Not only does a journey transport us over enormous distances, it also causes us to move a few degrees up or down in the social scale. It displaces us physically and also for better or for worse takes us out of our class context, so that the colour and flavour of certain places cannot be dissociated from the always unexpected social level on which we find ourselves in experiencing them.
Thinking which displaces, or otherwise defines, the sacred has been called atheistic, and that philosophy which does not place it here or there, like a thing, but at the joining of things and words, will always be exposed to this reproach without ever being touched by it.maurice merleau-ponty
Medieval and ancient sensibility now dominates our time as acoustic and multisensory awareness displaces the merely visual.Marshall McLuhan
Eyes, that displaces The neighbor diamond, and out-faces That sun-shine by their own sweet graces.