New York Quotes

Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place. Johnny Carson

New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American. Djuna Barnes

New York is too strenuous for me; it gets on my nerves. Ambrose Bierce

A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners. Mignon McLaughlin

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

New York is appalling, fantastically charmless and elaborately dire. Henry James

New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time, most unsolved. Johnny Carson

It is often said that New York is a city for only the very rich and the very poor. It is less often said that New York is also, at least for those of us who came there from somewhere else, a city for only the very young. Joan Didion

Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual. Angela Carter

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting. Peter Shaffer

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