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Quotations About / On: CITY

  • 1.
    A suburb is an attempt to get out of reach of the city without having the city be out of reach.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 2.
    Whilst we want cities as the centres where the best things are found, cities degrade us by magnifying trifles.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
    More quotations from: Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 3.
    The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.
    (Jane Jacobs (b. 1916), U.S. urban analyst. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, ch. 18 (1961). Jacobs lived in the lively, diverse Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan (New York City).)
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  • 4.
    No surplus, no cities.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 5.
    Satire is born of the cities it denounces.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 6.
    Dreaming of evening walks through learned cities,
    (W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. Paysage Moralisé (l. 9). . . Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H. Auden]. Katherine Bucknell, ed. (1994) Princeton University Press.)
    More quotations from: W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden
  • 7.
    City wits, country humorists.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, city
  • 8.
    New York is the last true city.
    (Toni Morrison (b. 1931) U.S. (New York) novelist and essayist. As quoted in New York, p. 72 (December 21-28, 1992).)
    More quotations from: Toni Morrison, city
  • 9.
    Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.
    (Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. Quoted in John Malcolm Brinnin, Dylan Thomas in America, ch. 1 (1956).)
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  • 10.
    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 (1923-1985), Italian author, critic. Invisible Cities (1972, trans. 1974).)
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