Top 50 Venice Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Venice Quotes from famous people such as Arthur Symons, Nile Rodgers, Ed McMahon, Stacy Martin, Cornelia Funke, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere f

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.
Arthur Symons
If I could live in one city and do every single thing I do there, I would choose Venice. You can’t turn your head without seeing something amazing.
Nile Rodgers
Like Venice, Italy, New Orleans is a cultural treasure. And everyone who lived in the city should be allowed to come back. But that doesn’t mean that they all should live in exactly the same spot that they lived before.
Ed McMahon
Venice is unlike any other city simply because you travel primarily by boat. Time warps, and I love the feeling of it slowing down.
Stacy Martin
They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.
Cornelia Funke
Venice is eternity itself.
Joseph Brodsky
Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall.
Jerry Saltz
I love dressing up, but I do find the red carpet thing quite stressful. When I went to Venice Film Festival last month to promote ‘Wuthering Heights,’ I told my boyfriend beforehand ‘I will be a nightmare, I will cry, I will be nervous.’ Actually once I was there, it was fine.
Kaya Scodelario
Three to four times a week, I get up at 7:30 A.M. while the courts are empty at Venice Beach and play full court one-on-one.
Missy Peregrym
The cool parts – the parts that have won Dubai its reputation as ‘the Vegas of the Middle East’ or ‘the Venice of the Middle East’ or ‘the Disney World of the Middle East, if Disney World were the size of San Francisco and out in a desert’ – have been built in the last ten years.
George Saunders
I’ve been kind of submerged in my own little geographic location for a really long time in Venice Beach.
Amber Tamblyn
I played Shylock in my school’s staging of ‘Merchant of Venice.’
Ayushmann Khurrana
My mother took me to Venice one time and showed me all the houses where famous composers used to live. It gave me a fascination for music and the city, but also for architecture. It was a valuable lesson.
Ben van Berkel
I live in one of the coastal cities in Southern California, and every so often I like to take a walk down the boardwalk in Venice during the weekends when it is abuzz with lively activity.
Al Seckel
Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.
Henry James
When I got out of college in 1991, I had four jobs in four different parts of L.A. There was I Love Juicy, a smoothie bar in Venice, and the Videotheque on Sunset Boulevard, across from the old Tower Records. I was also an intern at the ‘Los Angeles Reader’ in the Miracle Mile and at ‘High Performance’ magazine downtown.
Jenji Kohan
I live in Venice, where I can roll out of bed in my pajamas, so I tend to fly under the radar – and I hope that continues.
Lela Loren
Emma Thompson and her husband, Greg Wise, have become citizens of Venice. I’m not sure whether it’s just laziness, or fear of one of life’s most stressful events – moving house – but you won’t budge me from South London.
Susanna Reid
A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We’ve tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk.
Lisa Bonet
When I did ‘Venice Dawn,’ there were times where people would cry after listening to it.
Adrian Younge
Venice is incredible. Although you may have seen it in pictures, you can’t grasp how beautiful it is until you visit.
Gino D’Acampo
Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice.
Matteo Renzi
Nothing ever seems straightforward in Venice, least of all its romances.
Roger Ebert
I love Santa Monica and Venice because I like the beach. I have a lot of friends in that area.
Denis Leary
Most municipalities grow up around commerce; there’s a harbor, or the train stops there. Venice, CA was founded for fun.
Orson Bean
Sultan Mehmet had good relations with the Medici family and other powerful Italian clans, especially in Venice and Florence, and at his request, they sent him artists and craftsmen by the dozen.
Stephen Kinzer
Venice Beach is incredibly quiet at night: no streetlights, no traffic, hummingbirds in the garden, palm trees everywhere.
KT Tunstall
Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
Truman Capote
My favorite thing is just walking around London in no direction. I love people watching. And you can turn down a street and feel suddenly as if you are in Venice, or you’ll be in a Spanish area or somewhere very English or Middle Eastern.
Charlotte Ritchie
I loved every place I lived and traveled. London, Paris, Rome, Venice. I fell hard for Central America and Mexico. In each country, I had fantasies that I could live there.
Frances Mayes
I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to make the acquaintanceship, and then the friendship, of two Venetians, Roberta and Franco, who remain my best friends here after almost 50 years.
Donna Leon
It's always been a luxury to be able to hop a plane to

It’s always been a luxury to be able to hop a plane to Paris, to Venice, to the Grand Canyon.
Nancy Gibbs
Kristina has been to the Maldives but never to Venice, and I have been to Venice but never to the Maldives.
Roger Moore
The irony of the political rise of the plutocrats is that, like Venice’s oligarchs, they threaten the system that created them.
Chrystia Freeland
Venissa is a perfect destination for day-trippers from Venice proper who are searching for great food and a little adventure; it’s a 30-minute jaunt by vaporetto from St. Mark’s, quicker by water taxi.
Roger Morris
When writers for adults contemplate Venice, they behold decay, dereliction and death. Thomas Mann, Daphne du Maurier, L. P. Hartley and Salley Vickers have all dispatched hapless protagonists to Italy, where they see Venice – and die.
Jan Mark
I haven’t read Ibsen, Shaw, Shakespeare – except ‘The Merchant of Venice’ in ninth grade. I’m not familiar with ‘Death of a Salesman.’ I haven’t read Tennessee Williams.
August Wilson
Amsterdam was a great surprise to me. I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town.
James Weldon Johnson
I loved going surfing down on Venice Beach. I’d go out with a board under my arm and think, ‘I can’t do that in Cranhill.’
Billy Boyd
My dad was a professor, and he had a Fulbright to teach in Venice, so we lived there when I was really little, and then we moved to Detroit, like you do. But then my parents split up, and my mom had just fallen in love with Italy, so she decided to move back to Torino.
Miriam Shor
‘A Small Band’ was commissioned for the facade of the Central Pavilion at the Fifty-Sixth Venice Biennale in 2013.
Glenn Ligon
I don’t want to be in my car all day. I love getting up in the morning in Venice and walking my dogs down to the cafe to get my tea, and then perhaps going to a bookstore and sitting and reading, then walking to the beach.
Jessica Chastain
I don’t like the idea that one hotel could be better than another. In any city, I try to find a hotel that has the identity of that place – Claridge’s in London, the Danieli or Cipriani in Venice. In New York, I stay at the Mercer Hotel; it is so much in the character of SoHo.
Jean Nouvel
Venice, Italy, is one of my favorite cities, a place I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice.
Rosecrans Baldwin
Living in L.A., it’s such a big huge place and there’s so much of it. It’s so much fun to be in Chinatown, or Downtown L.A. I was in Lynnwood, I was in Huntington Beach. I was in Venice. It’s an incredible place.
Tim Commerford
All of Vegas is false. There’s a false Paris, a false Venice, a false Baghdad – in fact, all of the early Vegas aesthetic is Baghdad, which is also the irony. It’s ‘Aladdin,’ the sands, ‘One Thousand and One Nights.’
Robert Lepage
I’m often in Venice in November and December, when it’s foggy and wintry, and the decorations in the shops and the lights in the churches make the place feel both Christmassy and melancholic.
Juergen Teller
Fads get hot in California. A good idea can come from Des Moines, but it’s not going to be anything there. Then it’ll hit Venice Beach or Westwood and go all around the country, back to Des Moines.
Ken Hakuta
Still teenagers, Harry and Peter Brant II have never disappointed when I’ve seen them out and about in New York, Paris, and Venice (Which is where all schoolkids go on field trips, right?) They’re not afraid of wearing brooches, capes, embroidery, and even a dab-bing of makeup.
Derek Blasberg
The Hollywood business has been experiencing continual change since about 1915, when Charlie Chaplin was in Venice. The current time is no exception… You have to accept there will be constant change in the future.
Roy Price