Quotes of New York - somelinesforyou

“ New York is one of man’s greatest achievements. ”

- Edward Robb Ellis

“ A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: It is a beautiful catastrophe. ”

- Le Corbusier

“ If you are greedy for life, that’s what New York is all about. If you’re trying to get as much as you can every day, this city is the place to be. ”

- Pam Nelson

“ Make your mark in New York and you are a made man. ”

- Mark Twain

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

- John Updike

“ You haven’t lived until you died in New York. ”

- Alexander Woollcott

“ New York indeed, resembles a magic cauldron. Those who are cast into it are born again. ”

- Charles Whibley

“ If you want to become a real New Yorker, there’s only one rule: You have to believe New York is, has been, and always will be the greatest city on earth. The center of the universe. ”

- Ellen R. Shapiro

“ I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know, because I won’t ever dare ask that question. ”

- Dylan Thomas

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

- Tom Wolfe

“ If I’d lived in Roman times, I’d have lived in Rome. Where else? Today America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself. ”

- John Lennon

“ Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no other place is good enough. ”

- John Steinbeck

“ I was in love with New York. I do not mean ‘love’ in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and never love anyone quite that way again. ”

- Joan Didion

“ It couldn’t have happened anywhere but in little old New York. ”

- O. Henry

“ Everybody ought to have a Lower East Side in their life. ”

- Irving Berlin

“ And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you. ”

- Michael Bloomberg

“ I adore my apartment in New York. It was a ballroom that I remade, so it’s like a loft but done by Louis the Fifteenth. ”

- Joan Rivers

“ There’s something so romantic about being broke in New York. You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money, and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you, of the two, the latter is far better. ”

- Amy Poehler

“ And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will. ”

- Ezra Pound

“ 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

“ Like a rat in a cage, pulling minimum wage. New York I love you, but you’re bringing me down. ”

- LCD Soundsystem

“ I can’t with any conscience argue for New York with anyone. It’s like Calcutta. But I love the city in an emotional, irrational way, like loving your mother or your father even though they’re a drunk or a thief. I’ve loved the city my whole life — to me, it’s like a great woman. ”

- Woody Allen

“ In New York I feel plugged into a strong alternating current of hope and despair. ”

- Ted Morgan

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

- Fran Lebowitz

“ To say that New York came up to its advance billing would be the baldest of understatements. Being there was like being in heaven without going to all the bother and expense of dying. ”

- P.G. Wodehouse

“ New York walking isn’t exercise: it’s a continually showing make. your. own movie. ”

- Roy Blount Jr.

“ My favorite thing about New York is the people, because I think they’re misunderstood. I don’t think people realize how kind New York people are. ”

- Bill Murray

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

- Don Herold

“ Better a square foot of New York than all the rest of the world in a lump — better a lamppost on Broadway than the brightest star in the sky. ”

- Texas Guinan

“ 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
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