New York Quotes

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New York Quotes and Sayings

All I need is a New York minute.
Aldo Decaniz

You haven't lived until you died in New York.
Alexander Woollcott

New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice.
Bob Dylan

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.
David Letterman

Yet, as only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you'll live through the night.
Dorothy Parker

New York provides not only a continuing excitation but also a spectacle that is continuing.
E.B. White

There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.
Elbert Hubbard

The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.
Fran Lebowitz

Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book -and does
Groucho Marx

New York: where everyone mutinies but no one deserts.
Harry Hershfield

Living in California adds ten years to a man's life. And those extra ten years I'd like to spent in New York
Harry Ruby

New York is appalling, fantastically charmless and elaborately dire.
Henry James

When you leave New York you ain't going anywhere.
Jimmy Breslin

New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and the perishable dream itself. To think of 'living' there was to reduce the miraculous to the mundane; one does not 'live' at Xanadu.
Joan Didion

I can't see heaven but I credit hell, I live in New York so I know it well.
John Brunner

The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.
John Updike

You could grow up in the city where history was made and still miss it all.
Jonathan Lethem

You cannot keep something down that is bound to rise.
Juliet C. Obodo

New York is made up of millions of different people, and they all come here looking for something
Lindsey Kelk

Make your mark in New York and you are a made man
Mark Twain

Guys like you can't escape the city. Hell, you a got a blood contract with this place. You're married to the old girl.
Mickey Spillane

It couldn't have happened anywhere but in little old New York.
O. Henry

Pull up the shades so I can see New York. I don't want to go home in the dark.
O. Henry

As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.
Pearl S. Buck

New York is strange in the summer. Life goes on as usual but it’s not, it’s like everyone is just pretending, as if everyone has been cast as the star in a movie about their life, so they’re one step removed from it. And then in September it all gets normal again.
Peter Cameron

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
Peter Shaffer

The whole of New York is rebuilt about once in ten years.
Philip Hone

New York is the only city in the world where you can get deliberately run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian.
Russell Baker

There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.
Simone de Beauvoir

I knew I couldn't live in America and I wasn't ready to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America - New York City .
Spalding Gray

Each neighborhood of the city appeared to be made of a different substance, each seemed to have a different air pressure, a different psychic weight: the bright lights and shuttered shops, the housing projects and luxury hotels, the fire escapes and city parks.
Teju Cole, Open City

The thing that impressed me then as now about New York… was the sharp, and at the same time immense, contrast it showed between the dull and the shrewd, the strong and the weak, the rich and the poor, the wise and the ignorant… the strong, or those who ultimately dominated, were so very strong, and the weak so very, very weak - and so very, very many.
Theodore Dreiser

New York blazes like a magnificent jewel in its fit setting of sea, and earth, and stars.
Thomas Wolfe

One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.
Tom Wolfe

I love New York, even though it isn't mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.
Truman Capote

New York is a diamond iceberg floating in river water.
Truman Capote

This is the city, and I am one of the citizens/Whatever interests the rest interests me
Walt Whitman

There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from midtown and how late is it open?
Woody Allen