Quotation by Robert Benchley

For most visitors to Manhattan, both foreign and domestic, New York is the Shrine of the Good Time. "I don't see how you stand it," they often say to the native New Yorker who has been sitting up past his bedtime for a week in an attempt to tire his guest out. "It's all right for a week or so, but give me the little old home town when it comes to living." And, under his breath, the New Yorker endorses the transfer and wonders himself how he stands it.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or David Copperfield, "The Typical New Yorker," Henry Holt (1928).
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