The city’s more beautiful at night, you know: the people of the night always tell the truth.
WHAT MAKES CITY LIFE MEANINGFUL IS THE THINGS WE HIDE.
What is the city but the people?
The city is the place where today live the people of God, of whom you, we, are the shepherds. It is the place of scandal in which the rich prelates preach virtue to poor and hungry people.
Men mould some cities, some cities mould men.
In a city, you can be alone in a crowd, and in fact what makes the city a city is that it lets you hide the strangeness in your mind inside its teeming multitudes.