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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

Where I grew up in Brooklyn we were too unhappy to commit suicide.
-- Crimes and Misdemeanors, 1989 movie

Yetta Zimmerman's house may have been the most openheartedly monochromatic structure in Brooklyn, if not in all of New York. A large rambling wood and stucco house of the nondescript variety erected, I should imagine, sometime before or just after the First World War, it would have faded into the homely homogeneity of other large nondescript dwellings that bordered on Prospect Park had it not been for its striking -- its overwhelming -- pinkness.
-- Sophie's Choice
William Styron

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