33 Quotes About NYC That'll Inspire You to Buy That Plane Ticket

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33 Quotes About NYC That Prove It's the Most Magical City in the World

Love New York City?

So do we, which is why we found some of the best quotes about New York City. From authors to beloved television characters, there's something for everyone.

So if you've been meaning to visit or are a proud New Yorker, you'll enjoy quotes about the Big Apple. There's just something about NYC that makes people fall in love. Use these New York City quotes to inspire you to write, read, learn, or even...move!

Quotes About New York City

  • "It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story." - Agatha Christie

  • "I would give the greatest sunset in the world for on sight of New York's skyline." - Ayn Rand

  • "I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone, going home, where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me." - Paul Simon

  • "You haven't lived until you died in New York." - Alexander Wollcott

  • "New York is a city of daily irritations, occasional horrors, hourly tests of will and even courage, and huge dollops of pure beauty." - Pete Hamill

  • "Welcome to New York, it's been waiting for you." - Taylor Swift

  • "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address." - Nora Ephron

  • "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

  • "Yet, as only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you'll live through the night." - Dorothy Parker

New York City Quotes

  • "One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years." - Tom Wolfe

  • "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

  • "One can't paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt." - Georgia O'Keefe

  • "New York is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about it: once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough." - John Steinbeck

  • "Quite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean ‘love' in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again." - Joan Didion

  • "Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book -and does." - Groucho Marx

  • "New York is made up of millions of different people, and they all come here looking for something." - Lindsey Kelk

  • "And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you." - Michael Bloomberg

  • "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

  • "When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough." - Fran Lebowitz

  • "If I'd lived in Roman times, I'd have lived in Rome. Where else? Today America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself." - John Lennon

  • "New York is appalling fantastically charmless and elaborately dire." - Henry James

  • "Everybody ought to have a Lower East Side in their life." - Irving Berlin

  • "New York, I love you, but you're bringing me down." - LCD Soundsystem

Sex and the City Quotes About New York City

  • "In New York, you're always looking for a job, a boyfriend, or an apartment." - Carrie Bradshaw

  • "Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York in search of the two ‘L's: Labels & Love." - Carrie Bradshaw

  • "If I worried what every bitch in New York was saying about me, I'd never leave the house." - Samantha Jones

  • "Why do I think living in Manhattan is so fabulous?" - Miranda Hobbs

  • "Because it is." - Carrie Bradshaw

  • "New York is the perfect place to be single. The city is your date." - Carrie Bradshaw

  • "New York Magazine says Brooklyn is the new Manhattan." - Carrie Bradshaw

  • "Yes, but whoever wrote that lives in Brooklyn." - Miranda Hobbs

  • "I miss New York. Take me home." - Carrie Bradshaw

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