Cities At Night Quotes by William Wordsworth, Aldous Huxley, Italo Calvino, Henry David Thoreau, Michelangelo, Dwight L. Moody and many others.
This City now doth like a garment wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie Open unto the fields and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.
The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
Either these – unsaved people are to be evangelized, or the leaven of communism and infidelity will assume such enormous proportions that it will break you in a reign of terror such as this country has never known.
Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connection with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.
Tokyo is a very safe city. At night it becomes quiet the way New York never does.
And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.
We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation.
Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.
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.
Though one can dine in New York, one could not dwell there.
The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
All great art is born of the metropolis.
What an incredibly beautiful city at night Chicago is. Absolutely beautiful.
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