The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.
— James Baldwin

Sand dunes are almost like ready-made buildings; all we need to do is solidify the parts that we need to be solid, and then excavate the sand, and we have our architecture.
Magnus Larsson excavation quote

The movie says, You can lose your job and your way and still rescue yourself. 'Larry Crowne' creates a self-excavated utopia, and I love that idea, that message.
— Julia Roberts

Loki in 'Thor' is the most incredible springboard into a sort of excavation of the darker aspects of human nature. So that was thrilling, coming back knowing that I'd built the boat and now I could set sail into choppier waters.
— Tom Hiddleston

We are the only ones who really can care about the preservation Foreigners who come to excavate, maybe some of them care about preservation, but the majority care about discoveries.
— excavation quotation by Zahi Hawass