The Entertainment Capital of the World
Everyone has vices. Vices can’t be outlawed or prohibited. Vices ought to be celebrated in a controlled and conducive manner. Las Vegas is the biggest celebration of vice in the world. The city never sleeps, there is nothing you can’t buy, and you can’t help but enjoy yourself.
The amazing thing is that you do not need to be rich or spend a fortune to get the most out of the experience. There is something for every budget and taste. Quite a few things, such as food and drinks, are cross-subsidized from all the gambling activity.
Much like New York or Los Angeles, you really do meet every kind of creature imaginable in Vegas. Everyone trying their luck, hoping to strike it big. That is what makes Vegas worth it: the excitement in the air, the sense of possibility, the study of human nature.
“Massachusetts has been the wheel within New England, and Boston the wheel within Massachusetts.
It has therefore been the source and fountain of the ideas that have moved and made America, and is, in a high and honourable sense, the hub of the New World”
— Foster Barham Zincke
“I love Los Angeles, and I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.”
— Andy Warhol
“My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests. Writing books begins in talking about it, like most human projects, and in being close to those who have already done what you propose to do.”
— Walter Kirn