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Walking In The City Quotes


"Being in New York City is the best because I'm always walking, taking the subway and walking up and down the stairs - whether you like it or not, you're going to get exercise." - Ana Ortiz

"New York being the greatest walking city in the world, I tend to walk everywhere as long as I am afforded the time." - Dean Winters

"What could be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you're the heavyweight champion of the world?" - Rocky Marciano

"In the days and months I spent walking through the various communities of this city, I found that Chicago did not work for everyone, however." - Jane Byrne

"I went walking around the city some more, people watching with a cold, blank stare. And I saw your face in everyone, I swear." - Elliott Smith

"Walking through the city streets... Is it by mistake or design?" - Lana Del Rey

"I believe in walking in the Spirit." - David Wilkerson

"Walking in the nature is a reincarnation!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here." - Oprah Winfrey

"I like a walking culture; I need to be in a city where you can walk everywhere." - Eddie Huang

"Girls took to dressing like boys, and though women had obtained the vote, we had swiftly moved on to pursuing flashier freedoms: necking in cars and smoking cigarettes and walking down city streets in flesh colored stockings." - Anna Godbersen

"When you're walking around in Shanghai, I called it the City of Near Misses, because they do not stop for pedestrians. And the pedestrians do not have the right of way. It's those little things that no one tells you." - Eliza Coupe

"My style will be management by being on the street, management by walking around. Third persons won't have to tell me what's going on in our city. I'll hear it, I'll see it, I'll touch it myself." - Carl Stokes

"The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth." - Nhat Hanh

"A very awkward situation occurs often in New York City when you are walking down a relatively empty sidewalk and there happens to be a person walking right next to you in the same direction as you at the exact same pace as you. I never know whether to pass or draft. It becomes sort of a strange competition." - Aaron Karo

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." - Helen Keller

"When I walk, I try to set a fairly brisk rate. I love walking outside. I hate machines like treadmills. The path that I have chosen to walk is just city streets, but you see pretty houses, trees... my routes have some hills in them; it's not just straight walking. You have to exercise your heart and lungs." - Rita Moreno

"Cities have always offered anonymity, variety, and conjunction, qualities best basked in by walking: one does not have to go into the bakery or the fortune-teller's, only to know that one might. 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

"When you walking along naturally, you're walking in the harmony of the Unborn." - Bankei Yotaku

"The Eternal Kansas City song came from a dream sequence. It was actually kind of weird. I had this dream about a Kansas City type of thing while I was up at Stevie Winwood's place near Cheltenham, in Britain. I went into this small town and I was walking along and this dream thing was still in my head." - Van Morrison

"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

"Budapest in late May is a city of lilacs. The sweet, languid, rather sleepy smell of lilacs wafts everywhere. And it is a city of lovers, many of them quite middle-aged. Walking with their arms around each other, embracing and kissing on park benches. A sensuousness very much bound up (it seems to me) with the heady ubiquitous smell of lilacs." - Joyce Carol Oates

"I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan" - James Van Der Beek

"I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan." - James Van Der Beek

"Life is not the mountaintops, it's the walking in between." - Ben Rector

"Walking in Memphis, I was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale. Walking in Memphis, but do I really feel the way I feel?" - Marc Cohn

"I'm walking away from the Troubles in my Life..." - Craig David

"My shoes are clean from walking in the rain." - Jack Kerouac

"I'm in the kitchen and I'm not walking out." - Charles Rangel

"I'm in the kitchen and I'm not walking out." - Charles B Rangel

"Cities, in many ways, are the best repositories for a love affair. You are in a forest or a cornfield, you are walking by the seashore, footprint after footprint of trodden sand, and somehow the kiss or the spoken covenant gets lost in the vastness and indifference of nature. In a city there are places to remind us of what has been." - Edna O'Brien

"In great cities, spaces as well as places are designed and built: walking, witnessing, being in public, are as much part of the design and purpose as is being inside to eat, sleep, make shoes or love or music. The word citizen has to do with cities, and the ideal city is organized around citizenship - around participation in public life." - Rebecca Solnit

"I do a lot of walking around in game parks, rain forests, places like that, but it's not like I'm camping in them as much as my day walks. I've done that all over the world, not like with a backpack on my back living out in the woods for several days. When I travel abroad, it's more the city that captures my interest." - Henry Rollins

"In Toronto, I grew up taking a subway, I grew up taking a bus. I spent my formative adult years in New York City, walking the streets, taking the subway. You're connected to the larger whole. L.A. is so spread out, and you're so incubated inside those cars and it's so exhausting to deal with the traffic, without really having the human contact." - Enrico Colantoni

"Walking the streets of Charleston in the late afternoons of August was like walking through gauze or inhaling damaged silk." - Pat Conroy

"LA isn't a walking city, or a subway city, so if someone isn't in my house or my car we'll never be together, not even for a moment. And just to be absolutely sure of that, when I leave my car my iPhone escorts me, letting everyone else in the post office know that I'm not really with them, I'm with my own people, who are so hilarious that I can't help smiling to myself as I text them back." - Miranda July

"LA is' a walking city, or a subway city, so if someone is' in my house or my car we"ll never be together, not even for a moment. And just to be absolutely sure of that, when I leave my car my iPhone escorts me, letting everyone else in the post office know that I'm not really with them, I'm with my own people, who are so hilarious that I ca' help smiling to myself as I text them back." - Miranda July

"I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me." - Juhani Pallasmaa

"Walking down the street in any town or city in the world and having people look at you and start talking to you, convinced that they know you as well or better than they do members of their own family, that's just an odd phenomenon. But I mean, I wouldn't say it was a bad thing. It's an interesting thing." - Viggo Mortensen

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

"The City of New York is like an enormous citadel, a modern Carcassonne. Walking between the magnificent skyscrapers one feels the presence on the fringe of a howling, raging mob, a mob with empty bellies, a mob unshaven and in rags." - Henry Miller

"It is the strain of walking around the world-down the street, riding city buses and elevators, moving from place to place to place-and not knowing who might want to destroy you, who might like to fill your heart with poison, who might rob you and stab you, who might stand above you in the dark with a tarantula." - Joe Meno

"They were playing old Bob Dylan, more than perfect for narrow Village streets close to Christmas and the snow whirling down in big feathery flakes, the kind of winter where you want to be walking down a city street with your arm around a girl like on the old record cover." - Donna Tartt

"I've always been a city person - London boy - and New York is just incredible. It has what London has but almost more in terms of variety, culture, social life, everything. I just like walking the streets and feeling the energy and the vibe." - Frank Lampard

"I really feel that New York City is the greatest city in the world." - Gabriel Macht

"The city is like a great house, and the house in its turn a small city." - Leon Battista Alberti

"You have drug addicts that are now walking around this city looking for a fix, and that's the reason why they were breaking in hospitals and drugstores. They're looking for something to take the edge off of their jones, if you will." - Ray Nagin

"If you're doing something in the city, then hopefully you're speaking to somebody who has an open mind who is walking by. And you're also speaking to a community of other people who do similar types of work. I like to think that the outdoor community is broad and able and open for anybody to see." - Margaret Kilgallen

"I don't think I have ever really gotten Leopold Bloom's interior ramblings out of my head! I am sure that voice continues to inspire the walking consciousness in my work - that is, the way I carry on an interior monologue as I walk through this city." - Stephen Vincent Benet

"A day off after a show with no agenda in a foreign city is about the most fertile creative situation I can imagine. Just walking with nothing to do, killing time and hearing the sights and sounds of an unfamiliar place." - Andrew Bird

"Between 18 and 19 years old [in the 1950s] I came to Paris. I studied art. And that experience really did change my life. I was living hand to mouth. I walked everywhere. I thought, this city is incredible but you really have to experience it by walking it." - Robert Redford

"Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world. When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City. Always I return home weary but I have the comforting certainty that mankind is real flesh and I myself am not a dream." - Helen Keller

"There is something about New York City that in and of itself is so theatrical hat I use to think... I use to feel when I walked out of my apartment on the way to school or anywhere that I was walking out on stage." - Dabney Coleman

"Walkers are 'practitioners of the city,' for the city is made to be walked. A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities. Just as language limits what can be said, architecture limits where one can walk, but the walker invents other ways to go." - Rebecca Solnit

"We are bored in the city, there is no longer any Temple of the Sun. Between the legs of the women walking by, the dadaists imagined a monkey wrench and the surrealists a crystal cup. That's lost. We know how to read every promise in faces-the latest stage of morphology. The poetry of the billboards lasted twenty years. We are bored in the city, we really have to strain to still discover mysteries on the sidewalk billboards, the latest state of humor and poetry." - Ivan Chtcheglov

"Hi, this is Bernard Fanning from Powderfinger. I'm in New York at the moment, and we've been walking around the city, it's pretty strange. I was walking along with Darren and Cogsy yesterday and we saw this guy playing cards, a little two up type swindle, and he ripped this guy off for like one hundred bucks in like, ten seconds, and the guy started complaining so he just packed up his shop and left! And it was the smoothest swindle any of us had ever seen. So that was probably the highlight of our trip here so far." - Bernard Fanning

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

"The Merseyside derby games are unique in the city." - Brendan Rodgers

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

"A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man." - Arnold Toynbee

"A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man." - Arnold J Toynbee

"There's not much pressure on the golf Tour. Walking to the first tee is in no way comparable to walking through the jungle in combat" - Larry Nelson

"My city love me like Mac Dre in the Bay" - Drake

"There are a thousand viewpoints in the viewtiful city." - Herb Caen

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

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

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

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

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

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

"I'm not a good tourist. I don't like walking around and looking at things. I like being in a city and working and finding out how other people live." - Marian Seldes

"It is hard not to be inspired when you're living in New York. It doesn't matter what you do. I think that there is so much going on in this city. I like walking around or taking the subway, thinking about all the history here, looking at the architecture and all the people; of course, the museums. It's tough to find a better place to live." - Diego Klattenhoff

"Most people are walking around the city like corpses; they aren't alive enough to notice the trash. They come from other places and they see it as a big garbage dump. Do you want to live and work in a garbage dump? I don't. That's partly because I grew up in the most pristine environment possible - Hawaii, where it is sacrilege to leave your garbage on the ground." - Bette Midler

"California love! California-knows how to party... In the city of L.A. In the city of good ol' Watts In the city, the city of Compton We keep it rockin'!" - Tupac Shakur

"For pastors who have a dream and who are walking in obedience but still don't have the resources they need, don't worry. Keep walking in obedience." - John C Maxwell

"The virtue of the soul does not consist in flying high, but in walking orderly." - Michel De Montaigne

"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

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

"Paris is a place where, for me, just walking down a street that I've never been down before is like going to a movie or something. Just wandering the city is entertainment." - Wes Anderson

"There are people walking around the streets of Kansas City who are unemployed, while one of our largest employers is not only sending jobs aboard, but then turning around and making a statement about preserving jobs." - Emanuel Cleaver

"I would leave school every day and walk to my grandparents' house under the El because everyone worked. I was 6 and walking home alone from school. It was a different city and a different time." - Joe Lhota

"The day after his father left, Franz and his mother went into town together, and as they left home Franz noticed that her shoes did not match. He was in a quandary: he wanted to point out the mistake, but was afraid he would hurt her. So, during the two hours they spent walking through the city together he kept his eyes focused on her feet. It was then he had his first inkling of what it means to suffer." - Milan Kundera

"I grew up in southern California in the 80s. Yes, I am a walking cliche." - John Scalzi

"Theater in Israel is not more dangerous than walking in the street." - Meital Dohan

"I grew up in southern California in the '80s. Yes, I am a walking cliche." - John Scalzi

"I remember when Martin Luther King was assassinated and riots broke out in the city. We celebrated Palm Sunday on 14th Street. I have a memory of walking down the street with buildings smoldering, and soldiers and cops everywhere. Anyways, it was a church that really taught me the things I needed to learn to not go to church. But I think it is a church that does great work, I went to a wedding there three days ago." - Ian Mackaye

"Feel the delight of walking in the noisy street and being the noise." - Rumi

"The best evidence of our having the truth is our walking in the truth." - Matthew Henry

"Walking, ideally, is a state in which the mind, the body, and the world are aligned..." - Rebecca Solnit

"in the big city nobody has time to make friends. The big city is a big solitude." - Vicki Baum

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

"If you're walking down the street in L.A., people do sort of look at you like you're a hooker because it's so rare to see someone just walking." - Carey Mulligan

"I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan. That's why it's my favorite city. You can do what you want without attracting a crowd of curious onlookers." - James Van Der Beek

"Nirvana is outside the fun house. You are walking around in the fun house forever." - Frederick Lenz

"Stay in the race. Keep running. Keep walking. Keep praying. The Lord will renew your strength." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night." - Robert Bridges

"I feel as though the world is a friendly boy walking along in the sun." - Robert Rauschenberg

"I'm gonna have to start walking down the street and start hitting people in the head!" - Moby

"I admire the attention other writers can give to the world we're walking in." - Stephen Vincent Benet

"As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears." - John Locke

"My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night." - Robert Bridges

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

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

"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

"Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path." - Nhat Hanh

"In L.A., the only thing within walking distance is your car." - Rene Balcer

"I like walking in the pool. That isn't what makes me feel spiritual. But alive." - Ram Dass

"Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light." - Bruce Lee

"Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years." - Bob Knight

"Americans are in the habit of never walking if they can ride." - Louis-Philippe I of France

"How selfhood begins with a walking away, and love is proved in the letting go." - C Day Lewis

"I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying." - Charlie Chaplin

"If the doors aren't open, just kick them in and keep walking." - Michael Schur

"You are always walking in the direction of either love or fear. Choose wisely." - Oprah Winfrey

"Walking in the light means we pursue obedience and are honest about our remaining darkness." - Kevin Deyoung

"There's not one person in the world that's not a living, walking contradiction." - Nas

"We leave our presence in the pavement. We're walking over it, sitting on steps." - Andy Goldsworthy

"Walking by yourself in the rain is for college kids who think loneliness makes poets." - Peter S Beagle

"Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years." - Bobby Knight

"In Taiwan, I'd be like Michael Jordan walking down the street." - Ang Lee

"Beauty and anguish walking hand in hand the downward slope to death." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"You mean guys don't get injured in spring training? Guys get hurt walking down the street." - Bud Selig

"Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain." - Billie Holiday

"I remembered this one time that I never told anybody about. The time we were walking. Just the three of us. I was in the middle. I don't remember where we were walking to or where we were walking from. I just remember the season. I just remember walking between them and feeling for the first time that I belonged somewhere" - Stephen Chbosky

"The true charm of pedestrians does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking." - Mark Twain

"No wise man will go to live in the country, unless he has something to do which can be better done in the country. For instance, if he is to shut himself up for a year to study science, it is better to look out to the fields, than to an opposite wall. Then, if a man walks out in the country, there is nobody to keep him from walking in again: but if a man walks out in London, he is not sure when he will walk in again. A great city is, to be sure, the school for studying life." - Samuel Johnson

"Belgrade is the ugliest city in the world in the most beautiful place in the world." - Le Corbusier

"Las Vegas suggests that the thirst for places, for cities and gardens and wilderness, is unslaked, that people will still seek out the experience of wandering about in the open air to examine the architecture, the spectacles, and the stuff for sale, will still hanker after surprises and strangers. That the city as a whole is one of the most pedestrian-unfriendly places in the world suggests something of the problems to be faced, but that its attraction is a pedestrian oasis suggests the possibility of recovering the spaces in which walking is viable." - Rebecca Solnit

"So here's a question from one who believed, only a week ago, that Baghdad might just collapse, that we might wake up one morning to find the Baathist militia and the Iraqi army gone and the Americans walking down Saadun Street with their rifles over their shoulders. If the Iraqis can still hold out against such overwhelming force in Umm Qasr for four days, if they can keep fighting in Basra and Nassariyeh the latter a city which briefly rose in successful revolt against Saddam in 1991 why should Saddam's forces not keep fighting in Baghdad?" - Robert Fisk

"People should go to the works and experience them. Because just having an idea or picture in mind is absolutely not the experience that's necessary. Even just landing in Albuquerque or Salt Lake City or Las Vegas was immediately part of the experience. And then you'd get in a car from the airport and take these very long trips - in Michael Heizer's case, it was three hours by car to get to his work. And then there's walking around and into the piece and seeing it from different angles. The kinetic experience of being a part of it physically was very important for me." - Virginia Dwan

"Walking uplifts the spirit. Breathe out the poisons of tension, stress, and worry; breathe in the power of God. Send forth little silent prayers of goodwill toward those you meet. Walk with a sense of being a part of a vast universe. Consider the thousands of miles of earth beneath your feet; think of the limitless expanse of space above your head. Walk in awe, wonder, and humility. Walk at all times of day. In the early morning when the world is just waking up. Late at night under the stars. Along a busy city street at noontime." - Bill Vaughan

"...quite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean "love" in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again. I remember walking across Sixty-second Street one twilight that first spring, or the second spring, they were all alike for a while. I was late to meet someone but I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on the corner eating it and knew that I had come out out of the West and reached the mirage." - Joan Didion

"A couple in love walking along the banks of the Seine are, in real fact, a couple in love walking along the banks of the Seine, not mere particles in motion." - Stuart Kauffman

"The best dress for walking is nakedness." - Colin Fletcher

"The walking of Man is falling forwards." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Walking is good for the soul." - Andy Rooney

"We make the path by walking." - Robert Bly

"Of all exercises, walking is the best." - Thomas Jefferson

"The walking wounded are starting to walk." - Phil Brown

"I can remember walking on the moon." - Alan Bean

"I like walking on the edge." - Levon Helm

"The wisdom of age: don't stop walking." - Mason Cooley

"The people are the city." - William Shakespeare

"They do neither plight nor wed In the city of the dead, In the city where they sleep away the hours." - Richard Eugene Burton

"The best thoughts most often come in the morning after waking, while still in bed or while walking." - Leo Tolstoy

"Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie." - John Le Carre

"A long time ago, I took a walk down a street in Harlem in New York City. I came upon a man who asked me for a dollar. He had asked a few other people before me, but they only passed him by without glancing his way. I stopped and handed the man some money. As I began to turn away, he reached out and shook my hand. He looked me in the eyes and said, "I will bless you." Now, I'm not saying that was God Himself. But how do we know that it wasn't someone working for him, walking around in disguise, just to see what we would do?" - Muhammad Ali

"When I first arrived (in New York), it seemed to me the most terrifying city in the world... all those big buildings. I remember walking on Broadway, looking up at this huge, mountainous place-and being so lonely. But things started to clear up when I met a few people on the street whom I'd met before-all of a sudden there got to be a certain familiarity about the place, and the terror kind of evaporated. There was a lot of playing going on, and the New Yorkers, of course, were a completely different crowd from what I'd known." - Benny Goodman



Walking in the City, Walking in the Rain, Walking in the Spirit, Night in the City, Winter in the City, The Walking Dead, Walking the Dog, Walking the Line, Walking the Talk, Walking on the Beach, Walking in a Garden, Escaping the City, Exploring the City, Outside the City, The City, Life in City, Sex and the City, Walking, In the Beginning, In the Box, In the Congregation, In the Dark, In the End, In the Jordan, In the Light, In the Moment, In the Morning, In the Now, In the Past,