No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time, most unsolved.
Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does.
I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.
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The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game and lost.
The crime problem in New York is getting really serious.
The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.
New York is not Mecca. It just smells like it.
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.
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.
When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas.
A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.
If New York is the Big Apple, tonight Hollywood is the Big Nipple.
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.
I love Edith Wharton. And I love old New York. Anything to do with New York.
A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.
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.
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.
I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer. I replaced Frank Sinatra.
L.A. is kind of laid back, but New York, everybody is out there for that buck, you know.
If you're not in New York, you're camping out.
One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.
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.'
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.
New York came after me aggressively and that's what sealed the deal.
When I came to New York and I opened the window of the thirty-fifth-floor apartment, there's light pollution and fog, and I couldn't see my star. So I drew it on my wrist with a pen, but it kept washing away. Then I went to a tattoo parlor on Second Avenue and had it done.
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.
I miss the noise in New York: the sound of taxis and that constant buzz the city has.
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.
In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.
Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
I didn't come to New York to be a star, I brought my star with me.
I love New York City; I've got a gun.
The Dixiecrats meet again in New York. Now they're called Republicans.
Everybody in New York is looking for something. Once in a while, somebody finds it.
The book was at a reasonably high position on the New York Times.
.. before I was in the country. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if my presence here would push it up or down.
The contents of someone's bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait. (About Books; Recoiling, Rereading, Retelling, New York Times, February 22, 1987)
I never thought of myself as a New York poet or as an American poet.
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.
New York is tough on lonely people.
Well, I was born and raised in Rochester, New York.
You have set up in New York Harbor a monstrous idol which you call Liberty.
The only thing that remains to complete that monument is to put on its pedestal the inscription written by Dante on the gate of hell: All hope abandon ye who enter here.
Being blunt with your feelings is very American.
In this big country, I can be as brash as New York, as hedonistic as Los Angeles, as sensuous as San Francisco, as brainy as Boston, as proper as Philadelphia, as brawny as Chicago, as warm as Palm Springs, as friendly as my adopted home town of Dallas, Fort Worth, and as peaceful as the inland waterway that rubs up against my former home in Virginia Beach.
In Boston they ask, How much does he know? In New York, How much is he worth? In Philadelphia, Who were his parents?
I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet my standards. Okay, so I should revise my standards; I'm out of step. I should yield to reality. I have never yielded to reality. That's what SF is all about. If you wish to yield to reality, go read Philip Roth; read the New York literary establishment mainstream bestselling writers
Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe.
We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.
Cities are ... distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment: Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific: Earthquake.
Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.
The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.
In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is.
In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.