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Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
John F. Kennedy
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
So while an incredible amount of progress has been made, on this fifth anniversary, I wanted to come here and tell the people of this city directly: My administration is going to stand with you - and fight alongside you - until the job is done. Until New Orleans is all the way back, all the way.
My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.
William Jennings Bryan
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.
Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
I'm the No. 1 developer in New York, I'm the biggest in Atlantic City, and maybe we'll keep it that way.
I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
Frank Lloyd Wright
You can learn all about the human condition from covering the crime beat in a big city - you don't need to go to Beirut for that - but a foreign correspondent begins to understand poverty from a different perspective.
P. J. O'Rourke
And I come here as a daughter, raised on the South Side of Chicago - by a father who was a blue-collar city worker and a mother who stayed at home with my brother and me.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
David Herbert Lawrence
San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.
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