Brooklyn Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old brooklyn quotes, brooklyn sayings, and brooklyn proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Manhattan is like Beverly Hills. And the soul of New York has moved to Brooklyn, where everything new and exciting seems to be.     

Alec Baldwin

People from Brooklyn grow up with a certain common sense. If it doesn't ring true, it's not true.     

Judy Sheindlin

Brooklyn praise is half slander.     

Mark Twain

Spread love, it's the Brooklyn way.     

The Notorious B.I.G

Brooklyn was the most wonderful city a man could play in, and the fans there were the most loyal there were.     

Pee Wee Reese

Brooklyn has become a brand, and it represents something, and there is this tension between the old and new world.     

Eliza Hittman

Brooklyn is the only place where a guy can open up a candy store sell no candy and gross over eight million dollars a year.     

Richard Jeni

Brooklyn was like Philadelphia made better by its proximity to Manhattan.     

Jonathan Franzen

Brooklyn's good. Brooklyn's funky. Brooklyn's happening.     

Waris Dirie

Brooklyn, it's a great town, a great city. It's New York.     

Patrick Ewing