Quotation Explorer - 'Town'

To country people Cows are mild,And flee from any stick they throw;But I’m a timid town bred child,And all the cattle seem to know. - T.S. Eliot
I am from small town but not with small dreams. - Prakhar Srivastav
School should be the best party in town - Peter Kline
One person can have a profound effect on another. And two people...well, two people can work miracles. They can change a whole town. They can change the world. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
a town with more drinking joints than reading joints has a problem reading can solve - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night? - David Wood
A railroad station? That was sort of a primitive airport, only you didn't have to take a cab 20 miles out of town to reach it. - Russell Baker
Style is when they're running you out of town and you make it look like you're leading the parade. - William Battie
I saw America's economy last night, people raiding dumpsters at a higher rate than normal in my home town. Digging through garbage shouldn't be a career. Thanks Democrats. Thanks Republicans. - Carroll Bryant
Out in the fjord I dragged myself up at once, wet with fever and exhaustion, and gazed landwards, and bade farewell for the present to the town to Christiania, where the windows gleamed so brightly in all the homes. - Knut Hamsun
When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring. - Oscar Wilde
This town of churches and dreams; this town I thought I would lose myself in, with its backward ways and winding roads leading to nowhere; but, I found myself instead. -Magic in the Backyard (excerpt from American Honey) - Kellie Elmore
If we could eliminate the concept of town and return to live in small villages, all world problems were solved. - Rossana Condoleo
You can see the evil, the evil is everywhere. As Far as I can tell I can build a town full of horror. - Deyth Banger
What can a little town teach you? It can teach you how a little place already contains the whole features of the entire world! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Don't live in a town where there are no doctors. - Jewish Proverb
Try to live your life so that you wouldn't be afraid to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers
Perfection all the time would drive them mad. For every perfect little town, there's something ugly underneath. No dream without the nightmare. - Blake Crouch
The inspector had interviewed boys before, boys from the poorest parts of town. He had the habit of not specifying "mam" or "dad" or even "parents." They were things he knew not every child possessed and so he was careful. - Sylvia Waugh
Pardon me Mam,I'm new in town, could you please show me the way to your house? - Frank Calvin Mann
Her characters tend to err when they reject the grubby and complex circumstances of everyday life for abstract and radical notions. They thrive when they work within the rooted spot, the concrete habit, the particular reality of their town and family. - David Brooks
He who is carried on another's back does not appreciate how far off the town is. - African Proverb
The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious and may revolutionize a whole town. - Eleanor H. Porter
For the sight of the angry weather saddens my soul and the sight of the town, sitting like a bereaved mother beneath layers of ice, oppresses my heart. - Kahlil Gibran
I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying 'flee at once - all is discovered.' They all left town immediately. - Mark Twain
From this point of view, science - the real game in town - is rhetoric, a series of efforts to persuade relevant social actors that one's manufactured knowledge is a route to a desired form of very objective power. - Donna J. Haraway
The grey of a bitter, starved-looking morning. The town like a mortally wounded creature, torn by shells, gashed open by bombs. Dead streets - streets of death - death in streets and their houses; yet people still able to sleep and still sleeping. - Radclyffe Hall
A town with many men who are less educated and as such ignorant of the real solution to the woes of their society has the same problem as a town with many intellectuals and yet with many problems - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Beautiful breezes in ugly parts of town give hope to those who want to be free. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I want to leave all my friends and the sunlight for a small, rainy town. - The Harvard Lampoon
Leaving town I sat next to a senseless and beautiful boywho asked where I live.His unwashed hair or the way his eyes were just eyes…the soul is a tiring thing. You can have it.I don’t know what you mean’s what I told him.It’s more simple than that. I’m just passing through. - Alex Dimitrov
Take over the school, take over the town, take over the world. It will be a world of compassion, of neighbor loving neighbor, of student loving student or at least treating one another with respect. No judgments. No name-calling. No more, no more, no more. - Jeniffer Niven
To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one's judgement of others. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers
The town where I grew up has a zip code of E-I-E-I-O. - Martin Mull
Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow. - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden. - Alexander Hamilton
I'm dreaming of sleeping next to you and feeling like a lost little boy in a brand new town I'm counting my sheep and each one that passes is another dream to ashes And they all fall down.- Sleeping to Dream - Jason Mraz
All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. - Leo Tolstoy
Grandfather recently died. He died alone on a trip away from home in a town where no one expected him to be - Téa Obreht
When people read his books they have an uncontrollable desire to hang the author in the town square. I can’t think of a higher honor for a writer. - Roberto Bolaño
When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation."[As attributed by Alastair Reid in Neruda and Borges, The New Yorker, June 24, 1996; as well as in The Talk of the Town, The New Yorker, July 7, 1986] - Jorge Luis Borges
If everyone saw himself as a citizen of the world rather than of his town, city or country, the world would be a more peaceful, better place where success in all forms is abundant and available to all. (A Gift to My Children) - Jim Rogers
So I had nothing to distract me from my books and their other worlds that swallowed me whole, from Narnia to the Wisconsin woods, from a small town in Sweden to the red earth of Prince Edward Island. Nothing and no one interested me as much as my books. - Luisa Weiss
All fiction boils down to two plots: Either a stranger comes to town or someone goes on a trip. - Parker Bauer
You’re asking me? The Whack-O from loony town! she snapped at him. - Beth Bares
Girls, now, they wear leggings. As pants. It's embarrassing. Just parading their coochies around town. - Stephanie Danler
Birds are flyin' south for winter.Here's the Weird-Bird headin' north,Wings a-flappin', beak a-chatterin',Cold head bobbin' back 'n' forth.He says, "It's not that I like iceOr freezin' winds and snowy ground.It's just sometimes it's kind of niceTo be the only bird in town. - Shel Silverstein
Plumpick: Don't you understand, the whole town will blow up in three minutes! Columbine: Yes--they will be wonderful, those three minutes.
You've got nothing that lasts, you know. That's not the first town that ever stood there. There was one before that, and one before that, and one before that one, on back for 900 years. But this tree has stood here all along. What do you make of that, boy? - Natalie Babbitt
You can't have a church town without belief and you can't have belief without intolerance. - Howard Jacobson
Try listening to yourself sometime, alone in a transient room in a strange town. The worst is when you draw a blank, and the ash-blonde ghosts of the past carry on long twittering long-distance calls with your inner ear, and there's no way to hang up. - Ross Macdonald
Where there is poverty and ignorance, there will be suffering, cruelty, corruption and intolerance.We must change everything and focus on education and empowering lives. Start in your own town and you will be a part of the changes you want to see happen in the world. - Eileen Anglin
To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well
Today every city, town, or village is affected by it. We have entered the Neon Civilization and become a plastic world.. It goes deeper than its visual manifestations, it affects moral matters; we are engaged, as astrophysicists would say, on a decaying orbit. - Raymond Loewy
Take over the school, take over the town, take over the worlds. It will be a world of compassion, of neighbor loving neighbor, of student loving student or at least treating one another with respect. No judgments. No name-calling. No more, no more, no more. - Jeniffer Niven
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests. - Pablo Neruda
Lead your life so you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers
But try to remember that a good man can never die. You will see your brother many times again-in the streets, at home, in all the places of the town. The person of a man may go, but the best part of him stays. It stays forever. - William Saroyan
The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial influence upon the health of a town than twenty asses laden with drugs. - Thomas Sydenham
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