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Streets Quotes

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If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
- John D. Rockefeller

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

 

The streets were dark with something more than night.
- Raymond Chandler

Also, I preached to gangs on the streets of Manhattan,
Brooklyn and the Bronx - and miracles began to happen.
- David Wilkerson

I don't think there's a back lot here in Hollywood
anymore that has those streets,
like a French Quarter.
- Glenn Danzig

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Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich,
astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy,
magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking
ride along Chicago's mean streets.
- Sara Paretsky

The streets are safe in Philadelphia,
it's only the people that make them unsafe.
- Frank Rizzo

There are children playing in the streets who could
solve some of my top problems in physics,
because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

When I'm not in training.
I'll walk around the streets at 153,
but it's not solid; it's my socializing weight.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets.
- Jimmy Breslin

I can do most anything and not have a problem with it.
The only time I have negative attention is when I run
naked through the streets brandishing a handgun.
- Janeane Garofalo

Weird people follow you in the streets,
you can't sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace,
and I think everybody values those moments of being alone.
- Winona Ryder

Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of
New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk -
and collect it.
- Stanley Tucci

For the first week of the Sian events I was a first
aid worker in the streets of Sian.
- Agnes Smedley

Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to
see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning
once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe.
- Cat Stevens

In violent streets and broken homes,
the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but
for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas

This is a big deal.
My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those
young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu
in the absence of a plan.
It broke our heart.
- Dick Armey

Truth never yet fell dead in the streets;
it has such affinity with the soul of man,
the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold.
- Theodore Parker

I learned a lot I wouldn't have learned roaming the streets of Dallas.
- Dennis Rodman

I came back to the hood and got in those streets and
started doing whatever it took for me to provide.
- Young Buck

When I write stories I am like someone who is in her own country,
walking along streets that she has known since she was a child,
between walls and trees that are hers.
- Natalia Ginzburg

It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish.
It's all a matter of discipline.
I was determined to discover what life held for me
beyond the inner-city streets.
- Wilma Rudolph

The past is still visible.
The buildings haven't changed, the layout of the streets hasn't changed.
So memory is very available to me as I walk around.
- Jonathan Lethem

The essence of childhood, of course,
is play,
which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that
we reluctantly shared with traffic.
- Bill Cosby

The fire trucks are out, there are thousands of people in the streets.
You have a choice.
You can have this, or you let Negroes eat at the lunch counters.
- Burke Marshall

As Mayor, I will lead city government,
businesses, and community groups to support innovative
projects that will make San Francisco streets and public
places vibrant and healthy.
- Gavin Newsom

I was out of my bed in one second, trembling with excitement,
and I dashed to the door and into the adjoining room,
where I could watch the streets below from the windows.
- Herman Hesse

At sunset we are rattling through the streets of the little town of Cordova.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

The F.B.I.
is about nuts and bolts.
It's all about witnesses and procedure and walking the streets.
- Aaron Eckhart

If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing
an entire generation of our young people,
killing and dying in the streets of America.
- Ron Dellums

I did not find Liverpool ugly.
Her stately public buildings, broad streets,
public squares, and noble statues redeem her from the charge.
- M. E. W. Sherwood

People on the streets are ready for hockey.
- Eric Lindros

There is a frustration too, that at moments when there's not a coup,
when there are not people in the streets,
that the country disappears from people's consciousness.
- Edwidge Danticat

Children do not have to learn that streets are dangerous
places by potentially fatal trial and error.
- Keith Henson

When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier.
They were more about the streets.
- Paul Simon

I was always the one left behind.
Out in the streets, when they saw me they'd say,
That's just one of the Bee Gees.
- Maurice Gibb

I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking,
entertaining films.
I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people,
from music, novels, the streets.
- Spike Lee

We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments.
We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets -
we remember only.
- Henry Miller

My parents were overprotective because you could get
kidnapped and bombs were exploding in the streets.
- Mia Maestro

The real political life in Russia unfortunately is
not in the parliament but on the streets and in the media.
- Garry Kasparov

We must have an America in which White men and women can live and work,
in their homes and in the streets of our cities,
without fear.
- George Lincoln Rockwell

Every person on the streets of New York is a type.
The city is one big theater where everyone is on display.
- Jerry Rubin

I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist.
If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine.
If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer.
- Teena Marie

This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the
souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually.
One feels them passing like a whiff of air.
- William Butler Yeats

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

The women I killed were filth - bastard prostitutes
who were littering the streets.
I was just cleaning up the place a bit.
- Peter Sutcliffe

We hung out on the streets, played stickball,
and did all of the things that other kids did.
- Bob Cousy

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

All of the factors that make up a quality city -
safe streets,
high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods,
etc.
- emanate from a strong educational premise.
- Alan Autry

Sade's stuff is real deceptive.
She's got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets.
- Lucinda Williams

There's so much comedy on television.
Does that cause comedy in the streets?
- Dick Cavett

The war is coming to the streets of America and if
you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with
your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil.
- Ted Nugent

There are people much less fortunate than us,
and I don't mean people hungry sleeping in the streets either.
- Della Reese

I had taken on the color of the climate around me and
had driven back all the emotion that rose from the
Brooklyn streets so that I could belong to the exclusive club of Congress.
- Emanuel Celler

Mama tried to save us from the streets,
but the streets were too strong.
- Barry White

We are a nation in which freedom is alive in the squares and streets,
in the daily work of the communications media,
in the open relationship between the governing and the governed.
- Vicente Fox

I got Sonny up to Harlem, and we started street playin' in New York.
We did that for three or four years and survived.
We brought it back to the streets again.
- Brownie McGhee

I have always said that we did not expect a revolution in the streets.
- Robert Bourassa

I met Sonny after (Blind Boy) Fuller died,
and me and Sonny played in the streets like everybody else.
- Brownie McGhee

The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law,
which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges,
to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

You are safer here tonight than you would be on the
streets of any other city in the world.
- Michael Bloomberg

You must stand for free speech in the streets.
- Mary Harris Jones

Originally the film opened with Ryan in the doctor's office,
being told his wife is dying.
Then we see him walking the streets,
and the story is told in flashback.
- Arthur Hiller

As a kid growing up in the back streets of Dublin I
used to pretend I was playing in the World Cup with
my mates out on the streets,
and now I will be doing it for real.
- Robbie Keane

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world,
who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
- Felix Adler

Little League baseball is a very good thing because
it keeps the parents off the streets.
- Yogi Berra

I didn't do the marching down the streets,
jumping in front of the lines and holding hands...
that wasn't me.
- Solomon Burke

I think if the church did what they were supposed to
do we wouldn't have anyone sleeping on the streets.
- Michael W. Smith

How I longed to see these things; how I longed to see
the Liberty Bell and walk on the streets where Thomas Jefferson,
Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin had walked.
- Burl Ives


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