Wednesday, May 19, 2010

An Organism in Itself

Central Park West

"It isn't like the rest of the country --it is like a nation itself-- more tolerant than the rest in a curious way. Littleness gets swallowed up here. All the viciousness that makes other cities vicious is sucked up and absorbed in New York. It is truly the great city of the world --an organism in itself-- neither good nor bad but unique."
John Steinbeck, Steinbeck: A Life in Letters

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