People Watching

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.”

– Harry Winston (via glamour)

“I suppose that is the thing about New York. It is always a little more than you had hoped for. Each day, there is so definitely a new day. ‘Now we’ll start all over,’ it seems to say every morning, ‘and come on, let’s hurry like anything.’ London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something particularly good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it. There is excitement every running its streets. Each day, as you go out, you feel the little nervous quiver that is yours when you sit in a theater just before the curtain rises. Other places may give you a sweet and soothing sense of level; but in New York there is always the feeling of ‘Something’s going to happen.’ It isn’t peace. But you know, you do get used to peace, and so quickly. And you never get used to New York.”

Dorothy Parker, "My Hometown"

On September 11th, please take a moment to remember all those lost in New York, as well as in Washington and Pennsylvania.

(via classicpenguin)