Cool Facts

The Quotes

No, look, there’s a blue box. It’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. It can go anywhere in time and space and sometimes even where it’s meant to go. And when it turns up, there’s a bloke in it called The Doctor and there will be stuff wrong and he will do his best to sort it out and he will probably succeed cos he’s awesome. Now sit down, shut up, and watch ‘Blink’.

Police Boxes in Glasgow

Neil Richard Gaiman. English author of short fiction and comic books (1960-).

Art is the Flower. Life is the Green Leaf. Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing, something that will convince the world that there may be, there are, things more precious more beautiful – more lasting than life itself.

Glasgow Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928).

Living in a castle is objectively romantic.

Glasgow Castles

Lev Grossman. American Novelist (1969-).

A society – any society – is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on.

Glasgow Parks

Robert Bernard Reich. American political commentator and professor (1946-).

Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains. 

Fountains in Glasgow

Paulo Coelho. Brazilian lyricist and novelist (1947-).

A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.

Glasgow Museums

Renzo Piano. Italian architect and engineer (1937-).

My policy is no stone throwing regardless of housing situation.

Glasgow Glasshouses

Demetri Evan Martin. American Comedian (1973-).

What interests me about clocks is that everything is hand-made, and yet to the person looking at the clock, something magical is happening that cannot be explained unless you are the clockmaker.

Glasgow Public Clocks

Brian Selznick. American illustrator and writer (1966-).

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

Glasgow Christmas Decorations

Charles Dickens. English writer (1812-1870).

I believe in building bridges, but we should only build our end of the bridge.

Glasgow Clyde Bridges

Richard M. Nixon. 37th President of the United States (1913-1994).

The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.

Glasgow Theatres

Stella Adler. Americain actress (1901 – 1992).

Everyone has to scratch on walls somewhere or they go crazy.

Glasgow Murals Street Art

Philip Michael Ondaatje. Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, novelist and filmmaker (1943-).