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“He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion…no, make that: he – he romanticized it all out of proportion. Yeah. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin.”
– Woody Allen, Manhattan

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“I always say what’s in my head. It makes everything so much easier.”
– Eloise

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“—if a painting really works down in your heart and changes the way you see, and think, and feel, you don’t think, ‘oh, I love this picture because it’s universal.’ ‘I love this painting because it speaks to all mankind.’ That’s not the reason anyone loves a piece of art. It’s a secret whisper from an alleyway. Psst, you. Hey kid. Yes you.”
― Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

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“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”
― Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art IMG_7198 IMG_7209

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“I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.”
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When I was four I had an imaginary friend who only listened, never judged. When I was eleven I had friends that were cool, sometimes funny and riddled with self-doubt. When I was thirteen I had mild-mannered, reserved friends that allowed me to be brash, bold and obnoxious. When I was thirty five I had twenty two Mom friends that fulfilled a need but held no meaning. When its Spring we need our rain boots, in Winter we need a scarf, when we are fifteen we need sameness, when we are forty we need difference. Through all the seasons and fads we need understanding. I understand that you are bragging because you need acceptance, I understand that you are quiet because you are content, I understand that you are moving away because you need adventure and not because you don’t need me. I understand that today we are building a friendship founded in sameness and through understanding it will evolve to difference.

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