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Urban Quotes

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This is a pivotal time for urban regeneration.
We must take a long term view.
- Richard Rogers

Everyone's looking to the urban scene for inspiration now.
- Robin Gibb

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among,
I suppose not just intellectual folk,
but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
- Adolph Green

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

 

I live a very quiet life, although I'm very urban and a diehard New Yorker.
- Armand Assante

We were the first urban school system in the country
to wire all of our schools for the Internet.
- Thomas Menino

I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission...
(to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of
architecture and urban planning.
- Kenzo Tange

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Meth is a major problem not only in our urban areas,
but in most of the rural areas of Colorado.
No region has been immune from this scourge and it is getting larger.
- Ken Salazar

Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect.
- Michael Porter

The jarring change going from an urban environment
to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring.
It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face.
- Carter Burwell

We must do all we can to reduce congestion in our urban
areas and increase access and mobility in our rural areas,
and this extra funding will help us get there.
- John Warner

We've managed to keep a spirit of fun,
I guess, of urban satire and finding new and odd interesting
angles to the ways of life to put on the stage.
- Adolph Green

So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities
from the urban cities of Latin America.
- Ruben Blades

I've never looked at a suburban building as being a
minor building and an urban building as being a major building.
- Helmut Jahn

I know that New York City remains the highest density
urban area in the country and by far dedicates more
of its own funds to fighting terrorism than any other municipality.
- Jose Serrano

Many health care providers, particularly physicians
in rural and urban areas,
are leaving the Government programs because of inadequate reimbursement rates.
- Ron Wyden

Members of the Academy are mostly urban people.
We are an urban nation.
We are not a rural nation.
It's not easy even to get a rural story made.
- Larry McMurtry

More often than what you're suggesting,
I find people are surprised that I have an urban side to me.
- Ashley Judd

The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell,
of urban and suburban man.
- Marshall McLuhan

I wanted to improve the suburban office building;
to create a great urban space in a suburban environment
with all that implies about interaction,
collaboration and creativity.
- Helmut Jahn

Doves oppose war on the grounds that the risks exceed the gains.
War with Iraq could be very costly, possibly degenerating into urban warfare.
- Charles Krauthammer

Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes,
chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause
of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas.
- Ian Smith

I don't know if it matters what country you're from,
size of the city you're from, urban or rural,
there are people that are hurting each other everywhere.
- Judd Nelson

San Francisco lags behind other communities in providing a vital,
vibrant and ecologically sustainable urban canopy,
as well as open space in the city.
- Gavin Newsom

The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere
great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
- Irving Babbitt

Well, I think I was always sort of reflecting where
I was and my sense of surroundings and ecology,
urban or country, or foreign, living in Europe,
very affected by all of that.
- Daniel Berrigan

I think that there will always be a need for Housing and Urban Development.
- Alphonso Jackson

I'm not an urban person.
- David Guterson

How does he support Clinton's urban agenda? He doesn't know what it is.
- Maxine Waters

I really didn't try to make an effort to make urban music,
but I am a product of my inspirations.
- Justin Timberlake

I was familiar with that and 'Rio Bravo.'
'Rio Bravo' was what John Carpenter did,
that brilliant move of taking a western and turning it into an urban flick.
And from there you got, you know, all the cop genre movies of the time.
- John Leguizamo

I'm a little more comfortable in that role.
I love being in the studio.
- Keith Urban

Bankers cannot afford to be concerned with only the
economic aspects of projects.
There may be serious implications on the natural environment,
the urban environment, on human culture.
- Arthur Erickson

Once we get into the groove, we're kind of like long-distance runners -
that adrenalin kicks in for me and I just keep running -
and I don't stop!
- Keith Urban

One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism
is that up to now there has been no national organization
which could speak to the growing militancy of young
black people in the urban ghetto.
- Stokely Carmichael

When we were talking about this, an idea for this master vigilante,
it was an urban guerilla.
One of my ideas was that he would be a member of the
police force who turned on the government.
- David Lloyd

Blade Runner appears regularly, two or three times
a year in various shapes and forms of science fiction.
It set the pace for what is essentially urban science fiction,
urban future and it's why I've never re-visited that
area because I feel I've done it.
- Ridley Scott

Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I
had almost no money so I thought about being an urban
firefighter and having lots of free time in which to
write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about
books and writers on a daily basis.
That swayed me.
- David Guterson

Now I'm this far up the ladder and I've got so much
farther to go with what I want to achieve with it.
- Karl Urban

People do not realise that many of my works are done in urban places.
I was brought up on the edge of Leeds,
five miles from the city centre-on one side were fields and on the other,
the city.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I don't see a benefit in accepting every single little
morsel of work that comes along because I think in
essence what you're doing is you're raping yourself really.
- Karl Urban

They're mostly done before we went into the studio,
although I do like writing in the studio.
- Keith Urban

The situation in the West Bank and Gaza involves a
military occupation amid urban guerrilla warfare,
analogous to the British security measures in Northern Island,
that hopefully will end with a cease-fire.
- Jack Schwartz

It's something I've always loved doing.
I'm not one of the artists who comes in and just does my bit.
I'm there every second of every day.
That's my hands-on situation.
- Keith Urban

A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork.
What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand,
is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
- John Berger

However, don't let these statistics mislead you,
gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas -
that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today.
- Bob Filner

Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more
and more people move from rural to urban sites,
but that has created enormous problems with respect
to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.
- Alan Dundes

It's such a small industry here you inevitably end
up working with the same people over and over again.
There are only so many actors to go around,
which is good for us.
- Karl Urban

And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it.
No urban night is like the night there...
Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether.
Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
- Ezra Pound

I don't have them down here asking me what my urban agenda is.
I don't find them really doing in-depth stories on
community-based organizations that have been struggling
for a long time and who are out trying to get funds.
They aren't interested in those stories.
- Maxine Waters

I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that
what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place,
and I love country music.
- Keith Urban

It's become like an urban myth.
I don't know her.
I don't know anybody she knows.
I was standing there at the party by myself for an hour and then I left.
Once I got those auditions, I worked really hard.
Nobody did me any favors.
- Shannyn Sossamon

Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem.
It has been a part of urban life for years,
offering an aggressive definition and identity to those
seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas.
- Dave Reichert

That's always an interesting concept when you try to
make your dream into a reality and you come up against
the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do.
- Karl Urban

The real problems are cultural.
The problems of the people who take drugs as a cultural trap -
I think there's a real problem there,
the crack stuff, the hopelessness of the junkie.
The urban angst.
- Jerry Garcia

When I work, I try to eat as much vegetarian as possible.
When I do Cupid, I eat vegetarian because I need the energy.
I've got those wings on my back.
- Karl Urban

I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write
a book for kids about urban perception,
or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it.
Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth.
- Norton Juster

After Land I wanted to continue exploring the theme
but I needed a new challenge so turned to colour.
I explored Bradford and produced a series of urban landscapes that I liked,
but because Land had made such an impact on the general
public my colour work wasn't reviewed.
- Fay Godwin

It's not the case of turning in a bunch of songs and
recording the next month.
I think you're looking for songs all year long and
you're writing all year long.
- Keith Urban

I've always been a pretty private, quiet kind of person
and so I haven't had to change my life really at all,
I don't think.
- Keith Urban

We may yet work up to some serious shooting war,
or maybe some acts of urban genocide committed with rogue nuclear weapons.
But if that were the case, why would we call that "9/11"?
If Washington disappeared in a mushroom cloud,
we'd give that huge event a different name.
- Bruce Sterling

The intellectual force of the West is still dominant,
but other cultures are getting stronger.
I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking
in architecture and urban planning,
and that less will be based on our models.
- Rem Koolhaas

25, 30 years ago, that meant something,
they were making some money.
And they were doing all sorts of comedy,
screaming at the audience, basically crowd control.
And then there was the whole urban comedy scene.
- Bob Saget

However, if we examine the Canadian scene closely enough,
we can see signs of this physical and spiritual rot
settling into a number of our Canadian urban centres
with a troubling spill-over into many of our more rural areas.
- Alex Campbell

If you get it out into the urban field it's going to
be used or misused but it'll also probably provide
a way of people acknowledging what the aesthetic is
about because people have to confront it every day.
- Richard Serra

For my part, I make this pledge to all of you:
The politics of division,
of pitting east against west, urban versus rural,
region against region, and people against people will
have no place in my Administration.
- Edward G. Rendell

My father's record collection was all country.
That's how I was exposed to it.
- Keith Urban

My district includes the two urban centers of Charlotte and Fayetteville,
as well as large rural areas.
Obviously, these diverse segments of North Carolina
require different approaches to meeting current and
future transportation demands.
- Robin Hayes

A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box.
They're up against a lot of limitations for the kind
of films that they get approached about.
It's easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached
about nothing but urban films.
- Tyrese Gibson

You're always in a different headspace when you make each record,
so hopefully they're all different.
You just pick up things that you wish you hadn't done on the first one.
- Keith Urban

I think the industry is oblivious to the fact that
most people listen to all kinds of stuff.
I personally don't know of anyone who listens to only one genre of music.
It's vanity because no one does.
- Keith Urban


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