Quotations About / On: CITY

  • 21.
    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).)
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  • 22.
    No surplus, no cities.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 23.
    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).)
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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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.)
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  • 26.
    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.)
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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    City wits, country humorists.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 30.
    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).)
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