London in Quotations: George Gissing

The type of man capable of success in London is more or less callous and cynical. If I had the training of boys, I would teach them to think of London as the last place where life can be lived worthily.

George Gissing (1857-1903)

One thought on “London in Quotations: George Gissing”

  1. I can see where he was coming from, but I think he overstated his argument. I know a lot of people, including me, who managed to live life ‘worthily’ in London.
    Best wishes, Pete.


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