London Quotes

Welcome to Typical London Quotes, the ultimate source for all the very best quotes about the city of London. Here you will find a collection of motivating, amusing, and thought-provoking quotes from well-known individuals, authors, and residents about the city of London. Whether you are a Londoner, a visitor, or just somebody who enjoys the city, you will discover something to take pleasure in here. So, take a look around and discover the best quote to reveal your love for London.
Small: It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom
Jonathan Swift
"It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom"
Jonathan Swift, Writer
Small: If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting
"If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting"
Peter Shaffer, Playwright
Small: Hitler bombed London into submission but in fact it created a sense of national solidarity
"Hitler bombed London into submission but in fact it created a sense of national solidarity"
Tom Paulin, Poet
Small: London is a modern Babylon
Benjamin Disraeli
"London is a modern Babylon"
Benjamin Disraeli, Statesman
Small: I wake up every morning and I feel like Im juggling glass balls. I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out
Victoria Beckham
"I wake up every morning and I feel like I'm juggling glass balls. I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out of London, and most evenings I'm cuddled up in front of Skype, in my dressing gown, speaking with my studio in London. I travel a lot, my team travel a lot, but I wouldn't have it any other way"
Victoria Beckham, Musician
Small: The first song is called London. Its about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to Lond
"The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London, where they indulge in a life of crime"
Neil Tennant, Musician
Small: I worked in rep for six years, then I came to London and to the National Theatre. Whats better than that?
"I worked in rep for six years, then I came to London and to the National Theatre. What's better than that?"
Imelda Staunton, Actress
Small: In London, the weather would affect me negatively. I react strongly to light. If it is cloudy and raining, the
"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, Novelist
Small: I started noticing how stained the pavements are in London. The pavements in Beverly Hills arent used in Londo
"I started noticing how stained the pavements are in London. The pavements in Beverly Hills aren't used; in London, they're used for everything. It doesn't matter how much they're cleaned, they still reflect light"
Julie Christie, Actress
Small: When I was flying to Rome, we flew over London I felt like bursting into tears. Its part of me, so I cant leav
Robert Pattinson
"When I was flying to Rome, we flew over London; I felt like bursting into tears. It's part of me, so I can't leave London behind for good"
Robert Pattinson, Actor
Small: When I come to London, I always like to see whats playing at the NFT
"When I come to London, I always like to see what's playing at the NFT"
Walter Salles, Director
Small: My parents are from Manchester but I was brought up in London, Camden Town
"My parents are from Manchester but I was brought up in London, Camden Town"
Sadie Frost, Actress
Small: All over London as one walks, one everywhere, in the season, sees oranges to sell and they are in general sold
"All over London as one walks, one everywhere, in the season, sees oranges to sell; and they are in general sold tolerably cheap, one and even sometimes two for a halfpenny; or, in our money, threepence"
Karl Philipp Moritz, Author
Small: When I came back from filming Abduction, I told my agent: Im staying in London now. If it takes doing children
"When I came back from filming 'Abduction', I told my agent: I'm staying in London now. If it takes doing children's theater from the back of a van in Kilburn, that's OK. I need to be with my family. My job is to keep the family together and provide for them"
Jason Isaacs, Actor
Small: On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: theyve seen
"On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they've seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb"
Siobhan Davies, Dancer
Small: On this basis, which was originally financial and goes back to George Peabody, there grew up in the twentieth
"On this basis, which was originally financial and goes back to George Peabody, there grew up in the twentieth century a power structure between London and New York which penetrated deeply into university life, the press, and the practice of foreign policy"
Carroll Quigley, Writer
Small: I think I would say The Kings Speech is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New
"I think I would say 'The King's Speech' is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there's more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending"
Tom Hooper, Director
Small: The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world
Oscar Wilde
"The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world"
Oscar Wilde, Dramatist
Small: A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income
George Bernard Shaw
"A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income"
George Bernard Shaw, Dramatist
Small: I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to
Ambrose Bierce
"I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London"
Ambrose Bierce, Journalist
Small: London is a roost for every bird
Benjamin Disraeli
"London is a roost for every bird"
Benjamin Disraeli, Statesman
Small: America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the so
C. Wright Mills
"America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub"
C. Wright Mills, Sociologist
Small: When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life for there is in London all that life can afford
Samuel Johnson
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford"
Samuel Johnson, Author
Small: You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London,
Samuel Johnson
"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, Author
Small: By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show
Samuel Johnson
"By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show"
Samuel Johnson, Author
Small: He comes to London and gets a job in a nightclub, a gay club, where hes known as Straight Dave by the bar staf
"He comes to London and gets a job in a nightclub, a gay club, where he's known as Straight Dave by the bar staff - and no one believes he's as straight as he claims to be. He meets the daughter of the club manager, and he has an affair with her"
Neil Tennant, Musician
Small: The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as more recent attacks in Madrid, Spain, and London, Engl
"The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as more recent attacks in Madrid, Spain, and London, England, showed in a very tragic way just how vulnerable many areas of the world are to these sorts of actions"
Jo Bonner, Politician
Small: The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo
"The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo"
John Kenneth Galbraith, Economist
Small: I studied for my degree in London and consequently ended up spending five years away from Cornwall. I delibera
John Dyer
"I studied for my degree in London and consequently ended up spending five years away from Cornwall. I deliberately moved away from the coast to experience a different way of life"
John Dyer, Artist
Small: My cousins gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock
Rodney Dangerfield
"My cousins gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock"
Rodney Dangerfield, Comedian
Small: A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawi
"A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London"
Charles Kingsley, Clergyman
Small: And I had known Peter OToole before in London. And Id liked him very much. And the thought of being in a pictu
"And I had known Peter O'Toole before in London. And I'd liked him very much. And the thought of being in a picture with him was very challenging to me. And he was playing the starring role"
Anthony Quinn, Actor
Small: It must have been an extraordinary time. I guess the worrying thing about musical theatre to me, is if you loo
"It must have been an extraordinary time. I guess the worrying thing about musical theatre to me, is if you look at the London season this year, mine is actually the only one to have come in"
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Composer
Small: My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence, was not spent in London
"My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence, was not spent in London"
Peter Shaffer, Playwright
Small: The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardeni
"The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London"
Jeremy Northam, Actor
Small: The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and
"The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside"
Arthur Conan Doyle, Writer
Small: I had studied theater for three years in London when someone suggested me for the role
Orlando Bloom
"I had studied theater for three years in London when someone suggested me for the role"
Orlando Bloom, Actor
Small: 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
Orlando Bloom
"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, Actor
Small: The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must
"The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin"
Gerry Adams, Politician
Small: I certainly have no plans to leave London. Its a great town
"I certainly have no plans to leave London. It's a great town"
Ewan McGregor, Actor
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