New York Quotes.

1. "You can do what you like, sir, but I'll tell you this. New York is the true capital of America. Every New Yorker knows it, and by God, we always shall."
- Edward Rutherfurd, New York

2. "All empires become arrogant. It is their nature."
- Edward Rutherfurd, New York

3. "She was quiet for a moment or two. Then she said: 'Cruel words are a terrible thing, Quash. Sometimes you regret them. But what's been said cannot be unsaid."
- Edward Rutherfurd, New York

4. "Don't you know that there's another bubble as well An expectations bubble. Bigger houses private planes yachts ...... stupid salaries and bonuses. People come to desire these things and expect them. But the expectations bubble will burst as well as all bubbles do. Come to my gallery and I will sell you beautiful things at a more reasonable price. But the point is that they will have value. Things of real beauty things of the spirit."
- Edward Rutherfurd, New York

5. "Fate was cruel, but it was fate."
- Edward Rutherfurd, New York

6. "What he needed Gorham to understand - what his son was heir to - the thing that really mattered - was the New Yorkers indomitable spirit"
- Edward Rutherfurd, New York

7. "Then he noticed the belt. He pulled it out. The thing had been handed down in the family since God knows when. His father had told: 'Better keep it. It's wampum. Supposed to be lucky.' William shrugged. He could sure as hell use some luck today. On an impulse, he decided to put it on. Under his shirt of course-- he didn't want to look like a damn fool. Then he dressed as usual, every inch the successful man. If he was going down, he'd go down in style. Anyway, you should never give up hope."
- Edward Rutherfurd, New York

8. "When people are angry, any insult will do; and prejudice is magnified into a cause."
- Edward Rutherfurd, New York

9. "Can you do it?' 'Maybe I can, and maybe I can't. But I am going to make MacDuff think that I can. And belief,' said Gabriel Love, with the smile of an angel, 'is a wonderful thing."
- Edward Rutherfurd, New York

10. "And suddenly it came to him. That Strawberry Fields garden he'd come from, and the Freedom Tower he'd been thinking of: taken together, didn't they contain the two words that said it all about this city, the two words that really mattered? It seemed to him that they did. Two words: the one an invitation, the other an ideal, an adventure, a necessity. "Imagine" said the garden. "Freedom" said the tower. Imagine freedom. That was the spirit, the message of this city he loved. You really didn't need anything more. Dream it and do it. But first you must dream it."
- Edward Rutherfurd, New York

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