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New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and
nobody would notice.
Bob Dylan

No matter what kind of music you ask them to play, your wedding band will play it in such a
way that it sounds like "New York, New York."
Dave Barry

I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline. Particularly
when one can't see the details. Just the shapes. The shapes and the thought that made
them. The sky over New York and the will of man made visible. What other religion do we
need?
Ayn Rand

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

Interestingly, the millionaires I interviewed in Oklahoma and Texas, for example, had the same
set of traditional American values as those whom I interviewed in New York City and Chicago.
The large majority was keenly interested in being financially independent. That's why they
lived below their means.
Thomas J. Stanley

My dad was the town drunk. Most of the time that's not so bad; but New York City?
Henry Youngman

Hi, I'm Lucy Liu and I'm a native New Yorker and I support marriage equality. I was born in
Jackson Heights, Queens. New York has always been about diversity and acceptance. Please
join me in supporting marriage equality for all New Yorkers.
Lucy Liu, for hrc.org

I'm the only woman who can walk in Central Park at night - and reduce the crime rate.
Phyllis Diller

New York is a different country. Maybe it ought to have a separate government. Everybody
thinks differently, they just don't know what the hell the rest of the United States is.
Henry Ford

Times Square, New York: neon-classical.
Nicola Zweig

New York, you are an Egypt! But an Egypt turned inside out. For she erected pyramids of
slavery to death, and you erect pyramids of democracy with the vertical organ-pipes of your
skyscrapers all meeting at the point of infinity of liberty!
Salvador Dali

When you're in New York City, always keep your money and other valuables in a safe place,
such as Switzerland.
Dave Barry

Getting on a plane, I told the ticket lady, "Send one of my bags to New York, send one to Los
Angeles, and send one to Miami." She said, "We can't do that!" I told her, "You did it last
week!"
Henry Youngman

Hemingway avoids New York, for he has the most valuable asset an artist can possess: The
fear of what he knows is bad for him.
Dorothy Parker

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

A middle finger is more New York than a corporate ambush. I bleed for my hometown, and I'd
die for my fans.
Lady Gaga

I love New York, even though it isn't mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or 
a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.
Truman Capote

New York has a trip-hammer vitality which drives you insane with restlessness, if you have no
inner stabilizer... In New York I have always felt lonely, the loneliness of the caged animal,
which brings on crime, sex, alcohol and other madnesses.
Henry Miller

I don't like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to
be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I'm from New York. I will kill to get what I
need.
Lady Gaga

Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.
Angela Carter

I love New York City. The reason I live in New York City is because it's the loudest city on
the planet Earth. It's so loud I never have to listen to any of the shit that's going on in my
own head. It's really loud. They literally have guys come with jackhammers and they drill the
streets and just leave cones in front of your apartment; you don't even know why. Garbage
men come; they don't pick up the garbage, they just bang the cans together.
Lewis Black

Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life.
Irving Berlin

My favourite sport in the Olympics is the one in which you make your way through the snow,
you stop, you shoot a gun, and then you continue on. In most of the world it is known as the
biathlon, except in New York City, where it is known as winter.
Michael Ventre

But if I had to choose a single destination where I'd be held captive for the rest of my time in
New York, I'd choose the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Tim Gunn

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

New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a 
typical American.
Djuna Barnes

I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down
Fifth Avenue with a giant hellhound loping behind you, and nobody even looks at you funny.
Rick Riordan

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
Peter Shaffer

I get out of the taxi and it's probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the
postcards, New York.
Milos Forman

New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world.
Alistair Cooke

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