Manhattan Sayings and Quotes

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


Manhattan is an accumulation of possible disasters that never happen.     

Edward I. Koch

Manhattan is so tailored. It's driven by appealing to the very wealthy and tourists.     

Noah Baumbach

Manhattan... capital of the 20th century, a city that has fascinated me for more than three decades.     

Jurgen Habermas

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

Le Corbusier

Manhattan is where America began.     

Russell Shorto

In Manhattan, when you're out of the front door, you're on, and you have to be ready to smile and speak to people.     

Quentin Crisp

If man can live in Manhattan, he can live anywhere.     

Arthur C. Clarke

You've never seen Manhattan 'til you've flown right up the East River. It's beautiful.     

Cory Lidle

Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey devoted to the pursuit of lunch.     

Raymond Sokolov

What made Manhattan Manhattan was the underground infrastructure, that engineering marvel.     

Andrew Cuomo

Manhattan, though, was an entirely different ballgame in a whole different kind of world, with a man who was brilliant and at the same time terribly charismatic.     

Mariel Hemingway

Manhattan has generated a shameless architecture that has been loved in direct proportion to its defiant lack of self-hatred, has been respected exactly to the degree that it went too far.     

Rem Koolhaas

Manhattan, one of the most moneyed spots on the planet, also has one of the greatest concentrations of people in its skyscrapers. Its also, of course, the place where every architect wants to build his tower.     

Norman Foster

Manhattan is increasingly less available to average-income earners.     

Janine di Giovanni