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Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
American humorist, playwright 1866-1944
In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
P. D. James
English crime writer 1920-2014
A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.
American actress, singer, and author 1948-
Animals speak with pure affection. It's important to me to get something going in NY so we can get to be a no-kill city, and give the animals homes and more attention and love.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Spanish novelist 1964-2020
Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it.
American businessman 1931-2013
Country banks are more flexible in their lending policies than their city brethren are.
American writer, poet, criticus 1911-1972
When a village ceases to be a community, it becomes oppressive in its narrow conformity. So one becomes an individual and migrates to the city. There, finding others like-minded, one re-establishes a village community. Nowadays only New Yorkers are yokels.
Australian actress 1990-
'Broad City' is how I wish we could all be, whereas 'Girls' is maybe a more accurate representation of how things are.
American journalist 1960-
'J'eet jet?' is still the standard way for a Pittsburgher to ask if you're ready for a meal, but the meal itself is no longer limited to chipped ham and an Iron City beer.
American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
'Really,' thought I, 'we call Baltimore the 'Monumental City' for its two marble columns, and here is Edinburg with one at every street-corner!'
American journalist 1960-
A city built on rivers and bituminous coal, Pittsburgh in the '90s has survived the boom and bust years.
A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.
American cultural anthropologist 1901-1978
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.
Arnold J. Toynbee
British historian and author 1889-1975
A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.
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