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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