52 City Lights Quotes to Brighten and Illuminate Your Night

City lights have a significant impact on the character and surroundings of urban areas.

Cities would be unrecognizable without them, and the experience of living in or visiting them would be dramatically different.

City lights come in a variety of colors and hues adding brightness and character to cityscapes.


By lighting streets, buildings, and public places, city lights serve an important role in safeguarding public safety.

Best City Lights Quotes


The most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

A different city every night. ~ Bruno Mars.

I am happy I live in the city of light. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita.

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton.


If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks. ~ Baz Luhrmann.

Me and my guitar tonight, singing to the city lights, tryna live on more than what I got. ~ Bruno Mars.

I always view my music like a city at night, like Atlanta. I view my music in lights. So Far Gone would be my experiences in Toronto at night. ~ Drake.

The night may be dark, the moon may not come and the stars may hide, but don’t worry, I am here to brighten up your night. gud night ~ Unknown.


At night, the city comes alive with color. ~ Maria Powell.

Kansas City Lightning succeeds as few biographies of jazz musicians have. . . This book is a magnificent achievement; I could hardly put it down. ~ Henry Louis Gates.

The bright city lights blurred my existence, come meet me in the dark and talk to me in silence. ~ Trisha Paul.

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Famous City Lights Quotes

There’s something about the thousands of glittering lights, the veil of nighttime that almost makes this place beautiful, especially in the reflection of the water. It makes everything askew, disoriented. There’s more truth in a ripple of water than in a clear day. ~ Ellie Lieberman.


My heart burns for the city lights.. ~ Unknown.

New York at night, from it’s bridges, is a miracle. When I first came to the city, it took all my fantasies and set them on fire, turned them into flickering constellations of light. ~ Melissa Febos.

Perhaps after all the most breathtaking quality about San Francisco is these unexpected glimpses that you are always getting of beautiful hill-heights and beautiful valley-depths. … City lights, like nests of diamonds, glitter and glisten in the depths of those valleys. ~ Inez Haynes Irwin.

When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise. ~ Henry Miller.

In the country, the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time. ~ W. Somerset Maugham.


The lights of a big city can make you forget deepest of your pain!! ~ Riya Sharma.

If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the right thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip. ~ Robert Kiyosaki.

City light appears to me like stars. They both twinkle and look beautiful from a distance but both can burn you down. ~ Tanisha Pati.

Ever since I was a little kid, I always dreamed of being a Big City kid, because I grew up in a very small town up north in Canada. I have to say I just love the city lights at night. ~ Dustin Milligan.

Welcome to my city, see the bright lights, diamonds on my wrists, bright lights, the fast cars, the hot girls, the night life. ~ Maino.


Let city lights guide you home. ~ Unknown.

But treat dimes fair and am bigger than the lights down in times square. ~ Puff Daddy.

I went on to Cincinnati. I had got a taste of the big cities and them bright lights. I stayed there until I was about 18 or 19 and then I went on to Detroit. ~ John Lee Hooker.

I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance. ~ Nora Ephron.

As an artist one has no home in Europe except in Paris. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding. ~ William Gibson.

Our problem right now is that we’re so specialized that if the lights go out, there are a huge number of people who are not going to know what to do. But within every dystopia, there’s a little utopia. ~ Margaret Atwood.


The bigger the city the brighter the lights. The bigger the dog, the harder they bite. ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Winter came and the city [Chicago] turned monochrome – black trees against gray sky above white earth. Night now fell in mid afternoon, especially when the snowstorms rolled in, boundless prairie storms that set the sky close to the ground, the city lights reflected against the clouds. ~ Barack Obama.

The city lights shine down below, like the stars do there above, one flickers, one twinkles, I close my eyes and make a wish, darkness eats the city down. A pale black sky gawks at me, someone whispers, he’s not coming back. ~ Niharika Yadav.

Top City Lights Quotes

Human sympathy has its limits, and we were contented to let all their tragic arguments fade with the city lights behind. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Bright lights, big city, she dreams of love. Bright lights, big city, he lives to run. ~ 30 Seconds to Mars.

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. ~ Muhammad Ali.

I love Christmas, not because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season. ~ Ashley Tisdale.

What I find fascinating about Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights we celebrate at this time of the year, is the way its story was transformed by time. ~ Jonathan Sacks.

Baby you, me, and the city lights.. ~ Unknown.


Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche.

Seeing lights being put up along the street and these colored lanterns called parols being put up at people’s houses makes Christmas in Philippines magical. ~ Catriona Gray.

Ultimate City Lights Quotes

Red is one of the strongest colors, it’s blood, it has a power with the eye. That’s why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact, I use red in all of my paintings. ~ Keith Haring.

City lights shine bright on my complexion, Self-reflection… red hairs flashing at the intersection. Life is a green light, one star, no script, Supporting actors… fresh peaches, no pit. ~ Action Bronson.

City lights create the perfect illusion to divert us from the real dark side of the world. ~ Manku.


Thank the night for giving spotlight to the city lights.. ~ Unknown.

Let’s blow out these city lights. ~ Dierks Bentley.

I’ve always liked street light, and I’ve always photographed them. I probably have a collection of two or three thousand photographs of them, just around the city, mainly at night. ~ Harmony Korine.

Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning. ~ Giotto Di Bondone.

Night night, sleep tight. Dream of me in bed tonight. I promise there be kisses and hugs that last all night.. ~ Unknown.

World’s flying like birds; my car’s in flight. The city lights are spattered on my windshield like the fragments of the night. And I’m in flight. The sky’s a wheel, a merry-go-round of wings and snow and steel, and fire. We’ll tread the sky, we’ll ride the scarlet horses. ~ Tanith Lee.

So these were the 52 top quotes about City Lights.

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