„O star-built bridge, broad milky way!
O star-lit, stately, splendid span!
If but one star should cease to stay
And prop its shoulders to God's plan —
The man who lives for self, I say,
He lives for neither God nor man.“
— Joaquin Miller American judge 1837 - 1913
The Building of the City Beautiful (1905), Ch. V : How Beautiful!, p. 48.