Quotations on Cities

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Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: War, Cities, Disorder, Italy)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Cities, Help, Military, News, Open)

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
(Keywords: Men, War, Building, Cities, Enemies, Friends, Sense, Ships)

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
(Keywords: America, Cities, Jobs, states)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Money, Cities, Desire, Security, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Opportunity, Cities, Fire, Friends)

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
(Keywords: Aggression, Cities, Soldiers)

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
(Keywords: People, America, Being, Cities, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Being, Cities, Parliament, Population)

What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.
- Joseph Brodsky
(Keywords: Beauty, Cities, Ugliness)

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
- Rupert Brooke
(Keywords: Cats, Cities, Night, Will)

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
(Keywords: Chicago, Cities, Contrast, Eyes, Future, Nation)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Possibility, Americans, Cities, Integrity, Nation, Security)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: America, Boston, Cities, Class, Country)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Money, Cities, Risk, Security)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, Christianity, Cities, Countries, Leaders)

I had traveled 10 states and played over 50 cities by the time I was 4.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Mistake, Cities, Danger, Israel)

London, thou art the flower of cities all!
- William Dunbar
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Environmental, Life, Quality, People, Cities, Pollution, Problems, Respect, World)

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
(Keywords: America, Cities, Spain, Workers)

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
(Keywords: Animals, Cities, Day, Growing up)

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
(Keywords: People, Islam, Cities, Meetings, Nation)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Cities, Country, Lonely, Quiet)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Athens, Cities, Houses, Poor, Public)

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
(Keywords: Family, Cities, Public, Tools)

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

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
(Keywords: Experience, Chaos, Cities, Conflict, Contradiction)

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
(Keywords: Time, Cities, Country)

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
(Keywords: Business, Life, Cities, Danger, Sense)

The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.
- Jane Jacobs
(Keywords: Choice, Cities, Multiplicity)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Experience, People, Perception, Cities, Kids, Writing)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Cities, Freedom)



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