64+ Best Central Park Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Central Park is an urban park in New York City located between the Upper West and Upper East Sides of Manhattan. It is the fifth-largest park in the city by area, covering 843 acres (341 ha). Profoundly inspirational Central Park quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Central Park Quotes

Another solid run through Central Park. Admittedly, six miles turns out to be a bad idea after a full day in heels! — Meghan Markle

I realized eventually that when I ran out of places to stay and found myself on the D train and in Central Park, I was actually homeless. — Liz Murray

I believe that trying to deal with Donald Trump is like trying to play three-card monte in Central Park: it’s not going to work out. — Tom Steyer

Joy comes from places you least expect it. It’s usually the simple things, like watching my son play basketball or going through Central Park when the blossoms are blooming. — Dave Gahan

Seeing family is what brings me peace. If I’m not traveling home on my day off, I love going to Central Park to be around trees and throw a Frisbee with my boyfriend. — Kara Lindsay

When I had my dogs, I used to spend a lot of time in Central Park, which is a great place to be alone among a lot of people. — Carol Kane

You can get the true essence of New Yorkers by just hanging out in Central Park. — Andy Roddick

I can’t wait for summer in the city! I love all the free activities in the parks that become available to us New Yorkers. Yoga and movie screenings in Bryant Park, concerts in Central Park – there’s so much more available to the New York community in the summer! And everyone just seems to smile more. — Kara Lindsay

It has always been, and still is, my intention to build a playground in Central Park. — Diana Ross

In New York, everybody looks great and is well dressed, but seeing someone in Ohio wearing Marc Jacobs is like spotting an owl in Central Park. Rare. — Isabel Gillies

One day, right after my mastectomy, I went for a walk in Central Park, and there was this mob of people blocking the road. I thought, ‘Oh, great, now I’m stuck!’ but then I suddenly realized that it was a breast cancer walk. — Hoda Kotb

The first thing I organized around was the Central Park Five case for the young men who were accused. We talked about the unfair misrepresentation of these young teenagers in the media. I’ve been fighting back against Donald Trump for a long time. — Tarana Burke

When I am walking in Central Park, I recognize the Italians. Because an Italian, even when he jogs, he’s dressed perfect. — Diego Della Valle

I run from Horatio Street down just past Battery Park City and back. It’s amazing to run and see the Statue of Liberty and the ferries coming in. People think if you’re not near Central Park, there’s nowhere to go, but there’s a whole ecosystem happening down here. — Andy Cohen

I grew up in D.C. but always had a love affair with New York. I did ‘Central Park West,’ ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Law & Order.’ — Darren Star

My favorite place is Central Park because you never know what you’re going to find there. I also like that when I look out the windows of surrounding hotels, it’s seems like I’m looking out over a forest. — Haley Joel Osment

I wrote a book of essays about New York called ‘The Colossus of New York,’ but it’s not about – you know, when I’m writing about rush hour or Central Park, it’s not a black Central Park, it’s just Central Park, and it’s not a black rush hour, it’s just rush hour. — Colson Whitehead

When I grew up, we went to Coney Island and Central Park. We’d find our way to the water and watch the fireworks. — Jimmy Smits

I may be a lifelong ‘downtowner,’ but Central Park really is the most amazing and the most beautiful part of New York City. — Moby

It means a lot to be back in New York. Particularly since one of the last senior event scheduled in the States was supposed to be here in New York. We were supposed to play in Central Park right after 9-11 and when 9-11 happened obviously things changed. — John McEnroe

Just before the opening of the 20th century, the Collyer brothers, Homer and Langley, are born into great privilege on the Upper East Side of New York, in a mansion overlooking Central Park. — Justin Cartwright

I use New York to talk about home, but the ideas in ‘Colossus’ could be transferred to other cities. The story about Central Park is really about the first day of spring in any park. The Coney Island chapter is really about beaches and summer and heat waves. — Colson Whitehead

When I thought about Detroit, I would think big city, very urban – not a lot of places to walk around, not a lot of parks. I sort of pictured Manhattan almost, where, besides Central Park, it’s all city and big buildings. But now that I’m here, you see people pushing strollers, people hanging out in the park. — Erin Cummings

If I could film, we’d film every episode of ‘Doctor Who’ in New York. I have an affinity with the city. It has some wonderful locations and it is devastatingly vast and huge. Central Park looks amazing on camera. — Matt Smith

I wish I loved to run, because I’d love to run through Central Park or on vacation on the beach, but I absolutely hate it. — Nina Agdal

Quiet is definitely not how I would describe New York, but if I go outside of the front door, I see the beautiful Central Park, so it’s a nice place to be. And I have a very quiet room, which helps! — Petra Kvitova

Do I wear a helmet? Ugh. I do when I’m riding through a precarious part of town, meaning Midtown traffic. But when I’m riding on secure protected lanes or on the paths that run along the Hudson or through Central Park – no, I don’t wear the dreaded helmet then. — David Byrne

For most of my adult life, I drove through Central Park every morning going to work. — Susan Lucci

I love Central Park. I spend a lot of time in there. I try and get in there whenever I can. — Lili Taylor

I just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by. Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that. — Barack Obama

I don’t seem to take vacations, but I must say, a jaunt into Central Park can be mighty transporting. My boy and I can spend hours in the Ramble scaling rocks and sword fighting with sticks. I often forget I’m in Manhattan when I’m in there. — Spencer Kayden

I love the Park. I like to walk on the East River, too, up at Gracie Square, but Central Park is my favorite part of the city. — Brooke Astor

And the most unusual and surrealistic place in New York City is Central Park. — Christo

I watch college basketball and sports in general. I’m also a runner. I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan near Central Park, so I try to squeeze in runs through Central Park when I can. — Adam Silver

It wasn’t until sixth grade, at P.S. 168, when my teacher took us on a field trip to her house that I realized we were poor. I have no idea what my teacher’s intentions were – whether she was trying to inspire us or if she actually thought visiting her Manhattan brownstone with her view of Central Park qualified as a school trip. — Jay-Z

The making of the far-famed New York Central Park was opposed by even good men, with misguided pluck, perseverance, and ingenuity, but straight right won its way, and now that park is appreciated. So we confidently believe it will be with our great national parks and forest reservations. — John Muir

I run in Central Park as the sun comes up. Some may mistake it for walking, but I swear I am running. I could not do it without my iPod. — Hoda Kotb

A great day in New York would be to wake up, get a cup of coffee and head up to Central Park for a nice walk. Then I’d go down to the East Village and stroll around. After that, maybe I’d go check out a museum or catch an indie film at the Angelika. — Emmanuelle Chriqui

I’ve also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament – it was about 1982 – they called it Peace Sunday. — Jackson Browne

The Central Park Zoo is a little gem in the middle of the city. Its penguin exhibit is terrific, and the seals are a permanent center of attraction for children. — Newt Gingrich

When you are interviewing refugees, each person you talk to has a different story that could come from a horror movie. So many people talk about seeing their families get murdered before their eyes. Then I go to Central Park, and people are talking about their third divorce and paying tuition. — Brandon Stanton

My parents weren’t around much, but I assumed everybody’s family was the same. I didn’t know people had mummies and daddies who would give them milk and cookies after school. I just thought everybody lived on Central Park West and they had a nanny to take care of them. — Stephen Sondheim

I don’t force myself to exercise; I find going to gyms really boring. I find it easier to go for a fast walk or a jog in Central Park. I wear sensible shoes because my ballet dancing left me with a bunion on one foot after all the pointe exercises. — Sarah Brightman

I lived in New York City for a while and miss it like it’s a person. Although I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, I’m a New Yorker at heart. A stroll through Central Park, a visit to the MET, a show on Broadway. There is no other city like it in the world! — Zoe McLellan

I love running in Central Park. — Drew Pinsky

Go for a walk through Central Park and stop at the Met. It’s the best way to get a feel for what makes New York so special. — Ivanka Trump

I love Central Park. I feel like I am somewhere else. — Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Running in Central Park is my favorite thing to wake up and do. I have my own specific path that I have to run every single time. There’s a little bit of OCD involved, but I love it. — Nate Ruess

I was always the last one chosen for football games in Central Park. — Merlin Olsen

Back in the mid ’90s, I went to a film festival, and they were airing ‘Central Park West’ at the same time as this cute little romantic comedy movie called ‘French Exit,’ and I got to go from one theater where I was goofy, falling over myself, to this kind of evil vixen kind of character. — Madchen Amick

I have always known mosquitoes love me, but they really love me in Central Park. — Annaleigh Ashford

If you circle above Central Park at night in a helicopter, you’re looking down at the most expensive real estate in the world. It’s the American Monopoly board. — Ridley Scott

I like to walk around Central Park and take in the vibe, have a picnic if the weather is good, and people-watch. — Samantha Barks

My day typically starts with an early-morning walk through Central Park. It’s a nice moment of calm before my routine starts. — Aerin Lauder

Central Park is the most amazing gift. It’s incredible. You find new spots, new people, new friends for the dogs. — Diana Taylor

My sister gave my two-and-a-half year old this book called ‘And Tango Makes Three,’ about the gay penguin couple at the Central Park Zoo. They cared for an orphan egg ’til it hatched and then raised the baby penguin as their own. I cannot get through this book without copious amounts of tears and snot running down my face. — Miriam Shor

I’d quite like to film in Central Park. I think we have asked, but we’re not allowed to. — James May

I like the Alice in Wonderland sculpture in Central Park. I love how it’s been rained on forever and looks worn down by time. — Conor Oberst

We had an apartment on west side of Central Park. The rent was very reasonable. We found out later that it belonged to a gangster called Legs Diamond and it was a front to his headquarters. It was fine. — James Stewart

On my first day in New York a guy asked me if I knew where Central Park was. When I told him I didn’t he said, ‘Do you mind if I mug you here?’. — Paul Merton

I had sat in one day in Central Park with Bonnie and Delaney, and Duane was playing with them, so I asked if he wanted to work on an album. You never had to say to him how to play the guitar. — Herbie Mann

New York is still the most glamorous city I’ve ever been to, but it’s starting to feel older. The sirens still wail; the paths in Central Park still pulsate with joggers. The Manhattan schist still trembles beneath your feet. But weirdly, it’s starting to feel, dare I say it, a bit quaint. — Tom Hollander

I like romantic dates – going on a long walk in Central Park and then taking the subway downtown and going out to eat and ordering oysters. After that, you walk around again and talk. — Ansel Elgort

When I got to New York, I immediately ran like a wild child to Central Park to touch the trees. I am like an animal about trees. I must be near them. — Danielle Darrieux

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