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East Village Quotes


"I dont see a lot of movies that portray the East Village as well as I think they can." - Adam Rapp

"I don't see a lot of movies that portray the East Village as well as I think they can." - Adam Rapp

"My background did not start with the East Side; it started with Greenwich Village, which is West Side." - Gregory Corso

"I like places where you can dance to crazy music, like Bedlam or Eastern Bloc in the East Village." - Nicola Formichetti

"I'm from East Texas, yes." - Margo Martindale

"Despite popular conviction, a writer needn't wear black, be unshaven, sickly and parade around New York's East Village spewing aphorisms and scaring children." - Noah Lukeman

"I live in the East Village, and occasionally people will recognize me there. When I'm in Williamsburg, I always get recognized. Midtown, not so much." - Andrew Rannells

"I could've shot the whole East Village, because it was and is my neighborhood. But Seventh Street is precious to me." - Josh Pais

"I rode with four street-clothes cops in the East Village. I spent six weeks riding with them every day - in street clothes, with a vest underneath." - Jason Wiles

"I remember being unemployed and walking the East Village streets for many years, constantly checking my voice mail on pay phones, hoping for an audition." - Rainn Wilson

"I went to this tattoo parlor in the East Village and I got an outline of a violin on my lower back. They call them tramp stamps now." - Katherine Moennig

"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

"I'm grateful for a lot of things. One is not being a drunk wreck. Or losing all four limbs in some ridiculous East Village bus accident that I was so destined for." - Augusten Burroughs

"I was born in a family of landless peasants, in Azinhaga, a small village in the province of Ribatejo, on the right bank of the Almonda River, around a hundred kilometres north-east of Lisbon." - Jose Saramago

"I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other." - Bill Griffith

"I grew up in the East Village, in Alphabet City, when it was a very dangerous neighborhood. To survive there, I had to learn to be a little bit invisible." - Josh Pais

"When I moved to the East Village in the late seventies, I wanted to be a street performer, so I practiced daily. I never did work up the skills or the courage to perform on the street, though." - Steve Buscemi

"Several experts on the Middle East concur that the Middle East cannot be democratized." - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

"Give up a member to save a family, a family to save a village, a village to save a country, and the country to save yourself." - Vyasa

"Since the whole village was poor, we didnt realize our own poverty. I was happy." - Bidzina Ivanishvili

"The global village is a place of very arduous interfaces and very abrasive situations." - Marshall Mcluhan

"To think, a sweater, is made entirely of knots. My stomach could clothe a village." - Andrea Gibson

"The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow." - Bill Gates

"I love those connections that make this big old world feel like a little village." - Gina Bellman

"Dear bells! how sweet the sound of village bells When on the undulating air they swim!" - Thomas Hood

"When the elephant decides to walk through the village, all the dogs come out and bark." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village." - Marshall Mcluhan

"If the East loves infinity, the West delights in boundaries." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If I'm going east and west, nothing's happening" - Jamal Lewis

"It's east to start a war in any country" - Hermann Goring

"I'm from east LA. I don't see colour." - William

"Al-Jazeera should not go unanswered in the Middle East." - Kenneth Tomlinson

"A Boston man is the east wind made flesh." - Thomas Gold Appleton

"If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East." - Tupac Shakur

"In the East, the guru never calls himself a guru." - Marianne Williamson

"I absolutely hate Take That, East 17, the Spice Girls." - Siobhan Fahey

"I grew up in Manhattan on the Upper East Side." - Laura Linney

"Melting icebergs aren't beheading Christians in the Middle East," - Reince Priebus

"So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days, but we cannot ignore East Asia." - Lee H Hamilton

"When Im in town on Sundays, I sometimes go down to the Central Bar in the East Village to watch English football. But my natural inclination now is to get in the car with my wife and kids and get out of town." - Joe Scarborough

"Across town, over in the East Village, the graffiti was calling for the rich to be eaten, imprisoned, or taxed out of existence. Though it sometimes seemed like a nice idea, I hoped the revolution would not take place during my lifetime. I didn't want the rich to go away until I could at least briefly join their ranks." - David Sedaris

"I opted for the rear door, both as a courtesy and so she couldn't freak out about me showing up on her front doorstep for all of East Falls to see. Being the village pariah does make social calls most trying. -Paige" - Kelley Armstrong

"I started in theater when I was 14 in the Henry Street Playhouse on the Lower East Side in New York. You hustle, you beat the sidewalk, the pavement - audition, audition. I just started working around town everywhere. I mean everywhere - the Village, Harlem, you know. Brooklyn Academy Of Music. Just job after job." - Jackee Harry

"When God wanted to defeat sin, His ultimate weapon was the sacrifice of His own Son. On Christmas Day two thousand years ago, the birth of a tiny baby in an obscure village in the Middle East was God's supreme triumph of good over evil." - Charles Colson

"A great day in New York would be to wake up, get a cup of coffee and head up to Central Park for a nice walk. Then I'd go down to the East Village and stroll around. After that, maybe I'd go check out a museum or catch an indie film at the Angelika." - Emmanuelle Chriqui

"I'm lucky to live in New York, a city that offers so many options for lunch. I can pick up dumplings from a Midtown food truck, grab empanadas by the dozen in Spanish Harlem or get a fantastic bowl of ramen in the East Village." - Marcus Samuelsson

"When I'm in town on Sundays, I sometimes go down to the Central Bar in the East Village to watch English football. But my natural inclination now is to get in the car with my wife and kids and get out of town." - Joe Scarborough

"So, we just kind of created our own thing and that's part of the beauty of Athens: is that it's so off the map and there's no way you could ever be the East Village or an L.A. scene or a San Francisco scene, that it just became its own thing." - Michael Stipe

"When I first started the show, I was known as the 'cop nerd.' I was in the 9th Precinct in the East Village every day. I'd be at work wearing a fake bulletproof vest with foam in it, then I'd leave and put on a real one to ride around with these guys." - Jason Wiles

"I grew up in the East Village with a lot of old people in my building, and I'm not sure if they lost their sense of smell over the years, but they always seemed to smell like they poured a bottle of perfume on themselves. I never want to become that person." - Sarah Hyland

"Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east..." - Aldous Huxley

"Greenwich Village... the village of low rents and high arts." - O Henry

"It is a city of villages, closely connected, each village dedicated to a different way of life." - Nancy Spain

"Every village has its simpleton, and if one does not exist they invent one to pass the time." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"It would be easier to subjugate the entire universe through force than the minds of a single village." - Voltaire

"I stay in France. Better to be the queen of a village than a servant in a kingdom." - Emmanuelle Beart

"I was still 15 when I met John Lennon at a village fete in Woolton, in Liverpool." - Paul Mccartney

"People killing each other in the Middle East is not news. People not killing each other in the Middle East is news." - Kelvin MacKenzie

"The East is going to be pretty easy for me. The Great Chest of the West becomes the Great Beast of the East." - Shaquille O'Neal

"East and West are coming together. Whether in peace or anarchy - they are coming together. There needn't be a clash between East and West, between Islam and Europe." - Orhan Pamuk

"I don't ever want to be hugely famous because I had a little taste of it after 'East Is East' and 'Bend It.'" - Archie Panjabi

"East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State." - O Henry

"In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning." - Rajneesh

"Human development, not secularization, is what's key to women's empowerment in the transforming Middle East." - Dalia Mogahed

"Set out on pilgrimage and triumph gloriously over the infidels in the East." - Orderic Vitalis

"Istanbul ... the constant beating of the wave of the East against the rock of the West ..." - Susan Moody

"Marriage is like the Middle East, isn't it? There's no solution." - Willy Russell

"From the east comes the sun, bringing a new and unspoiled day." - Clinton Lee Scott

"Oh, the little birds sang east, and the little birds sang west." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"The Great Morning which is for all, rises in the East." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Not only does he have the NFC East record for touchdowns, but also the team record." - Emmitt Smith

"In the East, they contemplate the forest; in the West, they count the trees." - Wayne Dyer

"Dont test me, Second guess me, Protest me, You will DISAPEAR! (East Jesus of Nowhere)" - Billie Joe Armstrong

"(They) were responsible for spreading the Buddhist religion throughout India and East Asia." - Gautama Buddha

"The Americans view the democratization of the Middle East as the route to peace." - Gilles Kepel

"But yonder comes the power King of Day, Rejoicing in the East." - James Thomson

"Day is a snow-white Dove of heaven That from the East glad message brings." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"And, lo! in the dark east, expanded high, The rainbow brightens to the setting Sun." - James Beattie

"Before I became the 'Great Test of the West," I was the 'Beast of the East.'" - Shaquille O'Neal

"I would rather die going to the west than live by staying in the east." - Xuanzang

"East Germany was so total in its totalitarianism that everything was banned which wasn't compulsory." - P. J. O'Rourke

"I am the East. I have philosophies, I have religions, who would exchange them for airplanes?" - Ameen Rihani

"Here's the Middle East. Here's the mosque, here's the church, open the temple, everybody's MAD!" - Maria Bamford

"I believe the democratic transformation in Iraq will lead to change in Middle East." - Jalal Talabani

"America is interested in change and reform in the Middle East but in a stable way." - Thomas Friedman

"Western culture is what is at risk from immigration from the Middle East." - Milo Yiannopoulos

"Now we were standing close to the summit's rim, gazing out into the endless East." - Friedrich Holderlin

"The light comes brighter from the east; the cawOf restive crows is sharper on the ear." - Theodore Roethke

"There is sort of a small town mentality on the east coast of Canada." - Martha Macisaac

"Attitude is attitude, whether you're a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?" - Paul Walker

"Well, a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East would be a wonderful thing." - Stephen M Walt

"The regional security in the Middle East cannot be further compromised by an Iranian loose cannon." - Russ Carnahan

"Remember, you can always find East by staring directly at the sun." - Nancy Cartwright

"I am neither of the East nor of the West, no boundaries exist within my breast." - Rumi

"To achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East takes guts, not guns." - Queen Rania Of Jordan

"We have lost a lot of ground to the extremists in the Middle East." - Najib Razak

"I'm a product of an East Coast liberal arts educational system." - Matt Taibbi

"Unfortunately we just toured the East and West coasts so we didn't run into any rednecks." - Ville Valo

"I don't feel I've had a decent critic ever on the East coast." - Alice Walker

"If we don't act, drilling will be allowed only 3 miles off Florida's east coast beaches." - Ric Keller

"Russia is Germany's most important neighbor in the East, and it will remain so." - Helmut Kohl

"I am the Counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy." - Dennis A. Ross

"A clean house will result in peace in the Middle East as well." - Melina Marchetta

"I do not want to see perpetual warfare in the Middle East." - Bernie Sanders

"The East is very mysterious to Westerners. Even post-Cold War, it's still an unknown entity." - Dylan Moran

"It's been quite an experience, being conservative and living in the North East." - Ann Romney

"I'm not a philosopher, I'm just a simple boy from East Ham." - David Bailey

"I'm totally an East Coast person, energetic and sarcastic. I'm not a nice L.A. person." - Diane Warren

"ISIS is the new jihad - violent jihadist vanguard in the Middle East and globally." - Michele Flournoy

"The really good music, whether of the East or of the West, cannot be analyzed." - Albert Einstein

"I have been influenced in my thinking by both west and east." - Nelson Mandela

"Everybody in the Middle East wants to explain why they're right." - P J Orourke

"You don't despair about something like the Middle East, you just do the best you can." - P J Orourke

"The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries." - Barack Obama

"Sometimes, looking up at Sophiatown... I have felt I was looking at an Italian village somewhere in Umbria. For you do "look up" at Sophiatown, and in the evening light, across the blue-grey haze of smoke from braziers and chimneys, against a saffron sky, you see close-packed, red-roofed little houses. ...And above it all you see the Church of Christ the King, its tower visible north, south, east, and west...." - Trevor Huddleston

"I started drawing comics, and at first I was very influenced by the whole pop art movement, you know, Batman was on TV and all that pop art stuff? But then my next influence was in 1966, or maybe it was '65, I don't know. Somebody showed me a copy of the "East Village Other", which was an underground newspaper.And... it had comics in it! And they weren't superhero comics." - Trina Robbins

"[Y]our agricultural revolution is not an event like the Trojan War, isolated in the distant past and without relevance to your lives today. The work begun by those neolithic farmers in the Near East has been carried forward from one generation to the next without a single break, right into the present moment. It's the foundation of your vast civilization today in exactly the same way that it was the foundation of the very first farming village." - Daniel Quinn

"Sometimes, looking up at Sophiatown... I have felt I was looking at an Italian village somewhere in Umbria. For you do 'look up' at Sophiatown, and in the evening light, across the blue-grey haze of smoke from braziers and chimneys, against a saffron sky, you see close-packed, red-roofed little houses. ...And above it all you see the Church of Christ the King, its tower visible north, south, east, and west...." - Trevor Huddleston

"One thing I had on my side when it came to How to Make It in America is that I'm a born-and-raised New Yorker. Filming in New York... I'm so thankful and humbled by the whole experience. A lot of it takes place in old neighborhood; I'm an East Village kid, so I get to see my old friends from the neighborhood, my family still lives there." - Victor Rasuk

"I worked at the original Coyote Ugly bar when I was a young, unpublished writer. Then later when I became a writer, I wrote an article about it for GQ. Disney read this article about this filthy, disgusting pit in the East Village [of New York City], where we used to set the bar on fire to get customers away from us, and said, "That's a great movie for kids!" They made the fantastic Coyote Ugly movie, now legendary." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"To know after absence the familiar street and road and village and house is to know again the satisfaction of home." - Hal Borland

"I don't think one parent can raise a child. I don't think two parents can raise a child. You really need the whole village." - Toni Morrison

"A village somewhere was missing it's idiot." - Linda Howard

"Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain." - Oliver Goldsmith

"We all live in a little Village," - Patrick Mcgoohan

"Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain." - Oliver Goldsmith

"The village had a mill near it, situated on the little creek, which made very good flour. The population consisted of civilized Indians, but much mixed blood." - Zebulon Pike

"Village cricket spread fast through the land." - G M Trevelyan

"My only worry about tweeting and modern technology is how it has crept into even the darkest corners of the absolute global village we live in." - Denis Leary

"War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against one other." - Thomas Carlyle

"Neo-Liberalism promised us a Global Village and gave us a Potemkin Village." - Dean Cavanagh

"You go from village to village on your horse asking everyone, Has anyone seen my horse?" - Rumi

"I would like to bury myself in an Indian village, preferably in a Frontier village." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I was born out west but later on I migrated to the east side of Chicago. That's where my roots are at. I've been over east for more than ten years." - King Louie

"Ameen Rihani, one of the earliest Arab Americans, devoted his life to bringing the East and the West together. We are not of the East or the West, he wrote. No boundaries exist in our breast: We are free." - Kofi Annan

"East, oh, east of Himalay Dwell the nations underground, Hiding from the shock of day, For the sun's uprising sound... So fearfully the sun doth sound, Clanging up beyond Cathay; For the great earthquaking sunrise Rolling up beyond Cathay." - Francis Thompson

"East is East, and West is San Francisco" - O Henry

"I lived in a house in the East Bronx, a totally Jewish neighborhood on East 172nd Street. You didn't see Christians much, although one lived next door. We thought they were kind of a minority." - Grace Paley

"I just feel that the East and the West are two different worlds. I sometimes get saddened when I see that very few writers of color are published or reviewed in East Coast presses and magazines." - Sandra Cisneros

"There are lots of conflicts going on in the Middle East. It is unclear as to which country will emerge, if any, as the dominant or hegemonic power in the Middle East." - Samuel P Huntington

"The direct investment of Japanese businesses to East Asian economies accelerates the reallocation of their production bases. Consequently, between Japan and the other East Asian countries, both exports and imports are growing substantially." - Toshihiko Fukui

"The success of the Allies in the west was in a measure offset by Teutonic victories in the east. When the invasion of Belgium began, Russia made immediate efforts to counteract by invasion of East Prussia." - Kelly Miller

"It doesn't bother me that I'm not a household word on the East Coast. Baton Rouge, Raleigh, Minneapolis - I'm so popular in these cities where you've never imagined an East Coast comedian working." - Elayne Boosler

"I must try desperately to absorb all information I can about the Middle East. I want to excel. I want to speak articulately about the politics of the Middle East and its religion." - Amanda Lindhout

"Certainly, protecting oppressed people, stopping ethnic conflict and promoting responsible governance are worthy goals. But none is as important for American security and prosperity as keeping the peace in the Middle East, Europe and East Asia." - Michael Mandelbaum

"The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man fronts a fact." - Henry David Thoreau

"We love playing together and we love adversity. You know, back-to-back, the two best teams in the East." - Steve Nash

"Look to the East, where up the lucid sky; the morning climbs! The day shall yet be fair." - Celia Thaxter

"I imagined loading the God of the Sea into a taxi and taking him to the Upper East Side." - Rick Riordan

"Let's absurdify life, from east to west. Let us play hide-and-seek with our consciousness of living." - Fernando Pessoa



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