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Old Posted Apr 7, 2019, 6:23 PM
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"This is a great country because of this city. Without Montreal, Canada would be hopeless."
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2019, 1:12 PM
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Western North Carolina has ever borne the character of possessing some of the most delightfully romantic mountain scenery, and as healthful (a) climate as any portion of this ‘ball of mud,' and I can heartily bear witness that Asheville can boast of the most beautiful, accomplished, fascinating young ladies and the greatest proportionate number of them of any place it has ever been my pleasure to visit.
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2019, 4:11 PM
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a couple favorite ny quotes:

"when you leave new york, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. clean is not enough."
- fran lebowitz


"i'm so happy to be back in new york i could kiss a lamp post!"
- charles dickens observing a young man on deck on a passenger ship returning to ny harbor from europe



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and of couple of my favorite cleveland quotes:

"it's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the cleveland indians instead of as the first black manager."
- frank robinson

"now there is something you don't see everyday, a white ghetto."
- wally shawn's remark as harvey pekar was showing him around cleveland (to be a fly in a car with just harvey pekar and wally shawn driving around in it!)

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Old Posted Apr 8, 2019, 4:19 PM
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a couple favorite ny quotes:

"when you leave new york, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. clean is not enough."
- fran lebowitz
That's a good one. Also, I'm always astonished at how people outside of New York envision it to be some clean and orderly place, because it has a bunch of rich people living there.
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2019, 4:24 PM
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That's a good one. Also, I'm always astonished at how people outside of New York envision it to be some clean and orderly place, because it has a bunch of rich people living there.
yeah also that its all entirely midtown looking.

of course, in reality nyc has indeed cleaned up quite a bit from the era when fran made her quote.
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"Oh Philadelphia Freedom, shine on me, I love you
Shine the light, through the eyes of the ones left behind
Shine the light, shine the light
Shine the light, won't you shine the light
Philadelphia Freedom, I love-ve-ve you, yes I do"

-Elton John, Philadelphia Freedom

"We're from Philly
F*cking Philly
No one likes us
And we don't care"

-Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles

Here's one of my favorite recent quotes from an out-of-towner:

“You go there, and that 9-year-old kid is giving you the double finger. Not a thumbs-up. Not, ‘We’re No. 1.’ And he said something about my mom; I had to Google what it was. It’s just different. It’s a different culture.Now I see [that 9-year-old] and he’s got his 9-year-old kid with him,” Manning said, smiling. "Same deal. It runs in the families down there.”

-Eli Manning on coming to the Linc and facing the Eagles
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2019, 5:04 PM
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Good stuff, people! Keep it comin'...
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The county gaol at Asheville, North Carolina, is about to be abandoned, on the ground that it is haunted (says the New York correspondent of the "Daily Mail.") The entire body of prisoners, numbering over two hundred, some weeks ago presented a petition to the authorities appealing for protection against the demons and evil spirits infesting the building.

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Erie, Pennsylvania

One of Erie, Pennsylvania's most famous early residents was Horace Greeley, the famed newspaper editor and founder of the New York Tribune (the NYT of the 1840s to 1870s), founder of the Republican Party, and later presidential candidate... and who famously coined the phrase "Go West, young man". He lived in Erie from 1826 to 1831, and young Horace worked on local publications, including most notably, the Erie Gazette.

If the legendary editor incubated some of his journalistic skills in Erie, the experience did not make him overly fond of the place, and he once said – in his typically bombastic way –

"Erie is the shabbiest and most broken-down looking large town, I, an individual not wholly untraveled, ever saw in a free state…"
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"I'd like to see Paris before I die...Philadelphia will do." - W. C. Fields

"I've said many, many, many unkind things about Philadelphia, and I meant every one." - David Lynch

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"Let Toronto become Milan. Montreal will always be Rome."

Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau, on the ascension of Toronto and its inexorable overtaking of Montreal as Canada's largest city.
Never liked that quote. I much prefer Milan than Rome.
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Never liked that quote. I much prefer Milan than Rome.
Not I.

(Though it's a ridiculous stretch to compare Montreal to Rome - and Toronto to Milan, TBQH - anyway.)
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No lot during the effective term of these covenants shall be leased or permitted to be occupied by a negro, or person of any degree of negro blood, or any person of bad character, but this shall not prevent the employment of servants of negro blood, nor their occupancy of servants quarters in a residence or in connection with a garage, as herein provided.
-- restrictive covenant governing the sale and occupancy of homes in the Malvern Hills neighborhood of West Asheville, 1939
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