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1. "Most New Yorkers spent their lives somewhere between the fruit cart and the fifth floor. To see the city from a few hundred feet above the riffraff was pretty celestial. We gave the moment its due."
Author: Amor Towles
2. "I have a bold plan to break from the Bloomberg years, and end the 'Tale of Two Cities' by providing real opportunity to all New Yorkers, no matter where they live."
Author: Bill De Blasio
3. "As N.Y.C. Public Advocate, I released a report that showed that stop-and-frisks of African Americans in 2012 were barely half as likely to yield a weapon as those of white New Yorkers - and a third less likely to yield contraband. Despite this evidence, the vast majority of those stopped are young black and Latino men."
Author: Bill De Blasio
4. "On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, it is some consolation that the man most responsible for that terrible morning will not be smiling smugly to himself as satellite TV brings to the leafy boulevards of Abbottabad the somber images of New Yorkers commemorating those who perished in the Twin Towers."
Author: Bobby Ghosh
5. "Like most New Yorkers I was shell-shocked immediately after 9/11 and couldn't put into words what I was feeling."
Author: Christine Lavin
6. "Anybody that I can work with that will help improve the lives of New Yorkers, I will work with that person."
Author: Christine Quinn
7. "I'm just not gonna let up until I know I've done absolutely everything I can for New Yorkers."
Author: Christine Quinn
8. "New York is Babylon : Brooklyn is the truly Holy City.New York is the city of envy, office work, and hustle;Brooklyn is the region of homes and happiness….There is no hope for New Yorkers, for their glory inTheir skyscraping sins; but in Brooklyn there is the wisdom of the lowly."
Author: Christopher Morley
9. "I do love to walk around in New York because people will notice me, smile, but they never bother anyone. New Yorkers are very cool. I love New York."
Author: Creed Bratton
10. "People say New Yorkers can't get along. Not true. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine."
Author: David Letterman
11. "J. D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield is a literary descendant of Huck Finn: more educated and sophisticated, the son of affluent New Yorkers, but like Huck a youthful runaway from a world of adult hypocrisy, venality and, to use one of his own favourite words, phoniness. What particularly appals Holden is the eagerness of his peers to adopt that corrupt grownup behaviour."
Author: David Lodge
12. "Before I opened my computer in the parking lot today, I relived one of my favorite memories. It's the one with Woody and me sitting on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum after it's closed. We're watching people parade out of the museum in summer shorts and sandals. The trees to the south are planted in parallel lines. The water in the fountain shoots up with a mist that almost reaches the steps we sit on. We look at silver-haired ladies in red-and-white-print dresses. We separate the mice from the men, the tourists from the New Yorkers, the Upper East Siders from the West Siders. The hot-pretzel vendor sells us a wad of dough in knots with clumps of salt stuck on top. We make our usual remarks about the crazies and wonder what it would be like to live in a penthouse apartment on Fifth Avenue overlooking the Met. We laugh and say the same things we always say. We hold hands and keep sitting, just sitting, as the sun beings to set. It's a perfect afternoon."
Author: Diane Keaton
13. "For a Bostonian... we live in the shadow of New York, and to be acknowledged by New Yorkers is really the greatest feeling."
Author: Donnie Wahlberg
14. "By comparison with other less hectic days, the city is unconfortable and inconvenient; but New Yorkers tempramentally do not crave comfort and convenience - if they did they would live elsewhere."
Author: E.B. White
15. "...In the summer New York was the only place in which one could escape from New Yorkers..."
Author: Edith Wharton
16. "So you got the cool New Yorkers, and then there are the less-than-cool New Yorkers."
Author: Edward Burns
17. "When I had to work Shea Stadium for a Mets-Braves game – Atlanta pitcher John Rocker had recently given an interview in which he denounced New Yorkers of all Colors and preferences – I was assigned to a parking lot, where numerous drivers asked me for directions to various highways. When my first answer – "I have no idea" – seemed to invite denunciation and debate, I revised it to "Take the first left." For all I know, those people are still lost in Queens."
Author: Edward Conlon
18. "If "Sex and the City" taught us anything, it's that Paris is the only city in the world that New Yorkers actually fantasize about."
Author: Elizabeth Bard
19. "Most New Yorkers want to look amazing, and they want you to understand that they look amazing, but they also want you to stop staring at them."
Author: Ellie Kemper
20. "On that terrible day, a nation became a neighborhood. All Americans became New Yorkers."
Author: George Pataki
21. "As I've always said, the way New Yorkers back us we have to produce for them."
Author: George Steinbrenner
22. "We named the bar The Bar. "People will think we're ironic instead of creatively bankrupt," my sister reasoned.Yes, we thought we were being clever New Yorkers - that the name was a joke no one else would really get, like we did. Not meta-get ... But our first customer, a gray-haired woman in bifocals and a pink jogging suit, said, "I like the name. Like in Breakfast at Tiffany's and Audrey Hepburn's cat was named Cat."
Author: Gillian Flynn
23. "New Yorkers are stuck in a gloomy mucilage of mutual commiseration."
Author: Herb Caen
24. "[Speaking to a group of wealthy New Yorkers]A million years ago, the cave man, without tools, with small brain, and with nothing but the strength of his body, managed to feed his wife and children, so that through him the race survived. You on the other hand, armed with all the modern means of production, multiplying the productive capacity of the cave man a million times — you are incompetents and muddlers, you are unable to secure to millions even the paltry amount of bread that would sustain their physical life. You have mismanaged the world, and it shall be taken from you."
Author: Jack London
25. "New Yorkers, by reputation, are fast-talking, assertive and easily annoyed; I fit right in."
Author: Jane Pauley
26. "New Yorkers are either the nicest or the rudest."
Author: Janet McTeer
27. "I told him I had no use for introspection and navel-gazing. I was probably one of the few New Yorkers who had never been to a therapist. I was not the type to go looking for the causes of all my problems in my childhood, and I had no respect for those who did."
Author: Jan Philipp Sendker
28. "New Yorkers, I figured, just pretended to be unfriendly."
Author: Jeannette Walls
29. "New Yorkers should know that no one in the Administration, at the Department of Defense, or at the Selective Service System is advocating the reinstatement of the mandatory draft in any form."
Author: Jim Walsh
30. "New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up."
Author: Jimmy Connors
31. "As one of the voices of rural New Yorkers in Congress, I am committed to supporting efforts such as these that will make a real impact in people's lives."
Author: John M. McHugh
32. "Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place."
Author: Johnny Carson
33. "More than 150 heads of state attended the UN Summit, giving New Yorkers a chance to get in touch with prejudices they didn't even know they had."
Author: Jon Stewart
34. "Back when I lived in Brooklyn, I'd sometimes take the Q train all the way out to Coney Island and back, and work on my laptop. There's something about pushy New Yorkers looking over your shoulder that really makes you produce sentences."
Author: Joshua Foer
35. "I can't wait for summer in the city! I love all the free activities in the parks that become available to us New Yorkers. Yoga and movie screenings in Bryant Park, concerts in Central Park - there's so much more available to the New York community in the summer! And everyone just seems to smile more."
Author: Kara Lindsay
36. "It was an incredible resource. I'd sit with a big stack of bound New Yorkers in the library and read through, especially the 'Talk of the Town' sections."
Author: Michael Chabon
37. "I am just a normal human being - I am alive! Why is anyone surprised that I am human? Like many New Yorkers, I have a multifaceted life."
Author: Nouriel Roubini
38. "The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!"
Author: Patrick Henry
39. "His laugh and his voice were both pleasant. He talked the way New Yorkers used to talk before they learned to talk Flatbush."
Author: Raymond Chandler
40. "New Yorkers are real gritty and tough."
Author: Raymond Kelly
41. "New York - The city where the people from Oshkosh look at the people from Dubuque in the next theater seats and say "These New Yorkers don't dress any better than we do."
Author: Robert Benchley
42. "The most divisive issue facing New Yorkers in 2013 is stop and frisk, a tactic used by law enforcement to stop, question, and frisk people suspected of a crime."
Author: Sal Albanese
43. "The world's greatest city - New York City - deserves a government that works for all New Yorkers. That starts with a mayor who is independent from party bosses and special interests, who isn't afraid to be honest with the people, and who is focused on the issues New Yorkers care about most."
Author: Sal Albanese
44. "As most New Yorkers have done, I have given serious and generous thought to the state of my apartment should I get killed during the day."
Author: Sloane Crosley
45. "There's that stigma about New Yorkers, how they're so mean, but in my experience it was quite the opposite. People were very genuine and very nice, even on the subway."
Author: Taylor Kitsch
46. "New Yorkers hustled past in every direction, somehow managing not to run smack into one another. A dozen scents hit her at once. Car exhaust, meat being grilled by a sidewalk vendor, and was that...a slight hint of urine?"
Author: Tessa Bailey
47. "People say that New Yorkers aren't friendly, but I think they're more friendly than Londoners. Here there is a front-footed nature of Americans. You can go out on a night out and meet 10 random people and stay in touch with them, whereas that's not going to happen in the same way in London."
Author: Theo James
48. "The more New Yorkers like something, the more disgusted they are. "The kitchen was all Sub-Zero: I want to kill myself. The building has a playroom that makes you want to break your own jaw with a golf club. I can't take it."
Author: Tina Fey
49. "People in London think of London as the center of the world, whereas New Yorkers think the world ends three miles outside of Manhattan."
Author: Toby Young
50. "Every single day, we have hundreds, if not thousands of police officers protecting the lives of not just New Yorkers, but the millions who come to New York City to work and to vacation."
Author: Vito Fossella

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Jack didn't try to speak to me the following day. Or the day after.Or the day after that.But he was in Mrs. Stone's classroom, in the seat next to mine, every day for an hour after school, the only sounds coming from our pencils scratching against our papers. And the days passed like this quickly. Too quickly.I stole glances at him.Sometimes he tucked his hair behind one ear, but mostly it hung loose around his face. Sometimes he had stubble,as if he were shaving every other day.Sometimes I was sure he could feel me staring.His lip would twitch,and I'd know he was about to turn toward me,so I would hurry and look at my paper.And sometimes I would read the same sentence in the textbook over and over, and at the end of the hour, the only thing I'd learned was that Jack liked to tap his eraser on his desk when he was stumped, and when he would stretch forward,his shirt lifted,exposing a tiny bit of skin on his back."
Author: Brodi Ashton

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