NYC Quotes

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

-Thomas Wolfe (US short story writer and novelist, 1900-1938)

When it’s three o’clock in New York, it’s still 1938 in London.

-Bette Midler

You come to New York to find the ambience that will evoke your best. You do not necessarily know precisely what that might be, but you come to New York to discover it.

-Dr. James Hillman

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 (US Poet, 1885-1972)

New York is full of people…with a feeling for the tangential adventure, the risky adventure, the interlude that’s not likely to end in any double-ring ceremony.

-Joan Didion

There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born here, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size and its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter — the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is the New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. […] Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.

-E.B. White, Here is New York

New York is what Paris was in the twenties…the center of the art world. And we want to be in the center. It’s the greatest place on earth…I’ve got a lot of friends here and I even brought my own cash.

-John Lennon

If anyone has any other quotes they’d like to share and for me to possibly post up here, leave a comment or email me at jesslovesnyc(at)gmail(dot)com


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