20 Favorite Quotes About London

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We always say New York is the best city in the world, but sometimes Londoners express that sentiment so much better. Here are 20 of my favorite quotes about London that always manage to put a smile on my face.



  1. "The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world." - Oscar Wilde
  2. "If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting." - Peter Shaffer
  3. "You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." - Samuel Johnson
  4. "You see in the streets of London, great and little boys running about in long blue coats, which, like robes, reach quite down to the feet, and little white bands, such as the clergy wear." - Karl Philipp Moritz
  5. "Yes, London. You know, fish, chips, cup o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary-fucking-Poppins. London!" - Dennis Farina
  6. "A country gentleman should bring his lady to visit London as soon as he can, that they may have agreeable topicks for conversation when they are by themselves." - Samuel Johnson
  7. "Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be." - Oscar Wilde
  8. "This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air." - William Butler Yeats
  9. "People in London think of London as the center of the world, whereas New Yorkers think the world ends three miles outside of Manhattan." - Toby Young
  10. "In London, the weather would affect me negatively. I react strongly to light. If it is cloudy and raining, there are clouds and rain in my soul." - Jerzy Kosinski
  11. "When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London." - Bette Midler
  12. "London is a roost for every bird." - Benjamin Disraeli
  13. "I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree." - Colin Firth
  14. "I think London's sexy because it's so full of eccentrics." - Rachel Weisz
  15. "I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn." - Orlando Bloom
  16. "London is a splendid place to live in for those who can get out of it." - Lord Balfour of Burleigh
  17. "Whenever I go to bars in London, people send me over Cosmopolitans. It's a very sweet gesture, but I don't like them, so they just sit there." - Kim Cattrall
  18. "London is a small place, and it is very incestuous. People know where you live. Everybody is sort of on top of each other." - Jeanette Winterson
  19. "It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside." - Arthur Conan Doyle
  20. "It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed." -George VI

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