|London Quotes and Sayings|
Do you realise that people die of boredom in London suburbs? It's the second biggest cause of death amongs the English in general. Sheer boredom...
Alexander McCall Smith
London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
Arthur Conan Doyle
London has the trick of making its past, its long indelible past, always a part of its present. And for that reason it will always have meaning for the future, because of all it can teach about disaster, survival, and redemption. It is all there in the streets. It is all there in the books.
Anna Quindlen, Imagined London
London is a modern Babylon.
London is a roost for every bird.
When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London.
I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me. Who but a coward would pass his whole life in hamlets; and for ever abandon his faculties to the eating rust of obscurity?
Charlotte Brontë, Villette
You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be.
Your own exploration therefore has to be personalized; you're doing it for yourself, increasing your own store of particular knowledge, walking your own eccentric version of the city.
Geoff Nicholson, The Lost Art of Walking
London is a splendid place to live in for those who can get out of it.
George John Gordon Bruce
London doesn't love the latent or the lurking, has neither time, nor taste, nor sense for anything less discernible than the red flag in front of the steam-roller. It wants cash over the counter and letters ten feet high.
Ah! my poor dear child, the truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.
Jane Austen, Emma
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
And marbled clouds go scudding by
The many-steepled London sky.
All the lies, all the ways we have of trying to make life simple for ourselves by putting people into boxes marked black, white, good, bad, when all of us are victims of our own prejudices.
One of the the things she most liked about the city -apart from all its obvious attractions, the theatre, the galleries, the exhilarating walks by the river- was that so few people ever asked you personal questions.
Julia Gregson, East of the Sun
London, London, London town, You can toughen up or get thrown around.
In London, Man is the most secret animal on earth.
Come with me, ladies and gentlemen who are in any wise weary of London: come with me: and those that tire at all of the world we know: for we have new worlds here.
English rain feels obligatory, like paperwork. It dampens already damn days and slicks the stones.
I don't know what London's coming to - the higher the buildings the lower the morals.
If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
One thing about London is that when you step out into the night, it swallows you.
He was born within the sound of Bow-bell.
Go where we may, rest where we will, Eternal London haunts us still.
London, thou art the flour of cities all!
The most wonderful thing in life is to be delirious and the most wonderful kind of delirium is being in love. In the morning mist, hazy and amorous, London was delirious. London squinted as it floated along, milky pink, without caring where it was going.
London is a bad habit one hates to lose.