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Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough. - John Steinbeck

It's a city where everyone mutinies but no one deserts. - Harry Herschfield

The only way to avoid New York is to live there.

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

Living in New York gives people motivation and desire to pursue interests and objects that nobody else wants.

I've never been out of this country, but I've been to New York.  Does that count? - A farmer from Georgia

I regret profoundly that I was not an American and not born in Greenwich Village.  It might be dying, and there might be a lot of dirt in the air that you breathe, but this is where it's happening. - John Lennon

Is a newspaper prints a sex crime, it's smut, but when The New York Times prints it, it's a sociological study. - Adolph S. Ochs

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York.  New York is itself a detective story. - Agatha Christie

Skyscraper National Park. - Kurt Vonnegut

Critics in New York are made by their dislikes, not by their enthusiasms. - Irwin Shaw

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

The clock ticks louder in New York than anywhere else.

It is difficult to determine whether cab drivers yield to each other out of fear or respect.  - Sir Gladwyn Jeeb

In New York, the earth spins more quickly around its axis. - Herbert Beerbohm Tree

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

New York is a place where the rich walk, the poor drive Cadillac's, and the beggars die of malnutrition with thousands of dollars hidden in their mattresses. - Duke Ellington

New York - more than anywhere else everybody here wants to become somebody.

Manhattan is an accumulation of possible disasters that never happen. 

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

New Yorkers are nice about giving you street directions - in fact, they them seem quite proud of knowing where they are themselves.

If the talent is not born here, it usually flowers here. 

The most wonderful street in the universe is Broadway.  It is a world within itself.  High and low, rich and poor, pass along at a rate peculiar to New York, and positively bewildering to a stranger.

The great city of New York wields more of the destinies of this great nation that five times the population of any other portion of the country.

True New Yorkers do not really seek information about the outside world.  They feel that if anything is not in New York it is not likely to be interesting.

Every true New Yorker believes with all his heart that when a New Yorker is tired of New York he is tired of life. - Robert Moses

To Europe she was America, to America she was the gateway of the Earth. But to tell the story of New York would be to write a social history of the world. - H. G. Wells

Coming to New York from the muted mistiness of London, as I regularly do, is like traveling from a monochrome antique shop to a Technicolor bazaar. - Kenneth Tynan

City of prose and fantasy, of capitalist automation, its streets a triumph of cubism, its moral philosophy that of the dollar.  New York impressed me tremendously because, more than any other city, it is the fullest expression of our modern age. - Trotsky

New York - The city where the people from Oshkosh look at the people from Dubuque in the next theater seats and say "These New Yorkers don't dress any better than we do."

The Upper East Side is very exclusive - even the attendants who walk dogs have their own social club.

New York is the place where everyone will stop a championship fight to look at an usher giving a drunk the bum's rush. - Damon Runyon

Central Park is the grandiose symbol of the front yard each child in New York hasn't got.

The city is the size of a country, but has been operated like a candy store.

Today, Wall Street remains, in a world of economic disorder, the strongest fortification of free enterprise.

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

You know you're a New Yorker when you'd rather prolong your unemployment and go hungry than accept a job offer involving a reverse commute.

When you leave New York you're camping out. - Nat Goodwin

If one is looking for cultural testosterone and raging off-the-wall competition in the world of communications, Manhattan was - and is - home plate. - Brock Yates


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