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City life is millions of people being lonesome together.

Henry David Thoreau, author

All things may be bought in Rome with money.

Juvenal, poet

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.

Rupert Brooke, poet

The city is not a concrete jungle. It is a human zoo.

Desmond Morris, scientist

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

Hubert Humphrey, politician

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

Jane Austen, writer

New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time, most unsolved.

Johnny Carson, comedian

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.

Aristophanes, poet

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

Arnold J. Toynbee, historian

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

Michelangelo Buonarroti,

The fog comes on little cat feet.It sits lookingover harbor and cityon silent haunchesand then moves on.

Carl Sandburg, poet

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

Joseph Brodsky, poet

As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.

Albert Camus, philosopher

New York is not Mecca. It just smells like it.

Neil Simon, playwright

All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.

Tacitus, historian

The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game and lost.

Murray Kempton, journalist

I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.

Michael Douglas, actor

When in Rome, do as Rome does.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

Any city however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another.

Plato, philosopher

The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.

Jay Leno, comedian

All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it -- an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view.

Peter Conrad,

Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.

Charles Caleb Colton, writer

Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.

Samuel Johnson, author

Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks.

Ada Louise Huxtable, critic

I found Rome brick, I left it marble.

Caesar Augustus,

Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.

Fred A. Allen,

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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, poet

Towns are excrescences, gray fluxions, where men, hurrying to find one another, have lost themselves.

E. M. Forster, novelist

A neighborhood is a residential area that is changing for the worse.

John Ciardi, dramatist

In the small town each citizen had done something in his own way to build the community. The town booster had a vision of the future which he tried to fulfill. The suburb dweller by contrast started with the future

Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

The international game has changed for bidding cities.

Peter Ueberroth, businessman

And that sweet city with her dreaming spires, She needs not June for beauty's heightening...

Matthew Arnold, poet

One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.

Thomas Wolfe, novelist

Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities. Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.

Godfried Danneels, clergyman

Who goes to Rome a beast returns a beast.

Italian Proverbs,

The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.

Walt Whitman, poet

What else can you expect from a town that's shut off from the world by the ocean on one side and New Jersey on the other?

O. Henry, writer

No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub.

C. Wright Mills, sociologist

Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.

John Berger, artist

The City attaches an exaggerated importance to the healing power of lunch.

Christopher Fieldes,

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

Thomas Jefferson, president

I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday.

W. C. Fields, comedian

The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine. It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book, but also in many, many more. Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies.

James Patterson, author

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, astronaut

If you're not in New York, you're camping out.

Thomas E. Dewey,

This city now does, like a garment, wear the beauty of the morning; silent bare, ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie open unto the fields and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

William Wordsworth, poet

Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities.

Gavin Newsom, politician

When a village ceases to be a community, it becomes oppressive in its narrow conformity. So one becomes an individual and migrates to the city. There, finding others like-minded, one re-establishes a village community. Nowadays only New Yorkers are yokels.

Paul Goodman, writer

As the streets that lead from the Strand to the Embankment are very narrow, it is better not to walk down them arm-in-arm. If you persist, lawyers

Virginia Woolf, author

Having covered some half a hundred cities, towns, villages, and wide spots in the road during the last tow years, George and I fairly wallowed in the comfort of our own home base.

Martin Milner, actor

The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.

John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

Washington is a city of people doing badly what should not be done at all.

Robert Gurney,

The city is recruited from the country.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

Where the criminals cover their crimes by making them legal. On Washington D. C.

Frank Dane,

Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.

Sophocles, poet

One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound.

Jane Austen, writer

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, journalist

No other city in the U.S. can divest the visitor of so much money with so little enthusiasm. In Dallas, they take away with gusto; in New Orleans, with a bow; in San Francisco, with a wink and a grin. In New York, you're lucky if you get a grunt.

Fletcher Knebel, author

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none.

Olivier Messiaen, composer

Nature made the fields and man the cities.

Marcus Terentius Varro, author

New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.

David Letterman, comedian

Man's course begins in a garden, but it ends in a city.

Alexander Maclaren,

A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.

Walt Whitman, poet

Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connection with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.

Rainer Maria Rilke, poet

Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.

E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White,

People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely.

Henry Cantwell Wallace, activist

Commuter -- one who spends his life in riding to and from his wife; And man who shaves and takes a train, and then rides back to shave again.

E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White,

Not to find one's way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance -- nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city -- as one loses oneself in a forest -- that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest.

Walter Benjamin, critic

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.

Robert Orben, entertainer

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

Kathleen Norris,

Cities are ... distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment: Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific: Earthquake.

Jean Baudrillard, sociologist

I am struck by the way people behave on the Tube. They look at each other beadily and inquisitively, and something goes on in their thoughts which must be equivalent to the way dogs and other animals, when they meet, sniff each other's arses and nuzzle each other's fur.

Graham Swift, author

Bush is very clever. When the debate should have been about the deterioration of our cities and the lack of action by government, he sent in his idiot to make an outrageous statement about Murphy Brown.

Tim Robbins, actor

All great art is born of the metropolis.

Ezra Pound, poet

A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.

Herbert Prochnow, businessman

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.

Lewis Mumford, sociologist

The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind.

Lewis Mumford, sociologist

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, sociologist

New York, the nation's thyroid gland.

Christopher Morley, author

Either these unsaved people are to be evangelized, or the leaven of communism and infidelity will assume such enormous proportions that it will break you in a reign of terror such as this country has never known.

Dwight L. Moody, clergyman

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.

Aristotle, philosopher

Long ago the country bore the country-town and nourished it with her best blood. Now the giant city sucks the country dry, insatiably and incessantly demanding and devouring fresh streams of men, till it wearies and dies in the midst of an almost uninhabited waste of country.

Oswald Spengler, philosopher

Boston is a moral and intellectual nursery always busy applying first principals to trifles.

George Santayana, philosopher

The city is loveliest when the sweet death racket begins. Her own life lived in defiance of nature, her electricity, her frigidaires, her soundproof walls, the glint of lacquered nails, the plumes that wave across the corrugated sky. Here in the coffin depths grow the everlasting flowers sent by telegraph.

Henry Miller, author

Three miles long and two streets wide, the town curls around the bay ... a gaudy run with Mediterranean splashes of color, crowded steep-pitched roofs, fishing piers and fishing boats whose stench of mackerel and gasoline is as aphrodisiac to the sensuous nose as the clean bar-whisky smell of a nightclub where call girls congregate.

Norman Mailer, novelist

Today's city is the most vulnerable social structure ever conceived by man.

Martin Oppenheimer,

A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.

Margaret Mead, scientist

The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.

Fred A. Allen,

There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

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.

Spiro T. Agnew, politician

There is no quiet place in the white man's cities. No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle of an insect's wings. But perhaps it is because I am a savage and do not understand. The clatter only seems to insult the ears.

Chief Seattle, leader

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, journalist

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.

Alphonse De Lamartine, poet

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