Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines. - David Letterman
New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn's make a sudden move. - David Letterman
You don’t come to live here [New York City] unless the delusion of a reality shaped around your own desires isn’t a strong aspect of your personality. 'A reality shaped around your own desires' — there is something sociopathic in that ambition. - Zadie Smith
[From a New York Times biography from May 27, 2010 entitled Introduction to 's 'The Second Sex']Beauvoir herself was as devout an atheist as she had once been a Catholic, and she dismisses religions — even when they worship a goddess — as the inventions of men to perpetuate their dominion. - Simone de Beauvoir
When I was on "StarSearch", one of the producers told the other contestants, "She'll never be famous; she's too tough, she's too New York, and she's too heavy." And I remember thinking, "Gosh, he's gonna feel like a jerk when I'm famous. Through the negativity I learned to hear myself quite loudly. - Rosie O'Donnell
New York este un oraș înfricoșător. Milioane de oameni se luptă bărbătește pentru viața lor. E un oraș cu prea mulți bani. Prea mulți la unii și prea puțini la alții. Și lucrul acesta aruncă o lumină tragică peste tot ce se petrece aici. - Ilf si Ptetrov
From New Delhi to New York, from Durban to Rio; women andgirls are been hunted down by rapists, abused by pedophiles andemotionally decapitated by a society that is becoming increasinglyhostile to the womenfolk - Oche Otorkpa
The contents of someone's bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait."(About Books; Recoiling, Rereading, Retelling, New York Times, February 22, 1987) - Anatole Broyard
If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting. - Peter Shaffer
Don't let the zealots make Muslim a terrifying word."[1,000 Days 'Trapped Inside a Metaphor' (Columbia University / The New York Times, December 12, 1991)] - Salman Rushdie
Every day in New York City is a test. Work hard and pass this test, you get a chocolate cookie. From a strange man on the subway. A man without pants. - Christy Hall
In New York City, one suicide in ten is attributed to a lack of storage space.
My mom grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Bronx and gave me an invaluable piece of advice for dealing with people in New York - if someone's bugging you just act crazy. I've modified her approach somewhat. Public displays of religiosity work just as well as feigning psychosis. - Waiter Rant
It was almost May. I knew that New York was getting warm now, that London was wet, that Rome was hot -- and I was on Vieques, where it was always hot and where New York and London and Rome were just names on a map. - Hunter S. Thompson
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."[The One Un-American Act, Speech to the Author's Guild Council in New York, on receiving the 1951 Lauterbach Award (December 3, 1952)] - William O. Douglas
I don't think the real America is in New York or on the Pacific Coast; personally, I like the Middle West much better, places like North and South Dakota, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. There, I think, are the true Americans - Charlie Chaplin
Sometimes I get bored riding down the beautiful streets of L.A. I know it sounds crazy, but I just want to go to New York and see people suffer.
It sucks. I used to be governor of New York. - Eliot Spitzer
Maligned –powerfully-drawn characters acting out a disturbing view of our future. -David Compton, New York Times Best-Selling author - Kathleen Papajohn
I must be honest. I can only read so many paragraphs of a New York Times story before I puke. - Rush Limbaugh
Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man back home is talking, you better listen closely. - Brian Koppelman
Everyone has their own New York in the heart, place where there is hope for everybody. - T.A
My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus."[The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)] - Stephen Hawking
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
MAMMON, n. The god of the world's leading religion. The chief temple is in the holy city of New York. He swore that all other religions were gammon, And wore out his knees in the worship of Mammon. Jared Oopf - Ambrose Bierce
Living in California adds ten years to a man's life. And those extra ten years I'd like to spent in New York.
When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough. - Fran Lebowitz
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilisation from destroying itself."(Interview, New York Post Magazine, September 14, 1958) - Bernard Malamud
New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move. - David Letterman
New York is the only city in the world where you can get deliberately run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian. - Russell Baker
There are two million interesting people in New York and only seventy-eight in Los Angles.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris ... [because] no known motor can run at the requisite speed for four days without stopping.
I was quite depressed two weeks ago when I spent an afternoon at Brentano's Bookshop in New York and was looking at the kind of books most people read. Once you see that you lose all hope. - Friedrich Hayek
New York is more than a state of mind. It is the completion of a dream. ( "New York at arm's length of desire" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man from back home is talking, you better listen closely. (Dark City Lights) - Brian Koppelman
A popular Harvard business professor urged his students to read the obituaries in the New York Times before they read anything else, in order to learn from the lives of great men. - Georges F. Doriot
We now in the United States have more security guards for the rich than we have police services for the poor districts. If you're looking for personal security, far better to move to the suburbs than to pay taxes in New York. - John Kenneth Galbraith
I moved to New York City for my health. I'm paranoid and New York was the only place where my fears were justified.
In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.
I went to a convent in New York and was fired finally for my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion. - Dorothy Parker
I liked New York when it was an up-and-down city for me, low streets and high buildings. But then, for me, it grew horizontal---monotonous.
Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this son of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. - William Shakespeare
London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it. - Dorothy Parker
I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.['s Venomous Fiction, New York Times, April 19, 1992] - Cormac McCarthy
To explain God after merely reading the scriptures is like explaining the city of New York after seeing it only in a map. - Abhijit Naskar
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. - Albert Einstein
How did pretty little Anna go from Westchester suburb brat to New York hooker? Now that’s a story. - Stacey Trombley
History is finite-there's only so much you can learn about a six square block historic district in New York City. (Dark City Lights) - Kat Georges
The library remains a sacred place for secular folk ["What Libraries Can (Still) Do," The New York Review Daily, October 26, 2015]. - James Gleick
Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book -and does - Groucho Marx