Crime is an overhead you have to pay if you want to live in the city
The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.
I've been in many of them and to some extent I would have to say this: If you've seen one city slum you've seen them all.
A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.
Flowers in a city are like lipstick on a woman -- it just makes you look better to have a little color.
Hollywood... a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread.
Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the State. As the beams to a house, as the bones to the microcosm of man, so is order to all things.
We plan, we toil, we suffer - in the hope of what? A camel-load of idol's eyes? The title deeds of Radio City? The empire of Asia? A trip to the
moon? No, no, no, no. Simply to wake just in time to smell coffee and bacon and eggs.
When the Sultan Shah-Zaman Goes to the city Ispahan, Even before he gets so far As the place where the clustered palm-trees are, At the last of
the thirty palace-gates The pet of the harem, Rose-in-Bloom, Orders a feast in his favorite room-- Glittering square of colored ice, Sweetened
with syrup, tinctured with spice, Creams, and cordials, and sugared dates, Syrian apples, Othmanee quinces, Limes and citrons and apricots,
And wines that are known to Eastern princes.
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Harmony with nature will bring you a happiness known to few city dwellers. In the company of other truth seekers it will be easier for you to meditate and think of God.
At the gates of the forest, the surprised man of the world is forced to leave his city estimates of great and small, wise and foolish. The knapsack of custom falls off his back.
The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.
Living in cities is an art, and we need the vocabulary of art, of style, to describe the peculiar relationship between man and material that exists in the continual creative play of urban living. The city as we imagine it, then, soft city of illusion, myth, aspiration, and nightmare, is as real, maybe more real, than the hard city one can locate on maps in statistics, in monographs on urban sociology and demography and architecture.
I told him there was one city that they must not bomb without my permission and that was Kyoto.
In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms.
It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
“The mere fact of an undiscovered restaurant, in a city where gourmands travel in ravening packs, creates an excitement unrelated to the quality of the cuisine.”
The mere fact of an undiscovered restaurant, in a city where gourmands travel in ravening packs, creates an excitement unrelated to the quality of the cuisine.
City employees will be hired and promoted because of their abilities - without outside interference
Among the noblest in the land - Though man may count himself the least - That man I honor and revere, Who without favor, without fear, In the great city dares to stand, The friend of every friendless beast.