“A swear-word in a rustic slum / A simple swear-word is to some, / To Masefield something more.”
“He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.”
“It's rustic if there is extra brush on it.”
“If a ragnarök would burn all the slums and gas-works, and shabby garages, and long arc-lit suburbs, it could for me burn all the works of art — and I'd go back to trees..”
“A city has values as well as slums, excitement as well as conflict a personality that has not yet been obliterated by its highways and gas stations.”
“Black is beautiful when it is a slum kid studying to enter college, when it is a man learning new skills for a new job . . .”
Whitney M. Young Jr.
“Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium”
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