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-).

Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian.

Glasgow Pedestrian Zones

Anthony R. Foxx. American politician and former United States Secretary of Transportation (1971-).

In a city like Glasgow, it was a huge change. The Art Deco buildings shook up the architecture of industrial Scotland. Suddenly, you had these sleek buildings, that were shiny, or brilliant white, or with dazzling chrome fascias, appearing in soot black streets.

Glasgow Art Deco

Charles McKean, Professor of Architectural History at Dundee University (1946-2013).

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-).

Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening.

Glasgow Cemeteries

Bill Clinton. President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. (1946-).

Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.

Cities named Glasgow

Winston S. Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1874-1956).

A mini-break means true love.

Glasgow Romantic Hotels

Bridget Jones. Fictional character.

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-).

I am very willing to admit that I have some poetical abilities, and as few – if any – writers, either moral or political, are intimately acquainted with the classes of mankind among whom I have chiefly mingled, I may have seen men and manners in a different phasis from what is common, which may assist originality of thought.

Glasgow Robert Burns locations

Robert Burns. Scottish poet and lyricist (1759-1796).

I enjoy art, architecture, museums, churches and temples; anything that gives me insight into the history and soul of the place I’m in. I can also be a beach bum – I like to laze in the shade of a palm tree with a good book or float in a warm sea at sundown.

Glasgow Houses of Worship

Cherie Mary Lunghi, English film, television and theatre actress (1952-).

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