"New York is a big city, a colossal city, a sea, nay, a swirling whirlpool of humanity, where no one knows anyone else, where few people even look at each other and still fewer friendships are made."
Alirio Díaz Guerra, Lucas Guevara
"One thing you have to remember about New York is that there are no natural resources here. The city has always been based on trade, and that means con men, money changing hands, and who can cheat who out of what."
Jim Jarmusch, Jim Jarmusch
"I like pavement. The sound of my shoes on pavement; stuffed windows; all-night restaurants; sirens in the night — sinister but alive; book and record shops that, on impulse, you can visit at midnight. And in that sense, New York is the world's only city city."
Truman Capote, Truman Capote: Conversations