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Streets Quotes
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If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
- John D. Rockefeller

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

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We hung out on the streets, played stickball,
and did all of the things that other kids did.
- Bob Cousy

I have always said that we did not expect a revolution in the streets.
- Robert Bourassa

I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces,
I can see you cry.
But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry.
Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
- George Weah


 

I see my friends, my family, my cousins work all day
long for very little money,
and if I have this problem of not being able to wall on the streets,
it's not a big deal.
- Olivier Martinez

People on the streets are ready for hockey.
- Eric Lindros

Schools must stop being holding pens to keep energetic
young people off the job market and off the streets.
We stretch puberty out a long, long time.
- Toni Morrison

The past is still visible.
The buildings haven't changed, the layout of the streets hasn't changed.
So memory is very available to me as I walk around.
- Jonathan Lethem

How I longed to see these things; how I longed to see
the Liberty Bell and walk on the streets where Thomas Jefferson,
Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin had walked.
- Burl Ives

You must stand for free speech in the streets.
- Mary Harris Jones

You are safer here tonight than you would be on the
streets of any other city in the world.
- Michael Bloomberg

Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets.
- Jimmy Breslin

As a kid growing up in the back streets of Dublin I
used to pretend I was playing in the World Cup with
my mates out on the streets,
and now I will be doing it for real.
- Robbie Keane

I'm in prison.
But my heart and mind is free.
Gangsta haters on the streets are doing more time than me.
They need 30 police escorts with them every time they walk down the street.
- Suge Knight

It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish.
It's all a matter of discipline.
I was determined to discover what life held for me
beyond the inner-city streets.
- Wilma Rudolph

The fire trucks are out, there are thousands of people in the streets.
You have a choice.
You can have this, or you let Negroes eat at the lunch counters.
- Burke Marshall

As Mayor, I will lead city government,
businesses, and community groups to support innovative
projects that will make San Francisco streets and public
places vibrant and healthy.
- Gavin Newsom

I met Sonny after (Blind Boy) Fuller died,
and me and Sonny played in the streets like everybody else.
- Brownie McGhee

At sunset we are rattling through the streets of the little town of Cordova.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

The streets are safe in Philadelphia,
it's only the people that make them unsafe.
- Frank Rizzo

The graceful Georgian streets and squares,
a series of steel engravings under a wet sky.
- Shana Alexander

When I'm not in training.
I'll walk around the streets at 153,
but it's not solid; it's my socializing weight.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless,
lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors,
was happy, was miserable.
- Ben Okri

There are people much less fortunate than us,
and I don't mean people hungry sleeping in the streets either.
- Della Reese

This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the
souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually.
One feels them passing like a whiff of air.
- William Butler Yeats

The women I killed were filth - bastard prostitutes
who were littering the streets.
I was just cleaning up the place a bit.
- Peter Sutcliffe

Every person on the streets of New York is a type.
The city is one big theater where everyone is on display.
- Jerry Rubin

I think if the church did what they were supposed to
do we wouldn't have anyone sleeping on the streets.
- Michael W. Smith

The real political life in Russia unfortunately is
not in the parliament but on the streets and in the media.
- Garry Kasparov

There is a frustration too, that at moments when there's not a coup,
when there are not people in the streets,
that the country disappears from people's consciousness.
- Edwidge Danticat

Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes,
go out on the streets and beg for quarters.
- Mike Tyson

Sade's stuff is real deceptive.
She's got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets.
- Lucinda Williams

Truth never yet fell dead in the streets;
it has such affinity with the soul of man,
the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold.
- Theodore Parker

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

He told us he was going to take crime out of the streets.
He did.
He took it into the damn White House.
- Ralph Abernathy

I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist.
If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine.
If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer.
- Teena Marie

I came back to the hood and got in those streets and
started doing whatever it took for me to provide.
- Young Buck

In other countries, it's a common thing to have outcast
children running around the streets in packs,
and I don't think we're so far away from it here.
- Penelope Spheeris

I'm from the streets of New York.
I know what tough talk sounds like.
- Aries Spears

I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching
Brando as God and his son was Jesus.
I literally had people saying my blood would run in
the streets for doing that.
- Richard Donner

Because the show is popular, people do recognize us on the streets.
- Ted Allen

In violent streets and broken homes,
the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but
for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world,
who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
- Felix Adler

For the first week of the Sian events I was a first
aid worker in the streets of Sian.
- Agnes Smedley

Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics,
such as better water and sanitation and good roads,
and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Ultimately I am happy that everybody is embracing hip
hop and the sounds from the streets.
- Ice T

I got Sonny up to Harlem, and we started street playin' in New York.
We did that for three or four years and survived.
We brought it back to the streets again.
- Brownie McGhee

We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments.
We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets -
we remember only.
- Henry Miller

I can do most anything and not have a problem with it.
The only time I have negative attention is when I run
naked through the streets brandishing a handgun.
- Janeane Garofalo

If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing
an entire generation of our young people,
killing and dying in the streets of America.
- Ron Dellums

Also, I preached to gangs on the streets of Manhattan,
Brooklyn and the Bronx - and miracles began to happen.
- David Wilkerson

I had taken on the color of the climate around me and
had driven back all the emotion that rose from the
Brooklyn streets so that I could belong to the exclusive club of Congress.
- Emanuel Celler

The essence of childhood, of course,
is play,
which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that
we reluctantly shared with traffic.
- Bill Cosby

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich
as well as the poor to sleep under bridges,
to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

When I write stories I am like someone who is in her own country,
walking along streets that she has known since she was a child,
between walls and trees that are hers.
- Natalia Ginzburg

I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking,
entertaining films.
I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people,
from music, novels, the streets.
- Spike Lee

The war is coming to the streets of America and if
you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with
your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil.
- Ted Nugent

I was always the one left behind.
Out in the streets, when they saw me they'd say,
That's just one of the Bee Gees.
- Maurice Gibb

Weird people follow you in the streets,
you can't sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace,
and I think everybody values those moments of being alone.
- Winona Ryder

I have an affection for a great city.
I feel safe in the neighborhood of man,
and enjoy the sweet security of the streets.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I didn't do the marching down the streets,
jumping in front of the lines and holding hands...
that wasn't me.
- Solomon Burke

It's so much fun playing Ling, but I have this fear
that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets.
They think I'm going to bite their heads off or something.
- Lucy Liu

All of the factors that make up a quality city -
safe streets,
high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods,
etc.
- emanate from a strong educational premise.
- Alan Autry

I did not find Liverpool ugly.
Her stately public buildings, broad streets,
public squares, and noble statues redeem her from the charge.
- M. E. W. Sherwood

Originally the film opened with Ryan in the doctor's office,
being told his wife is dying.
Then we see him walking the streets,
and the story is told in flashback.
- Arthur Hiller

Mama tried to save us from the streets,
but the streets were too strong.
- Barry White

Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated,
the energies displayed in it are fine;
the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.
- John Keats

There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets.
- Fiorello LaGuardia


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