New York Quotes

The earlier years of my business were so reflective of my youth, my life and New York.

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 […]

A city whose living immediacy is so urgent that when I am in it I lose all sense of the past.

New York is a great place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.

Hemingway described literary New York as a bottle full of tapeworms trying to feed on each other.

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.

New York: Skyscraper National Park.

If it ain’t broke, it ain’t breakable.