New York Quotes

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.

New York is where you can get the best cheap meal and the lousiest expensive meal in the country.

It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfil him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.

On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy.

New Yorkers temperamentally do not crave comfort and convenience – if they did they would live elsewhere.

The city is like poetry: it compresses all life into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.

New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village – the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying the way is up!