Quotations About / On: CITY
As I criss-cross the city hurrying, I feel always the unchanging cold beneath the pavement.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Satire is born of the cities it denounces.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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.)
The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.
(L. Frank Baum (1856-1919), U.S. author. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, ch. 2 (1900).
The words do not appear thus in the film (1939), which features the song, Follow the Yellow Brick Road.)
Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
(Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 1 (1944, revised 1951).)
City wits, country humorists.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Paris: a city of pleasures and amusements where four-fifths of the people die of grief.
(Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 496 (1796, trans. 1926).)
Moscow is a city that has much suffering ahead of it.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Yartsev in Three Years, Works, vol. 9, p. 70, "Nauka" (1976).)
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).)