London Quotes

Dec 18th, 2002, 02:10 PM
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Bethany
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London Quotes

Does anyone know any famous, interesting, or moving quotes about London?
 
Dec 18th, 2002, 02:22 PM
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"When a man is tired of London than he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson
 
Dec 18th, 2002, 02:36 PM
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Visit www.bartleby.com and search 'London' under quotations.
 
Dec 18th, 2002, 02:36 PM
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“I had been in London innumerable times, and yet till that day I had never noticed one of the worst things about London--the fact that it costs money even to sit down.”

--George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London

It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless: and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London.

-- Thomas De Quincey 1822
 
Dec 18th, 2002, 02:46 PM
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"Mind the gap" - LU
 
Dec 18th, 2002, 03:08 PM
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The finest sight a Scotsman sees is the high road which leads to London
 
Dec 18th, 2002, 07:23 PM
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ron
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Go where we may, rest where we will,
Eternal London haunts us still.
--- Tom Moore
 
Dec 18th, 2002, 11:04 PM
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The poem "Upon Westminster Bridge" by William Wordsworth. If you're up and about very, very, very early on a summer's morning, it's still valid.
 
Dec 19th, 2002, 07:08 AM
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One of my favorites -
"London: a nation, not a city." Benjamin Disraeli
 
Dec 19th, 2002, 09:26 AM
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I guess my favorite is

"Lie back and think of England"
 
Dec 19th, 2002, 09:38 AM
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WHAT THE HEY? I POSTED AND SOME BLOODY EDITOR DELETED IT. HERE IT IS AGAIN.

bob's your uncle
 
Dec 19th, 2002, 09:41 AM
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Yeah why did they? Here is what it means and nothing obscene about it all:

BOB'S YOUR UNCLE

All you have to do is one simple action and Bob's your uncle! You have attained something very easily. Just like Arthur Balfour did in 1886.

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable says the nephew was A.J.Balfour and the post in question was Chief Secretary for Ireland. Since Uncle Bob had previously appointed him as

(1) President of the Local Government Board, and
(2) Secretary for Scotland

this third posting lead some uncharitable souls to mutter darkly about nepotism. The uncle in question was the Prime Minister Lord Robert Marquis of Salisbury.

Many considered the appointment was not made on merit but because "Bob was his uncle". He was the nephew of Lord Salisbury, whose Christian name was Robert, or Bob for short.

In fact, Mr Balfour proved a formidable politician and later became Prime minister himself
 
Dec 20th, 2002, 12:30 AM
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Half of Dickens could be quoted here...
But the 'Fog!!' paras from Bleak House chiefly come to mind (even if they are no longer true)
 
Dec 20th, 2002, 02:10 AM
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Don't forget Noel Coward's song "London Pride".
It sounds a bit sentimental now but it struck a chord when it was first written and it looked as though it might have been completely destroyed.
 
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