A city is the place of availabilities. It is the place where a small boy, as he walks through it, may see something that will tell him what he wants to do his whole life.— Louis Kahn
Delightful City Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale.
It puts us in touch with the infinite cosmos and nature. It provides us with places and buildings for all human activities by which the citizens can live a full and harmonious life. Here the radiance of nature and heart are within our reach.
The cities, the roads, the countryside, the people I meet - they all begin to blur. I tell myself I am searching for something. But more and more, it feels like I am wandering, waiting for something to happen to me, something that will change everything, something that my whole life has been leading up to.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Lowly, unpurposeful and random as they may appear, sidewalk contacts are the small change from which a city's wealth of public life may grow.
To approach a city, or even a city neighborhood, as if it were a larger architectural problem, capable of being given order by converting it into a disciplined work of art, is to make the mistake of attempting to substitute art for life. The results of such profound confusion between art and life are neither life nor art. They are taxidermy.
American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
One cannot make architecture without studying the condition of life in the city
You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the kind who would go through fire for you. But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle.
When we deal with cities we are dealing with life at its most complex and intense. Planners are guided by principles derived from the behaviour and appearance of suburbs, tuberculosis sanatoria, fairs and imaginary dream cities - from anything but cities themselves.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
No city in the world, not even Athens or Rome, ever played as great a role in the life of a nation for so long a time, as Jerusalem has done in the life of the Jewish people.
All things come to those who wait.
Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
My parents were both from Scotland, but had been resident in Lower Canada some time before their marriage, which took place in Montreal; and in that city I spent most of my life.
Patience, grasshopper," said Maia. "Good things come to those who wait." "I always thought that was 'Good things come to those who do the wave,'" said Simon. "No wonder I've been so confused all my life.
A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.
I am going to St. Petersburg, Florida, tomorrow. Let the worthy citizens of Chicago get their liquor the best they can. I'm sick of the job-it's a thankless one and full of grief. I've been spending the best years of my life as a public benefactor.
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
Lets make no mistake about this: The American Dream starts with the neigborhoods. If we wish to rebuild our cities, we must first rebuild our neighborhoods. And to do that, we must understand that the quality of life is more important than the standard of living.
The street is the river of life of the city, the place where we come together, the pathway to the center.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
In a way I spend my entire life stealing from everything - from the past, from cities I love, from where I grew up - grabbing things, taking not only from architecture but from Italy, art, writing, poetry, music.
Lincolnshire is the Idaho of England.
You were either going to drive a tractor for the rest of your life or head for the city to work in a factory.
Greenwich Village always had its share of mind readers, but there are many more these days, and they seem to have moved closer to the mainstream of life in the city. What was crazy 10 years ago is now respectable, even among the best-educated New Yorkers.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
The country life is to be preferred, for there we see the works of God;
but in cities little else but the works of men. And the one makes a better subject for contemplation than the other.
City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.
Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will.
In Amsterdam, the river and canals have been central to city life for the last four centuries.
In a city where you walk around, it's impossible to plan your day and your life as accidents will happen, you'll overhear things, bump into people, and take unexpected turns.
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry.
Applied good taste is a mark of good citizenship.
Ugliness is a from of anarchy.. ugly cities, ugly advertising, ugly lives produce bad citizens.
City lights shine bright on my complexion, Self-reflection.
..red hairs flashing at the intersection. Life is a green light, one star, no script, Supporting actors...fresh peaches, no pit.
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city.
Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish.
It's all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets.