Some of my favorite observations about New York that make me burst into laughter every time. I can’t vouch for the authenticity of all of them, but they are all true. Enjoy.
New Yorkers are a breed apart.
I said, to be a New Yorker you have to live here for six months, and if at the end of the six months you find you walk faster, talk faster, think faster, you’re a New Yorker.” –Mayor Koch
If you live in New York, even if you’re Catholic, you’re Jewish.” –Lennie Bruce
Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book–and does.” –Groucho Marx
There was a time when crime rates were much higher than they currently are.
New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.” –David Letterman
I love New York City; I’ve got a gun.” –Charles Barkley
Yeah, many New Yorkers have attitude. What’s it to you?
When it’s three o’ clock in New York, it’s still 1938 in London.” –Bette Midler
I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know, because I won’t ever dare ask that question.” –Dylan Thomas
Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.” –Angela Carter
New York City is all about sex. People getting it, people trying to get it, people who can’t get it. No wonder the city never sleeps. It’s too busy trying to get laid.” –Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City
New York isn’t the easiest city to live in.
I love New York City. The reason I live in New York City is because it’s the loudest city on the planet Earth. It’s so loud I never have to listen to any of the shit that’s going on in my own head. It’s really loud. They literally have guys come with jackhammers and they drill the streets and just leave cones in front of your apartment; you don’t even know why. Garbage men come; they don’t pick up the garbage, they just bang the cans together.” –Lewis Black
A reminder that Frank Lloyd Wright’s design of the Guggenheim has been controversial.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum . . . is a war between architecture and painting in which both come out badly maimed.” –John Canaday
Having lived in both Southern California and New York, I appreciate these.
When it’s 100 degrees in New York, it’s 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it’s still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles.” –Neil Simon
Sometimes I get bored riding down the beautiful streets of L.A. I know it sounds crazy, but I just want to go to New York and see people suffer.” –Donna Summer
An excellent quote with which to conclude.
It’ll be a great place if they ever finish it.” –O. Henry