The World is Never Simple

“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.”

**Ernest Hemmingway

Maybe Not So Well-Adjusted . . .

“Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.”

**Angela Carter

Or Shanghai as the Case Might Be

“She wanted to die, but she also wanted to live in Paris.” 

**Gustav Flaubert