I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
For us who live in cities Nature is not natural. Nature is supernatural. Just as monks watched and strove to get a glimpse of heaven, so we watch and strive to get a glimpse of earth.
—G. K. Chesterton
New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.
If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
—Charles Caleb Colton