Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Magic Name

"New York! How many bosoms have swelled with rapture, how many cheeks have blushed with shame, how many hearts have been filled with joy, and how many have sunk in despair, at the sound of the magic name of New York!"
Maturin Murray Ballou, The Turkish spies Ali Abubeker Kaled, and Zenobia Marrita

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


"New York is the last city in the world in which I would live. But then it is to be regarded merely as a vast hotel, a caravanserai both for America and Europe."
Fredrika Bremer, America of the Fifties

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sense of Humor

"New York is funny. It's the only city where you have to have a sense of humor to survive."
Alan King, New York Magazine