The seeds of civilization are in every culture, but it is city life that brings them to fruition.
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.
The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
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.
All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
All great art is born of the metropolis.
I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
Seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go, but it's comforting to know: the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you're very lucky, a plane ride away.
We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.
Anyone who thinks small towns are friendlier than big cities lives in a big city.
We do not look in great cities for our best morality.
If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial.
You need to bring your awakening into city life. Bring it into fast-paced complexity where it thrives.
City life is no life for a country man; for such a man that life is a kind of damnation in itself.
No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
A city must be a place where groups of women and men are seeking and developing the highest things they know.
Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.
The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind.
The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
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