Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
— Cyril Connolly

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 suburbs quote

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
— Jorge Luis Borges

The nation can no longer afford to continue policies that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs.
— Jane Byrne

We now in the United States have more security guards for the rich than we have police services for the poor districts. If you're looking for personal security, far better to move to the suburbs than to pay taxes in New York.
— suburbs quotation by John Kenneth Galbraith