City Quotes

“There’s three rules that I live by: Never get less than 12 hours of sleep, n...

“There’s three rules that I live by: Never get less than 12 hours of sleep, never play cards with a guy who’s got the same first name as a city, and never go near a lady who’s got a tattoo of a dagger on her body.” - Coach Bobby Finstock
📅︎ Feb 07
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In a fortified city the c...

In a fortified city the closer you are to the wall the more suffocating it becomes
📅︎ Dec 21
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Happiness is having a large, ...

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. - George Burns
📅︎ Nov 18
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“I am never happier than when I am ...

“I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” —Storm Jameson
📅︎ Sep 27
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"Every school of thought and government has failed in t...

"Every school of thought and government has failed in this city -- but I love it nonetheless. It belongs to me as much as it belongs to you." - Kim Kitsuragi, Disco Elysium
📅︎ Nov 01
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"Resist much, obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, onc...

"Resist much, obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved; Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty" -Walt Whitman
📅︎ Sep 29
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"All of the books in the world contain no more information...

"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value." — Carl Sagan
📅︎ Oct 02
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"I've gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller's parlors], and hav...

"I've gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller's parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her." — New York City detective
📅︎ Sep 11
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"Magna Civitas, Magna Sol...

"Magna Civitas, Magna Solitudo. (A great city is a great solitude)" - Latin Proverb
📅︎ Sep 10
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"...But I felt then as I feel now, that I would have given my life to save...

"...But I felt then as I feel now, that I would have given my life to save Dresden for the World's generations to come. That is how everyone should feel about every city on Earth." - Kurt Vonnegut, Wailing Shall Be In All Streets
📅︎ Jun 18
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Of all the peoples whom I have studied, from city dwellers to cliff dwe...

Of all the peoples whom I have studied, from city dwellers to cliff dwellers, I always find that at least 50 percent would prefer to have at least one jungle between themselves and their mothers-in-law. -- Margaret Mead
📅︎ Apr 25
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“You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particul...

“You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavour to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by millions of people,” -Olivia Laing
📅︎ Mar 19
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“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I...

“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
📅︎ Mar 12
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“I am never happier than when I am ...

“I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” - Storm Jameson
📅︎ Jan 23
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" Mystic rhythms, capture my thoughts and carry them away. Nature seems to spin a supernatural wa...

" Mystic rhythms, capture my thoughts and carry them away. Nature seems to spin a supernatural way. Mystic rhythms, under city lights, or a canopy of stars. We feel the powers and we wonder what they are." ~Neil Peart (Rush - Mystic Rhythms) We feel the push and pull Of restless rhythms from afar
📅︎ Mar 26
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"Cities can be lonely places, and in admitting this we see that loneliness doesn’t necessaril...

"Cities can be lonely places, and in admitting this we see that loneliness doesn’t necessarily require physical solitude, but rather an absence or paucity of connection, closeness, kinship: an inability, for one reason or another, to find as much intimacy as is desired." -Olivia Laing
📅︎ Apr 18
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“And I'm suppose to sit by while you date boys and fall in love with s...

“And I'm suppose to sit by while you date boys and fall in love with someone else, get married...?" His voice tightened. "And meanwhile, I'll die a little bit more every day, watching.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
📅︎ Mar 13
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"Deeply regret [to] advise you Titanic sank this morning, fifteenth, after colli...

"Deeply regret [to] advise you Titanic sank this morning, fifteenth, after collision [with] iceberg resulting serious loss [of] life. Further particulars later." Telegram sent by J. Bruce Ismay to the White Star Line Headquarters in New York City.
📅︎ Dec 14
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Impossible is nothing but...

Impossible is nothing but a small alley in a vast city of possibilities and chances
📅︎ Jan 31
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"I just want the folks in New York to know their cit...

"I just want the folks in New York to know their city still looks very beautiful from space." - Frank L. Culberson Jr (The only American not on earth during 9/11)
📅︎ Oct 07
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Hello, I need an expert quote regarding gentrification for my pr...

Hello, I need an expert quote regarding gentrification for my presentation. The closest I have gotten is in the book, “To kill a city”, but I specifically need one about how to solve gentrification.
📅︎ Sep 10
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"Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad moo...

"Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life." - Joe Strummer
📅︎ Nov 03
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“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes ...

“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.” - Kansas City Star columnist Bill Vaughan
📅︎ Dec 03
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“Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but...

“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.” — John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
📅︎ Jul 19
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We all become great explorers durin...

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair. - Mignon McLaughlin
📅︎ Mar 16
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"The city is tired, the houses are...

"The city is tired, the houses are tired, the stones are tired. We are not tired." _Unknown Red Army Soldier
📅︎ Jan 24
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“Lowly, unpurposeful, and random as they may appear...

“Lowly, unpurposeful, and random as they may appear, sidewalk contacts are the small change from which a city’s wealth of public life may grow.” -- Jane Jacobs
📅︎ May 23
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"And the day will come when, to the bane and enlightenme...

"And the day will come when, to the bane and enlightenment of man, the plague will awaken its rats, and send them forth to die in a happy city." - Albert Camus, La Peste, 1947
📅︎ Nov 02
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"Gun control is not a solution to inner city violence. It'...

"Gun control is not a solution to inner city violence. It's a political placebo designed to give the appearance of sympathy, when in their hearts, there's only apathy." -Colion Noir
📅︎ Oct 25
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"In this vast cosmos, the solar system is a micro speck. In that solar system, the earth is a...

"In this vast cosmos, the solar system is a micro speck. In that solar system, the earth is a super micro speck; in this earth, the city that you live in is a super super micro speck. And in that you are a BIG man/woman. You have competely lost perspective as to who you are." - Sadhguru
📅︎ Mar 16
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