Saturday, May 7, 2011

If You Can't Say Something Nice

"For generations --since long before the great cities of this country became associated in the public mind with their problems rather than their wonders-- New Yorkers have believed in the old saying that they learn at their mother's knee: 'If you can't say something nice, you're never in danger of being taken for an out-of-towner.'"
Calvin Trillin, "What's the Good Word?" The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York


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