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City Development Quotes


"Annexation is probably the most valuable tool a city has to ensure orderly growth and development." - Jeff Hawkins

"I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow." - Frank Vincent

"I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow." - Vincent Frank

"The people are the city." - William Shakespeare

"Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don't relate to." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"There are few jobs in the world that are more fun than being the head of Urban Development for a great and thriving city." - Juan Enriquez

"The very development of the American city has removed poverty from the living, emotional experience of millions upon millions of middle-class Americans." - Michael Harrington

"Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don't relate to." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"New York has always been a city of change and a city about change, and it is a back-leading development. Nobody's going to want to come to New York if it looks like another strip mall." - Debbie Harry

"Spirituality is based on development of character and philosophy." - Radhanath Swami

"literacy is at the heart of sustainable development" - Kofi Annan

"There is no other city as vulgar and obscene as Osaka. We should celebrate the image and welcome the development of casinos and red-light districts to attract people." - Toru Hashimoto

"As a planning board commissioner, I have to review the applications for development throughout the city, and the bulk of those applications have been for the waterfront. I think the progress the waterfront has made is amazing." - Frank Vincent

"With the development of the web everything is instantaneous. Everything is about how quick you can get it. So with online gambling you don't have to travel to Vegas, Atlantic City, or anywhere in the world to gamble." - Brad Furman

"What kind of city are we living in, if we encourage the development or ownership of large, expensive properties for investment and land banking... while people are sleeping on the streets?" - Jeremy Corbyn

"In America, we need to develop communitywide structures of democratic ownership, we need to work out cooperative development, we need to work out participatory management, we need new ecological strategies developed at the local city, state, regional level." - Gar Alperovitz

"Cole Archer's Chillout Mix. That's my son's mix. He's ten weeks old, and this is what he listens to: 'Valerie' by Amy Winehouse, 'Everyday People' by Arrested Development, The Beatles' 'Rocky Raccoon,' and Bruce Springsteen's 'Atlantic City.'" - Adam Pally

"As a planning board commissioner, I have to review the applications for development throughout the city, and the bulk of those applications have been for the waterfront. I think the progress the waterfront has made is amazing." - Vincent Frank

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

"I'm a creature of the New York City streets." - Woody Allen

"New Orleans is a city of elegance, beauty, and refinement." - Tom Piazza

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

"The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development." - Confucius

"Human development, not secularization, is what's key to women's empowerment in the transforming Middle East." - Dalia Mogahed

"Art in its highest form is art that serves and instructs society and human development." - Harry Belafonte

"The only 'good' learning is that which is in advance of development." - Lev S. Vygotsky

"Development is maintenance." - Brian Marick

"Development develops inequality." - Eduardo Galeano

"I love 'Arrested Development.'" - Rob Thomas

"The strengths landscape architecture draws from its garden design heritage include: the Vitruvian design tradition of balancing utility, firmness and beauty; use of the word 'landscape' to mean 'a good place' - as the objective of the design process; a comprehensive approach to open space planning involving city parks, greenways and nature outside towns; a planning theory about the contextualisation of development projects; the principle that development plans should be adapted to their landscape context." - Tom Turner

"When we started out, we didn't really think that the era of great opportunity would end one day. We were much too busy developing our companies. But in today's China you can build a city, even a mega-city like Beijing or Shanghai, within 10 or 15 years. And then you are done. So in real estate development, the Grunderzeit is over. But that is not the case in other sectors." - Zhang Xin

"President David O. McKay put it beautifully when he said, speaking of mothers, 'This ability and willingness properly to rear children, the gift to love, and eagerness, yes, longing to express it in soul development, make motherhood the noblest office or calling in the world. . .' (Gospel Ideals, Salt Lake City: Improvement Era, 1953, pp. 453-54)." - H. Burke Peterson

"This is critical to the region. Every other major city has public transportation going downtown. We have a world-class airport now, and this could be an important additional piece to the airport development. This is a significant investment and one that should be seen as a significant long-term commitment to making this a reality." - Debbie Stabenow

"If in a city we had six vacant lots available to the youngsters of a certain neighborhood for playing ball, it might be "development" to build houses on the first, and the second, and the third, and the fourth, and even the fifth, but when we build houses on the last one, we forget what houses are for." - Aldo Leopold

"The urban, on the other hand, is often seen as more real and mundane, even though it is obviously far more recent in terms of planetary development. I think this might be because nature corresponds to the unconscious and the artificial world of the city and human culture to the conscious mind." - Quentin S. Crisp

"I think it's evident that expensive neighborhoods in Seattle are surrounded by natural beauty. That elevates city life. So if we can make cities more attractive in the long run, we can be smarter about issues like development, zoning and economics." - Stone Gossard

"From the moment I stepped foot in Music City I have had a love affair with the people and burgeoning culinary scene. This city's long, highly-respected cultural history, coupled with the recent growth and development is inspiring. I could not be happier with my decision and I'm truly excited to call Nashville my home." - Maneet Chauhan

"Roads are necessary, but the fact that we don't fully recognize that when you build a road you're doing more than building a road - you're building the future development of your city. And, that's what's never dawned on people. It still doesn't, in a way." - Richard Lamm

"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

"You have all these people in the city and everything has become centralized. If you live outside the city and you need a birth certificate or some official paper from the government, you have to travel to the city." - Edwidge Danticat

"Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin." - John Green

"There is a midland city in the heart of fair, open country, a dirty and wonderful city nesting dingily in the fog of its own smoke." - Booth Tarkington

"They do neither plight nor wed In the city of the dead, In the city where they sleep away the hours." - Richard Eugene Burton

"The only sustainable city - and this, to me, is the indispensable ideal and goal - is a city in balance with its countryside." - Wendell Berry

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

"When you spin a globe and point to a city and actually go to that city, you build an allowance of missed opportunities on the back end." - Sloane Crosley

"I have a fond place in my heart for Seattle, so I hope that an NBA team comes back to this great city, this great sports city." - Magic Johnson

"Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples." - Rigoberta Menchu

"There can be no sustainable development without sustainable energy development" - Margot Wallstrom

"Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development." - David Gottesman

"Real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as from a root." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Heredity proposes and development disposes." - Peter Medawar

"Income seldom exceeds personal development." - Jim Rohn

"Culture changes with economic development." - Ha-Joon Chang

"China's development benefits other countries." - Li Keqiang

"We brought the religious leaders and the secular development workers together in one room. We asked the religious leaders what are your reservations about development workers? And we asked the development workers, what are your reservations about religious leaders? It turns out that most of the problems are not really problems at all, but rather misunderstandings, misconceptions, and mis-communications." - Abul Kalam Azad

"If there is one fact we really can prove, from the history that we really do know, it is that despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic. A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy. As fatigue falls on a community, the citizens are less inclined for that eternal vigilance which has truly been called the price of liberty; and they prefer to arm only one single sentinel to watch the city while they sleep." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The arts are the best insurance policy a city can take on itself." - W. W. Dumas

"You can't fight City Hall, but you can goddamn sure blow it up." - George Carlin

"Time is a figure eight, at its center the city of Deja Vu." - Robert Breault

"City wits, country humorists." - Mason Cooley

"The city does not take away, neither does the country give, solitude; solitude is within us." - Joseph Roux

"Los Angeles is a large city-like area surrounding the Beverly Hills Hotel." - Fran Lebowitz

"I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps" - Frank Sinatra

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

"I think his team are mirroring Stuart Pearce as the player he was. (on Manchester City)" - Alex Ferguson

"Happy is that City that hath a wise man to govern it." - Pythagoras

"A great city is that which has the greatest men and women." - Walt Whitman

"Toronto's a delightful city." - Nellie Mckay

"You didn't have to go on location if you could just shoot down City Hall, LA." - Ann Robinson

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

"Fort Worth is friendly; it's still a Texas town. It's the most Texas city in Texas." - Dan Jenkins

"I like to be in a European city where I can speak my language." - Rashida Jones

"It isnt easy to put all of the ingredients together and one of the key things is this is the first time theres been a real, significant governmental body participation. In our case, its Collin County and the City of Frisco, the Frisco Economic Development group and the Frisco Independent School District. Those bodies, and Hunt Sports Group, obviously, put money into the project, and that has helped make it work." - Lamar Hunt

"Ensuring the access of all citizens to government information and to essential information for human development is a must for every democratic society." - Koichiro Matsuura

"All geologic history is full of the beginning and the ends of species-of their first and last days; but it exhibits no genealogies of development." - Hugh Miller

"In any given society the authority of man over man runs in inverse proportion to the intellectual development of that society." - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

"One dumb-bell, Watson! Consider an athlete with one dumb-bell. Picture to yourself the unilateral development - the imminent danger of a spinal curvature. Shocking, Watson, shocking!" - Arthur Conan Doyle

"I am engaged in answering that Italian buffoon, Mazotti, whose views upon the larval development of the tropical termites have excited my derision and contempt . . ." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Democracy is the absolute value that makes for human dignity, as well as the only road to sustained economic development and social justice." - Kim Dae Jung

"The true path to peace is shared development. If we do not want war to go global, justice must go global" - Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva

"Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship." - Kofi Annan

"All goal setting must be immediately followed by both the development of a plan, and massive and consistent action toward its fulfillment." - Tony Robbins

"Reading becomes the fuel for development." - Narendra Modi

"Military missions are not democratic development aid." - Guido Westerwelle

"Character development is the aim of education." - Anonymous

"It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else." - Anonymous

"Another name for peace is development." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Political development should start at the grassroots." - Abdallah II

"What we want is progress, development, realisation." - Swami Vivekananda

"Health is the core of human development" - Gro Harlem Brundtland

"Peoples' rights are fundamental to development." - Stephen Corry

"Keeping a diary supports personal development." - Stefan Sagmeister

"Rebellion is necessary for development of character." - Cynthia Voigt

"Corruption is a true enemy to development." - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

"I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon." - Kato Kaelin

"Political development should start at the grassroots." - Abdallah Ii Of Jordan

"I'm such a huge 'Arrested Development' fan." - Adam Devine

"So-called 'sustainable development'... is meaningless drivel." - James Lovelock

"The Internet is an amazing development." - J G Ballard

"Health is the core of human development." - Gro Harlem Brundtland

"I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon." - Kato

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

"I noticed whenever you call information, 411, there's always a computer voice, and they go, 'What number would you like? City and state, please.' 'Yeah, I'd like the number of Macy's in Century City, California.' 'Did you say 'pretzel nuggets'?" - Andy Kindler

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

"The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world." - Walt Whitman

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

"Whenever I left New York, the Twin Towers welcomed me back in. It was a symbol of my city - the most unique city in the world, so when I moved to Virginia and later to Maryland, it meant even more." - Monica Johnson

"The real illness of the American city today, and especially of the deprived groups within it, is voicelessness." - John Henry Cox

"The City that knows how." - William Howard Taft

"God! I loove this city!" - Herb Caen

"New York City does not hold our former selves against us. Perhaps we can extend the same courtesy." - Colson Whitehead

"What kind of guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he goes and catches HIV," - Donald Sterling

"You need to bring your awakening into city life. Bring it into fast-paced complexity where it thrives." - John de Ruiter

"Dublin City was quiet when they reached the Waxwork Museum, as if it was holding its breath." - Derek Landy

"Anyone who is elected mayor of a place called Sin City is allowed to be a drunk." - Bill Maher

"San Francisco! City of dreaming spires, people live here... Golden Gate Bridge, ahh the Romans came here." - Eddie Izzard

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

"A city life for me!" - Thomas Beecham

"There is' a person in this city more dangerous than a wolf whose mate is in danger." - Patricia Briggs

"'New Jack City' and 'Boyz 'N the Hood' are realities, but movies like 'Strictly Business' are realities, too." - Tommy Davidson

"In the city, a lot of crime happens, a lot of violence happens from time to time." - Victor Cruz

"L.A. is my American city." - Tom Ford

"Berlin is my favourite city." - Logan Lerman

"I love the creativity of New York, but I don't enjoy the city - I don't like living here." - Zubin Mehta

"I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young." - Pat Metheny

"Paris is a beautiful city." - Bubba Watson

"I love New York City." - Li Na

"The city of angels? It's the city of devils. The city of smiling cobras." - Sean Young

"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

"Paris. City of love. City of dreams. City of splendor. City of saints and scholars. City of gaiety. Sink of iniquity." - Edward Rutherfurd

"If development is the new name for peace, war and preparations for war are the major enemy of the healthy development of peoples. If we take the common good of all humanity as our norm, instead of individual greed, peace would be possible." - Pope John Paul Ii

"The development that produces great art is a moral and not an aesthetic development." - Patrick Swift

"Your development as a person should coincide with your development in all aspects of your life." - Ethan Hawke

"In true open source development, theres lots of visibility all the way through the development process." - Brian Behlendorf

"Greatest risk is not development of new product, but development of customers and markets" - Steve Blank

"Without peace there is no development, and without development there is no peace" - Jan Eliasson

"Training and development: The best development programmes change the way people see themselves" - John Bright

"Energy is essential for development, and sustainable energy is essential for sustainable development." - Tim Wirth

"The free development of each is the condition for the free development of all." - Friedrich Engels

"You cannot have exterior development without interior development to hold it in place." - Ken Wilber

"The development of the Internet has posed new challenges to national sovereignty, security and development interests." - Xi Jinping

"The individual's mental development repeats the course of human development in an abbreviated form." - Sigmund Freud

"Our mission is skill development. There can be no development with a satiated system." - Narendra Modi

"In true open source development, there's lots of visibility all the way through the development process." - Brian Behlendorf

"The development of physics, like the development of any science, is a continuous one." - Owen Chamberlain

"Development and prosperity of the world cannot happen without the simultaneous development of India and China." - Li Keqiang

"Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development; MIT in my development as a professional economist." - Joseph Stiglitz

"Government barriers on Business For example, the Endangered Species Act prevents 'disturbing the habitat' of the spotted owl. That has restricted 4.2 million acres of forest from development, leading to the loss of 30,000 lumber-related jobs and the annual loss of 1.1 billion board feet of lumber. This has driven up the cost of houses by at least $4,000 each. In addition, regulators ordered a Kansas City bank to install a Braille keypad on its drive-through automatic teller machine, presumably to aid any blind drivers. The list goes on and on." - Rush Limbaugh



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