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
The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living
anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.
- John Updike
When I left the West Coast I was a liberal.
When I landed in New York I was a revolutionary.
- Jane Fonda
New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village—a visible
symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying, the way is up!
- E.B. White
New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
It is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal. Its politics are used to frighten children.
Its traffic is madness. Its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about it — once
you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no other place is good enough.
- John Steinbeck
Ideas matter in New York. I am certain that more conversations in New York
are about ideas than anywhere else. Not just vague theories, but ideas that
New Yorkers have the will, and the clout, to do something about.
- David Frost
This city is an addiction.
- Timothy Leary