My Favorite Quotes
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 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air -- or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be. Under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.”  
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “Ten minutes later we were both in a cab, and rattling through the silent streets on our way to Charing Cross Station. The first faint winter's dawn was beginning to appear, and we could dimly see the occasional figure of an early workman as he passed us,”  
 E. M. Forster - “London was beginning to illuminate herself against the night. Electric lights sizzled and jagged in the main thoroughfares, gas-lamps in the side streets glimmered a canary gold or green.”  
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “It was a September evening, and not yet seven o'clock, but the day had been a dreary one, and a dense drizzly fog lay low upon the great city. Mud-colored clouds drooped sadly over the muddy streets. Down the Strand the lamps were but misty splotches of diffused light which threw a feeble circular glimmer upon the slimy pavement. The yellow glare from the shop-windows streamed out into the steamy, vaporous air, and threw a murky, shifting radiance across the crowded thoroughfare. There was, to my mind, something eerie and ghost-like in the endless procession of faces which flitted across these narrow bars of light,--sad faces and glad, haggard and merry. Like all human kind, they flitted from the gloom into the light, and so back into the gloom once more.”  
 Charles Dickens - “It was a foggy day in London, and the fog was heavy and dark. Animate London, with smarting eyes and irritated lungs, was blinking, wheezing, and choking inanimate London was a sooty spectre, divided in purpose between being visible and invisible, and so being wholly neither.”  
 Niklas Zennstrom - “We were founded on Aug. 29, 2003, and now have 70 employees, about half in London and half in Tallinn, Estonia, and some in Luxembourg.”  
 Toby Young - “People in London think of London as the center of the world, whereas New Yorkers think the world ends three miles outside of Manhattan.”  
 Vivienne Westwood - “The young Japanese, especially, love to wear the latest thing and when they come to London they head for my shops as part of what they want to find in Britain.”  
 Timothy West - “Suddenly, touring became respectable, and it meant that people didn't feel that they had to travel 250 miles up to London to see a good play.”  
 Rachel Weisz - “I moved to New York last year and I love it. It's a huge change and I've always wanted to spend time there. It's like a more intense London, and everything's up a few notches. The lights are brighter, the pace is faster and the food's better.”  
 Michael Todd - “We took an approach, supported by the Prime Minister, the Home Secretary and the Mayor for London, that we had very real fears of violence and damage being caused across the streets of London.”  
 Imelda Staunton - “I worked in rep for six years, then I came to London and to the National Theatre. What's better than that”  
 Mel Smith - “The funny thing is, London is an incredibly interesting city. It's very sexy and it's very different, with the Thames winding through it like a snake.”  
 Mel Smith - “In this film, we took a helicopter up and showed London as a vista, which is not very often done.”  
 Teddy Sheringham - “Jurgen loved London because he could get lost here. He said that it was the first time he could do that in eight years. No one knew him or bothered him. It is great for a person to be able to get lost.”  
 Teddy Sheringham - “I love going into the centre of London because people don't give a monkey's about you or who you are. You can be in a restaurant and no one notices you or if they do they won't show it.”  
 Cliff Stearns - “The terrorist attacks in London sadly remind us that the enemies of freedom do not hesitate to target innocent people simply going about their lives.”  
 Cliff Stearns - “Markets rebounded quickly from morning jitters after the London Thursday terrorist bombing.”  
 Christian Slater - “There's something about doing theatre in London - it sinks a little bit deeper into your soul as an actor. It's something about the tradition of theatre, about performing on the West End stage.”  
 Otto Schily - “On the other hand, all kinds of adventurous schemes to add security checkpoints to subway and bus systems have been circulating since the London attacks. This is nonsense. No one can guaranty 100 percent security.”  
 Esa-Pekka Salonen - “The Royal Festival Hall in London is nice people hang out there. I think this inviting, non-exclusive character is very important.”  
 Walter Salles - “When I come to London, I always like to see what's playing at the NFT.”  
 Mimi Rogers - “The only problem in the past has been my kids. I'd want to bring them to London with me, but they are at an important stage in high school.”  
 Mick Ralphs - “When I did it, I was a starving musician in London in a basement flat, but a simple tune with the right singer or the right situation can become very well liked and accepted. I'm only too pleased to say it happened with that one.”  
 Kathleen Quinlan - “The heavy spacesuits are spectacular to look at but very hot. Putting one on was like going from chilly London winter weather to the Bahamas in just minutes.”  

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