65 Downtown Quotes On Success In Life

These downtown quotes will inspire you. Downtown, the lower part of a city or town or of, in, or characteristic of the central area or main business and commercial area of a town or city.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging downtown quotes, downtown sayings, and downtown proverbs.

Best Downtown Quotes

  1. “When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go downtown.” ~ Tony Hatch
  2. “Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” ~ Stephen Chbosky
  3. “Uptown is for people who have already done something. Downtown is where they’re doing something now. I live uptown but I love downtown.” ~ Andy Warhol
  4. “People talk about wanting amenities – downtown is the amenity.” ~ Jack White

  5. “I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It’s chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one.” ~ Paul Simon
  6. “It’s really kind of hard to be a suburb of nothing. If you don’t have a downtown, you really don’t have anything. It’s hard to build a community around parking lots and subdivisions.” ~ Ed McMahon
  7. “And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
    Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to guide them along
    So maybe I’ll see you there
    We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares, and go
    Downtown, things’ll be great when you’re
    Downtown, don’t wait a minute more
    Downtown, everything’s waiting for you” ~ Petula Clark
  8. “I wanted to be a part of the downtown renaissance.” ~ Thomas Reid

  9. “When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask if I’m leaving.” ~ Steven Wright
  10. “Making my way downtown, walking fast, faces pass, and I’m home bound. Staring blankly ahead, just making my way, making a way, through the crowd. And I need you, and I miss you, and now I wonder… If I could fall, into the sky. do you think time, would pass me by? ‘Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles, if I could, just see you tonight.” ~ Vanessa Carlton
  11. “I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives – and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan.” ~ James Van Der Beek
  12. “When you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry seems to help, I know. Downtown.” ~ Tony Hatch

  13. “I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It’s great. If you start somebody’s career, it’s so exciting.” ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov
  14. “I came from dinner, went downtown with my friends, the elevator was down, I ran down the hall toward my room at 10 at night, having had two glasses of wine.” ~ Jill Clayburgh
  15. “I’ve spent my life capturing beautiful images. And whether in wilderness or in the downtown of a giant city, I find connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty that I recognize as a part of me, a part of all of us that celebrates life. It’s my great pleasure to share with you that energy which inspires me; this great visual beauty of our world.” ~ Louis Schwartzberg
  16. “I LOVE DOWNTOWN LA and I relish any opportunity to spend time there.” ~ Zooey Deschanel

  17. “Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.” ~ Althea Gibson
  18. “I support public and private partnerships whenever appropriate in order to achieve our goal of a prosperous and vibrant downtown.” ~ Alan Autry
  19. “You can’t rely on bringing people downtown, you have to put them there.” ~ Jane Jacobs
  20. “To my great surprise, Twitter is not housed in a silver pod that orbits Earth at supersonic speeds, vacuuming up and then dispersing digital bits of worldwide chitchat; it’s in a big, bland office building in downtown San Francisco, near a bowling alley and an Old Navy.” ~ Susan Orlean
  21. “There’s the downtown area of Tupelo. Did you see the skyscrapers? Two stories.” ~ Bobby Heenan

  22. “The newspaper is a marvelous medium. It is extraordinarily convenient and cheap. Let’s see. This one cost 75 cents. Now that’s a little high. I bought it when I was downtown this morning.” ~ Harrison Salisbury
  23. “I realized that my family was more important to me than downtown night life.” ~ Guy Lafleur
  24. “Personally, I can’t see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour.” ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
  25. “I was working at this club in downtown L.A. from four to eight at night, just Eddie Rubin, the drummer, and I.” ~ Johnny Ramistella

  26. “I went downtown as a lawyer and then I worked in a liquor store at night, as I had done all through law school. And so when I got to the point where I could give up the night job, I joined the political club.” ~ David Dinkins
  27. “The show can go on without me, and probably will, but I want to come back to act in Chicago. My wife and I just bought a condo downtown, and I want to do theater.” ~ William Petersen , Chicago downtown quotes
  28. “San Francisco can no longer afford to be a city divided between downtown and neighborhoods, with a downtown that becomes a ghost town when workers go home for the evening” ~ Gavin Newsom
  29. “Downtown, one has less time. But there are in Europe much people who have the faith, in South America, too.” ~ Yannick Noah

  30. “Well, I like way downtown near the Battery. I lived down there at this time and for, I guess, the following well, this is where I moved to uptown and I’ve been here for four years and this is 1965.” ~ Robert Rauschenberg
  31. “When he came back from downtown, he had forgotten to bring his license, his identification, the $2 for the wedding license. So we got married two days later.” ~ Eydie Gorme
  32. “My cousin Jerry Lucey and five other firefighters died in a warehouse fire in Worcester, Mass. – my hometown – right in the middle of our old neighborhood downtown when a homeless couple started a fire to keep warm and the entire building went up. My cousin died trying to save homeless people who had already left the building.” ~ Denis Leary
  33. “Flowers are the free throw of love. You’re looking for the clutch three-pointer from downtown.” ~ Daniel Holloway

  34. “There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast.” ~ Peter DeFazio
  35. “The police can go to downtown Harlem and pick up a kid with a joint in the streets. But they can’t go into the elegant apartments and get a stockbroker who’s sniffing cocaine.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  36. “All these people talking about morality should just take a walk downtown. They don’t want to go downtown because instantly they see homeless people and they don’t want to.” ~ Neil Young
  37. “But there is so much more to do for the city we love… a Dallas with roads as strong as our businesses, parks as beautiful as our children, a downtown as tall as our imagination.” ~ Laura Miller

  38. “Being accused of making money by selling sex in Hollywood, home of the casting couch and the gratuitous nude scene, is so rich with irony that it’s a better subject for a comic novel than a column…. On one coast the cops are busting sex workers on Eighth Avenue, dragging them downtown to night court where they pay the fine and go right back to their corner; on another they’re charging Heidi Fleiss with pandering in a town in which the verb is an art form.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  39. “That’s the words: “So I’m back to the velvet underground” – which is a clothing store in downtown San Francisco, where Janis Joplin got her clothes, and Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane, it was this little hole in the wall, amazing, beautiful stuff – “back to the floor that I love, to a room with some lace and paper flowers, back to the gypsy that I was.”” ~ Stevie Nicks
  40. “We’ve concocted a system where local trips take an auto. That’s our biggest tragedy. Streetcars, such as those used in Portland’s Pearl District, and elevated people movers, like those in downtown Miami, are moving people from rail stations to their final destinations. But a new concept, PRT, may help revolutionize urban transportation, providing a cost-effective way to get people from train stations to where they need to go.” ~ Peter Calthorpe , Miami downtown quotes
  41. “If you’re heading downtown from Centeral Park, my advice is to take the subway. Flying pigs are faster but way more dangerous” ~ Rick Riordan

  42. “I wish I could attribute the absence of any conventional Arab offensive in the last 20 years to a change of political climate or a willingness to abide by past accords. But unfortunately it is more likely that the Egyptians or Syrians concluded that the next time their tanks headed to Tel Aviv, there was nothing stopping the counterassaults from ending up in downtown Cairo or Damascus.” ~ Victor Davis Hanson
  43. “Patrick started driving really fast, and just before we got to the tunnel. Sam stood up, and the wind turned her dress into ocean waves. When we hit the tunnel, all the sound got scooped up into a vacuum, and it was replaced by a song on the tape player. A beautiful song called “Landslide.” When we got out of the tunnel, Sam screamed this really fun scream, and there it was. Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” ~ Stephen Chbosky
  44. “My parents had come from Mexico, a short road in my imagination. I felt myself as coming from a caramelized planet, an upside-down planet, pineapple-cratered. Though I was born here, I came from the other side of the looking glass, as did Alice, though not alone like Alice. Downtown I saw lots of brown people. Old men on benches. Winks from Filipinos. Sikhs who worked in the fields were the most mysterious brown men, their heads wrapped in turbans. They were the rose men. They looked like roses.” ~ Richard Rodriguez
  45. “There was this long lovely dancer in a little club downtown, love to watch her do her stuff.” ~ Bob Seger

  46. “There are almost no beautiful cities in America, though there are many beautiful parts of cities, and some sections that are glorious without being beautiful, like downtown Chicago. Cities are too big and too rich for beauty; they have outgrown themselves too many times.” ~ Noel Perrin
  47. “In my late teens, early 20s, when I started stand-up and I was living downtown for the first time, I was deep into my blues and Bukowski phase. And, you know, that’s when that’s appropriate. And I grew out of it.” ~ Paul F. Tompkins
  48. “So what’s the use of repentance, and what do you care for goodness, and what if you should die in a quake, so who the hell cares? So I walked downtown, so these were the high buildings, so let the earthquake come, let it bury me and my sins, so who the hell cares? No good to God or man, die one way or another, a quake or a hanging, it didn’t matter why or when or how.” ~ John Fante
  49. “First paycheck I get, I thought, I’m going to get myself a room near the downtown L.A. Public Library.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  50. “Last September 16th, I was walking in downtown Seattle when this pick-up truck pulls up in front of me. Guy leans out the window and yells, “Go back to your own country,” and I was laughing so hard because it wasn’t so much a hate crime as a crime of irony.” ~ Sherman Alexie
  51. “I have been dwelling upon downtowns. This is not because mixtures of primary uses are unneeded elsewhere in cities. On the contrary they are needed, and the success of mixtures downtown (on in the most intensive portions of cities, whatever they are called) is related to the mixture possible in other part of cities.” ~ Jane Jacobs
  52. “Everyone is aware that tremendous numbers of people concentrate in city downtowns and that, if they did not, there would be no downtown to amount to anything–certainly not one with much downtown diversity.” ~ Jane Jacobs
  53. “It took him forever to get to downtown Vancouver although Tony had to admit that saving the world by public transportation was a particularly Canadian way to do things.” ~ Tanya Huff

  54. “There is always a sneer in Las Vegas. The mountains around it sneer. The desert sneers. And arrogant in the middle of its wide valley, dominating those diligent sprawling suburbs, the downtown city sneers like anything.” ~ Jan Morris
  55. “I’ve performed in Auburn Hills, at The Palace, so I haven’t really been in downtown Detroit, but I’ve been able to be here, and I can really see, what the city was. Like, I can feel why Motown started here and how amazing it was.” ~ Jordin Sparks
  56. “I was suddenly very aware of the fact it was me standing up in that tunnel with the wind over my face. Not caring if I saw downtown. Not even thinking about it. Because I was standing in the tunnel. And I was really there. And that was enough to make me feel infinite.” ~ Stephen Chbosky
  57. “I’m channelling my 14-year-old self. She’s thinking about putting on her big hoop earrings and baggy pants and going to the mall downtown.” ~ Nelly Furtado

  58. “That evening I rode downtown on an unaccountably empty bus, sitting in the last row. At the front I saw a thin cloud of smoke rising around the driver’s head. ‘Hey, bus driver,’ I said. ‘Can I smoke?’ ‘May I,’ said the bus driver. ‘I love you,’ I said.” ~ Michael Chabon
  59. “Until the Eighties, Oslo was a rather boring town, but it’s changed a lot, and is now much more cosmopolitan. If I go downtown, I visit the harbour to see the tall ships and the ferries, and to admire the modern architecture such as the Opera House or the new Astrup Fearnley Museum on the water’s edge.” ~ Jo Nesbo
  60. “Sam screamed the fun scream, and there it was. Downtown lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing. and in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” ~ Stephen Chbosky
  61. “For a moment, I wondered how different my life would have been had they been my parents, but I shook the thought away. I knew my father had done the best he could, and I had no regrets about the way I’d turned out. Regrets about the journey, maybe, but not the destination. Because however it had happened, I’d somehow ended up eating shrimp in a dingy downtown shack with a girl that I already knew I’d never forget.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  62. “Yeah. When you want what’s real and you try to find that in high school, you might as well be looking for a mossy rock beside a babbling brook on the corner of Sixth and Pine in downtown Seattle.” ~ Deb Caletti

  63. “It took a qualified wizard to detect a summoning in progress. It required only a half-literate idiot with a twitch of power and a dim idea of how to use it to attempt one. Before you knew it, a three-headed Slavonic god was wreaking havoc in downtown Atlanta, the skies were raining winged snakes, and SWAT was screaming for more ammo.” ~ Ilona Andrews
  64. “Hallucinations are bad enough. But after awhile you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth. Most acid fanciers can handle this sort of thing. But nobody can handle that other trip-the possibility that any freak with $1.98 can walk into the Circus-Circus and suddenly appear in the sky over downtown Las Vegas twelve times the size of God, howling anything that comes into his head. No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  65. “Each day as I travel through downtown Tucson, I am amazed at how quickly the most ancient of human behaviors have changed. For as long as there have been Homo sapiens – roughly 200,000 years – people have filled their lives principally with two activities: talking directly with other people, and doing physical things.” ~ Andrew Weil

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