Times Square Sayings and Quotes

Times Square is one of New York’s biggest landmarks and attractions. From the bright lights to Broadway theater, to people watching, it’s always show time here. Check out what makes this bustling district special with the collection of wise and humorous Times Square quotes below.


I always have a positive reaction to Times Square - you've got so many people passing through here, so many cultures, and so many people merging into the central community of New York City. This is the hub of America.     

Dhani Jones

When we got off the streetcar at Times Square, it was somewhat of a letdown. Newspapers were blowing about the road and pavement, and Broadway looked seedy, like a slovenly woman just out of bed.     

Charlie Chaplin

Is there really anyone, besides Rudy Giuliani, who prefers the new Times Square?     

Jonathan Safran Foer

It's pretty cliched, but Times Square is just incredible. You really feel like you're in the capital of the world.     

Timothy F. Cahill

For me, having walked through Times Square so many times as a broke and starving artist, as a TV star, and now having other hopes and dreams, it just represents possibility and the moment of full circle.     

Titus Burgess

Last night I walked clear down to Times Square & just as I arrived I suddenly realized I was a ghost - it was my ghost walking on the sidewalk.     

Jack Kerouac

I kind of miss the old sleazy Times Square, in a way. And yet I don't mind not being accosted by all sorts of strange people.     

Malachy Mccourt

My mom was scared of the old Times Square so I was never allowed to go. Now I'm scared of the new Times Square, so I still never go.     

Padma Lakshmi

There's no place that communicates as much - and as quickly - as Times Square does. I see the roiling energy and its forceful race into the future. Of course, after 15 minutes, I want to get as far away from there as possible.     

Jan Vogler

I would say that Times Square was the central hangout for Burroughs, Kerouac, and myself from about 1945 to 1948.     

Allen Ginsberg

I used to walk through the Old Times Square fearing for my life. Now I wouldn't be caught dead there.     

James McBride