Tag Archives: Quotations

London in Quotations: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 (1803-1882)

London in Quotations: William Dumbar

London, thou art the flower of cities all! Gemme of all joy, jasper of jocunditie.

William Dumbar (c.1459-1530)

London in Quotations: Stephen Sondheim

There’s a hole in the world / Like a great black pit / And the vermin of the world / Inhabit it / And it goes by the name of London.

Stephen Sondheim (b.1930)

London in Quotations: Jimmy Kimmel

How can you ever be late for anything in London? They have a huge clock right in the middle of the town.

Jimmy Kimmel (b.1967), Jimmy Kimmel Live! 5th March, 2013

London in Quotations: Bette Midler

When it’s three o’clock in New York, it’s still 1938 in London.

Bette Midler (b.1945), The Unofficial Guide to London