Manhattan Quotes

Manhattan Quotes by Alex Berenson, Louise Linton, William Monahan, Woody Allen, M. J. Hyland, Madhuri Dixit and many others.

Robert M. Morgenthau, the Manhattan district attorney, has seen a few financial schemes in his time. As the lead local prosecutor in the world’s financial capital, he has battled frauds like the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which stole billions of dollars from investors worldwide.
Alex Berenson
I played Simone, the French tutor for the daughter of a rich Manhattan couple, who goes to a costume ball as Marie Antoinette. While everyone else in ‘CSI’ races around in police gear, I had to wear a ballgown and bustle and two wigs. It was very heavy on the make-up side.
Louise Linton
All of a sudden I pulled up short and harked back to Ridley [Scott] holding up the script in Manhattan, at the St. Regis breakfast room, and saying, “It’s very visual, isn’t it,” and realized it was the key to my whole life since then.
William Monahan
My analyst warned me, but you were so beautiful I got another analyst.
Woody Allen
I might live in Manhattan or Edinburgh or Cardiff. I think of myself as without nationality.
M. J. Hyland
Mumbai is like Manhattan. There’s a certain pace, a social life and the thrill of a professional life.
Madhuri Dixit
We were poor, yea, but I can’t say there was anything terrible about my youth. It was a Manhattan kind of life. There were lots of kids on the block, and we played in the back lots. We invented games and skated and played ball.
Paula Kelly
I went to performing arts high school, and I took dance and acting every day. Then, I went to Marymount Manhattan College and I have a B.A. in acting, with a concentration in theater performance and a minor in musical theater. I studied there for three years.
Jenna Ushkowitz
[Manhattan School Of Music] didn’t’ have a jazz undergraduate program at the time so I played a semester in the big band. There was a graduate program. But I wasn’t really that involved in jazz yet.
Jon Gordon
A new helicopter service called Gotham Air is now offering users cheap flights from Manhattan to JFK or Newark airports that start at just $99. If there’s two words I trust together in the same sentence, it’s ‘cheap’ and ‘helicopter.’
Jimmy Fallon
I did ‘Prodigal Son’ at Manhattan Theatre Club.
Timothee Chalamet
For however inhospitable the wind, from this vantage point Manhattan was simply so improbable, so wonderful, so obviously full of promise – that you wanted to approach it for the rest of your life without ever quite arriving.
Amor Towles
Manhattan cabs are born old.
Jean Shepherd
When I was running for speaker, people would go out of their way to point out why I wasn’t going to win: ‘You’re a woman, you’re too liberal, you’re gay, you’re from the West Side of Manhattan,’ which in that context was an insult.
Christine Quinn
I was going to public school in the post-World War II, the grey doldrum years. But I was in this extraordinary environment of Manhattan, of Greenwich Village, of bohemian parents.
Anne Waldman
A lot of the fiction I read growing up was post-war American, and not all of it centers on Manhattan, but around people of the Mad Men generation, people like John Cheever and, in more modern times, Don DeLillo, who I always mention.
Dylan Moran
I have not been a big fan of very sweet drinks, although the Manhattan cocktail is a favorite of mine.
Andrew W.K.
I went to Manhattan Center High School.
Manhattan, after eight years here, still reminds me of Hong Kong. There are parts of Chinatown that are the spit and image of streets in Wan Chai, and I am held in thrall by the Chrysler building as much as I was by I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower.
Mary H.K. Choi
My perspective is a lil different ‘cus im from Manhattan .
Kool Moe Dee
I’d be Doctor Manhattan, a character from the Watchman.’ He can do everything, he’s the best superhero. There’s no other superhero that could beat him in a fight.
Joel Fry
If you live in a crowded area of Brooklyn or Manhattan, having a car is a hindrance. It doesn’t even make sense. I basically grew up all my life without a car.
One doesn’t go on television for the Manhattan crowd. You buy the sides of buses for that.
Mitch Leigh
I had never really felt settled in Brooklyn. I think it had to do with growing up in New Jersey and being someone who her whole life wanted to live in the city, and the city meant Manhattan.
Dani Shapiro
sometimes gossip is by far the most reliable source of information about yourself and all your friends, especially in Manhattan. I always say why trust myself when gossip can tell moi the real truth about moi?
Plum Sykes
Manhattan is increasingly less available to average-income earners.
Janine di Giovanni
The terrible attack in Manhattan has given place to a burst of patriotism in the United States.
Mick Jagger
From the time I was 9 years old, I loved magic. I was an only child, and I think that had a big impact on me. I always had grown-up friends even though I was a little kid. I would take the train from Lido Beach into Manhattan, and I’d hang out in magic shops.
Rick Rubin
I didn’t ever want to leave Manhattan. I have an abnormal fixation.
Charles B. Rangel
A lot of my friends who grew up in Manhattan have a strange phobia about Brooklyn. It’s big and scary and they get lost.
Seeing New York in the movies is what made me want to live in Manhattan one day. I eventually got my wish, and the city has never disappointed me.
Robert Osborne
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin
Leonard Cohen
In ‘Where the Air is Clear’, Carlos Fuentes composed a polyphonic portrait of Mexico City amid the growth and modernization brought on by the economic boom of the 1950s. The novel can be read as a jazz interpretation – free and in a Mexican key – of John Dos Passos’ ‘Manhattan Transfer’.
Alvaro Enrigue
As good as NFL Films is at making players human, it’s even better at making players superhuman. No Hollywood studio has made movies that are more grand or gorgeous. Every meticulous shot of ‘Hard Knocks’ is a vision: every slow-motion spiral, every shaved head steaming like a Manhattan manhole cover.
Steve Rushin
I would encourage more development in the boroughs outside of Manhattan as well. I think it’s great that this natural emergence has occurred in the lower part of Midtown, but there’s tremendous potential in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island as well.
John Liu
I was living in a four-story Manhattan townhouse with three full-time servants and silver to be polished, and I was doing too much. My kids were growing up without me, and suddenly I thought, ‘I want some other stuff.’ So I stopped working instead of cutting back, and went to Australia instead of Vermont.
Orson Bean
I took my iPod to the Apple store here in Manhattan and asked them to replace the battery. And they explained to me that Apple does not offer a service to replace the battery in the iPod, and my best bet was to buy a new iPod.
Casey Neistat
I live in Dublin, God knows why. There are greatly more congenial places I could have settled in – Italy, France, Manhattan – but I like the climate here, and Irish light seems to be essential for me and for my writing.
John Banville
Brooklyn was like Philadelphia made better by its proximity to Manhattan.
Jonathan Franzen
Grief is Newark. It’s there. Can’t avoid it. The idea is to hold your nose, hope the traffic’s not too bad and get on to Manhattan as quickly as possible.
Eli Attie
When I think how art education is eliminated whenever we get a budget crunch in the schools, I have to stand up and say that even when there was dire poverty ten blocks away from Tiffany Studios in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, there was art and creativity within.
Susan Vreeland
No one drives in Manhattan – in fact, many of the folks who live in Manhattan don’t even have driving licenses!
There’s this total manwhore phenomenon happening, where even the geeks are player now. It’s like Manhattan is this giant playground and guys want to keep playing forever.
Susane Colasanti
The World Trade Center site will forever hold a special place in our city, in our hearts. But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves and who we are as New Yorkers and Americans if we said no to a mosque in lower Manhattan.
Michael Bloomberg
I’d like to see Manhattan underwater. I’d like to see when the human population plummets and there are no more high rises, because nobody’s buying them. I’m excited about that. Money and desire—all that is going to collapse, and wild green grasses are going to take over.
Hayao Miyazaki
I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives – and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan.
James Van Der Beek
[Mickey Mouse] He popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
Walt Disney
For more than 40 years, I have advocated the creation of a ’round the clock’ community. This would mean, at the least, housing, schools and shops of various kinds alongside the commercial buildings. That kind of community had appeared in lower Manhattan in nascent form before Sept. 11, 2001.
David Rockefeller
A new biography of Madonna came out last week, and apparently the biography lists all the men she’s slept with. The book is apparently called the Manhattan Telephone Directory.
Bill Maher
SpaceX’s goal to make life multiplanetary and get us to Mars and be able to stay there makes the Manhattan Project look small in comparison.
Jared Isaacman
When I was 12, I got a manager, but my mom was against it. It took a lot of convincing. But when I got a job at Manhattan Theatre Club, I think she saw how passionate I was about it and that I worked really hard – and now she’s super supportive.
Nicola Peltz
‘Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream’ is an intentionally angry film. How could it not be when the chance of an infant dying is five times greater on the Bronx Park Avenue than on Manhattan’s Park Avenue just across the Harlem River?
Alex Gibney
To drive though the streets of Manhattan to sign a record deal was like a movie. It was crazy – pretty hard to put into words.
James Bay
We lived in Yorkville, which is located on the East End of Manhattan. It’s further east than Hell’s Kitchen, and back then it was the kind of place where the roaches and cockroaches were big enough to carry away small children.
Bob Cousy
I was born in 1943 and raised in the Bronx, in a high rise apartment complex known as Parkchester, the only child of Max, an accountant who worked in the garment district in Manhattan, and Rose, an elementary school teacher.
Robert Lefkowitz
The manuscript you submit [should not] contain any flaws that you can identify – it is up to the writer to do the work, rather than counting on some stranger in Manhattan to do it for him.
Richard North Patterson
I grew up in Manhattan, and I’ve always had all kinds of people around me. I’ve always had a very ‘live and let live’ point of view.
Natasha Lyonne
My dad grew up in Washington Heights. I grew up in New York in Manhattan. So we’re purebred New Yorkers.
Ansel Elgort
My own fashion sense has been influenced by ‘We’ll Take Manhattan.’ It’s gotten a little better.
Karen Gillan
I remember when I saw ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,’ I wanted to go out and direct a movie right there on the streets of Manhattan. Unfortunately, you can’t without permits.
John Krasinski
It was the glitter days, and the New York Dolls and Kiss would come play at the Coventry, all those bands would come in from Manhattan.
Joey Ramone
Most languages spoken by a few thousand people are so complicated they make your head swim; a Siberian yak herder’s language is much more complicated than a Manhattan bond trader’s.
John McWhorter
If you’re purely after facts, please buy yourself the phone directory of Manhattan. It has four million times correct facts. But it doesn’t illuminate.
Werner Herzog
But I absolutely love New York. Every time I go there, I still get excited. When you come over the bridge and you’re coming towards Manhattan, I still get goose bumps every time.
Amy Macdonald
New York is still the most glamorous city I’ve ever been to, but it’s starting to feel older. The sirens still wail; the paths in Central Park still pulsate with joggers. The Manhattan schist still trembles beneath your feet. But weirdly, it’s starting to feel, dare I say it, a bit quaint.
Tom Hollander
I don’t seem to take vacations, but I must say, a jaunt into Central Park can be mighty transporting. My boy and I can spend hours in the Ramble scaling rocks and sword fighting with sticks. I often forget I’m in Manhattan when I’m in there.
Spencer Kayden
Give me such shows – give me the streets of Manhattan!
Walt Whitman
Manhattan’s always fascinating, too, just a big, stinky, smelly conglomeration of numbered avenues and streets, but it’s just got a vibe that’s hard to beat. I shouldn’t like it, but I do. I can’t put my finger on it.
Joe Elliott
Israel is so tiny. It’s, you know, a little less than the length of Manhattan, without the West Bank, without Judea and Samaria.
Benjamin Netanyahu
I do think we need more cameras. We have to stay ahead of the terrorists, and I do know in New York, the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, which is based on cameras, the outstanding work that results from that.
Peter T. King
I was always inspired by restaurants like La Tulipe in Manhattan. You’d walk right by and say, ‘Oh what a lovely house.’ You didn’t realize there was a restaurant behind the door.
Charlie Trotter
I’ve always loved films, and I always felt like a storyteller. I left Norway after high school and moved to Manhattan and went to film school in Manhattan. That’s when I really found out that this was my calling and what I wanted to do.
Morten Tyldum
My three years in Manhattan were sort of my university years. I was learning by myself, and it was a tough time. That’s when I began writing articles for newspapers back home about life in New York. This interest took over, and I moved from painting to writing.
Hallgrimur Helgason
Manhattan is like Beverly Hills. And the soul of New York has moved to Brooklyn, where everything new and exciting seems to be.
Alec Baldwin
I moved from a mountain with one traffic light to New York City when I was 17, and it was an amazing, eye opening, creative adventure. I would walk through the streets of Manhattan looking up at these huge buildings, amazed that I didn’t know a single person in any of them.
Rachel Boston
I live on a ranch that’s larger than Manhattan. That’s a weird circumstance.
Val Kilmer
I attended Professional Children’s School in Manhattan because my ballet and modern dance schedules were intensive and had started to interfere with regular school hours.
Essence Atkins
The only place where people in Manhattan walk for leisure is in the park.
Normally, I am a vocal advocate for ‘looking both ways’ and ‘knowing the size of one’s own body.’ But working, socialising and simply running errands in Manhattan, means I am bound to break my own rules on occasion.
Sloane Crosley
At 26, I was single, living in Manhattan, and working as a journalist at ‘Vanity Fair.’ I was Carrie Bradshaw… in sensible shoes.
Nell Scovell
The actual number of atheists is quite small outside of Europe and Manhattan.
Rick Warren
I would love to be playing in Manhattan one more time.
Karch Kiraly
There’s a restaurant in Manhattan called Balthazar, and next to it is Balthazar Bakery. It’s tiny, and it’s very charming to have that little retail outlet to sell the house desserts and breads.
Tom Douglas
I did ride a bike on the streets of Manhattan with four-and-a-half inch heels. Is that fun… or a death wish? You tell me. I was in severe pain, and everyone was laughing at me. That was great. I like when people laugh at me when I’m in pain.
Miriam Shor
My older sister achieved her dream of being an artist. She’s an illustrator living in Manhattan.
Jeannette Walls
Where I live in Manhattan and where I work at ABC, people say conservative the way people say child molester.
John Stossel
Besides being driven around Manhattan by a chauffeur whose salary his father’s company paid, in a Cadillac his father’s company leased to ‘scope out properties,’ Donald’s job description seems to have included lying about his ‘accomplishments’ and allegedly refusing to rent apartments to Black people.
Mary L. Trump
I’ve been asked a lot why didn’t ‘Ruined’ go to Broadway. It was the most successful play that Manhattan Theatre Club has ever had in that particular space, and yet we couldn’t find a home on Broadway.
Lynn Nottage
Also, I preached to gangs on the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx – and miracles began to happen.
David Wilkerson
In dress, habits, manners, provincialism, routine and narrowness, he acquired that charming insolence, that irritating completeness, that sophisticated crassness, that overbalanced poise that makes the Manhattan gentleman so delightfully small in its greatness.
O. Henry
When I started writing my second novel, I decided that one of the characters would have a passion for dollhouses, which allowed me to do hours of guilt-free ‘research’ online and at the Manhattan Dollhouse boutique inside F. A. O. Schwarz.
J. Courtney Sullivan
Wes Anderson grew up in Houston, and he and I talk about Manhattan in similar ways, as a kind of fantasy world.
Noah Baumbach
I worked night security for Estee Lauder. It was horrible. I worked from midnight till 8 in the morning. I did that just so I could sleep during the day, then go into Manhattan to train with Renzo at night. I would train, then go work all night in a guard booth.
Matt Serra
THE HOT (AND SERIOUSLY COOL) ENERGY that comes from the musical gospel preached by the title character of FELA! feels as if it could stretch easily to the borders of Manhattan and then across a river or two. There should be dancing in the streets!
Ben Brantley
Mumbai is like Manhattan. Theres a certain pace, a social life and the thrill of a professional life.
Madhuri Dixit
I’d gone to Manhattan to become a model.
Michael Bergin
Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you’re playing a tender love story that’s set in a coffee shop or whether you’re in ‘The Avengers,’ which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding.
Tom Hiddleston
Manhattan… capital of the 20th century, a city that has fascinated me for more than three decades.
Jurgen Habermas
When I’m working on a film, I think about how it will play with a tiny audience of friends whose opinions I respect – basically, a 40-bloc radius from my apartment in Manhattan.
Doug Liman
Red Hook, Brooklyn, is a spit of land jutting out over the New York Harbor and looking across to the gleaming high rises of the financial district in Manhattan. Its views are amazing, its poverty stark.
Maya Wiley
I judge property myself by its net earning power; that is the only rule I have been able to get…. This whole island [Manhattan] was once bought for a few strings of beads. But now you will find this property valued by its earning power, by its rent power, and that is the way to value a railroad or telegraph.
Jay Gould
It was precisely my love of the First Amendment that made me join sidewalk activists in 2010 to support an Islamic community center’s right to open in Lower Manhattan.
Mona Eltahawy
I was in New York when they had the massive blackout – all of Manhattan blacked out. It was a year or two after 9/11, it was pre-smartphones, and everyone thought it was a terror attack. It was like the end of the world.
Brett Goldstein
At least Manhattan, in terms of danger and eccentricity, is much more of a theme park now. You couldn’t really shoot the old Law & Order in New York today. It’s a different city.
Chris Noth
I have a Manhattan club chair in dark espresso leather that I always read in. It’s a place where I can contemplate other people’s thoughts and stir my imagination.
Merle Dandridge
My dad had two, sometimes three jobs. Besides running the Commodore Music Shop in Manhattan, he did jazz concerts, and he ran this great jazz label, Commodore.
Billy Crystal
People used to feel oddly empowered to tell me all the reasons I couldn’t win. Because I was a woman. Because I was a lesbian. Because I was from the West Side of Manhattan.
Christine Quinn
I’m no Lance Armstrong, but I do use a bike to get from place to place in Manhattan, a little bit of Brooklyn.
David Byrne
I started off at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, and started doing theater in Manhattan in 1969.
Joe Morton
My legislation would cut off all funding for trials of anyone from Guantanamo in any court in the United States of America. This bill would help stop the misguided plan to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists on trial in Downtown Manhattan.
Peter King
I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives – and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan. That’s why it’s my favorite city. You can do what you want without attracting a crowd of curious onlookers.
James Van Der Beek
When I was 2, I used to put pictures of the Manhattan skyline in a little scrapbook. And I used to wear American ‘stars and stripe’ vests and Daytona Beach stuff and they used to call me ‘The Little Yankee.’ Thank you to my producers for having faith in a little nobody from Lancashire.
Tracie Bennett
The underground is not a place but a way of life. You can be underground most anywhere, from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Hermosa Beach, California.
Bryan Burrough
So, you know, I always say that I’m a Mexican, but if I had to be a citizen of anywhere else, I’d be a citizen of Manhattan. I feel very much a New Yorker.
Alma Guillermoprieto
Sometimes, I feel that Manhattan in particular has gotten really tame and gentrified or something.
Tea Leoni
If it wasn’t for O’Flanagan’s Pub on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I don’t know where I would have spent my Friday nights as a young man.
Michael Bloomberg
I had a student some years ago whose father had worked on the Manhattan Project. I had a student who had to escape this very intense, born-again fundamentalist Christian background that was very much like a cult and of course they struggle to get to Naropa. And they have cut themselves off. They don’t look back.
Anne Waldman
We’re downtown New Yorkers and had very close proximity to the events of September 11th. Like everybody on the island of Manhattan, we were impacted by it in so many ways in terms of what we saw, what we felt, what our daily experience became in the wake of it.
Mike D
I was born and raised in Manhattan; I didn’t realize that I, in all my androgyny, was a freak to the rest of this country.
iO Tillett Wright
For me, Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ defines New York. Both New York and Manhattan Island should be in black in white! I always hear the soundtrack of Gershwin in my head every time I go over the Queensboro Bridge, or come in from JFK because of it!
Brian Cox
Whenever I leave Manhattan, I get the bends!
Ed Koch
I’m from New York. My grandparents were settlers of Long Island City. When they came here, there was no bridge, and they had to hire a boat across the river. They had a farm, and my grandmother had to go once a week to Manhattan to buy provisions – very primitive.
Iris Apfel
What was new was the symbolic force of the targets struck. The attackers did not just physically cause the highest buildings in Manhattan to collapse; they also destroyed an icon in the household imagery of the American nation.
Jurgen Habermas
In Manhattan, I often do two or three or more shows a night, so I’m always working on new material.
Judah Friedlander
In 2004, we opened our first store in Manhattan. I installed a big window so people could see me making the chocolates. That store cost $1.8 million. It has a 45-foot-long chocolate counter and a hot chocolate bar made in Louis XVI style because that’s when chocolate arrived in Europe.
Jacques Torres
Manhattan was the capital of the twentieth century for black writers, artists, and intellectuals as much as it was for their white counterparts.
Darryl Pinckney
Action fiction is driven more by what than by who. Put that ticking nuclear suitcase under Manhattan, and it’s relatively easy to create suspense. Literary fiction is driven more by who than by what.
Barry Eisler
A big shop in Manhattan would feel like we were betraying our roots. And we’re not just going to open a bunch of stores.
James Jebbia
Growing up in Manhattan has given me a thick skin.
Hannah Bronfman
Many places in the Bronx seem hidden in shadows, just as the Bronx itself is in Manhattan’s shadow. And dark stories develop best in dark shadows.
S. J. Rozan
I grew up in a big sky country. Then I lived in Manhattan, where you can only see the sky between buildings, and then I went into a building where you couldn’t see the sky at all. I didn’t like that so much.
Linda Ronstadt
The first words Rebecca Lobo ever spoke to me when we met in a Manhattan bar in 2001 were, ‘Aren’t you the guy who just mocked women’s basketball in ‘Sports Illustrated’?’ I blushed, broke out in a flop sweat and said, ‘Yes.’
Steve Rushin
Movement was the essence of Manhattan. It had always been so, and now its sense of flow, energy, openness, elasticity as Charles Dickens had called it, was headier than ever. Half the city’s skill and aspirations seemed to go into the propagation of motion.
Jan Morris
Martha Stewart showed up at Manhattan FBI Headquarters to have her finger prints taken and pose for a mug shot. Then Martha explained how to get ink off your fingers using seltzer water and lemon juice.
Conan O’Brien
If anything, I learned most from being a huge fan of his and watching movies like Annie Hall and Manhattan over and over again – that influenced the kind of movies that I wanted to make more than anything else.
Nicole Holofcener
Believe me, I’ve done my time travelling the world in cramped conditions and carrying my own luggage. Now my leisure is summers in the south of France or the Hamptons, walking in Connemara, and year-round shopping in Manhattan and Paris.
Anne Robinson
The world of Manhattan is small and tightly knit, and the man on top retains a certain humility. He knows how far and fast he can fall by looking at the guy across the street. The view from the $250,000 apartment covers a lot of ground, most of it condemned.
Herb Caen
Well, first of all, I grew up in New York City, going to first a public school, then a private school, and when I got to the private school in Manhattan, I learned of what we called ‘The Promised Land,’ which are the Hamptons. I’ve always had an affinity for the Hamptons.
Mark Feuerstein
America, the Idea of: We yearned for its beer and jazz, its smoke-filled nightclubs, its Edward Hopper bars, the melancholy of rainy Manhattan Gershwin nights… the America we yearned for has gone. Did it ever exist?
Michael Bywater
I have always loved Manhattan, the bright lights, the big city!
Hilary Farr
When I grew up, I was in Manhattan the whole time. But my kids have been all over the world.
David Duchovny
Both of us [me and Donald Trump] were raised to believe that to whom much is given, much will be required. And so for the president-elect that meant that what – he describes himself this way, the kid from Queens would go to Manhattan Island and build the big buildings.
Mike Pence
I lived in Manhattan for 12 years and grew up outside New York City, so that was definitely how I saw the center of the world.
Margaret Brennan
I used to go to school in Manhattan with a bunch of the City Kids.
Melissa Joan Hart
I lost an apartment. l became homeless for 11 months and squatted in a building on Sullivan Street in lower Manhattan.
Andrew Zimmern
I remember perfectly my first trip to New York, when I was on the bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan, when I saw the skyscrapers. It was like an incredible dream.
Diego Della Valle
I first met Miles Davis about 1947 and played a few jobs with him and Sonny Rollins at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan. During this period, he was coming into his own, and I could see him extending the boundaries of jazz even further.
John Coltrane
Walt Whitman, a kosmos, of Manhattan the son, Turbulent, fleshy, sensual, eating, drinking and breeding, No sentimentalist, no stander above men and women or apart from them, No more modest than immodest.
Walt Whitman
I was born in Manhattan, raised in Queens, went to high school and college in Brooklyn. My father was a city cop for over 30 years. To me, New York values are being patriotic, being strong, not panicking when there’s a crisis, and trying to help each other out.
Peter T. King
When I was on the Knicks, and I’d have a drink – my drink would be either a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned – businessmen would be drinking only wine. As I continued to go to business dinners with successful businessmen, my drink has now also turned into wine.
Channing Frye
I remember in the fifth grade my dad would take me to Manhattan to shop for clothes.
Theophilus London
I was a sitting judge in Manhattan. I was a supervising judge in Manhattan, and they said to me, ‘Did you ever think of doing what you do on television?’
Judy Sheindlin
As the United States attorney in Manhattan, I have come to worry about few things as much as the gathering cyber threat.
Preet Bharara
I live in Brooklyn. I moved here 14 years ago for the cheap rent. It was a little embarrassing because I was raised in Manhattan, and so I was a bit of a snob about the other boroughs.
Colson Whitehead
I trained for the marathon. I run along the East River, and I used to run all the way down Manhattan, up the West Side and back home.
Amy Carlson
One of my comics is read by more people – around 70,000 – than will see my entire run at Manhattan Theater Club. That puts things in perspective.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
When Sweden’s Jan-Ove Waldner travels to China to play table tennis, he is mobbed when he leaves his hotel as if he were a rock star walking around Manhattan or a soccer star walking around Europe.
George Vecsey
Manhattan, one of the most moneyed spots on the planet, also has one of the greatest concentrations of people in its skyscrapers. Its also, of course, the place where every architect wants to build his tower.
Norman Foster
Trump was able to convey – oddly enough a message from a billionaire who lives in Manhattan – a genuine concern for people who felt kind of left off, who felt offended by all the political correctness they see around them.
Mitch McConnell
In September of 2001, I was living in the West Village of Manhattan, working from my home for a tech start-up.
Douglas Brunt
I have two daughters, and we live here in Manhattan, and having gone through the Manhattan kindergarten application process, nothing will ever rival the stress of that.
Tina Fey
Manhattan streets with their powerful throbs, with beating drums as
The endless and noisy chorus, the rustle and clank of muskets, (even
the sight of the wounded,)
Manhattan crowds, with their turbulent musical chorus!
Manhattan faces and eyes forever for me.
Walt Whitman
Pluto is as far across as Manhattan to Miami, but its atmosphere is bigger than the Earth’s.
Alan Stern
I love living in Brooklyn. Originally I moved there because I could enjoy a bigger space for less money than I would ever get in Manhattan.
Raquel Zimmermann
I would rather be governed by the first 2000 people in the Manhattan phone book than the entire faculty of Harvard.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
In a lot of comedies, they kind of take all the problems away from the women. They give her great clothes, great hair; she almost always owns an artisanal shop, like a cheese shop in Manhattan.
Melissa McCarthy
I’m English, and my favorite movie is ‘Manhattan.’
Mickey Sumner
Check out London, Manhattan, Aspen and East Hampton real estate prices, as well as high-end art prices, to see what the leading edge of hyperinflation could look like.
Paul Singer
Lo! body and soul!–this land! Mighty Manhattan, with spires, and The sparkling and hurrying tides, and the ships; The varied and ample land,–the South And the North in the light–Ohio’s shores, and flashing Missouri, And ever the far-spreading prairies, covered with grass and corn.
Walt Whitman
Manhattan, though, was an entirely different ballgame in a whole different kind of world, with a man who was brilliant and at the same time terribly charismatic.
Mariel Hemingway
Until I was about 13, Manhattan had been a world seen from its edges.
Jacqueline Woodson
Actually, New York is great for playing around. I made a lot of studies for New York-a big vacuum cleaner lying on the Battery in Manhattan.
Claes Oldenburg
We can no better imagine what will be happening on the moon 500 years from now than Columbus could imagine contemporary Manhattan. Except to say that it will be a place familiar to billions of people.
Seth Shostak
At Manhattan GMAT, I had done my best to create a positive work environment and culture, and I further believed in rewarding people financially at or above the market rate for a job well done.
Andrew Yang
I was going to clubs in Manhattan when I was 14.
Mike D
As a native Staten Islander, it is very frustrating commuting to Manhattan.
James Murray
In Manhattan, every flat surface is a potential stage and every inattentive waiter an unemployed, possibly unemployable, actor.
Quentin Crisp
You’ll find little schools of musicians experimenting with different ways of making music in Brooklyn, all through Manhattan, in Queens, in Jersey, you know? The city is still bubbling with creativity.
Chick Corea
Surprisingly, Manhattan casts a sort of undersized shadow onto Long Island. Where I grew up, everyone seemed totally disconnected from the city – ours could have been any suburb, anywhere – though when traffic was thin, it took us only half an hour to get into midtown.
Darin Strauss
Comparing the Brooklyn that I know with Manhattan is like comparing a comfortable and complacent duenna to her more brilliant and neurotic sister.
Carson McCullers
Ellis Island lies in New York Harbor 1,300 feet from Jersey City, New Jersey, and one mile from the tip of Manhattan. At the time of the first European settlement, it was mostly mud, sand, and oyster shells, which nearly disappeared at high tide.
David Souter
I’ve yet to use a cellphone, and I’ve never tweeted or entered Facebook. I try not to go online till my day’s writing is finished, and I moved from Manhattan to rural Japan in part so I could more easily survive for long stretches entirely on foot, and every trip to the movies would be an event.
Pico Iyer
Mr. Greer timed all our speeches with an oven timer. Things were nothing at Tribeca Alternative, considered one of Manhattan’s finest prep schools, if not high tech.
Meg Cabot
I was there on 9/11. I watched the towers falling from my office window, at which point I decided I would give up my job at a law firm in Manhattan and come back to the U.K.
Naomi Alderman
Since I do not believe that there should be different recommendations for people living in the Bronx and people living in Manhattan, I am uncomfortable making different recommendations for my patients in Boston and in Haiti.
Paul Farmer
Although I have lived in Manhattan since 1992, for the better part of two decades I have remained in blissful oblivion of all matters sportif.
Hamish Bowles
Living in areas with a high population density does not need to be synonymous with overcrowding. Manhattan has an extremely dense population and is considered by many to be a highly desirable place to live.
Mark Walport
Manhattan crowds, with their turbulent musical chorus! Manhattan faces and eyes forever for me.
Walt Whitman
I grew up in Manhattan and, since my father was a playwright, all I ever wanted to be was a stage actress.
Laura Linney
I love ‘Manhattan’, and I know it’s not one of Woody’s favorites.
Colin Firth
‘Harlem River’ is about the Harlem River in uptown Manhattan. I don’t know much to say about it. I came upon that river a couple of years ago. I was doing a walk the length of Manhattan, from the top to the bottom, and I had never seen that river before.
Kevin Morby
I would say that what the value of talking about and thinking about a dome over Manhattan is that [Buckminster] Fuller has identified a scale of action I think is actually really compelling.
Jonathon Keats
When moonlight french kisses the Manhattan midnight
There’s a not a face without a teardrop that’s in sight
Midnights in Manhattan keep me dreamin’
I think I’m gonna keep em
Mac Lethal
If Broadway was a river running from the top of Manhattan down to the Battery, undulating with traffic and commerce and lights, then the east-west streets were eddies where, leaf-like, one could turn slow circles from the beginning to the ever shall be, world without end.
Amor Towles
No one on the street thought anything of the downtown girl dressed in black who had paused in the middle of midtown foot traffic. In her art student camouflage she could walk the entire length of Manhattan and, if not blend in, be classified and therefore ignored.
Alice Sebold
My legislation would cut off all funding for trials of anyone from Guantanamo in any court in the United States of America. This bill would help stop the misguided plan to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists on trial in Downtown Manhattan.
Peter T. King
There are good waves not that far from Manhattan – on Long Island, in north Jersey. It’s true that the best surf around here tends to happen in winter, so you need a good wetsuit, and the time window of good waves is often pretty short, so you have to stay on top of the forecasts.
William Finnegan
The Pyramids are perfect, but you can’t put the Pyramids in the middle of Manhattan. In the desert, the combination of light and form makes it perfect.
I. M. Pei
You rely too much on brain. The brain is the most overrated organ.
Woody Allen
That loyal retainer of the Chase Manhattan Bank, the American president.
Gore Vidal
Technology writers are seldom subject to frenzied, Beatlemania-esque paroxysms of public attention. June 29, 2007, was the exception. I was in the wrong place – Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan – with the right device. The iPhone.
Steven Levy
Miss Goodblatt would call on me to read. She said I had a talent. So on a whim, I auditioned for the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan.
Ving Rhames
I feel like when being raised in New York City I have a particular perspective on things like Gay issues maybe, because I’m in the middle of Manhattan.
Joy Behar
I grew up in the Bronx. I used to remember going to all these fancy stores in Manhattan to run errands or whatever, and I felt intimidated, like they did not talk to me because I was from the Bronx. I never want anyone to be intimidated by fashion. Fashion is fun or, at least, should be.
Mickey Drexler
The stock market is for people who live in Manhattan and summer in the Hamptons, for people who can afford fancy cars – a Mercedes, say.
Owen King
It seems to me, correct me if I’m wrong, that there are an awful lot of people in Manhattan. And it’s getting worse.
Cynthia Heimel
Teaching … particularly in the 1990s, teaching what is far and away the dumbest generation in American history, is the same as walking up Broadway in Manhattan talking to yourself, except instead of eighteen people who hear you in the street talking to yourself, they’re all in the room. They know, like, nothing.
Philip Roth
As far as Hip Hop Manhattan was after the Bronx.
Kool Moe Dee
Manhattan is just all bank branches.
Jonathan Franzen
The artistic element of Manhattan has kind of moved to Brooklyn. Has it changed it? Yeah. Has it ruined it? I would say no. It is what it is. I say better that than an urban war zone.
Julian Casablancas
If man can live in Manhattan, he can live anywhere.
Arthur C. Clarke
I try to remember what it was like to be a kid in New York. I lived in different parts of my childhood in Manhattan on the Upper West Side, where ‘When You Reach Me’ is set, and also in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.
Rebecca Stead
Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
Walt Disney
I got a job writing for a financial technology newsletter in Manhattan. I didn’t even understand what I was writing about. The newsletter had, like, 2,000 subscribers, and it was $700 a year for a subscription.
Darin Strauss
It is not overwhelming, like you are George Clooney, but at the Starbucks, at the 7-Eleven or walking around Manhattan or the Roosevelt Field Mall, I do get recognized. It’s nice.
Matt Serra
It is very important to visit the Oculus at a moment in which the skylight is open. Through the enormous 240′ x 20′ opening, we are framing a piece of Manhattan’s sky.
Santiago Calatrava
I’ve known Kareem since I was kid. He lived in Manhattan, but my best friend used to go to high school with him, and he was in my house the day I graduated from high school in 1965.
Billy Crystal
The best movie theater in the world is in a dingy basement on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The worn seats are painful. There are probably bigger screens in half the apartments in the complex above the theater. And forget Fandango; the theater barely has a website. You want to buy a ticket? Get in line.
Bari Weiss
No part of Manhattan these days really has the same vibe I get from a Ramones song or a Velvet Underground song.
Ezra Koenig
I don’t want to leave Manhattan, even when I’m gone.
Ed Koch
I don’t think I’d like Manhattan anymore. My mother-in-law lives there, and you go there. But I like looking at it from a distance. It’s a fantastic sight – every time, it awes me.
Martin Amis
The Manhattan district attorney has closed the well-publicized investigation of the handling of the $300 million fortune of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark – without charging anyone with a crime.
Bill Dedman
Juno: “The heroes of olympus must unite! After your victory over kronos in manhattan…well I fear that wounded jupiter’s self-esteem.” Percy: Cause I was right and he was wrong” Juno: “He should be used to that after being married to me so long, but alas.
Rick Riordan
I was an accidental banker. To please my parents, I went for an interview with Chase Manhattan Bank in 1983. They promised to send me into their offices in more than 40 countries and essentially audit the practices. It was an extraordinary job.
Jacqueline Novogratz
Manhattan seems pretty developed, you know what I mean? Like, it has peaked in culture.
The thing about New York is, more than any other place I’ve ever been, you run into people on the street that you would never imagine you’d see, old friends, people just like there for a day or two. I find that all the time when I’m walking around Manhattan, running into people that I had no idea were even there.
Michael Shannon
I’m officially near-famous. If you’ve got four year old kids and you’ve got cable, then you’ve got no choice but to know who I am. But if you’re one of my peers – a 26-year old guy who lives in Manhattan – you have no idea who I am. I’m only famous if you’re four.
Steve Burns
I moved to New York when I was eight years old, in 1978. I grew up in Manhattan. I couldn’t speak any English, and I had dyslexia, so it took me many years before I could read.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Probably my favorite job that I’ve ever had and probably will have – although I’m reserving judgment on ‘Manhattan Love Story,’ Tuesday nights at 8:30 on ABC, because it’s pretty fun so far – is ‘Psych,’ which I did for four or five years.
Kurt Fuller
As someone who attended six different public schools across America, went to Harvard, and subsequently became a tutor in Manhattan’s affluent Upper East Side, I’ve witnessed firsthand the differences in learning styles between public school educations and private.
Eliot Schrefer
I’ve been very lucky with The Code’ and Manhattan’ in that I’ve been working with networks that are deeply supportive of the authorial voice.
Ashley Zukerman
A cousin of mine who was a casualty surgeon in Manhattan tells me that he and his colleagues had a one-word nickname for bikers: Donors. Rather chilling.
Stephen Fry
The Tiffany lamp is an American icon bridging the immigrants, settlement houses, and the slums of the Lower East Side and the wealthy industrialists of upper Manhattan, the Gilded Age and its excesses.
Susan Vreeland
It’s a luxury being able to work every day in the streets of Manhattan. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. When you move to New York, that’s exactly what you dream of. And I’m doing it.
Kelli Giddish
During my participation in the Manhattan Project and subsequent research at Los Alamos, encompassing a period of fifteen years, I worked in the company of perhaps the greatest collection of scientific talent the world has ever known.
Frederick Reines
Our cultural capital has changed tremendously on its way into the twenty-first century. Manhattan has been secured and sanitized; it’s smoke- and trans-fat-free. In the boroughs, many of the old jungles have been cleared as well.
Madison Smartt Bell
[Long Island] is buoyant, it’s on the outskirts of Manhattan, and so they have access to phenomenal restaurants.
Gordon Ramsay
Do I like Manhattan? No. Do I want to be in Manhattan? No.
Dave Portnoy
He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion… no, make that: he – he romanticized it all out of proportion. Yes. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin.
Woody Allen
Outside, a ceiling of pearly gray clouds coalesced over Manhattan, and the apartment had grown dark. It just keeps dripping. It’s been like this all week, .. Rain would be a relief.
Joan Didion
He who touches the soil of Manhattan and the pavement of New York, touches, whenever he knows or not, Walt Whitman.
Lewis Mumford
I see myself as a very successful entrepreneur. Maybe making films or else starting my own clothesline. I see myself as a corporate woman, sitting on the 16th floor of a swank office with a glass window that overlooks the Manhattan skyline.
Sushmita Sen
I jumped up in the bubble, yo kid where are you? (114 between Manhattan and Morningside Avenue) This happened just right out the blue
Big Noyd
The day in 2011 that I went to the office of the city clerk in lower Manhattan with my partner Dustin to register for our domestic partnership was coincidentally also the first day same-sex partners were allowed to register for marriage in the state of New York.
Alexander Chee
India to someone who lives in Lahore is like Queens to someone who lives in Lower Manhattan – it’s not far away, and yet it doesn’t exist.
Mohsin Hamid
There is a woman who swam around Manhattan, and I asked her, why? She said, it hadn’t ever been done before. Well, she didn’t have to do that. If she wanted to something no one had ever done before, all she had to do was vacuum my apartment.
Rita Rudner
My favorite way to cook a clam is in chowder. I was a New Yorker for 20 years, and I always loved tomato-based, celery-heavy Manhattan chowders.
Kate Christensen
Apparently Brooklyn needn’t always push itself to be something else, something conscious and anxious, something pointed toward Manhattan…. Brooklyn might sometimes also be pleased, as here on Flatbush, to be its grubby, enduring self.
Jonathan Lethem
Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood.
Jimmy Breslin
These women were taking over these former manufacturing warehouses in SoHo and figuring out a way to be fashionable and viable without money. It’s hard to imagine a life like that in Manhattan now – there’s something romantic about it.
Rachel Kushner
This fair but pitiless city of Manhattan was without a soul … its inhabitants were manikins moved by wires and springs.
O. Henry
This (America) is a land of rich diversity, from the towering skyscrapers of Manhatan all the way to the towering mounds of garbage piled up next to the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan.
Dave Barry
I had a string of really awful jobs in Manhattan where my whole point was to do as little work in the world as possible so I could hoard time to write.
Charles Bock
The horse could not do without Manhattan. It drew him like a magnet, like a vacuum, like oats, or a mare, or an open, never-ending, tree-lined road.
Mark Helprin
The ‘clean energy’ challenge deserves a commitment akin to the Manhattan project or the Apollo moon landing.
Martin Rees
I’ve seen tennis clubs close in Manhattan and garages put up in their place, and I’d sure like to be part of reversing that trend.
John McEnroe
All I’m saying is that it’s shortsighted to blame TV. It’s simply another symptom. TV didn’t invent our aesthetic childishness here any more than the Manhattan Project invented aggression.
David Foster Wallace
In December of 2001, after September 11th, my wife, Jane Rosenthal, and Robert DeNiro asked me if I would help them create the Tribeca Film Festival. The idea was to revitalize lower Manhattan. We would show films on piers, in high schools. It was all about the community. We wanted it to be accessible to everybody.
Craig Hatkoff
I know I still had to take money from my parents, because no one can afford to live in Manhattan, not even the rich people.
Drew Magary
It’s difficult because Manhattan is so fantastic, and it’s 9 miles away, and all these cool rich people live there and have great lives, and you live in a semi-attached row house in Queens.
James Gray
I moved from Australia to Manhattan five years ago and realized I was very well-accepted in the South Asian industry there.
Shibani Dandekar
Manhattan was a no-man’s land, empty, an unofficial demilitarized zone between Partials and the human survivors. No one was supposed to be here, not because it was forbidden but because it was dangerous. If something happened to you out here, either side could get you, and neither side could protect you.
Dan Wells
My father built low- and moderate-income housing in Queens and Brooklyn. I learned a lot from him. But I went in a different direction. I built Trump Tower in Manhattan, the most luxurious building in the world. It’s not going to be easy for my son, but maybe it shouldn’t be easy. Life is, after all, a test.
Donald Trump
I used to go up to her house. She lived upstate [in New York] and I lived in Manhattan; you’re living in a lot of noise and my career was being built. For me to spend time with Nina [Simone] is to spend a lot of quiet time.
Nikki Giovanni
I find television, and particularly live television, very romantic: the idea that there is this small group of people, way up high, in a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, beaming this signal out into the night.
Aaron Sorkin
For years I did most of my reading on the F train between Brooklyn and Manhattan. I had long commutes, and I read tons of books on that train; I loved it.
Elizabeth Strout
There are two New Yorks – Manhattan and everything else. I’m a Manhattanite. I feel sorry for those people who aren’t.
John Catsimatidis
I’ve found that I do some of my best thinking during our early morning walks – those few hours after the garbage trucks have gone and before the coffee shops open when Manhattan is as asleep as it ever will be. For that one hour each morning, I’m focused on the now.
Suleika Jaouad
I left Norway after high school and moved to Manhattan and went to film school in Manhattan. That’s when I really found out that this was my calling and what I wanted to do.
Morten Tyldum
Manhattan’s probably one of the bluest parts in the country, and Indiana’s definitely one of the redder states. I have sympathy for both sides.
Jim Gaffigan
If I ask you to write down the last 4 digits of your social security number, and then take you out to lunch and ask you how many dentists there are in Manhattan, there’s going to be a high correlation between those two numbers. What happens is that the number psychologically makes you feel confident.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I had a mad impulse to throw you down on the lunar surface and commit interstellar perversion with you.
Woody Allen
Anyone who’s ever been around an emergency in Manhattan realizes that there are plainclothes officers on these streets walking past us more than we ever realize.
Chris Gethard
The history of black people in Manhattan is a story of people getting pushed farther uptown as land acquires new uses and increases in value.
Darryl Pinckney
I got in before SoHo was SoHo. It was just Little Italy when I was in there. It’s still off the touristy track. It’s just away from the Saturday action, the crowds and everything. It’s too expensive. It’s insane. You’ve got to be a billionaire to live on Manhattan now.
Joni Mitchell
The room was not impressively large, even by Manhattan apartment-house standards, but its accumulated furnishings might have lent a snug appearance to a banquet hall in Valhalla.
J. D. Salinger
Michigan is my antidote to Manhattan. This is where I come to relax.
Mario Batali
I walk into a large white room. It’s a dance studio in midtown Manhattan. The room is clean, virtually spotless if you don’t count the thousands of skid marks and footprints left there by dancers rehearsing. Other than the mirrors, the boom box, the skid marks, and me, the room is empty.
Twyla Tharp
It’s always been the same, growing up in Manhattan… the idea of living within a giant archer’s target… for use by the bad Russia bowman with the atomic arrows.
Jim Carroll
THE LUXE IS . . . Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan in 1899.
Anna Godbersen
We would go in there with our parents once in a while for – actually go into Manhattan for dinner, weekends occasionally to a museum, but most of my memories of traveling into Manhattan was with the school trips and then later on as we got, you know, into high school, kind of on our own and with friends.
Scott Kelly
Consider that the overwhelming majority of those 40,000 near-Earth asteroids are small enough to fit on the parking lot at the mall. And while these rocky runts won’t cause Armageddon, they could still flatten such popular hominid hangouts as Manhattan or downtown Des Moines.
Seth Shostak
I live in Manhattan, and on my block there’s a church with a soup line every day. There are a lot of children there.
Alexandra C. Pelosi
Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets & eyes, while I walk on the sunny pavement of Greenwich Village. downtown Manhattan, clear winter noon, and I’ve been up all night, talking, talking, reading the Kaddish aloud, listening to Ray Charles blues shout blind on the phonograph
Allen Ginsberg
After graduation in June of 1984, I moved to Manhattan. My first stop was a psychiatrist, who in less than our first fifty-minute session again diagnosed me with depression.
Andy Behrman
I grew up in Midtown Manhattan.
Alex Guarnaschelli
Leaving the house in a pair of flip-flops in Manhattan is disgusting to me, no shade.
Hari Nef
I had a bike as a kid, and when I worked in Manhattan – I had a 10-speed – I rode from downtown to 68th and Madison for my day job. I knew about fighting traffic, but nothing about racing.
Dennis Christopher
I like to walk around Manhattan, catching glimpses of its wild life, the pigeons and cats and girls.
Rex Stout
I like the theater, dining and chasing women. Let me put it this way: I am a single, straight billionaire in Manhattan. It’s like a wet dream.
Michael Bloomberg
Back on Nov. 23, 1963, I sailed into Manhattan Harbor onboard the Queen Mary and landed with no job and contacts and just $135 in my pocket. My first lodging was in a rundown hotel for $27 a week with the bathroom down the end of a corridor of beds.
Robin Leach
We live in downtown Manhattan and we have pretty big windows that looked right at the World Trade Center. I was home along with Kai and we watched it all happen. I was holding him in my arms and we were looking out the window when the second plane hit.
Jennifer Connelly
We lived in Manhattan, which was unbearable sometimes because it was so noisy. There were sirens blaring, construction sites going, people shouting and swearing at each other.
Rachel Tucker
Just two days in Manhattan and you find yourself looking for a place to wash your handkerchief after you wipe your forehead and it comes away black. Is there a dirtier or more fascinating city anywhere in the land? The answer to both parts of the question has to be positively negative.
Herb Caen
Rotgut was, to me, just this way to get into the underground of Manhattan where you have these little pockets a villain could rise from; a rot in the bowels of Manhattan. It led to these stories that were just very creepy.
Ann Nocenti
I quickly discovered that trying to go play golf while living in Manhattan was about as easy as trying to grab a taxi while standing out in front of Saks Fifth Avenue in the freezing rain on the last shopping day before Christmas.
Dan Jenkins
I love Rebel Rebel in Manhattan’s West Village for vinyl, but record stores are hard to come by these days. I almost don’t even use iTunes. I mostly use music subscription services. But I’ll go into Rebel Rebel once a month or so and buy everything I love on vinyl.
Jake Shears
I was part of that group of kids growing up in the ’80s under the Reagan regime, what I used to call ‘living in the shadow of Dr. Manhattan,’ where we would have dreams all the time that New York City was being destroyed, and that that wall of light and destruction was rolling out and would just devour our neighborhood.
Junot Diaz
I was born in Manhattan on West 12th. My parents were kind of hippies and they did a home birth.
Ethan Suplee
Growing up in a suburban home, the world seems so massive to you. It seems like cities are so big and so far away, and there’s so much in them. So your imagination runs wild, instead of when you are born in the middle of Manhattan, you’d know, like, that this is the biggest city.
Shawn Mendes
Manhattanism is the one urbanistic ideology that has fed, from its conception, on the splendors and miseries of the metropolitan condition—hyper-density—without once losing faith in it as the basis for a desirable modern culture. Manhattan’s architecture is a paradigm for the exploitation of congestion.
Rem Koolhaas
Democrats see our voluntary military supported by taxpayer dollars as their personal Salvation Army. Self-interested behavior, such as deploying troops to serve the nation, is considered boorish in Manhattan salons.
Ann Coulter
When I still lived in Manhattan, people-watching was my hobby, and I spent many Sunday afternoons eating up the scene from a window seat at a Starbucks on Broadway.
Susan Orlean
I wish my parents had raised me in Manhattan because I think it’s the greatest thing you can do for a kid is to raise them in New York City. I can see this with my own children.
Woody Allen
I love Manhattan.
Samantha Bond
I’ve lived most of my life in Manhattan, but I lived in Brooklyn for a while as a kid. I went to junior high school there. Girls in Brooklyn have to be tough – I mean real tough – just to get by. It’s life in the combat zone.
Patty Smyth
I wasn’t hanging around the movie theaters in New York where I grew up, a Manhattan brat.
Peter Bart
It’s more than a little ironic that the mantra that swept Bill Clinton into office is exactly what prevented Hillary from winning it. Somehow, the Manhattan billionaire became the voice of the disaffected blue-collar middle class in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Fabrizio Moreira
I sat down and collected all of our eleven sales for the past six months and I added them all together and divided by eleven. I then took that average and presented it as the average price for a Manhattan apartment. The media ate it up.
Barbara Corcoran
Thou warden of the western gate, above Manhattan Bay, The fogs of doubt that hid thy face are driven clean away: Thine eyes at last look far and clear, thou liftest high thy hand To spread the light of liberty world-wide for every land.
Henry Van Dyke
In 2013, after living in New York for 18 years, I decided to leave Manhattan for a fresh start in Palm Beach.
Tinsley Mortimer
In Manhattan last month I heard a woman borrowing the jargon of junkies to say to another, ‘Want to do some chocolate?’
Diane Ackerman
Manhattan is so tailored. It’s driven by appealing to the very wealthy and tourists.
Noah Baumbach
How are the cabs in your city? In Manhattan, where I work, they are rather awful.
Barry Ritholtz
Back in the 1980s, state-of-the-nation fictions were all set in Manhattan. Now, they’re all in Trump country. Early in ‘S-Town,’ we’re introduced to an actual maze, every branch of which leads to a further junction. This may also be a metaphor.
David Hepworth
‘Death at an Early Age’ was about racial segregation in Boston. ‘Illiterate America’ was about grownups who can’t read. ‘Rachel and Her Children’ was about people who were homeless in the middle of Manhattan.
Jonathan Kozol
I love Rebel Rebel in Manhattan’s West Village for vinyl, but record stores are hard to come by these days. I almost don’t even use iTunes. I mostly use music subscription services. But I’ll go into Rebel Rebel once a month or so and buy everything I love on vinyl.
Jason Sellards
The Greatest Living Yankee is Whitey Ford, who came out of Aviation High School, which was then in Manhattan, and helped pitch the Yankees to victory in the 1950 World Series when he was 21.
George Vecsey
When I’m working on a film, I think about how it will play with a tiny audience of friends whose opinions I respect, basically a 40-bloc radius from my apartment in Manhattan.
Doug Liman
Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan – that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds.
Le Corbusier
Fang and I searched in every way we could think of and found a million institutes of one kind or another, in Manhattan and throughout New York state, but none of them seemed promising. My favorite? The Institute for Realizing Your Pet’s Inner Potential. Anyone who can explain that to me, drop a line.
James Patterson
And one has eaten and one walks,
past the magazines with nudes
and the posters for bullfight and
the Manhattan Storage Warehouse,
which they’ll soon tear down.
Frank O’Hara
I grew up in Manhattan, and now I live in Brooklyn.
Paul Dano
L.A. can be pretty insane because there’s so much show business here, but I also know a lot of kids who grew up in Manhattan who are some of the most normal, nicest people I know. Casting directors always say Chicago people are just nicer.
Matt Walsh
At Grozny TV, the line between journalism and government propaganda is traversed as often as a Manhattan crosswalk.
Anthony Marra
I went to private school in Manhattan, and at a young age, they made us do public speaking. For some reason, I was good at standing in front of the class and speaking.
Paul Dano
I’m kind of getting over the whole Manhattan life. I’m from Vancouver, and that means mountains and a lot of space.
Coco Rocha
The Hudson River lay flat and black like a lost evening glove. The clouds parted overhead as the distant moon threw a single, bright beam over lower Manhattan as though it were looking for its other half.
Adriana Trigiani
You’ve never seen Manhattan ’til you’ve flown right up the East River. It’s beautiful.
Cory Lidle
And then, build a bustling wonderful city of the 21st century, with a restoration of a spectacular skyline, which Manhattan, of course, needs. So, that is really the design as a whole.
Daniel Libeskind
I spent five years running Manhattan GMAT helping young people get into business school.
Andrew Yang
I love my kitchen. For Manhattan, I have a rather decent-size kitchen, and it has an opening that gives out to the dining room, which has a window with a view of the city and in the distance the Statue of Liberty.
Mireille Guiliano
In ’82 and ’83, that was the rise of the VCR. Every Friday, my brother and I would go to Crazy Eddie’s – which was a video store in Manhattan – and rent five horror movies. And that’s basically what we did, basically, for three years. Becoming social misfits.
Colson Whitehead
If I had, say, a tall, amateur male lead living on the campus of a rural college (Six Years), the next book might feature a short, cop who lives in the heart of Manhattan (Missing You).
Harlan Coben
I could be on 52nd and Third in Manhattan up and ask a strange for directions and they will help you, that’s a rural heart. Your car breaks down in the middle of Iowa or somewhere, or Tennessee where I’m from, people want to help each other. Given each opportunity, you see how people come together.
Rodney Atkins
I would have liked to be on the streets of Manhattan during 9/11. My working theory is that people are much kinder to each other in times of trauma than we tend to portray in our stories.
Claire Cameron
‘The War in the Air’ describes the destruction of Manhattan by air attack.
Tom Reiss