„America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub.“

—  Charles Wright Mills, buch The Power Elite

Quelle: The Power Elite (1956), P. 47.

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„Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.“

—  Angela Carter English novelist 1940 - 1992

Expletives Deleted: Selected Writings (1992).

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„Taipei is not only the nation's capital, but also the engine of its economy. Yet, in the past few years the city's economy has shrunk and has been surpassed by New Taipei City.“

—  Pasuya Yao Taiwanese politician 1965

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„I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.“

—  Augustus founder of Julio-Claudian dynasty and first emperor of the Roman Empire -63 - 14 v.Chr

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

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Peter Bell the Third http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4697 (1819), Pt. III, st. 1

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—  John Gibson (media host) American radio talk show host 1946

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—  Larry LeSueur American journalist 1909 - 2003

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—  Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor Holy Roman Emperor 1500 - 1558

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—  Dan Savage American sex advice columnist and gay rights campaigner 1964

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