"New York has swallowed me up like a carnivorous plant swallowing a fly, I have been living a breathless life for fifty days now, here life consists of a series of appointments made a week or a fortnight in advance: lunch, cocktail party, dinner, evening party, these make up the various stages of the day which allow you constantly to meet new people, to make arrangements for other lunches, other dinners, other parties and so on ad infinitum. [New York City] is not the land of the unforeseen, but it is the land of the richness of life, of the fullness of every hour in the day…"
Italo Calvino, and other famous writers, on New York – private reflections from diaries and letters. (via explore-blog)
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