Cities - City Quotes

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.

Between about 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. the life of the city is civil. Occasionally the lone footsteps of someone walking to or from work echo along the sidewalk. All work that has to be done at those hours is useful–in bakeries, for example. Even the newspaper presses stop turning forests into lies. Now and […]

The city is a circus of the senses.

The truest wild beasts live in the most populous places.

I didn’t say I wouldn’t go into ghetto areas. 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.

The great big city’s a wonderous toy just made for a girl and boy.

A very populous city can rarely, if ever, be well governed.

From the strictest humanitarian viewpoint, any attempt to stop the processes by which over crowded cities purge themselves is not a kindness.