Neon Quotes

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Nelson Algren
“...a city that was to live by night after the wilderness had passed. A city that was to forge out of steel and blood-red neon its own peculiar wilderness.”
Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make

Matthew Bracey
“I feel a bit like the Willy Wonka of Neon, if you could eat neon, chocolate would be the next best thing”
Matthew Bracey

Janet Fitch
“Her fingers moved among barnacles and mussels, blue-black, sharp-edged. Neon red starfish were limp Dalis on the rocks, surrounded by bouquets of stinging anemones and purple bursts of spiny sea urchins.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

“In their simplicity and directness [neon signage is] a kind of urban iconography with which we can identify on many levels. — Rudi Stern”
Philip Di Lemme, American Streamline: A Handbook Of Neon Advertising Design

K.B. Ezzell
“She was so pretty, not the kind of pretty that hits you at first, but the kind that blooms the longer you were with her. Like a flower, she was always like a flower to me.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“She told him once, I think they were drunk, that he could never keep a garden until he learned how to love pretty things without destroying them.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

Yūko Tsushima
“During the night, there had been a sound of water on the other side of the wall. In my sleep I was looking out from the fourth-floor bedroom at nearby buildings bathed in rain, gleaming with neon and streetlamp colours.”
Yūko Tsushima, Territory of Light

“For a brief period of time the American electric-sign industry looked beyond its most immediate market and collaborated with store designers and architects in creating a style which became known as 'stream-line.' Later it became known as 'American Déco.' Whatever it was called or will be called in the future, it represents in terms of neon a thrust away from isolated signage toward an area of architectural ornamentation in which signage is but one element in an overall plan. — Rudi Stern”
Philip Di Lemme, American Streamline: A Handbook Of Neon Advertising Design

K.B. Ezzell
“Humans feel pain, they feel it hard and heavy and deep, and that right there is the only proof of life you will ever need.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“Some people like the dreaming better than the coming true part. They hate when things work out, they almost expect them to go wrong, and they never know what to do when their cynicism is proven wrong.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“I gave in to a deep and healthy laughter that must have added ten years to my life and given birth to a thousand blue butterflies somewhere in the world.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

Annie Proulx
“The fog tore apart, light charged the sea like blue neon.”
Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

“Warning: Includes exposure to neon grey.”
T.R. Darling, Quiet Pine Trees

K.B. Ezzell
“Boys get real scared when girls say everything at once.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“Her laugh was my favorite sound, and I think I was her favorite reason to laugh.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“Music is the only place where time does not exist.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“Why does everything move so fast when you are angry?”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“I knew never to trust a sweet promise.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“The city was alive to a nonsensical degree. Every color was so absurdly saturated that I thought it was all kind of like a dream, more a painting or an art deco interpretation of a city than an actual city.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“My mother always said that plain can be pretty too.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“I don't think you can really judge a person until you've seen them out of context. Out of their element, you know? When they're scared and free, that's when who they really are comes out. That's when you really see them, know them.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“And I stood there for a while in my sighing senselessness, waiting for her to make like a gorgeous flower and kiss me or something.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“Damn, if I could go back, I would say a lot of things. And I would laugh more.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“She was the kind of person they write songs about, the kind of girl who saves a man.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“The idea of watching her walk away, taking every happy thing with her, was suddenly the very worst thing I could imagine.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“Dammit, life is strange.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“I'm no princess.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

K.B. Ezzell
“And I think the city fell madly in love with her just then.”
K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

Thomm Quackenbush
“It is no surprise this is the reputed to be the greatest city in the world. It is a blob of brick and neon connected by the arterial subway, equal parts fear and wonder. It breathes, more robotic than organic, but alive.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

John Mayer
“And it's hard for me to take a stand
When I would take her anyway I can.”
John Mayer, John Mayer - Room for Squares
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