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We could write a thousand love letters (and, OK, a few strongly worded editorials) to New York. But lucky for us, plenty of folks have perfectly summed up this crazy city much more eloquently than we ever could. Here are ten quotes that just get NYC.

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"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

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“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, The Great Gatsby

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“When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.” – Fran Lebowitz

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“Quite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean ‘love’ in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again.” – Joan Didion

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“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” – Simone de Beauvoir

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“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” – Nora Ephron, Heartburn

Quote 91

“My favorite thing about New York is the people, because I think they’re misunderstood. I don’t think people realize how kind New York people are.” – Bill Murray

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“The flag of New York City should be someone with four bags opening a door with their shoulder.” – Alex Baze

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“You can try to change New York, but it’s like Jay-Z says: ‘Concrete bunghole where dreams are made up. There’s nothing you can do.’” – Liz Lemon, 30 Rock

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"The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding." – John Updike

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