Quotations About / On: LONDON

  • 11.
    An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.
    (Donald Sinden (b. 1923), British stage and screen actor. Observer (London, February 12, 1989).)
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  • 12.
    The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes to Watson, in "Copper Beeches," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892).)
  • 13.
    It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.
    (Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Anglo-Irish satirist. repr. in Jonathan Swift: A Critical Edition of the Major Works, eds. Angus Ross and David Woolley (1984). The Conduct of the Allies (1711).)
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  • 14.
    Carlyle is a critic who lives in London to tell this generation who have been the great men of our race.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Thomas Carlyle and His Works" (1847), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 354, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 15.
    There are two places in the world where men can most effectively disappear—the city of London and the South Seas.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "The South Seas" (1858-59), The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces 1839-1860, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 9, eds. Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1987). A lecture.)
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  • 16.
    In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.
    (John Osborne (1929-1994), British playwright, screenwriter. The narrator (Michael MacLiammoir), Tom Jones, as Miss Western (Edith Evans) and Lady Bellaston (Joan Greenwood) are having tea (1963).)
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  • 17.
    London ... remains a man's city where New York is chiefly a woman's. London has whole streets that cater to men's wants. It has its great solid phalanx of fortress clubs.
    (Louis Kronenberger (1904-1980), U.S. critic, editor. "Some Notes on New York," The Cart and the Horse, Knopf (1964).)
  • 18.
    The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Woodhouse, in Emma, ch. 12 (1816).)
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  • 19.
    It is one of the most discouraging experiences I have ever had, not forgetting the time when I winked at the Queen Mother in London once.
    (Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or David Copperfield, "On the Air," Henry Holt (1928).)
  • 20.
    I had said to Mrs. Boscawen at table, "I believe this is about as much as can be made of life." I was really happy. My gay ideas of London in youth were realized and consolidated.
    (James Boswell (1740-1795), Scottish author. Laird of Auchinleck, journal, April 20, 1781, p. 328, McGraw-Hill (1977). Said at dinner in Mrs. Garrick's house, in the company of Samuel Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Dr. Charles Burney, and other friends.)
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