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#metropolis

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For the metropolis presents the peculiar conditions which are revealed to us as the opportunities and the stimuli for the development of both these ways of allocating roles to men.


Georg Simmel


#both #conditions #development #men #metropolis

The metropolis has always been the seat of the money economy.


Georg Simmel


#been #economy #metropolis #money #seat

[I]t is the glory of London that it is always ending and beginning anew, and that a visitor, with a good eye and indefatigable feet, will find in her travels all the Londons she has ever met in the pages of books, one atop the other, like the strata of the Earth.


Anna Quindlen


#cities #city-life #fictional-london #history #life

London opens to you like a novel itself. [...] It is divided into chapters, the chapters into scenes, the scenes into sentences; it opens to you like a series of rooms, door, passsage, door. Mayfair to Piccadilly to Soho to the Strand.


Anna Quindlen


#geography #literary-london #london #metropolis #similes

London is on the whole the most possible form of life.


Henry James


#city-life #life #london #metropolis #life

In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.


Quentin Crisp


#changing #contempt #eventually #expanding #find

Using the commons as a cesspool does not harm the general public under frontier conditions, because there is no public, the same behavior in a metropolis is unbearable.


Garrett Hardin


#behavior #cesspool #commons #conditions #does

The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.


John Kenneth Galbraith


#been #before #london #long #metropolis

All great art is born of the metropolis.


Ezra Pound


#born #great #great art #metropolis

To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make things happen.


Tom Robbins


#experiment #extent #frontier #grow #happen






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