14 Inspiring Quotes about New York by Famous People

Petr Novák

The city of New York elicits strong emotions. You either love it or hate it—there’s no in-between. Various celebrities have expressed their sentiments about the Big Apple. So, how do they feel about the city that never sleeps?

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  1. 14 Quotes About New York City

14 Quotes About New York City

  1. “I get out of the taxi and it’s probably the only city which in reality looks better than the postcards, New York.”
    — Miloš Forman, Czech and American film director
  2. “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.”
    — Simone de Beauvoir, French existentialist philosopher and writer
  3. “Setting a detective story in New York City is ridiculous. New York City is itself a detective story.”
    — Agatha Christie, English writer
  4. “Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.”
    — Mark Twain, American writer
  5. “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, American writer
  6. “I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline.”
    — Ayn Rand, Russian-born American writer and philosopher
  7. “The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world.”
    — Francis Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist
  8. “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, American actor
  9. “London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.”
    — Dorothy Parker, American poet, writer, critic, and satirist
  10. “Living in California adds ten years to a man’s life. And those extra ten years I’d like to spend in New York.”
    — Harry Ruby, American actor, pianist, composer, songwriter and screenwriter
  11. “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.”
    — Tom Wolfe, American author and journalist
  12. “And is New York 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 ether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.”
    — Ezra Pound, American poet and critic
  13. “Anything is possible. This is New York.”
    — Carrie Bradshaw, Friends
  14. “A concrete jungle where dreams are made. There’s nothing you can’t do. Now you’re in New York. These streets will make you feel brand new. Big lights will inspire you.”
    — Alicia Keys, Empire State Of Mind

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