"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

“London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London.” - Peter Ackroyd

“No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” - Samuel Johnson

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

“London is a roost for every bird.” - Benjamin Disraeli

“It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed.” - King George VI

“It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crowded together, that the wonderful immensity of London consists.” - Samuel Johnson

“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.” - Samuel Johnson

“London is a glorious mess.” - James Geary

“London is a modern Babylon.” - Benjamin Disraeli

Portland, Ore.-based photojournalist

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