Quotations About / On: CITY

  • 21.
    To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. Observer (London, April 8, 1945).)
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  • 22.
    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).)
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  • 23.
    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).)
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  • 24.
    We are a most solitary people, and we live, repelled by one another, in the gray, outcast cities of Cain.
    (Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "No Love and No Thanks," Alms for Oblivion (1964).)
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  • 25.
    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).)
  • 26.
    A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
    (Thomas Browne (1605-1682), British physician, author. Religio Medici, pt. 1, sct. 6 (1643).)
  • 27.
    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).)
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  • 28.
    Reclusive? The inner city will secure your privacy better than any desert cave.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 29.
    Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.
    (Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Quoted in Merle Miller, Plain Speaking: Conversations with Harry S. Truman, ch. 11 (1973).)
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  • 30.
    City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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