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Riyadh City Quotes


"The only city people are those born so." - George Ade

"Watergate left Washington a city ravaged by honesty." - Russell Baker

"You can't fight City Hall. It keeps changing its name." - Jack Kerouac

"When you clean up a city, you destroy it." - Charles Bukowski

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

"I love Japan, and Tokyo is my favorite city." - Barry Eisler

"Every city is always changing, on its own trajectory." - Olafur Eliasson

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

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

"I've always liked New York, always liked the city." - Shane Larkin

"Rio's a beautiful city, a vibrant place, special place." - Eduardo Paes

"The hard rain nailed the night to the city." - Dean Koontz

"Blame the city I'm a product of it" - Drake

"I love driving in the city at night." - Waris Ahluwalia

"Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring." - Nelson Algren

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

"We must be willing to courageously invest in our city." - Alan Autry

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

"New York is the best food city in the world." - Joe Bastianich

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

"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

"I write 'Broad City,' so I connect it to me." - Ilana Glazer

"I've been in New York City now for 22 years." - Julie Gold

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

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

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

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

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

"City Ballet remains a great company in perpetual artistic crisis." - Robert Gottlieb

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

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

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

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

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

"My fellow citizens, the state of our city is strong." - Thomas Menino

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

"Dallas is a positive, get-it done city." - Laura Miller

"Dallas is a great city, and it's worth fighting for." - Laura Miller

"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

"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 loved experiencing city life in New York." - Quvenzhane Wallis

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

"This isn't a fairy tale. It's New York City." - Alex Flinn

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

"You will never see players from City surround the referee." - Manuel Pellegrini

"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

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

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

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

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

"I am a city girl I think, at heart." - Brooke Shields

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

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

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

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

"I've always thought Mexico City was incredibly dynamic." - Greg Kinnear

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

"In my opinion, New York City police officers are brave." - Heath Ledger

"Everything all the time in a city is extraordinary!" - Doris Lessing

"Growing up as a city kid is a joyous time!" - Theophilus London

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

"In city planning, there is no limit to be fixed." - Willis Polk

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

"Los Angeles can be a really sad city." - Adam Lambert

"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

"Manute Bol is so skinny they save money on road trips. They just fax him from city to city." - Woody Allen

"It is not possible . . . to concentrate enough military planes with military loads over a modern city to destroy that city." - John Thomason

"Isn't it amazing that the Germans call their city halls 'rat houses'? That's what we should call our city halls!" - Drew Carey

"Caen's San Francisco may not be the city we remember, but it is the city we want to remember." - Willie Brown

"Cities are an immense laboratory of trial and error, failure and success, in city building and city design." - Jane Jacobs

"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

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

"Buenos Aires is my favorite city. I think it's fantastic - but is a troubled, sort of psychologically troubled city." - John Gimlette

"Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light? Or just another lost angel... City of Night?" - Jim Morrison

"The city of the future is a city that cares about its citizens and integrates its citizens." - Eduardo Paes

"There's no greater city between Memorial Day and Labor Day than Chicago. It's the single best summer city in America." - Michael Wilbon

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

"I did Second City, and Nia Vardalos also did Second City, so I knew her from there." - Rachel Dratch

"Infrastructure creates the form of a city and enables life to go on in a city, in a certain way." - Paul Goldberger

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

"I love New York; I love the city. It's impossible. It's a theme park of a city, isn't it." - Kit Harington

"It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone." - Erica Jong

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

"As a city, it is always compelling. But every day in Mexico City, I give thanks that I am alive." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"Chicago has been characterized as the most segregated city in the United States, a city they said could never change." - Harold Washington

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

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

"As a nation, Kuwait has been, arguably, free of freedom itself. Claimed in turn by Constantinople, Riyadh, and Baghdad, Kuwait has survived by playing Turks off Persians, Arabs off one another, and the English off everyone." - P J Orourke

"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

"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

"A natural disaster in one American city is a natural disaster in every American city, including Fresno and, for that matter, every city and small town in the San Joaquin Valley," - Alan Autry

"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

"I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day...This city will be a majority African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be." - Ray Nagin

"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

"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

"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 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

"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

"My parents retired to New York City, and my brother and both of my sisters ended up in New York City. We are all New York City transplants from Pennsylvania." - Steven Pasquale

"This city will be chocolate at the end of the day. This city will be a majority-African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way." - Ray Nagin

"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

"A tranquil city of good laws, fine architecture, and clean streets is like a classroom of obedient dullards, or a field of gelded bulls - whereas a city of anarchy is a city of promise." - Mark Helprin

"Born and raised in Paris, I am deeply attached to my city; we almost have half a century of love story together, where I have been truly completely faithful! The most beautiful city in the world is my city, yeepeeee!" - Christian Louboutin

"When I'm doing a store in a country, I always like to consider the concept of the country and the city. Ask what are the clothes of the city, what does this city represent for me?" - Christian Louboutin

"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

"To be a European is to try to negotiate morally, intellectually and existentially the opposing statements and praxis of the city of Socrates and the city of Isaiah." - George Steiner

"Behold now this vast city [London]; a city of refuge, the mansion-house of liberty, encompassed and surrounded with His protection." - John Milton

"Any city however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another." - Plato

"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

"This is something everyone knows: A well-used city street is apt to be a safe street. A deserted city street is apt to be unsafe." - Jane Jacobs

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

"[Edinburgh] is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again." - Alexander Mccall Smith

"I don't think there's a city that has done more and sustained a higher level of security and protection than New York City," - Tom Ridge

"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

"Rome's just a city like anywhere else. A vastly overrated city, I'd say. It trades on belief just as Stratford trades on Shakespeare." - Anthony Burgess

"Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another." - Plato

"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

"[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

"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

"It's no accident that the church and the graveyard stand side by side. The city of the dead sleeps encircled by the city of the living." - Diane Frolov

"In every big city there is always one surefire laugh, and that lies in hanging some piece of idiocy upon the people of a nearby city or town." - W C Fields



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