Monday, June 2, 2008

Awesome Quote of the Day

My darling hubby saw this excerpt on the subway, and thought of me. He thought that I would like it, so when he came home, he looked it up and shared it with me.

He was right. I LOVE it.

by E. B. White
from "Here is New York" (1948)

There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born there, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size, its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter--the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. Of these trembling cities the greatest is the last--the city of final destination, the city that is a goal. It is this third city that accounts for New York’s high strung disposition, its poetical deportment, its dedication to the arts, and its incomparable achievements. Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion.

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