quote by Jane Jacobs

The ballet of the good city sidewalk never repeats itself from place to place, and in any one place is always replete with new improvisations.

— Jane Jacobs

Most Powerful New City quotations

My dream is to drop three atomic bombs on New York City.

New city quote New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

Many offenders are tracked for prison at early ages, labeled as criminals in their teen years, and then shuttled from their decrepit, underfunded inner city schools to brand-new, high-tech prisons.

New city quote When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.
When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.

You don’t get black power by chanting it.

You get it by doing what the other groups have done. The Irish kept quiet. They didn’t shout “Irish Power”, “Jew Power”, [or] “Italian Power”. They kept their mouths shut and took over the police department of New York City, and the mayorship of Boston.

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City.

New York City is itself a detective story.

Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.

New city quote If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

I'm living every ten-year-old boy's fantasy.

The other day, Chris and I had this big scene where we had to pull out our guns, and I was thinking, 'Here we are in New York City - a place where every actor wants to be - and we are literally playing cops and robbers. How great is that?'

New Singapore will be one of the world's finest, most liveable cities.

Arts, theatres, museums, music and sports will flourish. Singapore will be a lively and exciting place.. Our city will not only have depth, but also the richness of diversity. But above all, Singapore will a home for Singaporeans.

With the spirit of my administration, New York City is poised for dramatic change. The era of fear has had a long enough reign.

New city quote I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.

I'm preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, that's coming up in New York City.

New York... is a city of geometric heights, a petrified desert of grids and lattices, an inferno of greenish abstraction under a flat sky, a real Metropolis from which man is absent by his very accumulation.

I love New York, even though it isn't mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.

New city quote If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline.

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.

If they don't have the Grand Ole Opry, like they do in Tennessee, just send me to hell or New York City, it would be about the same to me.

New city quote You can learn something new everyday if you listen.
You can learn something new everyday if you listen.

I get out of the taxi and it's probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the postcards, New York.

I liked Berkeley tremendously, Berkeley was a very leftist campus.

I came to love that city as much as I love Paris or the south of France or New York.

I'm the No. 1 developer in New York, I'm the biggest in Atlantic City, and maybe we'll keep it that way.

New city quote Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new strategy.

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.

Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners.

I have taught students from the New York City area so long I have a special affinity and rapport with them. It surprises me sometimes that there are students from anywhere else.

New city quote Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again; for I am like the moon, you
Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again; for I am like the moon, you will see me with a new face everyday.

Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners.

Although I was born in Idaho and now live in New York, I definitely identify with the European aesthetic. Paris is my mecca; it's where I discovered my flair for fashion. But I pay rent and work in New York, so that is my home - I love the culture clash of the city.

Well, first of all, I grew up in New York City, going to first a public school, then a private school, and when I got to the private school in Manhattan, I learned of what we called 'The Promised Land,' which are the Hamptons. I've always had an affinity for the Hamptons.

New city quote If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.
If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.

I have a bold plan to break from the Bloomberg years, and end the 'Tale of Two Cities' by providing real opportunity to all New Yorkers, no matter where they live.

I'm a straight shooter, a New York City girl. I see things as they are and call them as they are.

Every man needs a good, solid watch. My favorite watch is the Presidential Rolex. I own many watches, but this one is usually the one on my wrist. I buy mine in the Diamond District in New York City. Classic.

New city quote If your friends don't push you to be your best, you need new ones.
If your friends don't push you to be your best, you need new ones.

I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan.

Working with drug addicts, alcoholics, and so-called juvenile delinquents in New York City convinced me that instead of working with individuals, more effective methods would deal with the societal conditions that create dysfunctional behaviors in the first place.

I think the people here in New York appreciated what I brought to the table, and they showed it when I retired by the way they came out and supported me, and it meant a lot to me. It made me feel like I am a part of this city, and I will remain a part of this city.

New city quote Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the sh
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Though one can dine in New York, one could not dwell there.

'Sex and The City' was made to correct the myth that if you were single at a certain age, you were a leper. Its four characters are heroes to a lot of women; they run around New York, or Gotham - but they have fancy shoes instead of capes.

I didn't know the city at all, but I was so happy to be in New York I cried. I was so excited.

I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, 'There's no place like New York. It's the most exciting city in the world now. That's the way it is. That's it.'

[On Venice:] A wondrous city of fairest carving, reflected in gleaming waters swirled to new patterning by every passing gondola.