Great cities are not like towns, only larger. They are not like suburbs, only denser. They differ from towns and suburbs in basic ways, and one of them is that cities are, by definition, full of strangers.
― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Exiled Thucydides knew
All that a speech can say
And what dictators do,
The elderly rubbish they talk
To an apathetic grave;
Analysed all in his book,
The enlightenment driven away,
The habit-forming pain,
Mismanagement and grief:
We must suffer them all again.
― W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
Unable to drain its own sickness, the building continued to rot from within.
Trapped in a downward spiral within a house of ruin.
A brand offers a feeling of reassurance when its products are always and everywhere the same.
― Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Always remember that during Comic-Con you’re in a real-life American city, not a magical land accessible via closet, train or bathroom mirror. You can get mugged; you can get beat up; you can get hit by a bottle. Accidents happen every show…
– Tom Spurgeon
Have a fun and safe convention.
Bele: Are you blind, Commander Spock? Well, look at me. Look at me!
Captain James T. Kirk: You are black on one side and white on the other.
Bele: I am black on the right side!
Captain James T. Kirk: I fail to see the significant difference.
Bele: Lokai is white on the right side. All of his people are white on the right side.
– Star Trek: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (watch the clip)