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When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London.
Bette Midler

London: A place you go to get bronchitis.
Fran Lebowitz

Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant
lunatics. Just what Society should be.
Oscar Wilde

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.
Margaret Thatcher

London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that
something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.
Dorothy Parker

To a lover of books the shops and sales in London present irresistible temptations.
Edward Gibbon

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Samuel Johnson

O! her lamps of a night! Her rich goldsmiths, printshops, toyshops, mercers, hardware men,
pastrycooks, St. Paul's Churchyard, the Strand, Exeter Change, Charing Cross... All the
streets and pavements are pure gold, I warrant you. At least I know an alchemy that turns
her mud into that metal - a mind that loves to be at home in crowds.
Charles Lamb

London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.
G. K. Chesterton

The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop
tourism, we could stop the congestion.
Prince Philip, on the London Traffic

My cousin's gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock.
Rodney Dangerfield

If you were smart in 1807 you moved to London. If you were smart in 1907 you moved to
New York City. And if you are smart in 2007 you move to Asia.
Jim Rogers

I was just in London - there is a 6 hour time difference. I'm still confused. When I go to
dinner, I feel sexy. When I go to bed, I feel hungry.
Henry Youngman

The best bribe which London offers to-day to the imagination, is, that, in such a vast variety
of people and conditions, one can believe there is room for persons of romantic character to
exist, and that the poet, the mystic, and the hero may hope to confront their counterparts.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

London is a modern Babylon.
Benjamin Disraeli

There are 80,000 prostitutes in London alone and what are they, if not bloody sacrifices on
the altar of monogamy?
Arthur Schopenhauer

Driving a Porsche in London is like bringing a Ming vase to a football game.
Douglas Adams

The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.
Oscar Wilde

Yes, London! You know... fish, chips, cup o tea, bad food, worse weather,
Mary-fucking-Poppins. London!
Snatch, Dennis Farina

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Samuel Johnson

London! the needy villain's general home,
The common sewer of Paris and of Rome!
With eager thirst, by folly or by fate,
Sucks in the dregs of each corrupted state.
Samuel Johnson

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
Peter Shaffer

Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air;
And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;
And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living, there is no place like home.
Henry van Dyke

The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet
royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane.
Stephen Fry

Nothing is certain in London but expense.
William Shenstone

Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.
Angela Carter

Paris is a woman but London is an independent man puffing his pipe in a pub.
Jack Kerouac

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly
drained.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

London is a bad habit one hates to lose.
William Sasom

I don't know what London's coming to - the higher the buildings the lower the morals.
Noel Coward

London is a splendid place to live in for those who can get out of it.
George John Gordon Bruce