London Quotes

BEST LONDON QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOUR TRIP • Quotes about Traveling are here to let you know a couple of things about London before you visit it. I hope that you will love them as much as we do. We can’t wait to pack our things and get to London! See you there xoxxo

“If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.”

-Peter Shaffer

“Planning is for the world’s great cities, for Paris, London, and Rome, for cities dedicated, at some level, to culture.”

-Jeffrey Eugenides 

“Italians give their city sexes, and they all agree that the sex for a particular city is quite correct, but none of them can explain why. I love that. London’s middle-aged and male, respectably married but secretly gay.”

-David Mitchell

“These friends – and he laid his hand on some of the books – have been good friends to me, and for some years past, ever since I had the idea of going to London, have given me many, many hours of pleasure. Through them I have come to know your great England; and to know her is to love her. 

I long to go through the crowded streets of your mighty London, to be in the midst of the whirl and rush of humanity, to share its life, its change, its death, and all that makes it what it is.”

-Bram Stoker, Dracula

“To the person who has anything to conceal—to the person who wants to lose his identity as one leaf among the leaves of a forest—to the person who asks no more than to pass by and be forgotten, there is one name above others which promises a haven of safety and oblivion. London.”

-Dorothy L. Sayers

“Paris is a woman but London is an independent man puffing his pipe in a pub.”

-Jack Kerouac, Lonesome Traveler

“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

“I hastened,…, back to London,…; for here you have the advantage of solitude without its disadvantage, since you may be alone and in company at the same time; and while you walk or sit unobserved, noise, hurry, and a constant succession of objects entertain the mind.”

-Henry Fielding

“London and Fog! When these two come together, it is time to be a writer!”

-Mehmet Murat ildan

“I like walking round London at night, I do it all the time. Not for no reason, just cos… it’s home, innit? It’s brilliant, you can’t ever get bored of London cos even if you live here for like a hundred and fifty years you still won’t ever know everything about it. 

There’s always something new. Like, you’re walking round somewhere you’ve known since you was born and you look up and there’s an old clock on the side of a building you never seen before, or there’s a little gargoyley face over a window or something. Don’t you think it’s cool?”

-Richard Rider

“This melancholy London — I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually.”

-W.B. Yeats

“London has now become almost like a gigantic frog! With its long tongue it draws curious insects from all over the world inside itself!”

-Mehmet Murat ildan

“From the top of the bus she could see the vast bowl of London spreading out to the horizon: splendid shops with mannequins in the window, interesting people and already a much bigger world.”

-Julia Gregson

“I just like to say I’m from London, I don’t have any specific area I represent. I’m not representing for a small group of people. I’d like everybody to be able to relate to a nerd, because everybody’s a bit nerdy. I’m more interested in that than in where they’re from. I’m more interested in what people do.”

-Craig Taylor

“This was London, in all its filth and glory. Nostalgic for the past, while yearning to cast off the chains of bygone ages and step forward into the bright utopia of the future.

Proud of its achievements, yet despising its own flaws. A monster in both size and nature, that would consume the unwary and spit them out again, in forms unrecognizable and undreamt.

London, the monster city.”

-Marie Brennan

“London on a gloomy and rainy day is still better than Paris on a bright and sunny day.”

-Mouloud Benzadi

“In London you breathe melancholy in the air, it enters you through all your pores. There is nothing more lugubrious than the appearance of this city on a foggy day or in the rain and dark. 

It makes you feel profound despair, disgust for everything, and an irresistable desire to end your life by suicide. On such noxious days, the Englishman is under the spell of his climate and behaves like a brute.”

-Flora Tristan

“Celebrating Valentine’s Day is like falling in love with London all over again.”

-Anthony T. Hincks

“London is my most compelling lover; I am hooked on it, for all its mistreatment. Expensive and demanding and, if you know where to look, beautiful.”

-Alice Vincent

“London may have more money and Vienna more culture; Rome may have more history and Paris more style. But Glasgow has the biggest heart.”

-Fuad Alakbarov

“You don’t live in London. You play London – to win. That’s why we’re all here. It is a city full of contestants, each chasing one of a million possible prizes: wealth, love, fame. Inspiration.”

-Caitlin Moran, How to be Famous (How to Build a Girl, #2)


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