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I have never walked down Fifth Avenue alone without thinking of money. (Quote by - Anthony Trollope)

There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe. (Quote by - Don Herold)

In dress, habits, manners, provincialism, routine and narrowness, he acquired that charming insolence, that irritating completeness, that sophisticated crassness, that overbalanced poise that makes the Manhattan gentleman so delightfully small in his greatness. (Quote by - O. Henry)

If there were a god of New York, it would be the Greek's Hermes, the Roman's Mercury. He embodies New York qualities: the quick exchange, the fastness of language and style, craftiness, the mixing of people and crossing of borders, imagination. (Quote by - Dr. James Hillman)

New York makes one think of the collapse of civilization, about Sodom and Gomorrah, the end of the world. The end wouldn't come as a surprise here. Many people already bank on it. (Quote by - Saul Bellow)

New York is the place where all the aspirations of the Western World meet to form one vast master aspiration, as powerful as the suction of a steam dredge. IT is the icing on the pie call Christian civilization. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

New York is a place where the rich walk, the poor drive Cadillacs, and beggars die of malnutrition with thousands of dollars hidden in their mattresses. (Quote by - Duke Ellington)

The exodus from New York City limits to the suburbs in the last two decades was nothing less than spectacular and probably represents one of the greatest unattended migrations in human history. (Quote by - Dave Marash)

Writhing, uncontrollable city! In the years since the city stopped offering garbage collection to Morrisania and Hunts Point, the dogs that roam the streets have been subtly turning into coyotes. (Quote by - Susan Sontag)

Movement in New York is vertical, horizontal, angular, never casual. In Versailles, you bow; in New York, you dodge cabs. (Quote by - Boris Aronson)

This is New York, a combat zone, and everyone has to have an angle or they're not allowed over the bridges or through the tunnels. Let them have their angles, it's what they live for. You've got better things to worry about, like making sure the people that actually matter don't try any funny stuff. (Quote by - Cynthia Heimel)

New York is the Caoutchouc City. . . . They have the furor rubberendi. (Quote by - O. Henry)

Money is made easily by man y in New York; fortunes are acquitted in a day, families go from a shanty on a back street to a brown-stone front in upper New York, but they carry with them their vulgar habits and disgust those who from social position are compelled to invite them to their houses. (Quote by - The Reverend Matthew Hale Smith)

New York was something like a circus performer walking a tightrope an juggling at the same time....It could barely maintain its position, but an movement would tip the whole balance. (Quote by - John V. Lindsay)

Just where the Treasury's marble front Looks over Wall Street's mingled nations,-- Where Jews and Gentiles most are wont To throng for trade and last quotations; Where, hour, by hour, the rates of gold Outrival, in the ears of people, The quarter-chimes, serenely tolled From Trinity's undaunted steeple. (Quote by - Edmund C. Stedman)

Well, little old Noisyville-on-the Subway is good enough for me. (Quote by - O. Henry)

No place has delicatessen like New York. (Quote by - Judy Blume)

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of exiles. (Quote by - Emma Lazarus)

New York is like a disco, but without the music. (Quote by - Elaine Stritch)

It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfill him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky. (Quote by - E.B. White)

Every true New Yorker believes with all his heart that when a New Yorker is tired of New York, he is tired of life. (Quote by - Robert Moses)

New York City is filled with the same kind of people I left New Jersey to get away from. (Quote by - Fran Lebowitz)

It's true that what you find in New York is something other than America. Only small towns and small countries are self-satisfied; a real capital goes beyond its borders. (Quote by - Simone de Beauvoir)

The borrowers of America and all the world turn to New York....It is to the quotations on the New York Stock Exchange that men of affairs from Penobscot to Honolulu turn each morning to find how beats the pulse of prosperity and enterprise. (Quote by - Charles A. Beard)

And we found other evacuees in the country who sat on their suburban lawns, planning to go back when the children had finished college; and when the rain fell into the leaves of the rock maples they asked: "Oh, Charlie, do you think it's raining in New York?" (Quote by - John Cheever)


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