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No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris. Orville Wright, inventor
  • fly

Now we understand much more clearly. why people from all over the world want to come to New York and to America. It's called freedom. Rudy Giuliani, politician
  • america

The mania started with insomnia and not eating and being driven, driven to find an apartment, driven to see everybody, driven to do New York, driven to never shut up. Patty Duke, actress
  • apartment

Living in New York is like being at some terrible late-night party. You're tired, you've had a headache since you arrived, but you can't leave because then you'd miss the party. Simon Hoggart, journalist
  • arrived

I love Edith Wharton. And I love old New York. Anything to do with New York. Leighton Meester, actress
  • anything

A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe. Le Corbusier, architect
  • beautiful

I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan. James Van Der Beek, actor
  • busy

I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, 'There's no place like New York. It's the most exciting city in the world now. That's the way it is. That's it.' Robert De Niro, actor
  • city

New York came after me aggressively and that's what sealed the deal. Johnny Damon, athlete
  • aggressively

Is that your final answer? Here in New York garbage men, bus drivers, taxi cab drivers, bus drivers, whoever, you know, people just yell it out to me. So that was a lot of fun. Regis Philbin, entertainer
  • answer

I miss the noise in New York: the sound of taxis and that constant buzz the city has. Bridget Moynahan, actress
  • buzz

According to New York publishers, Bill Clinton will get more money for his book than Hillary Clinton got for hers. Well, duh. At least his book has some sex in it. Jay Leno, comedian
  • according

Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
  • crossword

I didn't come to New York to be a star, I brought my star with me. Reggie Jackson, athlete
  • brought

I love New York City; I've got a gun. Charles Barkley, athlete
  • city

The Dixiecrats meet again in New York. Now they're called Republicans. Andrew Sullivan, journalist
  • again

Everybody in New York is looking for something. Once in a while, somebody finds it. Donald E. Westlake, writer
  • everybody

I never thought of myself as a New York poet or as an American poet. Kenneth Koch, poet
  • american

I think the art world... is a very small pond, and it's a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York. Thomas Kinkade, artist
  • art

New York is tough on lonely people. Michael Bergin, actor
  • lonely

We lived in the bowels of New York City. It was a struggle just to survive. This nice suburban kid hadn't had to do much of that before. Peter Bergman, actor
  • bowels

If God had meant Harvard professors to appear in People magazine, She wouldn't have invented The New York Review of Books. Anna Quindlen, journalist
  • appear

It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror. Michael Bloomberg, politician
  • city

This land is your land, this land is my land, From California to the New York Island. From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me. Woody Guthrie, musician
  • california

New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal. Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors. Wallace Stevens, poet
  • antagonistic

I'm here to tell you the coffee was hot, the orange juice was cold, New York's still there and Reagan National is back. Jim Gilmore,
  • coffee

There aren't any liberals left in New York. They've all been mugged by now. James Q. Wilson, politician
  • left

With the spirit of my administration, New York City is poised for dramatic change. The era of fear has had a long enough reign. Rudy Giuliani, politician
  • administration

Ironically, it is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror. Michael Bloomberg, politician
  • city

To become a classical ballerina, you have to move to New York when you're 12 or 11 and that becomes your life. I just wanted to be good in my company in Charleston and I wanted it to always be part of my life. Jennifer Garner, actress
  • ballerina

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, publisher
  • amsterdam

Believe me, it jabs you. When you're on the side of buses and New York loves you, you love to go out there every night. It's like a race. Curtain opens, out you go, and New York is yours. Angela Lansbury, actress
  • believe

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to simply walk down the street. In New York, I dashed in to buy a big pair of sunglasses to conceal myself, but the guy behind the counter shouted 'Hey! It's Dr. House.' Hugh Laurie, comedian
  • behind

I've got the best of all worlds. It's every actor's dream to wake up in New York City and go to an acting job rather than to a restaurant to wash dirty dishes. And I live so close to the studios that I ride my bike to work. Christopher Meloni, actor
  • acting

I never really considered acting as a career until I moved to New York. Michael C. Hall, actor
  • acting

I'm an L.A. girl who became a tough New York cop. Mariska Hargitay, actress
  • became

I've always wanted to do theater in Chicago. Chicago is a big theater town-and, in some ways, I think this city is savvier and smarter than New York. Sometimes, I think it's a little too chic to go to theater in New York these days. Jeffrey Donovan, actor
  • big

I can't believe we're being paid to live in New York. Blake Lively, actress
  • being

I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I've already justified buying seven coats! Blake Lively, actress
  • already

The stronger Hillary is, the weaker she is. The more she seems like a likely presidential winner, the more difficult the senate race becomes in New York. It's perfect. Dick Morris, author
  • becomes

I honestly if I get a vacation I'm gonna go and sit on my couch in New York cause that's the one place I haven't been for a very long time. Matt Damon, actor
  • cause

New York is a theme park for people with IQs over 108. Doug Coupland, author
  • york

I don't like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I'm from New York. I will kill to get what I need. Lady Gaga, musician
  • angeles

There is no way you're going to have an event like 9/11 and expect things to remain the same. They killed 3,000 people in New York on that day, and if they could have they would've killed 300,000. Tony Blair, politician
  • event

We're going to restructure the state government into a government that's responsive to the needs of New York state taxpayers. Carl Paladino, politician
  • government

I want everyone in the Republican party who opposed me to know this: you are welcome to join this people's crusade. Come aboard. You are both welcome and needed. If we unite, we'll win - and we'll rebuild New York. Carl Paladino, politician
  • aboard

I see a New York where there is no barrier to the God-given potential of every New Yorker. I see a New York where everyone who wants a good job can find one. I see a New York where the people can believe in a grounded government again. Carl Paladino, politician
  • again

I see a New York that is once again the empire state. Carl Paladino, politician
  • again

I see a New York where people who are down on their luck can get back on the road to responsibility, a job and dignity. Carl Paladino, politician
  • dignity

New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush. Andrew Cuomo, politician
  • albany

The Declaration of Independence says when government fails, the people have the right to replace it. Well, New York State government has failed and the people have the right, indeed the people have the the people have the obligation, to act. Andrew Cuomo, politician
  • act

The question now is does Obama have any hope of raising money? I don't think he'll raise it out of the New York people, I don't think he's going to raise it out the Hollywood people, so where's the money going to come from for Barack Obama? Juan Williams, journalist
  • barack

I think I would say 'The King's Speech' is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there's more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending. Tom Hooper, director
  • audiences

I was performing in New York and my friends started to call me Gaga, they said I was very theatrical and they said, 'You're Gaga'. Lady Gaga, musician
  • friends

Going to New York to do whatever - show business - it just seemed fun. It seemed fun to go to the big city and meet all kinds of different people and maybe be famous. It was just exciting. So I wasn't scared. January Jones, actress
  • big

Actually, I'm happiest in Williams-Sonoma in New York. That's a wonderful cooking store. Blake Lively, actress
  • cooking

I did a play called 'On Golden Pond' in a dinner theater in Maine and then went to New York for a talent competition having put together a three-man juggling routine and some one-liners and I got myself an agent from that. Patrick Dempsey, actor
  • agent

I've driven all through America and I know there are a lot of clever people between the coasts. But they have a slightly old-fashioned view of the world. Whereas New York is one of the most multicultural, multiracial, tolerant places on Earth. Robbie Coltraine, actor
  • america

My worry about the New York Times is that it's got the only position as a national elitist general-interest paper. So the network news picks up its cues from the Times. And local papers do too. It has a huge influence. And we'd love to challenge it. Rupert Murdoch, publisher
  • challenge

I started writing it the day after Sept. 11. I was living in New York City. We didn't have any phone service and we didn't have any mail. Like a lot of writers do, I started to write in a voice that I missed. Kathryn Stockett, novelist
  • city

One of the big things I miss about New York is not my friends so much; it's Shake Shack, the burger place. I miss Shake Shack. Aziz Ansari, comedian
  • big

New York was a place I wanted to live and work all along. If I wasn't going to live in Israel, I had to live in New York. Michael Arad, architect
  • israel

I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. That's my view, and that'll be the view of our state because I wouldn't sign a bill that - like the one that was in New York. Chris Christie, politician
  • believe

I've been really lucky. When I decided to go to LA I said I was going to quit modelling and just go and see how I do. In the first two weeks I got three movies. I was so excited I had all my furniture shipped out from New York. Estella Warren, model
  • decided

New York is traditional New York, you know what I'm saying? It's the stomping ground of the hustlers and go-getters. Busta Rhymes, musician
  • ground

Every time I get on an airplane I have a routine. I cover the inside of my nostrils with anti-bacterial ointment. I'm popping Zicam like it's candy. And I drink, literally, from L.A. to New York, six bottles of water. Zachary Quinto, actor
  • airplane

When you're in New York City or Los Angeles, even if you're not dealing with show business, there's still this sense that it's the center of the universe. And I think that's a really dangerous, limiting mindset. Ed Helms, comedian
  • angeles

I currently live in the Plaza in New York and I love it - all that history, all those interesting stories. Tommy Hilfiger, designer
  • currently

But I'd say 'How to Make It in America' is the most accurate depiction of the New York hipster community on television for sure. Lake Bell, actress
  • accurate

I like being from a city that is not entrenched in show business. When you're in New York City or Los Angeles, even if you're not dealing with show business, there's still this sense that it's the center of the universe. Ed Helms, comedian
  • angeles

I love traffic. It's fantastic. New York traffic is so relaxing. Chris Kattan, comedian
  • fantastic

Being Puerto Rican, born and raised on the streets of New York, you go, 'Wow, you're still friends with your ex, man? Really? That's weird.' I don't play that. Marc Anthony, musician
  • being

Brooklyn, it's a great town, a great city. It's New York. Patrick Ewing, athlete
  • brooklyn

Every time when they would call my name I kept hearing 'New York Knicks' instead of 'Seattle SuperSonics.' Patrick Ewing, athlete
  • time

I wish I had stayed and finished my career here in New York. Patrick Ewing, athlete
  • career

New York is a passionate city. They want a winner. They deserve a winner. I think we did an outstanding job of bringing it back. Patrick Ewing, athlete
  • bringing

There were days when I was literally running for hours in the forest and then I'd jump on a plane and then I'd be on the 'Nurse Jackie' set. I was going from Vancouver to New York every three days. For me, it was really invigorating. Peter Facinelli, actor
  • days

I did not want to leave the Mets and I did not want to leave New York. Al Leiter, athlete
  • leave

I went to a college in New York called New Paltz. I studied theater there for four years. I also studied privately in NYC with a teacher named Robert X. Modica. Aida Turturro, actress
  • called

I was born and raised in New York, but my family on both sides is of Italian descent. Aida Turturro, actress
  • born

What I'm having is this conflict in my life right now, that in New York, I see my directing friends and I see acting friends and they've all got this level of passion about either or both of those directions that I've never really found myself having. Danny Pintauro, actor
  • acting

In New York, I much prefer playing older because as characters get older, they get more interesting. Danny Pintauro, actor
  • characters

I was a girly-girl until I moved to New York. Then I got really into the androgynous look of the early-'90s club scene. I had really short hair and started blurring the line a bit. But for me, grade school was about Benetton, Esprit, and Guess jeans. Chloe Sevigny, actress
  • androgynous

It's not like I had big dreams to go to California and become an actor. I loved doing my shows at school and community theater, and I probably would have settled in New York because it was closer. I was going to go to NYU. Christine Taylor, actress
  • actor

In New York, you've got Donald Trump, Woody Allen, a crack addict and a regular Joe, and they're all on the same subway car. Ethan Hawke, actor
  • addict

Places like New York are just too intense, too much about money, too much about ambition; it's all too superficial for me. Carmen Kass, model
  • ambition

New York and LA are both great places to visit, but I wouldn't want to live in either of them now. I find New York extremely claustrophobic and dirty. LA is quite a nice place. But there's no hustle and bustle, no street life. Jonny Lee Miller, actor
  • bustle

I live in New York and it's the greatest city, but sometimes I want to move to the place with the porch and the lemonade and the farm. Leelee Sobieski, actress
  • city

When I was skating I felt I represented not just my family and the people who helped me make it to that point, but also New York and the country. Sarah Hughes, athlete
  • country

My mother had been an actress and we came from that world in New York, the theater world and the downtown sort of theater scene, and so I guess we didn't really have what you'd call like a Hollywood kind of life at all. Martha Plimpton, model
  • actress

In New York City, the meek don't inherit the earth. The big mouth does. Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman
  • big

I really want to live in New York. That's the city of my dreams. Joel Kinnaman, actor
  • city

When I was 15, I was scouted at the mall by Elite Model Management. I started to go to New York on the bus in high school, which was about four hours door-to-door from my hometown, until I moved to New York and lived in models' apartments all over. Krysten Ritter, actress
  • bus

No matter where you put me, I don't care if it is North Carolina, Florida, California, New York City; I'm going to be who I am. Chris Paul, athlete
  • california

New York is my home. Vanessa Williams, musician
  • home

I didn't know the city at all, but I was so happy to be in New York I cried. I was so excited. Greta Gerwig, actress
  • city

I live in New York, and I love New York as well, but I think Los Angeles is a place where if you have the right person with you, there are all these little worlds that you would never guess by just looking at the exterior of what the city is. Greta Gerwig, actress
  • angeles

I love New York - maybe more than Los Angeles or London. I think I'm happiest in New York. Carey Mulligan, actress
  • angeles

You can spend an entire day walking around in New York, whereas in L.A., it always ends at some point because you have to find a way to get home. Carey Mulligan, actress
  • ends

L.A. is brilliant, but however long my trip is I'm always ready to leave. But New York I'm never quite happy to see the back of. Kelly Macdonald, actress
  • brilliant

Whenever I'm being invited to the New York City Marathon like today, I need to think twice because I know it's a very tough race. Martin Lel, athlete
  • being

People from New York have been calling, to see if I'm still alive. When I answer the phone, you can hear the disappointment in their voice. Maurice Sendak, artist
  • alive

I am very fired up to run in New York. Dayron Robles, athlete
  • fired

I couldn't be more excited to return to the ING New York City Marathon. Ryan Hall, athlete
  • city

I've always said that racing in New York is performing on the big stage. Ryan Hall, athlete
  • big

I love to run. I was challenged to run the New York marathon four months after having my youngest son, and since running isn't a big part of softball, the thought of a marathon was a stretch for me. Jennie Finch, athlete
  • big

I don't have to really be in the 60s. Every time I hail a cab in New York, and they pass me by and pick up the white person, then I get a dose of it. Or when they don't want to take you to Harlem. I grew up with that. Queen Latifah, musician
  • cab

When you're on the subway in New York, people literally could be 11-inches away from you, and you can't just stare at them. Aaron Yoo, actor
  • literally

I wanted to experience New York, to look up and see buildings. Haile Gebrselassie, athlete
  • buildings

If you are a really good marathoner, you have to run New York. Haile Gebrselassie, athlete
  • york

I moved to New York to do theater, and I got cast in a play that was funny, and then I was the funny guy. I did a movie that was funny, and then I was the funny guy. Steve Zahn, actor
  • cast

Sidney Lumet's chief preoccupation wasn't art. It was right and wrong in the American city, nearly always in New York. Wesley Morris, critic
  • american

I've never seen anyone handling pans in the streets of New York, and if I did I doubt I'd give them money, unless I needed a pan. I do give money to homeless people, whether they ask or no. Hamish Linklater, actor
  • anyone

I think the 'New York Times' reviews overall tend to overlook popular fiction, whether you're a man, woman, white, black, purple or pink. I think there are a lot of readers who would like to see reviews that belong in the range of commercial fiction. Jodi Picoult, author
  • belong

New York has always had a love for Southern artists. There's no place else that makes me feel like the city does. I just love the immediate nature of the city, you can get whatever you want whenever you want it and do whatever you want whenever you want to. Justin Townes Earle, musician
  • artists

I was a mechanic at a go-cart place, a deejay at a roller rink, a telemarketer in New York, a grocery bagger. Michael Rosenbaum, actor
  • grocery

I think driving in New York is a great experience. A lot more racing techniques go into it than anyplace else I've ever driven. There basically are no lanes. Jeff Gordon, athlete
  • anyplace

Every person on the streets of New York is a type. The city is one big theater where everyone is on display. Jerry Rubin, activist
  • big

What's more important than who's going to be the first black manager is who's going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times. Bill Russell, athlete
  • first

The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost. John Jay Chapman, poet
  • lost

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly. Hugo Black, judge
  • history

Like all New York hotel lady cashiers she had red hair and had been disappointed in her first husband. Al Capp, cartoonist
  • disappointed

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story. Agatha Christie, writer
  • city

One of the glories of New York is its ethnic food, and only McDonald's and Burger King equalize us all. John Corry,
  • food

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

Kristin Brown looks as though she could have been mailed first-class to New York for about a dollar and a half. William E. Geist,
  • brown

I am alone here in New York, no longer a we. Elizabeth Hardwick, critic
  • alone

I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times. John F. Kennedy, president
  • days

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again. Edward Koch, politician
  • again

Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific. But New York City's got them beat, Our aqua is terrific! Edward Koch, politician
  • atlantic

Not only is New York City the nation's melting pot, it is also the casserole, the chafing dish and the charcoal grill. John Lindsay, politician
  • charcoal

When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London. Bette Midler, actress
  • clock

New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city. Lewis Mumford, sociologist
  • city

When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York. Joe Namath, athlete
  • broads

My dad was the town drunk. Most of the time that's not so bad; but New York City? Henny Youngman, comedian
  • bad

On my first day in New York a guy asked me if I knew where Central Park was. When I told him I didn't he said, 'Do you mind if I mug you here?'. Paul Merton, comedian
  • asked

In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, writer
  • city

New York... when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you. David Letterman, comedian
  • ahead

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines. David Letterman, comedian
  • guidelines

I said to myself I've got to go up there and do it because the New York Mets keep winning every day. The game was on the line and I wanted to go out there and come through for my team. That win tonight means a lot for us. Sammy Sosa, athlete
  • come

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

New York is the great stone desert. Israel Zangwill, novelist
  • desert

Everyone said that if you want to be a real actor, go to New York. If you want to sell out, go to LA. And I thought - I want to sell out! Jennifer Tilly, actress
  • actor

In New York, we had primary elections for mayor. To improve their chances, all five candidates changed their name to Rudy Giuliani. Conan O'Brien, entertainer
  • candidates

New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment... a place where you're least likely to be bitten by a wild goat. Brendan Behan, dramatist
  • bitten

Is the New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? Of course it is. Daniel Okrent, editor
  • course

When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough. Fran Lebowitz, journalist
  • astonished

New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
  • city

And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there... Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will. Ezra Pound, poet
  • beautiful

The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control. Ann Coulter, journalist
  • answers


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