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Funny Cities Quotes
Funny Quotes about Cities

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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

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind

When we get piled upon one another
in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
- Thomas Jefferson


 

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

Cities may now bulldoze private citizens' homes,
farms and small businesses to make way for shopping
malls or other developments.
- Bob Goodlatte

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


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The cities are the principal home and seat of the human group.
They are the coral colony for Man, the collective being.
- Alfred Doblin

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

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.
- Aristophanes

A culture, we all know, is made by its cities.
- Derek Walcott

In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely;
in the country,
people are quiet but few are lonely.
- Geoffrey Fisher

What I like about cities is that everything is king size,
the beauty and the ugliness.
- Joseph Brodsky

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

The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the
continent like whales that have taken to the land.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

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

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

The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.
- Jane Jacobs

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

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.
- Herodotus

We didn't make the mistakes that many other cities did.
- Ivan Allen

So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities
from the urban cities of Latin America.
- Ruben Blades

I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found
no statues of committees.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

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

I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris,
New York and Chicago.
- Jim Harrison

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
- Rupert Brooke

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

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

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

Cities are, first of all, seats of the highest economic division of labor.
- Georg Simmel

And one by one the nights between our separated cities
are joined to the night that unites us.
- Pablo Neruda

It's a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now.
- Sean Connery

Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the
sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time.
- Jerzy Kosinski

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

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

Marriage is the mother of the world.
It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches,
and heaven itself.
- Jeremy Taylor

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

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

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

Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the
following of the Detroit Red Wings.
- Steve Yzerman

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

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

In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more
of a social context for music than in other places.
- John Cale

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

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

There are at least 50 cities in the world that would
have liked to obtain the Getty Collection.
- Paul Getty

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

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

Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities.
- Gavin Newsom

People going into the cities for the opportunities
and the towns are getting older,
no young people.
- Rachel Griffiths

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

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

By the way, I understand that now you can have the
Times delivered to your door here in the Twin Cities.
- Harrison Salisbury

National Action Network, the group I founded,
has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.
- Al Sharpton

As a rule, our largest cities are the worst governed.
- Josiah Strong

London, thou art the flower of cities all!
- William Dunbar

There are enough Poles in Chicago to make up one of
the largest cities in Poland.
- Suzanne Fields

Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need.
- David Guterson

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

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

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

Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.
- Lewis Mumford

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

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

The cities and mansions that people dream of are those
in which they finally live.
- Lewis Mumford

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

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

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

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


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