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A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

The city is loveliest when the sweet death racket begins. Her own life lived in defiance of nature, her electricity, her frigidaires, her soundproof walls, the glint of lacquered nails, the plumes that wave across the corrugated sky. Here in the coffin depths grow the everlasting flowers sent by telegraph.

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

All great art is born of the metropolis.

Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.


Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

When in Rome, do as Rome does.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2007) Canadian-American economist.

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 (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.