“In Calif., a stranger is a friend until he proves otherwise; in NY, a stranger is an enemy until he proves otherwise. One uses up a lot of energy in NY by that hypothesis.”

–Susan Sontag, April 6, 1967
Notebooks and journals excerpted in the
New York Times Magazine
10 September 2006


One thought on “California vs. New York

  1. This is good to know. I’ve had a lot of trouble explaining the difference to Spaniards, they just don’t get the whole East vs. West.L-Dogg

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