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.
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
The cities of the world are concentric, isomorphic, synchronic. Only one exists and you are always in the same one. It's the effect of their permanent revolution, their intense circulation, their instantaneous magnetism.
There is no solitude in the world like that of the big city.
San Diego is beautiful. And the people are beautiful. Everything\'s beautiful. Even the bums are beautiful. When they panhandle, they hold out a piece of Tiffany glassware for donations.
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