” I fell in love with New York at some indeterminate point in my early years. “


” I have this weird tropism for islands. Take me to an island as far from New York as I can possibly go. “


” Narnia, Middle-earth and New York were my three fantasy universes when I was a kid. “


” I had this dream that I was going to come to New York and be a writer. “


” I started coming up to New York at age 17. There was a girl I met over the summer somewhere, I was chasing her. I would drive up to D.C., where I had made some friends, which was about four hours away, and we would take the bus up to New York. “


” I always thought I was going to be a great poet, and go and live in New York, where the great poets lived – you know, where Whitman had walked the streets. “


” I’d been coming to New York for weekends since I was 17, and after 9/11, I started making these trips more frequently, just to make contact with the city. “



All 7 Garth Risk Hallberg Quotes about New in picture


I fell in love with New York at some indeterminate point in my early years.
I have this weird tropism for islands. Take me to an island as far from New York as I can possibly go.
Narnia, Middle-earth and New York were my three fantasy universes when I was a kid.
I had this dream that I was going to come to New York and be a writer.
I started coming up to New York at age 17. There was a girl I met over the summer somewhere, I was chasing her. I would drive up to D.C., where I had made some friends, which was about four hours away, and we would take the bus up to New York.
I always thought I was going to be a great poet, and go and live in New York, where the great poets lived - you know, where Whitman had walked the streets.
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