Skyscrapers Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 76 Quotes About Skyscrapers

#1. Hitler wanted to hear all about the American skyscrapers ... but failed utterly to draw logical conclusions from the information ... He was passionately interested in the Ku Klux Klan ... He seemed to think it was a political movement similar to his own. - Author: Ernst Hanfstaengl
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#2. Surely that little pseudo-gothic church on Broadway, hidden amongst the skyscrapers, is symbolic of the age! On the whole face of the globe the civilization that has conquered it has failed to build a temple or a tomb. - Author: Andre Malraux
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#3. There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them. - Author: Federico Garcia Lorca
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#4. Afraid

We cry among the skyscrapers
As our ancestors
Cried among the palms in Africa
Because we are alone,
It is night,
And we're afraid. - Author: Langston Hughes
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#5. In 'Swimming Pool,' all the colors are very warm, sunny, the pool and all that. In 'Love Crime,' everything is so cold, and it's all inside skyscrapers. - Author: Ludivine Sagnier
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#6. The country had seen mighty tractors and skyscrapers...There was only one thing Russia had not seen during this thousand years: freedom. - Author: Vasily Grossman
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#7. The only things that the United States has given to the world are skyscrapers, jazz, and cocktails. That is all. And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails. - Author: Federico Garcia Lorca
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#8. Skyscrapers! Unhealthy ugly giants! To live and work as close as to the land is a blessing! Remember, you are not a cloud! Come down and live on the ground! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#9. A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness. - Author: E. M. Forster
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#10. Manhattan, one of the most moneyed spots on the planet, also has one of the greatest concentrations of people in its skyscrapers. It's also, of course, the place where every architect wants to build his tower. - Author: Norman Foster
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#11. As the avenues and streets of a city are nothing less than its arteries and veins, we may well ask what doctor would venture to promise bodily health if he knew that the blood circulation was steadily growing more congested! - Author: Hugh Ferriss
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#12. People often think of New York as a city, a concrete jungle with soaring skyscrapers and yellow taxis and the bright lights of Times Square. And it is that, in part. But beyond that, it's rolling hills of fruit orchards and fields of grain and ice-cold waters brimming with oysters. - Author: Daniel Humm
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#13. There's the downtown area of Tupelo. Did you see the skyscrapers? Two stories. - Author: Bobby Heenan
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#14. Drones photograph, prospect and advertise real estate from golf courses to skyscrapers; they also monitor construction in progress. - Author: Peter Diamandis
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#15. We have had the stone age; we have had the iron age; and now we have the sky age, and the sky telegraph, and sky men, and sky cities. Mountains of stone are built out of men's visions. Towers and skyscrapers swing up out of their wills and up out of their hearts. - Author: Gerald Stanley Lee
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#16. The key is to photograph your obsessions, whether that's old people's hands or skyscrapers. Think of a blank canvas, because that's what you've got, and then think about what you want to see. Not anyone else. - Author: David LaChapelle
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#17. The City of New York is like an enormous citadel, a modern Carcassonne. Walking between the magnificent skyscrapers one feels the presence on the fringe of a howling, raging mob, a mob with empty bellies, a mob unshaven and in rags. - Author: Henry Miller
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#18. The skyscrapers of the city had finished scraping all the sky away, and the clouds overhead were exactly the color of concrete and I was safe and cold in a canyon of glass and steel. - Author: Michael Montoure
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#19. The creatures of human myth flourish in Ourea. Trees are this world's skyscrapers. Magic its currency. And while the rest of Earth forgot what it means to dream big, Ourea kept alive its wonder. - Author: S.M. Boyce
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#20. The skyscrapers began to rise again, frailly massive, elegantly utilitarian, images in their grace, audacity and inconclusiveness, of the whole character of the people who produces them. - Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
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#21. Fifty-story skyscrapers stood side by side with older ten-story buildings like fathers and sons at the urinal together. - Author: Yahtzee Croshaw
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#22. From stoplights to skyscrapers, turn anywhere in civilization and you will see imagination at work. It's in our inventions, advances and remedies and how a single parent masterminds each day. Imagination is boundless, surrounds us and resides in us all. - Author: Geoffrey S. Fletcher
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#23. [New York] is a city largely based on great skyscrapers, and they will always be the essence of New York. That won't change, just as the character of the people who live here will not be altered by this tragedy. - Author: Donald Trump
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#24. America was passing her by. New York City was passing her by. Bridges and billboards bearing smiling people were passing her by. Skyscrapers and brownstones were rushing by. Fast. Too fast. Forever. - Author: Imbolo Mbue
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#25. From torched skyscrapers, men grew wings. - Author: Gregory Maguire
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#26. And fit, and he carried himself with a confident poise that inspired trust and respect. He gestured at one of the two seats in front of his glass-and-chrome desk and waited until I sat to settle into his Aeron chair. Against the backdrop of sky and skyscrapers, Mark looked accomplished and powerful. - Author: Sylvia Day
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#27. Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago. - Author: Barack Obama
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#28. The bias among architecture critics isn't against skyscrapers per se, but against the way in which their design is so heavily dictated by economic considerations - the way in which skyscrapers are real estate before they are architecture. - Author: Paul Goldberger
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#29. What are the symbols of American strength, wealth, power and modernity? Certainly not jazz and rock and roll, not chewing-gum or hamburgers, Broadway or Hollywood. It's their skyscrapers. Their Pentagon. Their science. Their technology. - Author: Oriana Fallaci
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#30. He stepped to the window and pointed to the skyscrapers of the city. He said that we had to extinguish the lights of the world, and when we would see the lights of New York go out, we would know that our job was done. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#31. I approached writing a story for the CBC Literary Awards as a mercenary venture - $5,000 for one story, not bad. Now, how do you win it? Jurors are wading through skyscrapers of paper, looking for one story that stands out. - Author: Michael Winter
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#32. I'm amazed every time I come back to Vancouver at how much it's changed. You go away for a month and there's three more skyscrapers. - Author: Bryan Adams
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#33. I just need green. I need to wake up and see grass and squirrels. I don't want to see skyscrapers. - Author: Andre Leon Talley
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#34. We need a new ethic of place, one that has room for salmon and skyscrapers, suburbs and wilderness, Mount Rainier and the Space Needle, one grounded in history. - Author: Matthew Klingle
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#35. Sybil and Nancy leaned over to catch a glimpse of the sun sparkling on the muddy waters of the River Plate. The skyscrapers stood proudly in clumps and Sybil assumed that the patches of green were parks. In no time the plane was screeching to a halt and they had arrived in Buenos Aires. - Author: Phyllis Goodwin
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#36. Nothing has the power to remind you how alone you are like walking through a conglomeration of empty skyscrapers. - Author: Matthew Tysz
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#37. To save energy, New York City is now dimming the lights of the skyscrapers and the skyline at night. There's a bad side to this. If you need Batman, you have to text him. - Author: David Letterman
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#38. The empowered may serve justice, remodel the Earth, transform lush nations into smoking battlefields, and bring down skyscrapers, but power itself is amoral. - Author: David Mitchell
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#39. We've seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants - farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe. - Author: Barack Obama
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#40. It is sound statesmanship to add two battleships every time our neighbour adds one and two stories to our skyscrapers every time he piles a new one on top of his to threaten our light. There is no limit to this soundness but the sky. - Author: Mark Twain
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#41. Never forget, Americans, that yours is a spiritual country. Yes, I know you're a practical people. Like others, I've marveled at your factories, your skyscrapers, and your arsenals. But underlying everything else is the fact that America began as a God-loving, God-fearing, God-worshipping people. - Author: Carlos P. Romulo
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#42. I'm a huge Springsteen fan, and yet if either he or Bob Dylan had to be erased from the world's hard drive, I would save Bob Dylan's work for sure - he's the greater talent, and by leaps and bounds and skyscrapers and rocket blasts. But Bob Dylan is an alien to his public. - Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
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#43. That's what I love about Chicago ... It is the staccato aspect of the skyscrapers. But the ground is very loose, very relaxed. It makes Chicago far more pleasant than other cities. - Author: Ben Van Berkel
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#44. Entire cities could sprout instantly in the desert, with skyscrapers made entirely of force fields. - Author: Michio Kaku
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#45. Some of the names I could not reason, like the box marked DARKNESS, or the one with DEATH OF THE FIRSTBORN written in pencil on its front. I noticed that there was a box on the top of one of these skyscrapers of boxes that was marked DUST - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#46. The Anasazi did manage to construct in stone the largest and tallest buildings erected in North America until the Chicago steel girder skyscrapers of the 1880s. - Author: Jared Diamond
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#47. I find it a privilege and an honor to be human, for to me, one of the most wondrous and beautiful things in the universe, is found in human form.
Because to be human, is to be able to dream dreams of pyramids and skyscrapers, and majestic works of art that spring from the human mind. - Author: Sara Niles
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#48. In any city with lots of skyscrapers, lots of skyline, the moon seems bigger than it is. It's called the moon illusion. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#49. I love the sea, but I avoid any sort of seaside resort that has skyscrapers or seaside entertainments. - Author: Quentin Blake
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#50. It's like being on a tightrope stretched tightly between two skyscrapers - the past and the future. - Author: Donna Cooner
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#51. I'm still walking around New York like a tourist staring up at all the skyscrapers. I wave at people, I shake hands, I help ladies with strollers. - Author: Jack McBrayer
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#52. We can't have it so there are skyscrapers side by side with slums. - Author: Li Keqiang
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#53. I'm about four skyscrapers behind. - Author: Philip Johnson
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#54. This (America) is a land of rich diversity, from the towering skyscrapers of Manhatan all the way to the towering mounds of garbage piled up next to the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan. - Author: Dave Barry
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#55. I
Like
The Way
That when you
Tilt
Poems
On their side
They
Look like
Miniature
Cities
From
A long way
Away.
Skyscrapers
Made out
Of
Words. - Author: Matt Haig
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#56. As Edward Glaeser put it, 'Thoreau was wrong. Living in the country is not the right way to care for the Earth. The best thing that we can do for the planet is build more skyscrapers. - Author: Matt Ridley
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#57. Crammed among the stacks of books in his room, the author treated literature as if each book were a window in a city of unstable skyscrapers, and he was the window-washer tasked with the impossible job of cleaning them all. - From "Pageturner" in 365 Tomorrows - Author: Joseph Patrick Pascale
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#58. I remember perfectly my first trip to New York, when I was on the bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan, when I saw the skyscrapers. It was like an incredible dream. - Author: Diego Della Valle
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#59. New York is vertical - all skyscrapers. - Author: Tony Scott
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#60. IN OUR SOCIETY, MARCUS, the most admired men are those who build bridges, skyscrapers, and empires. But in reality, the proudest and most admirable are those who manage to build love. Because there is no greater or more difficult undertaking. - Author: Joel Dicker
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#61. As a kid growing up in a small town in Washington State, my only exposure to New York City was through movies. The town with its towering skyscrapers, fascinating people and teeming energy absolutely captivated me. - Author: Robert Osborne
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#62. Waves, sky, trees, Essrog - I was off the page now, away from the grammar of skyscrapers and pavement. - Author: Jonathan Lethem
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#63. As the serpentine expanse of glass drew open, the city seemed to wrap around them: rooftop gardens with stunted trees in pots, water towers like chunky flying saucers, the spires of distant skyscrapers. - Author: Scott Westerfeld
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#64. Asia is still dominated by skyscrapers. I hope that, in European cities, it will become a declining trend. They were almost never necessary. - Author: Rem Koolhaas
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#65. If you look at the entrance halls of the skyscrapers of the 1920s and 1930s, they are very welcoming. They are public spaces with enormous amounts of display and marble and so on. They were havens off the street. - Author: Joseph Rykwert
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#66. In the distance Richard could see the skyscrapers of Los Angeles rising out of the ocean; barnacle crusted concrete and steel emerging from crashing waves. Once a symbol of economic might, they were now a macabre monument to the mortality of man. - Author: Alexander Ferrick
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#67. Into this neutral air Where blind skyscrapers use Their full height to proclaim The strength of Collective Man, Each language pours its vain Competitive excuse. - Author: W. H. Auden
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#68. Funny, there had been a time when building things was what America did. From massive dams to towering skyscrapers, from mechanized factories to moon rockets, the nation had created, had viewed that as part of the national identity. - Author: Marcus Sakey
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#69. She stood in quiet excitement when the boat sailed back and she saw the city growing again to meet her. She stretched her arms wide. The city expanded, to her elbows, to her wrists, beyond her fingertips. Then the skyscrapers rose over her head, and she was back ...
Dominique. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#70. I've never seen faith move mountains, but I've seen what it can do to skyscrapers. - Author: Monica McGee
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#71. I don't know what London's coming to - the higher the buildings the lower the morals. - Author: Noel Coward
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#72. Wall Street has come to America's heartland, really. The only thing missing are the skyscrapers, you know? - Author: Dennis Quaid
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#73. Our concern is not how to worship in the catacombs but how to remain human in the skyscrapers. - Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
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#74. After twenty annual visits, I am still surprised each time I return to see this giant asparagus bed of alabaster and rose and green skyscrapers. - Author: Cecil Beaton
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#75. Nick Yablon ranges widely, from log cabins to skyscrapers and from Tocqueville to pulp fiction. He combines imaginative research with probing interpretation. Untimely Ruins offers fresh and challenging insights about the American built environment on nearly every page. - Author: T. J. Jackson Lears
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#76. Build Icebergs, Not Skyscrapers - Author: Miles Anthony Smith
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