“I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.”
“A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.”
I know a person just like that.
“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.”
- Jawaharlal Nehru
- Sherwood Anderson
I think New York is not the cultural center of America, but the business and administrative center of American culture.
- Saul Bellow
Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life.
- Irving Berlin
A great many people go after success simply for the shiny prizes it brings…And nowhere is it pursued more ardently than in the city of New York.
- Stephen Birmingham
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
Sometimes, from beyond the skycrapers, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island.
- Albert Camus
New York is the only real city-city.
- Truman Capote
New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world.
- Alistair Cooke
There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.
- Simone De Beauvoir
Over the great bridge, with sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money. The city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times : It is a beautiful catastrophe.
- Le Corbusier
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
– Martin Luther
As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree,’ probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
– Woody Allen
Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.
– Kin Hubbard
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
– John Burroughs
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
– Albert Camus
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
– Gustave Flaubert
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
– William Wordsworth
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener
“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling
“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin
“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad”.” – George Bernard Shaw
“The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.” – Russell Baker
“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.” – Mohammed
“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett