City Life Quotes

City life is millions of people being lonesome together. - Henry David Thoreau


The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it. - Charles Baudelaire


The cities of the world are concentric, isomorphic, synchronic. Only one exists and you are always in the same one. It's the effect of their permanent revolution, their intense circulation, their instantaneous magnetism. - Jean Baudrillard


What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness. - Joseph Brodsky


A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it. - Aldous Huxley


There is no solitude in the world like that of the big city. - Kathleen Norris


I've been in many of them and to some extent I would have to say this: If you've seen one city slum you've seen them all. - Unknown

We are a most solitary people, and we live, repelled by one another, in the gray, outcast cities of Cain. - Edward Dahlberg


We do not look in our great cities for our best morality. - Jane Austen


New Orleans is one of the two most ingrown, self-obsessed little cities in the United States. (The other is San Francisco) - Nora Ephron


How far must suffering and misery go before we see that even in the day of vast cities and powerful machines, the good earth is our mother and that if we destroy her, we destroy ourselves? - Christopher Darlington Morley


Not Philip, but Phillip's gold, took the cities of Greece. - Plutarch [Ploutarchos]


I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all. - Michelangelo


I live not in myself, but I become Portion of that around me; and to me High mountains are a feeling, but the hum Of human cities torture. - Lord Byron


All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim. (Where the Blue Begins) - Christopher Darlington Morley


It's one of the most progressive cities in the world. Shooting is only a sideline. - Will Rogers


We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.-Hubert H. Humphrey


We are, by many measures, one of the more diverse cities in the country, growing more diverse all the time, and one of the more harmonious in terms of how we live together.-John Hickenlooper


We can see cities during the day and at night, and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean, and see hurricanes form.-Sally Ride


We could raise prodigious cities and create nations, and explore the universe.-Jose C. Orozco


We didn't make the mistakes that many other cities did.-Ivan Allen


We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.Jane Austen


We have to make a determination of what the minimum standards are for police, fire and emergency services in all of America's major cities. Once we determine that, then we can decide what the funding is.-Warren Rudman


We must have an America in which White men and women can live and work, in their homes and in the streets of our cities, without fear.-George Lincoln Rockwell


We of America are especially fitted to visualize and to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness into a land of splendid cities.-James H. Breasted


We ought to be doing that with decent standard housing but if we have people who are absolutely on the streets in this case, I think it makes sense that tent cities are preferred to not having tent cities.-Mike Lowry


We say we want to create beauty, identity, quality, singularity. And yet, maybe in truth these cities that we have are desired. Maybe their very characterlessness provides the best context for living.-Rem Koolhaas


We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.-Ann Coulter


We use tools such as email, not just as a way to keep in daily touch with family members who live in other cities, but also as a way to keep in touch with staff and members of the public.-Tipper Gore


We're competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That's why it's important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key.-Richard M. Daley


We've achieved this feeling, for instance, with the colors. The colors in the park are harmonious with each other, not like in big cities where they don't.-John Hench


Well, first of all the Dominion Bureau of Statistics made a survey in the spring of 1970, which showed that on balance the difference in the cost of living between Canadian cities and American cities was 5 % to the advantage, of course, to the Canadian cities.-Leonard Woodcock


Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948.-Gianni Agnelli


What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.-Joseph Brodsky


What I'm going to be given I gather is not the key to the city, which in many cities is the case. It's the freedom medal, and for me freedom has always been associated traditionally within the city.-George Woodcock


What we don't talk about enough is Ohio's unique and remarkable quality of life. We are a state of cities, small towns and growing suburbs where life is affordable and destinations within reach. There is no better place to raise a family.-Bob Taft


So what this is is us, our personalities refined down on to a stage performance. In other words, the way we play is the end product of the way we live - we live in the cities, you see.-Alice Cooper


Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.-Archibald MacLeish


Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities.-Gavin Newsom


Taking the entire globe, if North America and Western Europe can be called the 'cities of the world', then Asia, Africa and Latin America constitute 'the rural areas of the world'.-Lin Biao


Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.-Kenzo Tange


The alarming thing in China is the almost total absence of primary care. Even in cities, there are no independent doctors' offices or neighborhood clinics, so people have to go to the hospital for every health care need.-Nancy Travis


The appalling crackdown that we witnessed in Hama and other Syrian cities on 30 and 31 July only erode the regime's legitimacy and increase resentment. In the absence of an end to the senseless violence and a genuine process of political reform, we will continue to pursue further EU sanctions.-William Hague


The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.-George Orwell


The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.-Italo Calvino


The cities and mansions that people dream of are those in which they finally live.-Lewis Mumford


The cities are the principal home and seat of the human group. They are the coral colony for Man, the collective being.-Alfred Doblin


The current administration has made the decision to cut dollars going for community development block grants, for various incentives to bring cities back.-Stephanie Tubbs Jones


The decision to use the atom bomb on Japanese cities, and the consequent buildup of enormous nuclear arsenals, was made by governments, on the basis of political and military perceptions.-Joseph Rotblat


The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then. You played in the spring training parks of major league teams, traveled throughout some great cities in Florida, and the pay was the best in A-ball.-Jim Evans


The Full Monty, ah, it's superb. The Full Monty showed how life really is in certain cities of England.-Mark Roberts


The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the continent like whales that have taken to the land.-Arnold J. Toynbee


The international game has changed for bidding cities.-Peter Ueberroth


The news in Europe, West and East, is still showing America in flames, flood, etc. Cities are shown underwater; befuddled American officials are shown trying to explain why we are winning the war on terrorism.-Richard Reeves


The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people.-Bill Alexander


The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.-Jane Jacobs


I think the internal combustion engine will disappear from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years because transportation will be mass transportation, or probably electrical power.-Gaylord Nelson


I went on to Cincinnati. I had got a taste of the big cities and them bright lights. I stayed there until I was about 18 or 19 and then I went on to Detroit.-John Lee Hooker


I went to public schools, and while Gary was, like most American cities, racially segregated, it was at least socially integrated - a cross section of children from families of all walks of life.-Joseph E. Stiglitz


I'm absolutely convinced that the threat we face now, the idea of a terrorist in the middle of one of our cities with a nuclear weapon, is very real and that we have to use extraordinary measures to deal with it.-Dick Cheney


I'm always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago than I will Duluth or some place like that. Just because of the history and the people there are way more knowledgeable than a lot of other cities. It's an amazing music scene with some great bands and great musicians.-Matt Cameron


I've never seen America as being one place, but I think the record industry people I've spoken to - although they will acknowledge that the cities are completely different from each other - I think they still handle it as being one territory.-Sean Booth


I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.-Gilbert K. Chesterton


If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture - not only national culture but global culture.-Barbara Kruger


In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S. troops be removed from front line combat positions in Iraqi cities and towns, turning over daily security patrols, interactions with citizens, and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves.-Peter DeFazio


In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.-Stephen Gardiner


In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places.-John Cale


In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.-Geoffrey Fisher


In my opinion, further consideration of those views will help us find a way out of the current impasse, and reveal to us the kinds of buildings and cities required by the informational society.-Kenzo Tange


In the large cities that received new Americans, there flowered a golden age of restaurants, manned by the available talent from abroad and fueled by the restless wealth of the newly rich.-David Joseph Schwartz


Iran has long sponsored terrorists who carry out homicide bombings in Israeli cities. However, it is a mistake to believe the danger Iran poses is directed at Israel alone.-John Doolittle


It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins.-Buenaventura Durruti


It's a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now.-Sean Connery


London, thou art the flower of cities all!-William Dunbar


Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.-Jeremy Taylor


Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.-Walter Benjamin

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