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  Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.  
 -  Angela Carter
  

  There are 80,000 prostitutes in London alone and what are they, if not bloody sacrifices on the altar of monogamy?  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  London is a modern Babylon.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London.  
 -  Bette Midler
  

  London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.  
 -  Dorothy Parker
  

  Driving a Porsche in London is like bringing a Ming vase to a football game.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  To a lover of books the shops and sales in London present irresistible temptations.  
 -  Edward Gibbon
  

  London: A place you go to get bronchitis.  
 -  Fran Lebowitz
  

  London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  London is a splendid place to live in for those who can get out of it.  
 -  George John Gordon Bruce
  

  I was just in London - there is a 6 hour time difference. I'm still confused. When I go to dinner, I feel sexy. When I go to bed, I feel hungry.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  London is a splendid place to live in for those who can get out of it.  
 -  George John Gordon Bruce
  

  I was just in London - there is a 6 hour time difference. I'm still confused. When I go to dinner, I feel sexy. When I go to bed, I feel hungry.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  Paris is a woman but London is an independent man puffing his pipe in a pub.  
 -  Jack Kerouac
  

  If you were smart in 1807 you moved to London. If you were smart in 1907 you moved to New York City. And if you are smart in 2007 you move to Asia.  
 -  Jim Rogers
  

  If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.  
 -  Margaret Thatcher
  

  I don't know what London's coming to - the higher the buildings the lower the morals.  
 -  Noel Coward
  

  Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.  
 -  Peter Shaffer
  

  The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop tourism, we could stop the congestion.  
 -  Prince Philip, on the London Traffic
  

  The best bribe which London offers to-day to the imagination, is, that, in such a vast variety of people and conditions, one can believe there is room for persons of romantic character to exist, and that the poet, the mystic, and the hero may hope to confront their counterparts.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  My cousin's gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock.  
 -  Rodney Dangerfield
  

  When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.  
 -  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  

  Yes, London! You know... fish, chips, cup o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary-fucking-Poppins. London!  
 -  Snatch, Dennis Farina
  

  The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane.  
 -  Stephen Fry
  

  London is a bad habit one hates to lose.  
 -  William Sasom
  

  Nothing is certain in London but expense.  
 -  William Shenstone