Times Square Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Times Square Quotes from famous authors such as David Grann, Cody Simpson, Elvis Mitchell, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Ruben Diaz Sr.. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

I don’t hunt, I don’t camp, and I get lost on my subway to work here in Times Square!
David Grann
The very first time I came to The States I came right to New York and I remember walking around Times Square, I saw a couple of shows and I thought, ‘I’d love to come here and do this.’
Cody Simpson
It’s an oddity that will be avoided by millions of people, this new ‘Pinocchio.’ Osama bin Laden could attend a showing in Times Square and be confident of remaining hidden.
Elvis Mitchell
Everyone loves to feast their eyes on Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
In a city where millions of people are drawn to Times Square, we need to push against the immorality that has taken root there once again so families can enjoy New York.
Ruben Diaz Sr.
You can’t stop traffic on Times Square.
Sydney Pollack
I won’t go anywhere near the new Times Square. It’s seizure-inducing.
Jami Attenberg
I would say that Times Square was the central hangout for Burroughs, Kerouac, and myself from about 1945 to 1948.
Allen Ginsberg
I feel New York is too crazy for me, especially when you go to Times Square.
Alessia Cara
The idea that time is an illusion is an old one, predating any Times Square ball drop or champagne celebrations. It reaches back to the days of Heraclitus and Parmenides, pre-Socratic thinkers who are staples of introductory philosophy courses.
Sean M. Carroll
I once stood in the middle of New York city watching my name go round the electronic zipper sign in Times Square and I felt pretty thrilled, but not quite as thrilled as I felt when I saw my name in the ‘Examiner’ for the first time.
Simon Armitage
After a pretty amazing year that included more wins than I thought possible, I rang in 2013 by watching the Times Square ball drop on TV… and then heading directly to bed. It might not have been the typical New Year’s Eve for a 21-year-old, but what can I say? It was a training night!
Ashley Wagner
After so many years of being rejected and having my body scrutinized… for Aerie to come along and basically say, ‘We accept you. We don’t care about your size.’ To see those pictures on a Times Square billboard, and they were completely unretouched, I just was like, ‘Wow. I finally feel good enough!’
Iskra Lawrence
I remember the old Times Square from when I was younger, and there was a seedy thrill to it. Some of that is gone, which I have a little bit of nostalgia for.
Janeane Garofalo
I have great memories of the old Times Square – wouldn’t have missed being here to see that place for the world – but I can also deal with the new Times Square in the overall scheme of N.Y. City 2010.
Lee Ranaldo
Is there really anyone, besides Rudy Giuliani, who prefers the new Times Square?
Jonathan Safran Foer
I used to live above Manganaro’s, when old Times Square was still peaking, and it still had a lot of diners and theaters on the forty deuce, as they used to call it. It was full of character. And it wasn’t Disneyland. Now it’s so touristy and full of bright lights, I can’t stand it. It’s like going to a big mall.
Debi Mazar
‘The Deuce’ came about when David Simon and I were put in contact with a guy who, along with his twin brother, owned a couple bars in Times Square.
George Pelecanos
If you give me Times Square, I want to give it back to the people.
This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex.
Dan Rather
I used to walk through the Old Times Square fearing for my life. Now I wouldn’t be caught dead there.
James McBride
For people who mourn for old Times Square – hey, there’s a ton of places in the city still like that! Get on the train and go visit them!
Kurt Braunohler
For me, having walked through Times Square so many times as a broke and starving artist, as a TV star, and now having other hopes and dreams, it just represents possibility and the moment of full circle.
Tituss Burgess
The media was always so focused on the money a movie makes. But I was in Times Square, and a bunch of Japanese tourists looked at me and started shouting, ‘Toula!’ I loved it. It’s these tiny moments of connection that register with me the most and always have.
Nia Vardalos
When I was growing up in New Jersey, my mom would regularly take my sister and I into the city to see shows. I have many fond memories of standing in the half-price ticket line in Times Square and going to matinees.
Trey Anastasio
There’s no place that communicates as much – and as quickly – as Times Square does. I see the roiling energy and its forceful race into the future. Of course, after 15 minutes, I want to get as far away from there as possible.
Jan Vogler
My mom was scared of the old Times Square so I was never allowed to go. Now I’m scared of the new Times Square, so I still never go.
Padma Lakshmi
I want it all. I want the Pepsi endorsement. I want the arena shows. I want Times Square!
Betty Who
From 1985 to 1994, I lived in Manhattan in a big old loft right off Times Square. I could walk to work, which was in a couple of Broadway theaters, to Howard Stern’s studio, and to 30 Rock for ‘Letterman’ and ‘SNL.’ Even in New York, walking to work is homey and folksy, like living in a small town.
Penn Jillette
One of the many reasons I love living in New York is that we get a front row seat to the innumerable thrills that take place here – from conventions and awards shows, to parades and U.N. assemblies. But my favorite New York tradition is the annual New Year’s Eve ball-drop on Times Square.
Marlo Thomas
It makes sense to have cameras in places where terrorism and crime are of particular concern – such as in Times Square or near major bridges and tunnels. It would be more troubling to learn, however, that the government has focused cameras on the front doors of our homes just to keep track of our comings and goings.
Adam Cohen
I always have a positive reaction to Times Square – you’ve got so many people passing through here, so many cultures, and so many people merging into the central community of New York City. This is the hub of America.
Dhani Jones
I love New Year’s in Times Square so much.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
Harlem exists in retrospect, in the memory of grandparents or elderly cousins, those ‘old-timers’ ever ready with their geysers of remembered scenes. The legends of ‘Black Mecca’ are preserved in the glossy musicals of Times Square and in texts of virtually every kind.
Darryl Pinckney
That’s what the internet is: it’s like bombarding your eyeballs with these myriad blinking colour lights. It’s like trying to watch a movie on your phone in the middle of Times Square.
Michel Gondry
Everyone wants to be chosen for Up Next. You get on a billboard in Times Square and in Los Angeles! This helps get your name out there on a huge scale.
Dean Lewis
People often think of New York as a city, a concrete jungle with soaring skyscrapers and yellow taxis and the bright lights of Times Square. And it is that, in part. But beyond that, it’s rolling hills of fruit orchards and fields of grain and ice-cold waters brimming with oysters.
Daniel Humm
I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy.
Jennifer Garner
Even Vegas around two o’clock in the morning isn’t as busy as here. It’s always busy in Times Square, not that we’ve been out at two in the morning. That’s what we hear.
Channing Frye
In New York, you are competing with Times Square lights and all of that, so you’ve got to be 300 pounds and crazy to get anyone’s attention. Then, you can refine yourself. I always knew under those 300 pounds and tracksuits was a refined, slim, dignified man.
Al Sharpton
Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish a church in the heart of Times Square.
David Wilkerson
I started Verite on savings from three years working at Applebee’s in Times Square. I was a ridiculously good waitress. I was making more money than my brother, who worked at a start-up.
I’m on a billboard in Times Square, but my bathroom is still dirty, and I have toothpaste on my face.
Betty Gilpin
L.A., it’s nice, but I think of sunshine and people on rollerblades eating sushi. New York, I think of nighttime, I think of Times Square and Broadway and nightlife and the city that never sleeps.
Jimmy Fallon