Old New York Quotes by O. Henry, Bob Dylan, Alistair Cooke, Henry Ford, Jenny Slate, Djuna Barnes and many others.
It couldn’t have happened anywhere but in little old New York.
Old New York City is a friendly old town From Washington Heights to Harlem on down There’s a-mighty many people all millin’ all around They’ll kick you when you’re up and knock you when you’re down It’s hard times in the city Livin’ down in New York town
New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world.
New York is a different country. Maybe it ought to have a separate government. Everybody thinks differently, they just don’t know what the hell the rest of the United States is.
New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice.
There are so many things I’d like to do. I’d really like to be in a period piece that takes place in old New York or old Hollywood and wear those costumes and that makeup.
New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.
My father had this mythological sense of the old New York, and he used to tell me stories about these old gangs, particularly the Forty Thieves in the Fourth Ward.
As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.
New York is the only real city-city.
New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.
If there ever was an aviary overstocked with jays it is that Yaptown-on-the-Hudson, call New York. Cosmopolitan they call it, you bet. So’s a piece of fly-paper. You listen close when they’re buzzing and trying to pull their feet out of the sticky stuff. “Little old New York’s good enough for us”–that’s what they sing.
There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.
It was the old New York way…the way people who dreaded scandal more than disease, who placed decency above courage, and who considered that nothing was more ill-bred than “scenes”, except those who gave rise to them.
In New York you’ve got to have all the luck.