Quotations About / On:
He that conquers his self is greater than he that conquered a city
If you notice urban public dialogue crap, you can be sure the city's sewers are dysfunctional.
(Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India) .)
In a city, the most precious item for sale is time.
(This is my original thought. I do not like wasting time or have shop assistants keep me waiting unnecessarily. I am impatient. Time is precious.M. Walker.)
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).)
In the city, nudity means something; in the wild, it just exists.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
A fastidious taste is best indoors, away from nature and the city.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
Today's city is the most vulnerable social structure ever conceived by man.
(Martin Oppenheimer (b. 1930), German-born U.S. sociologist. Urban Guerrilla, ch. 7 (1969).)
Cities [are] problems in organized complexity, like the life sciences.
(Jane Jacobs (b. 1916), U.S. urban analyst. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, ch. 19 (1961).
Jacobs lived in the lively, diverse Greenwich Village section of Manhattan (New York City).)
The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
This very Rome that we behold deserves our love ...: the only common and universal city.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Vanity," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 9, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).)