Quotes of City

“ Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Ye are the light of the world. A city set upon a hill cannot be hid. ”

- Bible

“ As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means. ”

- Albert Camus

“ Where the criminals cover their crimes by making them legal. ”

- Frank Dane

“ Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. ”

- Desmond Morris

“ 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

“ 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

“ The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ 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

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

- Coriolanus III

“ 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

“ 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

“ Petite ville, grand renom. Small town, great renown. ”

- Francois Rabelais

“ Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. ”

- Desmond Morris

“ In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans. ”

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“ 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

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

- Herbert Victor Prochnow

“ A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again. ”

- Margaret Mead

“ A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. ”

- Aristotle

“ A great city is that which has the greatest men and women. ”

- Walt Whitman

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

- Aldous Huxley

“ That is the way to lay the city flat, To bring the roof to the foundation, And bury all, which yet distinctly ranges, In heaps and piles of ruin. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ 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 give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night. ”

- Rupert Brooke

“ City life is millions of people being lonesome together. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion. ”

- Elwyn Brooks White

“ He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all. ”

- Michelangelo
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