” I knew I couldn’t live in America and I wasn’t ready to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America – New York City. “


” I think of New York as a puree and the rest of the United States as vegetable soup. “


” I knew I couldn’t live in America, and I wasn’t ready to move to Europe, so I moved to an island off the coast of America – New York City… It was tolerant. It was a place that tolerated differences and could incorporate them and embrace them, which was what America was supposed to be about and wasn’t. “


” I was raised as an upper-class WASP in New England, and there was this old tradition there that everyone would simply be guided into the right way after Ivy League college and onward and upward. And it rejected me, I rejected it, and I ended up as a kind of refugee, really. “


” What’s so fascinating about New Yorkers is that each person has a whole lexicon of personal logic in the way that they decipher and do what has to be done to enjoy, stay alive, take pleasure in this place. “


” When I first came to New York City in 1967, I joined up with Richard Schechner’s Performance Group – where we worked in the Performing Garage in SoHo. “



All 6 Spalding Gray Quotes about New in picture


I knew I couldn
I think of New York as a puree and the rest of the United States as vegetable soup.
I knew I couldn
I was raised as an upper-class WASP in New England, and there was this old tradition there that everyone would simply be guided into the right way after Ivy League college and onward and upward. And it rejected me, I rejected it, and I ended up as a kind of refugee, really.
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When I first came to New York City in 1967, I joined up with Richard Schechner

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