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What is the city but the people? ~ William Shakespeare

I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me. ~ Juhani Pallasmaa

The users space is lived - not represented or conceived. ~ Henri Lefebvre

How can we live if there is no more here and everything is now? ~ Paul Virilio

All cities we have visited are precincts in this metropolis of the mind. ~ Hans-Georg Gadamer

You are the measure. ~ Gordon Matta-Clarke

Cities are the abyss of the human species. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual. ~ Angela Carter

We are in danger ... of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost. ~ Hubert H Humphrey

My ideal city would be one long main street with no cross streets or side streets to jam up traffic. Just a long one-way street. ~ Andy Warhol

In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbours. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins. ~ Italo Calvino

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

Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts. ~ Jimi Hendrix

It's a weird city because the uglier the weather, the more beautiful the city. And the uglier the buildings, the more coherent the city. ~ Rem Koolhaas

Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port. ~ Rosa Luxemburg

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. ~ Steve McQueen

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time. ~ Richard Meier

The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. ~ Desmond Morris

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not. ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Everyone has the right to walk from one end of the city to the other in secure and beautiful spaces. Everybody has the right to go by public transport. Everybody has the right to an unhampered view down their street, not full of railings, signs and rubbish. ~ Richard Rogers

This is the contradictory desire in our utopia. We want to live in a small community with which we can identify and yet we want all the facilities of the city of millions of people. We want to have very intense urban experiences and yet we want the open space right next to us. ~ Moshe Safdie

Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan. ~ Eliel Saarinen

I should just drive around this city and take photos of all the buildings I've been humiliated in. ~ Moon Unit Zappa

To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems. ~ Alvar Aalto


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