„Eve Moira had been a child of London, fascinated by the natural world, but drawn to the city. So, Kath Two looked to the bright lights of the big city.
Here, that meant gazing up into the sky.“

—  Neal Stephenson, "Five Thousand Years Later"
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Neal Stephenson
auteur de romans de science-fiction 1959

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Percy Bysshe Shelley photo

„Hell is a city much like London —
A populous and smoky city.“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822
Peter Bell the Third http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4697 (1819), Pt. III, st. 1

„The custom of the city of London is a matter of fact.“

—  Thomas Denison British judge (1699–1765) 1699 - 1765
Rex v. Davis (1758), 1 Burr. Part IV. 641.

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Lewis Mumford photo

„Here was my city, immense, overpowering, flooded with energy and light...“

—  Lewis Mumford American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic 1895 - 1990
Context: Here was my city, immense, overpowering, flooded with energy and light... The world, at that moment, opened before me, challenging me, beckoning me, demanding something of me that it would take more than a lifetime to give, but raising all my energies by its own vivid promise to a higher pitch. " Sketches from Life: The Autobiography of Lewis Mumford (1982), p. 130

Herb Caen photo

„A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 a. m. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.“

—  Herb Caen American newspaper columnist 1916 - 1997
Caen, Herb. "A city is like San Francisco, not a faceless 'burb" http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/A-city-is-like-San-Francisco-not-a-faceless-burb-3168435.php S.F. Gate, 2010.

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Charles Clarke photo

„The fact is, we're looking for a very small number of very evil needles in a very large haystack, which is the city of London.“

—  Charles Clarke British Labour Party politician 1950
Home Secretary Charles Clarke, BBC radio, July 2005 following the London bombings

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„My other car is a bright green city.“

—  Alex Steffen American writer and futurist 1968
Name of essay.

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„Unreal city,
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.“

—  T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
Line 60 et seq. This is a reference to Dante's Inferno, Canto III, lines 55-57

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