Smart quotes for city-makers


First line of "A Tale of two Cities" Charles Dickens
First line of “A Tale of two Cities” Charles Dickens

The two elements the traveller first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish.  Federico Garcia Lorca

We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation. John F. Kennedy

I have always believed that every great city in history needs a vibrant center.  Eli Broad

All cities are mad:  but the madness is gallant.  All cities are beautiful:  but the beauty is grim. Christopher Morley

Cities are an essential part of Europe’s history. José Manuel Durao Barroso

I grew up in a city. My parents would think there was something wrong with America if they knew I was secretary of agriculture. Tom Vilsack


Batman: “Better put 5 cents in the meter.”

Robin: “No policeman’s going to give the Batmobile a ticket.

Batman: “This money goes to building better roads. We all must do our part.