200+ Best New York City Quotes And Sayings

New York City is one of the most famous cities in the world, and it’s no surprise that it has inspired some of the best quotes about New York. Whether you’re there on business or pleasure, here are some cool New York quotes to inspire your next trip to NYC.

The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere...
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The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding. John Updike
What's the use of a great city having temptations if...
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What's the use of a great city having temptations if fellows don't yield to them? P.g. Wodehouse
There is no question that there is an unseen world....
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There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from midtown and how late is it open? Woody Allen
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But I stayed up thinking about how I've been lying to him, no less than I lie to myself in my pre-sleep ritual. And I lied to him again just as we were growing more intimate than ever and he asked me about my scar. Zack Love
He clearly suffers from some past traumas too, so hopefully...
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He clearly suffers from some past traumas too, so hopefully he'll understand why I was untruthful to him about mine. Zack Love
Adding to my emotional dizziness on Sunday, I spoke with...
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Adding to my emotional dizziness on Sunday, I spoke with my sister, who kept noting how amazing Michael is, and what a brave and selfless man he is for having helped as he did. Zack Love
My past still haunts me when I sleep, although I...
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My past still haunts me when I sleep, although I saw that - much to my surprise- his does as well. Zack Love
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But then, as I looked in the mirror, I became fixated on some hairs near my carotid artery that were still there. I pushed the blade deep against my neck to shave them off, and then blood squirted out. Zack Love
A few minutes later, my eyes began to feel a...
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A few minutes later, my eyes began to feel a bit droopy, but I vaguely noticed that Anissa was whispering something. Zack Love
The lead-up to the moment was magical in every respect,...
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The lead-up to the moment was magical in every respect, but a part of me was, and still is, uneasy about the whole thing for many reasons. Zack Love
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In addition to my new outlook on life, in some absurdly simple way, Anissa gave me several new reasons to live. Above all, I had to see her again and find out what, if anything, would happen between her and me. Zack Love
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But I did feel the vertigo of death’s invitation, beckoning me towards the dark waters below. Only a newfound perspective and desire steadied my wavering soul. I came to realize, just in time, that suicide was far too easy — and obscenely cowardly — after someone I knew, not even half my age, had been through so much worse and still marched gloriously on. Zack Love
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She was somehow this damaged creature I had fortuitously encountered along my path and now cared about as a result. Granted, I didn't cause her harm, as I did with Icarus, but I somehow began to feel responsible for her welfare. Zack Love
The danger of prolonged despair is its tendency to cloud...
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The danger of prolonged despair is its tendency to cloud the gift of a new beginning that every tomorrow offers. --Anissa's Redemption Zack Love
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New York! I say New York, let black blood flow into your blood. Let it wash the rust from your steel joints, like an oil of life Let it give your bridges the curve of hips and supple vines. Now the ancient age returns, unity is restored, The recociliation of the Lion and Bull and Tree Idea links to action, the ear to the heart, sign to meaning. See your rivers stirring with musk alligators And sea cows with mirage eyes. No need to invent the Sirens. Just open your eyes to the April rainbow And your eyes, especially your ears, to God Who in one burst of saxophone laughter Created heaven and earth in six days, And on the seventh slept a deep Negro sleep. Unknown
The only credential the city asked was the boldness to...
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The only credential the city asked was the boldness to dream. For those who did, it unlocked its gates and its treasures, not caring who they were or where they came from. Moss Hart
If everyone in New York took sides over these petty,...
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If everyone in New York took sides over these petty, insignificant arguments, no one would have any friends at all. Candace Bushnell
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Manhattan in the morning is a living stream of Purpose; everyone's got a place to be and a problem on their mind. That doesn't mean it's and unfriendly place -- just busy and preoccupied. Personally, I love it. I'm a social creature but there are times and places you just don't want to do more than grunt at your fellow human being. Laura Anne Gilman
New York!
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New York! " he said. "That's not a place, it's a dream. Ralph Ellison