59 Metropolis Quotes On Success In Life

These metropolis quotes will inspire you. Metropolis, the chief or capital city of a country, state, or region.

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

Best Metropolis Quotes

  1. “The Metropolis strives to reach a mythical point where the world is completely fabricated by man, so that it absolutely coincides with his desires.” ~ Rem Koolhaas
  2. “By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by traveling; namely, the strange.” ~ Jane Jacobs
  3. “They lived in a great city, a metropolis of many narratives that converged briefly and then separated for ever, discovering their different dooms in that crowd of stories through which all of us, following our own destinies, had to push and shove to find our way through, or out.” ~ Salman Rushdie
  4. “All cities we have visited are precincts in this metropolis of the mind.” ~ Hans-Georg Gadamer

  5. “The metropolis has always been the seat of the money economy.” ~ Georg Simmel
  6. “I met a bunch of comic-book writers at the Metropolis convention and there was such an interesting discussion about the story of ‘Supergirl’ and trying to get it right. It can be a challenge, because you don’t want it to be the same as the Superman story.” ~ Helen Slater
  7. “So are you moving on now? Is that what brought you to the grand metropolis of Valladolid?” “No. The wind just blew me here.” “What? Like a plastic bag?” “I prefer to think of myself as a ship. Like a sailboat.” ~ Gayle Forman
  8. “All great art is born of the metropolis.” ~ Ezra Pound

  9. “Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time.” ~ John Berger
  10. “The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  11. “I never write Metropolis for seven cents because I can get the same price for city. I never write policeman because I can get the same money for cop.” ~ Mark Twain
  12. “When you operate in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax.” ~ Robert Moses

  13. “The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis” ~ Henry Mayhew
  14. “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
  15. “At a moderate calculation, among a million of persons inhabiting the metropolis, there are, at least, twenty-five thousand children who attend these schools, and cost their parents as many pounds sterling, per annum.” ~ Joseph Lancaster
  16. “In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast.” ~ Quentin Crisp

  17. “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
  18. “New York… is a city of geometric heights, a petrified desert of grids and lattices, an inferno of greenish abstraction under a flat sky, a real Metropolis from which man is absent by his very accumulation.” ~ Roland Barthes
  19. “This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  20. “There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.” ~ Fritz Lang

  21. “Though woman needs the protection of one man against his whole sex, in pioneer life, in threading her way through a lonely forest, on the highway, or in the streets of the metropolis on a dark night, she sometimes needs, too, the protection of all men against this one.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  22. “In this metropolis a number of lurking leeches infamously gain subsistence by practicing on the credulity of women.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft
  23. “This country belongs to all of us. We made this country from nothing, from mud-flats… Over 100 years ago, this was a mud-flat, swamp. Today, this is a modern city. Ten years from now, this will be a metropolis. Never fear!” ~ Mr. Lee
  24. “The more you do, the more you realize there is to do, what a vast object the metropolis is, and how the work of photographing could go on forever.” ~ Berenice Abbott

  25. “In remaking the world in the likeness of a steam-heated, air-conditioned metropolis of apartment buildings we have violated one of our essential attributes-our kinship with nature.” ~ Ross Parmenter
  26. “San Francisco is a city with the assets of a metropolis without the disadvantages of size and industry.” ~ Jack Kenny
  27. “London is on the whole the most possible form of life.” ~ Henry James
  28. “Houston is a cruel, crazy town on a filthy river in East Texas with no zoning laws and a culture of sex, money and violence. It’s a shabby, sprawling metropolis ruled by brazen women, crooked cops and super-rich pansexual cowboys who live by the code of the West — which can mean just about anything you need it to mean, in a pinch.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  29. “Los Angeles: nineteen suburbs in search of a metropolis.” ~ H. L. Mencken

  30. “When I became thoroughly acquainted with the Greek and Roman authors, I thought it incumbent upon me to do something towards the honor of the place of my nativity, and to vindicate the rhetoric of this ancient forum of our Metropolis from the aspersions of the illiterate by composing A Treatise of the Alercation of the Ancients; wherein I have demonstrated that the purity, sincerity, and simplicity of their diction is nowhere so well preserved as amongst my neighbourhood.” ~ John Arbuthnot
  31. “The Place of Religion in Chicago is a clearly written account of a little-studied aspect of American landscape. Based on unique field surveys and supported by photographs, tables, and beautifully crafted maps, the book will form a lasting contribution to our understanding of an overlooked element of the American urban scene: the religious landscape of a major metropolis.” ~ Peter Haggett
  32. “The confined air of a metropolis is hurtful to the minds and bodies of those who have never lived out of it. It is impure, stagnant–without breathing-space to allow a larger view of ourselves or others–and gives birth to a puny, sickly, unwholesome, and degenerate race of beings.” ~ William Hazlitt
  33. “‘Bombay Velvet’ is my first film in a trilogy about Bombay, before it became a metropolis.” ~ Anurag Kashyap

  34. “What I’m nostalgic for is the idea of an edge in New York. There used to be these fringes of the city where civilization sort of ended, and therefore young people could live cheaply, or open nightclubs or art galleries, or even squat. That fringe moved out to New Jersey and Brooklyn. The whole idea of the metropolis is the centralization of like-minded souls, and when the central real estate becomes too expensive, the dreamers, the young poets, and the artists will go elsewhere.” ~ Jay McInerney
  35. “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
  36. “The Grid makes the history of architecture and all previous lessons of urbanism irrelevant. It forces Manhattan’s builders to develop a new system of formal values, to invent strategies for the distinction of one block from another. The Grid’s two-dimensional discipline also creates undreamt-of freedom for three-dimensional anarchy. The Grid defines a new balance between control and de-control in which the city can be at the same time ordered and fluid, a metropolis of rigid chaos.” ~ Rem Koolhaas
  37. “Alfred: Hmf. I suppose you’ll take up flying next, like that fellow in Metropolis.” ~ Frank Miller

  38. “This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops. Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern metropolis.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  39. “Sydney in the 1960s wasn’t the exuberant multicultural metropolis it is today. Out in the city’s western reaches, days passed in a sun-struck stupor. In the evenings, families gathered on their verandas waiting for the ‘southerly buster’ – the thunderstorm that would break the heat and leave the air cool enough to allow sleep.” ~ Geraldine Brooks
  40. “Convinced that the attachment of colonies to the metropolis, depends infinitely more upon moral and religious feeling, than political arrangement, or even commercial advantage, I cannot but lament that more is not done to instill it into the minds of the people.” ~ John Strachan
  41. “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

  42. “My first decade of living in a metropolis was like, I was a people watcher. It meant the world to me to talk to strangers. I got excited about the fifth time I’d see the same person in the same bodega. I loved getting to know a certain clerk or barista. It took on a whole big meaning for me because of that atomization that suburban people do start to feel.” ~ Debra Granik
  43. “The harmony of the nation is promoted and the whole Union is knit together by the sentiments of mutual respect, the habits of social intercourse, and the ties of personal friendship formed between the representatives of its several parts in the performance of their service at this metropolis.” ~ John Quincy Adams
  44. “A prison! heav’ns, I loath the hated name,
    Famine’s metropolis, the sink of shame,
    A nauseous sepulchre, whose craving womb
    Hourly inters poor mortals in its tomb;
    By ev’ry plague and ev’ry ill possess’d,
    Ev’n purgatory itself to thee ‘s a jest.” ~ Tom Brown, Jr.
  45. “Love of money is the mother-city (metropolis) of all evils.” ~ Bion of Borysthenes

  46. “The archiepiscopal throne of Macedonius, which had been polluted with so much Christian blood, was successively filled by Eudoxus and Damophilus. Their diocese enjoyed a free importation of vice and error from every province of the empire; the eager pursuit of religious controversy afforded a new occupation to the busy idleness of the metropolis: and we may credit the assertion of an intelligent observer, who describes, with some pleasantry, the effects of their loquacious zeal.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  47. “You can draw any kind of picture you want on a clean slate and indulge your every whim in the wilderness in laying out a New Delhi, Canberra, or Brasilia, but when you operate in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax.” ~ Robert Moses
  48. “Because our lungs regularly deal with carbon dioxide, they see nothing wrong with absorbing its cousin, SiO2, which can be fatal. Many dinosaurs might have died this way when a metropolis-sized asteroid or comet struck the earth 65 million years ago.” ~ Sam Kean
  49. “I never write “metropolis” for seven cents when I can write “city” and get paid the same.” ~ Mark Twain

  50. “New York city, the incomparable, the brilliant star city of cities, the forty-ninth state, a law unto itself, the Cyclopean Paradox, the inferno with no-out-of bounds, the supreme expression of both the miseries and the splendors of contemporary civilization, the Macedonia of the United States. It meets the most severe test that may be applied to definition of a metropolis – it stays up all night. But also it becomes a small town when it rains.” ~ John Gunther
  51. “She sat down in a weed patch, her elbows on her knees, and kept her eyes on the small sterious world of the ground. In the shade and sun of grass blade forests, small living things had their metropolis.” ~ Nancy Price
  52. “The capitalists of a country which manages to capture foreign markets from other countries are able to increase their profits at the expense of the capitalists of the other countries. Similarly, a colonial metropolis may achieve an export surplus through investment in its dependencies.” ~ Michal Kalecki
  53. “The dinner party is a suburban form of entertainment. Its spread in our big cities represents an insidious Fifth Column suburbanization of the metropolis.” ~ Phillip Lopate

  54. “Behind every door in London there are stories, behind every one ghosts. The greatest writers in the history of the written word have given them substance, given them life. And so we readers walk, and dream, and imagine, in the city where imagination found its great home.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  55. “The only excursion of my life outside of New Orleans took me through the vortex to the whirlpool of despair: Baton Rouge. . . . New Orleans is, on the other hand, a comfortable metropolis which has a certain apathy and stagnation which I find inoffensive.” ~ John Kennedy Toole
  56. “But what is to be the fate of the great wen of all? The monster, called, by the silly coxcombs of the press, “the metropolis of the empire”?” ~ William Cobbett
  57. “The new moon rode high in the crown of the metropolis. Shinin’, like “Who on top of this?” ~ Mos Def

  58. “I’m going to show you the real New York – witty, smart, and international – like any metropolis. Tell me this: where in Europe can you find old Hungary, old Russia, old France, old Italy? In Europe you’re trying to copy America, you’re almost American. But here you’ll find Europeans who immigrated a hundred years ago – and we haven’t spoiled them. Oh, Gio! You must see why I love New York. Because the whole world’s in New York.” ~ Oriana Fallaci
  59. “An average English word is four letters and a half. By hard, honest labor I’ve dug all the large words out of my vocabulary and shaved it down till the average is three and a half… I never write metropolis for seven cents, because I can get the same money for city. I never write policeman, because I can get the same price for cop…. I never write valetudinarian at all, for not even hunger and wretchedness can humble me to the point where I will do a word like that for seven cents; I wouldn’t do it for fifteen.” ~ Mark Twain

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