People move to urban cities and metropolitans mainly in search of a better livelihood and high-income opportunity.
Given all the glamour, gloss, high octane night lives, and pomp show, it isn’t easy to find real people, long-lasting love, deeper connections, and overall meaningful relationships.
In the chaotic and fast-moving urban lifestyle, one can easily get lost their way amidst the chaos.
Marjorie rightly puts,
‘ We need above all, I think, a certain remoteness from urban confusion.’
But if we can keep the inner sanity intact and stay aloof to the superficialness, living in urban areas won’t be that difficult.
We hope these best and positive urban quotes and sayings help you sail through the alienation feeling around developed cities and feel connected better with realness.
Best Urban Quotes and Sayings
A city that was to live by night after the wilderness had passed. A city that was to forge out of steel and blood red neon its own peculiar wilderness.
– Nelson Algren
Safer cities generally mean stronger urban economies.
– Roger Altman
He took me down and out into the afterlife of the brightly lit streets, a haze of rain around each streetlight like a galaxy, the whole street a universe spread out like a banquet.
– Michael Montoure
In an urban environment, a church building is a thing of the past.
– Mark Batterson
Cities are places for people who can stand the heat of the kitchen.
– Peter Hall
America’s last pioneers, urban nomads in search of wide open interior spaces.
– Cathleen McGuigan
Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves.
– Jane Jacobs
A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bounded by short-term notes, containing a fool and his wife who didn’t know enough to stay in the city.
– S.J. Perelman
Streets moderate the form and structure and comfort of urban communities.
– Allan Jacobs
I will basquiat the canvas of your body like a Broadway Junction wall and Gordon Parks you for those dark midnights when your scent fades.
– Brandi L. Bates
Urban legend has it that Area 51 is connected by underground tunnels and trains to other secret facilities around the country.
– Annie Jacobsen
The fact there is no route map to utopia does not mean that there are no routes to more accessible destinations.
– Colin Ward
But you’re out of another world old kid. You ought to live on top of the Woolworth Building in an apartment made of cutglass and cherry blossoms.
– John Dos Passos
In an urban area, you’re not going to be an hour away from another post office.
– Blake Farenthold
We need above all, I think, a certain remoteness from urban confusion.
– Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
You can’t understand a city without using its public transportation system.
– Erol Ozan
Unlike the urban development that I see taking over and swallowing up our precious soil, when we interact with our environment in a way that allows for regeneration and natural spaces, the outcome can be beautiful.
– Cory Trepanier
Infrastructure deficit is an issue in all urban areas.
– Sharad Pawar
I have an urban background, but I need melody, I need a song, so I try to mix and match and keep it fluid.
– Negash Ali
Urban residents, most of them middle class, have a much better sense of their environmental rights, and they’re willing to take to the streets.
– Ma Jun
To give everyone a house and garden is very difficult in urban areas.
– Jeremy Corbyn
In merging nature and culture, the most successful cities combine such universal needs as maintaining or restoring contact with the cycles of nature, with specific, local characteristics.
– Sally A. Kitt Chappell
We make our buildings and afterwards they make us. They regulate the course of our lives.
– Winston Churchill
Everyone’s looking to the urban scene for inspiration now.
– Robin Gibb
A good city is like a good party. People don’t want to leave early.
– Jan Gehl
Ultimately we need to recognize that while humans continue to build urban landscapes, we share these spaces with others species.
– David Suzuki
This is a pivotal time for urban regeneration. We must take a long term view.
– Richard Rogers
The world grows ever complex. More urban. Less peaceful.
– Fennel Hudson
Garden cities, really very nice towns if you were docile and had no plans of your own.
– Jane Jacobs
There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans.
– Jane Jacobs
Town and country must be married, and out of this joyous union will spring a new hope, a new life, a new civilisation.
– Ebenezer Howard
The urban man is an uprooted tree, he can put out leaves, flowers and grow fruit but what a nostalgia his leaf, flower, and fruit will always have for mother earth!
– Juan Ramon Jimenez
An urban novelist never minds a little decay.
– Jane Smiley
Survival in more primitive ages required constant alertness, but survival in today’s mechanized world almost demands that we turn off our senses. In urban life especially, there is too much to see, hear and smell.
– Carole Katchen
Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears.
– Italo Calvino
Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas.
– Ian Smith
Urbanism is the most advanced, concrete fulfillment of a nightmare. Littre defines nightmare as ‘a state that ends when one awakens with a start after extreme anxiety. But a start against whom? Who has stuffed us to the point of somnolence?
– Tom McDonough
Le Corbusier’s dream city was like a wonderful mechanical toy. But as to how the city works, it tells nothing but lies.
– Jane Jacobs
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