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Tale Of Two Cities Quotes


"People talk about places like Mumbai as a tale of two cities, as if the rich and poor don't have anything to do with each other." - Katherine Boo

"When I was a little girl, I thought I was Sydney Carton in Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities.' I don't think anyone else did." - Amy Bloom

"I'm reading Barnaby Rudge, one of the less well-known Dickens novels. I've been a life-long lover of Charles Dickens ever since I think A Tale of Two Cities was the first Dickens novel I read." - George Brandis

"When I was 14 or 15, our teacher introduced us to Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities.' It was just for entertainment - we read it aloud - and all of a sudden it became a treasure." - Dermot Healy

"I have a bold plan to break from the Bloomberg years, and end the 'Tale of Two Cities' by providing real opportunity to all New Yorkers, no matter where they live." - Bill De Blasio

"I had read a Tale of Two Cities and found it up to my standards as a romantic novel. She opened the first page and I heard poetry for the first time in my life...her voice slid in and curved down trough and over the words. She was nearly singing." - Maya Angelou

"Things can happen in some cities and the tale of them will be interesting: the same story laid in another city would be ridiculous." - Frank Norris

"Things can happen in some cities and the tale of them will be interesting: the same story laid in another city would be ridiculous." - Frank Norris

"Who brings a tale takes two away." - Proverbs

"Oh, do you have A Tale of Two Cities?" "That silly thing? Men going around getting their heads chopped off for love? Ridiculus." Will unpeeled himself from the door and made his way toward Tessa where she stood by the bookshelves. He gestured expansively at the vast number of volumes all around him. "No, here you'll find all sorts of advice about how to chop off someone else's head if you need to; much more useful." - Cassandra Clare

"A lie took two parties - the weaver of the tale and the sucker who so badly wanted to believe it." - Jodi Picoult

"The artist usually sets out - or used to - to point a moral and adorn a tale. The tale, however, points the other way, as a rule. Two blankly opposing morals, the artist's and the tale's. Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper functions of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it." - D H Lawrence

"Two forces create eternity - a fairy tale and a dream from the fairy tale." - Dejan Stojanovic

"Two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self; the heavenly by the love of God." - Saint Augustine

"In Mexico City, Tehran, Kolkata, Bangkok, Shanghai, and hundreds of other cities, the air is no longer safe to breathe. In some cities, the air is so polluted that breathing is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes per day." - Lester R. Brown

"The Warmth of Other Suns is a sweeping and yet deeply personal tale of America's hidden 20th century history - the long and difficult trek of Southern blacks to the northern and western cities. This is an epic for all Americans who want to understand the making of our modern nation." - Tom Brokaw

"The idea of my life as a fairy tale is itself a fairy tale," - Grace Kelly

""A Tale of Three Cities" is a tribute to our parents' generation, who escaped from city to city in search of their loved ones and in search of a place to build a better home. The story is set during the turbulent war years in China in the '40s and '50s." - Mabel Cheung

"I do a lot of urban fantasy, which is modern-day cities, but you've got magic, you've got fairies running around, or cryptozoological creatures running around, and I'm pulling very heavily on my background as a folklore major and having done some animation work and all of that, and I'm pulling from the modern fairy tale narrative." - Seanan Mcguire

"In the fairy tale, an incomprehensible happiness rests upon an incomprehensible condition. A box is opened and all evils fly out. A word is forgotten and cities perish. A lamp is lit and love flies away. An apple is eaten and the hope of God is gone." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"New Orleans is one of the two most ingrown, self-obsessed little cities in the United States. (The other is San Francisco.)" - Nora Ephron

"I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads." - Paulo Coelho

"Cities like Detroit exist because they occupy important sites. In the case of Detroit, it sits on a river between two great lakes - very important and strategic." - James Howard Kunstler

"Erosion of cities or attrition of automobiles?" - Jane Jacobs

"Cities are the greatest creations of humanity." - Daniel Libeskind

"Cities are the crucible of civilization." - Geoffrey West

"I have always thought that these two ways of talking, one is the fantastic, the fable, the fairy tale, and the other being history, the scholarly study of what happened, I think they're both amazing ways to understand human nature." - Salman Rushdie

"What's wonderful is to read the different translations - some done in 1600 and some in 1900 - of the same passage. It's fascinating to watch the same tale repeated in such a different way by two different centuries." - Bill Vaughan

"What's wonderful is to read the different translations - some done in 1600 and some in 1900 - of the same passage. It's fascinating to watch the same tale repeated in such a different way by two different centuries." - Martin C. Smith

"What's wonderful is to read the different translations - some done in 1600 and some in 1900 - of the same passage. It's fascinating to watch the same tale repeated in such a different way by two different centuries." - Martin Cruz Smith

"...a tale of too many cooks in the defence." - Ian Brown

"Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders." - Savielly Tartakower

"A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure." - John Grisham

"All of mathematics is a tale about groups." - Henri Poincare

"A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour!" - Lord Byron

"Of an old tale which every schoolboy knows." - William Whitehead

"Many of the enchanted things in the book are lamps, carpets, sofas, gems, brass rings. It is a rather different landscape than the fairy tale landscape of the West. Though we have interiors and palaces, we don't have bustling cities, and there isn't the emphasis on the artisan making things. The ambiance from which they were written was an entirely different one. The Arabian Nights comes out of a huge world of markets and trade. Cairo, Basra, Damascus: trades and skills." - Marina Warner

"I don't like landscapes. I like cities. Lots of cities. I like buildings. I like streets." - Dario Argento

"The man who tells the tale if he has a tale worth telling will know exactly what he is about and this business of the artist as a sort of starry-eyed inspired creature, dancing along, with his feet two or three feet above the surface of the earth, not really knowing what sort of prints he's leaving behind him, is nothing like the truth." - William Golding

"Every man should be allowed to love two cities, his own and San Francisco" - Gene Fowler

"I'm very active. I've got two small daughters and four restaurants in three cities. I'm busy." - Geoffrey Zakarian

"Two-thirds of all growth takes place in cities because, by simple fact of population density, our urban spaces are perfect innovation labs. The modern metropolis is jam-packed. People are living atop one another; their ideas are as well." - Peter Diamandis

"It is not simply that these two cities are perched side by side at the edge of the Pacific; it is that adolescence sits next to middle age, and they don't know how to relate to each other. In a way, these two cities exist in different centuries. San Diego is a post-industrial city talking about settling down, slowing down, building clean industry. Tijuana is a preindustrial city talking about changing, moving forward, growing. Yet they form a single metropolitan area." - Richard Rodriguez

"The point of cities is multiplicity of choice." - Jane Jacobs

"Satire is born of the cities it denounces." - Mason Cooley

"Cities are the sinks of the human race." - Henri Rousseau

"Cities have distinct personalities. It's a matter of knowing it." - Anne Rice

"Live dangerously. Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The big cities of America are becoming Third World countries." - Nora Ephron

"In our American cities, we need all kinds of diversity." - Jane Jacobs

"Cities are the abyss of the human species." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities." - Jack Kerouac

"Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears." - Italo Calvino

"The whole function of cities has been transformed." - Cleve Jones

"Sad is Eros, builder of cities, And weeping anarchic Aphrodite." - W H Auden

"Vast is the power of cities to reclaim the wanderer." - Sinclair Lewis

"I love New York. It's one of my favorite cities." - Victoria Azarenka

"London, thou art the flower of cities all!" - William Dunbar

"It's a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now." - Sean Connery

"Cities vary widely in the use of DNA testing." - Bill Dedman

"Rome is one of my favourite cities in the world." - Erin Heatherton

"It is not age which killed Boston, for no cities die of age; it is the youth of other cities." - W L George

"But look what we have built ... This is not the rebuilding of cities. This is the sacking of cities." - Jane Jacobs

"But look what we have built.... This is not the rebuilding of cities. This is the sacking of cities." - Jane Jacobs

"Though there are very many nations all over the earth, ...there are no more than two kinds of human society, which we may justly call two cities, consisting of those who live according to man, the other of those who live according to God ....To the City of Man belong the enemies of God, inflamed with hatred against the City of God." - Saint Augustine

"'To Kill a Mockingbird' is really two stories. One is a coming-of-age tale told from the point of view of Scout Finch, a girl of about nine, and her slightly older brother, Jem. The second story concerns their father, attorney Atticus Finch, who has been appointed to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, falsely accused of raping a white woman." - Charles J Shields

"I remember when I was young, many cities in the Muslim world were cosmopolitan cities with a lot of culture." - Salman Rushdie

"Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it" - David Herbert Lawrence

"The glory of a good tale is that it is limitless and fluid; a good tale belongs to each reader in its own particular way." - Stephen King

"Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it." - D H Lawrence

"Bicycling beyond the Divide did what all great books do: it told me about me. In its tale of a journey made by two different men-both of them Daryl Farmer-this book offers us not only moving vistas and meaningful people, but also hope, that rarest of literary commodities these days. I didn't want this to end." - Bret Lott

"Pure poetry in motion. A swift-moving, heartfelt tale of love and loss, two stories intersecting-an d connecting-by magic. Michelle Baker is a born poet, and a born writer. The Canoe is just the start of what I hope to be a long idyllic journey through the love and soul of the human heart." - Trent Zelazny

"Two loves have made two different cities: self-love hath made a terrestrial city, which rises in contempt of God; and Divine Love hath made a celestial one, which rises in contempt of self. The former glories in itself - the latter in God." - Saint Augustine

"A range of studies shows there is no evidence immigrants commit more crime than native-born Americans. In fact, first generation immigrants are predisposed to lower crime rates than native-born Americans. The two cities in this country most impacted by undocumented immigrants, you would think of the New York City with over 500,000 and Los Angeles, with a similar amount. Both those cities are among the safest in the free world." - Geraldo Rivera

"If asked to list my ten favorite American fiction writers, Gail Godwin would be among them. In this, her latest . . . she evokes in a short book the long married life of two artists. Evenings at Five is a strong tale of love-after-death." - Ned Rorem

"Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul. With a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say. He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day." - Jack Nelson

"A cult hero? I don't think of myself as any kind of hero. I don't want to say it's a fairy tale, but two years ago if you would've told me I'd be in this position, I wouldn't believe it hardly." - Jeremy Shockey

"Since I grew up, I have never deliberately used any technique at all other than the physical shaping of my tale so that it more or less resembles what has been thought of as a novel for these last two hundred years." - Patrick Obrian

"The two cities I've found very hard to leave in my life were New York and Buenos Aires." - J J Field

"The two cities I've found very hard to leave in my life were New York and Buenos Aires." - Jj Feild

"Realism: the wealth of detail guarantees the truth of the tale." - Mason Cooley

"With living colours give my verse to glow: The sad memorial of a tale of woe!" - William Falconer

"I liked lots of 'Doctor Who' books, but my favourite tale was a spooky story about two invalid children - who've never met in the real world - who get trapped in a shared dreamscape when they fall asleep. It's called 'Marianne Dreams' by Catherine Storr." - Stephen Cole

"It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing." - William Shakespeare

"Like stepping into a fairy tale under a curtain of stars." - Erin Morgenstern

"Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does." - Karen Blixen

"At the centre of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power" - Susan Wiggs

"Success is a tale of obstacles overcome, and for every obstacle overcome, an excuse not used." - Robert Breault

"Another lean unwashed artificer Cuts off his tale and talks of Arthur's death." - William Shakespeare

"Out of their saddles into the dirt - and thereby hangs a tale." - William Shakespeare

"The curse of greatness: Ears ever open to the babbler's tale." - Friedrich Schiller

"The eyes are the pioneers that first announce the soft tale of love." - Sextus Propertius

"The ache of empty arms was an old tale to you." - Sara Teasdale

"A touch of science, even bogus science, gives an edge to the superstitious tale." - V S Pritchett

"The eyes are the pioneers that first announce the soft tale of love." - Propertius

"A vivid tale of exploration set in a howling, deadly wilderness." - T. J. Stiles

"It is not a bad thing in a tale that you understand only half of it." - Isak Dinesen

"Yesterday's fairy tale is today's fact. The magician is only one step ahead of his audience." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Success is a tale of obstacles overcome, and for every obstacle overcome, an excuse not used." - Robert Brault

"Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change." - Richard Branson

"I got into the genesis of Star Wars, and the tale seemed to me endlessly fascinating." - Cass Sunstein

"Thy loving smile will surely hail The love-gift of a fairy tale." - Lewis Carroll

"And the story of love is a long sad tale ending in graves." - Jack Kerouac

"Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man." - William Shakespeare

"Jack Vance's Lyonesse books are the greatest fairy tale of the twentieth century." - Jack Vance

"One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism." - John Avlon

"History is nothing if not an epic tale of missed opportunities." - Graydon Carter

"Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does." - Isak Dinesen

"There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale." - Charles De Lint

"We love a tale of heroes and villains and conflicts requiring a neat resolution." - Barry Ritholtz

"Life to me is a bit of a (Brothers) Grimm fairy tale." - Alexander Mcqueen

"Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Always remember, me dear, whether you're listening to a tale or telling one: Every penny piece that's struck has two sides to it." - E. M. Delafield

"As no two people see the world the same way, all trips from here to there are imaginary; all truth is a tale I am telling myself." - Brion Gysin

"I'll bring what I bring to the tale, but it's good to know you have two guys with the experience and know-how in big games." - Eli Manning

"A tale in everything." - William Wordsworth

"Pisa offers a greater contrast to Florence than I had imagined could exist between two Italian cities. This is the very seat of idleness and slumber; while Florence, from being the residence of the Court, and from the vast number of foreigners who throng to it, presents during several months of the year an appearance of great bustle and animation." - William Cullen Bryant

"Hong Kong and Macau are both very dynamic cities. I am always inspired about the culture, people and food in these two cities. There is always so much to do and so much to explore!" - David Beckham

"We have two nations, and it's not black or white. It's red and blue. Under Republican leadership, cities tend to do better. Cities are destroyed under Democrats, because they don't know how to deal with the constituency; they're terrified." - Greg Gutfeld

"To rove about, musing, that is to say loitering, is, for a philosopher, a good way of spending time, especially in that kind of mock rurality, ugly but odd, and partaking of two natures, which surrounds certain large cities, particularly Paris." - Victor Hugo

"I've had the privilege of living in a lot of big cities; L.A. is distinct - it's such a sprawl that it's almost an amalgam of different cities." - Marcia Clark

"I think cities are the primordial forests of our time. We evolve faster as a species in cities. Cities are chaotic, liminal places where the many aspects of human potential, good and/or bad, are most readily magnified." - Chris Abani

"Of course, San Diego chooses not to regard the two cities as one. Talk about alter ego: Tijuana was created by the lust of San Diego. Everything that was illegal in San Diego was permitted in Tijuana. When boxing was illegal in San Diego, there were boxing matches in Tijuana; when gambling was illegal, there was always Tijuana." - Richard Rodriguez

"The state of New Jersey is really two places - terrible cities and wonderful suburbs. I live in the suburbs, the final battleground of the American dream, where people get married and have kids and try to scratch out a happy life for themselves. It's very romantic in that way, but a bit naive. I like to play with that in my work." - Harlan Coben

"Not possessing definite geographical boundaries, at least in the East - its distinction from Asia is problematic, considering that two large countries, Russia and Turkey, stretch between the two continents - , Europe, from the beginning, has defined itself from the perspective of the constitutive specificity of its philosophical principles: the freedom of the Greek cities as opposed to the Asian despotic regimes. Although these principles were often contradicted and reversed into their opposite, the idea of Europe is inseparable from them." - Roberto Esposito

"We flee away from cities, but we bring The best of cities, these learned classifiers, Men knowing what they seek, armed eyes of experts." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If, when we compare two versions of a story, the second known to be a retelling of the first, and find that the second has more of a miraculous element, we may reasonably conclude we have legendary (or midrashic or whatever) embellishment. The tale has grown in the telling. This sort of comparison is common in extrabiblical research and no one holds that it cannot properly indicate legend formation there." - Robert M. Price

"I found myself sitting at the computer, and I thought I was going to write a kind of simple nostalgic story about two boys and their love of kite fighting. But stories have a will of their own, and this one turned out to be this dark tale about betrayal, loss, regret. The short story which was about 25 pages long sat around for a couple of years." - Khaled Hosseini

"Backward cities, or younger cities, or newly forming cities in supply regions, have to develop to a great extent on one another's shoulders. This is one of the terrible things about empires." - Jane Jacobs

"Children whose developing lungs are particularly vulnerable suffer the most from air pollution. For children, breathing the air in cities with the worst pollution, such as Beijing, Calcutta, Mexico City, Shanghai, and Tehran, is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day." - Lester R. Brown

"There are only two ways out for animals at pounds-being adopted or being killed. And cats have such a low rate of adoption that many pounds, even in some larger cities, don't bother to take them in at all. Not for nothing is it always the "dog pound" and never the "cat pound." - Cleveland Amory

"When you are on tour in the UK it takes a few hours to get anywhere. A lot of the time you can have a beer, close your eyes for two minutes, and then you are there. In the U.S. it is much more like a road trip as all the cities are so spread apart." - Kelly Jones

"There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges facing our cities or to the housing crisis, but the two issues need to be considered together. From an urban design and planning point of view, the well-connected open city is a powerful paradigm and an engine for integration and inclusivity." - Richard Rogers

"In Grimm's fairy tales, you kiss a frog and in two seconds, it becomes a prince. That is a fairy tale. In evolution, you kiss a frog and in two million years, it becomes a prince." - D. James Kennedy

"[We should] suspend our belief of every tale that deviates from the laws of nature and the character of man." - Edward Gibbon

"Being human is itself difficult, and therefore all kinds of settlements (except dream cities) have problems. Big cities have difficulties in abundance, because they have people in abundance." - Jane Jacobs

"Cities are erected on spiritual columns. Like giant mirrors, they reflect the hearts of their residents. If those hearts darken and lose faith, cities will lose their glamour." - Elif Safak

"The more one was lost in unfamiliar quarters of distant cities, the more one understood the other cities he had crossed to arrive there." - Italo Calvino

"Protecting dozens of major coastal cities from future flooding will be challenging enough-rebuilding major coastal cities destroyed by super-hurricanes will be an almost impossible task." - Joseph J. Romm

"Because there are a lot of big cities in the world, people who live in cities have become more isolated than ever." - Toyo Ito

"Don't Let Him Know is a rich, evocative and brilliantly told tale of family, of loyalties, and of love that must stay secret. Sandip Roy has broken new ground in this tale of the modern Indian family. A lovely read" - Abraham Verghese

"Masters, I have to tell a tale of woe, A tale of folly and of wasted life, Hope against hope, the bitter dregs of strife, Ending, where all things end, in death at last." - William Morris

"There are really at least two Indias, there is an India or a shining India the one which the west seas usually through urbanize and there is an India outside some of the big metro policies and in even the tier two cities and in rural India which is completely different. It goes by the name of Bahar which is a traditional name for India." - Cyril Shroff

"To pull the metal splinter from my palm my father recited a story in a low voice. I watched his lovely face and not the blade. Before the story ended, he'd removed the iron sliver I thought I'd die from. I can't remember the tale, but hear his voice still, a well of dark water, a prayer. And I recall his hands, two measures of tenderness he laid against my face." - Li-Young Lee

"I don't think I've ever written anything even remotely naturalistic. The closest probably would be seen as 'Frankie and Johnny,' and that's only 'cause they eat a sandwich and make an omelet in act two. But it's a romantic fairy tale, and I'm very aware of that. I don't think it helps the actors in my plays to lose themselves in the reality of talking to another person. A good McNally actor always knows he's in a play with an audience." - Terrence Mcnally

"To me, there was an interesting movie to be made about two people who had been on that whirlwind romance and what happens after the fairy tale wedding. And this thought coincided or coalesced when I was at a wedding of a friend who got married to somebody that literally everybody in the congregation thought that you definitely should not get married to. This was the worst idea either of you have ever had." - Dan Mazer

"The test of civilization is the power of drawing the most benefit out of cities." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"London, thou art the flower of cities all! Gemme of all joy, jasper of jocunditie." - William Dunbar

"Cities are, first of all, seats of the highest economic division of labor." - Georg Simmel

"Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale." - Robert Falcon Scott



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