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If you want to make Brooklyn in words or film or paint, you must see the way the sun defines the silent streets on an early Sunday morning, sculpting trees, buildings, fire hydrants, stray dogs, and wandering people with an almost perfect clarity.
-- Pete Hamill

I live in Brooklyn. By choice.
-- A House on the Heights
Truman Capote

'Yuh can't drown in Brooklyn,' I says. 'Yuh gotta drown somewhere else -- in duh ocean, where dere's wateh.'
-- Only the Dead Know Brooklyn
Thomas Wolfe

I felt a sharp pang of homesickness, and abruptly wondered what in God's name was I doing here in the unimaginable reaches of Brooklyn, an ineffective and horny Calvinist among all these Jews?
-- Sophie's Choice
William Styron

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