In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness.
Coming from a small town it was tough to dream big.
When I grew up in a small town in Georgia, my biggest dream was one day to be able to go to Atlanta.
Monoculture hates small towns, artists, artisans and colorful diverse expression, preferring instead a one-size-fits-all solution.
I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
A literary movement consists of five or six people who live in the same town and hate each other cordially.
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
Towns are excrescences, gray fluxions, where men, hurrying to find one another, have lost themselves.
Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.
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?
God made the country and man made the town.
There's a lot of labor involved in the birth of a new town.
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library.
The only entrance requirement is interest.
You have to be self-reliant and strong to survive in this town. Otherwise you will be destroyed.
Every town has the same two malls: the one white people go to and the one white people used to go to.
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
I grew up in a very small town which is remote even by Indian standards.
I always dreamed of the world.
All these older kids here, and I'm the only one from a town that's so small, if everyone breathed at the same time, you'd run out of oxygen. Man, there is nothing there.
If I had to come up with something that just came to me, I think growing up in a small town, I want knowledge. I still think today, knowledge is one of the keys.
We did one pilot for FOX which was about this couple that moves to a town, and we play everyone in the entire town. So it was like a Peter Sellers film.
I was born in Abbott, Texas, a little small town in central Texas, and I was raised by my grandparents. And my parents divorced when I was six months old, and my grandparents raised me.
A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician.
Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden.
You have heard the story, havent you, about the man who was tarred and feathered and carried out of town on a rail? A man in the crowd asked him how he liked it. His reply was that if it was not for the honor of the thing, he would much rather walk.
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you -- tripping on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as Leif the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently; for in the very torrent, tempest, and as I may say, the whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.
Lately... Americans have begun to understand that trouble does not start somewhere on the other side of town. It seems to originate inside the absolute middle of the homemade cherry pie. In our history, the state has failed to respond to the weak. You could be white, male, Presbyterian and heterosexual besides, but if you get fired or if you get sick tomorrow, you might as well be Black, for all the state will want to hear from you.