Quotes and Sayings about Cities
"As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land, I was born in one of the cities of the Exile."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Cities, Israel, Land, Result, Rome)
"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
(Related: American, Cities, Country, Disaster, Rest, states)
"The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: People, Cities, Help, Military, News, Open)
"We didn't make the mistakes that many other cities did."
- Ivan Allen
(Related: Cities, Mistakes)
"If I have committed any culinary atrocities, please forgive me."
- Ted Allen
"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."
(Related: Men, War, Building, Cities, Enemies, Friends, Sense, Ships)
"We do not look in our great cities for our best morality."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Morality, Cities)
"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
(Related: America, Cities, Jobs, states)
"The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon."
- Francis Bacon
"Eventually there are going to be cities in space."
- Alan Bean
(Related: Cities, Space)
"San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: American, Cities)
"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
(Related: Experience, Lie, Cities, Memory, Past, Theatre)
"There is such a desire to give everybody a piece, we're probably wasting a great deal of homeland security money trying to be politically correct, when we really need to make sure that our cities get the money they need."
- Shelley Berkley
(Related: Money, Cities, Desire, Security, Trying)
"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
(Related: America, Europe, World)
"Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Art, Limitations, Thinking)
"You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the kind who would go through fire for you. But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Opportunity, Cities, Fire, Friends)
"So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities from the urban cities of Latin America."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Music, America, Cities)
"Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities - both unprovoked. These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received."
- John Boehner
(Related: Aggression, Cities, Soldiers)
"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
(Related: Cities, Result, states, United)
"I've never seen America as being one place, but I think the record industry people I've spoken to - although they will acknowledge that the cities are completely different from each other - I think they still handle it as being one territory."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, America, Being, Cities, Will)
"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
(Related: Cities, Humanity, Unemployment)
"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
(Related: America, Cities, Land, Wilderness)
"But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Fathers, Land, Lonely, Obvious)
"Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment's thought, or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double, and it ought to do much more than double, the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and of all the great cities of the United Kingdom."
- John Bright
(Related: Thought, Cities, Effort, Reform, United, Worth)
"A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom."
- John Bright
(Related: Being, Cities, Parliament, Population)
"What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Beauty, Cities, Ugliness)
"Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night."
- Rupert Brooke
(Related: Cats, Cities, Night, Will)
"Atrocities are human nature - they don't have political beliefs, color, creed or anything like that. They just happen, it's human."
- Clancy Brown
(Related: Nature, Beliefs, Human nature)
"Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Cities, Country, Magic, Spring, Will)
"Every man is to be considered in two capacities, the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest, and likewise to contribute to the good of others."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Interest, Man, Public)
"When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities... when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Chicago, Cities, Contrast, Eyes, Future, Nation)
"In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places."
- John Cale
(Related: Music, Cities)
"The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Cities, End, Variety, Will)
"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
(Related: Cities, Order, Traveling)
"I'm always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago than I will Duluth or some place like that. Just because of the history and the people there are way more knowledgeable than a lot of other cities. It's an amazing music scene with some great bands and great musicians."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: History, Music, People, Chicago, Cities, Musicians, Will)
"Americans are rightly concerned about the security and the integrity of the nation's borders because the system is broken. Some are concerned about the possibility of terrorists crossing our borders and coming into our cities."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Possibility, Americans, Cities, Integrity, Nation, Security)
"Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Health, Communication, First, Nurses, Wrong)
"So that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn't because of Black Power, isn't because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; it's not because of the rebellions that are occurring in the major cities."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Power, Cities, Civil rights, Committee)
"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
(Related: America, Boston, Cities, Class, Country)
"I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities."
- Iris Chang
"The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant, if not positively destructive institution, and the just-released U.N. report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan, proves the point."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Nations, United)
"I'm absolutely convinced that the threat we face now, the idea of a terrorist in the middle of one of our cities with a nuclear weapon, is very real and that we have to use extraordinary measures to deal with it."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Idea, Cities, Now)
"And one of the things we did here was we put the maximum amount of money up front in those cities that were at the greater risk, but that doesn't mean that we keep rebuilding the same security over and over again."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Money, Cities, Risk, Security)
"I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
"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
(Related: Cities, Future, Play, Tradition, University)
"It's a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Cities, Madness, Now)
"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
(Related: Performance, Cities, End, Play, Words)
"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: War, Christianity, Cities, Countries, Leaders)
"We're competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That's why it's important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Key, President, Support)
"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
(Related: Cities, Earth, Global warming, Oceans, Prosperity, Utopia)
"There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Time, Cities)
"I had traveled 10 states and played over 50 cities by the time I was 4."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Time, Cities, states)
"In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S. troops be removed from front line combat positions in Iraqi cities and towns, turning over daily security patrols, interactions with citizens, and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Actions, Cities, Security, Troops)
"The cities are the principal home and seat of the human group. They are the coral colony for Man, the collective being."
- Alfred Doblin
(Related: Home, Being, Cities, Man)
"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
(Related: Mistake, Cities, Danger, Israel)
"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
(Related: Cities, Yoga)
"London, thou art the flower of cities all!"
- William Dunbar
(Related: Art, Cities, London)
"Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Environmental, Life, Quality, People, Cities, Pollution, Problems, Respect, World)
"Don't think you are going to go on forever because you are not and begin to plan something that will compensate as you reduce your capacities to leap or turn on this or that or the other, begin thinking of something else."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Thinking, Will)
"It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: America, Cities, Spain, Workers)
"We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: People, Rights, Grave, Human rights, Now, Population)
"I think I enjoy working obviously as a lead, but also you know I feel I'm also a character actor as well, so I enjoy approaching various projects in all sort of capacities. Any film I have been able to do I feel very fortunate to have been a part of."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Character, Actor, Film, Projects)
"Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Family, Disagreements)
"I guess growing up I realized that there is really this huge epidemic in a city like Los Angeles, and many other cities, where they put down thousands upon thousands of animals every day."
- Will Estes
(Related: Animals, Cities, Day, Growing up)
"The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then. You played in the spring training parks of major league teams, traveled throughout some great cities in Florida, and the pay was the best in A-ball."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Cities, Spring, State, Training)
"But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam, and began to host meetings in cities and thousands and thousands of people come out."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: People, Islam, Cities, Meetings, Nation)
"There are enough Poles in Chicago to make up one of the largest cities in Poland."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Chicago, Cities)
"Three thousand jurisdictions across the U.S. are estimated to have had gang activity in 2001. In 2002, 32% of cities with a population of 25 to 50 thousand reported a gang-related homicide."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Cities, Population)
"Poverty and the rule of race that is called apartheid drive the Transkeian migrant from security on the land to work in the cities, and then back again."
- Ruth First
(Related: Work, Cities, Land, Poverty, Race, Security)
"In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: People, Cities, Country, Lonely, Quiet)
"Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Life, Man, Mystery, Universe)
"There are some cities that I did take time out to study, 'cause I love history and one of them was Boston, and of course Rome and all of those places like that. But, in Syracuse or Rochester, or any of those places, no."
- Connie Francis
(Related: History, Love, Time, Boston, Cities, Rome, Study)
"In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Athens, Cities, Houses, Poor, Public)
"The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Difficulties, Existence, Order)
"There are at least 50 cities in the world that would have liked to obtain the Getty Collection."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Cities, World)
"Cities may now bulldoze private citizens' homes, farms and small businesses to make way for shopping malls or other developments."
- Bob Goodlatte
(Related: Cities, May, Now)
"We use tools such as email, not just as a way to keep in daily touch with family members who live in other cities, but also as a way to keep in touch with staff and members of the public."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Family, Cities, Public, Tools)
"I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality."
- Morris Graves
(Related: Language, Reality)
"I think today that it is essential that the Rwandan tribunal continues to prosecute efficiently. And if the U.N. fails to do that, it is sending entirely the wrong message to people who are in the position to complete these atrocities again."
- Tony Greig
(Related: People, Today, Wrong)
"People going into the cities for the opportunities and the towns are getting older, no young people."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: People, Cities)
"Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need."
- David Guterson
(Related: Cities, Melancholy, Tension)
"Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor."
- John Haggai
"Snowboarding! I love it! Some of the best places to snowboard are Telluride and Park Cities, Utah."
- Bridget Hall
(Related: Love, Cities)
"China's ability to deliver nuclear warheads on American cities is expanding."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Ability, American, Cities)
"There are so many lovely cities around the U.S., around the world, that it's almost impossible to pick one."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Cities, World)
"I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris, New York and Chicago."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Chicago, Cities, Paris)
"Why should American atrocities be merely unsettling, but a trip to Hanoi unconscionable?"
- Tom Hayden
"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
(Related: Cities, Colors, Feeling)
"Big cities are chaotic. And chaos for humans - who have experience from their ancestors - is the last step before conflict. So, in the park, every kind of visual contradiction has been eliminated."
- John Hench
(Related: Experience, Chaos, Cities, Conflict, Contradiction)
"I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break."
(Related: Men, Cities)
"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
(Related: Time, Cities, Country)
"It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Man, Uniqueness)
"Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Cities, Detail, Dying)
"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
(Related: Cities, Taste)
"First and foremost it's important that we're able to put something back in the game, which we have always done. We're doing this to help needy charities along with the police forces in different towns and cities."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: Cities, First, Help, Police)
"We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Business, Life, Cities, Danger, Sense)
"I remember a tour where we played 50 cities in 56 days. We also went to Europe a couple of times."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Cities, Europe)
"The point of cities is multiplicity of choice."
- Jane Jacobs
(Related: Choice, Cities, Multiplicity)
"He was incredibly good as Dr Who. He brought all his eccentricities to the role and was so charismatic and charming. He must be the fans firm favourite."
- Louise Jameson
"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Cities, Europe)
"I think that New York is the city of all cities. There is so much diversity there. I also like that when I go there, I can catch a play or musical and see some of the most talented people practicing their craft."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: People, Cities, Diversity, Play)
"When you are on tour in the UK it takes a few hours to get anywhere. A lot of the time you can have a beer, close your eyes for two minutes, and then you are there. In the U.S. it is much more like a road trip as all the cities are so spread apart."
- Kelly Jones
(Related: Time, Beer, Cities, Eyes, Road)
"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
(Related: Development, Decision, Cities, Community)
"I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write a book for kids about urban perception, or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it. Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth."
- Norton Juster
(Related: Experience, People, Perception, Cities, Kids, Writing)
"Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Leadership, Creativity, Spirit, Students)
"Managers tend to treat organizations as if they are infinitely plastic. They hire and fire, merge, downsize, terminate programs, add capacities. But there are limits to the shifts that organizations can absorb."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Fire, Limits, Managers)
"Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else."
- Walter Koenig
(Related: Religion, Freedom, Name, Persecution, Practice, Religious, Tolerance)
"We say we want to create beauty, identity, quality, singularity. And yet, maybe in truth these cities that we have are desired. Maybe their very characterlessness provides the best context for living."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Beauty, Quality, Truth, Cities, Identity, Living, Want)
"A trait which differentiated New York from European cities was the incredible freedom and ease in which life, including sexual life, could be carried on, on many levels."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Life, Cities, Freedom)
"Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Time, Travel, Opportunity, Cities)
"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
(Related: American, Cities, Culture, Production)
"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Will)
"New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move."
- David Letterman
(Related: People, Cities, Now, World)
"Cities are the greatest creations of humanity."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Cities, Humanity)
"But there is another danger besetting your path. I mean the error of regarding your own capacities instead of your work, of putting self-consciousness in place of God."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: God, Work, Danger, Error, Self)
"We ought to be doing that with decent standard housing but if we have people who are absolutely on the streets in this case, I think it makes sense that tent cities are preferred to not having tent cities."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: People, Cities, Sense)
"Parents should be encouraged to read to their children, and teachers should be equipped with all available techniques for teaching literacy, so the varying needs and capacities of individual kids can be taken into account."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Children, Kids, Needs, Parents, Teachers, Teaching)
"Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: American, Cities, Day, EnglFaces, Spring, Summer, Will)
"Initially we performed in halls with capacities of 1,000."
- Neville Marriner
"Have you ever, on a cloudless night, looked down from a passing aircraft flying over Canada? Endless, glowing strings of cities, towns, and homesteads. Stretching on and on, one province to the next. With only the stars in the distance."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Canada, Cities, Flying, Night, Stars)
"Out of 30 years of Second City I was probably the third African-American with the main stage cast. I was surprised when I first heard that. I think part of the reason that improvisation has never been popular with African-Americans is that it isn't popular in the inner cities."
- Tim Meadows
(Related: African, Cities, First, Popular, Reason, Years)
"Science will liberate us from the chains of big cities and lead us back to nature."
- Lennart Meri
(Related: Nature, Science, Cities, Will)
"We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves."
- Thomas Merton
"I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none."
- Olivier Messiaen
(Related: Cities, Colors, Jazz, Military, Songs)
"I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all."
(Related: Love, Nature, Cities, Salvation)
"The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Race, Spirit)
"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
(Related: Home, Cities, Comfort, Road, Years)
"You grow up however, unfortunately, as the college years fly by, into a very exaggerated sense of your own capacities."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: College, Sense, Years)
"All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Beauty, Cities, Madness)
"The cities and mansions that people dream of are those in which they finally live."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: People, Dream, Cities)
"Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Car, Cities, Forget, Friends, Lovers)
"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Corporations, Difference, Republican)
"You can look at the West Bank. Cities are like prisons. They can be closed quickly by the Israeli forces, and everything stops in these cities. This is the result of Oslo."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Cities, Result)
"I think the internal combustion engine will disappear from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years because transportation will be mass transportation, or probably electrical power."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Power, Cities, Will, Years)
"And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us."
- Pablo Neruda
(Related: Cities, Night)
"Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Benefits, Cities, Trees)
"And those are the Rich, who transmit what they have to their Posterity; whereby particular Families become rich; and of such are compounded Cities, Countries, Nations, etc."
- Dudley North
(Related: Cities, Countries, Nations, Posterity)
"Most Australians live in the cities on the east coast, where contact between black and white occurred as much as 200 years earlier than on the west coast - and where 95 percent of Australians are able to live 95 percent of their lives without ever seeing an Aboriginal face."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: Cities, Years)
"Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won't think you're going gaga."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: People, Old)
"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
(Related: Death, Cities, Merit, Nation, Project)
"As our cities have developed, they've built sometimes small villages or communities that were in place. And we've taken for granted all of that child care, the neighbourliness, the help that you get from people nearby."
- Susan Oliver
(Related: People, Care, Cities, Help)
"We could raise prodigious cities and create nations, and explore the universe."
- Jose C. Orozco
(Related: Cities, Nations, Universe)
"To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization."
- George Orwell
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Doubt, Germany)
"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."
- George Orwell
(Related: Hearing, Remarkable)
"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
(Related: Bombs, Cities, Earth, Lies, Police, Sun)
"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
(Related: People, Cities, Open, Privacy)
"Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Light)
"The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine. It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book, but also in many, many more. Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies."
- James Patterson
(Related: People, Act, Cities, Teenagers)
"We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities."
- Norman Vincent Peale
"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
(Related: People, America, Cities, Civil liberties, Will)
"The Treasury Department would use the interest from these securities to hire U.S. companies to build Saudi Arabia - new cities, new infrastructure - which we've done."
- John Perkins
(Related: Cities, Interest)
"Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind."
(Related: Happiness, People, Cities, Countries, Mind, Nations)
"It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Technology, Negative, Humanity)
"To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities, to do that which lies before us to do, is more honorable than rank and title."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Work, Lies, Rank)
"I have a place in Chicago and I get there as much as I can. The city is so unbelievably beautiful. It's one of the greatest cities on the planet. My heart beats differently when I'm in Chicago. It slows down and I feel more at ease."
- Jeremy Piven
(Related: Heart, Chicago, Cities)
"The trouble with those people is that they think all the best things are made in the cities. It is not so."
- Ernest Poole
(Related: People, Cities, Trouble)
"The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides - Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Car, People, American, Americans, Bombs, Troops)
"My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: Cities, Class, Middle class, Play, Population)
"The news in Europe, West and East, is still showing America in flames, flood, etc. Cities are shown underwater; befuddled American officials are shown trying to explain why we are winning the war on terrorism."
- Richard Reeves
(Related: War, Winning, America, American, Cities, Europe, News, Terrorism, Trying)
"Our industry is full of all sorts of eccentricities and one of them is owning property."
- Cliff Richard
"If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Education, Society, Children)
"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
(Related: Cities, Day, Night, Ocean, Rivers)
"Bush is very clever. When the debate should have been about the deterioration of our cities and the lack of action by government, he sent in his idiot to make an outrageous statement about Murphy Brown."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Government, Action, Cities, Debate)
"The Full Monty, ah, it's superb. The Full Monty showed how life really is in certain cities of England."
- Mark Roberts
(Related: Life, Cities, England)
"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
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Fear, America, Cities)
"It is high time to compel man by the might of right to give woman her political, legal and social rights. She will find her own sphere in accordance with her capacities, powers and tastes; and yet she will be woman still."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Legal, Time, Rights, Man, Will, Woman)
"The decision to use the atom bomb on Japanese cities, and the consequent buildup of enormous nuclear arsenals, was made by governments, on the basis of political and military perceptions."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Decision, Cities, Military, Perceptions)
"Cities must be fun."
- James Rouse
(Related: Cities, Fun)
"We have to make a determination of what the minimum standards are for police, fire and emergency services in all of America's major cities. Once we determine that, then we can decide what the funding is."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Determination, America, Cities, Fire, Police)
"An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Nature, Cities, Study)
"And I think I find, I know a lot of people around, in different cities, and so it's not - it might sound strange - but it's not that hard to say good-bye, because I know there's other people where I'm going. I can sort of fit in in a lot of places."
- Joe Sacco
(Related: People, Cities, Sound)
"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
(Related: America, Cities)
"By the way, I understand that now you can have the Times delivered to your door here in the Twin Cities."
- Harrison Salisbury
(Related: Cities, Now)
"The merit of a democratic regime rests on one's continual willingness to exchange views, and to compete on the basis of individual merit and capacities."
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
"All men, even those we call savages, have been so tormented by the passion for strong drinks, that limited as their capacities were, they were yet able to manufacture them."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Men, Drinks, Passion)
"As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan."
- Jan Schakowsky
"In the large cities that received new Americans, there flowered a golden age of restaurants, manned by the available talent from abroad and fueled by the restless wealth of the newly rich."
- David Joseph Schwartz
(Related: Age, Talent, Wealth, Americans, Cities, Restaurants)
"Typically, in the cities there can be resistance to the gospel or just to Americans, or anybody that's Western. When you get back into the villages, the people are very welcoming. Then when you get into Muslim areas, it definitely gets a little more difficult."
- Michael Scott
(Related: People, Muslim, Americans, Cities)
"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Business, Success, Attitude, Failure)
"National Action Network, the group I founded, has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Action, Cities, Country, Network)
"Cities are, first of all, seats of the highest economic division of labor."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Cities, First, Labor)
"Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds."
(Related: Men, Money, Cities, Deeds, Mankind)
"I had found English audiences highly satisfactory. They are the best listeners in the world. Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English, but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Music, Audiences, Cities, English, Respect, World)
"Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities."
- Robert South
(Related: Men, Folly)
"All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as being utterly insane since, in view of your superiority in the air, it would not be long before it would bring the most terrible catastrophe upon German cities, which were completely unprotected."
- Albert Speer
(Related: People, Superiority, Army, Being, Cities)
"I interviewed survivors, I went to Poland, saw the cities and spent time with the people and spoke to the Jews who had come back to Poland after the war and talked about why they had come back."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: Time, War, People, Cities)
"I went to public schools, and while Gary was, like most American cities, racially segregated, it was at least socially integrated - a cross section of children from families of all walks of life."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Life, American, Children, Cities, Public, Schools)
"Our fifty principal cities contain 39.3 per cent of our entire German population, and 45.8 per cent of the Irish. Our ten larger cities only nine per cent of the entire population, but 23 per cent of the foreign."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Cities, Irish, Population)
"As a rule, our largest cities are the worst governed."
- Josiah Strong
"Alleged "impossibilities" are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched."
- Charles R. Swindoll
"What we don't talk about enough is Ohio's unique and remarkable quality of life. We are a state of cities, small towns and growing suburbs where life is affordable and destinations within reach. There is no better place to raise a family."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Family, Life, Quality, Cities, Remarkable, State, Talk)
"In my opinion, further consideration of those views will help us find a way out of the current impasse, and reveal to us the kinds of buildings and cities required by the informational society."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Society, Cities, Consideration, Help, Opinion, Will)
"Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Architecture, Society, Cities, Importance)
"Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Churches, Cities, Heaven, World)
"Time and space - time to be alone, space to move about - these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow."
- Edwin Way Teale
(Related: Time, May, Space, Tomorrow)
"Nowhere more truly than in his mental capacities is man a part of nature."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Nature, Man)
"The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the continent like whales that have taken to the land."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: Lie, Cities, Land)
"The alarming thing in China is the almost total absence of primary care. Even in cities, there are no independent doctors' offices or neighborhood clinics, so people have to go to the hospital for every health care need."
- Nancy Travis
(Related: Health, People, Absence, Care, Cities, Doctors)
"The international game has changed for bidding cities."
- Peter Ueberroth
"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
(Related: Time, Cities, Europe, First)
"Nature made the fields and man the cities."
- Marcus Terentius Varro
(Related: Nature, Cities, Man)
"Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities."
- Marcus Terentius Varro
(Related: Art, Nature, Cities)
"Now I know what it's like to be a rock star. No, I didn't sleep with 5 groupies at once. But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Cities, Now, Sleep)
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
"As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities."
(Related: People, Will)
"A culture, we all know, is made by its cities."
- Derek Walcott
(Related: Cities, Culture)
"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
(Related: Nature, Mother, People, Cities, Forget, May, Memory, Will, Years)
"After spending three years of my life looking into this, I am more convinced than ever that the U.S. government's responsibility for the drug problems in South Central Los Angeles and other inner cities is greater than I ever wrote in the newspaper."
- Gary Webb
(Related: Life, Government, Cities, Problems, Responsibility, Years)
"I remember the evacuee children from towns and cities throwing stones at the farm animals. When we explained that if you did that you wouldn't have any milk, meat or eggs, they soon learned to respect the animals."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Animals, Children, Cities, Respect)
"The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression."
- Eugene Wigner
(Related: Expression, Language, Laws)
"What I'm going to be given I gather is not the key to the city, which in many cities is the case. It's the freedom medal, and for me freedom has always been associated traditionally within the city."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Cities, Freedom, Key)
"Well, first of all the Dominion Bureau of Statistics made a survey in the spring of 1970, which showed that on balance the difference in the cost of living between Canadian cities and American cities was 5 % to the advantage, of course, to the Canadian cities."
- Leonard Woodcock
(Related: American, Balance, Cities, Difference, First, Living, Spring, Statistics)
"The idea of a federal betting parlor on atrocities and terrorism is ridiculous and it's grotesque."
- Ron Wyden
(Related: Idea, Terrorism)
"Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the following of the Detroit Red Wings."
- Steve Yzerman
(Related: History, Cities)