Quotations About / On: CITY
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)