Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Quotes for the Week: New York

Last week I was in New York, one of my favorite places, to present my book at the Jewish Book Council.
my memoir

But of course I stayed a few days longer and met my sister so we could enjoy the New York scene and visit some of our favorite places.  We saw two plays--Ann and My Name is Asher Lev, both wonderful, went to the Guggenheim and the Museum of Natural History and ate at our favorite restaurant, Lattanza.  We  ifnished off with an art gallery tour of Chelsea--amazzng art from weird to awe-inspiring.
Guggenheim Museum
So here are some of my favorite quotes about NYC:

The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world. F. Scott Fitzgerald


Give me such shows — give me the streets of Manhattan! Walt Whitman


I remember walking across Sixty-second Street one twilight that first spring, or the second spring, they were all alike for a while. I was late to meet someone but I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on the corner eating it and knew that I had come out out of the West and reached the mirage. I could taste the peach and feel the soft air blowing from a subway grating on my legs and I could smell lilac and garbage and expensive perfume and I knew that it would cost something sooner or later — because I did not belong there, did not come from there — but when you are twenty-two or twenty-three, you figure that later you will have a high emotional balance, and be able to pay whatever it costs. I still believed in possibilities then, still had the sense, so peculiar to New York, that something extraordinary would happen any minute, any day, any month. Joan Didion


Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place. Johnny Carson


I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, “There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is. That’s it.” Robert De Niro





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