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It was Russia, January 5, 1943, and just another icy day. Out among the city and snow, there were dead Russians and Germans everywhere. Those who remained were firing into the blank pages in front of them. Three languages interwove. The Russian, the bullets, the German.
— Markus Zusak —

The city most believed to be the handsomest in Kentucky never failed to impress ... The streets, lined with booths and wagons from which people displayed their wares, had a festive air.

— Jan Watson

He stood beneath the white tower, and looked up at it with that mournful expression which his face always carried in repose: for one moment he thought of climbing up its cracked and broken stone, and then from its summit screaming down at the silent city as a child might scream at a chained animal.

— Peter Ackroyd

A city of Dreadful Nights:
The world rolls round forever like a mill, it grinds out life and death and good and ill. It has no purpose, heart, nor mind, nor will.

— James Thompson

Look at any city through the right memories and it could become a graveyard as haunted as a former battlefield.

— Christopher Rice

When I'm not scouring through the backstreets of every city in the state, I keep an eye on the girl. My girl.

— Darynda Jones

Why all the living so strive to hush all the dead; wherefore but the rumor of a knocking in a tomb will terrify a whole city. All these things are not without their meanings.

— Herman Melville

I went up to the terrace again and looked out on the tawny, many-alleyed city. At night it looked carved from brown sugar.

— Pat Conroy

I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn't get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God.

— Aaron Eckhart

Detroit is a city that really stands out. It's been through a very difficult time. There's been a lot of pain here, and the city, physically, has suffered. You can see it in certain neighborhoods, and there's buildings downtown that have been abandoned.

— Michael Imperioli

The older I get and the longer I live in New York City, the more I have the desire to go elsewhere and be surrounded by nature.

— Olivia Thirlby

Fog everywhere. Fog up the river where it flows among green airs and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping, and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city ... Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon and hanging in the misty clouds.

— Charles Dickens

I travel a lot, so when I arrive in a city, I like to go to good local bookshops and make a selection based on how I'm feeling and what I'm thinking. The book I pick usually seems to have a definite karmic connection!

— Yoko Ono

You look at the absolute scorn that gets poured on a fallen celebrity, whether it's Tom Cruise or Lindsay Lohan or Marlon Brando, or Elvis when he got fat. They're not allowed the dignity of ordinary failure. And I think that plays into people's notions about Los Angeles, too. It's not allowed to be a regular city with problems.

— Matthew Specktor

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