Cities - City Quotes

The city gives you a chance to start over, to come in as a stranger and meet other strangers and build something new and we are — We have to move into making the modern city something that keeps the advantages of strangers meeting strangers, but reestablishes the responsibility that existed in a smaller community.

I think we’re we’re in a transition period of trying to find out how to make new kinds of human relations. For instance, if you take the movement from the country to the city, people when they left the country are leaving several things; they’re leaving because there’s no more work there because of technology, […]

I’m not really an urban person. I love visiting cities and going clubbing or seeing a gallery or concert, but then I just want to go home. I’m more of a rural person by nature.

Though the latitudes rather uncertain, And the longitude also is vague, The persons I pity who know not the city, The beautiful city of Prague.

Oh, London is a man’s town, there’s power in the air And Paris is a woman’s town, with flowers in her hair; And it’s sweet to dream in Venice, and it’s great to study Rome; But when it comes to living there is no place like home… Oh, it’s home again, and home again, America […]

This city desert makes you feel so cold. It’s got so many people but it’s got no soul.

The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.

The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It’s only the people who make them unsafe.

A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.

We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun.