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The Best Times Square Quotes & Times Square Instagram Captions
Here are my favorite quotes about Times Square, including inspiration from poems, literature, pop culture, and quotes by famous New York authors!
Beautiful Quotes about Times Square
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
It’s pretty cliched, but Times Square is just incredible. You really feel like you’re in the capital of the world. -Timothy F. Cahill
Just this once, in the very heart of the busiest of cities, everyone was perfectly content not to move and hardly to breathe. And for those few minutes, while the song lasted, Times Square was still as a meadow at evening, with the sun streaming in on the people there and the wind moving among them as if they were only tall blades of grass. –
Is there really anyone, besides Rudy Giuliani, who prefers the new Times Square? -Jonathan Safran Foer
The soft rush of taxis by him, and laughter, laughter hoarse as a crow’s, incessant and loud, with the rumble of the subways underneath – and overall, the revolutions of light, the growings and recedings of light – light dividing like pearls – forming and reforming in glittering bars and circles and monstrous grotesque figures cut amazingly on the sky. –
Everyone loves to feast their eyes on Times Square on New Year’s Eve. -Kimberly Guilfoyle
I would say that Times Square was the central hangout for Burroughs, Kerouac, and myself from about 1945 to 1948. -Allen Ginsberg
And we are giddy, because dawn is here, we’re at the center of the world and we’re at the center of our own universe, and spring is here, and the air smells wet and clean. God bless Manhattan, you know, because it must be six in the morning on a Sunday yet trash collection trucks are teeming down the street and Times Square workers in their bright-orange uniforms are cleaning up the night’s excesses and not even the smell of fresh spring rain can completely wash away Eau de Times Square Urine/Trash/Vomit, but somehow this here, this now, it feels perfect. –
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
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
I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy. -Jennifer Garner
You can’t stop traffic on Times Square. -Sydney Pollack
There’s nothing like the feeling of being in Times Square for New Year’s Eve. It’s such a great rush. You feel like the whole world is there. People from all over the world coming to celebrate together. -Kimberly Guilfoyle
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
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
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
How can you be organized when you’re in Times Square? -Mary-Kate Olsen
I don’t mourn the old, romantic, dirty Times Square, although it was more unique. -Lee Ranaldo
Funny Quotes about Times Square
This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex. -Dan Rather
I knew that I needed to quiet my mind; lucky for me, there is no place to quiet your mind like the northernmost edge of Manhattan’s Times Square. –
Last night I walked clear down to Times Square & just as I arrived I suddenly realized I was a ghost – it was my ghost walking on the sidewalk. -Jack Kerouac
I used to walk through the Old Times Square fearing for my life. Now I wouldn’t be caught dead there. -James McBride
When we got off the streetcar at Times Square, it was somewhat of a letdown. Newspapers were blowing about the road and pavement, and Broadway looked seedy, like a slovenly woman just out of bed. -Charlie Chaplin
Times Square, much like these TV ads, expects little of us, if not quite the worst. Instead of treating one like an overgrown six-year-old with impulse control issues and a huge piggy bank ready for the smashing, as the ads do, it treats one like an enormous genital. A penis with a wallet, if one prefers. –
I’m waiting for the Times Square characters to start dressing as me. -Scott Rogowsky
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 won’t go anywhere near the new Times Square. It’s seizure-inducing. -Jami Attenberg
You can’t stop traffic on Times Square. -Sydney Pollack
For a while, many years ago, my job was to get mugged. My job was to walk around Times Square trying to get a mugger to attack me so that someone else could come in and arrest the mugger. -Don Winslow
I’m on a billboard in Times Square, but my bathroom is still dirty, and I have toothpaste on my face. -Betty Gilpin
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5 Things to Pack for Your Trip to New York
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 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
Headed to New York? Check out my guides to renting a car in NYC, my 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)
Planning on doing a bit of shopping? Check out my New York souvenir and gift guide.
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.
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