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#1. Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. - Author: Desmond Morris
Cities quotes by Desmond Morris
#2. How many cities of forty thousand, which is the population of Burlington, have a foreign policy? Well, we did. During my tenure as mayor we made the point that excessive spending on the military and unnecessary wars meant fewer resources to address the needs of ordinary people. Somewhere in the Reagan Library, or wherever these things are kept, there is a letter from the mayor of Burlington opposing the U.S. funding of contras in Nicaragua. The letter stated, "Stop the war against the people of Nicaragua. Use our tax dollars to feed the hungry and house the homeless. Stop killing the innocent people of Nicaragua." As - Author: Bernie Sanders
Cities quotes by Bernie Sanders
#3. I've enjoyed photography, ever since I was a teenager, and I'm still at it. I've had shows in various cities, around the country, and I have a number of pieces in permanent collections in museums that I'm very proud of. - Author: Leonard Nimoy
Cities quotes by Leonard Nimoy
#4. Unfortunately, there is no rule saying a city must be a nice place to live in order to attract fast population and economic growth. Parks, good governance, and smoothly flowing traffic are optional, not required. Sometimes cities grow at an astonishing rate, despite being hell on Earth. - Author: Laurence C. Smith
Cities quotes by Laurence C. Smith
#5. One man should not be afraid of improving his posessions, lest they be taken away from him, or another deterred by high taxes from starting a new business. Rather, the Prince should be ready to reward men who want to do these things and those who endeavour in any way to increase the prosperity of their city or their state. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Cities quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli
#6. Automobiles are often conveniently tagged as the villains responsible for the ills of cities and the disappointments and futilities of city planning. But the destructive effect of automobiles are much less a cause than a symptom of our incompetence at city building. - Author: Jane Jacobs
Cities quotes by Jane Jacobs
#7. As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means. - Author: Albert Camus
Cities quotes by Albert Camus
#8. Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country. - Author: Mason Cooley
Cities quotes by Mason Cooley
#9. Khaddar is an attempt to revise and reverse the process and establish a better relationship between the cities and villages. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Cities quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#10. Imperialistic war is a rebellion of technology which collects, in the form of "human material," the claims to which society has denied its natural material. Instead of draining rivers, society directs a human stream into a bed of trenches; instead of dropping seeds from airplanes, it drops incendiary bombs over cities; and through gas warfare the aura is abolished in a new way. - Author: Walter Benjamin
Cities quotes by Walter Benjamin
#11. Sometimes, in the throes of a nightmare when unseen powers whirl one over the roofs of strange dead cities toward the grinning chasm of Nis, it is a relief and even a delight to shriek wildly and throw oneself voluntarily along with the hideous vortex of dream-doom into whatever bottomless gulf may yawn. - Author: H.P. Lovecraft
Cities quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#12. Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. - Author: John Green
Cities quotes by John Green
#13. I'm not a person - and my wife also - we don't really go to the beach or anything like that. We go to cities. - Author: Robert Barry
Cities quotes by Robert Barry
#14. ... Magic is often a tricky thing. Often it is explainable. People fly through the air in planes and live underwater in submarines. Plants grow within weeks and cities operate and sustain millions of people. A person can talk to practically anyone almost anywhere around the world instantly. People's images are transported by photo in the time it takes to press a button. Dinosaurs seem real, huge apes exist, and other worlds are a movie ticket away. - Author: Obert Skye
Cities quotes by Obert Skye
#15. So that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn't because of Black Power, isn't because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; it's not because of the rebellions that are occurring in the major cities. - Author: Stokely Carmichael
Cities quotes by Stokely Carmichael
#16. It's hard to be a saint in the city. - Author: Bruce Springsteen
Cities quotes by Bruce Springsteen
#17. The real work of men was hunting meat. The invention of agriculture was a giant step in the wrong direction, leading to serfdom, cities, and empire. From a race of hunters, artists, warriors, and tamers of horses, we degraded ourselves to what we are now: clerks, functionaries, laborers, entertainers, processors of information. - Author: Edward Abbey
Cities quotes by Edward Abbey
#18. There's no Democratic way to run a city and there's no Republican way to run a city
just the right way to run a city. - Author: Buddy Cianci
Cities quotes by Buddy Cianci
#19. The storyteller is deep inside everyone of us. The story-maker is always with us. Let us suppose our world is attacked by war, by the horrors that we all of us easily imagine. Let us suppose floods wash through our cities, the seas rise ... but the storyteller will be there, for it is our imaginations which shape us, keep us, create us - for good and for ill. It is our stories that will recreate us, when we are torn, hurt, even destroyed. It is the storyteller, the dream-maker, the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, that represents us at our best, and at our most creative. - Author: Doris Lessing
Cities quotes by Doris Lessing
#20. L.A.: where there's never weather, and walking is a crime. L.A.: where the streetlights and palm trees go on forever, where darkness never comes, like a deal that never goes down, a meeting that's never taken. The City of Angels: where every cockroach has a screenplay and even the winos wear roller skates. It's that kind of town. - Author: Ian Shoales
Cities quotes by Ian Shoales
#21. It was the hard work of our people, the freedom they enjoyed and their faith in God that built this country and made it the envy of the world. In all of our great cities and towns evidence of the faith of our people is found: houses of worship of every denomination are among the oldest structures. While never willing to bow to a tyrant, our forefathers were always willing to get to their knees before God. When catastrophe threatened, they turned to God for deliverance. When the harvest was bountiful the first thought was thanksgiving to God. - Author: Ronald Reagan
Cities quotes by Ronald Reagan
#22. But let us not forget that cities are like human beings. They are born, they go through childhood and adolescence, they grow old, and eventually they die - Author: Elif Shafak
Cities quotes by Elif Shafak
#23. Detroit is big enough to matter in the world and small enough for you to matter in it. - Author: Jeanette Pierce
Cities quotes by Jeanette Pierce
#24. The camera is one of the most frightening of modern weapons, particularly to people who have been in warfare, who have been bombed and shelled for at the back of a bombing run is invariably a photograph. In the back of ruined towns, and cities, and factories, there is aerial mapping, or spy mapping, usually with a camera. Therefore the camera is a feared instrument, and a man with a camera is suspected and watched wherever he goes ... In the minds of most people today the camera is the forerunner of destruction, and it is suspected, and rightly so. - Author: John Steinbeck
Cities quotes by John Steinbeck
#25. You but winnowed out those who have made their pride a funeral shroud." Jaren met Rain's eyes. "Our world has changed, Feyreisen. I have watched great Fey cities die, seen our forests fade back into desert, and listened to my shei'tani weep for the children her womb will not bear. It seems to me when the ways of the past lead only to death, then change is the only hope for life. - Author: C.L. Wilson
Cities quotes by C.L. Wilson
#26. I like New York in the spring and in the fall. It's one of the best cities to walk that I've ever been in. - Author: Terry O'Quinn
Cities quotes by Terry O'Quinn
#27. We live in secret cities
And we travel unmapped roads.

We speak words between us that we recognize
But which cannot be looked up.

They are our words.
They come from very far inside our mouths.

You and I, we are the secret citizens of the city
Inside us, and inside us

There go all the cars we have driven
And seen, there are all the people

We know and have known, there
Are all the places that are

But which used to be as well. This is where
They went. They did not disappear.

We each take a piece
Through the eye and through the ear.

It's loud inside us, in there, and when we speak
In the outside world

We have to hope that some of that sound
Does not come out, that an arm

Not reach out
In place of the tongue. - Author: Alberto Alvaro Rios
Cities quotes by Alberto Alvaro Rios
#28. Dubai,I think is a big bore - a city deliberately built to appeal to tourism, and only built for that purpose, and not possessing a valid culture or history of its own. - Author: Arthur Frommer
Cities quotes by Arthur Frommer
#29. With the spirit of my administration, New York City is poised for dramatic change. The era of fear has had a long enough reign. - Author: Rudy Giuliani
Cities quotes by Rudy Giuliani
#30. Say you could view a time lapse film of our planet: what would you see?

Transparent images moving through light, "an infinite storm of beauty."
The beginning is swaddled in mists, blasted by random blinding flashes. Lava pours and cools; seas boil and flood. Clouds materialize and shift; now you can see the earth's face through only random patches of clarity. The land shudders and splits, like pack ice rent by widening lead. Mountains burst up, jutting, and dull and soften before your eyes, clothed in forests like felt. The ice rolls up, grinding green land under water forever; the ice rolls back. Forests erupt and disappear like fairy rings. The ice rolls up- mountains are mowed into lakes, land rises wet from the sea like a surfacing whale- the ice rolls back.

A blue-green streaks the highest ridges, a yellow-green spreads from the south like a wave up a strand. A red dye seems to leak from the north down the ridges and into the valleys, seeping south; a white follows the red, then yellow-green washes north, then red spreads again, then white, over and over, making patterns of color too intricate to follow. Slow the film. You see dust storms, locusts, floods, in dizzying flash-frames.

Zero in on a well-watered shore and see smoke from fires drifting. Stone cities rise, spread, and crumble, like paths of alpine blossoms that flourish for a day an inch above the permafrost, that iced earth no root can suck, and wither in a hour. New cit - Author: Annie Dillard
Cities quotes by Annie Dillard
#31. The Earth is an animal that shakes off its fleas when they dig too deep, bite too hard. It shifts and our cities fall; it sighs and the coasts are overtaken. - Author: Dave Eggers
Cities quotes by Dave Eggers
#32. Cites and Thrones and Powers
Stand in Time's eye
Which daily die;
But, as new buds put forth
To glad new men,
Out of the spend and unconsidered Earth,
The cities will rise again - Author: Rudyard Kipling
Cities quotes by Rudyard Kipling
#33. He studied cities as women study their reflections. - Author: O. Henry
Cities quotes by O. Henry
#34. In the period from 1945 to 1960, the number of orchestras in the country doubled, book sales rose some 250 percent, and art museums opened in most major cities. Ballet was quick to catch up: between 1958 and 1969 the number of ballet companies nationwide with more than twenty members nearly tripled. - Author: Jennifer Homans
Cities quotes by Jennifer Homans
#35. Soaring at this altitude, I saw Elsace as something so much cleaner. Lakes turned to puddles, cities into toys. The squalor of the slums went invisible and everything smelled fresh like rain. It was one of the reasons I loved the Wastrel. I felt so far away from all that misery down below. - Author: Meg Merriet
Cities quotes by Meg Merriet
#36. Those who know New York City primarily through tourism or mass culture may think of us natives as possessing certain shared characteristics, not all of them flattering. But the true, volatile charisma of New York lies in how balkanised it is. - Author: Jonathan Dee
Cities quotes by Jonathan Dee
#37. The union of men in large masses is indispensable to the development and rapid growth of the higher faculties of men. Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization whence light and heat radiated out into the dark cold world. - Author: Theodore Parker
Cities quotes by Theodore Parker
#38. Our societies probably work best if they mimic as closely as possible the small-scale communities of our ancestors. We certainly did not evolve to live in cities with millions of people where we bump into strangers everyone we go, are threatened by them in dark streets, sit next to them in the bus, and give them the finger in traffic jams. - Author: Frans De Waal
Cities quotes by Frans De Waal
#39. If we desire a kinder nation, seeing it through the eyes of children is an eminently sensible endeavor: A city that is pro-child,for example, is also a more humane place for adults. - Author: Richard Louv
Cities quotes by Richard Louv
#40. I quite like Pilates now. I have a Pilates girl in every city. - Author: Hugh Grant
Cities quotes by Hugh Grant
#41. Even though I support the blue side of Manchester's football heritage, I don't really mind that wherever I go in the world it's not Manchester City that starts the conversation. 'Ah, yes, Manchester United,' is the response when I say where I come from. It's commonplace everywhere - in Europe, Africa, Asia and even the U.S. - Author: Lucy Powell
Cities quotes by Lucy Powell
#42. If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Cities quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#43. I joined an improv group in college, which was a lot of fun. After I graduated, I moved to Chicago to try to get into the Second City. - Author: Steve Carell
Cities quotes by Steve Carell
#44. Thus the city repeats its life, identical, shifting up and down on its empty chessboard. The inhabitants repeat the same scenes, with the acton changed; they repeat the same speeches with variously combined accents; they open alternate mouths in identical yawns. Alone, among all the cities of the empire, Eutropia remains always the same. Mercury, god of the fickle, to whom the city is sacred, worked this ambiguous miracle. - Author: Italo Calvino
Cities quotes by Italo Calvino
#45. A young city, Miami lacks the history, the roots, and the traditions of other major metropolitan areas. Everybody here is from someplace else. - Author: Edna Buchanan
Cities quotes by Edna Buchanan
#46. Each new Clarice, compact as a living body with its smells and its breath, shows off, like a gem, what remains of the ancient Clarices, fragmentary and dead. - Author: Italo Calvino
Cities quotes by Italo Calvino
#47. Sapphique strapped the wings to his arms and flew, over oceans and plains, over glass cities and mountains of gold. Animals fled; people pointed up. He flew so far, he saw the sky above him and the sky said, "Turn back, my son, for you have climbed too high." Sapphique laughed, as he rarely did. "Not this time. This time I beat on you until you open."
But Incarceron was angered, and struck him down. - Author: Catherine Fisher
Cities quotes by Catherine Fisher
#48. The Bible begins gloriously with Paradise, the symbol of youth, and ends with the everlasting kingdom, with the holy city. The history of every man should be a Bible. - Author: Novalis
Cities quotes by Novalis
#49. Since its founding, Detroit has been a place of perpetual flames. Three times the city has suffered race riots and three times the city has burned to the ground. The city's flag acknowledges as much. Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus: We hope for better things; it shall rise from the ashes. - Author: Charlie LeDuff
Cities quotes by Charlie LeDuff
#50. Start locally and build. Start small and grow. Start in your house, then move to your school, your book club, your gym, your church, your temple, your city. - Author: Laurie David
Cities quotes by Laurie David
#51. Early in the 1990s, I flew alone in a dandelion-yellow, single-engine, 180-horsepower Piper Cherokee from Westchester County Airport in New York westward to the Rocky Mountains, landing and refuelling a good many times in middle-sized cities and towns along the way. - Author: Cynthia Ozick
Cities quotes by Cynthia Ozick
#52. The larger question for the Northwest, where the cities are barely a hundred years old but contain three-fourths of the population, is whether the wild land can provide work for those who need it as their source of income without being ruined for those who need it as their source of sanity. - Author: Timothy Egan
Cities quotes by Timothy Egan
#53. WE two boys together clinging,
One the other never leaving,
Up and down the roads going, North and South excursions making,
Power enjoying, elbows stretching, fingers clutching,
Arm'd and fearless, eating, drinking, sleeping, loving.
No law less than ourselves owning, sailing, soldiering, thieving,
threatening,
Misers, menials, priests alarming, air breathing, water drinking, on
the turf or the sea-beach dancing,
Cities wrenching, ease scorning, statutes mocking, feebleness
chasing,
Fulfilling our foray. - Author: Walt Whitman
Cities quotes by Walt Whitman
#54. I had read a Tale of Two Cities and found it up to my standards as a romantic novel. She opened the first page and I heard poetry for the first time in my life ... her voice slid in and curved down trough and over the words. She was nearly singing. - Author: Maya Angelou
Cities quotes by Maya Angelou
#55. What would it mean to live
in a city whose people were changing
each other's despair into hope?
You yourself must change it. - Author: Adrienne Rich
Cities quotes by Adrienne Rich
#56. As to when I shall visit civilization, it will not be soon, I think. I have not tired of the wilderness; rather I enjoy its beauty and the vagrant life I lead, more keenly all the time. I prefer the saddle to the streetcar and star-sprinkled sky to a roof, the obscure and difficult trail, leading into the unknown, to any paved highway, and the deep peace of the wild to the discontent bred by cities. Do you blame me then for staying here, where I feel that I belong and am one with the world around me? It is true that I miss intelligent companionship, but there are so few with whom I can share the things that mean so much to me that I have learned to contain myself. It is enough that I am surrounded with beauty ...
Even from your scant description, I know that I could not bear the routine and humdrum of the life that you are forced to lead. I don't think I could ever settle down. I have known too much of the depths of life already, and I would prefer anything to an anticlimax. - Author: Everett Ruess
Cities quotes by Everett Ruess
#57. Perhaps the most serious obstacle impeding the evolution of a land ethic is the fact that our educational and economic system is headed away from, rather than toward, an intense consciousness of land. Your true modern is separated from the land by many middlemen, and by innumerable physical gadgets. He has no vital relation to it; to him it is the space between cities on which crops grow. Turn him loose for a day on the land, and if the spot does not happen to be a golf links or a "scenic" area, he is bored stiff. If crops could be raised by hydroponics instead of farming, it would suit him very well. Synthetic substitutes for wood, leather, wool, and other natural land products suit him better than the originals. In short, land is something he has "outgrown - Author: Aldo Leopold
Cities quotes by Aldo Leopold
#58. Forget about banks that are too big to fail; the focus should be on cities, municipalities and countries that are too big to fail. - Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin
Cities quotes by Andrew Ross Sorkin
#59. Besides infrastructure, there is a huge opportunity in housing and urbanisation of cities - not only building new ones, but also renewing the infrastructure of old cities to make them more livable. This provides tremendous scope for large investments to fuel growth. - Author: Jamshyd Godrej
Cities quotes by Jamshyd Godrej
#60. Look at London or Paris: they're both filthy. You don't get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city. - Author: Tadao Ando
Cities quotes by Tadao Ando
#61. All Gaza's temples are torn down and burned and the city is cleansed of every belief but the Christian faith. The most stubborn opponents, faute de mieux, are tied up, marched away to the provincial capital, severely tortured, and all killed mala morte, 'a great number.' - Author: Ramsay MacMullen
Cities quotes by Ramsay MacMullen
#62. The human race will have no respite from evils until those who are really philosophers acquire political power or until, through some divine dispensation, those who rule and have political authority in the cities become real philosophers. - Author: Plato
Cities quotes by Plato
#63. With its population made up of two categories of people, those who do business and those upon whom they prey, the city has only a painful life to offer the young person who goes there to learn and to study; for sooner or later anyone who lives there, whatever his constitution, becomes disturbed and is eventually deranged and destroyed by the city, often in the most deadly and insidious manner. - Author: Thomas Bernhard
Cities quotes by Thomas Bernhard
#64. The sweetest souls, like the sweetest flowers, soon canker in cities, and no purity is rarer there than the purity of delight. - Author: Walter Savage Landor
Cities quotes by Walter Savage Landor
#65. The Gray soldiers prowl the cities ensuring order, ensuring obedience to the hierarchy. The Whites arbitrate their justice and push their philosophy. Pinks pleasure and serve in highColor homes. Silvers count and manipulate currency and logistics. Yellows study the medicines and sciences. Greens develop technology. Blues navigate the stars. Coppers run the beauracracy. Every Color has a purpose. Every Color props up the Golds. The - Author: Pierce Brown
Cities quotes by Pierce Brown
#66. A man perfects himself by working. Foul jungles are cleared away, fair seed-fields rise instead, and stately cities; and with the man himself first ceases to be a jungle, and foul unwholesome desert thereby. The man is now a man. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
Cities quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#67. Why can't a state that launches cosmonauts into space provide enough eggs and milk for its city children during the winter months? - Author: Harrison Salisbury
Cities quotes by Harrison Salisbury
#68. The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city. - Author: David Harvey
Cities quotes by David Harvey
#69. The marketplace for books when I entered the business shortly after World War II consisted of a thousand or so well stocked independent booksellers in major towns and cities supplemented by thousands of smaller shops that carried limited stocks of mostly current titles along with greeting cards, toys and so on. - Author: Jason Epstein
Cities quotes by Jason Epstein
#70. When I stand on a street in a Canadian city and look across the street, it couldn't be anywhere but Canada, but how can I prove it? - Author: Margaret Mead
Cities quotes by Margaret Mead
#71. Justin is twenty-four years old: the world will never be more suited to him than it is now, he will never feel more embraced by life or have greater faith in his right to exist. The earth and the oxygen, the cities and lights, the nights and the beaches seem created for him and for those like him. - Author: Sonya Hartnett
Cities quotes by Sonya Hartnett
#72. He existed a step or two to one side of the common world, largely out of sight, a shadow, all but invisible. Whatever he owned, either he could hoist it on his back and lug it along or he could walk away from it. Anonymity was the thing he loved most about the city, being a part of it and apart from it at the same time. - Author: James Sallis
Cities quotes by James Sallis
#73. We recently had a referendum in New York about extending the forest preserve. The city voted for it by a large majority; yet as I walk the streets I do not see afforestation written with conviction on the harried faces of my fellow citizens. - Author: Learned Hand
Cities quotes by Learned Hand
#74. You can save the city, but having the city be in jeopardy is one thing and having the people you care about be in jeopardy is another. - Author: Marc Guggenheim
Cities quotes by Marc Guggenheim
#75. Cities are just a physical manifestation of your interactions, our interactions, and the clustering and grouping of individuals. - Author: Geoffrey West
Cities quotes by Geoffrey West
#76. I work really long hours and work a lot and have done press tours and junkets, but there is nothing like a presidential campaign that I have experienced before ... I think at one point we visited three different cities in one state in 12 hours. It's exhausting. - Author: America Ferrera
Cities quotes by America Ferrera
#77. Whyte's work remains a living and usable handbook for improving our cities, our countryside, and our lives. - Author: Nathan Glazer
Cities quotes by Nathan Glazer
#78. My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population. - Author: Satyajit Ray
Cities quotes by Satyajit Ray
#79. I've always preferred the city at night. I believe that San Judas, or any city, belongs to the people who sleep there. Or maybe they don't sleep - some don't - but they live there. Everybody else is just a tourist.
Venice, Italy, for instance, pulls in a millions tourists for their own Carnival season but the actual local population is only a couple of hundred thousand. Lots of empty canals and streets at night, especially when you get away from the big hotels, and the residents pretty much have it to themselves when tourist season slows during the winter.
Jude has character - everybody agrees on that. It also has that thing I like best about a city: You can never own it, but it you treat it with respect it will eventually invite you in and make you one of its true citizens. But like I said, you've got to live there. If you're never around after the bars close, or at the other end of the night as the early workers get up to start another day and the coffee shops and news agents raise their security gates, then you don't really know the place, do you? - Author: Tad Williams
Cities quotes by Tad Williams
#80. I'm not a New Yorker. I grew up in Detroit. A lot of people think it's one big city but they're completely different. - Author: Mike Binder
Cities quotes by Mike Binder
#81. I feel like I'm a New Yorker because I really know the city. I actually tell the drivers where to go - I have this bad habit, I always question the drivers. I do that all the time because I feel like I know the best way, when really it's like, 'Yo, man, shut up. This dude does this every day of his life.' - Author: J. Cole
Cities quotes by J. Cole
#82. I had only to remember that centuries before, men fell in battle for the daughter of Troy, that passions carried greater weight than decorum. It took so little to prove that human life and property are devastatingly temporary. All she had to do was lie down for a prince. They burned the city to the ground. - Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Cities quotes by Brenna Yovanoff
#83. New Orleans is a city whose basic industry is the service industry. That's why it makes its money. That's - it brings people to the city. People come to the city and experience the wonders of this extraordinary city and everything else. The question is that, how do we create jobs which are the jobs that have pay, that - living wages? - Author: Danny Glover
Cities quotes by Danny Glover
#84. [In-group exclusivism has] killed more human beings and destroyed more cities and villages than all the epidemics, hurricanes, storms, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions taken together. It has brought upon mankind more suffering than any other catastrophe. - Author: Pitirim Sorokin
Cities quotes by Pitirim Sorokin
#85. If I manage to write something that I consider good and valuable in a particular place, that spot automatically has a special aura for me. In Albania, there are two cities where I have written the majority of my work: Gjirokaster, my home city, and Tirana. - Author: Ismail Kadare
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#86. In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S. troops be removed from front line combat positions in Iraqi cities and towns, turning over daily security patrols, interactions with citizens, and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves. - Author: Peter DeFazio
Cities quotes by Peter DeFazio
#87. Children whose developing lungs are particularly vulnerable suffer the most from air pollution. For children, breathing the air in cities with the worst pollution, such as Beijing, Calcutta, Mexico City, Shanghai, and Tehran, is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. - Author: Lester R. Brown
Cities quotes by Lester R. Brown
#88. We could build entire cities out of the stories of loneliness. - Author: Hannah Brencher
Cities quotes by Hannah Brencher
#89. I will say that growing up as a kid in an urban environment and having lived in cities all my life, the one achievement that everyone can look forward to is getting the perfect parking spot. - Author: Saul Perlmutter
Cities quotes by Saul Perlmutter
#90. Across thirty-two cities worldwide, people in 2006 were walking an average 10 percent faster than they were in 1994. - Author: Richard O'Connor
Cities quotes by Richard O'Connor
#91. Many years from now when your children ask what New York City was like just after 9/11, this will be the book you give them in response. It's an exquisite novel full of heart, soul, passion and intelligence, and it's the one this great New York author was born to write. - Author: Lee Child
Cities quotes by Lee Child
#92. If every citizen can get rid of indiscipline syndrome, we have immense potential to build more productive, conflict-free, harmonious and peaceful communities, societies, cities, nations and world. - Author: Vishwas Chavan
Cities quotes by Vishwas Chavan
#93. Marriage is a civil right. If you don't want gay people to marry in your church, good for you. But you can't say they can't marry in your city. - Author: Julian Bond
Cities quotes by Julian Bond
#94. Most of the mosques were built in our cities in recent years because Turkish citizens in those neighborhoods feel a growing need for places to pray. - Author: Wolfgang Schauble
Cities quotes by Wolfgang Schauble
#95. Exeter City's trip to Old Trafford will be a great day for their fans but that is about it - they won't get the result they want against Manchester United. - Author: Mark Lawrenson
Cities quotes by Mark Lawrenson
#96. I was born in Suzhou, a city not very far from Shanghai. It's a very interesting town - there is a long artist's tradition there, especially during the Ming and Ching dynasties, which produced many, many scholars and painters and so forth. That's where my family lived for 600, 700 years. - Author: I.M. Pei
Cities quotes by I.M. Pei
#97. And when this intoxication has worn away ... when every desire is fulfilled and every language learned- when there are no more distant cities to explore; no classics to be studied; not another coin to be stuffed in to one's coffers- what then? One can have all the comforts of the world, but what use are they if there is no comfort in them? - Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Cities quotes by Seth Grahame-Smith
#98. New York City is the most important location in the world ... it is the center for fashion, culture and finance. - Author: Jared Kushner
Cities quotes by Jared Kushner
#99. We need to discover a common middle ground in which all of these things, from the city to the wilderness, can somehow be encompassed in the word "home." - Author: William Cronon
Cities quotes by William Cronon
#100. As long as the wetland looks pretty and also attracts ducks from time to time, it is regarded as a complete success. An attractive appearance is fine and is of considerable concern in urban developments.

It is the pretense that such wetlands also create rich habitats which is objectionable, when urban development is the primary cause of loss of diversity in a wide range of ecosystems around cities including wetlands.

The one ecologically positive thing that most created wetlands do a reasonable job of is water treatment, because the limited range of plants likely to survive the semi-toxic soils and waters of newly created wetlands are invariably colonisers that will also use up a wide range of nutrients. - Author: Nick Romanowski
Cities quotes by Nick Romanowski
#101. There are eleven or twelve or thirteen cities in China with populations of over 10 million people and most people in the West have never even heard of these cities. - Author: Roger Corman
Cities quotes by Roger Corman
#102. I live in Sydney now. I came here for the show and never went home - I do like it, it's a big change ... it's a big city, it's very fast. - Author: Kate DeAraugo
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#103. The Rusty Ruins were the remains of an old city, a hulking reminder of back when there'd been way too many people, and everyone was incredibly stupid. And ugly. - Author: Scott Westerfeld
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#104. No history much? Perhaps. Only this ominous Dark beauty flowering under veils, Trapped in the spectrum of a dying style: A village like an instinct left to rust, Composed around the echo of a pistol-shot. - Author: Lawrence Durrell
Cities quotes by Lawrence Durrell
#105. The whole city stopped - And this is a pause worth savouring, because the world will soon be complicated again. - Author: Jon McGregor
Cities quotes by Jon McGregor
#106. I read the New York Times, and if I'm in a different city, I'll skim that paper. - Author: David Cross
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#107. Buildings are seldom just buildings in downtown Chicago, they are Examples, and not a city on Earth, I swear, is as knowledgeably preoccupied with architectural meaning. Where else would a department store include in its advertisements the name of the architect who created it, or a newspaper property section throw in a scholarly exposition of theoretical design? - Author: Jan Morris
Cities quotes by Jan Morris
#108. The city of Washington is in some respects self-contained, and it is easy there to forget what the rest of the United States is thinking about. I count it a fortunate circumstance that almost all the windows of the White House and its offices open upon unoccupied spaces that stretch to the banks of the Potomacand that as I sit there I can constantly forget Washington and remember the United States. - Author: Woodrow Wilson
Cities quotes by Woodrow Wilson
#109. Not the most beautiful, or artistic, or intellectual of cities in Italy, Ascoli Piceno is certainly one of the most easy going and affable, good to look at without being awesome. It is energetic and worldly, and it eats well. - Author: Kate Simon
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#110. A vision of the Shining One swirling into our world, a monstrous, glorious flaming pillar of incarnate, eternal Evil--of people passing through its radiant embrace into that hideous, unearthly life-in-death which I had seen enfold the sacrifices--of armies trembling into dancing atoms of diamond dust beneath the green ray's rhythmic death--of cities rushing out into space upon the wings of that other demoniac force which Olaf had watched at work--of a haunted world through which the assassins of the Dweller's court stole invisible, carrying with them every passion of hell--of the rallying to the Thing of every sinister soul and of the weak and the unbalanced, mystics and carnivores of humanity alike; for well I knew that, once loosed, not any nation could hold the devil-god for long and that swiftly its blight would spread! - Author: A. Merritt
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#111. I like looking at the countryside as well as anyone ... a little countryside goes a long way, but it's almost like the DNA of a civilisation is in its cities. - Author: Jonathan Meades
Cities quotes by Jonathan Meades
#112. Jaipur, like Florence or Kyoto, other artisan-rich cities to which it roughly compares, has always been known for its craftsmanship. - Author: Hanya Yanagihara
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#113. Brazil will change when its cities change. - Author: Jaime Lerner
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#114. What is the city in which we sit here, but an aggregate of incongruous materials, which have obeyed the will of some man? - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#115. For every show that we do, anyone that rides public transit, bikes, or walk, we offer them a $5 voucher at the merch table. It gets people using the infrastructure in the area. Hopefully, the venues where we play will lobby city council and say, we need bike paths, sidewalk repair. That stuff affects so many people's lives. - Author: Ben Sollee
Cities quotes by Ben Sollee
#116. Nothing that we do, is done in vain. I believe, with all my soul, that we shall see triumph. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#117. No matter what happens, never hold grudges. Grudges are the worst things in life. No matter if that grudge is justified, it's the poison that kills entire cities. - Author: Pepper Winters
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#118. From a business perspective, the question related to cities and sustainability is clear and compelling: can you have a healthy company in an unhealthy city? Arguably, no. Companies need healthy cities to provide reliable infrastructure, an educated and vital workforce, a vibrant economy, and a safe and secure environment to survive and thrive. Business executives have a lot to learn from cities, and a lot to contribute, and this book shows the way, chronicling the successes and the lessons learned about what it takes to make a city healthy, in every sense of the word. - Author: Joel Makower
Cities quotes by Joel Makower
#119. The Olympic Games are highly commercialised. They purport to follow the traditions of an ancient athletics competition, but today it is the commercial aspect that is most apparent. I have seen how, through sport, cities and corporations compete against each other for financial gain. - Author: Ai Weiwei
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#120. In coastal waters rich in runoff, plankton can swarm densely, a million in a drop of water. They color the sea brown and green where deltas form from big rivers, or cities dump their sewage. Tiny yet hugely important, plankton govern how well the sea harvests the sun's bounty, and so are the foundation of the ocean's food chain. - Author: Gregory Benford
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#121. Our deepest need as human beings absolutely centers around our need for genuine love and meaningful connection. Jobs we can quit, houses we can sell, cities we can move away from, but it is our most intimate relationships that penetrate our hearts, our souls, and our minds like nothing else in this world. - Author: Shannon Tanner
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#122. Here lies the real terror in the international war of ideologies; that a city knows not whom it entertains. - Author: Rebecca West
Cities quotes by Rebecca West
#123. I'm a Sagittarian, see, I can't be fenced in. I been living in Las Vegas, greatest city in the world. I look out my window for 100 miles. In Vegas, there's nothing to do but gamble, drink or have sex. I have two of 'em. - Author: Redd Foxx
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#124. Give me the strongest cheese, the one that stinks best;
and I want the good wine, the swirl in crystal
surrendering the bruised scent of blackberries,
or cherries, the rich spurt in the back
of the throat, the holding it there before swallowing.
Give me the lover who yanks open the door
of his house and presses me to the wall
in the dim hallway, and keeps me there until I'm drenched
and shaking, whose kisses arrive by the boatload
and begin their delicious diaspora
through the cities and small towns of my body.
To hell with the saints, with martyrs
of my childhood meant to instruct me
in the power of endurance and faith,
to hell with the next world and its pallid angels
swooning and sighing like Victorian girls.
I want this world. I want to walk into
the ocean and feel it trying to drag me along
like I'm nothing but a broken bit of scratched glass,
and I want to resist it. I want to go
staggering and flailing my way
through the bars and back rooms,
through the gleaming hotels and weedy
lots of abandoned sunflowers and the parks
where dogs are let off their leashes
in spite of the signs, where they sniff each
other and roll together in the grass, I want to
lie down somewhere and suffer for love until
it nearly kills me, and then I want to get up again
and put on that little black dress and wait
for you, yes you, to come over here - Author: Kim Addonizio
Cities quotes by Kim Addonizio
#125. Fancy a novel about Chicago or Buffalo, let us say, or Nashville, Tennessee! There are just three big cities in the United States that are 'story cities'- New York, of course, New Orleans, and, best of the lot, San Francisco. - Author: Frank Norris
Cities quotes by Frank Norris
#126. I never saw a sky like the sky over Dorrego - so vast, so black, with stars in an infinite array of size and brilliance. Maybe it seemed vast because the Earth didn't get in the way: the countryside around Dorrego is flat, there are no big cities to blot out the stars with their own clouds of gas, their artificial starlight. (Cities have a terrible tendency to try and imitate starlight, you only have to see them from a plane.) …
Before Dorrego, I had always thought of the sky as a black screen on which a handful of scattered stars twinkled vaguely, but were no more enthralling than the ceiling of the Cine Opera. Dorrego revealed the other sky, the boundless dome that sends you rushing to a dictionary for synonyms for 'infinite'; stars that clustered, not into constellations, but into galaxies; stars like swarms of bees which suggested not stillness or permanence but movement, the trail of something, of someone that passed just now, a moment ago, when you weren't looking. A sky that seemed to suddenly reveal the meaning of all things: Man's need to create language to describe it, geography to explain his place within it, biology to remind him that he is a newcomer in this universe, and history, because everything is written in the sky above Dorrego. - Author: Marcelo Figueras
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#127. As a spiritual person, nature for me has always been a healing place. Going back all the way to my childhood on the farm, the fields and forests were places of adventure and self-discovery. Animals were companions and friends, and the world moved at a slower, more rational pace than the bustling cities where I'd resided my adult life. - Author: David Mixner
Cities quotes by David Mixner
#128. One always, sooner or later, comes upon a city which is an image of one's inner cities. Fez is an image of my inner self ... The layers of the city of Fez are like the layers and secrecies of the inner life. One needs a guide ... There were in Fez, as in my life, streets which led nowhere, impasses which remained a mystery. - Author: Anais Nin
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#129. May every day be a new beginning, and every dawn bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#130. of all the cities he had been to - Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Salt Lake City - San Francisco was by far the worst. - Author: Tracy Chevalier
Cities quotes by Tracy Chevalier
#131. What did I think of Princeton? Well, the answer to that question requires a story. When I first arrived, I looked around me at the Gothic buildings - younger, I later learned, than many of the mosques of this city, but made through acid treatment and ingenious stone-masonry to look older ... - Author: Mohsin Hamid
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#132. Sometimes I think of Paris not as a city but as a home. - Author: Anais Nin
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#133. Vancouver is an amazing city and luckily, growing up in the Seattle area, I was able to immerse myself into the culture at a young age, traveling back and forth across the border for skating competitions as a youngster. - Author: Apolo Ohno
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#134. My ideal city is more like the city (New York and Paris come to mind, but it sort of applies to all) that existed up to and including the 1930s, when different classes lived all together in the same neighborhoods, and most businesses of any sort were mom-and-pop, and people and things had a local identity. - Author: Luc Sante
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#135. Brothers and Sisters: Our ancient homeland is spotted today with an array of chemical dumps. Along the Niagara River, dioxin, a particularly deadly substance, threatens the remaining life there and in the waters which flow from there. Forestry departments spray the surviving forests with powerful insecticides to encourage tourism by people seeking a few days or weeks away from the cities where the air hangs heavy with sulphur and carbon oxides. - Author: Winona LaDuke
Cities quotes by Winona LaDuke
#136. Cities are natural, that's why they're everywhere. It's not like there's only one city, and everybody's like 'What the f**k is this?' No, cities are all over the place. They're natural. You know what's not natural? You, in the middle of the mountains, in the middle of the winter. - Author: Joe Rogan
Cities quotes by Joe Rogan
#137. Most cities are nouns. New York's a verb. - Author: John F. Kennedy
Cities quotes by John F. Kennedy
#138. Cities perform most functions in a very Industrial Age model. - Author: Jennifer Pahlka
Cities quotes by Jennifer Pahlka
#139. Paradise had four rivers that watered the earth ... and howsoever neglected by many, they make glad the city of God. So Bernard sweetly: Eternal life is granted to us in election, promised in our vocation, sealed in our justification, possessed in our glorification. Conclude then, faithfully to thy own soul. I believe, therefore I am justified; I am justified, therefore I am sanctified; I am sanctified, therefore I am called; I am called, therefore I am elected; I am elected, therefore I shall be saved. Oh! settled comfort of joy, which ten thousand devils shall never make void. - Author: Thomas Adams
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#140. True citizens of the heavenly city are the best residents of the earthly city. - Author: Timothy Keller
Cities quotes by Timothy Keller
#141. In England, they say that Manchester is the city of rain. It's main attraction is considered to the timetable at the railway station, where trains leave for other, less rainy cities. - Author: Nemanja Vidic
Cities quotes by Nemanja Vidic
#142. What cities the light or warmth penetrates I penetrate those cities myself,
All islands to which birds wing their way I wing my way myself. - Author: Walt Whitman
Cities quotes by Walt Whitman
#143. I think cities are the primordial forests of our time. We evolve faster as a species in cities. Cities are chaotic, liminal places where the many aspects of human potential, good and/or bad, are most readily magnified. - Author: Chris Abani
Cities quotes by Chris Abani
#144. How far men go for the material of their houses! The inhabitants of the most civilized cities, in all ages, send into far, primitive forests, beyond the bounds of their civilization, where the moose and bear and savage dwell, for their pine boards for ordinary use. And, on the other hand, the savage soon receives from cities iron arrow-points, hatchets, and guns, to point his savageness with. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
Cities quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#145. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every tenement and every hamlet, from every state and every city. - Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cities quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#146. Nor was civil society founded merely to preserve the lives of its members; but that they might live well: for otherwise a state might be composed of slaves, or the animal creation ... nor is it an alliance mutually to defend each other from injuries, or for a commercial intercourse. But whosoever endeavors to establish wholesome laws in a state, attends to the virtues and vices of each individual who composes it; from whence it is evident, that the first care of him who would found a city, truly deserving that name, and not nominally so, must be to have his citizens virtuous. - Author: Aristotle.
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#147. Most brands that are called luxury brands today are not true luxury brands. The globalization of fashion and luxury means you now find the same luxury brands in every city. The stores look the same, the products are the same. It is still a very good quality product but it is now readily available to everyone. It's a kind of mass luxury. - Author: Monita Rajpal
Cities quotes by Monita Rajpal
#148. In Europe we have cities wealthier and more populous than yours and we are not happy. You dream of your posterity; but your posterity will look back to yours as the golden age, and envy those who first burst into this silent, splendid Nature ... - Author: James Bryce
Cities quotes by James Bryce
#149. The city (regardless which one it is) does provide a certain degree of sophistication and intellectualism. It offers the challenge of professional matters. It throws new and interesting people in one's path. There is a dynamic and an energy in cities which is diametric to the life-forces of the forest.
Still the cabin is the wellspring, the source, the hub of my existence. It gives me tranquility, a closeness of nature and wildlife, good health and fitness, a sense of security, the opportunity for resourcefulness, reflection and creative thinking ... - Author: Anne LaBastille
Cities quotes by Anne LaBastille
#150. In a Society becoming steadily more privatized with private homes, cars, computers, offices and shopping centers, the public component of our lives is disappearing. It is more and more important to make the cities inviting, so we can meet our fellow citizens face to face and experience directly through our senses. Public life in good quality public spaces is an important part of a democratic life and a full life. - Author: Jan Gehl
Cities quotes by Jan Gehl
#151. In Tenochtitlan, Tezcoco and other cities there were groups of wise men known as tlamatinime. These scholars carried on the study of the ancient religious thinking of the Toltecs, which Tlacaelel had transformed into a mystical exaltation of war. Despite the popularity of the cult of the war-god, Huitzilopochtli, the tlamatinime preserved the old belief in a single supreme god, who was known under a variety of names. Sometimes he was called Tloque-Nahuaque, "Lord of the Close Vicinity," sometimes Ipalnemohuani, "Giver of Life," sometimes Moyocoyatzin, "He who Creates Himself." He also had two aspects, one masculine and one feminine. Thus he was also invoked as Ometeotl, "God of Duality," or given the double names Ometecuhtli and Omecihuatl, "Lord and Lady of Duality," Mictlantecuhtli and Mictecacihuatl, "Lord and Lady of the Region of Death," and others. - Author: Miguel Leon-Portilla
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#152. I disliked the attitude of those who came up from the cities to hunt - their braggadocio, their faux machismo, the unpleasant transformative effect of guns and camouflage on otherwise unremarkable men, for in my experience it was generally men who hunted in this way. - Author: John Connolly
Cities quotes by John Connolly
#153. You call me castoff," Mahlia said, "Chinese throwaway, whatever." Amaya was trying to look away, but Mahlia had her pinned, kept her eye to eye. "My old man might have been peacekeeper, but my mom was pure Drowned Cities. You want to war like that, I'm all in." Mahlia lifted the scarred stump of her right hand, shoved it up in Amaya's face. "Maybe I cut you the way the Army of God cut me. See how you do with just a lucky left. How'd you like that? - Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Cities quotes by Paolo Bacigalupi
#154. How many of us are embracing the comforts of suburban America while we turn a deaf ear to inner cities in need of the gospel? - Author: David Platt
Cities quotes by David Platt
#155. If cities were built by the sound of music, then some edifices would appear to be constructed by grave, solemn tones,
others to have danced forth to light fantastic airs. - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Cities quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#156. Transformed people transform cities. - Author: Bill Johnson
Cities quotes by Bill Johnson
#157. Here is the difference between Dante, Milton, and me. They wrote about hell and never saw the place. I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years. - Author: Carl Sandburg
Cities quotes by Carl Sandburg
#158. How can you measure progress if you don't know what it costs and who has paid for it? How can the "market" put a price on things - food, clothes, electricity, running water - when it doesn't take into account the REAL cost of production? - Author: Arundhati Roy
Cities quotes by Arundhati Roy
#159. It's quite easy for schisms to develop in societies, in villages, cities or countries. - Author: Rory Kinnear
Cities quotes by Rory Kinnear
#160. I think theater communities in cities can form really strong foundations. - Author: Rob McClure
Cities quotes by Rob McClure
#161. Stuck in speed bump city/Where the only thing that's pretty/Is the thought of getting out, - Author: Jake Bugg
Cities quotes by Jake Bugg
#162. And yet, in Raissa, at every moment there is a child in a window who laughs seeing a dog that has jumped on a shed to bite into a piece of polenta dropped by a stonemason who has shouted from the top of the scaffolding, "Darling, let me dip into it," to a young servant-maid who holds up a dish of ragout under the pergola, happy to serve it to the umbrella-maker who is celebrating a successful transaction, a white lace parasol bought to display at the races by a great lady in love with an officer who has smiled at her taking the last jump, happy man, and still happier his horse, flying over the obstacles, seeing a francolin flying in the sky, happy bird freed from its cage by a painter happy at having painted it feather by feather, speckled with red and yellow in the illumination of that page in the volume where the philosopher says: "Also in Raissa, city of sadness, there runs an invisible thread that binds one living being to another for a moment, then unravels, then is stretched again between moving points as it draws new and rapid patterns so that at every second the unhappy city contains a happy city unaware of its own existence. - Author: Italo Calvino
Cities quotes by Italo Calvino
#163. Chad has oil wells, so there are a few grand hotels for rich, who come to quickly take the money away before it ruins the charm of our mud and straw cities. - Author: Daoud Hari
Cities quotes by Daoud Hari
#164. An oceanic expanse of pre-dawn gray white below obscures a checkered grid of Saskatchewan, a snow plain nicked by the dark, unruly lines of woody swales. One might imagine that little is to be seen from a plane at night, but above the clouds the Milky Way is a dense, blazing arch. A full moon often lights the planet freshly, and patterns of human culture, artificially lit, are striking in ways not visible in daylight. One evening I saw the distinctive glows of cities around Delhi diffused like spiral galaxies in a continuous deck of stratus clouds far below us. In Algeria and on the Asian steppes, wind-whipped pennants of gas flared. The jungle burned in incandescent spots in Malaysia and Brazil. One clear evening at 20,000 feet over Manhattan, I could see, it seemed, every streetlight halfway to the end of Long Island. A summer lightning bolt unexpectedly revealed thousands of bright dots on the ink-black veld of the northern Transvaal: sheep. - Author: Barry Lopez
Cities quotes by Barry Lopez
#165. The Houston Contractors Association is proud to endorse Council Member Oliver Pennington for re-election to Houston City Council. Council Member Pennington understands that infrastructure investment is crucial to protect the long-term economic vitality of our community. We strongly support his efforts on behalf of small businesses and the construction industry while demonstrating his commitment to sound management of the city's budget. - Author: Jeffrey Nielsen
Cities quotes by Jeffrey Nielsen
#166. It's hopeless, trying to recruit a stranger to help me find someone who's a stranger to him. But then again, we are all strangers to ourselves, caught up in the monotony of daily life, stuck in our routines, never really stopping to think about what will happen to us if we fall off track. - Author: Shannon Mullen
Cities quotes by Shannon Mullen
#167. I love the fact that a lot of my audience is people from the inner city. African-Americans love my films. - Author: Wes Craven
Cities quotes by Wes Craven
#168. For me, New York still ranks as the most beautiful and the most interesting city in the world. It is also the most varied in terms of the things it has to offer. - Author: Moby
Cities quotes by Moby
#169. In a city, with all of its enclaves and boundaries, both real and imagined, it is impossible not to feel the presence of those who are not like you and impossible not to feel like an outsider. - Author: Kate Milford
Cities quotes by Kate Milford
#170. This is a city of absolute enchantment in the literal sense of the word. It loosens all the bonds binding the traveller to his own age and sets him free to live in a past that is vital and crude but never ugly. Herat is as old as history and as moving as a great epic poem - if Afghanistan had nothing else it would have been worth coming to experience this. - Author: Dervla Murphy
Cities quotes by Dervla Murphy
#171. At times, working in big cities far from nature, I have been sick with nesomania, and I think the reason is this: On the islands one has both the time and the inclination to communicate with the stars and the trees and the waves drifting ashore, one lives more intensely. - Author: James A. Michener
Cities quotes by James A. Michener
#172. She wasn't the same girl she'd been the year before, who though failing out of Foxfire would be the end of the world. Now she'd been kidnapped, presumed dead, banished from the Lost Cities, and helped stop a plague from killing off the entire gnomish species. She'd even snuck into the ogres' capital and helped destroy half the city--which happened to be why the Council was struggling to negotiated a new elvin-ogre treaty. - Author: Shannon Messenger
Cities quotes by Shannon Messenger
#173. Rome's just a city like anywhere else. A vastly overrated city, I'd say. It trades on belief just as Stratford trades on Shakespeare. - Author: Anthony Burgess
Cities quotes by Anthony Burgess
#174. The city of angels? It's the city of devils. The city of smiling cobras. - Author: Sean Young
Cities quotes by Sean Young
#175. Thousands of Mexicans gathered in Mexico City to protest high food prices. The protest only lasted an hour, because everyone had to leave for their jobs in Los Angeles - Author: Conan O'Brien
Cities quotes by Conan O'Brien
#176. We cannot ignore the disparity in resources that continue to plague many of our school systems, especially those serving predominantly inner-city minority and impoverished children. - Author: Diane Watson
Cities quotes by Diane Watson
#177. When I went to stay with I'm, he asked me for something of my fathers to make the tracking easier. I gave him the Morgenstern ring. He said he'd let me know if he senses Valentine anywhere in the city, but so far he hasn't."
"Maybe he just wanted your ring," Clary said. "He sure wears lot of jewelry. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#178. Rejecting a simple grid for the capital as "tiresome and insipid", he argued that such a pattern made sense only for flat cities. Not only would diagonal streets provide "contrast and variety," but they would serve as express lanes, shortening the distance between places. Town squares would be situated where diagonal avenues crossed. - Author: Ron Chernow
Cities quotes by Ron Chernow
#179. We should be able to stand up for our ideals and not get struck down. We should be able to protest in our streets without the need for armed protection. A world of life, liberty, and love should be allowed to blossom in our towns and cities. - Author: Rivera Sun
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#180. Cities don't make people poor; they attract poor people. The flow of less advantaged people into cities from Rio to Rotterdam demonstrates urban strength, not weakness. - Author: Edward Glaeser
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#181. Goddesses never die. They slip in and out of the world's cities, in and out of our dreams, century after century, answering to different names, dressed differently, perhaps even disguised, perhaps idle and unemployed, their official altars abandoned, their temples feared or simply forgotten. - Author: Phyllis Chesler
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#182. It's interesting, the worse things get in cities, the tougher that cities get, the more brutal the humor is. The tougher [things] people face, the darker the sense of humor gets and I find that incredibly optimistic. - Author: Danny Boyle
Cities quotes by Danny Boyle
#183. There is a love-hate relationship between New York and the rest of the country, but New York is unarguably the city that sets the standards, the city in which all who have anything to do with the arts dream of working and succeeding. - Author: Harold C. Schonberg
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#184. Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment's thought, or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double, and it ought to do much more than double, the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and of all the great cities of the United Kingdom. - Author: John Bright
Cities quotes by John Bright
#185. Cincinnati like so many other cities, we know that so many of our schools, when it comes to public schools, are still de facto segregated racially. It has to do with residential segregation. It has to do with James Crow, Jr., which is at work, de facto rather than legally so that some of the integration is taking place among more and more well-to-do. - Author: Cornel West
Cities quotes by Cornel West
#186. This is something everyone knows: A well-used city street is apt to be a safe street. A deserted city street is apt to be unsafe. - Author: Jane Jacobs
Cities quotes by Jane Jacobs
#187. while there existed great towns and cities all over the world, there was a certain kind of pleasure, a certain type of adventurous and audacious childhood, that only New York City could offer a child. - Author: Imbolo Mbue
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#188. I shuddered at the thought of what I would do for her if she asked - kill, steal, desecrate the holy god Ambi, destroy cities and masses of people just at her command. - Author: Kenya Wright
Cities quotes by Kenya Wright
#189. I think the preponderant opinion clearly was that St. Louis could be a great football city if it had a team of its own that they could really root for. - Author: Paul Tagliabue
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#190. There was great leadership in this country at the time of World War II. There was also unrelenting resolve at home, in America's factories and on the farms, in the cities and the country. - Author: Bob Feller
Cities quotes by Bob Feller
#191. Along the iron veins that traverse the frame of our country, beat and flow the fiery pulses of its exertion, hotter and faster every hour. All vitality is concentrated through those throbbing arteries into the central cities; the country is passed over like a green sea by narrow bridges, and we are thrown back in continually closer crowds on the city gates. - Author: John Ruskin
Cities quotes by John Ruskin
#192. the good are not so by nature...For if they were, this would follow: if the good were so by nature, we would have people who knew which among the young were good by nature; we would take those whom they had pointed out and guard them in the Acropolis, sealing them up there much more carefully than gold so that no one could corrupt them, and when they reached maturity they would be useful to their cities. - Author: Plato
Cities quotes by Plato
#193. When there is no love, not only the life of the people becomes sterile but the life of cities. - Author: Elena Ferrante
Cities quotes by Elena Ferrante
#194. Chasing a burning girl down a city street is a lot harder than it sounds. Civilians tend to stop and stare and this turns them into human bowling pins. Slow whiny bowling pins. - Author: Richard Kadrey
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#195. When a country is in harmony with the Tao, the factories make trucks and tractors. When a country goes counter to the Tao, warheads are stockpiled outside the cities. There is no greater illusion than fear, no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself, no greater misfortune than having an enemy. Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe. - Author: Laozi
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#196. Let me just say that I am not often lonely in country places. In cities I am, like the writers of the letters. Nature doesn't break your heart: other people do. Yet, we cannot live apart from each other in bowers feeding on nectar. We're in this together, this getting through our lives, as the fact that we are word-users shows. - Author: Nuala O'Faolain
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#197. I want to be the most eligible bachelor in New York City. - Author: Andrej Pejic
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#198. If you live in the city, it is necessary to get out of it on weekends. Then you will realize that most of the thoughts and desires you have are not yours. You will see what is you. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#199. I'm really just tryna bring it home for my city, I'm trying so hard to be the best I can be on every record I do, every feature I do and every different city I go to. - Author: SonReal
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#200. My legacy as governor was UConn and the cities. This is my passion. When I was governor, I would call Waterbury the center of the universe. - Author: John Rowland
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