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The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
George Bernard Shaw
I'm leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it's not raining.
My cousins gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
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.
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
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.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
London is a roost for every bird.
London is a modern Babylon.
In London they don't like you if you're still alive.
There's nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.
The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I often hear them accuse Israel of Judaizing Jerusalem. That's like accusing America of Americanizing Washington, or the British of Anglicizing London. You know why we're called 'Jews'? Because we come from Judea.
England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.
It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.
London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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
Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.
I came to London. It had become the center of my world and I had worked hard to come to it. And I was lost.
V. S. Naipaul
The Five Points was the toughest street corner in the world. That's how it was known. In fact, Charles Dickens visited it in the 1850s and he said it was worse than anything he'd seen in the East End of London.
I was 14 when I started modeling. At the end of that first day my mum said, If you want to do this, you're on your own because I'm not traipsing around London ever again like that. It's a nightmare.
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.
London is a fantastic creator of jobs - but many of these jobs are going to people who don't originate in this country.
One of the great privileges of having grown up in a middle-class literary English household, but having gone to school in the front lines in Southeast London, was that I became half-street-urchin and half-good-boy at home. I knew that dichotomy was possible.
I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
I was always a sports nut but I've lost interest now in whether one bunch of mercenaries in north London is going to beat another bunch of mercenaries from west London.
I was 18 when I first visited London, I'm very provincial like that, but I must confess the moment I got to America I thought: This is the place. It was more open, with 24-hour cities and pubs and restaurants that didn't close.
I want London to be a competitive, dynamic place to come to work.
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