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People have always been inspired by great cities. Be it the landscape, the people, the climate, the heritage or any other specific feature, there’s always something about them that has motivated people to honour great cities with an equal stature of words. Here is a list of 10 famous quotes that were used for great cities:

1. Paris, France

Paris“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

~ Ernest Hemingway, A Movable Feast

2. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.”

~ Alexander McCall Smith

3. Venice, Italy

Venice“It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.”

~Erica Jon

4. Berlin, Germany

Berlin“Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.”

~ David Bowie, Singer, 1970s

5. Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul“Istanbul… the constant beating of the wave of the East against the rock of the West…”

–Susan Moody

Also read: 5 Istanbul Hotels That Are Perfect For Your Turkish Getaway!

6. Florence, Italy

Florence“Sure, Florence is touristy. But where else can you stroll the same pedestrian streets walked by Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli while savoring the world’s best gelato?”

~ Rick Steves

7. Athens, Germany

Athens“Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence!”

~ John Milton

8. Marakkesh, Morocco

Marakkesh“To visit Morocco is still like turning the pages of some illuminated Persian manuscript all embroidered with bright shapes and subtle lines.”

~ Edith Wharton, 1927

9. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok“Bangkok, though, is a rejuvenating tonic; the people seem to have found the magic elixir. Life, a visitor feels, has not been wasted on the Thais.”

~Bernard Kalb, New York Times

Also read: 2 Days In Bangkok – Explore The Best Of The Thai Capital!

10. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo“If you go to Tokyo, I think it becomes very obvious that there’s this almost seamless mixture of popular culture and Japanese traditional culture.”

―Kazuo Ishiguro

These were some of the famous quotes often associated with great cities. Have a famous quote on a city? Feel free to let us know by leaving a comment.

 

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