Great City Quotes : Great City Sayings In Life

These great city quotes will inspire you.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging great city quotes, great city sayings, and great city proverbs.

Best Great City Quotes

  1. “I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.” Laurence Olivier
  2. “Kolkata is a great city, has great food and great people. We had some problems finding the kind of old buildings we were looking for, and even handling the crowds, but on the whole it was fun shooting there.” Sanjay Dutt
  3. “I used to do my Nelson Mandela voice to blag restaurant tables in Cape Town. It rarely worked. Now what a great city that is.” Rory Bremner
  4. “Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” Frank Lloyd Wright

  5. “I won’t be a perfect mayor, but I will be the mayor of a great city.” Eric Garcetti
  6. “I have always believed that every great city in history needs a vibrant center.” Eli Broad
  7. “A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.” Walt Whitman
  8. “Unknown in Paris, I was lost in the great city, but the feeling of living there alone, taking care of myself without any aid, did not at all depress me. If sometimes I felt lonesome, my usual state of mind was one of calm and great moral satisfaction.” Marie Curie

  9. “I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. “A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.” Aristotle
  11. “Boston was a great city to grow up in, and it probably still is. We were surrounded by two very important elements: academia and the arts. I was surrounded by theater, music, dance, museums. And I learned how to sail on the Charles River. So I had a great childhood in Boston. It was wonderful.” Leonard Nimoy
  12. “A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.” Benjamin Disraeli

  13. “I love Philadelphia. I was shocked at what a great city this is. For me, it is the cat’s pajamas. I love everything about it. I love where I live. I love the people. I have been met with such kindness and affection here.” George Dzundza
  14. “I see the face of a child. He lives in a great city. He is black. Or he is white. He is Mexican, Italian, Polish. None of that matters. What matters, he’s an American child.” Richard M. Nixon
  15. “Going through college a Red Sox fan and knowing the history behind everything that was going on back in the ’80s and finally getting a chance to win a World Series for this great city and bringing it back after 86 years, it was truly special, and it’s one of the highlights that I’ll remember for a long time.” Tim Wakefield
  16. “As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field.” Billy Corgan

  17. “The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.” Walt Whitman
  18. “The thing about Paris, it’s a great city for wandering around and buying shoes and nursing a cafe au lait for hours on end and pretending you’re Baudelaire. But it’s not a city where you can work.” Malcolm Mclaren
  19. “There’s a lot of haters in Philly, but it’s a lot of people that give you support – but way more haters. It’s definitely a great city to be from. But it’s not really a lot of people that come out of there. So when you, like, make it out of Philadelphia, everywhere else is easy.” Lil Uzi Vert
  20. “I have a fond place in my heart for Seattle, so I hope that an NBA team comes back to this great city, this great sports city.” Magic Johnson

  21. “Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” Frank Lloyd Wright
  22. “The collapse of the Tower of Babel is perhaps the central urban myth. It is certainly the most disquieting. In Babylon, the great city that fascinated and horrified the Biblical writers, people of different races and languages, drawn together in pursuit of wealth, tried for the first time to live together – and failed.” Neil MacGregor
  23. “L.A. is a great city to get lost in. The best thing to do is to drive in any direction, find a strip mall, and go from one store to the next. I guarantee you will see a collision of cultures you never imagined.” Eric Garcetti
  24. “I, Mayor Ford… encourage the people of Toronto to send a strong message to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited and transsexual community, like all the communities, are welcomed, safe and valued in this great city we call Toronto.” Rob Ford

  25. “Atlanta’s a great city to cultivate your own thing – from fashion to music to food.” Brian Tyree Henry
  26. “I’m really enjoying living in Los Angeles. It’s a great city to live in. I’m living a very suburban domesticated lifestyle out there – a two bedroomed little bungalow with two cars, and we’re just driving around, going to meetings here and there – it’s lovely!” Ioan Gruffudd
  27. “Munich is a great city. I have lived in many cities in Europe, but I have never felt this comfortable, and my wife and children love it as well.” Arjen Robben
  28. “I come back home almost every weekend, or my wife comes up every other weekend to Vancouver. So, in that sense, we make it work. It’s just a great city. It’s a great country. They’ve been good to me, and I have no problems being up there.” Michael Trucco

  29. “One great building does not make a great city.” Thomas Heatherwick
  30. “It’s such a great city, visually. You can’t get that kind of look in Canada that you can get in Boston: the old-brick historical buildings, the winding streets, the old but funky neighborhoods like Southie and Somerville. You can’t get that elsewhere. It’s a very unique place in that way.” Brad Anderson
  31. “New Orleans is New Orleans. It’s a great city and fun and great food. It’s one of those cities that when you are working hard hours like we work, you have to do as much as possible to stay out of trouble. Not much of a problem for me, but in New Orleans, trouble tries so much to find you.” Aldis Hodge
  32. “The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man’s increasing obligation to man; a vivid sense of our absolute dependence on one another.” Seth Low

  33. “For starters, Portland isn’t a great city to live in if you’re a young, African American male with a lot of money. But that’s especially true if you don’t have anybody to guide you.” Greg Oden
  34. “New York is a great city. There is no question of that. It’s such a diverse city. I’ve walked down the city and heard four or five different languages simultaneously. I think that’s beautiful.” Patti Smith
  35. “Chicago’s a great city for filming. The city is so rich architecturally. I think that’s part of what made ‘Candyman’ special.” Tony Todd
  36. “What kind of society have we become when children in a great city cannot rely on mothers or fathers for a bowl of cereal in the morning and a brown bag with a sandwich and apple in it for lunch?” Pat Buchanan

  37. “I love Liverpool – it’s a great city to live in.” Roberto Firmino
  38. Here’s what I see all across this great city – people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams.” Thomas Menino
  39. “In the year since we brought things into the open with a clean breath of fresh air at City Hall, we have learned about corrupt spending practices and unethical conflicts of interest that waste your money… and keep Dallas from being the great city of our dreams.” Laura Miller
  40. “Dallas is a great city, and it’s worth fighting for.” Laura Miller

  41. “The Yankees won the pennant, we went on to the World Series, 41 years after that in the city of Toronto. The great city of Toronto, and all the provinces in Canada, everybody reached out and they were excited because we won the first World Series ever, across the border.” Dave Winfield
  42. “And then 45 years later, as I finished my career in the great city of Cleveland, that was another great way to end my career, going to the World Series.” Dave Winfield
  43. “I’ve very proud to be mayor of our great city. It’s a city with a heart and a soul. Chicago has a unique spirit. Our business community wants to give back.” Richard M. Daley
  44. “Brooklyn, it’s a great town, a great city. It’s New York.” Patrick Ewing

  45. “We need a mayor who knows how to balance a budget, who understands the urgency of delivering all the services that a great city needs, who understand the need of working families.” Carolyn Maloney
  46. “Portland is a really great city, especially because I’m a shopper and there’s no sales tax! That really adds up so fast, because in California, a $1000 pair of shoes ends up costing another $100.” Bitsie Tulloch
  47. “My commitment is to Los Angeles, so whatever helps this continue to be a great city, that’s what I would be focused to do, and the Dodgers are certainly iconic to Los Angeles.” Patrick Soon-Shiong
  48. “L.A.’s a great city in a lot of ways. There’s a lot of great weather here. I know some good people.” Tahmoh Penikett

  49. “I seriously love Cleveland. It’s a great city.” Brendon Urie
  50. “Glasgow is a great city.” Nicola Sturgeon
  51. “Chicago seems to follow New York, and coming from New York and being in real estate, I worry about things happening in Chicago that have happened in New York. I’ve seen a great city like New York go downhill. It has a wonderful financial downtown, but the rest of the city is not very nice.” Jerry Reinsdorf
  52. “We want to shine a light on this great city of Baltimore. I can tell you, I love this city.” Kevin Plank

  53. “Pretty excited to get to Boston. Great city and great team; they’re in the race. They want to win here, and that’s what I want to do.” Drew Pomeranz
  54. “If you look at a great city, one of its amazing features is that you’re going to find all sorts of things that you might not specifically have chosen in advance. And they will change your day. Maybe your month. Maybe your whole life.” Cass Sunstein
  55. “Cleveland’s a great city. I love the city. The people here are awesome. They’re loyal and hard-working, and they’re loyal to our sports scene, and things are changing here.” Stipe Miocic
  56. “It’s an honor to live in and serve the great City of Los Angeles. I’m also immensely grateful for the support I’ve received from Ireland.” Walter O’Brien

  57. “It will soon be 25 years from the date of publication of my first research work. That the scientific aspirations kindled by that early work did not suffer extinction has been due entirely to the opportunities provided for me by the great city of Calcutta.” C. V. Raman
  58. “San Francisco has always been a great city for art collectors.” Larry Gagosian
  59. “Snellville is a great city. It’s a great place to grow up and live. I love it. It’s very full of southern charm and wonderful people. And they’ve supported me greatly throughout all of my endeavors.” Diana DeGarmo
  60. “From a planning perspective, I thought Compton was phenomenal. It has a huge potential to be a great city, and I always bet on the underdog.” Aja Brown

  61. “I have always had a strange relationship to Portland, Oregon. It’s a great city. The people who live there love it openly and loudly, and it regularly appears on the lists of best American cities. But something has always felt weird to me about Portland. And not in the way Portlanders mean ‘weird’ in their slogan ‘Keep Portland weird.” W. Kamau Bell
  62. “I think Chicago’s a great city. Like New York, it’s full of energy. Lidia Bastianich Arsenal belong as one of the best clubs in the world, and London is a great place to be, a great city to live in.” Mesut Ozil
  63. “I love London. I came here to discover something different. It’s a great city; I like how people think here.” Alexandre Lacazette

  64. “Chicago is a great city.” Mohamed Bamba
  65. “Detroit’s financial challenges – the decline of the American auto industry, the impact of the global economic recession, declining population, and an erosion of the municipal tax base – are key to understanding what led this great city to an inability to provide basic city services or to carry out the normal functions of a municipality.” Ron Dellums

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