Saturday, July 30, 2016

Strangeness


"Only in a crowded, diverse place like New York, surrounded by strangeness, do I come home to myself."
Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone

Friday, July 29, 2016

New York Subways


"'Strange thing about the subways in New York,' he said. 'You spit and they fine you twenty-five dollars, but you can throw up for nothing."
Lewis Grizzard, The Grizzard Sample

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bad Way


"My beloved New York is in a bad way. To be sure, many things are better: schools, food, race relations, public safety, even manners. The city is wealthier and healthier than when I was young. But—hey, in New York there's always a but—its architectural face is colder, more remote, less human, seeming to be sneering."
Pete Hamill, National Geographic