• Today I arrived by train in New York City, which I'd never seen before, walked through the grandeur of Grand Central Terminal, stepped outside, got my first look at the city and instantly fell in love with it. Silently, inside myself, I yelled: I should have been born here!

    Edward Robb Ellis, Pete Hamill (1996). “A Diary of the Century: Tales from America's Greatest Diarist”, Kodansha Amer Incorporated