It’s a London Thing

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I wrote something recently about the London Bridge terror attacks for MuslimGirl.com, which you can read now.

I won’t expand on it here, but please do have a read and let me know your thoughts on it. And in light of it, I’d like to share some of my favourite quotes on my hometown – and in my opinion, the greatest city on earth. Go ahead, @ me bruh.

“Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” – Samuel Johnson

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

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Fire dancers, Croydon

“London is like a cold dark dream sometimes.” – Jean Rhys

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

“I’ve been walking about London for the last thirty years, and I find something fresh in it every day.” – Walter Besant

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

“London is sexy because it’s full of eccentrics.” – Rachel Weisz

“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

 

 

 

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