Cities - City Quotes

The city man, in his neon and mazda glare, knows nothing of nature’s midnight. His electric lamps surround him with synthetic sunshine. They push back the dark. They defend him from the realities of the age-old night.

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.

I loathe the squares and streets, And the faces that one meets.

Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark.

City Life. Millions of people being lonesome together.

(Solon) being asked, namely, what city was best to live in, “That city,” he replied, “in which those who are not wronged, no less than those who are wronged, exert themselves to punish the wrongdoers.”

On the streets, unrequited love and death go together almost as often as in Shakespeare.

A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.

Human nature cannot be studied in cities except at a disadvantage – a village is the place. There you can know your man inside and out – in a city you but know his crust; and his crust is usually a lie.

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.