"The electronic environment of information is an incubus. It settles upon the human sensorium like a fungus. It transforms every mode of our experience totally. This terrifies people." (Marshall McLuhan, 1967)

"The city is a discourse and this discourse is truly a language: the city speaks to its inhabitants, we speak our city, the city where we are, simply by living in it, by wandering through it, by looking at it." (Roland Barthes)

"Hoy me queda claro, viendo el trabajo que he hecho, que mucho es sobre la destrucción y sobre la incapacidad de conservar la memoria, que es algo que va tan ligado a los problemas de Colombia y de América Latina. Los latinoamericanos hemos vivido una violencia contra la ciudad igual a la que hemos vivido contra los hombres". (Fernell Franco)

“A rua é um lugar cheio de portas fechadas.” (Cleverson, cidadão sem-teto)

“’s important that the spirit of travelling be always like that of a trip made on foot. When walking, with the intensity typical of a walk, you don’t worry about covering a certain distance as much as moving within your own interior landscape…” (Werner Herzog)

“There is an enormous redundancy in every well-written book. With a well-written book I only read the right-hand page and allow my mind to work on the left-hand page. With a poorly written book I read every word.” (Marshall McLuhan)

"The generic city is what is left after large sections of urban life crossed over to cyberspace; the generic city is the post-city being prepared on the site of the ex-city." (Rem Koolhas)

"‘During the period of Asia’s great sleep, admirable small fragments of faience and mosaic used to fall gently into the silence. I heard chips of mandarin tiles from the Imperial City fall… and turquoise chips from the Koranic School at Isfahan, where roses grew wild again behind silver doors." (Andre Malraux)