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The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic - their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a non-existent nose. Evidently some wild wag of an oculist set them there to fatten his practice in the borough of Queens, and then sank down himself into eternal blindness, or forgot them and moved away.
-- The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The road to Tomorrow leads through the chimney pots of Queens.
-- The World of Tomorrow
E.B. White (on the 1939 World's Fair)

'It's called sarcasm. It's Queens's main export.'
-- 2005 movie, "Love, Ludlow"

'Are all the girls from Queens as tough as you?' 'The girls are. The women will cut your liver when your head is turned and polish it off with a nice chianti.'
-- 2005 movie, "Love, Ludlow"

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