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Washington is a city of people doing badly what should not be done at all.
The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
Towns are excrescences, gray fluxions, where men, hurrying to find one another, have lost themselves.
The city is recruited from the country.
The City attaches an exaggerated importance to the healing power of lunch.
Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.
Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial.
There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.
I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.
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.
What is a city, but the people; true the people are the city.
Where the criminals cover their crimes by making them legal. [On Washington D. C.]
All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it -- an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view.
No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
A neighborhood is a residential area that is changing for the worse.
Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. [About Paris]
New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time, most unsolved.
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
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.
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.
When in Rome, do as Rome does.
The cities of the world are concentric, isomorphic, synchronic. Only one exists and you are always in the same one. It's the effect of their permanent revolution, their intense circulation, their instantaneous magnetism.
Cities are distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment: Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific: Earthquake.
The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.
One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound.
We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.
Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.
There is no UnDo in real-life.
Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
I want freedom, the right to self expression, everybodys right to beautiful radiant things. Anarchism meant that to me, and I would live it in spite of the whole world – prisons, persecution, everything. Yes, even in spite of the condemnation of my own comrades I would live my beautiful ideal.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Life is like a virus, if you dont have fate and hope, you will lose your immunity to that virus.
Close your eyes and feel the warmth of the sun; this is the love of god, friends and family.
Learning to live is not measured by life its measured by time.
There must be something unique about me that Got gave me the privilege to exist.
You got to live life on a heavy meal if its not enough add a dessert!
If life is more important then money why are we killing ourselves to get it?