"London in the '70s was a pretty catastrophic dump, I can tell you. We had every kind of industrial trouble we had severe energy problems we were under constant terrorist attack from Irish terrorist groups who started a bombing campaign in English cities politics were fantastically polarized between left and right."
"I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break."
"American society as a whole can never achieve the outer-reaches of potential, so long as it tolerates the inner cities of despair."
"There was great leadership in this country at the time of World War II. There was also unrelenting resolve at home, in America's factories and on the farms, in the cities and the country."
"While there are towns and cities still planning Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some think the day is for honoring anyone who has died, not just those fallen in service to our country."
"A trait which differentiated New York from European cities was the incredible freedom and ease in which life, including sexual life, could be carried on, on many levels."
"I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all."
"We do not look in our great cities for our best morality."
"The state of New Jersey is really two places - terrible cities and wonderful suburbs. I live in the suburbs, the final battleground of the American dream, where people get married and have kids and try to scratch out a happy life for themselves. It's very romantic in that way, but a bit naive. I like to play with that in my work."
"We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost."