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50 New York Quotes That Are Perfect for Your Instagram Captions

If Big Apple isn’t already no your bucket list, these New York quotes will inspire you to plan a visit. Better yet, you can use them as Instagram captions for when you come back from your trip!

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New York Quotes for Instagram

NYC is the city that never sleeps.

From the world’s top museums and art galleries to Michelin-starred restaurants and delicious street food, there are countless experiences to indulge in. Not to mention, there are endless photo ops around every corner!

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Best New York Quotes

  1. If you follow your heart just right, it will get you to New York City.
  2. A bad day in New York City is still better than a good day anywhere else.
  3. New York is the city that other cities can only dream of being.
  4. New York state of mind.
  5. The people who say Las Vegas never sleeps must never have visited New York.
  6. I went to New York to be born again.
  7. New York… It puts a spell on you.
  8. London is a mystery, NYC is an explanation.
  9. If a man can live in Manhattan, he can live anywhere.
  10. New York is not a place. It’s a feeling.

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Short New York Quotes

  1. Once upon a time in New York…
  2. Take me to New York City.
  3. NYC is always a good idea.
  4. Welcome to the concrete jungle.
  5. Taking a bite out of the Big Apple.
  6. A New York minute.
  7. Meanwhile in New York…
  8. Sleepless nights and city lights.
  9. New York is always on my mind.
  10. Dear New York, I’ll never get over you.
  11. I think I was made to live in New York.
  12. These lights will inspire you.
  13. Wanderlust and city dust.

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Funny New York Puns & Quotes

  1. New York, you stole a pizza my heart.
  2. Finally made it to the Statue of Liberty. It’s a boat time!
  3. The views from the Empire State Building couldn’t be any NYCer.
  4. Living the High Line.
  5. After sightseeing all day, I’m Central Park-ing myself down for the rest of the night.
  6. Arch you glad you’re in New York?
  7. Winter in NYC is snow joke.
  8. Seeing Greene.
  9. I’d really lake to live by Central Park.
  10. I’m so glad we MET.

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Love & Inspirational New York Quotes

  1. Somewhere between living and dreaming, there’s New York.
  2. Follow your heart, even if it takes you all the way to New York.
  3. I fell in love. His name is New York.

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Famous New York Quotes

  1. “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” – Tom Wolfe.
  2. “If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.” – Peter Shaffer.
  3. “New York is not a city. It’s a world.” – Iman.
  4. “Once you have lived in New York and made it your home, no place else is good enough.” – John Steinbeck.
  5. “New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  6. “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.” – Truman Capote.


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  1. “I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” – Nora Ephron.
  2. “London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.” – Dorothy Parker.
  3. “New York is the only city in the world where you can get run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian.” – Russell Baker.
  4. “You haven’t lived until you died in New York.” – Alexander Woollcott.
  5. “The wanderer in Manhattan must go forth with a certain innocence, because New York is best seen with innocent eyes.” – Pete Hamill.
  6. “New York is really the place to be; to go to New York, you’re going to the centre of the world, the lion’s den.” – Zubin Mehta.
  7. “Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.” – Mark Twain.
  8. “I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps.” – Frank Sinatra.

And there you have it! 50 New York Quotes for Instagram.

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