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Cities Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Cities

Please enjoy these Cities Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years,
but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not
let them forget indefinitely.
- Henry Cantwell Wallace

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To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind

People have less privacy and are crammed together in cities,
but in the wide open spaces they secretly keep tabs
on each other a lot more.
- Sara Paretsky

 

There are at least 50 cities in the world that would
have liked to obtain the Getty Collection.
- Paul Getty

So what this is is us, our personalities refined down
on to a stage performance.
In other words, the way we play is the end product of the way we live -
we live in the cities,
you see.
- Alice Cooper

America will be far safer if we reduce the chances
of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if
we diminish the civil liberties of our own people.
- Nancy Pelosi

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The atom bombs are piling up in the factories,
the police are prowling through the cities,
the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers,
but the earth is still going round the sun.
- George Orwell

The international game has changed for bidding cities.
- Peter Ueberroth

Iran has long sponsored terrorists who carry out homicide
bombings in Israeli cities.
However, it is a mistake to believe the danger Iran
poses is directed at Israel alone.
- John Doolittle

I went on to Cincinnati.
I had got a taste of the big cities and them bright lights.
I stayed there until I was about 18 or 19 and then I went on to Detroit.
- John Lee Hooker

Technological considerations are of great importance
to architecture and cities in the informational society.
- Kenzo Tange

I haven't travelled that much before so this is the
first time I get to see the big cities of Europe.
I've never even been to US.
- Ville Valo

Nature made the fields and man the cities.
- Marcus Terentius Varro

Marriage is the mother of the world.
It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches,
and heaven itself.
- Jeremy Taylor

If most American cities are about the consumption of culture,
Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture -
not only national culture but global culture.
- Barbara Kruger

I had traveled 10 states and played over 50 cities by the time I was 4.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

By the way, I understand that now you can have the
Times delivered to your door here in the Twin Cities.
- Harrison Salisbury

There isn't much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston,
probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?
- Iris Chang

We are, by many measures, one of the more diverse cities in the country,
growing more diverse all the time, and one of the more
harmonious in terms of how we live together.
- John Hickenlooper

Eventually there are going to be cities in space.
- Alan Bean

We can see cities during the day and at night,
and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean,
and see hurricanes form.
- Sally Ride

I had been in so many towns and cities in America with John Kennedy,
but I was not with him in Dallas, Texas,
on November 21, 1963.
- Pierre Salinger

There are so many lovely cities around the U.S.,
around the world, that it's almost impossible to pick one.
- Isaac Hanson

People going into the cities for the opportunities
and the towns are getting older,
no young people.
- Rachel Griffiths

Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the
following of the Detroit Red Wings.
- Steve Yzerman

Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre.
It is the medium of past experience,
as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.
- Walter Benjamin

I remember a tour where we played 50 cities in 56 days.
We also went to Europe a couple of times.
- Jack Irons

I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris,
New York and Chicago.
- Jim Harrison

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant.
All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
- Christopher Morley

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps,
raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities.
Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
- Godfried Danneels

We've achieved this feeling, for instance,
with the colors.
The colors in the park are harmonious with each other,
not like in big cities where they don't.
- John Hench

We of America are especially fitted to visualize and
to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness
into a land of splendid cities.
- James H. Breasted

There are enough Poles in Chicago to make up one of
the largest cities in Poland.
- Suzanne Fields

Men of sense often learn from their enemies.
It is from their foes, not their friends,
that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
- Aristophanes

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost:
each city takes to resembling all cities,
places exchange their form, order, distances,
a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
- Italo Calvino

Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization,
whence light and heat radiated out into the dark.
- Theodore Parker

We must have an America in which White men and women can live and work,
in their homes and in the streets of our cities,
without fear.
- George Lincoln Rockwell

So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities
from the urban cities of Latin America.
- Ruben Blades

The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the
continent like whales that have taken to the land.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Having covered some half a hundred cities,
towns, villages, and wide spots in the road during the last tow years,
George and I fairly wallowed in the comfort of our own home base.
- Martin Milner

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

We could raise prodigious cities and create nations,
and explore the universe.
- Jose C. Orozco

San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities.
- Cecil Beaton

Towns and cities throughout the United States have
opened their hearts and homes to thousands of families
displaced from their homes as a result of this horrific storm.
- Jo Bonner

When we get piled upon one another
in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
- Thomas Jefferson

Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need.
- David Guterson

Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.
- Lewis Mumford

It's a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now.
- Sean Connery

Snowboarding!
I love it!
Some of the best places to snowboard are Telluride and Park Cities,
Utah.
- Bridget Hall

As a rule, our largest cities are the worst governed.
- Josiah Strong

The Full Monty, ah, it's superb.
The Full Monty showed how life really is in certain cities of England.
- Mark Roberts

Science will liberate us from the chains of big cities
and lead us back to nature.
- Lennart Meri

In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely;
in the country,
people are quiet but few are lonely.
- Geoffrey Fisher

I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities.
- Iris Chang

The cities and mansions that people dream of are those
in which they finally live.
- Lewis Mumford

As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas,
cities halfway across America have begun to see an
influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment.
- Spencer Bachus

Taking the entire globe, if North America and Western
Europe can be called the 'cities of the world',
then Asia, Africa and Latin America constitute 'the
rural areas of the world'.
- Lin Biao

Australia as a nation, as a set of cities and some regional centres,
that project died a death and we didn't get it up,
but I still think there's merit in that.
- Susan Oliver

The current administration has made the decision to
cut dollars going for community development block grants,
for various incentives to bring cities back.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Cities may now bulldoze private citizens' homes,
farms and small businesses to make way for shopping
malls or other developments.
- Bob Goodlatte

There's no unemployment in squatter cities.
Everyone works.
One-sixth of humanity is there.
It's soon going to be more than that.
- Stewart Brand

The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.
- Jane Jacobs

Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the
sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time.
- Jerzy Kosinski

And one by one the nights between our separated cities
are joined to the night that unites us.
- Pablo Neruda

I can set up shop anywhere.
I've got my oils, I've got my yoga mat and I'm good to go.
I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet.
- Minnie Driver

National Action Network, the group I founded,
has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.
- Al Sharpton

The cities are the principal home and seat of the human group.
They are the coral colony for Man, the collective being.
- Alfred Doblin

Unlike most major American cities, Honolulu is geographically
insulated from the rest of the country.
When disaster strikes we cannot call on neighboring states for assistance.
- Daniel Akaka

The tradition you have at the University of Texas is like no other.
It helped me in the future where I got to play in 2
cities that were rich in tradition.
- Roger Clemens

Cities must be fun.
- James Rouse


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