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The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost. (Quote by - John Jay Chapman)

In its stride, New York takes on one more interior city, to shelter, this time, all governments, and to clear the slum called war. New York is not a capital city-it is not a national capital or a state capital. But it is by way of becoming the capital of the world. (Quote by - E. B. White)

Where else but in an American democracy could a boy of the lower East Side, born in London to parents fleeting Russian discrimination, grow up to be mayor of a pan-ethnic city? (Quote by - Abraham Beame)

It was a cruel city, but it was a lively one, a savage city, yet it had such tenderness; a bitter, harsh and violent catacomb of stone and steel and tunneled rock, slashed savagely with light, and roaring, fighting a constant ceaseless warfare of men and machinery? (Quote by - Thomas Wolfe)

No one has ever seen the skyline of the city from Brooklyn Bridge as I saw it that morning with three hit notices under my arm. (Quote by - Moss Hart)

New York is the only city in the world where you can get deliberately run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian. (Quote by - Russell Baker)

Stream of the living world Where dash the billows of strife!-- One plunge in the mighty torrent Is a year of tamer life! City of glorious days, Of hope, and labour and mirth, With room and to spare, on thy splendid bays For the ships of all the earth! (Quote by - Richard Watson Gilder)

An interesting thing about New York City is that the subways run through the sewers. (Quote by - Garrison Keillor)

New Yorkers are inclined to assume it will never rain, and certainly not on New Yorkers. (Quote by - Brooks Atkinson)

Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants. (Quote by - Andy Warhol)

I love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth. (Quote by - James Cameron)

It is often said that New York is a city for only the very rich and the very poor. It is less often said that new York is also, at least for those of us who came there from somewhere else, a city for only the very young. (Quote by - Joan Didion)

It's much better to be a neurotic in New York than in Nashville. There they liked me but they didn't understand me. Here they like me and understand me. (Quote by - Stanley Siegel)

The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up. (Quote by - Jay Leno)

Every person on the streets of New York is a type. The city is one big theater where everyone is on display. (Quote by - Jerry Rubin)

New Yorkers like to boast that if you can survive in New York, you can survive anywhere. But if you can survive anywhere, why live in New York? (Quote by - Edward Abbey)

There's something hypocritical about a city that keeps half of its population underground half of the time; you can start believing that there's much more space than there really is-to live, to work. (Quote by - Gloria Naylor)

If man can live in Manhattan, he can live anywhere. (Quote by - Arthur C. Clarke)

New York...when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you. (Quote by - David Letterman)

I don't like the life here in New York. There is no greenery. It would make a stone sick. (Quote by - Nikita Khrushchev)

New York is to the nation what the white spire is to the village - the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying the way is up! (Quote by - E.B. White)

New York is essentially national in interest, position, pursuits. No one thinks of the place as belonging to a particular state, but to the United States. (Quote by - James Fenimore Cooper)

By and large, musicians respect New York audiences, and also are greatly concerned about New York reviews. (Quote by - Harold C. Schonberg)

It is a miracle that New York works at all. The whole thing is implausible. (Quote by - E.B. White)

Broadway is a main artery of New York life-the hardened artery. (Quote by - Walter Winchell)


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