"It’s time to stop spending your time and money on useless shit. It’s time to get back what you came here for. Get back the sunrise. Get back your hustle and get on your way."
"New York is the prom king. He knows he’s great, and he’s gonna make it really, really hard on you if you decide you want to love him."
"So what is your favorite part of New York?" she asked.
"The autumn chill," I said. "The sidewalk. The warm pubs that serve good beer." I thought some more. "The lights. The monuments. The buildings. The genius that went into creating it all. Maintaining it all. Making it all available to people like you and me who didn’t do anything to deserve it." I paused. "But we get it. All of it."