“That's why it's always gonna be a slum. Paterson is the bastard child of New Jersey.”
“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..”
“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”
“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.”
“It's the city's new rolling slum. Well, it's not exactly new. It's just bigger.”
“India is one of those places that has a reputation – the beggars, the slums, the dirt – but the friendliness and hospitality surprised me.”
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