52+ Best Urban Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational urban quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Most Famous Urban Quotes

Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves. – Jane Jacobs

A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bounded by short-term notes, containing a fool and his wife who didn’t know enough to stay in the city. – S.J. Perelman

Streets moderate the form and structure and comfort of urban communities. – Allan Jacobs

Everyday I see a little more of my father in me.. – Keith Urban

I will Basquiat the canvas of your body like a Broadway Junction wall and Gordon Parks you for those dark midnights when your scent fades. – Brandi L. Bates

It took a while for her to figure out she could run but when she did she was long gone, Long gone.. – Keith Urban

Cities are places for people who can stand the heat of the kitchen. – Peter Hall

America’s last pioneers, urban nomads in search of wide open interior spaces. – Cathleen McGuigan

In an urban environment, a church building is a thing of the past. – Mark Batterson

I don’t swear much; I’ve taken those words out of my vocabulary, and having kids, you have to have two sets of language! – Keith Urban

A city that was to live by night after the wilderness had passed. A city that was to forge out of steel and blood red neon its own peculiar wilderness. – Nelson Algren

He took me down and out into the afterlife of the brightly lit streets, a haze of rain around each streetlight like a galaxy, the whole street a universe spread out like a banquet. – Michael Montoure

I don’t want to impress, I want to inspire. – Keith Urban

Urban legend has it that Area 51 is connected by underground tunnels and trains to other secret facilities around the country. – Annie Jacobsen

The fact there is no route map to utopia does not mean that there are no routes to more accessible destinations. – Colin Ward

Safer cities generally mean stronger urban economies. – Roger Altman

But you’re out of another world old kid. You ought to live on top of the Woolworth Building in an apartment made of cutglass and cherry blossoms. – John Dos Passos

In an urban area, you’re not going to be an hour away from another post office. – Blake Farenthold

We need above all, I think, a certain remoteness from urban confusion. – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Raw is a good place for an artist. It’s where the truth comes out. – Keith Urban

Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas. – Ian Smith

Urbanism is the most advanced, concrete fulfillment of a nightmare. Littre defines nightmare as ‘a state that ends when one awakens with a start after extreme anxiety. But a start against whom? Who has stuffed us to the point of somnolence? – Tom McDonough

I make no apologies for being a huge fan of radio songs. – Keith Urban

Le Corbusier’s dream city was like a wonderful mechanical toy. But as to how the city works, it tells nothing but lies. – Jane Jacobs

You can’t understand a city without using its public transportation system. – Erol Ozan

There’s no soul in perfection. – Keith Urban

Unlike the urban development that I see taking over and swallowing up our precious soil, when we interact with our environment in a way that allows for regeneration and natural spaces, the outcome can be beautiful. – Cory Trepanier

Infrastructure deficit is an issue in all urban areas. – Sharad Pawar

I have an urban background, but I need melody, I need a song, so I try to mix and match and keep it fluid. – Negash Ali

Urban residents, most of them middle class, have a much better sense of their environmental rights, and they’re willing to take to the streets. – Ma Jun

You changed my life. You changed my ways. I don’t even recognize myself these days. It must be a reflection of you, only you. – Keith Urban

To give everyone a house and garden is very difficult in urban areas. – Jeremy Corbyn

In merging nature and culture the most successful cities combine such universal needs as maintaining or restoring contact with the cycles of nature, with specific, local characteristics. – Sally A. Kitt Chappell

Country seems to be finding a bigger audience. Certainly an audience out of the general country scene is finding me. – Keith Urban

We make our buildings and afterwards they make us. They regulate the course of our lives. – Winston Churchill

Everyone’s looking to the urban scene for inspiration now. – Robin Gibb

A good city is like a good party. People don’t want to leave early. – Jan Gehl

Ultimately we need to recognize that while humans continue to build urban landscapes, we share these spaces with others species. – David Suzuki

This is a pivotal time for urban regeneration. We must take a long term view. – Richard Rogers

There are certain songs that are sacred. People want to hear them just as they are in their head; they don’t want you messing around with them. And then there are some other songs, if they’ve been around a long time in our set list, that I think we can take some creative liberties with. – Keith Urban

The world grows ever complex. More urban. Less peaceful. – Fennel Hudson

Garden cities, really very nice towns if you were docile and had no plans of your own. – Jane Jacobs

There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans. – Jane Jacobs

Red carpets are pretty unpredictable. You can go from one person asking you what you’re wearing to the next person asking you about the situation in Haiti. It’s the extreme juxtaposition, and some of the questions can throw me! – Keith Urban

Town and country must be married, and out of this joyous union will spring a new hope, a new life, a new civilisation. – Ebenezer Howard

The urban man is an uprooted tree, he can put out leaves, flowers and grow fruit but what a nostalgia his leaf, flower, and fruit will always have for mother earth! – Juan Ramon Jimenez

An urban novelist never minds a little decay. – Jane Smiley

At the end of the day, the Grammys are about recognizing genres that are making an impact. – Keith Urban

I think there’s just so many people in the world that don’t feel understood, and when you hear a song and you go, ‘Oh, that song understands me,’ that’s an amazing feeling. I get it when I listen to the radio… That’s a beautiful part of music. – Keith Urban

Survival in more primitive ages required constant alertness, but survival in today’s mechanized world almost demands that we turn off our senses. In urban life especially, there is too much to see, hear and smell. – Carole Katchen

Days go by I can feel ’em flying like a hand out the window in the wind! – Keith Urban

Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears. – Italo Calvino

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