Robert Moses quotes

  • l have no fear of change as such and, on the other hand, no liking for it merely for its own sake.
    -- Robert Moses

    #Fear #Hands #Sake

  • You can draw any kind of picture you want on a clean slate and indulge your every whim in the wilderness in laying out a New Delhi, Canberra, or Brasilia, but when you operate in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax.
    -- Robert Moses

    #Want #Way #Meat

  • Here the skeptic finds chaos and the believer further evidence that the hand that made us is divine.
    -- Robert Moses

    #Hands #Chaos #Divine

  • When you operate in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax,
    -- Robert Moses

    #Way #Meat #Metropolis

  • If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration.
    -- Robert Moses

    #Idols #Musical #Administration

  • Unfortunately there are still people in other areas who regard New York City not as part of the United States, but as a sort of excrescence fastened to our Eastern shore and peopled by the less venturesome waves of foreigners who failed to go West to the genuine American frontier.
    -- Robert Moses

    #New York #Cities #People

  • [It is] the most hideous waterfront structure ever inflicted on a city by a combination of architectural conceit and official bad taste. the Cathedral of Asphalt.
    -- Robert Moses

    #Cities #Taste #Architecture

  • Every true New Yorker believes with all his heart that when a New Yorker is tired of New York, he is tired of life.
    -- Robert Moses

    #New York #Believe #Heart

  • Those who can, build. Those who can't, criticize.
    -- Robert Moses

    #Criticize

  • He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.
    -- Robert Moses

    #Long #Intellectual #Prodigies

  • I raise my stein to the builder who can remove ghettos without removing people as I hail the chef who can make omelets without breaking eggs.
    -- Robert Moses

    #Ghetto #Eggs #People

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