Thursday, June 30, 2011

Some others who get it

I don't think New York City is like other cities. It does not have character like LA or New Orleans. It is all characters. In fact it is everything. It can destroy man, but if his eyes are open it cannot bore him.
New York City is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is 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 place else is good enough.
-John Steinbeck

The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.
-John Updike

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chelse said...

I love this quote. Sometimes I think of you and how cold it is there and how everyone works 15 hour days and I wonder how you love it so much and wonder if I could ever live there. But it is beautiful and intriguing and obviously you love it.... maybe I would too.

Maria said...

Are you trying to make me cry? I might steal these for my blog soon.

Greatest City in the World.

Anonymous said...

Scary how true these are xo

kelly said...

love these quotes :)