81 Fabulous Quotes About London
London inspires many to write compelling thoughts and anecdotes just as the grand city on the Thames inspires me to photograph her night after night. Some words are one-off’s while others are part of timeless pieces of literature. I’ve combined famous London quotes with my own night images of London for the ultimate list of London quotes. Feel free to add your suggestions in the comment section below.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. -Samuel Johnson
Go where we may rest where we will, Eternal London haunts us still. – Thomas Moore, “Rhymes on the Road”, The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore
Take a perfect day, add six hours of rain and fog, and you have instant London. – Anonymous
London’s like a black-browed brute that gets an unholy influence over you. – Robert Smythe Hichens, The Woman with the Fan
London is the clearing-house of the world. – Joseph Chamberlain, speech at Guildhall, London, Jan. 19, 1904
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner that I love London so.
There’s nowhere else like London, nothing at all. Anywhere.
I think London is sexy because it’s so full of eccentrics.
It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee house for the voice of a kingdom.
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
If London is a watercolour, New York is an oil painting.
London is a splendid place to live for those who can get out of it.
Nothing is certain in London but expense.
A person who is tired of London isn’t necessarily tired of life. It might be that he just can’t find a parking place.
I’ve been walking about London for the last thirty years, and I find something fresh in it every day.
There are two places in the world where men can most effectively disappear – the City of London and the South Seas.
Oh, I love London society. It is composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics, just what a society should be.
And there is London!–England’s heart and soul.
By the proud flowing of her famous Thames, She circulates through countless lands and isles Her greatness; gloriously she rules, At once the awe and sceptre of the world. – Robert Montgomery
I love thee, London! for thy many men, And for thy mighty deeds and scenes of glory. – Philip James Bailey
London is a city that has reinvented itself upon the remains of the past. – Leo Hollis, London Rising: The Men Who Made Modern London
London isn’t a stodgy place. Trend-setting London is to the United Kingdom what New York City is to the United States: the spot where everything happens first (or ultimately ends up). – Donald Olson, England For Dummies
London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London. – Peter Ackroyd, London: The Biography
London is a cluster of communities, great and small, famous and unsung; a city of contrasts, a congregation of diversity. – Roy Porter, London: A Social History
The English mist is always at work like a subtle painter, and London is a vast canvas prepared for the mist to work on. – Arthur Symons, Cities and Sea-Coasts and Islands
London is a huge shop, with a hotel on the upper storeys.