Cities

Famous quotes containing the word cities:

    The cities are the principal home and seat of the human group. They are the coral colony for Man, the collective being.
    Alfred Döblin (1878–1957)

    If I be false, or swerve a hair from truth,
    When time is old and hath forgot itself,
    When waterdrops have worn the stones of Troy,
    And blind oblivion swallowed cities up,
    And mighty states characterless are grated
    To dusty nothing, yet let memory
    From false to false among false maids in love
    Upbraid my falsehood.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Whilst we want cities as the centres where the best things are found, cities degrade us by magnifying trifles.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)