Cities Quotes SMS Collection

All cities are mad but the madness

All cities are mad:  but the madness is gallant.  All cities are beautiful:  but the beauty is grim.  ~Christopher Morley, Where the Blue Begins

I have an affection for a great

I have an affection for a great city.  I feel safe in the neighbourhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. 

The city disappears street by as you

The city disappears street by street as you enter it.  ~Ian Seed

What is the city but people william

What is the city but the people?  ~William Shakespeare, Coriolanus

To one who has been long in

To one who has been long in city pent, ‘Tis very sweet to look into the fair And open face of heaven, – to

In the country darkness of night is

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile

The axis of the earth sticks out

The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Autocrat of

Suburb a place that isnt city country

Suburb:  a place that isn’t city, isn’t country, and isn’t tolerable.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN

God made the country and man town

God made the country, and man made the town.  ~William Cowper, The Task, 1785WLBUQ

Clearly then the city is not a

Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.  ~Desmond Morris, The Human Zoo

The roaring street is hung for miles

The roaring street is hung for miles With fierce electric fire. ~William Vaughan Moody, In New York, stanza 9; BMC