You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Albert Einstein

The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost.

John Jay Chapman

New York - that unnatural city where every one is an exile, none more so than the American.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

New York: the only city where people make radio requests like "This is for Tina - I'm sorry I stabbed you.

Carol Leifer

There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.

Don Herold

No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris ... [because] no known motor can run at the requisite speed for four days without stopping.

Orville Wright

On my first day in New York a guy asked me if I knew where Central Park was. When I told him I didn't he said, 'Do you mind if I mug you here?'.

Paul Merton

Storing your car in New York is safer than entering it in a demolition derby. But not much.

Daniel S. Greenberg

This is New York and there's no law against being annoying.

William Kunstler

Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying.

Marilyn vos Savant

I wonder what it is in the New York air that enables me to sit up till all hours of the night in an atmosphere which in London would make a horse dizzy, but here merely clears the brain.

James Agate

I am alone here in New York, no longer a we.

Elizabeth Hardwick