review | New York City

"I asked him did he really love New York or was he just wearing the shirt. 
He smiled. like he was nervous. I could tell he didn't understand which made me feel guilty for speaking English, for some reason. I pointed at his shirt. "Do? You? Really? Love? New York?" he said "New York?" I said, "Your Shirt" He looked at his shirt. I pointed at the N and said "new" and the Y and said "york". He looked confused, or embarrassed, or surprised, or maybe even mad. I couldn't tell what he was feeling, because I couldn't speak the language of his feelings. "I not know was New York. In Chinese, ny mean 'you'. Thought was 'I love you.'" 

Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. 

Alright, NY. I totally get why everyone hearts you so much. 

6 comments:

  1. Love that book!! Great quote. :)

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  2. No way. I didn't remember that this was in there! What a great little quote.

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    1. I've had it bookmarked waiting for a weekend in New York. I'm so glad I finally had a reason to use it!

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  3. !!!!!!!!! (you know what i mean.)

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