65 London Quotes On Success In Life

These London quotes will inspire you. London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging London quotes, London sayings, and London proverbs.

Best London Quotes

  1. “My cousins gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield
  2. “There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.” ~ Vivienne Westwood
  3. “London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London.” ~ Peter Ackroyd
  4. “London is a bad habit one hates to lose.” ~ William Sansom
  5. “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  6. “I’ve been walking about London for the last thirty years, and I find something fresh in it every day.” ~ Walter Besant
  7. “I went to London because, for me, it was the home of literature. I went there because of Dickens and Shakespeare.” ~ Ben Okri
  8. “London is a roost for every bird.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  9. “I’m leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it’s not raining.” ~ Groucho Marx
  10. “I go to London, my favorite city in the world, and I feel at home.” ~ Boris Becker

  11. “The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  12. “Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.” ~ Angela Carter
  13. “London always reminds me of a brain. It is similarly convoluted and circuitous. A lot of cities, especially American ones like New York and Chicago, are laid out in straight lines. Like the circuits on computer chips, there are a lot of right angles in cities like this. But London is a glorious mess. It evolved from a score or so of distinct villages, that merged and meshed as their boundaries enlarged. As a result, London is a labyrinth, full of turnings and twistings just like a brain.” ~ James Geary
  14. “They look outside the windows of their apartment in town and realize they’re not living in a terrace anymore. This is a room full of dreamers who like to go to London for a day.” ~ Johnny Vegas
  15. “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.” ~ Christian Slater

  16. “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.” ~ Ernie Pyle
  17. “London is the epitome of our times, and the Rome of to-day.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. “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
  19. “As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper.” ~ Goldwin Smith
  20. “When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird. I never got that in London no matter what I wore.” ~ Bjork

  21. “I had studied theater for three years in London when someone suggested me for the role.” ~ Orlando Bloom
  22. “Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday! Here it was glorious, like full summer, and I sat up with the window wide open, listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes.” ~ Marie Corelli
  23. “On one night of my debut the Prince of Wales, the Princess, and the duchess of London came to see me. They loved me for what I was and what I gave them.” ~ Lillie Langtry , London quotes love
  24. “You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look.” ~ Seymour Hicks
  25. “If I died snowboarding, you could honestly tell everybody in the world that Jeremy London died happy.” ~ Jeremy London

  26. “After living in LA for 8 years, I sort of wanted a change, but there’s not much production in New York, which is where I primarily live, so I just sort of drifted over to London.” ~ Alex Winter
  27. “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.” ~ Kathleen Quinlan
  28. “London is full of women who trust their husbands. One can always recognize them. They look so thoroughly unhappy.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  29. “I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage in every theatre in London.” ~ Richard O’Brien
  30. “I make no apology for saying that in the East End of London a new party of labor, with a small L, is being born” ~ George Galloway

  31. “It was a night when London was ringed and stabbed with fire.” ~ Ernie Pyle
  32. “I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.” ~ Jack London
  33. “In London, nobody comments on what you wear – they think that’s not important to you or your state of well-being.” ~ Steven Berkoff
  34. “Rioting has always been a London tradition. It has been since the early Middle Ages. There’s hardly a spate of years that goes by without violent rioting of one kind or another. They happen so frequently that they are almost part of London’s texture.” ~ Peter Ackroyd
  35. “When I was in London for The Brits recently I read that I had asked for a Jacuzzi in the dressing room – how ridiculous is that?” ~ Paris Hilton

  36. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” ~ Jack London
  37. “I came to London. It had become the center of my world and I had worked hard to come to it. And I was lost.” ~ V. S. Naipaul
  38. “London is the clearing-house of the world.” ~ Joseph Chamberlain
  39. “The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.” ~ Jane Austen
  40. “Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  41. “By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  42. “The function of man is to live, not to exist.” ~ Jack London
  43. “If the street life, not the Whitechapel street life, but that of the common but so-called respectable part of town is in any city more gloomy, more ugly, more grimy, more cruel than in London, I certainly don’t care to see it. Sometimes it occurs to one that possibly all the failures of this generation, the world over, have been suddenly swept into London, for the streets are a restless, breathing, malodorous pageant of the seedy of all nations.” ~ Willa Cather
  44. “London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  45. “I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It’s one of the curses of London.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  46. “London is a modern Babylon.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  47. “A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  48. “This melancholy London – I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  49. “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” ~ Jack London
  50. “The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  51. “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.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  52. “If the parks be “the lungs of London” we wonder what Greenwich Fair is–a periodical breaking out, we suppose–a sort of spring rash.” ~ Charles Dickens
  53. “London! the needy villain’s general home, The common sewer of Paris and of Rome! With eager thirst, by folly or by fate, Sucks in the dregs of each corrupted state.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  54. “As I came down the Highgate Hill, The Highgate Hill, the Highgate Hill, As I came down the Highgate Hill, I met the sun’s bravado, And saw below me, fold on fold, Grey to pearl and pearl to gold, This London like a land of old, The land of Eldorado.” ~ Henry Howarth Bashford
  55. “Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.” ~ Jane Austen

  56. “You are now In London, that great sea, whose ebb and flow At once is deaf and loud, and on the shore Vomits its wrecks, and still howls on for more. Yet in its depth what treasures!” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  57. “The Sun in London ran a front-page declaring my bum a national treasure. I really did laugh at that. Its not like it can actually do anything, except wiggle.” ~ Kylie Minogue
  58. “It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London.” ~ Thomas de Quincey
  59. “London, thou art the flower of cities all! Gemme of all joy, jasper of jocundity.” ~ William Dunbar

  60. “The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilized, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane.” ~ Stephen Fry
  61. “Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  62. “London is one of the most enchanting places I’ve ever been on this planet.” ~ Don Johnson
  63. “I do not think there is anything deserving the name of society to be found out of London.” ~ William Hazlitt

  64. “I love going into the center 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.” ~ Teddy Sheringham
  65. “A country gentleman should bring his lady to visit London as soon as he can, that they may have agreeable topicks for conversation when they are by themselves.” ~ Samuel Johnson

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