20 Favorite Quotes About New York City

Friday, May 06, 2016

Other than NYC is the birth place of SDF - A Lifestyle Element, we adore the big apple for so many different reasons, and we are inspired by it every day. Sometimes life seems hard here -- the crowds, the expense, the 24-hour-living-and-working lifestyle... But from the endless number of things the city has to offer to the satisfying feeling it gives of being able to become anything we want, the Big Apple is easy to fall in love with.As with all great loves, it’s hard to explain, but the quotes below capture some of the reasons why we love NYC and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.


  1. "As only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you’ll live through the night." - Dorothy Parker
  2. "New York has a trip-hammer vitality which drives you insane with restlessness if you have no inner stabilizer." - Henry Miller
  3. "There is no place like it, no place with an atom of its glory, pride, and exultancy. It lays its hand upon a man’s bowels; he grows drunk with ecstasy; he grows young and full of glory, he feels that he can never die." - Walt Whitman
  4. "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." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. "Most of my friends in New York are single women or gay men." - Sarah Jessica Parker
  6. "I can’t with any conscience argue for New York with anyone. It’s like Calcutta. But I love the city in an emotional, irrational way, like loving your mother or your father even though they’re a drunk or a thief. I’ve loved the city my whole life — to me, it’s like a great woman." - Woody Allen
  7. "There is something in the the New York air that makes sleep useless." - Simone de Beauvior
  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
  9. "When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie." - Ryan Adams
  10. "My favorite thing about New York is the people, because I think they’re misunderstood. I don’t think people realize how kind New York people are." - Bill Murray
  11. "New York is made up of millions of different people, and they all come here looking for something." - Lindsey Kelk
  12. "I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it." - Truman Capote
  13. "I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance." - Nora Ephron
  14. "I get out of the taxi and it’s probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the postcards, New York." - Milos Forman
  15. "The Glamour of it all! New York! America!" - Charlie Chaplin
  16. "Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines." - David Letterman
  17. "You're never alone in New York, the city is your date." - Sarah Jessica Parker
  18. "If I could film, we'd film every episode of 'Doctor Who' in New York. I have an affinity with the city. It has some wonderful locations and it is devastatingly vast and huge. Central Park looks amazing on camera." - Matt Smith
  19. "When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough." - Fran Lebowitz
  20. "Make your mark in New York and you are a made man." - Mark Twain

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