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Old 05-19-2017, 04:56 PM
 
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I thought maybe this might make a nice compilation - a collection of clever quips or astute witticisms about NYC, by notable people. Please note, the point is for something unusual, not just some random celebrity saying NYC is his favorite city.

I thought of it because I just ran across this (it's quoted in different ways, but this is the gist of it):

"I'd rather be a lamp post on Park Avenue than Governor of California."
-Al Smith
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:20 PM
 
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What's your log #? - most of us
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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Dorothy Parker:
"I suppose that is the thing about New York. It is always a little more than you had hoped for. Each day, there, is so definitely a new day. 'Now we'll start over,' it seems to say every morning, 'and come on, let's hurry like anything.'"


"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. There is excitement ever running its streets. Each day, as you go out, you feel the little nervous quiver that is yours when you sit in the theater just before the curtain rises. Other places may give you a sweet and soothing sense of level; but in New York there is always the feeling of 'Something's going to happen.' It isn't peace. But, you know, you do get used to peace, and so quickly. And you never get used to New York."
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:50 AM
 
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I still have a copy of Here is New York by E.B. White. Worth reading if you enjoy stuff like this. Of course that was 1949 but much of it is still relevant.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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"The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be kidding" -John Updike
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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"I knew I couldn't live in America and I wasn't ready to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America... New York City"
Spalding Gray
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:52 PM
 
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i dont think i understand what a bon mot actually is.
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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"Do you have any CB preference?"
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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Can I move my baby daddy in THIS WEEK!?
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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sorry, i forgot to add the obligatory SMH at the end of that question
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