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“When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.”
“New York is a city of conversations overheard, of people at the next restaurant table (micrometers away) checking your watch, of people reading the stories in your newspaper on the subway train.”
William E. Geist
“I moved to New York City for my health. I'm paranoid and it was the only place where my fears were justified.”
“New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment... a place where you're least likely to be bitten by a wild goat.”
“The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal.”
“In New York now, they have Harvey Milk High School for gay students. They don't have much of a football team, but the half-time show . . .”
“Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book -and does”
“I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough, let's go west.'”
“New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.”
“A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners.”
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