måndag 22 april 2013

Citat om New York

Foto: Vitelone.
Alla vi som älskar New York, vet att orden inte räcker till. Orden som ska fånga våra känslor för staden. Orden som ska fånga det som egentligen inte kan fångas: kärleken, svärtan, mångfalden, det unika, det lilla konkreta och det svindlande ogripbara.

Här kommer några kloka ord om staden i våra hjärtan. För mig fångar det första citatet just kärnan i min kärlek till New York:

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

Foto: Ben Fredericson.



"New York is a diamond iceberg floating in river water." ~ Truman Capote

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

Foto: Derekskey.






"New York walking isn't exercise: it's continually showing make-your-own-movie." ~ Roy Blount Jr

"New York is a place where the rich walk, the poor drive Cadillacs, and the beggars die of malnutrition with thousands of dollars hidden in their mattresses." Duke Ellington
Foto: Andree Kröger.


"Guys like you can't escape the city. Hell, you got a blood contract with this place. You're married to the old girl." ~ Mickey Spillane, Kiss Her Goodbye: An Otto Penzler Book

"New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village – the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying the way is up." ~ E.B. White


Foto: Drew Spencer.

"Probably everything in my life comes back to a feeling of abandonment, and this city never abondons you." ~ Ann Douglas

"There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe." ~ Elbert Hubbard

Kanske har du ett eget favoritcitat om New York? Välkommen att dela med dig!


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