Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Seventh Birthday

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NY Daily Quote turns seven! Which in blog years is probably... well, old. So we're taking the day off and instead of bringing you a new quote, we're looking back and some of the funniest things people have said, and written, about NYC.

1. "I can be a true New Yorker. I'll go to the gym, and then I'll eat a bagel, and then... I'll shoot someone, maybe?"
Sophie Kinsella, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

2. "New Yorkers take pride in living in the city that never sleeps—unfortunately, it's also the city that never showers, brushes its teeth, or has good aim when it pees."
Bill Maher, Does Anybody Have a Problem with That?

3. "New York: the only city where people make radio requests like 'This is for Tina — I'm sorry I stabbed you.'"
Carol Leifer, The Great American Bathroom Reader

4. "New York is very rough. They write themes on: 'What I stole over my summer vacation.'"
Joan Rivers, quoted in The City

5. "Being a New Yorker is never having to say you are sorry."
Lily Tomlin, quoted in That's Funny!

6. "People who live in New York, we wear that fact like a badge right on our sleeve, 'cause we know that fact impresses everybody. "I was in Vietnam." "So what? I live in New York."
Denis Leary, That’s Really Funny

7. "I like New York. This is the only city where you actually have to say things like, 'Hey, that's mine. Don't pee on that.'"
Louis C.K., Comedy Central

8. "We may well point the finger of scorn at those who taunt us with being devoted to the gratification of our senses. New York devoted to the senses! Why, it is not even courteous to the senses: it does not so much as hold its nose!"
Josiah Gilbert Holland, Every-day Topics

9. "Being miserable and treating other people like dirt is every New Yorker's God-given right."
The Mayor (David Margulies), Ghostbusters 2

10. "Tourism in New York is a multi-billion-dollar industry partly predicated on a kind of safari model. They're going to be disappointed if they don't get close to the lions and tigers, but really disappointed if one of them eats them. It's a fine line."
Garrett Moore (Gregory Jbara), Blue Bloods

11. "I moved to New York for health reasons. I'm paranoid and New York is the only place where my fears are justified."
Anita Weiss, quoted in Words from the Wise

12. "The Bronx? No thonx."
Ogden Nash, quoted in 2320 Funniest Quotes

13. "New Yorkers like to boast that if you can survive in New York, you can survive anywhere. But if you can survive anywhere, why live in New York?"
Edward Abbey, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

14. "Living in New York is like being at some terrible late-night party. You're tired, you've had a headache since you arrived, but you can't leave because then you'd miss the party."
Simon Hoggart, America: A User’s Guide

15. "One thing I love about living in New York is it's every different type of person piled one on top of the other. I am for open immigration, but that sign we have in the front of the Statue of Liberty, 'Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.' Can't we just say, 'Hey, the door's open. We'll take whoever you got.' Do we have to specify 'The wretched refuse?'"
Jerry Seinfeld, Seinlanguage

16. "It's so loud. All the time. Yes, it's the city that never sleeps. Well, guess what? I like to sleep! I've been tired for eight years!"
Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), How I Met Your Mother

17. "The reason New Yorkers are depressed is because the light at the end of the tunnel is New Jersey."
Garrison Keillor,  Pretty Good Joke Book

18. "Living in California adds ten years to a man's life. And those extra ten years I'd like to spend in New York."
Harry Ruby, quoted in The Traveling Curmedgeon

Thanks for reading NY Daily Quote, for your comments and friendship. Here's to the next seven years!

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