Sunday, January 27, 2008

City -

A city man is a home anywhere, for all big cities are much alike. But a country man has a place where he belongs, where he always returns, and where, when the time comes, he is willing to die."--Edward Abbey

In our large cities, the population is godless, materialized--no bond, no fellow feeling, no enthusiasm. These are not men, but hungers, thirsts, fevers and appetites walking. --Emerson

Animals can be driven crazy by placing too many in too small a pen. Homo sapiens is the only animal that voluntarily does this to himself.
Robert Heinlein,Time Enough for Love p. 371

A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.--- Herbert V. Prochnow

The city's heat is like a leaden pall--
Its lowered lamps glow in the midnight air
Like mammoth orange-moths that flit and flare
Through the dark tapestry of night. The tall
Black houses crush the creeping beggars down,
Osbert Sitwell, Progress

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