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"in the big city nobody has time to make friends. The big city is a big solitude." - Vicki Baum

"The third big war will begin when the big city is burning" - Nostradamus

"the loneliest place to be is a hotel room in a big city in early evening." - Willa Gibbs

"I always think that in a big city, anything is possible, including reinventing yourself." - Caroline Leavitt

"After Babar's mother was killed by the hunter, he went to the big city." - Jean de Brunhoff

"There is no solitude in the world like that of the big city." - Kathleen Norris

"In the City of God there will be a great thunder, Two brothers torn apart by Chaos, while the fortress endures, the great leader will succumb, The third big war will begin when the big city is burning" - Nostradamus

"The pressure of survival in the big city will make you lose sight of your dream ... Hang in there." - James De La Vega

"Being born in New York City, tends to lead to big expectations, expectations that I only started to realize after I had left." - Joseph Pisani

"L.A. is such a big city, and theres so much going on. I mean, you know youre in L.A. when you can just hear sirens all the time." - Cassie Steele

"Youre perceived as being a success if you find a job in some big city and work with hundreds of other people and draw a paycheck every month." - Jerry Moran

"I learned quickly that trying to force Country Folk to love the Big City is like telling your gay cousin, "You just haven't met the right girl yet." - Tina Fey

"If you live in a dirty big city, it means that you surely need a pastoral life to make yourself clean!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"That is what I want to tell you about: the girls with their short skirts and bright eyes and big-city dreams. The girls of 1929." - Anna Godbersen

"I walked down Paseo del Prado, losing myself to the sights, sounds, and dense magic of the city. There's something weirdly calming about being alone in a big city. It made me feel like the universe was hugely generous, and that my species was so damn smart to have constructed such a beautiful city." - Kate Klise

"Dubai,I think is a big bore - a city deliberately built to appeal to tourism, and only built for that purpose, and not possessing a valid culture or history of its own." - Arthur Frommer

"I guess my goal is to design my own walker. The walkers with the big tennis balls, no one wants to use those. I would rather crawl down the street in New York City than use those." - Abbey Curran

"If Tao Lin had been born to Gary Shteyngart's parents and spent his early twenties slaving for pageviews at NewYorker.com, he would have written something like this, the Bright Lights, Big City of the click-here-now generation." - Gideon Lewis-Kraus

"City wits, country humorists." - Mason Cooley

"Anyone who thinks small towns are friendlier than big cities lives in a big city." - Richard Peck

"I'm a big believer in winging it. I'm a big believer that you're never going to find perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one. Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I'm always trying to push people to allow those things to happen rather than stick to some rigid itinerary." - Anthony Bourdain

"John Kerry was the big winner in Iowa. Ted Kennedy introduced Kerry as the 'comeback kid.' That used to be Bill Clinton's name - because every time he would come back to a city, he would find out if he had a kid or not." - Jay Leno

"Note that both of these papers [the New York Post and the New York Daily News] are big sellers in a city whose residents like to go around saying they'd never live anyplace else on account of they'd miss the opera." - Dave Barry

"It is hereby earnestly proposed that the USA would be much better off if that big, sprawling, incoherent, shapeless, slobbering civic idiot in the family of American communities, the City of Los Angeles, could be declared incompetent and placed in charge of a guardian like any individual mental defective." - Westbrook Pegler

"It was difficult for me to understand that, when you're kind to someone in a big city, a lot of the time, they think that you want something. I didn't understand that, all of a sudden, niceness meant that you were trying to get something out of somebody." - Jaime King

"I'm living every ten-year-old boy's fantasy. The other day, Chris and I had this big scene where we had to pull out our guns, and I was thinking, 'Here we are in New York City - a place where every actor wants to be - and we are literally playing cops and robbers. How great is that?" - Mariska Hargitay

"The city of Copenhagen is a climate crime scene tonight, with the guilty men and women fleeing to the airport in shame. World leaders had a once in a generation chance to change the world for good, to avert catastrophic climate change. In the end they produced a poor deal full of loopholes big enough to fly Air Force One through." - Kumi Naidoo

"It is the custom to sneer at the modern apartment-house, television, big-city Christmas, with its commercial taint . . . office parties, artificial . . . Christmas trees . . . but future generations in search of their lost Christmases may well remember its innocence; yes, and its beauty, too." - Paul Gallico

"Real big pretty titty, shut down every city. If you want the kit kitty, gotta get the key from me, all new everything, plus pay the rent for me. If we in the woods then these niggas pitch a tent for me." - Nicki Minaj

"You know when Sharpton and I walked in, it was like... big commotion and everything. But everybody was very nice. And I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship." - Bill O'Reilly

"Sex and the City was about looking for Mr Big and trying to find him." - Candace Bushnell

"When you're from Weir, Mississippi, almost everywhere you go looks like the big city." - Roy Oswalt

"I'm not a big city guy...there's too many people, there's too much traffic." - Jeremy Bonderman

"Washington is the city where the big men of little towns come to be disillusioned" - Paul Laurence Dunbar

"I love Chicago. I have big investments in Chicago, and I think it's a great city." - Donald Trump

"It's a big deal in my city to have a breath of fresh air." - Donnis

"I'm accepting I'm not living that younger, dreamed version of myself in the big city." - Paula Cole

"In New York City, the meek don't inherit the earth. The big mouth does." - Barbara Corcoran

"On the Web we all become small-town visitors lost in the big city." - Alison Gopnik

"Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place." - A J Liebling

"And Seattle isn't really crazy anymore. It's a big dot-com city." - Krist Novoselic

"A city plays the role of a great big magnet that's sucking people up." - Geoffrey West

"Sex and the City changed New York-New York's become a big shoe store now, unfortunately." - Chris Noth

"I like it when it's nice and quiet. I'm not a big city person." - Louis Oosthuizen

"Big results require big ambitions." - James Champy

"I'll tell you, it's Big Business. If there is one word to describe Atlantic City, it's Big Business. Or two words - Big Business." - Donald Trump

"In every big city there is always one surefire laugh, and that lies in hanging some piece of idiocy upon the people of a nearby city or town." - W C Fields

"You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big and live big." - Andrew Carnegie

"To my city I'm the 2-3" - Drake

"The city is recruited from the country." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Florence - the city of tranquillity made manifest ..." - Katherine Cecil Thurston

"Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City." - Oscar Hammerstein Ii

"... the great white city of brotherhood, Washington ..." - Christina Stead

"Everything is real, except Beika City" - Gosho Aoyama

"Every city is a living body." - Saint Augustine

"New York City is my playground." - Bethenny Frankel

"Manchester City are defending like beavers" - Chris Kamara

"A lamb in a city of wolves." - Karen Marie Moning

"Not I, but the city teaches." - Socrates

"Little Indian, Big City is one of the worst movies ever made. I detested every moronic minute of it...if you, under any circumstances, see Little Indian, Big City, I will never let you read one of my reviews again." - Roger Ebert

"Josh Saviano's a big entertainment lawyer in New York City. He's handled Broadway shows like 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' and some of the other big ones." - Dan Lauria

"I'm a big-city boy. What I like is big cities. It's not just what I like. It's what I write about." - Salman Rushdie

"Not only do we end up with a vivid, surprising and soulful sense of one artist and his work, but Leigh also offers us a commanding view of a city, London, and country at the dawn of the modern age and of a man being overawed and overtaken by new technologies such as photography and the railways. As ever with Leigh, 'Mr Turner' addresses the big questions with small moments. It's an extraordinary film, all at once strange, entertaining, thoughtful and exciting." - Dave Calhoun

"The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. At first glance, the rhythm may be confused with gaiety, but when you look more closely at the mechanism of social life and the painful slavery of both men and machines, you see that it is nothing but a kind of typical, empty anguish that makes even crime and gangs forgivable means of escape." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"Annabeth, thank goodness, would be staying in New York. She'd gotten permission from her parents to attend a boarding school in the city so she could be close to Olympus and oversee the rebuilding efforts. "And close to me?" I asked. "Well, someone's got a big sense of his own importance." But she laced her fingers through mine. I remembered what she'd told me in New York, about building something permanent, and I thought-just maybe-we were off to a good start." - Rick Riordan

"The sky lay over the city like a map showing the strata of things and the big full moon toppled over in a furrow like the abandoned wheel of a gun carriage on a sunset field of battle and the shadows walked like cats and I looked into the white and ghostly interior of things and thought of you and I looked on their structural outsides and thought of you and was lonesome." - Zelda Fitzgerald

"According to the three missed calls from her mother-who thought Madison had been kidnapped in the big, bad city and was now being held for an ungodly sum of money-the four text messages from her brother wondering if she knew how to navigate the beltway-because apparently little sisters couldn't drive-and the voice mail from her father warning there was a problem with the reservations, she was late for brunch." - J. Lynn

"I hear in the big city, girls dress up like sexy witches and sexy vampires and sexy Easter bunnies, and go to parties where they do all sorts of scandalous things," Kami said. "Luckily you and me, we got to walk around our town looking at our neighbours' gardens and remarking 'My, that's a good-looking scarecrow' to each other. I guess this is why our natures are so beautiful and unspoilt." - Sarah Rees Brennan

"Old Hank would be proud, and Elvis would too, cause we like our country mixed with some big city blues." - Hank Williams, Jr.

"Sometimes we're the big game in town. Other times, we're kind of a side show. (on Manchester City)" - Claudio Reyna

"I saw what I could [in Mexico City], but we rarely got anything other than big, mainstream American films." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

"The volunteering spirit of Londoners is part of what makes this the best big city on earth." - Boris Johnson

"The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extrahuman architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"The pressure of survival in the big city will make you lose sight of your dream... Hang in there." - James De La Vega

"I was always a big fan of Charlie Chaplin movies. I love 'The Great Dictator' and 'City Lights.'" - Jack Reynor

"What I like about Oxford is how small it is; it's really more of a big town than a city." - Samantha Shannon

"Always dream big dreams. Big dreams attract big people." - Dave Liniger

"Madrid is not as big as London, but it is true when you are coming from a big city like Madrid, nothing is going to surprise you, and I am very happy to move to a city like London. It is a big city, and you can do everything you want with the respect that the English people always have." - Fernando Torres

"Big dreams turn into big things." - Meek Mill

"Every big problem is a big opportunity." - Vinod Khosla

"Ask BIG questions, find BIG answers." - Sugata Mitra

"Big is not beautiful. Big is inefficient." - Ross Perot

"A city without books, a city without a library is like a graveyard." - Malala Yousafzai

"It makes me crazy to think that somebody might attack my city or any other city." - Billy Corgan

"True citizens of the heavenly city are the best residents of the earthly city." - Timothy Keller

"What is a city, but the people; true the people are the city." - Coriolanus III

"I'm a big competitor." - Kevin Durant

"The price of property in city centres is making it impossible, particularly in the big cities, for any kind of social mix to take place. It's castrating the whole notion of city life" - Joseph Rykwert

"Even in a city like Barcelona, there are still some people in the city who are angry because that waterfront area is a big tourist destination, and all the rents went up, and they had to move." - Gary Hustwit

"I was a street kid, basically. But really, Mexico City has always been this big, complex monster of a city that has always had real problems and needs, and I've always found my way through it in different ways." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

"Fortunately, I had cousins who lived in Buffalo and would often go to visit them, which I loved to do because I liked Buffalo as it was a big city. Even today, the bigger the city, the better." - Paul Smith

"Butte was once a grand city. To me, that city is like one big stage for Edward Hopper. You could put your camera anywhere, and you felt you were looking at his paintings." - Wim Wenders

"Really, Mexico City has always been this big, complex monster of a city that has always had real problems and needs, and I've always found my way through it in different ways." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city." - Italo Calvino

"There's no Democratic way to run a city and there's no Republican way to run a city - just the right way to run a city." - Buddy Cianci

"Whatever happened to that old-fashioned Grandpa? If he still survives, he must be hiding in the small towns. You sure don't see him very often in the big city. The big-city Grandpa has gone big time.... He is the life of every party..." - Hal Boyle

"I didn't want to be driving to work everyday and sending out my Starbucks order. I didn't want to be in New York or L.A. I wanted to have space and I wanted to be in a remote place where all of us could just be ourselves and not worry about anyone trying to listen in or get in on that. I wanted to just be comfortable. I feel like being in a big city - as much as I find New York, in particular, very inspiring in a lot of ways - can also be claustrophobic." - Scarlett Johansson

"Nine Years Under is a sparkling debut- brimming with love and bursting with life. Booker's Baltimore is equal parts The Wire and The Cosby show. She doesn't shrink from the realities of life in an inner city funeral home, but she is also a loving witness, documenting the big hearted community that takes care of its own. Told with compassion, wit, and good old fashioned story telling, Sheri Booker gives us unforgettable characters who will make you laugh right up until they break your heart." - Tayari Jones

"The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.""The better we get at getting better, the faster we will get better.""In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world.""The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment they can tolerate.""The key thing about all the world's big problems is that they have to be dealt with collectively. If we don't get collectively smarter, we're doomed." - Douglas Engelbart

"I'm not a New Yorker. I grew up in Detroit. A lot of people think it's one big city but they're completely different." - Mike Binder

"Hog butcher for the world, Tool maker, stacker of wheat, Player with railroads and the nation's freight handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of big shoulders." - Carl Sandburg

"Confused by the big city blues, he didn't know who's life he's leading. Put yourself behind the wheel, see if you can get that feel." - Robbie Robertson

"In the Big City a man will disappear with the suddenness and completeness of the flame of a candle that is blown out." - O Henry

"We're crazy about this city. Los Angeles? That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco." - John Lennon

"I love that Toronto is demonstrating that a big, highly diverse, multicultural city can actually work and work well, if its residents have the attitude of Torontonians." - Roger Martin

"We are New Yorkers. Proud citizens of the greatest city on earth. Thinking big isn't new to us. It is the very foundation of who we are." - Bill De Blasio

"I like any big city. I like any place where you can see a guy with a pants-full of pooh fighting a ghost." - Brian Posehn

"It's a big change for a country boy like me, to be in the limelight in New York City. It was most definitely a tough adjustment." - Brandon Jacobs

"There is no tougher job in America than being a cop on the beat in a major city in this country, big and brawling." - Mark Shields

"In New York, unlike Holland, there are newspaper stands on every corner. That was a big headline all over the city." - Ari Marcopoulos

"Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders." - Carl Sandburg

"New York, New York. Big city of dreams, but everything in New York ain't always what it seems. Last Twitter posting by DJ AM" - Adam Goldstein

"CHICAGO: Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders." - Carl Sandburg

"When I was in high school I moved from the big city to a tiny village of 500 people in Vermont. It was like The Waltons!" - Daphne Zuniga

"I'm a big foodie. Hyderabadi cuisine is amazing, and the kind of mutton dishes available at some restaurants in the Old City is incredible." - Imtiaz Ali

"I think my songs are singing to the rural heart. It's not whether you're from a big city or the middle of nowhere in a small town." - Rodney Atkins

"People think New York is this big city where no one knows each other, but when you live in the Village, it's the opposite." - Nigel Barker

"Years ago, as I was beginning my professional career on Wall Street, I volunteered as a Big Brother in New York City." - Gerald Chertavian

"I cannot live without flowers everywhere. I grew up having a big garden, the size of a city block, in Rombas." - Mireille Guiliano

"One of the big luxuries of being in Antwerp is that I can easily walk in the city. In Paris and New York, I am more recognized." - Dries Van Noten

"Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don't give some value to friendships and it can be depressing." - Adriana Lima

"The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"San Francisco has a flowers-in-your-hair kind of vibe, while Chicago's got this very funny, big-city/small-town coolness to it." - Dave Matthews

"Every person on the streets of New York is a type. The city is one big theater where everyone is on display." - Jerry Rubin

"New Orleans is like a big musical gumbo. The sound I have is from being in the city my whole life." - Trombone Shorty

"I didn't want kids to think that to be happy, they had to be famous or rich or live in the big city." - Dan Savage

"New York is only 97 miles from Philadelphia but was the Big Time as no other American city has ever been." - Ethel Waters

"As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means." - Albert Camus

"I picked Harvard because it was in a big city, and a lot of girls' schools were nearby. And I liked President Kennedy, who went to Harvard." - Jack Canfield

"L.A. is such a big city, and there's so much going on. I mean, you know you're in L.A. when you can just hear sirens all the time." - Cassie Steele

"The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up. Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist." - Lenny Kravitz

"To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"You're perceived as being a success if you find a job in some big city and work with hundreds of other people and draw a paycheck every month." - Jerry Moran

"Took over my city and I never asked permission to." - Drake

"I've always treated my city like some shoulder pads." - Drake

"City life is millions of people being lonesome together." - Henry David Thoreau

"Would your city weep if your church did not exist?" - Darrin Patrick

"Everywhere outside New York City is Bridgeport, Connecticut." - Fred Allen

"I sell mirrors in the city of the blind." - Kabir

"In my dreams of this city I am always lost." - Margaret Atwood

"I play to lift a city, and raise a banner." - Prince Fielder

"Certainly Manchester is the most wonderful city of modem times." - Benjamin Disraeli

"There are so many cities in every single city." - David Mitchell

"In a strange city, I connect through food and fantasy." - Mason Cooley

"Montreal's not a city. It's a Disney World for alcoholics." - Mike Wilmot

"I had a good friend in New York City." - Hank Williams, Jr.

"We blocked them inside the city. Their rear is blocked." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"Cheese steaks are the gastronomic icons of this ethnic city." - Bryan Miller

"This city has two great teams - Liverpool and Liverpool reserves." - Bill Shankly

"Jerusalem is a port city on the shore of eternity." - Yehuda Amichai



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