New York City quotes page 3
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
One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.
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.
The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some
There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.
Simone De Beauvoir
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.
I think you know that when an American stays away from New York too long something
happens to him. Perhaps he becomes a little provincial, a little dead and afraid.
The city is an amusement park: Everything is concrete, it's full of tourists, and food vendors
line the sidewalks. It's like living in a casino - the lights never dim, there's an incessant din of
bells and horns, and there's always someone, somewhere, crying in a bathroom.
Fall in New York is so pretty - watching the trash change colours.