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City Landscape Quotes


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

"Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process." - Arthur Erickson

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

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

"The crowd is the veil through which the familiar city beckons to the flaneur as phantasmagoria-now a landscape, now a room." - Walter Benjamin

"Lagos was the ultimate dysfunctional city - but actually, in terms of all the initiatives and ingenuity, it mobilised an incredibly beautiful, almost utopian landscape of independence and agency." - Rem Koolhaas

"The landscape of the Net has changed; that cyberfrontier of the past has become a teeming city of people, transactions, and businesses." - Charles Platt

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

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

"Berlin is my favourite city." - Logan Lerman

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

"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

"The ever increasing spiritual damage caused by life within the big city will make this hunger practically uncontrollable when we build here on this the landscape of our homeland we must be clear that we will protect its beauty." - Fritz Todt

"Improvising musicians are musical travelers, voyagers. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape." - Gary Burton

"Landscape shapes culture" - Terry Tempest Williams

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

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

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

"The renowned and antient city of Gotham." - Washington Irving

"Nature is a petrified magic city." - Novalis

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

"New York is my favorite city." - Walter Dean Myers

"Detroit 1-8-7' - the numbers are police slang for murder - is filmed in that blue-collar Michigan city, providing a flavor of authenticity. Detroit offers a unique visual landscape that tells the story of the city and what it's been through." - Michael Imperioli

"Mortal City was really influenced by geography. [The song] "The Ocean" is the Pacific Northwest. Southern California and New York also figure into songs, and Iowa. "February" is very much about New England. "Mortal City" is Philadelphia. The whole album is this anthropomorphized landscape where the metaphors live in this geography." - Dar Williams

"So he [Sigmund Freud] called this "the uncanny" and he also referred to cities as well, like the idea of walking through the city and the way the urban landscape could lead you to a sense of disorientation and to a kind of, you know, sense of repetition. And the way a city can unfold as you walk." - DJ Spooky

"'Detroit 1-8-7' - the numbers are police slang for murder - is filmed in that blue-collar Michigan city, providing a flavor of authenticity. Detroit offers a unique visual landscape that tells the story of the city and what it's been through." - Michael Imperioli

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

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

"Hands are the heart's landscape." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Democracy is an insecure landscape." - Terry Tempest Williams

"I get excited by landscape." - Adrienne Kennedy

"All gardening is landscape painting." - William Kent

"Landscape is history made visible." - J. B. Jackson

"To Toronto City Council: The Sam The Record Man store and sign were important fixtures in Toronto's musical landscape as well as its Civic history. Sadly, all that remains now are our memories of the store and this magnificant neon sign. Ryerson and they City of Toronto should absolutely preserve what myself and many of its citizens consider to be an important symbol of our past and of that store's contributions to our culture." - Geddy Lee

"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

"And Kansas City is at Chicago tonight, or is it Chicago at Kansas City? Well, no matter as Kansas City leads in the eighth 4 to 4." - Jerry Coleman

"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

"The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flaneur finds the world 'picturesque." - Susan Sontag

"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

"Peoria is such a seemingly quintessential American city, and I had always wanted to draw on that in either my fiction or in nonfiction. The Midwest is also a landscape that I have always been infatuated with, perhaps because it's the first one I can truly remember." - Dinaw Mengestu

"Skullcrack City messes with your mind the way William Burroughs or a bellyful of hallucinogens will do. I'm a longtime fan of Johnson. A master of derangement, he's been bringing it for years. This time, though, it's different. He's burst into the clear and is taking seven-league strides across the literary landscape." - Laird Barron

"The horror movie will not go away. Look at the change in the Hollywood landscape as a signifier of its durability. At one point it was just one of many styles of films called 'product' that between, say, 1930 and 1970, the movie city ground out like sausages or hula hoops at a rate of four or five a week." - Stephen Hunter

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"Rampaging horsemen can conquer; only the city can civilize." - James A Michener

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

"The permanent power brokers of this city are the columnists." - Hugh Newell Jacobsen

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

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

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

"I love New York City; I've got a gun." - Charles Barkley

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

"There's not a racial divide in the city of Ferguson." - James Knowles Iii

"I like doing business in a black city." - Yaphet Kotto

"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

"New York City has the most beautiful women." - Jason Mraz

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

"Architecture is a slow business, and city planning even slower." - Richard Rogers

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

"The thing generally raised on city land is taxes." - Charles Dudley Warner

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

"New York City is an amazing place to raise children." - Ricky Martin

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

"A great American city is fighting for its life." - Marc Morial

"We've lost our city. I fear it's potentially like Pompeii." - Marc Morial

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

"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

"Des Moines is like your typical American city; it's just these concentric circles of malls, built outward from the city." - Bill Bryson

"I really only write about inner landscapes and most people don't see them, because they see practically nothing within, because they think that because it's inside, it's dark, and so they don't see anything. I don't think I've ever yet, in any of my books, described a landscape. There's really nothing of the kind in any of them. I only ever write concepts. And so I'm always referring to "mountains" or "a city" or "streets." But as to how they look: I've never produced a description of a landscape. That's never even interested me." - Thomas Bernhard

"The German landscape is something unique that we cannot disturb and have no right to destroy. The more densely populated our 'living space' becomes with settlements, the greater our hunger will grow for unspoilt nature. The ever increasing spiritual damage caused by life within the big city will make this hunger practically uncontrollable... when we build here on this the landscape of our homeland we must be clear that we will protect its beauty; and in places where this beauty has already disappeared, we will reconstruct it." - Fritz Todt

"Writing enlarges the landscape of the mind." - V S Pritchett

"Stop destroying the landscape with your outfit." - Rick Owens

"All forms of landscape are autobiographical," - Charles Wright

"Dance is the landscape of man's soul." - Martha Graham

"You can't transmit a landscape, happily enough." - Jean-Luc Godard

"...teeth set out by a landscape gardener..." - Addison Mizner

"Horses make a landscape look beautiful." - Alice Walker

"I don't believe in the landscape." - Fernando Pessoa

"Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill." - David Hockney

"She missed the built environment of New York City. It was only in an urban landscape, amid straight lines and architecture, that she could situate herself in human time and history. She missed people. She missed human intrigue, drama and power struggles. She needed her own species, not to talk to, necessarily, but just to be among, as a bystander in a crowd or an anonymous witness." - Ruth Ozeki

"We have to make some things for ourselves because the conveyer belt from China is doomed (this process is known as import replacement). We have to do transportation differently, because mass motoring and even commercial aviation will soon be over. We have to inhabit the landscape differently because both suburbia and the metroplex mega-city will be obsolete, so we will have to return to a more traditional disposition of things in smaller urbanisms associated with productive agricultural hinterlands." - James Howard Kunstler

"The landscape, like Los Angeles itself, is transitional. Impermanence haunts the city, with its mushroom industries-the aircraft perpetually becoming obsolete, the oil which must one day be exhausted, the movies which fill America's theatres for six months and are forgotten. Many of its houses-especially the grander ones-have a curiously disturbing atmosphere, a kind of psychological dankness which smells of anxiety, overdrafts, uneasy lust, whisky, divorce and lies." - Christopher Isherwood

"I have gained very great inspiration from the Cornish land- and seascape, the horizontal line of the sea and the quality of light and colour which reminds me of the Mediterranean light and colour which so excites one's sense of form; and first and last there is the human figure which in the country becomes a free and moving part of a greater whole. This relationship between figure and landscape is vitally important to me. I cannot feel it in a city." - Barbara Hepworth

"Speaking of River City in The Music Man & his home town, Mason City, Iowa: I didn't have to make up anything. I simply remembered Mason City as closely as I could." - Meredith Willson

"Gone is not forgotten, but our lives cannot be a memorial. This city cannot be a memorial. This city has to be a city. Our lives have to be our lives." - David Levithan

"Montevideo is a beautiful city with a very European style. It's a small city, but with a lot of cultural movement and a lot of personality. At the same time, it's a very chill city." - Juan Campodonico

"Every city is either vibrant these days or is working on a plan to attain vibrancy soon. The reason is simple: a city isn't successful - isn't even a city, really - unless it can lay claim to being 'vibrant.'" - Thomas Frank

"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

"New York City in life was much like New York City in death. It was still hard to get a cab, for example." - Colson Whitehead

"Venice, that capital city of dream and intrigue, that double city (one above and seemingly solid, one below, wavering and reflected in the waters), which never disappoints ..." - Erica Jong

"I have always thought that if the city cannot come to the country, than the country must come to the city." - Jens Jensen

"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

"The old Catholic parties hounded me with a Christian hatred from station to station, city to city, one stage to another." - Josephine Baker

"Because the quality of living with nature and allowing it to manifest itself is different than the quality of living in a city, especially a dense city." - Lawrence Halprin

"It's been amazing getting to go from city to city and perform for thousands of people. It's an amazing feeling, and the energy is crazy." - Austin Mahone

"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 absolutely love Vancouver! One, because the city is beautiful and very easily walkable, and two, because the city keeps giving me work!" - Julie Mcniven

"There have been times that I've wept as I've gone from city to city and I've seen how far people have wandered from God." - Billy Graham

"Touring is very grueling. It's very taxing on the body and living out of your suitcase, going from city to city, night after night. It's a tough job." - Janet Jackson

"Children are a kind of indicator species. If we can build a successful city for children, we will have a successful city for all people." - Enrique Penalosa

"But treat dimes fair and I'm bigger than the city lights down in times square" - Puff Daddy

"The minorities have been confined to the city by a moat of bigotry." - Shirley Chisholm

"Man City needed something and when Johnson did something, something happened" - Ruud Gullit

"The great city is the best organ of memory man has yet created." - Lewis Mumford

"I always liked to go to Vancouver to shoot, because I think Vancouver's a beautiful city." - Kurt Fuller

"Some people are born for the city. I'm not one of them." - Elizabeth Lowell

"Just one living cell in the human body is, more complex than New York City." - Linus Pauling

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

"City wits, country humorists." - Mason Cooley

"New Orleans is a city of paradox. Sin, salvation, sex, sanctification, so intertwined yet so separate." - Harry Connick Jr

"Most benefactors are like unskillful generals who take the city and leave the citadel intact." - Nicolas Chamfort

"There is no presence of American infidels in the city of Baghdad." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"Crime is an overhead you have to pay if you want to live in the city." - George Moscone

"There may be no city in the clouds, but dreaming of it can enliven the spirit." - Gregory Maguire

"It gave the title to Manchester City - it's as simple as that." - Jose Mourinho

"Sometimes I think of Paris not as a city but as a home." - Anais Nin

"For a city to be beautiful, it must have a mysterious air!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"This train of thought was heading straight for Pity City, and she wanted to get off." - Lauren Kate

"Love make us a liar. . Jace Wayland/Herondale, City of Ashes" - Cassandra Clare

"So, if a city has a personality, maybe it also has a soul. Maybe it dreams." - Neil Gaiman

"No one cared what St. Louis thought, although the city got a wink for pluck." - Erik Larson

"He [Caesar Augustus] found a city built of brick; he left it built of marble." - Suetonius

"Nobody knows this, but one of us has just been traded to Kansas City." - Casey Stengel

"Oh, a day in the city-square, there is no such pleasure in life!" - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Homesickness hits hardest in the middle of a crowd in a large, alien city." - Christos Tsiolkas

"Because he has the best equipment in the City and he knows how to use it!" - Ilona Andrews

"At present there is no distinction among the upper ten thousand of the city." - Nathaniel Parker

"Self-consciousness is the curse of the city and all that sophistication implies." - Annie Dillard

"Venice would be a fine city if it were only drained." - Ulysses S Grant

"A fine city with too many socialists and mosquitoes. At least you can spray the mosquitoes." - Ralph Klein

"That's what mayors do. They lobby Congress to provide resources for their city" - Maxine Waters

"New York seems conducted by jazz, animated by it. It is essentially a city of rhythm." - Anais Nin

"One has to live in Washington to know what a city of rumors it is." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"I cannot fiddle, but I can make a great state from a little city." - Themistocles

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

"Crime is going down everywhere but in the New York City Police Department." - Al Sharpton

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

"America is, and always will be, a shining city on a hill." - Ronald Reagan

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

"I want to reward this city. Pittsburgh is a great hockey town." - Sidney Crosby



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