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City Bus Quotes


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

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

"I'm a city boy." - Ron Perlman

"When I ran for mayor of New York City, the first time, some people voted eight and ten times. And second time I had firefighters and police officers outside checking on the buses so we take down the number of the bus, the bus had voted ten times, and wouldn't let the bus vote again." - Rudy Giuliani

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

"Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning." - Giotto Di Bondone

"I am my city. Nobody from my city wants to hear about my city." - Lil Wayne

"But the people who took the bus didn't experience the city as we experienced the city. The pain made the city more beautiful. The story made us different characters than we would have been if we had skipped the story and showed up at the ending an easier way." - Donald Miller

"When I choose the picture of the cover of the book 'Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi', I thought, gosh, many people in Karachi may not like this image; I'm representing the city as a burning bus. But to the contrary, they loved it, because that is people's understanding of their own city, of going on with life no matter what." - Steve Inskeep

"You probably know the name of Rosa Parks. You probably know that her refusal to move to the colored section in the back of a city bus sparked the Montgomery bus boycotts, one of the pivotal moments in the American civil rights movement." - Michel Martin

"We (men) would rather lose an arm out a city bus window than tell you simply, "You're not the one." We are quite sure you will kill us or yourself or both-or even worse, cry and yell at us." - Greg Behrendt

"Man, that did his ego good. Matter of fact, she hit him with anything like that again, he was going to feel like he could bench-press a city bus. With a jet plane on its roof." - J.R. Ward

"If you see me in New York, you'll probably see me on my bicycle riding furiously between a city bus and a taxi cab, hitting one of them on the side and yelling at them," - Denis O'Hare

"We (men) would rather lose an arm out a city bus window than tell you simply, "You're not the one." We are quite sure you will kill us or yourself or both-or even worse, cry and yell at us." - Greg Behrendt

"Rock music pays off. Rock music takes me on a joyride. Rock music keeps me off the hell city bus. Rock music will always look out for me. But I will not let my torture profanity demon shoot it down." - Wesley Willis

"Once you're into a story everything seems to apply-what you overhear on a city bus is exactly what your character would say on the page you're writing. Wherever you go, you meet part of your story." - Eudora Welty

"Whitney Houston rear-ended a city bus with her sports car, but no one was hurt. She said she didn't know what happened. One minute she was concentrating on the big white line, and the next, boom!" - Jay Leno

"If you see me in New York, you'll probably see me on my bicycle riding furiously between a city bus and a taxi cab, hitting one of them on the side and yelling at them." - Denis Ohare

"Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian." - Anthony Foxx

"Growing up in New York City, my car culture is minimal. I rode on the train, the bus. I walked; I rode my bike, and when I was younger, I rode my skateboard." - Ramon Rodriguez

"My wife and I just prefer Seattle. It's a beautiful city. Great setting. You open your front door in the morning and the air smells like pine and the sea, as opposed to bus exhaust." - Ron Reagan

"I was in Liverpool city center and I thought I broke one of my toes, just by jumping on buses. I put my arm in the door on the outside, and the bus just drives away with me naked." - Mark Roberts

"Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet." - Banksy

"I resolve to venture into the city on my own. I look at maps in the library-subway maps, bus maps, and regular maps-and try to memorize them. I'm afraid of getting lost; no, I'm afraid of sinking into the city as in a quicksand, afraid of getting sucked into something I can never escape." - Deborah Feldman

"I resolve to venture into the city on my own. I look at maps in the library-subway maps, bus maps, and regular maps-and try to memorize them. I'm afraid of getting lost; no, I'm afraid of sinking into the city as in a quicksand, afraid of getting sucked into something I can never escape." - Deborah Feldman

"I resolve to venture into the city on my own. I look at maps in the library-subway maps, bus maps, and regular maps-and try to memorize them. I'm afraid of getting lost; no, I'm afraid of sinking into the city as in a quicksand, afraid of getting sucked into something I can never escape." - Deborah Feldman

"You're either on the bus or off the bus." - Tom Wolfe

"I'd rather go by bus." - Prince Charles

"Mad Dog Time is the first movie I have seen that does not improve on the sight of a blank screen viewed for the same length of time. Oh, I've seen bad movies before. But they usually made me care about how bad they were. Watching Mad Dog Time is like waiting for the bus in a city where you're not sure they have a bus line." - Roger Ebert

"I fear that I can no longer travel without technology. Twenty years ago, I loved getting on a bus in West Africa and taking off for a city I'd never been to before, relying on advice from out-of-date travel books and fellow passengers on the bus. Now, I end up using TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google Maps. I probably eat and sleep better when I'm on the road, but I miss the mystery of travel when it was more random and unpredictable." - Ethan Zuckerman

"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

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

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

"Manchester City are defending like beavers" - Chris Kamara

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

"What is the city but the people?" - William Shakespeare

"New York is the last true city." - Toni Morrison

"A great city is a great solitude." - Hermione Gingold

"I love this city [Tel Aviv]!" - Missy Elliot

"Paris isn't a city, it's a world." - Francis I of France

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

"Each city has its own culinary landscape." - Padma Lakshmi

"Like the rain falling on the city." - Paul Verlaine

"Nature is a petrified magic city." - Novalis

"A Mediterranean city is really my culture." - Zinedine Zidane

"I've always been drawn to city skylines." - Dave Haywood

"New York is a fantastic city." - Marat Safin

"Atlanta is an incredibly cool city." - Andrew Lincoln

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

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

"Edinburgh used to be a haughty city." - Alexander Mccall Smith

"One of my fun road trips was [when] a group of guys and I rented a tour bus and we started in Orlando and drove all the way around the country going to baseball games. That was an awesome trip because each night we would go to a new baseball stadium, watch a baseball game, get in the bus, wake up [in] the next city, go to another baseball game. We did this for a little while and it was great. We called that trip the Rats on the Bus and it was a fun trip." - Alfonso Ribeiro

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

"Dhaka the city of mosques has become the city of Hindu temples." - Delwar Hossain Sayeedi

"Hell is a city much like London A populous and smoky city" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

"Hell is a city much like London - A populous and smoky city." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

"We have food deserts in our cities. We know that the distance you live from a supplier of fresh produce is one of the best predictors of your health. And in the inner city, people don't have grocery stores. They have to get on a bus and take a long ride to get to a source of fresh produce." - Michael Pollan

"On the evening bus, the tense, pinched faces of young file clerks and elderly secretaries tell us more than we care to know. On the expressways, middle management men pose without grace behind their wheels as they flee city and job." - Studs Terkel

"And the flavor of Pippa's kiss-bittersweet and strange-stayed with me all the way back uptown, swaying and sleepy as I sailed home on the bus, melting with sorrow and loveliness, a starry ache that lifted me up above the windswept city like a kite: my head in the rainclouds, my heart in the sky." - Donna Tartt

"The dead are never exactly seen by the living, but many people seem acutely aware of something changed around them. They speak of a chill in the air. The mates of the deceased wake from dreams and see a figure standing at the end of thier bed, or in a doorway, or boarding, phantomlike, a city bus." - Alice Sebold

"I walk to Oxford Street and climb on the number 8. It's freezing and it starts to rain and it's the ugliest bus I've ever seen, rattling down the ugliest streets, in the ugliest city, in the ugliest country, in the ugliest of all possible worlds." - David Thewlis

"It's a corny old gag about Las Vegas, the temporal city if there ever was one, trying to camouflage the hours and retard the dawn, when everybody knows that if you're feeling lucky you're really feeling time in its rawest form, and if you're not feeling lucky, they've got a clock at the bus station." - Michael Herr

"When you jump on a city bus or roam the streets off the major thoroughfares you'll quickly learn that we have as many differences as similarities. And therein lie the greatest opportunities for innovation - our different ways of viewing the world and coming up with solutions!" - David Livermore

"Ralph Kramden, as played by Jackie Gleason, was this big bumbling New York City bus driver who was kind of mean and crass and a little bit egotistical. But underneath it all, he was a big heart looking for a place to land I think." - George Saunders

"Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful; yourself." - Alan Alda

"People nowadays like to be together not in the old-fashioned way of, say, mingling on the piazza of an Italian Renaissance city, but, instead, huddled together in traffic jams, bus queues, on escalators and so on. It's a new kind of togetherness which may seem totally alien, but it's the togetherness of modern technology." - J G Ballard

"In Toronto, I grew up taking a subway, I grew up taking a bus. I spent my formative adult years in New York City, walking the streets, taking the subway. You're connected to the larger whole. L.A. is so spread out, and you're so incubated inside those cars and it's so exhausting to deal with the traffic, without really having the human contact." - Enrico Colantoni

"During a business trip to New York City on the last day of August in 1966, while waiting at a bus terminal for another Sanders engineer to come into town for a meeting with a client, I jotted down some notes on the subject of using an ordinary home TV set to play games." - Ralph Baer

"The year the bus drivers went on strike in Pittsburgh, I was twenty-three and living on the edge of the city in a neighborhood that was on the verge of becoming a ghetto. I had just been fired from a good job as a cartographer in a design studio where I had worked for about four months." - Said Sayrafiezadeh

"Once you start cycling, the city opens up for you. No longer are you fighting it, hot and frustrated; no longer are you at the mercy of bus drivers, roadworks, decisions made by others and over which you have no control. Believe me, once you've tasted this freedom, you're hooked." - Deborah Moggach

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

"And if the City falls and one survives he shall carry the City within on the roads of exile he shall be the City" - Zbigniew Herbert

"Please, do' drive a school bus blindfolded." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Please, don't drive a school bus blindfolded." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"My office is my tour bus." - Drake

"If you want reality take the bus." - David Lachapelle

"I love the big red bus!" - Louis Tomlinson

"Social conservatives say who drives the bus." - Richard Land

"My 13-year-old daughter leaves the house at 7:15 every morning and takes a smelly city bus to school way uptown. It's like 8 degrees out, and it's dark and she's got this morning face and I send her out there to take a bus. Meanwhile, my driver is sitting in a toasty Mercedes that's going to take me to work once both kids are gone. I could send her in the Mercedes and then have it come back to get me, but I can't have my kid doing that. I can't do that to her. Me? I earned that f-ing Mercedes. You better f-ing believe it." - Louis C K

"Of course you lose track of where you are sometimes, as you finish a show and ride in a tour bus from anywhere from 3 -12 hours and wake up in another city, and check into a hotel. So, I woke up after a few hours, packed all my stuff up and headed for the bus to depart for that day's show. I get to the lobby and our production person looked at me and said, "where are you headed?" - It was a day off!" - Eliot Lewis

"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

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

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

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

"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.

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

"Searching for a lost city is a particularly European obsession." - Tahir Shah

"The chicken is the country's, but the city eats it." - George Herbert

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

"Every city began as a campsite - pg. 25" - Chris Ware

"If you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all." - Spiro T Agnew

"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

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

"Will make Delhi a corruption-free , world class city." - Arvind Kejriwal

"When a city is unstimulating, you get pretty isolated." - Zach Condon

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

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

"California love! California-knows how to party... In the city of L.A. In the city of good ol' Watts In the city, the city of Compton We keep it rockin'!" - Tupac Shakur

"Tis the men, not the houses, that make the city." - Thomas Fuller

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

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

"To live in a city is to be forever flinching," - Jenny Offill

"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

"The people really are what make New York City great." - David Dinkins

"One great building does not make a great city." - Thomas Heatherwick

"Each city should have its own type of restaurant." - Marcus Samuelsson

"La Paz, Bolivia, is the most extraordinary city." - Phil Keoghan

"I will burn your city, your land, your self." - Hulagu Khan

"I love London. I'm a London fanatic. That's my city." - John Boyega

"I really like Kansas City Royals stadium - Kauffman Stadium." - Bert Blyleven

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

"My quality of life here in Quebec City is extraordinary." - Patrick Roy

"I was born in Mexico, I am from Mexico City." - Paulina Rubio

"I call Washington 'the city of the perishable.'" - Nancy Pelosi

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

"In New York City, everybody goes into therapy." - Claire Danes

"Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm." - John F Kennedy

"I am the oldest young designer in New York City." - Michael Kors

"I feel absolutely no threat or fear in Mexico City." - Michael Nyman

"Venice is not only a city of fantasy and freedom. It is also a city of joy and pleasure." - Peggy Guggenheim

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

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

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

"I grew up in a city, I'm a city person - I go on holiday and I'm bored." - Danny Boyle

"Sometimes it's good to miss a bus. It might be the wrong bus." - Steve Guttenberg

"Now, you're either on the bus or you're off the bus." - Ken Kesey

"Now, you're either on the bus or you're off the bus." - Ken Kesey

"When the bus driver gets off the bus, who shuts the door?" - Bill Engvall

"Now, you're either on the bus or you're off the bus." - Ken Kesey

"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus." - Ozzy Osbourne

"I had this idea for a long time to make a film about a poet in Paterson named Patterson. I wanted him to be working class. Eventually I thought a bus was a perfect visual way to move him, to drift him through the city, to have a measured kind of routine lifestyle. And all these things kind of congealed into the film "Paterson" eventually." - Jim Jarmusch

"I feel engaged with young people in Pakistan. But that said, it's still a small minority that reads novels, literary fiction. But it isn't necessarily a small minority of the wealthy elite in the city of Lahore. It can often be and I often do meet at literary festivals students who've ridden a bus 12 hours from a very small town just to hear some of their favorite writers come and speak." - Mohsin Hamid

"My first ones were The Young Rascals. I made out with Dino Danelli, the drummer, in the alley behind the City Auditorium. Then I met Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. This is all way, way back in the day. Later I got in the big leagues, like chasing around The Rolling Stones. And I hid in the bus for Paul Revere & The Raiders. And The Zombies." - Cassandra Peterson

"I grew up, as I joke around, in the 'People's Republic of Charlestown' in the city of Boston. And I was blessed to be raised right there on Monument Square in Charlestown, and every morning I'd hop on the bus and go on a 45-minute ride out to the suburbs in Brooklyn for elementary school. And I got to have my seat, really, in both worlds." - Jonathan Tucker

"When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks, "Has the bus come yet?". If the bus came would I be standing here?" - Billy Connolly

"The modern city is ugly not because it is a city but because it is not enough of a city, because it is a jungle, because it is confused and anarchic, and surging with selfish and materialistic energies." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"New York is a lovely city. It is an easy city to go back to and an easy city to leave. Every time I go there I immediately make travel plans." - Kiran Desai

"I belong to the Kingdom of God, that's my Country! I'm from Space City, that's my City! I'm from the City that hath foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God!" - David Berg

"We are all riding on the same bus." - Mark Sheppard



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