The Jew is neither a newcomer nor an alien in this country or on this continent; his Americanism is as original and ancient as that of any race or people with the exception of the American Indian and other aborigines. He came in the caravels of Columbus, and he knocked at the gates of New Amsterdam only thirty-five years after the Pilgrim Fathers stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock.
— Oscar Solomon Straus

When every piece of furniture and your underwear are taken by the bank, when you lose your house in Florida, in New York, in amsterdam and L.A., when your wife is dying and your son abandons you, you don't feel very good.
Al Goldstein amsterdam quote

Once I even took the train to Utrecht, forty miles from Amsterdam, with my yellow star, this star which I still have. Why did I go? I just wanted to visit some friends. I was a little bit crazy, a little bit insane.
— Abraham Pais

I just got back from Switzerland, which I've never been to. I went to Switzerland and Amsterdam.
— Linda Cardellini

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
— amsterdam quotation by Terry Prachett