Famous Brooklyn Quotes : Brooklyn Sayings In Life

These Brooklyn quotes will inspire you. Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Kings County, in the U.S. state of New York.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Brooklyn quotes, Brooklyn sayings, and Brooklyn proverbs.

Best Brooklyn Quotes

  1. “Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.” ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
  2. “Brooklyn was the most wonderful city a man could play in, and the fans there were the most loyal there were.” ~ Pee Wee Reese
  3. “I’m a Brooklyn boy. I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised there, and spent most of my childhood there.” ~ Robert Jay Lifton
  4. “And so there I was living in California from Brooklyn, New York, and it was this whole new world for me and I was meeting vegetarians. I thought, let me try this vegetarian thing. I got really into that.” ~ Warren Cuccurullo

  5. “I’m from Brooklyn. I grew up very poor- seven people, four rooms. My dad had no education.” ~ Peter Criss
  6. “I have made all my films for my children with the exception of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn’t born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge.” ~ Ken Burns
  7. “I’ve lived most of my life in Manhattan, but as close as Brooklyn is to Manhattan, there are people who live there who have been to Manhattan maybe once or twice.” ~ Ellen Burstyn
  8. “I’m just a simple kid from Brooklyn who landed into the most enchanted lifestyle imaginable.” ~ Michael Musto

  9. “Well when I was young, when I was very young, when I was a little boy I don’t remember the music I heard, but there was an article in the Brooklyn Daily written by my Aunt about how I could choose phonograph records.” ~ Elliott Carter
  10. “I think that my interpretation of Italian was a lot more southern than what my husband cooks. You know, I grew up in Queens and in Brooklyn, and we – really, it’s more southern. It’s Naples and Sicily. It’s heavier. It’s over-spiced. And like most Americans, I thought spaghetti and meatballs was genius.” ~ Debi Mazar
  11. “The job at Brooklyn is interesting because Brooklyn reflects what happened to university art departments everywhere. It might be the worst department now, and yet at one point it was the best in the country.” ~ Ad Reinhardt
  12. “When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career.” ~ Ernie Harwell

  13. “I’ve chosen not to live in Hollywood, and instead I live in Brooklyn, New York. It’s how I like to live. I’d rather hang out with my kids and family when I’m not working. Going to premieres is not my idea of a fun night out.” ~ Jennifer Connelly
  14. “The Brooklyn Dodgers had a no-hitter last night.” ~ Bob Dole
  15. “I have some Russian friends. But probably only 10 percent. I don’t hang out usually in the big Russian communities in Brooklyn and New Jersey.” ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov
  16. “Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.” ~ William F. Buckley, Jr.

  17. “I think I want to move forward. I want to move to Brooklyn and find a business Italian guy to take care of me.” ~ Nicole Polizzi
  18. “The world was hers for the reading.” ~ Betty Smith
  19. “But this tree in the yard-this tree that men chopped down…this tree that they built a bonfire around, trying to burn up it’s stump-this tree lived! It lived! And nothing could destroy it.” ~ Betty Smith
  20. “Lacey didn’t like it, even though he was born here, I understand. I mean, he was born in Brooklyn. He told the staff that they better prepare themselves to say goodbye to some of their friends.” ~ Sydney Schanberg

  21. “In Brooklyn, it was as though you were in your own little bubble. You were all part of one big, but very close family, and the Dodgers were the main topic of everybody’s conversations and you could sense the affection people had for you. I don’t know that such a thing exists anymore.” ~ Don Drysdale
  22. “Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn’t change that experience for anything.” ~ Neil Diamond
  23. “Brooklyn praise is half slander.” ~ Mark Twain
  24. “I think of myself as a girl from Brooklyn.” ~ Barbra Streisand

  25. “I know there’s Brooklyn and all the boroughs, but Manhattan specifically is so condensed that the energy is very vibrant. Everywhere you look there is something happening.” ~ Theo James
  26. “Brooklyn was a dream. All the things that happened there just couldn’t happen. It was all dream stuff. Or was it all real and true and was it that she, Francie, was the dreamer?” ~ Betty Smith
  27. “I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don’t know into what religion yet.” ~ David Beckham
  28. “‘Dear God,’ she prayed, ‘let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.'” ~ Betty Smith

  29. “By then I was in Brooklyn and drank my way through that summer. I stopped when I got sick of that and got a job at the Strand bookstore, which was a little better than the tax job.” ~ Robert Quine
  30. “I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it.” ~ Will Rogers
  31. “I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if thats what youd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other.” ~ Bill Griffith
  32. “I’m shooting in Brooklyn, we’ve got all kinds of crap going on, and I’m all alone now in a big hotel suite that you can’t believe the size of it and a thing sticks in my foot and I just think it’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to me.” ~ Danny DeVito

  33. “My youngest son, who is now the drummer in my band, lives in Brooklyn. My oldest son is about to move out to California, and my daughters are both out of town.” ~ Herbie Mann
  34. “I was a prosecutor in Brooklyn in the homicide division and then as a senior assistant district attorney.” ~ Star Jones
  35. “And when we used to play and fight in the streets in Brooklyn and I would get hurt or something, my mother would always come out and save me. So that sort of postponed the inevitable about getting a good beating, without having somebody to come and save you.” ~ Sanford I. Weill
  36. “I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household.” ~ Tony Visconti

  37. “My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.” ~ Dave Van Ronk
  38. “Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn where we ate Syrian food and went to temple, it was still America.” ~ Isaac Mizrahi
  39. “After a subsequent interview at Brooklyn Poly, I was hired, and life as a fully independent researcher began.” ~ Rudolph A. Marcus , Brooklyn quotes life
  40. “I went to Brooklyn College and met this beautiful Jewish girl named Merle, with dark hair, exotic looking and brilliant. So we got married and had three children.” ~ Dominic Chianese

  41. “I had taken on the color of the climate around me and had driven back all the emotion that rose from the Brooklyn streets so that I could belong to the exclusive club of Congress.” ~ Emanuel Celler
  42. “I was raised in Brooklyn, and I lived there for 59 years.” ~ Herbie Mann
  43. “I grew up in Brooklyn.” ~ Johnny Kelly
  44. “I am from Brooklyn, NY, so we could not have many pets, but I always had at least two dogs.” ~ Connie Stevens

  45. “In Manhattan, and its true on some level till this day; its a whole different mentality from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, which I didn’t know at the time – because you basically just know your neighborhood.” ~ Kool Moe Dee
  46. “Able Danger was a top-secret military planning operation, established in ’99 by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to identify cells of al-Qaida worldwide and to take out al Qaida terrorists. They identified five cells worldwide, one of them in Brooklyn.” ~ Curt Weldon
  47. “I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you’re going. That’s family values.” ~ Al Sharpton
  48. “If I wasn’t bound to Brooklyn, due to my own personal reasons like taking care of my mother and the fact that this is where the band is based, I would probably move to Iceland.” ~ Peter Steele

  49. “I was unaware of the dispute in Brooklyn. I would never knowingly wear any clothes or support any company who produced clothing with alleged wage and labor violations.” ~ Shakira
  50. “Let me be something every minute of every hour of my life…And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.” ~ Betty Smith
  51. “Brooklyn has become a brand, and it represents something, and there is this tension between the old and new world.” ~ Eliza Hittman
  52. “Also, I preached to gangs on the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx – and miracles began to happen.” ~ David Wilkerson

  53. “We wept, Brooklyn was a lovely place to hit. If you got a ball in the air, you had a chance to get it out. When they tore down Ebbets Field, they tore down a little piece of me.” ~ Duke Snider
  54. “Brooklyn is a very weird borough.” ~ Keeth Smart
  55. “Poor thing. To die and never see Brooklyn.” ~ Anne Sexton
  56. “A lot of people who are passionate about digital or publishing, they either want to be in New York or Brooklyn.” ~ Maria Rodale

  57. “My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school, So? Did you learn anything today? But not my mother. Izzy, she would say, did you ask a good question today? That difference – asking good questions – made me become a scientist.” ~ Isidor Isaac Rabi
  58. “Dear God,” she prayed, “let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry…have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere – be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.” ~ Betty Smith
  59. “It’s good I was born in Brooklyn. You learn how to take care of yourself.” ~ Barbara Boxer
  60. “I’m a Brooklyn guy onstage, and I try to really feed my fans with the kind of material they expect from me.” ~ Andrew Dice Clay

  61. “Brooklyn is a hub; people move to Brooklyn because of what’s already in Brooklyn.” ~ Caroline Polachek
  62. “Where I grew up in Brooklyn, nobody committed suicide. Everyone was too unhappy.” ~ Woody Allen
  63. “Brooklyn is kind of my writer’s retreat.” ~ Tracy K. Smith

  64. “We’re definitely going to get Brooklyn christened, but we don’t know into which religion.” ~ David Beckham
  65. “Brooklyn has a bit of everything – some of the most beautiful things in America, and some of the most wretched, ugly, impoverished things.” ~ Paul Auster

Brooklyn named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, shares a land border with the borough of Queens, on the western end of Long Island.

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