The earlier years of my business were so reflective of my youth, my life and New York.
New York Quotes
I’ve always felt like if someone asks me something, they want the real answer. I think there’s also something about being from Kansas. Usually people think I’m from New York. The only similarity between New Yorkers and Midwesterners is that what you see is what you get.
I always felt that I would be somebody, but it still surprises me. Like when I drive through Times Square and see my billboard. Or when I got a standing ovation on Broadway for my role in “A Raisin in the Sun.” Or when I finished the marathon. Or when I perform at Madison Square […]
New York is a melting pot, especially where I grew up in the Bronx. I’m Trini and I’m Dominican, and there’s a lot of Dominicans that look a certain type of way. They have soft, pretty, curly hair. Growing up, guys would ask me weird questions like, ‘If you’re Dominican, why is your hair so […]
More and more too, the old name absorbs into me – Mannahatta, ‘the place encircled by many swift tides and sparkling waters.’ How fit a name for America’s great democratic island city! The word itself, how beautiful! how aboriginal! how it seems to rise with tall spires, glistening in sunshine, with such New World atmosphere, […]
From the moment a New Yorker is confronted with almost any large city of Europe, it is impossible for him to pretend to himself that his own city is anything other than an unscrupulous real-estate speculation.
I had to move to New York for health reasons. I’m very paranoid and New York is the only place where my fears are justified.
One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.
When you leave New York, you ain’t goin’ nowhere.
New York has more hermits than will be found in all the forests, mountains and deserts of the United States.