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    I've been dealing with so much press for Brooklyn, and now I am rehearsing for a play, and it is hard.

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    I've met others [people] who simply responded to me, "You're Kehinde Wiley. I know your work. I saw it at the Brooklyn Museum [Brooklyn, NY] And I'd be honored to be in your work.

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    I've fallen in love with Brooklyn. I'm going to buy a little house in Brooklyn and live there. I'll go to the coast only when I have to make a picture.

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    I was unaware of the dispute in Brooklyn. I would never knowingly wear any clothes or support any company who produced clothing with alleged wage and labor violations.

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    I will always be dedicated to the talented men and women at our headquarters in Brooklyn and across the country.

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    I was a prosecutor in Brooklyn in the homicide division and then as a senior assistant district attorney.

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    I wish I had an invisible plane to take me home to Brooklyn, and I wouldn't have to ride the subway.

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    I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.

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    Living in Brooklyn it's a very fend-for-yourself place. Maybe it's made me a little bit harsh but I don't consider that to be pejorative.

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    I would like to have Brooklyn christened but I'm not sure which religion yet.

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    My family originally lived in Brooklyn. Our first apartment was a little place above my father and uncle's hardware store in Coney Island. Now, don't get the impression that we were surrounded by merry-go-rounds, roller coasters and Ferris wheels. Nope, this was a little side street.

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    My childhood here... was very limited. So it was a long, long time before I actually went out to Brooklyn.

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    My father grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., with my grandparents. In Norwegian my name is pronounced 'Yoo' but my father used to call me 'Joe.'

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    Lacey didn't like it, even though he was born here, I understand. I mean, he was born in Brooklyn. He told the staff that they better prepare themselves to say goodbye to some of their friends.

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    Oh, Zoe Kazan - I'd move back to Brooklyn for her. She makes me happy with my life. Knowing her, being at her dinner table, going on a walk with her is the best of all possible worlds.

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    The artistic element of Manhattan has kind of moved to Brooklyn. Has it changed it? Yeah. Has it ruined it? I would say no. It is what it is. I say better that than an urban war zone.

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    My life in Brooklyn was in constant danger because of my bad health.

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    The only one that I have to go and see is Brooklyn. I was surprised to see it get the best picture nod, but Saorise Ronan, she's very mesmerizing; she has probably the most piercing set of eyes in Hollywood.

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    Newark might be one of few the places where the politics is tougher than even Brooklyn.

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    The Brooklyn Dodgers had a no hitter last night.

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    When I was 15 years old, or 16, I carried around on the streets of Brooklyn a paperback copy of Plato's Republic, front cover facing outward. I had read only some of it and understood less, but I was excited by it and knew it was something wonderful.

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    Well, the clues are there. They always are. Which is why when crimes are solved decades after the fact, it's obvious that the clues had always been right in front of them. A traffic ticket in Brooklyn is how they got ["Son of Sam" serial killer] David Berkowitz. You've just got to look.

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    When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career.

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    Where I grew up in Brooklyn, nobody committed suicide. Everyone was too unhappy.

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    Who knows how to make love stay? Tell love you are going to the Junior's Deli on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn to pick up a cheesecake, and if love stays, it can have half.

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    Why should these Palestinians, who have lived in Jerusalem for hundreds of years, be evicted from their homes so that Jews from Brooklyn can live in them?

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    Used to ride with him to Brooklyn, Lewis and Halsey, co chocolate thai, vernon style and burn it down

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    A Red Riding Hood out of her depths in the woods of socialism

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    …but I think comedy is more aggressive than that. It is a medium for revenge. We can deflate and punish the pomposity and the rejection which hurt us. Comedy is power.

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    Everything comes out of smoke and mist and nothingness, a mystical happening…

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    You'll find God in the church of your choice, you'll find Woody Guthrie in the Brooklyn State Hospital.

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    Florence could feel a constriction in her chest…She had been foolish enough to hope that whatever she was walking into would affect no one but herself. Now the truth was catching up with her at the speed of her galloping heartbeat…Now they had summoned her. And they knew everything

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    Even the worst things about Devonairre Street are better than the rest of the city.

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    Florence, listen to me carefully.... Take whatever that agent offers you. Give him what he wants, and don’t ask too many questions. Get yourself an exit visa as soon as you can. Then leave! Disappear. Forget this wretched place

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    His laugh and his voice were both pleasant. He talked the way New Yorkers used to talk before they learned to talk Flatbush.

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    He was delighted by things, as he was delighted by her, and he had done nothing else ever but make that clear.

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    I am driven. Being driven is my energy source. It is my fun.…I believe that where there is action, there is movement, and those ripples will eventually produce something positive.

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    I had a blind date with a dentist — and he told me to come back in six months.

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    I had to say it gave me a warm feeling to picture Meredith Winslow spending twenty years or so in an ill fitting orange jumpsuit, cozying up to a great big girl named Beulah

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    I learned to keep my eyes open and my mouth shut.

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    It gathers emotionally inside you, in a strange way a by-product of struggle, of a willingness to do anything, try anything, expose yourself to anything — staying in motion because sooner or later those ripples will cause change.

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    It happened every single day in Brooklyn: awaken to fresh glory, fall asleep to blight and ruin.

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    Magnus Bane,” said Magnus. “High Warlock of Brooklyn and Scrabble champion.

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    Men were good for one thing only. Killing spiders. Other than that, I was on my own. It was sad though. Where was the chivalry of yesteryear?

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    My mother had been in the Soviet whirlpool for eleven years by this point. Enough time, I imagine, to unlearn the bourgeois habits of her native Brooklyn, to accustom herself to the farting and shouting of her neighbours, to doing her washing by hand in the collective tub, to keeping her dry food locked up in her wardrobe

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    Oh, Williamsburg. There was a point when you seemed like a scary, tough neighborhood, but now it's obvious that the graffiti on your walls gets put there by art students.

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    She was arriving at a revelation that the secret to living was simply forgetting

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    Sunset was just then settling over Red Square. There seemed some hidden vision to be gleaned. A message about man’s chaotic spirit and his sombre dignity. His dignity and his power. His power and his purpose. She was sure that there was some thread there, but the burden of decoding it made her feel too tired

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    The act of creation fascinates me. You can only sit with blank page and wait. You cannot press a button, cannot program it.

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    He'd once explained that when he was a boy his very proper parents had forbidden him and his brothers to curse in the house so 'feather buckets' was the young boys coded way of saying 'f*ck it

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