Words matter. These are the best London Quotes from famous people such as Abi Morgan, Ken Livingstone, Nick Park, Julia Ormond, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
London does two things for me: it makes me feel connected, and it also makes me feel very isolated and quite lonely at times, and that’s someone with two children in their family.
I could not cherish London and not value Jewish London. The contribution of Jews to London is immense – politically, economically, culturally, intellectually, philanthropically, artistically.
After studying in Sheffield, I went down to London to do my post-graduate degree at the National Film and Television School, embarking on the movie that would eventually become ‘A Grand Day Out.’
When really you’ve gone to drama school and rep and then you’ve come to London and gone to auditions and you’ve worked, solidly, for years. But that all gets forgotten.
I remember growing up knowing I wanted to be on the stage. I wanted to get to London as soon as possible and start auditioning for theater.
London is a city of ghosts; you feel them here. Not just of people, but eras. The ghost of empire, or the blitz, the plague, the smoky ghost of the Great Fire that gave us Christopher Wren’s churches and ushered in the Georgian city.
Devo and The Cramps didn’t get big until they went to New York City. Chrissie Hynde didn’t get big until she moved to London. When I was growing up, there wasn’t even a place to play – just one little bar. If we wanted to have a gig, then we had to drive 45 minutes up to Cleveland.
Starting my career in London was no accident because the city and the industry here are all about theatre and drama, and I respond well to that.
There’s a lot of tension in London, but then you realize it’s always been there, in its history, and that the best thing about London, that there’s always been this tension.
I would love to do well one last time in Melbourne and my dream would be to win Wimbledon and play in the London Olympics.
Someday when peace has returned to this odd world I want to come to London again and stand on a certain balcony on a moonlit night and look down upon the peaceful silver curve of the Thames with its dark bridges.
When I came to London as a young man, I was very excited by it and that’s never gone away.
When I was little, I grew up in a place called Hertfordshire, which is just near London, but out in the country, and I visited Pakistan in the summers to go and see my family on my dad’s side.
On March 4th, 1830, I arrived in London, where a new world seemed opened to me.
I think it’s really hard for teenage girls in London to just gently… have a life. Everything has to be organised for kids in London – you can’t just walk three roads to see a friend.
Every now and again I want to go to the beach and be in the sun, but that’s a very rare feeling, so I could live in London, definitely.
In London we give ourselves a pat on the back, rightly, for not killing one another, for our prejudice being subtle rather than lethal.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as more recent attacks in Madrid, Spain, and London, England, showed in a very tragic way just how vulnerable many areas of the world are to these sorts of actions.
I’ve enjoyed it, I have seen it once at the premiere in London and it was very nice to be invited there. But I do want to see it again now. I want to sit and watch it as a fan rather than being there at the premiere with all the lights and such.
An M.P. once suggested I be put in the Tower of London for saying derogatory things about the royals. There’s no First Amendment in my country.
I queued 24 hours to see Coldplay, at Koko in London, at the start of the X&Y tour.
Paris is where my family are, but it’s not really home now because I have dear friends in London and dear friends in New York.
A bicycle has transformed my experience of London.
I’ve done eight years as mayor of London. I enjoyed it hugely; it was a massive privilege.
I’m particularly drawn to actors in their own little drama. I find it’s that area I’m very alive to. And I don’t encounter it that often. You have to be far from civilization, you have to be far from New York or London to find people who do that.
My stepfather introduced me to The London Library when I was about 18; the clientele has definitely changed since then, but it is still a wonderful oasis in the middle of London.
I just want to give my best in London, I want to cross that line and see a personal best on the clock then I will see what position I am in.
I’ve this karmic connection with London.
I was fully aware of the challenges facing London before I was elected as mayor, but I didn’t anticipate the issue that is likely to define my time as mayor – Brexit.
‘Top Boy,’ for some people, was very controversial because it seemed to be portraying black people in a certain light that they thought to be stereotypical. However, what I would say is that the writer went and lived in Hackney in East London for a long time and did his research really well.
Dad was the first man I fell in love with. He was a very funny man. He grew up in the East End of London and was very dynamic, and I understood why my mother fell in love with him.
I live in London and I am a British subject, although I do write in Spanish, of course.
I hope it’s always going to be a mix between theatre, film and radio. I’ve been very lucky living in London that you can do all that – in New York and L.A., there’s more of a structure for film in L.A. and theatre in New York. In London, our industry is smaller, but it produces brilliant work all in one place.
I’m a London boy, born and bred, and I’ll be there for as long as I can.
For Hunchback, we needed this live, gigantic choir. So we went to London and said, This is Disney! I need singers who can sing high D’s, hold them for 18 seconds, and do it 60 times!
A perfect weekend in London has to start on Friday night, by going to the theatre, the Donmar or the National. It’s a cliche for an actor, but I enjoy going as much as possible.
I’m not particularly a football fan, but I live in north London, and I can hear when Arsenal score, and it’s fantastically exciting. Down the road you can hear the roar.
I was born and brought up in London, so I couldn’t speak Hindi properly. But as I am socialising more with my Hindi speaking friends, I’m getting better at the language.
Somewhere along the way, New York became all about money. Or rather, it was always about money, but it wasn’t all about money, if you know what I mean. New York’s not Geneva or Zurich yet, but we’re certainly heading in that direction. London is, too.
I went to the London School of Economics to study sociology and psychology on a serviceman’s grant.
I was on the train from London to Paris, and all of a sudden it just popped into my head: I’m going to do the Don Loper fashion show from ‘I Love Lucy.’
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.
I am also hugely excited to then be competing to defend my three Paralympic titles at the Paralympic Games. I believe we will see some amazing times posted and I am very much looking forward to what will be an incredible Olympics and Paralympics in London.
I go to London, my favourite city in the world, and I feel at home.
Every household down my road in Peckham, south-east London, stunk of deep-fat frying and I’m sure every working-class home around the country was the same. How would you have done chips and Spam fritters without a deep-fat fryer?
People say that New Yorkers aren’t friendly, but I think they’re more friendly than Londoners. Here there is a front-footed nature of Americans. You can go out on a night out and meet 10 random people and stay in touch with them, whereas that’s not going to happen in the same way in London.
When it’s three o’clock in New York, it’s still 1938 in London.
I am absolutely an Ulsterman and I am reminded of that everywhere I go. I can’t shake that in Dublin and I can’t shake that in London – they are wary of us in both capitals.
I started in London, as a kid. My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent. She was an actress, so I inherited it from her. But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather, who was a great politician.
I have prepared myself to be at my peak in London. But in the Olympics, there are so many factors. You need to stay alert all the time, and a lapse of concentration, even for a second, will let you down.
It took a while to adapt to life in London, but six months into my course at RADA, I felt very at home.
‘Kraken’ is set in London and has a lot of London riffs, but I think it’s more like slightly dreamlike, slightly abstract London. It’s London as a kind of fantasy kingdom.
I don’t think America has ever had a center the way London is the center of England or Dublin is the center of Ireland.
I danced with the London Festival at Covent Garden. I’m a ballerina by trade; I’m a ballerina who sings by the way.
I spend plenty of time in London and it doesn’t scare me, but it’s a lonely place, even if you’ve got friends there. My job takes me all around the world, meeting lots of interesting people. But I think if I couldn’t get home, if I couldn’t get back to what I consider my real life I’d be frightened.