Famous NYC Quotes & Sayings On Life

These NYC quotes will inspire you. New York, often called New York City (NYC) to distinguish it from the state of New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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

Best NYC Quotes

  1. “I was in NYC during 9/11; it happened on a Tuesday, I was on stage Thursday. It was a small crowd, but it took about 10 days and comedy clubs were packed.” Bill Burr
  2. “I think that NYC naturally brings out a bolder personality in people.” EJ Johnson
  3. “I was born in Newton, MA. Graduated from Brown University in 2001 with honors in English as a playwright. I attended the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Center in Waterford, CT just after Brown. I moved to NYC in 2002 and was a professional… waiter, for 3 years.” John Krasinski
  4. “NYC is chaotic. And I am attracted to chaos.” Trevor Dunn

  5. “There have been so many incredible moments since the start of this organization. One that stands out specifically is when an anonymous businessman triple-matched our donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering after our NYC event.” Yael Cohen
  6. “A lot of people know me from Instagram, and most of the concepts that I post there are my looks or my makeup. They don’t know or remember that almost every night in NYC, I am running from gig to gig and working hard.” Aquaria
  7. “I went to a college in New York called New Paltz. I studied theater there for four years. I also studied privately in NYC with a teacher named Robert X. Modica.” Aida Turturro
  8. “When I think about moguls, I think like Donald Trump who… owns NYC practically. That’s a mogul. I feel like I’m on my way to a lot more, but mogul is a really serious thing. I think it’s a word that gets thrown around easily.” Tyra Banks

  9. “I was a go-go dancer at the Dom on East 10th Street in NYC. This was a glittering ballroom over Stanley’s Bar. 1965.” Fanny Howe
  10. “I got a pouch at Chelsea Market in NYC that says, ‘Art Is More Important Than Math.’ It has pencils and a highlighter. I always have to sign something or highlight a script.” Adrienne C. Moore
  11. “I’m shocked at how early everything closes here. But people start earlier. I miss the late nightlife in NYC, but then again I sing and burn so much energy in the show that it’s probably good – I get to go home and sleep.” Neil Patrick Harris
  12. “I can’t wait to play in front of the many Knicks fans, friends, and family in the NYC area and very much look forward to being a part of the Knicks organization.” Jalen Rose

  13. “There’s a reason I moved to NYC, and if I listed all the musicians on my list you’d grow weary.” Trevor Dunn
  14. “My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert.” Rick Moody
  15. “Wyclef is a musician that tried to unite as many musicians at once as possible. I am trying to be successful at that. The greatest challenge is that I just got arrested for protesting in NYC for cutting the school budgets… And I think that it’s important to stand up. Schools are important.” Wyclef Jean
  16. “My first job in NYC was playing a gig in the early nineties at CBGBs.” James Iha

  17. “I took a job at a white-shoe NYC law firm, with an office, business cards, and a fast starter paycheck.” Rachel Sklar
  18. “It is always a pleasure to see what NYC, London, Paris, and Milan have to offer.” Aslaug Magnusdottir
  19. “I like to style myself, as my first job out of university was working at ‘Vogue’ magazine in NYC, and I grew up attending the collections with my mother, so I have a particular aesthetic, which is classic glamour with a twist.” Carly Steel
  20. “Cities like New York have already followed San Francisco and have started similar organizations like Citi; New York has TECH NYC.” Ron Conway

  21. “New York is big, fast, energetic, and has the most and best of everything. While it can push the senses, it’s the most convenient place to live. It’s much easier for a ninety-year-old to live in New York City than in the suburbs. NYC is the best mass assisted-living facility on the planet.” Douglas Brunt
  22. “NYC is a wonderland full of passionate music fans. Once I got over being intimidated by rock critics and finicky hipsters, I realized that NYC was a great place to play.” Lou Barlow
  23. “I used to always listen to Z100 in NYC and I love Elvis Duran.” Bea Miller

  24. “Every year NYC hosts one of the world’s most famous Easter Parade. Each year attendees and participants show up in their Sunday best and as tradition states, with Easter bonnets in tow.” Hilary Farr
  25. “I hadn’t ever worked with an ‘editor’ until I was 26 – although that could be partly chalked up to the MFA vs. NYC thing, where I came up through institutions that encouraged writers to write privately for a long, long time and not sully themselves with concerns about audience or the business side of writing.” Jenny Zhang

New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.

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