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Top 25 Most Inspirational New York Quotes

These 25 New York quotes can be inspiring and exciting when you’re in the midst of moving (or considering moving) to New York City. The city’s iconic and unforgettable energy have inspired some fantastic quotes, as seen below:

1. “If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere; it’s up to you, New York, New York.” – Frank Sinatra

2. “Real, live, inspiring human energy exists when we coagulate together in crazy places like New York City.” – Jerry Seinfeld

3. “The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

4. “London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.” – Dorothy Parker

5. “Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.” – Mark Twain

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6. “New Yorkers are born all over the country, and then they come to New York City and it hits them: Oh, that’s who I am.” – Delia Ephron

7. “But there is one thing about it — once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough.” – John Steinbeck

8. “I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.” – Truman Capote

9. “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” – Tom Wolfe

10. “I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, ‘There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is.” – Robert De Niro

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11. “With all its problems and chaos and craziness, it’s still a great place to live. I can’t see myself living anywhere else.” – Robert De Niro

12. “When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie.” – Ryan Adams

13. “New York is made up of millions of different people, and they all come here looking for something.” – Lindsey Kelk

14. “I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline.” – Ayn Rand

15. “If you want to become a real New Yorker, there’s only one rule: You have to believe New York is, has been, and always will be the greatest city on earth. The center of the universe.” – Ellen R. Shapiro

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16. “To start with, I love New York… It’s a little bit of the whole world… In New York, the whole world comes to you.” – Billy Graham

17. “This is the city of dreamers and time and again it’s the place where the greatest dream of all, the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.” – Michael Bloomberg

18. “New York is a vibrant city. It’s everything you’ve heard it is. It’s crazy, it’s horrible, it’s magnificent, it’s beautiful. It’s hard to become a real grown-up in, because it really lends itself to a good time. It’s a real live wire, hard to leave, like a living, breathing entity in your life.” – Whoopi Goldberg

19. “I’ve seen all the movie stars, In their fancy cars and their limousines. Been high in the Rockies under the evergreens. But I know what I’m needing, And I don’t want to waste more time, I’m in a New York state of mind.” – Billy Joel

20. “In New York, Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, There’s nothin’ you can’t do. Now you’re in New York, These streets will make you feel brand new, Big lights will inspire you. Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York!” – Alicia Keys in Empire State of Mind

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21. “I love New York, it’s always been my home. It has everything – music, fashion, entertainment, impressive buildings, huge parks, street cafes. And it’s very international, with people from all over the world.” – Sean “P. Diddy” Combs

22. “You know what’s great about New York? The threshold for citizenship as a New Yorker is actually pretty short. If you come to New York and you still like it two years after you arrived here, and you still think it’s great and you’re having a good time and you haven’t been just totally ground down and go limping back to wherever the f*ck you came from, you know what? You’re in!” – Anthony Bourdain

23. “As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.” – Pearl S. Buck

24. “New York has romanced me unlike anything else.” – Blake Lively

25. “More than anything else New York is a city of superlatives, a place where the best, the brightest, the biggest is the norm.” – Marilyn J. Appleberg

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