Thursday, July 6, 2017

Throwback Thursday " New York City Quotes"


The above photo is from the rooftop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Just leaves you speechless, no? I thought it would be cool to see some wonderful quotes about this city we call New York. It really does make you fall in love, from the first time you visit, and it never gets old. As many times as I go in, when I see that skyline, I can't help but smile. It just gives me such energy, and it lasts for weeks. It is quite one special city, and I feel very fortunate I can visit as often as I do.

"One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt." ― Georgia O’Keeffe
"One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years." ― Tom Wolfe
"As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world." — Pearl S. Buck
"Whoever is born in New York is ill-equipped to deal with any other city: all other cities seem, at best, a mistake, and, at worst, a fraud. No other city is so spitefully incoherent." — James Baldwin
"I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance." — Nora Ephron
"I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline ... What other religion do we need? When I see the city from my window—no, I don't feel how small I am—but I feel that if a war came to threaten this, I would throw myself into space, over the city, and protect these buildings with my body." — Ayn Rand
"Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life." — Irving Berlin
"The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding." — John Updike
"I wake up every morning and say to myself, ‘Well, I’m still in New York. Thank you, God." ― Ed Koch
"Sometimes, from beyond the skyscrapers, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island." ― Albert Camus
"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"New York is the only real city-city." — Truman Capote
"Living in California adds ten years to a man's life. And those extra ten years I'd like to spent in New York." — Harry Ruby
"When its 100 degrees in New York, it's 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it's still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles." — Neil Simon
"I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, "There's no place like New York. It's the most exciting city in the world now. That's the way it is. That's it." — Robert De Niro
“I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know, because I won’t ever dare ask that question.” — Dylan Thomas
"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
"There is no place like it, no place with an atom of its glory, pride, and exultancy. It lays its hand upon a man's bowels; he grows drunk with ecstasy; he grows young and full of glory, he feels that he can never die." — Walt Whitman
"At night... the streets become rhythmical perspectives of glowing dotted lines, reflections hung upon them in the streets as the wistaria hangs its violet racemes on its trellis. The buildings are shimmering verticality, a gossamer veil, a festive scene-prop hanging there against the black sky to dazzle, entertain, amaze." — Frank Lloyd Wright
"It'll be a great place if they ever finish it." — O. Henry

"That's my favorite place in the world, so far, that I've seen. I haven't travelled much, but I don't think I'll find anything to replace Brooklyn." — Marilyn Monroe

"If I'd lived in Roman times, I'd have lived in Rome. Where else? Today America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself." — John Lennon
"London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it." — Dorothy Parker
“When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.” — Fran Lebowitz
"Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough." — John Steinbeck
"Quite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean 'love' in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again.” — Joan Didion
"In Rome I am weighted down by a lack of momentum, the inertia of a spent civilization. In New York I feel plugged into a strong alternating current of hope and despair." — Ted Morgan
"My favorite thing about New York is the people, because I think they’re misunderstood. I don’t think people realize how kind New York people are." — Bill Murray
"When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie." — Ryan Adams

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