song and the smell of some dish in the oven are equally evocative.
Neneh Cherry
I love going to the Via Giulia, a beautiful old cobbled street, which has a bridge at one end behind the Palazzo Farnese. It has long creepers hanging from it, and is the most evocative, beautiful place to stand and enjoy the city.
Ed Stoppard
Regret is a short, evocative and achingly beautiful word: an elegy to lost possibilities even in its brief annunciation.
David Whyte
I grew up under the spell of London. Illustrator Kerry Lee’s evocative 1950 wall map of the city hung above our breakfast table at home in Canada. Over my corn flakes, I traced the capital’s high roads and medieval alleys.
Rory MacLean
I think songs and visuals are so evocative of each other.
Aleksa Palladino
To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.
Charles Baudelaire
How do we describe the fact of human existence? At a certain point, perhaps, style fails us. Language, even and in particular at its most evocative, becomes less of an aid and more of a difficulty.
Katie Kitamura
I am moved more by melodies, song structure, and evocative textures.
Geddy Lee
Pictures are as evocative to me as smells.
Anthony Browne
For me, fragrances are very – one of these beautiful art forms that bring about a whole host of things. It’s what you want to smell like, it’s memories that make you smile or are resonant of times in your life, it can remind you of music. If you’re a lover of scent, it’s a very kind of particular and evocative thing.
Chris Pine
I don’t just buy a dress because it’s pretty – it has to be evocative of a mood, a character I want to take on.
Liz Goldwyn
I’d quite like to run the Great Wall of China. I’ve never been to China and there’s something about the Great Wall of China that is so iconic and evocative. It’s only 3,000 miles. It’s not that far.
Ben Fogle
I think snow is so evocative and has such a powerful atmosphere.
Kate Bush