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Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn't have Rome. We wouldn't have Florence. We wouldn't have the marvel that is Venice.
Venice never quite seems real, but rather an ornate film set suspended on the water.
It's so easy for me to get caught up in the feeling of a city like Venice, where everything is just beautiful color and gorgeous buildings that are so peaceful. You can roam around and get lost in the labyrinth.
The cool parts - the parts that have won Dubai its reputation as 'the Vegas of the Middle East' or 'the Venice of the Middle East' or 'the Disney World of the Middle East, if Disney World were the size of San Francisco and out in a desert' - have been built in the last ten years.
I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time - the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place.
A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.
Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall.
As many times as I've seen 'The Merchant of Venice,' I always take Shylock's side. For all the hatred that guy is shown, he has a reason to hate in return. He's treated cruelly. And it's tragic that he learns to be intolerant because of what others do to him.
Nothing ever seems straightforward in Venice, least of all its romances.
If I could live in one city and do every single thing I do there, I would choose Venice. You can't turn your head without seeing something amazing.
Amsterdam was a great surprise to me. I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town.
James Weldon Johnson
Venice, the most touristy place in the world, is still just completely magic to me.
Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.
It's always been a luxury to be able to hop a plane to Paris, to Venice, to the Grand Canyon.
Kristina has been to the Maldives but never to Venice, and I have been to Venice but never to the Maldives.
For our anniversary, my wife and I went to see Godzilla, and then we ate at Barnyard Venice, and it was like, 'We are crazy! The Kardashians have to keep up with us!'
A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk.
I don't want to be in my car all day. I love getting up in the morning in Venice and walking my dogs down to the cafe to get my tea, and then perhaps going to a bookstore and sitting and reading, then walking to the beach.
Venice, Italy, is one of my favorite cities, a place I've been lucky enough to visit twice.
I've been kind of submerged in my own little geographic location for a really long time in Venice Beach.
Is it worth while to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?
William Dean Howells
They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.
I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to make the acquaintanceship, and then the friendship, of two Venetians, Roberta and Franco, who remain my best friends here after almost 50 years.
I loved every place I lived and traveled. London, Paris, Rome, Venice. I fell hard for Central America and Mexico. In each country, I had fantasies that I could live there.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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