Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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My own experience is that, apart from the special habitat of intellectuals like Oxford or Cambridge, a city of a million is required to give me, say, the twenty or thirty congenial friends I require.

Philip Sargant Florence, quoted by Jane Jacobs in The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Written by nevalalee

December 19, 2018 at 7:30 am

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  1. I understand this attitude, though I feel I personally could probably get by with just a couple hundred thousand.

    (That said, I have lived forty years in Chicagoland, home of 9.5 million souls, so I haven’t ever had to test this.)

    Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey

    December 20, 2018 at 4:23 pm


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