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"The city buildings in the distance are holding up the sky, it seems." - Markus Zusak

"An endless number of green buildings doesn't make a sustainable city." - Jan Gehl

"Houston is undoubtedly my showcase city. I saved all my best buildings for Houston." - Philip Johnson

"Downtown Detroit has more vacant buildings over 10 storeys than any city in the world." - Meg White

"It's a weird city because the uglier the weather, the more beautiful the city. And the uglier the buildings, the more coherent the city." - Rem Koolhaas

"One cannot completely avoid this landmark character with large buildings such as these. But the city itself is also gigantic." - Rem Koolhaas

"I should just drive around this city and take photos of all the buildings I've been humiliated in." - Moon Unit Zappa

"Chicago's such a great city because it's got so many different brilliantly architecturally looking buildings, and you can really modify that city." - Charles Roven

"Societies raise their grandest monuments to what their cultures value most highly. As the tallest buildings in a city noted for tall buildings, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were certainly monumental." - Michael Mandelbaum

"Cleveland, city of light! City of magic!" - Randy Newman

"There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans." - Jane Jacobs

"I would want to have Spider-Man's web slinging abilities. I always thought it'd be cool to swing around the city jumping off of buildings and free diving." - Denzel Whitaker

"In New York City, when they develop something, they never use the old buildings. It's so wasteful. Why not use what's there?" - Nellie Mckay

"Here in Barcelona, it's the architects who built the buildings that made the city iconic who are the objects of admiration - not a bunch of half-witted monarchs." - Julie Burchill

"Minnesota's a great city." - Ray Allen

"New York is the only real city-city." - Truman Capote

"For me today, Hull City beat Hull City." - Phil Brown

"New York is a fabled city, a fabulous city." - Italo Calvino

"You can't fight City Hall." - Proverbs

"A city life for me!" - Thomas Beecham

"I love New York City." - Li Na

"I found that through my life, living in the city of Toronto, I look above the Pizza Pizza sign, and I look above the other signs and window dressing, and I see evidence of a city that no longer exists in the keystones and the decorations that line the tops of buildings. That presence of the old city has always moved me." - Michael Redhill

"If there's a group like Amish people, that want to live their own lifestyle - they don't want to live in our city - they want to live out in the country, with their own projects. We'll put up the buildings for them, design the buildings for them, design the food production systems for them - if they want us to. But we don't control them." - Jacque Fresco

"Buildings are seldom just buildings in downtown Chicago, they are Examples, and not a city on Earth, I swear, is as knowledgeably preoccupied with architectural meaning. Where else would a department store include in its advertisements the name of the architect who created it, or a newspaper property section throw in a scholarly exposition of theoretical design?" - Jan Morris

"If there's a group like Amish people, that want to live their own lifestyle - they don't want to live in our city - they want to live out in the country, with their own projects. We"ll put up the buildings for them, design the buildings for them, design the food production systems for them - if they want us to. But we do' control them." - Jacque Fresco

"Washington was not just a city of marble buildings and smoke-filled rooms and power brokers, but also a town full of people who do care about each other, in good times and bad." - Andrea Mitchell

"I just love building buildings. I'm the largest developer in New York City. I'm having a lot of fun doing it. I think I've never had more fun. I'm just enjoying my life." - Donald Trump

"The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America too. It fell on no city, no munition plants, no docks. It erased no church, vaporized no public buildings, reduced no man to his atomic elements. But it fell, it fell." - Hermann Hagedorn

"The lanes and streets of the city being set out, the choice of sites for the convenience and use of the state remains to be decided on; for sacred edifices, for the forum, and for other public buildings." - Marcus V. Pollio

"Kolkata is a great city, has great food and great people. We had some problems finding the kind of old buildings we were looking for, and even handling the crowds, but on the whole it was fun shooting there." - Sanjay Dutt

"In 1964, when we first arrived in New York City, I remember vividly seeing the skyline of Manhattan, and our first proposal of 1964 was to wrap two lower Manhattan buildings. We never got permission." - Christo

"It's so easy for me to get caught up in the feeling of a city like Venice, where everything is just beautiful color and gorgeous buildings that are so peaceful. You can roam around and get lost in the labyrinth." - Nanette Lepore

"I am all for greening tall buildings, but I'm also very keen to note that greening a building doesn't cope with the problem of the tall building in the texture of the city." - Joseph Rykwert

"The lanes and streets of the city being set out, the choice of sites for the convenience and use of the state remains to be decided on; for sacred edifices, for the forum, and for other public buildings." - Vitruvius

"For the Spartans, it wasn't walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. And it existed in its purest form in the disciplined march of a hoplite phalanx on their way to war!" - Bettany Hughes

"For the Spartans, it was' walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. And it existed in its purest form in the disciplined march of a hoplite phalanx on their way to war!" - Bettany Hughes

"When people condemn me for designing iconic buildings in cities and not having an idea what a city is, they haven't done their homework. I started in urban design and city planning. It's just that when I got out of school there wasn't much of a market for that. There still isn't." - Frank Gehry

"Detroit is a city that really stands out. It's been through a very difficult time. There's been a lot of pain here, and the city, physically, has suffered. You can see it in certain neighborhoods, and there's buildings downtown that have been abandoned." - Michael Imperioli

"When I thought about Detroit, I would think big city, very urban - not a lot of places to walk around, not a lot of parks. I sort of pictured Manhattan almost, where, besides Central Park, it's all city and big buildings. But now that I'm here, you see people pushing strollers, people hanging out in the park." - Erin Cummings

"We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us." - Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

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

"My city was betrayed by the weak..." - Andrew Ryan

"Libraries are the pride of the city." - Amy Tan

"The city that has speed has success." - Le Corbusier

"Remember the city, the city remember Where treasure is hidden under the ground The city, the city, always remember That's where the treasure will be found." - Jeanne DuPrau

"Nature is a petrified magic city." - Novalis

"Diversity gives our city a competitive edge." - Thomas Menino

"It's a holy city for music." - Hugh Laurie

"City diversity represents accident and chaos." - Jane Jacobs

"I have family in Oklahoma City." - Blake Shelton

"Buildings should be good neighbours." - Paul Thiry

"Buildings are forms of performances." - Rafael Vinoly

"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

"A city without passion is just a city of artistic events." - Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

"I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me." - Juhani Pallasmaa

"However, the moral center of New York City, I believe, is the New York City Ballet." - John Guare

"If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks." - Baz Luhrmann

"We want the city back on its feet. We want to have jobs for the city." - Manuel Moroun

"Boston is, like, my city. That's the city that I always go to." - Brent Morin

"Mumbai may not be my city. But it is my kind of city." - Vikas Swarup

"New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city." - Lewis Mumford

"If I were a place, the area of South Bank, in London. Between the Hayward Gallery, National Theatre and all other activities, I'm never bored. I would also say New York for the breathtaking skyline formed by the buildings and the fast pace of the city, whatever the time of day." - Robert Pattinson

"Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts. It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crowded together, that the wonderful immensity of London consists." - Samuel Johnson

"There was no moon but the night sky was a riot of crisp and glittering autumn stars. There were streetlights too and lights on buildings and on bridges which looked like earthbound stars and they glimmered repeated as they were reflected with the city in the night water of the Thames. It's fairyland thought Richard." - Neil Gaiman

"There was no moon but the night sky was a riot of crisp and glittering autumn stars. There were streetlights too and lights on buildings and on bridges which looked like earthbound stars and they glimmered repeated as they were reflected with the city in the night water of the Thames. It's fairyland thought Richard." - Neil Gaiman

"The city was bigger than its buildings, bigger than its inhabitants too. It had its own nuances. It accepted whatever came its way, the crime and the violence and the little shocks of good that crawled out from underneath the everyday." - Colum Mccann

"The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale. It puts us in touch with the infinite cosmos and nature. It provides us with places and buildings for all human activities by which the citizens can live a full and harmonious life. Here the radiance of nature and heart are within our reach." - Le Corbusier

"What did I think of Princeton? Well, the answer to that question requires a story. When I first arrived, I looked around me at the Gothic buildings - younger, I later learned, than many of the mosques of this city, but made through acid treatment and ingenious stone-masonry to look older..." - Mohsin Hamid

"The strength that comes from human collaboration is the central truth behind civilisation's success and the primary reason why cities existwe must free ourselves from our tendency to see cities as their buildings, and remember that the real city is made of flesh, not concrete." - Edward Glaeser

"The apparition of an evil, sick unconscious wild city rose before me in visible semblance, and about the dead buildings in the barren air, the bodies of the soul that built the wonderland shuffled and stalked and stalked and lurched in attitudes of immemorial nightmare all around." - Allen Ginsberg

"The automobile has not merely taken over the street, it has dissolved the living tissue of the city. Its appetite for space is absolutely insatiable; moving and parked, it devours urban land, leaving the buildings as mere islands of habitable space in a sea of dangerous and ugly traffic." - James Marston Fitch

"I think you need to, as an architect, understand the essence of a place and create a building that feels like it resonates with the culture of a place. So my buildings in India or in Kansas City or in Arkansas or in Singapore, they come out different because the places are so different." - Moshe Safdie

"I'd love to go and visit the Mosque in Mecca again, just for the sheer beauty of it, not for God - much the way a non-Catholic might go to Vatican City because of the beauty of the buildings and the artifacts." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau." - Tony Curtis

"In the '60s when I was a student, there was this campaign to destroy 75 percent of the old buildings in Paris, replacing them with modern architecture. I realized this as a dangerous utopia. This modern vision did not understand the richness of the city. Thankfully, such destruction did not happen." - Christian De Portzamparc

"When I first came to New York City, what I was thrilled about was not the Empire State Building, or the Statue of Liberty; it was the fireplugs in the street. These things that Jack Kirby had drawn. Or these cylindrical water towers on top of buildings that Steve Ditko's 'Spider-Man' fights used to happen in and around." - Dave Gibbons

"Los Angeles is a city of few hard targets. Its iconic buildings are private spaces, mostly residential, visible by invitation only or in the pages of a Taschen book. Its central industry is as mirage-like as the projection of light on a screen." - Dana Goodyear

"I moved from a mountain with one traffic light to New York City when I was 17, and it was an amazing, eye opening, creative adventure. I would walk through the streets of Manhattan looking up at these huge buildings, amazed that I didn't know a single person in any of them." - Rachel Boston

"In the event of fire in any of the public buildings troops would be of vast service in the protection of public property, and should insurrection break out the protection of life and property would be more safe guarded by our company of regulars, than by the whole City." - Thomas L Smith

"New York used to be so much more than just a place to shop. It was life on the street for the eccentrics; it was an eccentric city. It had many different tastes. Now it's just one - a really rich one - with big tall glass buildings." - Chris Noth

"It's easy to say why I love coming to Chicago for my signings, because I still remember the very first time I came to Chicago, right before 'Shiver' came out. I remember I was so struck by the feel of the city, how wide open it felt, even with these massive buildings all around me. The parks and green spaces are incredible." - Maggie Stiefvater

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

"My grandmother told a story that when they used to leave from Southampton to go into the City, because he had apartment buildings in Queens - I was born in Astoria, Queens - they had apartment buildings in Queens and Manhattan, different businesses, and she wanted to pick blueberries on the side of the road and he wouldn't stop, so my grandma used to throw her purse out the window. She never had less than $4,000 cash, back in the 20s, and he would then stop the car and she would pick blueberries. And, he never had a record." - Robert Davi

"Buildings should not look like Lady Gaga." - Robert A M Stern

"That kid can hit balls over buildings." - Casey Stengel

"By law, all buildings should be white." - Le Corbusier

"Don't just look at buildings ... watch them." - John Ruskin

"New ideas must use old buildings" - Jane Jacobs

"New ideas often need old buildings." - Jane Jacobs

"I think buildings should imitate ecological systems." - Ken Yeang

"Buildings have been made because of man." - Leon Battista Alberti

"I try firstly to make buildings humane." - Moshe Safdie

"And exciting buildings are fine periodically." - Minoru Yamasaki

"My buildings are all on budget." - Frank Gehry

"Light is what gives joy to buildings." - Jaquelin T Robertson

"My buildings are more famous than me." - Jean Nouvel

"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

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

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

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

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

"Don't let the wicked city get you down." - Sylvia Plath

"Accursed be the city where the laws would stifle nature's!" - Lord Byron

"The sewer is the conscience of the city." - Victor Hugo

"My city love me like Mac Dre in the Bay" - Drake

"The Merseyside derby games are unique in the city." - Brendan Rodgers

"Nothing can prepare the uninitiated for New York City." - Therese Anne Fowler

"the pearl-grey city, the opal that is Paris ..." - Anais Nin

"Los Angeles: Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city." - Dorothy Parker

"When the music changes, the walls of the city shake." - Plato

"The city has a face, the country a soul." - Jacques de Lacretelle

"It's hard to be a saint in the city." - Bruce Springsteen

"Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan - that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds." - Le Corbusier

"Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city." - Dorothy Parker

"A city clerk, but gently born and bred." - Alfred Tennyson

"Glorious as it had been, the city-state was obsolete." - Robert A Dahl

"I love Japan, and Tokyo is my favorite city." - Barry Eisler

"Every city is always changing, on its own trajectory." - Olafur Eliasson

"I won the city scoring championship as a senior." - Bob Cousy

"God the first garden made, and the first city Cain." - Abraham Cowley

"I don't like Moscow. It's not my city." - Oleg Deripaska

"Sydney's a beautiful city. It was a great experience." - Barbara Hershey

"The Old City of Jerusalem is in our hands." - Moshe Dayan

"City Ballet remains a great company in perpetual artistic crisis." - Robert Gottlieb

"My fellow citizens, the state of our city is strong." - Thomas Menino

"I'm a benefit to the city. I'm not a detriment." - Manuel Moroun

"We pay taxes, and we help the city coffers." - Manuel Moroun

"Baseball has such a tremendous effect on a city." - Mike Ilitch

"This isn't a fairy tale. It's New York City." - Alex Flinn

"The city of Atlanta has always had a good spirit." - Ivan Allen, Jr.

"Las Vegas is a 24-hour city. It never stops." - Eli Roth

"I really love Paris. It's my favorite city." - Wolfgang Puck

"I am a city girl I think, at heart." - Brooke Shields

"Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city." - Anatole Broyard

"I love nyc. It's the city of my birth and probably the most amazing city on the planet." - Moby

"Cities are an immense laboratory of trial and error, failure and success, in city building and city design." - Jane Jacobs

"I found Bombay and opium, the drug and the city, the city of opium and the drug Bombay" - Jeet Thayil

"A city is composed of different kinds of men; similar people cannot bring a city into existence." - Aristotle

"There's no greater city between Memorial Day and Labor Day than Chicago. It's the single best summer city in America." - Michael Wilbon

"I am the only Republican Congressman who represents a borough within New York City, a city of 8.5 million people." - Michael Grimm

"It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone." - Erica Jong



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