A cable car may be the last surviving piece of public transportation that is still fun to ride.
A city is a crazy concrete jungle whose people at the end of each day somehow make a small step ahead against terrible odds.
A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.
A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 am. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
All American cars are basically Chevrolets.
Americans are pragmatic, relatively uncomplicated, hearty and given to broad humor.
Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.
I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I've ever met.
I ride Muni to get closer to The People, who I wish would get closer to deodorants.
I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?
It is better to have loved and lost, but only if you have a good attorney.
Logic is no answer to passion.
Martinis are like breasts, one isn't enough, and three is too many.
New Yorkers are stuck in a gloomy mucilage of mutual commiseration.
Satire of satire tends to be self-canceling, and deliberate shock tactics soon lose their ability to shock, especially when they're too deliberate.
Spring training! One of the nicest two-word phrases in the language, along with 'check enclosed,' 'open bar,' and 'class dismissed.'
The clock doesn't matter in baseball. Time stands still or moves backwards. Theoretically, one game could go on forever. Some seem to.
The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.
The world of Manhattan is small and tightly knit, and the man on top retains a certain humility. He knows how far and fast he can fall by looking at the guy across the street. The view from the $250,000 apartment covers a lot of ground, most of it condemned.
There are more of them than us.
We are reorganizing in order to eliminate duplication and redundancy.
When a place advertises itself as 'World Famous,' you may be sure it isn't.
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