Quotations About / On:
Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
(John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. remark, Nov. 1961. Quoted in Portrait of a President, William Manchester (1962).)
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
(Mark Hellinger (1903-1947), U.S. journalist, scriptwriter, producer, Albert Maltz, screenwriter, and Malvin Wald, screenwriter. Jules Dassin. The Naked City (film) (1948).
Afterword, spoken by Hellingerthis was his last productionand used at the end of each episode of the TV series, 1958-1962.)
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
(Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 240.)
Most benefactors are like unskillful generals who take the city and leave the citadel intact.
(Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 576 (1796, trans. 1926).)
It has long been acknowledged that the single best restaurant in the world is Arthur Bryant's Barbecue at Eighteenth and Booklyn in Kansas city.
(Calvin Trillin (b. 1940), U.S. humorist. American Fried, ch. 2, Doubleday (1974).)
The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
(Desmond Morris (b. 1928), British anthropologist. The Human Zoo, introduction (1969).)
In a strange city, I connect through food and fantasy.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
As far as I can see, the Polis as Polis, in this city, is Null an' Void!
(Sean O'Casey (1884-1964), Irish dramatist. Mrs. Madigan, in Juno and the Paycock, act 3 (1924).
Referring to Dublin during the Irish Civil War in 1922.)
God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
(Abraham Cowley (1618-1667), British essayist, poet. The Garden, Essays in Verse and Prose (1668).)
Here reign the simplicity and purity of a primitive age, and a health and hope far remote from towns and cities.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Winter Walk" (1843), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 171, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)