Quotes

London in Quotations: Jean Rhys

London is like a cold dark dream sometimes.

Jean Rhys (1890-1979), Wide Sargasso Sea

London in Quotations: T. S. Eliot

I journeyed to London, to the timekept City, / Where the River flows, with foreign flotations. / There I was told: we have too many churches, / And too few chop-houses.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), The Rock

London in Quotations: Natsume Sōseki

London is a city that offers all kinds of temptations, and whenever I go for a walk I discover things that I would like to bring back as souvenirs. But my resources are very limited. I cannot buy anything, and I make a point of taking my walks a good distance from these riches.

Natsume Sōseki (1867-1916), Spring Miscellany and London Essays

London in Quotations: Peter Ackroyd

London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London.

Peter Ackroyd (b.1949), London: The Biography

London in Quotations: Sebastian Faulks

One thing about London is that when you step out into the night, it swallows you.

Sebastian Faulks (b.1953), Engleby