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City life is millions of people being lonesome together.

Henry David Thoreau, author

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.

Rupert Brooke, poet

All things may be bought in Rome with money.

Juvenal, poet

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

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

Desmond Morris, scientist

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,

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

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

Joseph Brodsky, poet

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

Carl Sandburg, poet

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

Murray Kempton, journalist

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

Jay Leno, comedian

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

Neil Simon, playwright

When in Rome, do as Rome does.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

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

Tacitus, historian

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

Michael Douglas, actor

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

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

Fred A. Allen,

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

Ada Louise Huxtable, critic

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

Samuel Johnson, author

I found Rome brick, I left it marble.

Caesar Augustus,

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

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

E. M. Forster, novelist

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

W. C. Fields, comedian

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

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,

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 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

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

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

Who goes to Rome a beast returns a beast.

Italian Proverbs,

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

Matthew Arnold, 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

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

Thomas Wolfe, novelist

The international game has changed for bidding cities.

Peter Ueberroth, businessman

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

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

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

Christopher Fieldes,

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

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

Thomas Jefferson, president

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, politician

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

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

Fred A. Allen,

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

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,

I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage.

Alan Brien, novelist

Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. About Paris

Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort,

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

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

The screech and mechanical uproar of the big city turns the citified head, fills citified ears -- as the song of birds, wind in the trees, animal cries, or as the voices and songs of his loved ones once filled his heart. He is sidewalk-happy.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

Country people tend to consider that they have a corner on righteousness and to distrust most manifestations of cleverness, while people in the city are leery of righteousness but ascribe to themselves all manner of cleverness.

Edward Hoagland, author

There is a time of life somewhere between the sullen fugues of adolescence and the retrenchments of middle age when human nature becomes so absolutely absorbing one wants to be in the city constantly, even at the height of summer.

Edward Hoagland, author

In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.

Simon Hoggart, journalist

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

Aldous Huxley, novelist

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

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

Robert Gurney,

There's no unemployment in squatter cities. Everyone works. One-sixth of humanity is there. It's soon going to be more than that.

Stewart Brand, author

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

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

John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

Cities may now bulldoze private citizens' homes, farms and small businesses to make way for shopping malls or other developments.

Bob Goodlatte, politician

The city is recruited from the country.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

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

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,

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

Martin Oppenheimer,

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

Jane Austen, 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

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

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

George Santayana, philosopher

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

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

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

What is a city, but the people; true the people are the city.

Coriolanus III,

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

Alexander Maclaren,

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

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

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

Herbert Prochnow, businessman

All great art is born of the metropolis.

Ezra Pound, poet

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,

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

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

Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.

William Jennings Bryan, lawyer

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

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

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, politician

I have a place in Chicago and I get there as much as I can... The city is so unbelievably beautiful. It's one of the greatest cities on the planet. My heart beats differently when I'm in Chicago. It slows down and I feel more at ease.

Jeremy Piven, actor

Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities.

Gavin Newsom, politician

New York, the nation's thyroid gland.

Christopher Morley, author

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