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"Dreadful is the mysterious power of fate; there is no deliverance from it by wealth or by war, by walled city or dark, seabeaten ships." - Sophocles

"It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea." - Philip Reeve

"I lived in lower-income neighborhoods in the inner city. Across the street were dark parts of the world. I've experienced the gamut, from third world to inner city to my parents working their way out of being secretaries and janitors to professors and real-estate people. They've shown me a path of perseverance and hard work in a peaceable way." - Kenna

"The feeling of New Orleans is so pervasive. It's such a strange and decadent and enchanted embrace that that city has. There's a dark magic present. It's no wonder that it's been the hot bed for so much vampiric folklore. The city has got an ancient quality. It's one of the oldest cities in North America." - Daniel Gillies

"A moment, and its glory was no more. The sun went down beneath the long dark lines of hill and cloud which piled up in the west an airy city, wall heaped on wall, and battlement on battlement; the light was all withdrawn; the shining church turned cold and dark; the stream forgot to smile; the birds were silent; and the gloom of winter dwelt on everything." - Charles Dickens

"City wits, country humorists." - Mason Cooley

"The water of the fountain ran, the swift river ran, the day ran into evening, so much life in the city ran into death according to rule, time and tide waited for no man, the rats were sleeping close together in their dark holes again, the Fancy Ball was lighted up at supper, all things ran their course." - Charles Dickens

"Brighton is a beautiful seaside city, but it's got a dark underbelly." - Peter James

"There was no wind; there was no passing shadow on the deep shade of the night; there was no noise. The city lay behind him, lighted here and there, and starry worlds were hidden by the masonry of spire and roof that hardly made out any shapes against the sky. Dark and lonely distance lay around him everywhere, and the clocks were faintly striking two." - Charles Dickens

"Dawn's faint breath breathes with your mouth at the ends of empty streets. Gray light your eyes, sweet drops of dawn on dark hills. Your steps and breath like the wind of dawn smother houses. The city shudders, Stones exhale- you are life, an awakening. Star lost in the light of dawn, trill of the breeze, warmth, breath- the night is done. You are light and morning." - Cesare Pavese

"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

"I'm alone, stumbling through the city in the dark, trying not to let the night freeze my blood." - Isaac Marion

"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

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

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

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

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

"Dark City Blue is a freight train of a thriller crashing through some madhouse city night while a bomb's ticking down to zero. It's the cage fighting equivalent of a police procedural: violent, gaudy, and packing heat." - Trent Jamieson

"Beneath the stars the lake lay dark and sombre," Stead wrote, "but on its shores gleamed and glowed in golden radiance the ivory city, beautiful as a poet's dream, silent as a city of the dead." - Erik Larson

"My hometown is a very boring city. There isn't a lot of industry - there are a lot of trees. It's not like Beijing where the sky is always dark. In my city the sky is blue and the sun shines." - Liu Wen

"Last year a friend went dark in a nervous city alone, the sea flashing against his glasses, the sea sorted out at last in his inner ear so he could leave this world as he'd entered it through the undependable irrational influence of water. -Kevin Jeffery Clark It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn't in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get at." - Sylvia Plath

"The nation is sick; trouble is in the land, confusion all around...But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century. Something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee, the cry is always the same: 'We want to be free.'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"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

"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

"I stood on the bridge at midnight, As the clocks were striking the hour, And the moon rose over the city, Behind the dark church tower." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The rain that fell on the city runs down the dark gutters and empties into the sea without even soaking the ground" - Haruki Murakami

"The modern city consists of...dark, narrow streets full of gasoline fumes, coal dust, and toxic gasses, torn by the noise..." - Alexis Carrel

"I stood on the bridge at midnight, As the clocks were striking the hour, And the moon rose o'er the city, Behind the dark church-tower." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"For me, St. Petersburg is the city that I can never escape because it has this special energy, even a dark energy. It keeps pulling me back." - Anna Netrebko

"Josh Saviano's a big entertainment lawyer in New York City. He's handled Broadway shows like 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' and some of the other big ones." - Dan Lauria

"San Francisco is a breathtakingly beautiful city, with lots of great contrasts between dark and light, often overlapping each other. It's a great setting for a horror story." - Christopher Moore

"A great leap in the dark" - Thomas Hobbes

"I am sunlight slicing the dark." - Rumi

"When it's dark enough men see stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All things are dark to sorrow." - Augusta Jane Evans

"Why look in the dark for light?" - Henry David Thoreau

"A city without books, a city without a library is like a graveyard." - Malala Yousafzai

"Dark to me is the earth. Dark to me are the heavens. Where is she that I loved, the woman with eyes like stars? Desolate are the streets. Desolate is the city. A city taken by storm, where none are left but the slain." - Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

"Don't go looking in dark places, because dark things live there." - Robin Wasserman

"Lord, I fashion dark gods, too, Daring even to give You Dark despairing features" - Countee Cullen

"no light no dark no you no me know light know dark know you know me" - Kami Garcia

"You're awfully dark, brother," he said. "You don't know how dark." - Ernest Hemingway

"Any comedian who tells you how dark and dangerous they are, they're not dark and dangerous." - Patton Oswalt

"Dark wings, dark words." - George R R Martin

"Over the darkened city, the city of towers, The city of a thousand gates, Over the gleaming terraced roofs, the huddled towers, Over a somnolent whisper of loves and hates, The slow wind flows, drearily streams and falls, With a mournful sound down rain-dark walls." - Conrad Aiken

"A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city." - Herb Caen

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

"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

"Everywhere outside New York City is Bridgeport, Connecticut." - Fred Allen

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

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

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

"Certainly Manchester is the most wonderful city of modem times." - Benjamin Disraeli

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

"In a strange city, I connect through food and fantasy." - Mason Cooley

"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.

"We blocked them inside the city. Their rear is blocked." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"The city man, in his neon-and-mazda glare, knows nothing of nature's midnight. His electric lamps surround him with synthetic sunshine. They push back the dark. They defend him from the realities of the age-old night." - Edwin Way Teale

"When you are alone - at sea, in the polar dark - an absence can keep you alive. The one you love maintains your mind. But when she's merely across the city, this is an absence that eats you to the bone." - Anne Michaels

"All the dark, intricate, puzzling providences at which we were sometimes so offended...we shall [one day] see to be to us, as the difficult passage through the wilderness was to Israel, "the right way to the city of habitation"." - John Flavel

"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

"It was true that the city could still throw shadows filled with mystifying figures from its past, whose grip on the present could be felt on certain strange days, when the streets were dark with rain and harmful ideas." - Christopher Fowler

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

"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

"Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it." - Muhammad Ali

"Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night..." - Sun Tzu

"Houses - the dark side silhouetted on flashes of moonlight!" - William Carlos Williams

"What trifles colour life and make it dark as night." - Rose O'Neal Greenhow

"No day so clear but hath dark clouds." - George Herbert

"The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation." - Joseph Campbell

"We're all moons. Sometimes our dark sides overshadow our light." - Richard Paul Evans

"For every single dark night there is a brighter day." - Tupac Shakur

"In man's most dark extremity Oft succour dawns from Heaven." - Walter Scott

"Dying for dark - the darker the worse. Strange." - Samuel Beckett

"Twilight whippoorwill... Whistle on, sweet deepener Of dark loneliness" - Matsuo Basho

"Old dark sleepy pool... Quick unexpected frog Goes plop! Watersplash!" - Matsuo Basho

"Never underestimate the power of the dark side." - Tom Angleberger

"Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark" - Stephen King

"Every virtuous act is inspired by a dark secret." - Gregory David Roberts

"Dark money has turned our elections into auctions" - Fred DuVal

"My childhood years were a balance of dark and light." - Martha Graham

"This is intimacy: the trading of stories in the dark." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Life is a message scribbled in the dark." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark." - Bob Dylan

"You have a dark heart in you, Valentine's daughter." - Cassandra Clare

"Each small candle lights a corner of the dark." - Roger Waters

"I love you as one loves certain dark things." - Pablo Neruda

"Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that." - Tupac Shakur

"In difficult times, in dark times, some people shine." - Cassandra Clare

"Against a dark sky, all flowers look like fireworks." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Some creatures are made to see in the dark." - Henry David Thoreau

"Doom is dark and deeper than any sea-dingle." - W H Auden

"Faith lights us through the dark to Deity." - William Davenant

"Dark master of sin, now my soul is yours." - John Petrucci

"Enticing hope is like lighting candle in the dark room" - Aftab Alam

"It gets really dark before it gets light." - Oliver Sykes

"The dark has to be contained in the light or the light will be contained in the dark." - Nancy Hale

"And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too I'll see you on the dark side of the moon." - Roger Waters

"Represent to yourself a dark city all burning and stinking with fire and brimstone. The damned are in the depth of hell within this woful city, where they suffer unspeakable torments in all their senses and members. Consider above all the eternity of their pains, which above all things makes hell intolerable." - Saint Francis De Sales

"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

"[On Las Vegas:] ... The City That Never Sleeps. The City That Sins and Smiles and Lives On the Edge. The city where vices become virtues, become what everyone is here to do." - Karen Kijewski

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry referred to the Mexican city of Juarez as the most dangerous city in America. In his defense, he probably just thought it was an American city because there were so many Mexicans there." - Jay Leno

"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

"What I personally gravitate toward tends to be fantasy, medium dark - not too dark - fairy tales and sci fi. Stop-motion takes something on the page thats really dark and adds a little sweetness to it, a living toys realm." - Henry Selick

"If you're not dark inside and you come to this world, it'l turn you dark... and if you really have Sunshine inside you, it's not good to play in the dark. It's just gonna extinguish your fire." - Tupac Shakur

"It has been so written, for the most part, that the times it describes are with remarkable propriety called dark ages. They are dark, as one has observed, because we are so in the dark about them." - Henry David Thoreau

"My focus is not merely a beautiful city, but a city that's made beautiful on the parameters of good health and cleanliness" - Narendra Modi

"I am sure everyone here has noticed a city where they felt at home, or a city that had "bad vibes."" - Christopher Penczak

"If New York is the City That Never Sleeps, then Los Angeles is the City That's Always Passed Out on the Couch." - Paul Beatty

"Our purpose in founding the city was not to make any one class in it surpassingly happy, but to make the city as a whole as happyas possible." - Socrates

"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

"A city always contains more than any inhabitant can know, and a great city always makes the unknown and the possible spurs to the imagination." - Rebecca Solnit

"The Secular City, having legislated and litigated itself out of any entanglement with the City of God, would be a hell upon earth ." - Russell Kirk

"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

"A suburb is an attempt to get out of reach of the city without having the city be out of reach." - Mason Cooley

"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

"When you work from city to city or country to country, you work the same way; the working method is the same." - Woody Allen

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

"At first we raced through space, like shadows and light; her rants, my raves; her dark hair, my blonde; black dresses, white. She's a purple-black African-violet-dark butterfly and I a white moth. We were two wild ponies, Dawn and Midnight, the wind electrifying our manes and our hooves quaking the city; we were photo negatives of each other, together making the perfect image of a girl." - Francesca Lia Block

"Once Europe existed in a Dark Age and Islam carried the torch of learning. Now we Muslims live in a Dark age." - Mahmud Tarzi

"Dark matter is needed to hold galaxies together. Your mind is a Galaxy. More dark than light. But the light makes it worthwhile." - Matt Haig

"If you are protected from dark things then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up." - Neil Gaiman

"Shuttles in the rocking loom of history, the dark ships move, the dark ships move, their bright ironical names like jests of kindness on a murderer's mouth" - Robert Hayden

"I thought I could capture the stories of the city on paper. I thought I could write about the horrors of the city. Horror stories you see. I tell you I didn't have to look far for material. Everywhere I looked, there were stories hidden there in the dark corners. . . . I wrote and still there were more. . . . No one would publish them. 'Too horrible,' they said. 'Sick mind,' they said. I thought I could write about the horrors of the city but the horror is too big and it goes on forever." - Grant Morrison

"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

"In your city faded off the brown, NINO. She insists she got more class, WE KNOW." - Drake

"I'm a staple in my city, you can never ruin me." - Drake

"All I care about is money and the city that I'm from." - Drake

"Man's course begins in a garden, but it ends in a city." - Alexander MacLaren

"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

"New York City was the world's biggest vibrator. Everything vibrated above, and below the streets." - Nancy Pickard

"I want to live in a city where the police don't shoot you." - Martin Firrell

"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

"The clergyman who lives in the city may have piety, but he must have taste." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I shall never complain of the tedium of the city again." - Alison Croggon

"A good city is like a good party. People don't want to leave early." - Jan Gehl

"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



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