20 Lovely Empire State Building Quotes for Empire State Captions & Statuses

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Looking for beautiful quotes about the Empire State Building? The building has inspired some truly beautiful travel quotes. So whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or Empire State Building Instagram captions or Facebook statuses, here are my favorite Empire State Building quotes!


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The Best Empire State Building Quotes & Empire State Building Instagram Captions

Here are my favorite quotes about the Empire State Building, including inspiration from poems, literature, pop culture, and quotes by famous New York authors!



Beautiful Quotes About the Empire State Building


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From the ruins, lonely and inexplicable as the sphinx rose the Empire State Building. -F. Scott Fitzgerald


The Empire State, a lonely dinosaur, rose sadly at midtown, highest tower, tallest mountain, longest road, King Kong’s eyrie, meant to moor airships, alas. –Vincent Scully


When I’m in New York I look at the Empire State Building and feel as though it belongs to me … or is it vice versa? -Fay Wray


I get a little romantic about the old Empire State. Just looking at it makes me want to play some Frank Sinatra tunes and sway a little. I have a crush on a building. I’d been in there several times but never to work. I always knew there were offices in there but the face never penetrated, really. You don’t work in the Empire State Building. You propose in the Empire State Building. You sneak a flask up there and raise a toast to the whole city of New York. -Maureen Johnson

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We still have the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building and the Woolworth Building, but it just seems like part of the nature of New York, that it’s always shifting. -Richard Hell


I cannot believe her when she says I am beautiful. She cannot want me, not the way I want her. My want is an Empire State Building -Clementine Von Radics


I first became aware of death when my father held me up to see the view from the top of the Empire State Building. I thought that if he moved me just one foot over, I would die. But I trusted him to hold me tight. I wouldn’t fall over, and he would place me down safely. –Chrissi Sepe


Because of the power shortage and lack of replacement parts, there was only one elevator running in the Empire State Building, and this one went only as high as the twenty-fifth floor. After that, you walked. -Harry Harrison


The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State Building and your front yard today. -Linda Goodman


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The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city. -Deborah Kerr


New York is nearly a grave. The Empire State Building is its gravestone. -Walter Tevis


You can see the most beautiful things from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. I read somewhere that people on the street are supposed to look like ants, but that’s not true. They look like little people. And the cars look like little cars. And even the buildings look little. It’s like New York is a miniature replica of New York, which is nice, because you can see what it’s really like, instead of how it feels when you’re in the middle of it. -Jonathan Safran Foer

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Funny Empire State Building Quotes


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Remember: if you can see the Empire State Building, the Empire State Building can see you. –Robert Polito


The Empire State Building was tall. So what? Just proved New York builders didn’t know when to stop at a good story. -Craig L. Rice


You could just tell that if Rosie couldn’t romance her way to the top of the Empire State Building, she was prepared to climb it like King Kong -Amor Towles


Man is the only animal that is clever enough to build the Empire State Building and stupid enough to jump off. -Rock Hudson


You can shoot a film in New York without seeing the Empire State Building. Or Starbucks… although the latter is much less realistic. Kenneth Lonergan


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There’s a weird fact that if you dropped a penny off the Empire State Building in New York City, you’d k**l someone. I feel really bad, ’cause I dropped a nickel off it once. -Taylor Hanson


If architecture is the history of all phallic emotion, the Empire State Building is utter catharsis, and we are sitting in its silhouette. -Timothy Levitch


I’m not complaining about Romance Being Dead – I’ve just described a happy marriage as based on talking about plants and a canceled Ray Romano show and drinking milkshakes: not exactly rose petals and gazing into each other’s eyes at the top of the Empire State Building or whatever. I’m pretty sure my parents have gazed into each other’s eyes maybe once, and that was so my mom could put eyedrops in my dad’s eyes. -Mindy Kaling



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5 Things to Pack for Your Trip to New York


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The Lonely Planet New York guidebook. It can be kind of a pain to find the major guidebooks once you land, or you’ll find them overpriced. I always like to pick mine up ahead of time.


An Unlocked Cell Phone so that you can use a local sim card while here to help navigate public transportation and when you’re on the road. (For people without American cell phone plans).


Backup Charging Bank for your cell phone since you’ll be using it as a camera, GPS, and general travel genie.


A Camera since New York is super photogenic. I use a mix of my Nikon D810 and my  Samsung8 smartphone these days.


A Great Day Bag so you can carry what you need with you (like your camera, snacks, water, sunscreen, cash, etc). My current favorite is the Pacsafe Citysafe, which is especially great for New York because it has many anti-theft features designed to deter pickpockets. It also transitions to a night bag more easily and won’t embarrass you if you go to dinner directly after sightseeing all day. 



More New York Travel Resources


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Headed to New York? Check out my guides to renting a car in NYCmy Hamilton-inspired list of things to do in New York, and how to visit the Statue of Liberty (and winter tips for the Statue of Liberty)


Of course, if you want New York Instagram captions, check out my massive list of New York quotes and fun New York PunsStatue of Liberty quotesStatue of Liberty punsTimes Square quotes, and Times Square puns.


Planning on doing a bit of shopping? Check out my New York souvenir and gift guide.


Will you be spending time in Brooklyn? Then use this guide to the best things to do in Park Slope and my favorite Brooklyn Bridge quotes and Brooklyn Bridge puns.

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I also have podcast episodes on the history of Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Penn Station for you to listen to before (or during) your trip!



Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!


Before you leave for New York make sure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy because accidents happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance if you’ll be hanging enjoying time in the beautiful (but occasionally slippery) outdoors.


I have been a paying customer of World Nomads for travel insurance for three years, and I happily recommend them.  If you get sick, injured, or have your stuff stolen, you’ll be happy to have the ability to pay for your medical bills or replace what’s stolen or broken.



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