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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…
Philosophically, I don’t like doing commercials.
New Yorkers are stuck in a gloomy mucilage of mutual commiseration.
I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
When a place advertises itself as ‘World Famous,’ you may be sure it isn’t.
Satire of satire tends to be self-canceling, and deliberate shock tactics soon lose their ability to shock, especially when they’re too deliberate.
Logic is no answer to passion.
A good column is one that sells paper. It doesn’t matter how beautifully it is written and how much you admire the author… if it…
The only way to fight a thing like 50 is to stay au courant if it kills you.
Old San Francisco – the one so many nostalgics yearn for – had buildings that related well to each other.
Americans are pragmatic, relatively uncomplicated, hearty and given to broad humor.
The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.
A city is a state – of mind, of taste, of opportunity. A city is a marketplace – where ideas are traded, opinions clash and…
San Franciscans have a bond of self-satisfaction bordering on smugness.
A city is a crazy concrete jungle whose people at the end of each day somehow make a small step ahead against terrible odds.
Just two days in Manhattan and you find yourself looking for a place to wash your handkerchief after you wipe your forehead and it comes…
I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I’ve ever met.
Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.
The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
I hope I go to Heaven, and when I do, I’m going to do what every San Franciscan does when he gets there. He looks…
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