My 10 Favorite Quotes about New York

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There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.  -Simone De Beauvoir

More than anything else New York is a city of superlatives, a place where the best, the brightest, the biggest is the norm.  -Marilyn J. Appleberg

There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.  -Don Herold

New York remains what it has always been: a city of ebb and flow, a city of constant shifts of population and economics, a city of virtually no rest. It is harsh, dirty, and dangerous, it is whimsical and fanciful, it is beautiful and soaring – it is not one or another of these things but all of them, all at once, and to fail to accept this paradox is to deny the reality of city existence.  -Paul Goldberger

New York is the only real city-city.  -Truman Capote

I think New York is not the cultural center of America, but the business and administrative center of American culture.  -Saul Bellow

One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.  -Tom Wolfe

Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no other place is good enough.  -John Steinbeck

No matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you. -Michael Bloomberg

If you want to become a real New Yorker, there’s only one rule: You have to believe New York is, has been, and always will be the greatest city on earth. The center of the universe. -Ellen R. Shapiro


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