City Quotes

The Scarecrow was now the ruler of the Emerald City, and although he was not a Wizard the people were proud of him. "For," they said, "there is not another city in all the world that is ruled by a stuffed man." And, so far as they knew, they were quite right.

Lyman Frank Baum

Ant-swarming city, city abounding in dreams, Where ghosts in broad daylight accost the passerby!

Charles Baudelaire

New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.

Djuna Barnes

The Jewish holy book called for "an eye for an eye and did not say an eye for the eyes of a whole city.

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

And that sweet city with her dreaming spires, She needs not June for beautys heightening.

Matthew Arnold

The city, that monster with a hundred mouths and a thousand ears, a monster that knows nothing but says everything, had written me off.

Jean-Dominique Bauby

For all those beaten, for the broken heads, The fosterless, the simple, the oppressed, The ghosts in the burning city of our time

Stephen Vincent Bent

Love of money is the mother-city (metropolis) of all evils.

Bion of Borysthenes

For him no silver cressets shed their light, No eager joy-bells sounded through the night From city minster, or from village tower; No loud "hurrahs," sent from deep-chested men, Lifted the midnight mist from off the glen In celebration of his natal hour.

John Stanyan Bigg

Seek to please all the citizens, even though Your house may be in an ungracious city. For such a course will favour win from all: But haughty manners oft produce destruction.

Bias

I am an American, Chicago born Chicago, that somber city and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted; sometimes an innocent knock, sometimes a not so innocent.

Saul Bellow

How absurd it must seem for an immortal soul to be destined for Heaven or Hell, and yet be sitting in a kitchen, as a maid, or to see oneself objectified as a mechanic! how falsely the usual sunrise waked us, the clock dial, the city street the job! How wrongfully people find themselves in these systems our time isn't there, our space isn't there, our space isn't even here... the whole social story of waking, and certainly the day of the mechanic, is false.

Ernst Simon Bloch

I drive a lot. Just for pleasure. Sometimes I'll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country, kind of trying to get lost basically. Y'know, just see where roads lead.

Frank Black

We did have choruses before, just the libraries of music in people's heads are so undeveloped that their ideas of choruses are training wheels and the Bay City Rollers.

Cedric Bixler-Zavala

Ive always treated my city like some shoulder pads.

Drake

All I care about is money and the city that Im from.

Drake

I should call it a night, but fuck it I cant resist: this one is for all the niggas from my city tryna diss. Without a response from me you really fail to exist and I love to see you fail, that feeling there is the shit.

Drake

Im a staple in my city, you can never ruin me.

Drake

Took over my city and I never asked permission to.

Drake

Just know we grinding til its light out. Show up in your city, turn that muhfucker right out.

Drake

Although my plans for the future haven't changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our city.

Michael Bloomberg

Philosophy is a threat to all the beliefs that tie the city together and unite the other high typespriests, poets and statesmenagainst philosophy.

Allan David Bloom

The defenselessness of philosophy in the city is what Aristophanes points out and ridicules. He, the poet, has much sympathy with the philosophers wisdom but prides himself on not being so foolish. He can take care of himself, win prizes from and be paid by the people. His stance is that of the wise guy in the face of the wise man; he is city smart.

Allan David Bloom

Dark to me is the earth. Dark to me are the heavens. Where is she that I loved, the woman with eyes like stars? Desolate are the streets. Desolate is the city. A city taken by storm, where none are left but the slain.

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

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