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Old Nan nodded. 'In that darkness, the Others came for the first time,' she said as her needles went click, click, click. 'They were cold things, dead things, that hated iron and fire and the touch of the sun, and every creature with hot blood in its veins. They swept over holdfasts and cities and kingdoms, felled heroes and armies by the score, riding their pale dead horses and leading hosts of the slain. All the swords of men could not stay their advance, and even maidens and suckling babes found no pity in them. They hunted the maids through frozen forests, and fed their dead servants on the flesh of human children.' (p240)George R R Martin Old Cities Sayings By George R R Martin: Old Nan nodded. 'In that darkness, the Others came for the first time,' she said
MOST CITIES ARE designed on grids that fill them with hard angles. Not Amsterdam, which has a softness about it imparted by the watery curves of the 16th-century canals that fan out through the city. Though its gabled canal houses and narrow medieval streets give it an undeniable old-world charm, Amsterdam's thoroughly contemporary takes on arts, architecture and design show that it has modernity in a firm embrace. It's a city that invites wandering, with a tram system and a plenitude of bicycles (about as many as there are residents) that make navigating as fun as it is easy. Thanks to the locals, most of whom speak English, you'll feel instantly welcome and will be spared the indignity of trying to pronounce Dutch (don't even try). Spend as much time as possible on foot, the better to enjoy the city's theatrical quality: The huge, unshaded windows of the canal homes allow you to peer right in, testimony to the Dutch ethos of having nothing to hide.Anonymous Old Cities Sayings By Anonymous: MOST CITIES ARE designed on grids that fill them with hard angles. Not Amsterdam, which
I'm a collector of cartoons. All the Disney stuff, Bugs Bunny, the old MGM ones. It's real escapism, it's like everything's alright. It's like the world is happening now in a far away city. Everything's fine.Michael Jackson Old Cities Sayings By Michael Jackson: I'm a collector of cartoons. All the Disney stuff, Bugs Bunny, the old MGM ones.
Like a blazing comet, I've traversed infinite nights, interstellar spaces of the imagination, voluptuousness and fear. I've been a man, a woman, an old person, a little girl, I've been the crowds on the grand boulevards of the capital cities of the West, I've been the serene Buddha of the East, whose calm and wisdom we envy. I've known honor and dishonor, enthusiasm and exhaustion.
... I've been the sun and the moon, and everything because life is not enough.
Antonio Tabucchi Old Cities Sayings By Antonio Tabucchi: Like a blazing comet, I've traversed infinite nights, interstellar spaces of the imagination, voluptuousness and
There is room in this great and growing city for a journal that is not only cheap but bright, not only bright but large, not only large but truly democratic-dedicated to the cause of the people rather than that of the purse potentates-devoted more to the news of the New than the Old World-that will expose all fraud and sham, fight all public evils and abuses-that will sever and battle for the people with earnest sincerity.Joseph Pulitzer Old Cities Sayings By Joseph Pulitzer: There is room in this great and growing city for a journal that is not
On the one hand, the Republicans are telling industrial workers that the high cost of food in the cities is due to this government's farm policy. On the other hand, the Republicans are telling the farmers that the high cost of manufactured goods on the farm is due to this government's labor policy.
That's plain hokum. It's an old political trick: "If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em." But this time it won't work.
Harry Truman Old Cities Sayings By Harry Truman: On the one hand, the Republicans are telling industrial workers that the high cost of
The bright, frosty day declined as they walked and spoke together. The sun dipped in the river far behind them, and the old city lay red before them, as their walk drew to a close. The moaning water cast its seaweed duskily at their feet, when they turned to leave its margin; and the rooks hovered above them with hoarse cries, darker splashes in the darkening air.Charles Dickens Old Cities Sayings By Charles Dickens: The bright, frosty day declined as they walked and spoke together. The sun dipped in
You call me castoff," Mahlia said, "Chinese throwaway, whatever." Amaya was trying to look away, but Mahlia had her pinned, kept her eye to eye. "My old man might have been peacekeeper, but my mom was pure Drowned Cities. You want to war like that, I'm all in." Mahlia lifted the scarred stump of her right hand, shoved it up in Amaya's face. "Maybe I cut you the way the Army of God cut me. See how you do with just a lucky left. How'd you like that?Paolo Bacigalupi Old Cities Sayings By Paolo Bacigalupi: You call me castoff," Mahlia said, "Chinese throwaway, whatever." Amaya was trying to look away,
There had been no crises of incident, or marked movements of experience such as in Felipe's imaginations of love were essential to the fulness of its growth. This is a common mistake on the part of those who have never felt love's true bonds. Once in those chains, one perceives that they are not of the sort full forged in a day. They are made as the great iron cables are made, on which bridges are swung across the widest water-channels,
not of single huge rods, or bars, which would be stronger, perhaps, to look at; but myriads of the finest wires, each one by itself so fine, so frail, it would barely hold a child's kite in the wind: by hundreds, hundreds of thousands of such, twisted, re-twisted together, are made the mighty cables, which do not any more swerve from their place in the air, under the weight and jar of the ceaseless traffic and tread of two cities, than the solid earth swerves under the same ceaseless weight and jar. Such cables do not break.
Helen Hunt Jackson Old Cities Sayings By Helen Hunt Jackson: There had been no crises of incident, or marked movements of experience such as in
We were very pleased to have the opportunity to come to Israel and visit the holy sites in the Old City.Ozzy Osbourne Old Cities Sayings By Ozzy Osbourne: We were very pleased to have the opportunity to come to Israel and visit the
You swallow hard when you discover that the old coffee shop is now a chain pharmacy, that the place where you first kissed so-and-so is now a discount electronics retailer, that where you bought this very jacket is now rubble behind a blue plywood fence and a future office building. Damage has been done to your city. You say, 'It happened overnight.' But of course it didn't. Your pizza parlor, his shoeshine stand, her hat store: when they were here, we neglected them. For all you know, the place closed down moments after the last time you walked out the door. (Ten months ago? Six years? Fifteen? You can't remember, can you?) And there have been five stores in that spot before the travel agency. Five different neighborhoods coming and going between then and now, other people's other cities. Or 15, 25, 100 neighborhoods. Thousands of people pass that storefront every day, each one haunting the streets of his or her own New York, not one of them seeing the same thing.Colson Whitehead Old Cities Sayings By Colson Whitehead: You swallow hard when you discover that the old coffee shop is now a chain
Doth some one say that there be gods above? There are not; no, there are not. Let no fool, Led by the old false fable, thus deceive you. Look at the facts themselves, yielding my words No undue credence: for I say that kings Kill, rob, break oaths, lay cities waste by fraud, And doing thus are happier than those Who live calm pious lives day after day All divinity Is built-up from our good and evil luck.Euripides Old Cities Sayings By Euripides: Doth some one say that there be gods above? There are not; no, there are
I see a time when the farmer will not need to live in a lonely cabin on a lonely farm. I see the farmers coming together in groups. I see them with time to read, and time to visit with their fellows. I see them enjoying lectures in beautiful halls, erected in every village. I see them gather like the Saxons of old upon the green at evening to sing and dance. I see cities rising near them with schools, and churches, and concert halls, and theaters. I see a day when the farmer will no longer be a drudge and his wife a bond slave, but happy men and women who will go singing to their pleasant tasks upon their fruitful farms. When the boys and girls will not go west nor to the city; when life will be worth living. In that day the moon will be brighter and the stars more glad, and pleasure and poetry and love of life come back to the man who tills the soil.Hamlin Garland Old Cities Sayings By Hamlin Garland: I see a time when the farmer will not need to live in a lonely
Match me such marvel, save in Eastern clime, A rose-red city'half as old asTime'!John Burgon Old Cities Sayings By John Burgon: Match me such marvel, save in Eastern clime, A rose-red city'half as old asTime'!
The new towns of the 1950s and '60s were nothing less than the spatial translation of alienation and control and in these cities power increasingly could relinquish the old forms of advertising in favor of 'the simple organization of the spectacle of objects of consumption, which will only have consumable value illusory to the extent to which they will first of all have been objects of spectacle'
to the extent, that is, they have first appeared on the television screen, which henceforth had to be seen as an urbanistic tool in its own right.
Tom McDonough Old Cities Sayings By Tom McDonough: The new towns of the 1950s and '60s were nothing less than the spatial translation
Most old cities are now sclerotic machines that dispense known qualities in ever-greater quantities, instead of laboratories of the uncertain. Only the skyscraper offers business the wide-open spaces of a man-made Wild West, a frontier in the sky.Rem Koolhaas Old Cities Sayings By Rem Koolhaas: Most old cities are now sclerotic machines that dispense known qualities in ever-greater quantities, instead
While the focus in the landscape of Old World cities was commonly government structures, churches, or the residences of rulers, the landscape and the skyline of American cities have boasted their hotels, department stores, office buildings, apartments, and skyscrapers. In this grandeur, Americans have expressed their Booster Pride, their hopes for visitors and new settlers, and customers, for thriving commerce and industry.Daniel J. Boorstin Old Cities Sayings By Daniel J. Boorstin: While the focus in the landscape of Old World cities was commonly government structures, churches,
The old Catholic parties hounded me with a Christian hatred from station to station, city to city, one stage to another.Josephine Baker Old Cities Sayings By Josephine Baker: The old Catholic parties hounded me with a Christian hatred from station to station, city
But, you see, the water-going dinosaur likes to eat people. It's envisioned that it might swim through the newly acquired waterways, due to the ice melting and find its way to warmer waters and make its way to our civilization. Then, much like an old Japanese monster movie, start tearing down cities and eating fleeing citizens, stomping pedestrians, and receiving an air strike.Jonathan Maberry Old Cities Sayings By Jonathan Maberry: But, you see, the water-going dinosaur likes to eat people. It's envisioned that it might
When cities were first founded, an old Egyptian scribe tells us, the mission of the founder was to 'put gods in their shrines.' The task of the coming city is not essentially different: its mission is to put the highest concerns of man at the center of all his activities.Lewis Mumford Old Cities Sayings By Lewis Mumford: When cities were first founded, an old Egyptian scribe tells us, the mission of the
As a 13-year-old fan of horror fiction, I hadn't seen too many cities in the literature I loved. It was always small towns, or backwoods locales, or maybe the suburbs.Victor LaValle Old Cities Sayings By Victor LaValle: As a 13-year-old fan of horror fiction, I hadn't seen too many cities in the
[On Los Angeles:] This city is a hundred years old but try and find some trace of its history. Every culture is swallowed up and spat out as a franchise. Taco Bell. Benihana of Tokyo. Numero Uno Pizza. Pup 'N' Taco. Kentucky Fried Chicken. Fast food sushi. Teriyaki Bowl.Anne Finger Old Cities Sayings By Anne Finger: [On Los Angeles:] This city is a hundred years old but try and find some
The Nevernever is dying, human. It grows smaller and smaller every decade. Too much progress, too much technology. Mortals are losing their faith in anything but science. Even the children of man are consumed by progress. They sneer at the old stories and are drawn to the newest gadgets, computers, or video games. They no longer believe in monsters of magic. As cities grown and technology takes over the world, belief and imagination fade away, and so do we."
"What can we do to stop it?" I whispered.
"Nothing." Grimalkin raised a hind leg and scratched an ear. "Maybe the Nevenever will hold out till the end of the world. Maybe it will disappear in a few centuries. Everything dies eventually, human.
Julie Kagawa Old Cities Sayings By Julie Kagawa: The Nevernever is dying, human. It grows smaller and smaller every decade. Too much progress,
I love old places," she said. "They have weight to them. Sometimes New York feels so transitory. Even London with all its history doesn't have the same feel as Scotland."
"The cities are too busy." He shifted so he blocked some of the wind for her. "The quiet is deep here." She glanced up at him, surprised by how well he understood her thoughts. "That's exactly what it is. Deep quiet.
Carla Laureano Old Cities Sayings By Carla Laureano: I love old places," she said. "They have weight to them. Sometimes New York feels
The wilderness is not a landscape you visit; it is all around you, wherever you are. We persuade ourselves that our taming of the world is profound, we lay water mains and sewers and read thousand year old books, we drive our autobahns through solid rock, we huddle together in caves lit by the incandescence of television screens. We do everything we can to be safe, and still the planet spins, the winds roar, the great ice caps creak and heave, the continental plates shudder and bring cities crashing to the ground, the viruses infect us and the oceans toy with us, lapping against the edges of our precarious land. We are in the midst of wilderness, even curled up with our lovers in bed.Paul Shepheard Old Cities Sayings By Paul Shepheard: The wilderness is not a landscape you visit; it is all around you, wherever you
It's the place built out of Man's ceaseless failure to overcome himself. Out of Man's endless war against himself we build our successes as well as our failures. Making it the city of all cities most like Man himself - loneliest creation of all this very old poor earth.Nelson Algren Old Cities Sayings By Nelson Algren: It's the place built out of Man's ceaseless failure to overcome himself. Out of Man's
It's one thing for a courier service transport letters and documents from one city to another at a cost that only big business can afford; but it's another thing to take a letter from an Indian boy studying at the University of Ottawa to his mother in Old Crow.Jean Chretien Old Cities Sayings By Jean Chretien: It's one thing for a courier service transport letters and documents from one city to
There's a power struggle going on across Europe these days. A few cities are competing against each other to see who shall emerge as the great 21st century European metropolis. Will it be London? Paris? Berlin? Zurich? Maybe Brussels, center of the young union? They all strive to outdo one another culturally, architecturally, politically, fiscally. But Rome, it should be said, has not bothered to join the race for status. Rome doesn't compete. Rome just watches all the fussing and striving, completely unfazed. I am inspired by the regal self-assurance of this city, so grounded and rounded, so amused and monumental, knowing she is held securely in the palm of history. I would like to be like Rome when I am an old lady.Elizabeth Gilbert Old Cities Sayings By Elizabeth Gilbert: There's a power struggle going on across Europe these days. A few cities are competing
Sometimes I think of all the people who have travelled on their own across the world, people who have gone far from home, from villages to sprawling cities where nothing and no one is familiar. My mother has also travelled - across time for more than nine decades, from one era to the next, from a world she knew to another where much she was taught does not apply. Things are changing so fast; there is no period of adjustment now for anyone. My mother tries to keep up, but it is such a complicated trip. The faces that time taught her to trust are all missing. She lives in a foreign land where it is up to me to try to make her feel at home. She has walked so far, through time.George Hodgman Old Cities Sayings By George Hodgman: Sometimes I think of all the people who have travelled on their own across the
Our cities with their swollen populations and cliff dwelling high-rise buildings are breeding places for loneliness. Neighborhoods crumble under the housing development bulldozers and families scatter in pursuit of jobs and professions everywhere. In a world of wheels, old and comfortable groupings of people have disappeared.Allan Fromme Old Cities Sayings By Allan Fromme: Our cities with their swollen populations and cliff dwelling high-rise buildings are breeding places for
In one case, a group of innocent American tourists was taken on a tour bus through a country the members later described as "either France or Sweden" and subjected to three days of looking at old, dirty buildings in cities where it was not possible to get a cheeseburger.Dave Barry Old Cities Sayings By Dave Barry: In one case, a group of innocent American tourists was taken on a tour bus
There hasn't been a lot written about it in the Western media. But in the Arab world, and Western Asia as a whole, Baghdad was always known as a famously bookish, intellectual city. There's an old saying that Cairo writes, Beirut publishes, and Baghdad reads.Annia Ciezadlo Old Cities Sayings By Annia Ciezadlo: There hasn't been a lot written about it in the Western media. But in the
You can see the old cities still everywhere. The bones and bricks go to dust, but the little pieces of plastic never do - they never adapt either.Ursula K. Le Guin Old Cities Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: You can see the old cities still everywhere. The bones and bricks go to dust,
Old New York City is a friendly old town From Washington Heights to Harlem on down There's a-mighty many people all millin' all around They'll kick you when you're up and knock you when you're down It's hard times in the city Livin' down in New York townBob Dylan Old Cities Sayings By Bob Dylan: Old New York City is a friendly old town From Washington Heights to Harlem on
If you grow up in the suburbs, you hear of people dying of old age, car wrecks, cancer. In the city, it's always people dying of violence or stray bullets.Suge Knight Old Cities Sayings By Suge Knight: If you grow up in the suburbs, you hear of people dying of old age,
The surpluses will have to be expended somehow, and trust the oligarchs to find a way. Magnificent roads will be built. There will be great achievements in science, and especially in art. When the oligarchs have completely mastered the people, they will have time to spare for other things. They will become worshippers of beauty. They will become art-lovers. And under their direction and generously rewarded, will toil the artists. The result will be great art; for no longer, as up to yesterday, will the artists pander to the bourgeois taste of the middle class. It will be great art, I tell you, and wonder cities will arise that will make tawdry and cheap the cities of old time. And in these cities will the oligarchs dwell and worship beautyJack London Old Cities Sayings By Jack London: The surpluses will have to be expended somehow, and trust the oligarchs to find a
What the novel portrays is basically the reality of Vienna today: one of the world's great cities robbed of its lifeblood, reduced to a bland provincial capital filled with beautiful old buildings.Tom Reiss Old Cities Sayings By Tom Reiss: What the novel portrays is basically the reality of Vienna today: one of the world's
Sport is the bloom and glow of a perfect health. The great will not condescend to take anything seriously; all must be as gay as the song of a canary, though it were the building of cities, or the eradication of old and foolish churches and nations, which have cumbered the earth long thousands of years.Ralph Waldo Emerson Old Cities Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Sport is the bloom and glow of a perfect health. The great will not condescend
We must shed the old stereotype of anarchists as bearded bomb throwers furtively stalking about city streets at night.Stephen Jay Gould Old Cities Sayings By Stephen Jay Gould: We must shed the old stereotype of anarchists as bearded bomb throwers furtively stalking about
The final assault on the old city arrived via the interstate highway system. In 1956 the Federal-Aid Highway Act funneled billions of tax dollars into the construction of new freeways, including dozens of wide new roads that would push right into the heart of cities. This - along with federal home mortgage subsidies and zoning that effectively prohibited any other kind of development but sprawl - rewarded Americans who abandoned downtowns and punished those who stayed behind, with freeways cutting swaths through inner-city neighborhoods from Baltimore to San Francisco. Anyone who could afford to get out, did.Charles Montgomery Old Cities Sayings By Charles Montgomery: The final assault on the old city arrived via the interstate highway system. In 1956
The larger question for the Northwest, where the cities are barely a hundred years old but contain three-fourths of the population, is whether the wild land can provide work for those who need it as their source of income without being ruined for those who need it as their source of sanity.Timothy Egan Old Cities Sayings By Timothy Egan: The larger question for the Northwest, where the cities are barely a hundred years old
All is made clear,regarding Abraham and Sarah's traversal into Egypt, when we realize what biblicists meant by the term "Egypt." As Ralph Ellis so brilliantly points out, the name Egypt was employed by the composers of the Old Testament to denote Thebes in Lower Egypt. This was the city and region controlled by the adversaries of the Hyksos. It was considered a separate region, with different rulers, gods, customs, and politics. So, it was not the country of Egypt that Abraham visited, but Thebes within Egypt.Michael Tsarion Old Cities Sayings By Michael Tsarion: All is made clear,regarding Abraham and Sarah's traversal into Egypt, when we realize what biblicists
I'm old enough to remember when the air over American cities was a lot dirtier than it is now.P. J. O'Rourke Old Cities Sayings By P. J. O'Rourke: I'm old enough to remember when the air over American cities was a lot dirtier
Old Hank would be proud, and Elvis would too, cause we like our country mixed with some big city blues.Hank Williams Jr. Old Cities Sayings By Hank Williams Jr.: Old Hank would be proud, and Elvis would too, cause we like our country mixed
He had grown up among people to whom such emotions were unknown. The old Marquess's passion for his fields and woods was the love of the agriculturist and the hunter, not that of the naturalist or the poet; and the aristocracy of the cities regarded the country merely as so much soil from which to draw their maintenance. The gentlefolk never absented themselves from town but for a few weeks of autumn, when they went to their villas for the vintage, transporting thither all the diversions of city life and venturing no farther afield than the pleasure-grounds that were but so many open-air card-rooms, concert-halls and theatres. Odo's tenderness for every sylvan function of renewal and decay, every shifting of light and colour on the flying surface of the year, would have been met with the same stare with which a certain enchanting CountessEdith Wharton Old Cities Sayings By Edith Wharton: He had grown up among people to whom such emotions were unknown. The old Marquess's
But that is who we are, that is where we come from. We are the offspring of metropolitan annihilation and destruction, of the war of all against all, of the conflict of each individual with every other individual, of a system governed by fear, of the compulsion to produce, of the profit of one to the detriment of others, of the division of people into men and women, young and old, sick and healthy, foreigners and Germans, and of the struggle for prestige. Where do we come from? From isolation in individual row-houses, from the suburban concrete cities, from prison cells, from the asylums and special units, from media brainwashing, from consumerism, from corporal punishment, from the ideology of nonviolence, from depression, from illness, from degradation, from humiliation, from the debasement of human beings, from all the people exploited by imperialism.Ulrike Marie Meinhof Old Cities Sayings By Ulrike Marie Meinhof: But that is who we are, that is where we come from. We are the
They trapped the Lion on Shamu's plain; They weighted his limbs with an iron chain; They cried aloud in the trumpet-blast, They cried, "The lion is caged at last!" Woe to the Cities of river and plain If ever the Lion stalks again! - Old Ballad.Robert E. Howard Old Cities Sayings By Robert E. Howard: They trapped the Lion on Shamu's plain; They weighted his limbs with an iron chain;
Justin is twenty-four years old: the world will never be more suited to him than it is now, he will never feel more embraced by life or have greater faith in his right to exist. The earth and the oxygen, the cities and lights, the nights and the beaches seem created for him and for those like him.Sonya Hartnett Old Cities Sayings By Sonya Hartnett: Justin is twenty-four years old: the world will never be more suited to him than
Some cities are like joyful little children, they live for their summers, and other cities have personalities more like curmudgeonly old men who live for their winters, simply because it means they may wear big coats with lots of pockets to put their things in.Benjamin Hale Old Cities Sayings By Benjamin Hale: Some cities are like joyful little children, they live for their summers, and other cities
I know the city and the club, and I can tell you that when you play for Manchester United at Old Trafford, you no longer need to see the sunshine every day.Patrice Evra Old Cities Sayings By Patrice Evra: I know the city and the club, and I can tell you that when you
Cities controlled by big companies are old hat in science fiction. My grandmother left a whole bookcase of old science fiction novels. The company-city subgenre always seemed to star a hero who outsmarted, overthrew, or escaped "the company." I've never seen one where the hero fought like hell to get taken in and underpaid by the company. In real life, that's the way it will be. That's the way it always is.Octavia E. Butler Old Cities Sayings By Octavia E. Butler: Cities controlled by big companies are old hat in science fiction. My grandmother left a
Athens built the Acropolis. Corinth was a commercial city, interested in purely materialistic things. Today we admire Athens, visit it, preserve the old temples, yet we hardly ever set foot in Corinth.Harold Urey Old Cities Sayings By Harold Urey: Athens built the Acropolis. Corinth was a commercial city, interested in purely materialistic things. Today
I think writers like old cities and are made very nervous by new cities.Donald Barthelme Old Cities Sayings By Donald Barthelme: I think writers like old cities and are made very nervous by new cities.
Us comics guys tend to get really good at the things we draw a lot. I'm good at creepy old forests, Victorian houses, underground goblin cities, and beautiful but creepy fairies.Ted Naifeh Old Cities Sayings By Ted Naifeh: Us comics guys tend to get really good at the things we draw a lot.
She didn't watch the dead, ancient bone-chess cities slide under, or the old canals filled with emptiness and dreams. Past dry rivers and dry lakes they flew, like a shadow of the moon, like a torch burning.Ray Bradbury Old Cities Sayings By Ray Bradbury: She didn't watch the dead, ancient bone-chess cities slide under, or the old canals filled
Ask yourself whether our language is complete
whether it was so before the symbolism of chemistry and the notation of the infinitesimal calculus were incorporated in it; for these are, so to speak, suburbs of our language. (And how many houses or streets does it take before a town begins to be a town?) Our language can be seen as an ancient city: a maze of little streets and squares, of old and new houses, and of houses with additions from various periods; and this surrounded by a multitude of new boroughs with straight regular streets and uniform houses.
Ludwig Wittgenstein Old Cities Sayings By Ludwig Wittgenstein: Ask yourself whether our language is completewhether it was so before the symbolism of chemistry
The old hunger for voyages fed at his heart ... To go alone ... into strange cities; to meet strange people and to pass again before they could know him; to wander, like his own legend, across the earth
it seemed to him there could be no better thing than that.
Thomas Wolfe Old Cities Sayings By Thomas Wolfe: The old hunger for voyages fed at his heart ... To go alone ... into
As advanced as mankind likes to think it is, we all have that age-old, primal, undeniable dread of darkness. Of being unable to see danger coming. We don't like to think that we're afraid of the dark anymore, but if that's true, then why do we work so hard to make sure our cities are constantly lit? We cloak ourselves in so much light that we can barely see the stars at night.Anonymous Old Cities Sayings By Anonymous: As advanced as mankind likes to think it is, we all have that age-old, primal,
Moving cities are a fairly hoary old sci-fi trope - I seem to recall they were always cropping up on 'Doctor Who' when I was young, though I may be misremembering.Philip Reeve Old Cities Sayings By Philip Reeve: Moving cities are a fairly hoary old sci-fi trope - I seem to recall they
Having been tenant long to a rich Lord,
Not thriving, I resolved to be bold,
And make a suit unto him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancell th' old.
In heaven at his manour I him sought:
They told me there, that he was lately gone
About some land, which he had dearly bought
Long since on earth, to take possession.
I straight return'd, and knowing his great birth,
Sought him accordingly in great resorts;
In cities, theatres, gardens, parks, and courts:
At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth
Of theeves and murderers: there I him espied,
Who straight, Your suit is granted, said, and died.
George Herbert Old Cities Sayings By George Herbert: Having been tenant long to a rich Lord, Not thriving, I resolved to be bold,
When I am gone, I do not want men to say Look at his piles of wealth, his cities, his palaces and fine clothes." Genghis paused for a moment. "Instead I want them to say Make sure he is truly dead. He is a vicious old man and he conquered half the world.Conn Iggulden Old Cities Sayings By Conn Iggulden: When I am gone, I do not want men to say Look at his piles
Berlin. I used to love this old city. But that was before it had caught sight of its own reflection and taken to wearing corsets laced so tight that it could hardly breathe. I loved the easy, carefree philosophies, the cheap jazz, the vulgar cabarets and all of the other cultural excesses that characterized the Weimar years and made Berlin seem like one of the most exciting cities in the world.Philip Kerr Old Cities Sayings By Philip Kerr: Berlin. I used to love this old city. But that was before it had caught
There's no platform for an unsigned music scene in the main cities - it's all hyped acts or showcases behind closed doors. I read about artists that are doing it 'the old-fashioned way' and touring, as if that's a unique thing to do - well, that should just be the way it is.Ben Lovett Old Cities Sayings By Ben Lovett: There's no platform for an unsigned music scene in the main cities - it's all
Their language was an old wild language. They had known incredible loves and dark adventures and the twisted streets of alien cities. They had known the green breaking waves of the sea, and the green aisles of the silent forests. They had known war and death and fierce, cruel elation.Winifred Holtby Old Cities Sayings By Winifred Holtby: Their language was an old wild language. They had known incredible loves and dark adventures
Now add in deaths from old age and disease and expand that to a global scale. Please imagine the sanitary conditions in those underdeveloped regions of the raging tropics and subtropics, and those places where there are neither medical facilities nor doctors. In advanced countries, heart disease resulting from intemperate living and cancer due to air pollution are deadly new epidemics caused by the advance of civilization. Every year, about eight hundred thousand of Japan's one hundred million people will die - a number rivaling that of the total population of its outlying cities and towns. Fifty million people will die worldwide, out of a global population of three billion - a number about equal to the population of England. That's what life is like for the human race.Sakyo Komatsu Old Cities Sayings By Sakyo Komatsu: Now add in deaths from old age and disease and expand that to a global
There was once, in the country of Alifbay, a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name. It stood by a mournful sea full of glumfish, which were so miserable to eat that they made people belch with melancholy even though the skies were blue ...
And in the depths of the city, beyond an old zone of ruined buildings that look like broken hearts, there lived a happy young fellow by name of Haroun, the only child of the storyteller Rashid Khalifa, whose cheerfulness was famous throughout that unhappy metropolis, and whose never-ending stream of tall, and winding tales had earned him not one but two nicknames. To his admirers he was Rashid the Ocean of Notions, as stuffed with cheery stories as the sea was full of glumfish; but to his jealous rivals he was the Shah of Blah.
Salman Rushdie Old Cities Sayings By Salman Rushdie: There was once, in the country of Alifbay, a sad city, the saddest of cities,
I am going to enjoy life in Paris I know. It is so human and there is something noble in the city ... It is a real city, old and fine and life plays in it for everybody to see.Katherine Mansfield Old Cities Sayings By Katherine Mansfield: I am going to enjoy life in Paris I know. It is so human and
This is part of the reason that the AIG bailout is so troubling: when at least $13 billion worth of taxpayer money given to AIG in the bailout ultimately went to Goldman, some of that money was doubtless going to cover the bets Goldman had made against the stuff the bank itself was selling to old people and cities and states. In other words, Goldman made out on the housing bubble twice: it fucked the investors who bought their horseshit CDOs by betting against its own crappy product, then it turned around and fucked the taxpayer by making him pay off those same bets.Matt Taibbi Old Cities Sayings By Matt Taibbi: This is part of the reason that the AIG bailout is so troubling: when at
Marshes that are stagnant and have no outlets either by rivers or ditches, like the Pomptine marshes, merely putrefy as they stand, emitting heavy, unhealthy vapors. A case of a town built in such a spot was Old Salpia in Apulia ... Year after year there was sickness, until finally the suffering inhabitants came with a public petition to Marcus Hostilius and got him to agree to seek and find them a proper place to which to remove their city.Marcus Vitruvius Pollio Old Cities Sayings By Marcus Vitruvius Pollio: Marshes that are stagnant and have no outlets either by rivers or ditches, like the
O gods, rob not the earth of the dim hush that hangs round all Your temples, bereave not all the world of old romance, take not the glamour from the moonlight nor tear the wonder out of the white mists in every land; for, O ye gods of the childhood of the world, when You have left the earth You shall have taken the mystery from the sea and all its glory from antiquity, and You shall have wrenched our hope from the dim future. There shall be no strange cities at night time half understood, nor songs in the twilight, and the whole of the wonder shall have died with last year's flowers in little gardens or hill-slopes leaning south; for with the gods must go the enchantment of the plains and all the magic of dark woods, and something shall be lacking from the quiet of early dawn.Lord Dunsany Old Cities Sayings By Lord Dunsany: O gods, rob not the earth of the dim hush that hangs round all Your
He is defining the immediate future as follows: old people huddling in big cities, afraid of the sky.Warren Ellis Old Cities Sayings By Warren Ellis: He is defining the immediate future as follows: old people huddling in big cities, afraid
Whoever is born in New York is ill-equipped to deal with any other city: all other cities seem, at best, a mistake, and, at worst, a fraud. No other city is so spitefully incoherent. Whereas other cities flaunt there history - their presumed glory - in vividly placed monuments, squares, parks, plaques, and boulevards, such history as New York has been unable entirely to obliterate is to be found, mainly, in the backwaters of Wall Street, in the goat tracks of Old and West Broadway, in and around Washington Square, and, for the relentless searcher, in grimly inaccessible regions of The Bronx.James Baldwin Old Cities Sayings By James Baldwin: Whoever is born in New York is ill-equipped to deal with any other city: all
You worked at night, when the shadows masked you and you were little more than a dream. You hid in the forest or the mountains, away from the steam engines and the lamps of the cities, the things that would expose you, confirming you and stripping you of your mystery. You showed yourself rarely, and only to the ones who needed to see you. After the free-for-all that was the earlier Chapters, when babies were stolen, young men murdered and maidens locked away, the fae had had to learn to be very careful about their involvement in the lives of the characters, lest they turn still further away from their beliefs.F.D. Lee Old Cities Sayings By F.D. Lee: You worked at night, when the shadows masked you and you were little more than
For all the insularity of the old guard, Pittsburgh was always an open and democratic town.Annie Dillard Old Cities Sayings By Annie Dillard: For all the insularity of the old guard, Pittsburgh was always an open and democratic
New racial minorities now constitute a fresh and welcome presence in the suburbs and slow-growing rural areas as well as in big cities. They are a much-needed tonic for a labor force that would otherwise be starting to shrink. Furthermore, they will serve as a necessary conduit to other nations in today's increasingly globalized economy. The political clout of racial minorities, both new and old, was demonstrated in the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections, and diversity within the electorate continues to increase more rapidly than most political strategists could have anticipated only a couple of election cycles ago.William H. Frey Old Cities Sayings By William H. Frey: New racial minorities now constitute a fresh and welcome presence in the suburbs and slow-growing
The founders of that ancient empire were robbers and women stealers, and made laws favoring monogamy in consequence of the scarcity of women among them, and hence this monogamic system which now prevails throughout all Christendom, and which has been so fruitful a source of prostitution and whoredom throughout all the Christian monogamic cities of the Old and New World, until rottenness and decay are at the root of their institutions both national and religious.Brigham Young Old Cities Sayings By Brigham Young: The founders of that ancient empire were robbers and women stealers, and made laws favoring
When the old men kill themselves, the cities are dying.Robert Ludlum Old Cities Sayings By Robert Ludlum: When the old men kill themselves, the cities are dying.
No one of Lincoln's old acquaintances in this city ever heard of his conversion to Christianity by Dr. Smith or anyone else. It was never suggested nor thought of here until after his death ... I never saw him read a second of time in Dr. Smith's book on Infidelity. He threw at down upon our table - spit upon it as it were - and never opened it to my knowledge.William Herndon Old Cities Sayings By William Herndon: No one of Lincoln's old acquaintances in this city ever heard of his conversion to
At the Egyptian city of Naucratis there was a famous old god whose name was Theuth; the bird which is called the Ibis was sacred to him, and he was the inventor of many arts, such as arithmetic and calculation and geometry and astronomy and draughts and dice, but his great discovery was the use of letters.Plato Old Cities Sayings By Plato: At the Egyptian city of Naucratis there was a famous old god whose name was
Prophet may you be!
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 Old Cities Sayings By William Shakespeare: Prophet may you be!If I be false, or swerve a hair from truth,when time is
I mean it. Aside from the old coastal cities, which in Australia are still very young themselves, what you have is a vast stretch of wilderness, wholly natural, with all the horror that nature brings to the table when she dines."
"You make it sound like we'll barely survive," Clare said.
"Oh, I'm sure we will, at least the journey to Port Darwin. From there we won't have to struggle with anything more lethal than a train carriage, I hope. My point is that this is a young country in an old land. And those who don't walk with respect in the wilderness do have a tendency to get eaten.
Sam Starbuck Old Cities Sayings By Sam Starbuck: I mean it. Aside from the old coastal cities, which in Australia are still very
Earth . . . A dim place, ancient beyond knowledge . . . Ages of rain and wind have beaten and rounded the granite, and the sun is red and feeble . . . A million cities have lifted towers, have fallen to dust. In place of the old peoples a few thousand strange souls live. There is evil on Earth . . . Earth is dying . . .Jack Vance Old Cities Sayings By Jack Vance: Earth . . . A dim place, ancient beyond knowledge . . . Ages of
We live in a world where our social system is old, our language is old, the way we acquire goods and services is outdated, our cities are detrimental to our health, chaotic and a tremendous waste of resource, and most of all our politics and values no longer serve us.Jacque Fresco Old Cities Sayings By Jacque Fresco: We live in a world where our social system is old, our language is old,
What's the difference in opening from scratch in Philly or opening from scratch in New York? The old out-of-town tryout circuit - taking the show pre-Broadway to cities like Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, Washington - has sort of been replaced with the amount of workshops we do.Patti LuPone Old Cities Sayings By Patti LuPone: What's the difference in opening from scratch in Philly or opening from scratch in New
I sometimes joke that I am the first writer of historical fiction who can look out his window and point to the objects in his novels. I have a view of the entrance to the Bosporus, the old city, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque.Orhan Pamuk Old Cities Sayings By Orhan Pamuk: I sometimes joke that I am the first writer of historical fiction who can look
My god! i'm thinking, what incredible shit we've put up with most of our lives - the domestic routine (same old jobs, insufferable arrogance of elected officials, the crafty cheating and the slimy advertising of the businessman, the tedious wars in which we kill our buddies instead of our real enemies back home in the capital, the foul diseased and hideous cities and towns we live in, the constant petty tyranny of automatic washers and automobiles and tv machines and telephones -! ah christ!, i'm thinking, at the same time that i'm waving goodby to that hollering idiot on shore, what intolerable garbage and what utterly useless crap we bury ourselves in day by day, while patiently enduring at the same time the creeping strangulation of the clean white collar and the rich but modest four-in-hand garrote)Edward Abbey Old Cities Sayings By Edward Abbey: My god! i'm thinking, what incredible shit we've put up with most of our lives
NATURAL MUSIC The old voice of the ocean, the bird-chatter of little rivers, (Winter has given them gold for silver To stain their water and bladed green for brown to line their banks) From different throats intone one language. So I believe if we were strong enough to listen without Divisions of desire and terror To the storm of the sick nations, the rage of the hunger-smitten cities, Those voices also would be found Clean as a child's; or like some girl's breathing who dances alone By the ocean-shore, dreaming of lovers.3Joseph Campbell Old Cities Sayings By Joseph Campbell: NATURAL MUSIC The old voice of the ocean, the bird-chatter of little rivers, (Winter has
Our law very often reminds one of those outskirts of cities where you cannot for a long time tell how the streets come to wind about in so capricious and serpent-like a manner. At last it strikes you that they grew up, house by house, on the devious tracks of the old green lanes; and if you follow on to the existing fields, you may often find the change half complete.Walter Bagehot Old Cities Sayings By Walter Bagehot: Our law very often reminds one of those outskirts of cities where you cannot for
Old Dublin City there is no doubtin'
Bates every city upon the say.
'Tis there you'd hear O'Connell spoutin'
And Lady Morgan making tay.
For 'tis the capital of the finest nation,
With charmin' pisintry upon a fruitful sod,
Fightin' like devils for conciliation,
And hatin' each other for the Love of God.
Charles Lever Old Cities Sayings By Charles Lever: Old Dublin City there is no doubtin'Bates every city upon the say.'Tis there you'd hear
Violence has to end. And Israelis have a bright to defend themselves against any violence that is attacking innocent people with a knife in the old city in Jerusalem or elsewhere. No country should be under siege like that.John F. Kerry Old Cities Sayings By John F. Kerry: Violence has to end. And Israelis have a bright to defend themselves against any violence
Bugs would eat the wax. Chaw the old canvas. And one day there will be a mutation, and we will have new ones that can digest concrete, dissolve steel and suck up the acid puddles, fatten on magic plastics, lick their slow way through glass. Then the cities will tumble and man will be chased back into the sea from which he came ...John D. MacDonald Old Cities Sayings By John D. MacDonald: Bugs would eat the wax. Chaw the old canvas. And one day there will be
Every sensitive person carries in himself old cities enclosed by ancient wallsRobert Walser Old Cities Sayings By Robert Walser: Every sensitive person carries in himself old cities enclosed by ancient walls
As a concept, free-trade zones are as old as commerce itself, and were all the more relevant in ancient times when the transportation of goods required multiple holdovers and rest stops. Pre-Roman Empire city-states, including Tyre, Carthage and Utica, encouraged trade by declaring themselves "free cities," where goods in transit could be stored without tax, and merchants would be protected from harm. These tax-free areas developed further economic significance during colonial times, when entire cities- including Hong Kong, Singapore and Gibraltar - were designated as "free ports" from which the loot of colonialism could be safely shipped back to England, Europe or America with low import tariffs. Today, the globe is dotted with variations on these tax-free pockets, from duty-free shops in airports and free banking zones of the Cayman Islands to bonded warehouses and ports where goods in transit are held, sorted and packaged.Naomi Klein Old Cities Sayings By Naomi Klein: As a concept, free-trade zones are as old as commerce itself, and were all the
It's a corny old gag about Las Vegas, the temporal city if there ever was one, trying to camouflage the hours and retard the dawn, when everybody knows that if you're feeling lucky you're really feeling time in its rawest form, and if you're not feeling lucky, they've got a clock at the bus station.Michael Herr Old Cities Sayings By Michael Herr: It's a corny old gag about Las Vegas, the temporal city if there ever was
Our memories are like a city: we tear some structures down, and we use rubble of the old to raise up new ones. Some memories are bright glass, blindingly beautiful when they catch the sun, but then there are the darker days, when they reflect only the crumbling walls of their derelict neighbours. Some memories are buried under years of patient construction; their echoing halls may never again be seen or walked down, but still they are the foundations for everything that stands above them.

"Glas told me once that that's what people are, mostly: memories, the memories in their own heads, and the memories of them in other people's. And if memories are like a city, and we are our memories, then we are like cities too. I've always taken comfort in that.
Tom Pollock Old Cities Sayings By Tom Pollock: Our memories are like a city: we tear some structures down, and we use rubble
Anyone who studies present and ancient affairs will easily see how in all cities and all peoples there still exist, and have always existed, the same desires and passions. Thus, it is an easy matter for him who carefully examines past events to foresee future events in a republic and to apply the remedies employed by the ancients, or, if old remedies cannot be found, to devise new ones based upon the similarity of the events. But since these matters are neglected or not understood by those who read, or, if understood, remain unknown to those who govern, the result is that the same problems always exist in every era.Niccolo Machiavelli Old Cities Sayings By Niccolo Machiavelli: Anyone who studies present and ancient affairs will easily see how in all cities and
Martin thought of the iron El trestles winding and stretching across the city, of department store windows and hotel lobbies, of electric elevators and street-car ads, of the city pressing its way north on both sides of the great park, of dynamos and electric lights, of ten-story hotels, of the old iron tower near the depot at West Brighton with its two steam-driven elevators rising and falling in the sky
and in his blood he felt a surge of restlessness, as if he were a steam train spewing fiery coal smoke into the black night sky as he roared along a trembling El track, high above the dark storefronts, the gaslit saloons, the red-lit doorways, the cheap beer dives, the dance halls, the gambling joints, the face in the doorway, the sudden cry in the night.
Steven Millhauser Old Cities Sayings By Steven Millhauser: Martin thought of the iron El trestles winding and stretching across the city, of department
We're all adolescents now," writes Thomas Bergler. "When are we going to grow up?"17 Bergler explains that churches and parachurch organizations first began to provide youth-oriented programs - mainly to help at-risk kids in the cities (e.g., the YMCA). Then the "teenager" was invented as a unique demographic in society. As a result, the youth group was created, offering adolescent-friendly versions of church. "In the second stage, a new adulthood emerged that looked a lot like the old adolescence. Fewer and fewer people outgrew the adolescent Christian spiritualities they had learned in youth groups; instead, churches began to cater to them." Eventually, churches became them.Michael S. Horton Old Cities Sayings By Michael S. Horton: We're all adolescents now," writes Thomas Bergler. "When are we going to grow up?"17 Bergler
I started to begin to be interested in architecture and design when I was 14 years old, which was pretty early in life. And then I would start to look at architectural magazines and I eventually went to the school of architecture too, but one of the things I learned very early is that an architect should be able to design anything from a spoon to the city.Massimo Vignelli Old Cities Sayings By Massimo Vignelli: I started to begin to be interested in architecture and design when I was 14
There are cities that have no ... I don't know what to call it, an identity perhaps. A sense of being someplace different. Lots of those in the Empire. Very old cities with lots of history, but one day is much like the next.Raymond E. Feist Old Cities Sayings By Raymond E. Feist: There are cities that have no ... I don't know what to call it, an