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Jersey City Quotes


"I was born in Jersey City and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey. It's a town that's next to Jersey City, and I'm still there!" - Tammy Blanchard

"I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow." - Frank Vincent

"I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow." - Vincent Frank

"When I was about 11, 12, we moved to Jersey City. Everywhere I go I'm an outsider." - Michelle Rodriguez

"New York City is filled with the same kind of people I left New Jersey to get away from." - Fran Lebowitz

"Growing up in Jersey City was interesting. I got to learn a lot about different cultures: I had Hindu friends, Middle Eastern friends, black friends, Spanish friends." - Michelle Rodriguez

"I went to Jersey City State College to please a family member. I wasn't prepared for school. To say I failed out is putting it nicely." - Derek Luke

"From the top of the quarry cliffs, one could see the New Jersey suburbs bordered by the New York City skyline." - Robert Smithson

"I was born in New York City, but I was raised in New Jersey, part of the great Jewish emigration of 1963." - Jon Stewart

"Cleveland, city of light! City of magic!" - Randy Newman

"I don't write police stories, per se, but I usually write about areas that are very panoramic, like Harlem, or the Lower East Side, or a small urban city like Jersey City." - Richard Price

"I had never really felt settled in Brooklyn. I think it had to do with growing up in New Jersey and being someone who her whole life wanted to live in the city, and the city meant Manhattan." - Dani Shapiro

"City wits, country humorists." - Mason Cooley

"Minnesota's a great city." - Ray Allen

"In a way, Jersey really supports rock, maybe more than New York City and Long Island. I know plenty of bands that tour and do much better at Starland or other clubs in New Jersey than others in the tri-state area." - Eddie Trunk

"The way I survived growing up in Jersey City was by being funny. It wasn't by being tough. Nobody thought of me as a tough kid, except for the kids I beat up." - Michelle Rodriguez

"Restaurants, shows, night life, art exhibits, readings - New York is such a cultural epicenter, and while Jersey makes so much sense right now, I really am hoping to have my own future New York City some day." - Lee Kelly

"I do feel we can create more jobs and opportunities for Jersey City residents, but in the spirit of free enterprise, I do not think it is right to force companies to hire a fixed percentage of local residents." - Vincent Frank

"You'll find little schools of musicians experimenting with different ways of making music in Brooklyn, all through Manhattan, in Queens, in Jersey, you know? The city is still bubbling with creativity." - Chick Corea

"New York is the only real city-city." - Truman Capote

"For me today, Hull City beat Hull City." - Phil Brown

"New York is a fabled city, a fabulous city." - Italo Calvino

"You can't fight City Hall." - Proverbs

"A city life for me!" - Thomas Beecham

"The people are the city." - William Shakespeare

"I love New York City." - Li Na

"New Jersey gives us glue." - Howard Dietz

"I'm a girl from Jersey." - Jane Krakowski

"I was actually born in New York City, but my family moved to Atlantic City when I was five, this being my dad's home town, so I think that qualifies me as a Jersey resident if not a bona fide native." - Sharon Kay Penman

"To my city I'm the 2-3" - Drake

"The city is recruited from the country." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Florence - the city of tranquillity made manifest ..." - Katherine Cecil Thurston

"Everything is real, except Beika City" - Gosho Aoyama

"Every city is a living body." - Saint Augustine

"Manchester City are defending like beavers" - Chris Kamara

"A lamb in a city of wolves." - Karen Marie Moning

"My city was betrayed by the weak..." - Andrew Ryan

"What is the city but the people?" - William Shakespeare

"A great city is a great solitude." - Hermione Gingold

"Libraries are the pride of the city." - Amy Tan

"I believe that George Washington knew the City of Man cannot survive without the City of God; that the Visible City will perish without the Invisible City." - Ronald Reagan

"London; a nation, not a city." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Each city has its own culinary landscape." - Padma Lakshmi

"The renowned and antient city of Gotham." - Washington Irving

"Remember the city, the city remember Where treasure is hidden under the ground The city, the city, always remember That's where the treasure will be found." - Jeanne DuPrau

"Nature is a petrified magic city." - Novalis

"A Mediterranean city is really my culture." - Zinedine Zidane

"I've always been drawn to city skylines." - Dave Haywood

"New York is a fantastic city." - Marat Safin

"It's a holy city for music." - Hugh Laurie

"City diversity represents accident and chaos." - Jane Jacobs

"Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction." - Dylan Thomas

"New York is my favorite city." - Walter Dean Myers

"During Prohibition, Atlantic City created the idea of the speakeasy, which turned into nightclubs and that extraordinary political complexity and corruption coming out of New Jersey at the time. The long hand that they had-and maybe still do-even had to do with presidential elections." - Martin Scorsese

"[Immigrating] didn't burn out my desire to travel, though that can happen. There's nothing like immigration to make you want to just stay put. But what I think of as home is this life between Santo Domingo and the parts of New Jersey and New York City that were my childhood, so in my mind it's like home is all those things combined." - Junot Diaz

"I worked as a teacher in the public school system in New York City for several years, and I was a victim of the layoffs, you know, in the mid-'70s. And then I worked as a sales engineer for a company in New Jersey that was selling industrial filtration equipment." - Feisal Abdul Rauf

"That got me thinking. Bon Jovi kills in Jersey. Just kills. We did Atlantic City this past winter and man, you wouldn't believe the intensity in that crowd. Can I just talk for a minute about how amazingly hot Heather is?" - Richie Sambora

"When I was growing up in New Jersey, my mom would regularly take my sister and I into the city to see shows. I have many fond memories of standing in the half-price ticket line in Times Square and going to matinees." - Trey Anastasio

"I lived in Red Hook, Brooklyn, for about 10 years, and then we moved out to Jersey City after my wife and I bought a house up in the Catskills. I miss Brooklyn, but the commute to the Catskills is about 45 minutes shorter." - Pablo Schreiber

"Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey." - Jon Bon Jovi

"Quick, name some towns in New Jersey" - James Thurber

"What is a city, but the people; true the people are the city." - Coriolanus III

"A City that parlies is half gotten. [A city that parleys is half gotten.]" - George Herbert

"The city is not the problem; the city is the solution," - Jaime Lerner

"A city without passion is just a city of artistic events." - Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

"I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me." - Juhani Pallasmaa

"I really feel that New York City is the greatest city in the world." - Gabriel Macht

"My theory was that a city without a newspaper is a city without a soul." - Luis A. Ferre

"No, I live in New Jersey because I like living in New Jersey." - Jon Stewart

"New Jersey is very big. There are different areas of New Jersey. There is North New Jersey. There is like the center. There are a lot of actors from New Jersey that don't speak with a New Jersey accent." - Janet Montgomery

"The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city." - Italo Calvino

"There's no Democratic way to run a city and there's no Republican way to run a city - just the right way to run a city." - Buddy Cianci

"And if the City falls and one survives he shall carry the City within on the roads of exile he shall be the City" - Zbigniew Herbert

"And if the City falls and one survives he shall carry the City within on the roads of exile he shall be the City" - Zbigniew Herbert

"The secret to the city is integration. Every area of the city should combine work, leisure and culture. Separate these functions and parts of the city die." - Jaime Lerner

"My dad was a New York City cop. His father was a New York City fireman. And my mother's dad was a city taxi driver." - Joe Lhota

"It was actually a lot more helpful to have Calvin Hart, a cop, as my template. He was also my technical advisor on Shaft. This time, I kinda got to go to Jersey City with him, and hang around, and watch him interact with other cops, people in the projects, and see what it means to be him. People call him 'Big Daddy' and he's this larger-than-life hero to a lot of people." - Samuel L Jackson

"The only time I've ever been mistaken for someone else is - and this arguable still - when a person came up to me on the boardwalk of Ocean City, New Jersey and said, "You look a lot like that guy from computer ads" and I said, "There is a reason because I am that guy," and the guy looked at me for a minute, laughed and said, "That's a funny joke, but you really do look like him." He thought I was not me." - John Hodgman

"I came when I was in high school as part of a student exchange program with the Jewish Community Center in New Jersey, to Ramat Eliyahu. You come and volunteer for five weeks at a day camp. I was a teenager - I couldn't really appreciate it as much, and now I come back as an adult and I can really get the flavor of the city, and I love it." - Zach Braff

"All I'm saying is we got plenty of Texans, and people from Montana, and New Jersey, and Wyoming, or Kansas City. We got plenty of actors. So we don't need some cat from Cardiff-upon-Rosemary-upon-Thyme, or whatever the hell it is, playing people from Montana. And in the reverse, they got plenty of people from Cardiff-upon-Rosemary-upon-Thyme that they don't need our asses coming over there trying to do British accents." - Billy Bob Thornton

"Took over my city and I never asked permission to." - Drake

"I've always treated my city like some shoulder pads." - Drake

"City life is millions of people being lonesome together." - Henry David Thoreau

"Would your city weep if your church did not exist?" - Darrin Patrick

"I sell mirrors in the city of the blind." - Kabir

"There are so many cities in every single city." - David Mitchell

"In a strange city, I connect through food and fantasy." - Mason Cooley

"We blocked them inside the city. Their rear is blocked." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"This city has two great teams - Liverpool and Liverpool reserves." - Bill Shankly

"The chicken is the country's, but the city eats it." - George Herbert

"Accursed be the city where the laws would stifle nature's!" - Lord Byron

"Every city began as a campsite - pg. 25" - Chris Ware

"Ive been in New York City now for 22 years." - Julie Gold

"Los Angeles is seven suburbs in search of a city." - Alexander Woollcott

"New Orleans is a city of elegance, beauty, and refinement." - Tom Piazza

"The sewer is the conscience of the city." - Victor Hugo

"If you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all." - Spiro T Agnew

"the pearl-grey city, the opal that is Paris ..." - Anais Nin

"Leningrad ... is a city with the gift of timelessness." - Jan Morris

"Los Angeles: Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city." - Dorothy Parker

"When the music changes, the walls of the city shake." - Plato

"The city has a face, the country a soul." - Jacques de Lacretelle

"Will make Delhi a corruption-free , world class city." - Arvind Kejriwal

"Fragmentarily the City is nothing, but collectively it is gigantic..." - Charlotte Riddell

"Never underestimate the power of a city to regenerate." - Jane Jacobs

"Hollywood, of course, is the city of illusion." - Curtis Hanson

"It's hard to be a saint in the city." - Bruce Springsteen

"The city disappears street by street as you enter it." - Ian Seed

"Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan - that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds." - Le Corbusier

"Oh Rome! My country! City of the soul!" - Lord Byron

"Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city." - Dorothy Parker

"A city clerk, but gently born and bred." - Alfred Tennyson

"To live in a city is to be forever flinching," - Jenny Offill

"The only city people are those born so." - George Ade

"Watergate left Washington a city ravaged by honesty." - Russell Baker

"You can't fight City Hall. It keeps changing its name." - Jack Kerouac

"When you clean up a city, you destroy it." - Charles Bukowski

"I've always liked New York, always liked the city." - Shane Larkin

"Rio's a beautiful city, a vibrant place, special place." - Eduardo Paes

"I won the city scoring championship as a senior." - Bob Cousy

"God the first garden made, and the first city Cain." - Abraham Cowley

"One great building does not make a great city." - Thomas Heatherwick

"Sydney's a beautiful city. It was a great experience." - Barbara Hershey

"Each city should have its own type of restaurant." - Marcus Samuelsson

"City Ballet remains a great company in perpetual artistic crisis." - Robert Gottlieb

"The design of a city is like a strange archeology." - Jaime Lerner

"You will never see players from City surround the referee." - Manuel Pellegrini

"New York City has the most beautiful women." - Jason Mraz

"Architecture is a slow business, and city planning even slower." - Richard Rogers

"Venice is not only a city of fantasy and freedom. It is also a city of joy and pleasure." - Peggy Guggenheim

"in the big city nobody has time to make friends. The big city is a big solitude." - Vicki Baum

"Manute Bol is so skinny they save money on road trips. They just fax him from city to city." - Woody Allen

"Isn't it amazing that the Germans call their city halls 'rat houses'? That's what we should call our city halls!" - Drew Carey

"Cities are an immense laboratory of trial and error, failure and success, in city building and city design." - Jane Jacobs

"I came to Rome when it was a city of stone ... and left it a city of marble" - Julius Caesar

"I found Bombay and opium, the drug and the city, the city of opium and the drug Bombay" - Jeet Thayil

"A city is composed of different kinds of men; similar people cannot bring a city into existence." - Aristotle

"Buenos Aires is my favorite city. I think it's fantastic - but is a troubled, sort of psychologically troubled city." - John Gimlette

"Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light? Or just another lost angel... City of Night?" - Jim Morrison

"The city of the future is a city that cares about its citizens and integrates its citizens." - Eduardo Paes

"I am the only Republican Congressman who represents a borough within New York City, a city of 8.5 million people." - Michael Grimm

"I love New York; I love the city. It's impossible. It's a theme park of a city, isn't it." - Kit Harington

"Chicago has been characterized as the most segregated city in the United States, a city they said could never change." - Harold Washington

"For my part, I plan to work out a fair and adequate redistribution of city services to all city neighborhoods." - Jane Byrne

"I'm from New Jersey. I was born in toxic sludge." - Cassandra Clare

"I'm a Jersey girl, no one can knock me down" - Teresa Giudice

"I'm from New Jersey. I was born in toxic sludge." - Cassandra Clare

"I was like, 'Huh? You want my jersey?'" - Shaquille O'Neal

"The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey." - Andy Warhol

"Hollywood is Newark, New Jersey with palm trees." - Weegee



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