Essay Life In A Big City With Quotations Media

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City life is millions of people being lonesome together.Henry David Thoreau

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A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.Aristotle

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We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.Hubert Humphrey

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A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.Aldous Huxley

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

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

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All great art is born of the metropolis.Ezra Pound

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Man's course begins in a garden, but it ends in a city.Alexander Maclaren

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A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.Margaret Mead

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No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.Cyril Connolly

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

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We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation.John F. Kennedy

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Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial.Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.Jane Austen

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The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.Walt Whitman

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I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.Michelangelo

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As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.Albert Camus

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One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound.Jane Austen

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When in Rome, do as Rome does.Ambrose Bierce

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If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.Alphonse de Lamartine

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This city now doth, like a garment, wear the beauty of the morning; silent bare, ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie open unto the fields and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.William Wordsworth

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The cities of the world are concentric, isomorphic, synchronic. Only one exists and you are always in the same one. It's the effect of their permanent revolution, their intense circulation, their instantaneous magnetism.Jean Baudrillard

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Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.D. H. Lawrence

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The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.Fred Allen

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Any city however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another.Plato

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There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.Don Herold

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The cities of America are inexpressibly tedious. The Bostonians take their learning too sadly; culture with them is an accomplishment rather than an atmosphere; their Hub, as they call it, is the paradise of prigs. Chicago is a sort of monster-shop, full of bustles and bores. Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry. Baltimore is amusing for a week, but Philadelphia is dreadfully provincial; and though one can dine in New York one could not dwell there.Oscar Wilde

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To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.Frank Lloyd Wright

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All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.Tacitus

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Not to find one's way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance -- nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city -- as one loses oneself in a forest -- that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest.Walter Benjamin

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The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.John Kenneth Galbraith

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New York, the nation's thyroid gland.Christopher Morley

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Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. -- About ParisNicolas Chamfort

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A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.Benjamin Disraeli

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One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.Thomas Wolfe

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Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.John Berger

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The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.Lewis Mumford

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Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The city is recruited from the country.Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cities are distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment: Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific: Earthquake.Jean Baudrillard

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The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.Italo Calvino

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In Brussels, you are able to have a lot of appointments in a day. In Paris, you can have one, two, maybe three, but you spend all your time on the road, in the car or in the suburbs. In Brussels, everything is easy. It's not a very big city, and the people are very quiet and warm.Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Big, Suburbs, Very

The Star City community - because it's not a big city, actually; it's only 14 big houses, and everybody knows each other. It's like a small village, and I felt that somehow everybody wants to help me, especially during days when my father flew, and somehow care about me, and it was really great time, you know.Sergey Volkov

Small, Big, Everybody

When you look at a city, you know, it looks so unique. You feel this kind of uniqueness, you know, and especially if you go from a big city to a small city or if you go from one country to another. Cities look very different, often. They even feel very different. You know, and they are, of course. They certainly are.Geoffrey West

Small, Country, Big

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