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Nyc Quotes By Scott Westerfeld

Bring your own. You'll need them. You see, like every other department in the city, Records runs on Almighty Forms. There are forms that tell the Night Mayor's office what we hunters are doing - starting an investigation, ending one, or reaching various points along the way. There are forms that make things happen, from installing rat traps to getting lab work done. There are forms with which to requisition peep-hunting equipment, from tiger cages to Tasers. (The form for commandeering a genuine NYC garbage truck may be thirty-four pages long, but one day I will think of some reason to fill it out, I swear to you.) There are even forms that activate other forms or switch them off, that cause other forms to mutate, thus bringing newly formed forms into the world. Put together, all these forms are the vast spiral of information that defines us, guides our growth, and makes sure our future looks like our past - they are the DNA of the Night Watch. — Scott Westerfeld

Nyc Quotes By Zack Love

Everyone needs beauty. Even beautiful people"
From "Central Park Song — Zack Love

Nyc Quotes By Patricia O'Hara

Reading is the true foundation of our civil liberties. — Patricia O'Hara

Nyc Quotes By Bill Burr

I was in NYC during 9/11; it happened on a Tuesday, I was on stage Thursday. It was a small crowd, but it took about 10 days and comedy clubs were packed. — Bill Burr

Nyc Quotes By Andy Spade

I've had the hat for four years and it keeps getting better with age. It's been in the ocean and the pool several times, yet refuses to be destroyed. The shape only improved with weathering. I bought several for my storefront in NYC, but it felt like a fish out of water in the city. It cries out for the California coastline and the arid deserts of Africa. — Andy Spade

Nyc Quotes By Brian K. Vaughan

Oh God. Goddammit. I never got to see the pyramids. Or the Taj Mahal. I ... I never even got to leave the country."
"Don't sweat it, brother. You got to live in NYC. You didn't miss shit. — Brian K. Vaughan

Nyc Quotes By Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier


#HOPENATION — Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier

Nyc Quotes By Joan Rivers

I had a blind date with a dentist - and he told me to come back in six months. — Joan Rivers

Nyc Quotes By Allen Ginsberg

Empire State's orange shoulders lifted above the Hell — Allen Ginsberg

Nyc Quotes By Paul Bettany

Half of NYC's homeless populations are families.Homeless people have been ignored for too long. I'll just say this: If you are a family on the brink of eviction you are 80% less likely to get evicted if you have legal counsel. However, there is no right to legal counsel in housing court.It would cost the city $12,500 to grant that family legal counsel. Meanwhile, the average stay for a homeless family in a shelter once they have been evicted cost the city $45,000. So not only does it seem like the right thing to do morally, it's also the right thing to do fiscally. — Paul Bettany

Nyc Quotes By Tom Ford

When I was young, I wanted to be a movie star. But I realized that you have no control being an actor. So I went to architecture school in NYC, because I was crazy about buildings. Then I began to realize that I got more excited about Vogue coming out each month than I was about my projects. — Tom Ford

Nyc Quotes By Karen Page

I am more of an herb guy than a spice guy. It comes back to a certain conservatism I have regarding food. The French are not big on spices; they use more herbs. I know the spices used in European cooking and use them in moderation. I am not going to serve a dish that is wildly nutmegged!" David Waltuck, Chanterelle NYC — Karen Page

Nyc Quotes By Zack Love

Titus, have you ever had your heart broken?"
"Oh, son. How could you ask a man who used to play the blues a question like that?"
"How long does it take to go away?"
"A broken heart?"
"There's no precise formula, Sammy."
"Just give me an estimate."
"A good rule of thumb is at least half the time that you were in love. Or twice the time. It all just depends. — Zack Love

Nyc Quotes By Ethan H. Minsker

Everyone in New York City thinks they are famous without being famous. — Ethan H. Minsker

Nyc Quotes By Kristen Henderson

Editors keep pushing
deadline strain while people sleep
on benches and subway grates;
a welter weight boxer dances
on the platform at 125th Street
station, commuters look unfazed... — Kristen Henderson

Nyc Quotes By 50 Cent

Get rich or die trying — 50 Cent

Nyc Quotes By David Berkowitz

Hello from the gutters of NYC, which is filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine,and blood. Hello from the sewers of NYC which swallow up these delicacies when they are washed away by the sweeper trucks. — David Berkowitz

Nyc Quotes By Marisha Pessl

Women of Manhattan, magnificent as they were, they forgot sometimes they weren't immortal. They could throw themselves like confetti into a fun-filled Friday night, with no thought as to what crack they fell into by Saturday. — Marisha Pessl

Nyc Quotes By Tre Miller Rodriguez

This morning I wake to the blue-white light of an approaching spring in New York: the kind of light that promises it will not be this cold forever. — Tre Miller Rodriguez

Nyc Quotes By Ron Conway

Cities like New York have already followed San Francisco and have started similar organizations like sfCiti; New York has TECH NYC. — Ron Conway

Nyc Quotes By Aida Turturro

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

Nyc Quotes By Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier

STAY THE COURSE BY FORCE! — Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier

Nyc Quotes By Joan Rivers

Laughing made me feel safe. I was not going to be enveloped by the seediness that coated this world like dust. — Joan Rivers

Nyc Quotes By Elizabeth Winder

Life is amazingly simplified," she wrote in her journal, "now that the recalcitrant forsythia has at last decided to come and blurt out springtime in petalled fountains of yellow. In spite of reams of papers to be written, life has snitched a cocaine sniff of sun-worship and salt air, and all looks promising." She already adored New York. — Elizabeth Winder

Nyc Quotes By Michelle Au

... but because they felt the neighborhood was safer than the one around Columbia, the medical campus of which was so far north that it was practically an annex of the Bronx — Michelle Au

Nyc Quotes By Justin Vivian Bond

If you are in NYC and you only do one thing culturally go and see Carol Lipnik at Pangea. If you love music and appreciate great songwriting and singing, if you came to NYC to experience magical happenings in tiny rooms that could never happen anyplace else in the world, if you dreamed of intimate nights surrounded by smart, talented, interesting people, this is what you're here for.
Now DON'T MISS IT!!!! — Justin Vivian Bond

Nyc Quotes By Heather R. Blair

Karma was giving every evidence of being just a bit pissed with him already. No need to egg the bitch on. — Heather R. Blair

Nyc Quotes By Joan Rivers

Liked" was the kiss of death. "Loved" or "hated" interested him. At least the performer had aroused emotion. — Joan Rivers

Nyc Quotes By Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier



#HOPENATION — Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier

Nyc Quotes By Steven Jay Schneider

You have got to be good in that town if you want to beat the crowd.' So says young John on his first sight of New York City. THE CROWD (1928) — Steven Jay Schneider

Nyc Quotes By Tina Fey

There are never fewer than eight Tracey Ullman characters in any NYC nail salon at any given time. — Tina Fey

Nyc Quotes By Leslie Parry

I've found that here in this city, the lights burn ever brighter, but they cast the darkest shadows I know. — Leslie Parry

Nyc Quotes By Rick Moody

My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert. — Rick Moody

Nyc Quotes By Sean Hannity

People don't dream all their lives of escaping the hellish countries they live in and pay their life savings to underworld types for the privilege of being locked up in a freezing, filthy, stinking container ship and hauled like cargo for weeks until they finally arrive in Moscow or Beijing or Baghdad or Kabul. People risk their lives to come here
to New York. The greatest city in the world, where dreams become reality. — Sean Hannity

Nyc Quotes By Jeffrey Eaton

I don't know who you are," she thought, "but whoever you are, you're one hell of a player. — Jeffrey Eaton

Nyc Quotes By James J. Kavanaugh

Don't love the job kid. The Job is a whore, and she won't love you back. — James J. Kavanaugh

Nyc Quotes By Kristen Johnston

Royal Young has accomplished a rare feat in his fresh and riveting debut: he manages to recount his fascinating youth and unconventional family with a mixture of humor, scathing honesty and tenderness. Much more than simply a book about a kid who dreams of stardom, Fame Shark is a thoughtful, hilarious and moving love letter to his family and the Lower East Side of New York City. — Kristen Johnston

Nyc Quotes By Thomas Pynchon

Increasingly she's finding it harder to tell the 'real' NYC from translations like Zigotisopolis ... as if she keeps getting caught in a vortex taking her farther back in time into the virtual world. Certainly unforeseen in the original business plan, there arises now a possibility that DeepArcher is about to overflow out into the perilous gulf between screen and face. — Thomas Pynchon

Nyc Quotes By Kristen Henderson

She was so cool, as she knew, ankles crossed
at the puckered hem of granite
gray sweatpants, and she also knew
I was watching from the open door
of the B train - watching her pose
in apparent comfort at the girder of this city thoroughfare. — Kristen Henderson

Nyc Quotes By Leslie Parry

Undergarments flapped wildly on the fire escapes above, soiled with sweat and blood: private stains, flying high over the city like crests on the flags of a ship. — Leslie Parry

Nyc Quotes By Andrea Bouchaud

{...]I began to feel tears of frustration build up in my eyes, yearning to free themselves from their glandular prisons. — Andrea Bouchaud

Nyc Quotes By Nora Roberts

New York had saved him, in a very real way. It had pushed and prodded him with its impatient and sharp fingers, reminding him on a daily basis during that jittery first year that it didn't really give a goddamn whether he sank or swam.
He liked its selfishness and its generosity and its propensity for flipping the bird to the rest of the world. — Nora Roberts

Nyc Quotes By Dani Shapiro

When I was starting out there was no Internet, there wasn't this sense that you could be connected to other writers around the world. And that created a kind of innocence, or parochial quality, even in NYC. — Dani Shapiro

Nyc Quotes By Melisa Singh

Ten years have passed and every day that I walk throughout the city, I feel honored to be a part of it - and atom in the blood of a beating heart belonging to the most wonderfully diverse, smart, creative, passionate being. — Melisa Singh

Nyc Quotes By Trevor Dunn

There's a reason I moved to NYC, and if I listed all the musicians on my list you'd grow weary. — Trevor Dunn

Nyc Quotes By Rachel Sklar

I took a job at a white-shoe NYC law firm, with an office, business cards, and a fat starter paycheck. — Rachel Sklar

Nyc Quotes By Max Monroe

Translation: Total hipster. Although insanely good-looking, this guy would probably end up an NYC transplant in Portland within the next year. But I wasn't ruling out seeing his gorgeous mug on one of my favorite Instagram accounts, Hot Dudes Reading. Because who doesn't love seeing man candy nose deep in a book? My — Max Monroe

Nyc Quotes By Mindy Kaling

If I took the nicer subway, it meant I had to go through Manhattan every morning to get there, and that took a really long time. The subway line that ran the short way was the G line, which stopped exclusively in Brooklyn and Queens. That might be the only time the word exclusive has been used to describe the G train. — Mindy Kaling

Nyc Quotes By Joan Rivers

Maybe that is why in my comedy I try and puncture the hypocrisy all around us, why it is almost a crusade with me to strip life down to what really is true. — Joan Rivers

Nyc Quotes By Kevin Nealon

Breaking News: Winds so strong in NYC The Statue of Liberty's gown just blew off! — Kevin Nealon

Nyc Quotes By Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier

SO BE SURE TO MAKE EM' YUMMY! — Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier

Nyc Quotes By Nils Parker

NYC Marathon cancelled: runners are scrambling to find some other meaningless accomplishment to use as a proxy for control over their lives. — Nils Parker

Nyc Quotes By Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier


#FRIENDINYOURPOCKET — Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier

Nyc Quotes By John Krasinski

I was born in Newton, MA. Graduated from Brown University in 2001 with honors in English as a playwright. I attended the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Center in Waterford, CT just after Brown. I moved to NYC in 2002 and was a professional ... waiter, for 3 years. — John Krasinski

Nyc Quotes By Ann Douglas

Probably everything in my life comes back to a feeling of abandonment, and this city never abandons you. — Ann Douglas

Nyc Quotes By Fanny Howe

I was a go-go dancer at the Dom on East 10th Street in NYC. This was a glittering ballroom over Stanley's Bar. 1965. — Fanny Howe

Nyc Quotes By Joan Rivers

When you begin to losing your audience, do not get loud; get quiet, make them find you and come back to you. — Joan Rivers

Nyc Quotes By Linda Fairstein

Stabbings, shooting, rapes, homicides -- the denizens of places like the Elk brought those crimes along with them the way ordinary travelers carried luggage. — Linda Fairstein

Nyc Quotes By Richard Price

I love Israel, I go back all the time. I just love New York a little more. My workers are Arabs, my best friend is a black man from Alabama, my girlfriend's a Puerto Rican, and my landlord is a half-Jew bastard. You know what I did this morning? I read in the paper yesterday that the circus is setting up in the Madison Square Garden, they said the elephants would be walking through the Holland Tunnel at dawn. I'm a photographer a little too, you know? So I get up at five o'clock, bike over to the tunnel, and wait. It turns out the paper got it wrong, they came through the Lincoln, but still, you know? This is a hell of a place. — Richard Price

Nyc Quotes By Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier


#HOPENATION — Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier

Nyc Quotes By Mike Lee

NYC, You Inspire Me to never stop exploring the endless possibilities of food. — Mike Lee

Nyc Quotes By Bevy Smith

New York is like that perfect lover that just won't commit but he's so good that you hang around anyway, NYC is dreamy! — Bevy Smith

Nyc Quotes By Elizabeth Winder

This is the story of an electrically alive young woman on the brink of her adult life. An artist equally attuned to the light as the shadows, with a limitless hunger for experience and knowledge, completely unafraid of life's more frightening opportunities. — Elizabeth Winder

Nyc Quotes By Jardine Libaire

As filthy as any night was, a New York City morning is always clean. The eyes get washed.
Flowers in white deli buckets are replenished. The population bathes, in marble mausoleums of Upper East Side showers, or in Greenwich Village tubs, or in the sink of a Chinatown one-bedroom crammed with fifteen people. Some bar opens and the first song on the jukebox is Johnny Thunders, while bums pick up cigarette butts to see what's left to smoke. The smell of espresso and hot croissants. The weather vane squeaks in the sun. Pigeons are reborn out of the mouths of blue windows. — Jardine Libaire

Nyc Quotes By Joan Rivers

The act of creation fascinates me. You can only sit with blank page and wait. You cannot press a button, cannot program it. — Joan Rivers

Nyc Quotes By Alicen Grey

when we're done, I'll be where the night never stops
cradling a bruise that's shaped like you
wondering why sleep never came to me
wondering how I still dreamed — Alicen Grey

Nyc Quotes By Zack Love

We pick the people who populate our personal lives as much for who they make us as for who they are. I chose Anna for the person I became in her presence, and in this respect, my love for her was a more selfish one — Zack Love

Nyc Quotes By Ray Bradbury

A Witch is born out of the true hungers of her time," she said. "I was born out of New York. The things that are most wrong here summoned me. ("Drink Entire: Against The Madness Of Crowds") — Ray Bradbury

Nyc Quotes By Simon Pont

Friday's "Working Lunch" is at The Avenue on St James's Street. It's a bit like eating in an art installation, a White-Out affair that tries for a So-Serious NYC feel, but is occupied by Daddy's Girls wearing pashmina's and too many Pin Stripes worn by too many people called Hugo. — Simon Pont

Nyc Quotes By Vivian Gornick

As I saw myself moving ever farther toward the social margin, nothing healed me of a sore and angry heart like a walk through the city. To see in the street the fifty different ways people struggle to remain human - the variety and inventiveness of survival techniques - was to feel the pressure relieved, the overflow draining off. I felt in my nerve endings the common refusal to go under. — Vivian Gornick

Nyc Quotes By David Foster Wallace

they can all stand quiescent in airless venues for extended periods, their eyes' expressions that unique NYC combination of Zen meditation and clinical depression, clearly unhappy but never complaining. — David Foster Wallace

Nyc Quotes By Caroline Kepnes

if there's one dude that everyone on the Upper West Side will welcome with open arms, it's the fucking jogger. — Caroline Kepnes

Nyc Quotes By Julianna Baggott

My oldest sister was an actress living in NYC by the time I was ten, and desperately wanted to be the one in charge of the words. — Julianna Baggott

Nyc Quotes By Jonathan Lethem

There is nothing Tourettic about the New York City subways. — Jonathan Lethem

Nyc Quotes By Dean Haglund

My good friends David and Avi sent me a text greeting from their gym in NYC at 8 a.m. this morning. Isn't that a fine how do you do! — Dean Haglund

Nyc Quotes By Adrian Grenier

I am happy to have success in the entertainment biz, but the root of my happiness comes from my neighborhood, NYC. — Adrian Grenier

Nyc Quotes By James Altucher

In the 1890's horses, carrying people to work, dropped 4.5 million tons of manure on the streets of Manhattan, every year. That was the big environmental problem of the day. "NYC will be buried in horse manure by 1950!" screamed the headlines. It doesn't matter what your opinion about this was. None of the people living in NY solved the problem despite the 1000s of opinions. People with passion for mechanics in Detroit made something called a car. Problem solved. — James Altucher

Nyc Quotes By Allison Winn Scotch

We all have those moments where we realize how easily our lives could be so different, for better or for worse. I met my husband at a gym in NYC! What if I'd joined a different gym? What if I hadn't worked out in the afternoons? These questions are endless. — Allison Winn Scotch

Nyc Quotes By Garth Risk Hallberg

Punk had picked the locks, sluiced out into the grid. — Garth Risk Hallberg

Nyc Quotes By Damon Suede

LOVE IT! Yeah. They've been doing BIG billboards of this in the gayborhoods in NYC, LA and SanFran.

Although I wouldn't fuck a Scientologist on a dare. 8| — Damon Suede

Nyc Quotes By Susan Minot

Unless you were high up in a building or happened to glimpse it at the end of one of the big avenues going east-west, all you knew of the sunset was a darkening in the air. No wonder people in New York were so unbalanced. They were totally untouched by the rhythms of nature. You were only aware of nature when something extreme happened, like a snowstorm or heatwave. — Susan Minot

Nyc Quotes By Joan Rivers

I said, "Is there!" I told him there is a Mafia school where they teach them math - if Johnny has ten fingers and they cut off two, how many does he have left? — Joan Rivers

Nyc Quotes By Jane Jacobs

What is more dramatic, even romantic, than the tumbled towers of lower Manhattan, rising suddenly to the clouds like a magic castle girdled by water? Its very touch of jumbled jaggedness, its towering-sided canyons, are its magnificence. — Jane Jacobs

Nyc Quotes By Aslaug Magnusdottir

It is always a pleasure to see what NYC, London, Paris and Milan have to offer. — Aslaug Magnusdottir

Nyc Quotes By Vanessa Place

$20 by Vanessa Place, the first product of VanessaPlace Inc., debuted on May 3, 2013 at Cage, NYC.
The limited edition of $20, available for $50, sold out within the hour.

$20 - Poetry that speaks for itself — Vanessa Place

Nyc Quotes By Neil Patrick Harris

I'm shocked at how early everything closes here. But people start earlier. I miss the late nightlife in NYC, but then again I sing and burn so much energy in the show that it's probably good - I get to go home and sleep. — Neil Patrick Harris

Nyc Quotes By Howard Stern

I was told David Letterman and Kaufman had heart attacks on the same day: David Letterman's heart attack was at a hospital in NYC. Kaufman's heart attack was at the red light district in Amsterdam, Holland. I think Kaufman had more fun.
You're a great artist. I just love the way you painted my portrait. — Howard Stern

Nyc Quotes By Jim Carroll

I sleep on a tar roof
scream my songs
into lazy floods of stars ...
a white powder paddles through blood and heart
and the returns
pure and easy ...
This city is on my side. — Jim Carroll

Nyc Quotes By Trevor Dunn

NYC is chaotic. And I am attracted to chaos. — Trevor Dunn

Nyc Quotes By James Iha

My first job in NYC was playing a gig in the early nineties at CBGBs. — James Iha

Nyc Quotes By Rebecca Solnit

As Elizabeth Blackmar and Ray Rosenzweig wrote in their magisterial history of [Central Park in NYC]: 'The issue of demoncratic access to the park has also been raised by the increasing number of homeless New Yorkers. Poor people
from the 'squatters' of the 1850s to the 'tramps' of the 1870s and 1890s to the Hooverville residents of the 1930s
have always turned to the park land for shelter ... The growing visibility of homeless people in Central Park osed in the starkest terms the contradiction between Americans' commitment to democratic space and their acquiescence in vast disparities of wealth and power. — Rebecca Solnit

Nyc Quotes By Andrew Holleran

For you cannot live in New York City very long and not be conscious of the niceties of being rich - the city is, after all, an ecstatic exercise in merchandising - and one evening of his visit to Venezuela Sutherland sat straight up when he read a line of Santayana's: Money is the petrol of life. — Andrew Holleran

Nyc Quotes By Jodi Knight

I think I can safely say I am the only guy in NYC in possession of two cocks. Is that a bonus or what? — Jodi Knight

Nyc Quotes By Zack Love

At one point, I began to think that I had a divine doorman. Lenny was the most unlikely incarnation of God I could imagine, and yet, I kept drifting irresistibly towards this absurd conclusion. Despite my staunchly atheistic inclinations, I couldn't explain Lenny any other way. But eventually I came to my senses and realized that he was just one of those game show freaks with an encyclopedic memory. That didn't make him God, did it? Would God proclaim so regularly how much he likes Patsy's Pizza? — Zack Love

Nyc Quotes By Moby

I love nyc. It's the city of my birth and probably the most amazing city on the planet. — Moby

Nyc Quotes By Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier

MIND YOUR OWN SOCIAL MEDIA BUSINESS — Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier

Nyc Quotes By Steve Kaufman

I met Keith Haring at SVA college where he was having an art show, later we had a group art show at the Mud Club in NYC. Keith owed me $50, so he gave me a large framed canvas with barking dogs that had large dicks. I painted over Keith's painting to paint flowers for my mom's living room. — Steve Kaufman

Nyc Quotes By Amor Towles

That's how quickly New York City comes about - like a weather wane - or the head of a cobra. Time tells which. — Amor Towles

Nyc Quotes By Luc Sante

Night is the permanent revolution, that of the globe. Every sundown the streets change, becoming sinister or libidinous, or, for that matter, longer or narrower or unexpectedly twisted. The familiar rebels against those who presume to know it. The map is altered and time is telescoped. Daylight restores things to their normal condition, or is that really their normal condition? The map of the city wrinkles and unfolds, wrinkles and unfolds. — Luc Sante

Nyc Quotes By Dallas Athent

To people from 'Brooklyn-Brooklyn' North Brooklyn is really just South Queens. — Dallas Athent