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

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

"I wonder about silence. Also about darkness. I love the idea that city lights are a "conspiracy" against higher thoughts." - Terry Tempest Williams

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

"Human sympathy has its limits, and we were contented to let all their tragic arguments fade with the city lights behind." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"I rather wonder what I am doing here. I enjoy city life, you know. The glittering lights, the constant companionship, the liquid entertainment. The lack of sudden monkeys." - Cassandra Clare

"If one would cancel all traffic rules and switch off all traffic lights, watching city traffic on TV would be also awfully interesting!" - Oleg Romanishin

"This new world was a vicious, sleek world made of street lights and tight jeans, sharp smiles and fast cars. This was a city, edited. A city, pared down to its bare minimums, beautiful and abusive." - Maggie Stiefvater

"I came from the country, and when I came to the city, I was ridin' high, you know. I was seeing more lights than I ever dreamed to shine in the world. 'Cos where I came from, there wasn't too many lights. Bugs made a lot of light, but after that there wasn't no lights." - John Hunter

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

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

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

"At night, what you see is a city, because all you see is lights. By day, it doesn't look like a city at all. The trees out-number the houses. And that's completely typical of Seattle. You can't quite tell: is it a city, is it a suburb, is the forest growing back?" - Jonathan Raban

"He stepped to the window and pointed to the skyscrapers of the city. He said that we had to extinguish the lights of the world, and when we would see the lights of New York go out, we would know that our job was done." - Ayn Rand

"Generally speaking, rural drivers are a much better behaved species than city drivers. I'm not sure whether they're intrinsically this way, or there are just fewer opportunities for them to do behave badly. You can't go around running red lights if there aren't any red lights to run." - Linwood Barclay

"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

"I always view my music like a city at night, like Atlanta. I view my music in lights. So Far Gone would be my experiences in Toronto at night." - Drake

"City lights shine bright on my complexion, Self-reflection...red hairs flashing at the intersection. Life is a green light, one star, no script, Supporting actors...fresh peaches, no pit." - Action Bronson

"Among the rain and lights I saw the figure 5 in gold on a red firetruck moving tense unheeded to gong clangs siren howls and wheels rumbling through the dark city." - William Carlos Williams

"Among the rain and lights I saw the figure 5 in gold on a red firetruck moving tense unheeded to gong clangs siren howls and wheels rumbling through the dark city." - William Carlos Williams

"To save energy, New York City is now dimming the lights of the skyscrapers and the skyline at night. There's a bad side to this. If you need Batman, you have to text him." - David Letterman

"A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding." - William Gibson

"I've always liked street lights, and I've always photographed them. I probably have a collection of two to three thousand photographs of them, just around the city, mainly at night." - Harmony Korine

"The end of 'City Lights' makes me cry every time I see it - when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once-blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel." - Emma Stone

"In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time." - W Somerset Maugham

"Many of us don't have to turn out the lights to be in the dark." - Anonymous

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

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

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

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

"I believe that George Washington knew the City of Man cannot survive without the City of God; that the Visible City will perish without the Invisible City." - Ronald Reagan

"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

"I've always lived in a city." - Ana Gasteyer

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

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

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

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

"I love Toronto, It's the best city." - Jacqueline Macinnes Wood

"Each neighborhood of the city appeared to be made of a different substance, each seemed to have a different air pressure, a different psychic weight: the bright lights and shuttered shops, the housing projects and luxury hotels, the fire escapes and city parks." - Teju Cole

"Most bicyclists in New York City obey instinct far more than they obey the traffic laws, which is to say that they run red lights, go the wrong way on one-way streets, violate cross-walks, and terrify innocents, because it just seems easier that way. Cycling in the city, and particularly in midtown, is anarchy without malice." - Anonymous

"The city was blacked out because bombers might come, so Billy didn't get to see Dresden do one of the most cheerful things a city can do when the sun goes down, which is to wink its lights on one by one." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Winter came and the city [Chicago] turned monochrome - black trees against gray sky above white earth. Night now fell in midafternoon, especially when the snowstorms rolled in, boundless prairie storms that set the sky close to the ground, the city lights reflected against the clouds" - Barack Obama

"Ever since I was a little kid, I always dreamed of being a Big City kid, because I grew up in a very small town up north in Canada. I have to say I just love the city lights at night." - Dustin Milligan

"I stared out the window the whole way, because it was raining, which is how I like the city best. It looks like it's been polished up. All the streets shine and lights from everywhere reflect off the black. It's like the whole place has been dipped in sugar syrup. Like the city is some kind of big candy apple." - Carol Rifka Brunt

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

"A City that parlies is half gotten. [A city that parleys is half gotten.]" - George Herbert

"Chicago is a beautiful city - the architecture, the food, everything in the city is awesome." - Chance The Rapper

"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

"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

"Hope lights up our darkness." - Celia Fremlin

"Some people steer by the light from the stars, while others steer by the lights from each passing ship." - Anonymous

"It was lights, camera, inaction." - Terry Gilliam

"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

"The secret to the city is integration. Every area of the city should combine work, leisure and culture. Separate these functions and parts of the city die." - Jaime Lerner

"My dad was a New York City cop. His father was a New York City fireman. And my mother's dad was a city taxi driver." - Joe Lhota

"Perhaps after all the most breathtaking quality about San Francisco is these unexpected glimpses that you are always getting of beautiful hill-heights and beautiful valley-depths. ... City lights, like nests of diamonds, glitter and glisten in the depths of those valleys." - Inez Haynes Irwin

"His fingers skimmed down her body, over skin and satin, and she shivered, leaning into him, and she was sure they both tasted like blood and ashes and salt, but it didn't matter; the world, the city, and all it's lights and life seemed to have narrowed down to this, just her and Jace, the burning heart of a frozen world." - Cassandra Clare

"He Is looking at me through the smoke, across the fence. He never takes his eyes off me. His hair Is a crown of leaves, of thorns, of flames. His eyes are blazing with light, more light than all the lights in every city in the whole world, more light than we could ever invent If we had ten thousand billion years." - Lauren Oliver

"Pending catastrophe is not an easy notion to entertain, much less sustain. Americans, moreover, have a low tolerance for doom and gloom. We are the nation of optimism, after all. We elect leaders who promise hope and change. We are the shining city on a hill. But what happens when the lights go out?" - Kathleen Parker

"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

"Too often technology is perceived as the problem rather than the solution; as something to be avoided rather than embraced. This is about as logical as my daughter's observing, while our family was driving through an unfamiliar city, "Trying to read a map while driving causes all the traffic lights to turn green."" - Norman Ralph Augustine

"I loved doing Cee Lo's Bright Lights in the Big City. That was definitely a favorite of mine, because I love to get all soulful. And a close second would be Flo Rida's Right Round, because I could rap, which I've never really done before." - Skylar Astin

"I loved doing Cee Lo's Bright Lights in the Big City. That was definitely a favorite of mine, because I love to get all soulful. And a close second would be Flo Rida's Right Round, because I could rap, which I"ve never really done before." - Skylar Astin

"No matter whether one is flying over Newfoundland or the sea of lights that stretches from Boston to Philadelphia after nightfall, over the Arabian deserts which gleam like mother-of-pearl, over the Ruhr or the city of Frankfurt, it is as though there were no people, only the things they have made and in which they are hiding." - W G Sebald

"World's flying like birds; my car's in flight. The city lights are spattered on my windshield like the fragments of the night. And I'm in flight. The sky's a wheel, a merry-go-round of wings and snow and steel, and fire. We'll tread the sky, we'll ride the scarlet horses." - Tanith Lee

"You cannot see the Milky Way in New York City any more ... We risk the loss of our sensual perception. And if you lose those, naturally, you try to compensate by other stimulations, by very loud noises, or by bright lights or drugs." - Rene Dubos

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

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

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

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

"Fragmentarily the City is nothing, but collectively it is gigantic..." - Charlotte Riddell

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

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

"New York is my favorite city in the world." - Liam Gallagher

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

"Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly." - Frederic Chopin

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

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

"The design of a city is like a strange archeology." - Jaime Lerner

"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

"I seriously love Cleveland. It's a great city." - Brendon Urie

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

"I believe in that connection between freedom and the city." - George Woodcock

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

"I came to Rome when it was a city of stone ... and left it a city of marble" - Julius Caesar

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

"It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story." - Agatha Christie

"For my part, I plan to work out a fair and adequate redistribution of city services to all city neighborhoods." - Jane Byrne

"You know, I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can't. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe that Paris exists, these lights. I mean come on, there's nothing happening on Jupiter or Neptune, but from way out in space you can see these lights, the cafes, people drinking and singing. For all we know, Paris is the hottest spot in the universe." - Owen Wilson

"I detect more good than evil in humanity. Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, And men grow better as the world grows old." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Love lights more fire than hate extinguishes." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Lights are glowing in the palm trees..." - Jimmy Buffett

"One idea lights a thousand candles." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Heaven is a house with porch lights." - Ray Bradbury

"Morals and lights are our first necessities." - Simon Bolivar

"One moon lights a thousand forevers..." - Meng Chiao

"Turn The Lights Out When You Leave" - Elton John

"Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights." - Henry David Thoreau

"Storytelling is what lights my fire." - Hope Davis

"Everything in modern city life is calculated to keep man from entering into himself and thinking about spiritual things. Even with the best of intentions a spiritual man finds himself exhausted and deadened and debased by the constant noise of machines and loudspeakers, the dead air and the glaring lights of offices and shops, the everlasting suggestion of advertising and propaganda. The whole mechanism of modern life is geared for a flight from God and from the spirit into the wilderness of neurosis." - Thomas Merton

"Splutter, splutter. Yes - we're off - we're rising. But why start off with an engine like that? But it smooths out now, like a long sigh, like a person breathing easily, freely. Like someone singing ecstatically, climbing, soaring - sustained note of power and joy. We turn from the lights of the city; we pivot on a dark wing; we roar over the earth. The plane seems exultant now, even arrogant. We did it, we did it!" - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"An evening up on the Empire State roof-the strangest experience. The huge tomb in steel and glass, the ride to the 84th floor and there, under the clouds, a Hawaiian string quartet, lounge, concessions and, a thousand feet below, New York-a garden of golden lights winking on and off, automobiles, trucks winding in and out, and not a sound. All as silent as a dead city-and it looks adagio down there." - Dawn Powell

"She went out in the city with its lights like a radioactive phosphorescence, wandered through galleries where the high-priced art on the walls was the same as the graffiti scrawled outside by taggers who were arrested or killed for it, went to parties in hotel rooms where white-skinned, lingerie-clad rock stars had been staying the night their husbands shot themselves in the head, listened to music in nightclubs where stunning boyish actors had OD'd on the pavement." - Francesca Lia Block

"I like the fog that creeps over the whole city every night about five, and the warm protective feeling it gives...and lights of San Francisco at night, the fog horn, the bay at dusk and the little flower stands where spring flowers appear before anywhere else in the country...But, most of all, I like the view of the ocean from the Cliff House." - Irene Dunne

"The dark is settling in. The sky glows yellow- pale- anemic from the city lights. The Tenderloin at night is a real horror show. Every 3 feet someone is accosting you with a plea for a handout or the offer of drug or sex. The men and women wander the streets and alleys with a threatening, violont want. Takers looking to take, hustlers looking to hustle, all trying to satisfy a craving that is parpatually unsatisfiable. And tonight I'm one of them." - Nic Sheff

"Las Vegas has become a child's picture-book dream of a city - here a storybook castle, there a sphinx-flanked black pyramid beaming white light into the darkness as a landing beam for UFOs, and everywhere neon oracles and twisting screens predict happiness and good fortune, announce singers and comedians and magicians in residence or on their way, and the lights always flash and beckon and call." - Neil Gaiman

"There is something demoralizing about watching two people get more and more crazy about each other, especially when you are the only extra person in the room. It's like watching Paris from an express caboose heading in the opposite direction-every second the city gets smaller and smaller, only you feel it's really you getting smaller and smaller and lonelier and lonelier, rushing away from all those lights and excitement at about a million miles an hour." - Sylvia Plath

"There is such a cool vibe in Nashville. It is has the excitement of a big city, but also has this amazing small town feel. I have definitely come to call it my home, and have my favorite go-to spots. But most of all it's the people. The southern charm, and hospitality. And some great shopping never hurts. As fun as Music City is during the day, the real magic happens at night ... The lights, the energy, the music, how could you not love this town?" - Hayden Panettiere

"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

"I love Chicago. I know Chicago. And Chicago is a great city. It can be a great city. It can't be a great city if people are shot walking down the street for a loaf of bread." - Donald Trump

"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

"I have many ideas for lights. I will paint only lights at night." - Mark Tobey

"Paint your picture by means of the lights. Lights define texture and color - shadows define form." - Howard Pyle

"Red lights, green lights, stop and go jive. Headlines, deadlines, jamming your mind." - Billy Squier

"The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men." - Homer

"People of this world, look upon this city and see that you should not and cannot abandon this city and this people." - Ernst Reuter

"[On Paris:] I do not know any city so beautiful and you can be unhappy there and notice your unhappiness less, having the city to look at." - Martha Gellhorn

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

"You can never design the best city, but you can design the best city you know how to design at this time." - Jacque Fresco

"I'd say my style is all me, It's different from other artist even in my city or outside of my city." - Lil Herb

"I think Sin City is a good example. Nobody would accuse Sin City of being historically inaccurate because it takes place in modern times." - Zack Snyder

"But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city." - Bible

"When you're on the road and moving city to city, when someone isn't there at the end of the night, you feel empty." - Drake

"The federal government is doing less than it is lawfully entitled to do to protect New York City, and the City is less safe as a result." - Raymond Kelly

"Rudy Giuliani did some phenomenal things in the city if you think of the transformation of the city and the quality of life." - Joe Lhota

"The first joint priority of the churches of any city should be that of making it hard for people to go to hell from that city." - David Shibley

"Reporters used to ask me the same inane questions year-in and year-out, city-to-city, and it would drive me crazy." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"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

"Women are smart in business and dumb in love. They won't date outside their zip code, let alone outside the city. They are city snobs." - Patti Stanger

"I'm in love with the city. You can impress an Australian with a city, but you can't impress them with a beach." - Rose Byrne

"If all of us would require the same level of performance from ourselves as we expect from government, this city will forever be the city that works." - Jane Byrne

"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

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

"The life of the city cat is short but so sophisticated." - Jennifer Stone

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

"This very Rome that we behold deserves our love ...: the only common and universal city." - Michel De Montaigne

"A great city may be seen as the construction of words as well as stone." - Yi-Fu Tuan

"Thought is barred in this City of Dreadful Joy and conversation is unknown." - Aldous Huxley

"Only the highway of useful service leads to the city of happiness." - Napoleon Hill

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

"One cannot make architecture without studying the condition of life in the city" - Aldo Rossi

"City wits, country humorists." - Mason Cooley

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

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



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