65 Long Island Quotes On Success In Life

These long island quotes will inspire you. Long Island is a densely populated island in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, part of the New York metropolitan area.

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

Best Long Island Quotes

  1. “There’s a certain type of character that you can’t help but come in contact with growing up and living in Brooklyn and Long Island. A certain mixture of moxie, heart, and a wise guy sense of humor.” ~ Steve Buscemi
  2. “You know, growing up, I lived in a neighborhood in Long Island where there was basically one black family. And I remember hearing all the parents and the kids in the neighborhood say racist things about this family.” ~ Lorraine Bracco
  3. “It was dawn now on Long Island and we went about opening the rest of the windows downstairs, filling the house with gray-turning, gold-turning light. The Shadow of a tree fell abruptly across the dew and ghostly birds began to sing among the blue leaves. There was a slow, pleasant movement in the air, scarcely a wind, promising a cool, lovely day.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. “It’s amazing. Long Island, I don’t know really. It’s quite a fascinating area.” ~ Gordon Ramsay
  5. “I’m from Long Island. Strong Island.” ~ Chris Messina

  6. “There!” Apollo pointed. “Long Island, dead ahead. Let’s slow down, dear. ‘Dead’ is only an expression.” ~ Rick Riordan
  7. “Long Island for me, it’s producing more chefs coming out of there than Paris.” ~ Gordon Ramsay
  8. “There used to be this guy called Vinny who worked on the floor of the stock exchange said one big investor who had observed the market for a long time. After the markets closed Vinny would get into his Cadillac and drive out to his big house in Long Island. Now there is the guy called Vladimir who gets into his jet and flies to his estate in Aspen for the weekend. I used to worry a little about Vinny. Now I worry a lot about Vladimir” ~ Michael Lewis
  9. “I believe Andy was meant to die because he was too good I’m almost happy it ended the way it did because I’ve learned so many lessons from him. It would have been tragic if we got into fights and then divorced [If he had lived], I would be a fat housewife with three kids in Sands Point, Long Island.” ~ Rachel Uchitel
  10. “Lobster is not going to be as tasty with ice tea unless that ice tea is from Long Island.” ~ Heather McDonald

  11. “If this long island story of ours is to end at last, let it end only when each one of us lies, choking in his own blood upon the ground.” ~ Winston Churchill
  12. “The Long Island Sound is an environmentally unique estuary that needs to be protected.” ~ Tim Bishop
  13. “The residents and elected officials of Long Island have fought vigorously for many years and spent millions of dollars to preserve the quality of life that the Long Island Sound offers.” ~ Tim Bishop
  14. “I stayed with them for about a year up there and, at night, worked over in Long Island at a club called The High Hat Club which was like a pseudo jazz/blues place.” ~ William Bell
  15. “General Washington had rather incautiously encamped the bulk of his army on Long Island – a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York” ~ Mercy Otis Warren

  16. “Indeed, most magicians catch the bug as kids. My first audience was my family in Long Island. My first ‘assistant’ was my mother, whom I levitated on a broom in our living room.” ~ Criss Angel
  17. “I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition.” ~ Jim Brown
  18. “I went to a radio station on Long Island in 1982, and thank goodness for me, it was so new that there was no receptionist. So the DJ opened up his booth, and took my tape and listened to it and thought it was a hit song.” ~ Jon Bon Jovi
  19. “I am who I am: an Irish Catholic kid, working class from Long Island. And I made it big.” ~ Bill O’Reilly
  20. “It sucks, but no Long Islands or margaritas when you drink. It has to be straight vodka.” ~ Nicole Polizzi

  21. “We’ve seen that there are a lot of people out there – teenagers in Topeka, housewives in Long Island, millionaire Internet start-up moguls – that all want to connect with each other about what it is to be human.” ~ Rainn Wilson
  22. “Architectural kitsch is most common in the commercial pop vernacular – typified by the Big Duck of 1931 in Flanders, New York, a Long Island roadside poultry stand resembling a duck, which Venturi and Scott Brown made a cult object through their writings.” ~ Martin Filler
  23. “I’ve never even been to Long Island” ~ Meg Cabot
  24. “I loved you way before you ever had a chance to put a spell on me. I loved you at ‘I’ve never been to Long Island,'” Zach said. I couldn’t keep a big goofy grin from my face. I loved you at ‘I like seals,'” I admitted. He grinned back.” ~ Meg Cabot
  25. “His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And, although, she’s… wait… your mom’s still… your mom’s still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul.” ~ Joe Biden

  26. “I know I’m not very popular on Long Island. I don’t know who’s less popular, me or Joey Buttafuoco.” ~ Don Maloney
  27. “I remember the Chillicothe ballplayers grappling the Long Island ballplayers in a sixteen-inning game ended by darkness. And the shoulders of the Chillicothe players were a red smoke against the sundown and the shoulders of the Rock Island players were a yellow smoke against the sundown. And the umpire’s voice was hoarse calling balls and strikes and outs and the umpire’s throat fought in the dust for a song.” ~ Carl Sandburg
  28. “Piper to Drew: P: In case you think I’m not a true Daughter of Aphrodite don’t even look at Jason Grace. He may not know it yet but he’s mine. If you even try to make a move, I will load you into a catapult and shoot you across Long Island Sound.” ~ Rick Riordan
  29. “The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God—a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that—and he must be about His Father’s Business, the service of a vast, vulgar and meretricious beauty.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  30. “I can’t say, maybe it’s something in the ingredients, but again, we have a couple of contestants from Long Island and a phenomenal array of chefs.” ~ Gordon Ramsay

  31. “I knew I wanted to be a writer. Where I came from, no one was a writer. I came from Long Island, and everyone became a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer or a teacher or a businessman. I didn’t know any writers.” ~ Howard Gordon
  32. “When I was a kid, I did martial arts because boxing wasn’t really available on Long Island. I think now kids are able to begin boxing earlier. So it’s great and whatever can promote the sport on a whole is a good thing. And if we can do it on Long Island, where I am from, it’s a beautiful thing.” ~ Chris Algieri
  33. “And I really wanted a driver’s license. I was 43, had my learner’s permit and had failed the test once already – but that was in Riverhead, on Long Island.” ~ Suzanne Vega
  34. “Not a lot of attention has been paid to the Asian tiger mosquito, which is another species which we believe can also transmit Zika virus. It has a much broader range. It’s found all the way north into coastal areas of Connecticut, Long Island and the New York metro area.” ~ Laura Harrington
  35. “Long Island – if you’re from out of town, how would I describe it? Well, every girl in my neighborhood looked like Kenny G.” ~ Carol Leifer

  36. “I rented a summer home in the winter on Long Island, I took long walks, and then I ended up moving to Woodstock. It was a fertile musical area and time, and I played with a lot of different musicians there, including getting into women’s music, and I ended up playing with Cris Williamson.” ~ June Millington
  37. “I’m writing songs about New York. A lot of them carry the names of neighborhoods in Long Island. Maspeth, Montauk. I’m getting into the idea of a F. Scott Fitzgerald-esque Long Island back when New York was…New York.” ~ Zach Condon
  38. “When I first started, it was the real basic stuff that was being played on the radio, so I was into Zeppelin, and Sabbath, and AC/DC, and all stuff like that. I grew up in New York, on Long Island, so the local radio stations played all that kind of thing.” ~ John Petrucci
  39. “I think honestly when I was younger I use to love going to carnivals in Long Island. I use to love carnival season; I would drive to every town going to carnivals. That was definitely a favorite memory.” ~ Melanie Martinez
  40. “I’m a little Jewish girl from Long Island, but when I listened to Tina Turner, I pictured myself in a mini-dress, dancing like Tina Turner. It’s inevitable.” ~ Winnie Holzman

  41. “Ghost Team approached me. They said, “Hey, it’s mid-October, do you want to go shoot a movie on Long Island for three weeks about stupid people chasing ghosts?” I had never done anything like that before. It’s kind of a mock-horror movie. What I didn’t realize was the whole thing takes place at night, as a horror movie should, and so I didn’t realize that we’d be working until 6 in the morning every night, or morning.” ~ David Krumholtz
  42. “It’s strange because Long Island is still New York, but the farther you go out on Long Island, the more creepy it gets.” ~ David Krumholtz
  43. “Boxing on Long Island – there is history there. It’s been a while since Buddy McGirt and Gerry Cooney, but you know, we are in kind of a resurgence now. We are putting our show there constantly – Star Boxing shows at the Paramount have drawn big crowds over the years and there is a lot of up-and-coming talent there now. You see more and more gyms with competitive professional fighters.” ~ Chris Algieri
  44. “Long Island always seems to be the hardest place for some reason. There are always excuses. People will say, “Well, there’s a lot to do in Long Island…” but you know what, if Jim Gaffigan was here, tickets would be gone a month ago, if Chelsea Handler was at the Barclays Center, gone.” ~ Jay Mohr
  45. “[Long Island] is buoyant, it’s on the outskirts of Manhattan, and so they have access to phenomenal restaurants.” ~ Gordon Ramsay

  46. “Public school teachers in Long Island, New York, saved my life in the ’70s. They were involved and invested and helpful. One took me into her family and loved me back to life. She taught me that love is not formed and families are not formed by blood. That love makes a family.” ~ Rosie O’Donnell
  47. “My parents tried to shield me from how famous they were when I was growing up on Long Island. I had no idea.” ~ Alexa Ray Joel
  48. “I was a young kid from Long Island who wanted to do something large with her life, so I can relate to that.” ~ Edie Falco
  49. “My father was the Formica King of Long Island, and my mother was the daughter of a Bengal Lancer in India.” ~ Ricky Jay
  50. “My grandfather was a cop in Long Island. I often try to draw on things that I’ve heard about him.” ~ Yancy Butler

  51. “In my district, the budget scales back and eliminates several long-term shore protection projects important to the safety and economic security of Long Island.” ~ Tim Bishop
  52. “We need to get serious about combating gang violence on Long Island, and the entire nation.” ~ Tim Bishop
  53. “Indeed, if I understand this global-warming business correctly, the danger is that the waters will rise and drown the whole of Massachusetts, New York City, Long Island, the California coast, and a few big cities on the Great Lakes – in other words, every Democratic enclave will be wiped out leaving only the solid Republican heartland. Politically speaking, for conservatives, there’s no downside to global warming.” ~ Mark Steyn
  54. “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island.” ~ Dee Snider
  55. “I was a small kid from Huntington, Long Island. I never imagined that anything like that would happen to me.” ~ Gerry Cooney

  56. “Mainly I’ve been back to my books and writings and being nice and quiet and lazy. As I’m writing this, the radio says there’s a foot of snow falling on Long Island. I really love snow and wish I could take a long walk in it right now.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  57. “If you go to old houses on Long Island you will see painted Chinese wallpaper, which was big in the 18th century. Throughout history, notable, established families have always tried to link to the 18th century.” ~ Catherine Martin
  58. “I engage with New York and America but my parents pretty much hang out in this radius of Long Island where their friends are and where their work is. That’s why you have people who have lived in New York for like 20, 30 years who don’t speak English. They just live in a Chinese community or an Indian community. More than anywhere you’ll find that in Queens.” ~ Himanshu Suri
  59. “The Good Quality Snob, or wearer of muted tweeds, cut almost exactly the same from year to year, often with a hat of the same material, [is] native to the Boston North Shore, the Chicago North Shore, the North Shore of Long Island, to Westchester County, the Philadelphia Main Line and the Peninsula area of San Francisco.” ~ Russell Lynes
  60. “I did with my wife a comic book for the Raynham Hall Museum in Long Island. They sell the book every single time a busload of kids comes in.” ~ Ernie Colon

  61. “Everything was blamed on Castro. Mudslides in California. The fact that you can’t buy a decent tomato anymore. Was there an exceptionally high pollen count in Massapequa, Long Island, one day? It was Castro, exporting sneezes.” ~ Calvin Trillin
  62. “What the altar-bound of today end up buying from their numberless vendors is a dog’s breakfast of bridal excess – part society wedding of the twenties, part Long Island Italian wedding of the fifties. It’s The Philadelphia Story and The Wedding Singer served up together in one curious and costly buffet.” ~ Caitlin Flanagan
  63. “I grew up in Bedford, N.Y., and it was close enough to Jones Beach on Long Island that every summer my mother would pack the car for the day, and we would drive to the beach!” ~ Marissa Jaret Winokur

  64. “One night in the early sixties I passed something on the Long Island Expressway just before the Queens tunnel that I must have seen for years. The billboard advertising cigars, Dutch Masters. I realized it was sort of perfect. It’s weird, isn’t it? You’re looking at Rembrandt – in neon! It was too much, it was irresistible.” ~ Larry Rivers
  65. “In the light of what Proust wrote with so mild a stimulus, it is the world’s loss that he did not have a heartier appetite. On a dozen Gardiner’s Island oysters, a bowl of clam chowder, a peck of steamers, some bay scallops, three sauteed soft-shelled crabs, a few ears of fresh-picked corn, a thin swordfish steak of generous area, a pair of lobsters, and a Long Island Duck, he might have written a masterpiece.” ~ A. J. Liebling

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