The most famous quotes about Istanbul in history
The most famous quotes about Istanbul in history

The authors, sultans, great leaders and even fashion designers. All had their word on Istanbul, the magnificent city where two continents meet. It's city, which was founded on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC as Byzantium, developed to become one of the most significant cities in history. Let's look up some of the most famous quotes about Istanbul:

1: If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. Alphonse de Lamartine

2: I found that the loudest fans in the world are in Istanbul. Roger Waters

3: Istanbul is inspiring because it has its own code of architecture, literature, poetry, music. Christian Louboutin

4: “It was in Cihangir that i first learned Istanbul was not an anonymous multitude of walled-in lives - a jungle of apartments where no one knew who was dead or who was celebrating what - but an archipelago of neighbourhoods in which everyone knew each other.” Orhan Pamuk, Istanbul: Memories and the City

5: Interestingly, the Istanbul bid did not begin with the Turkish government or the mayor of Istanbul, but by groups of publicly spirited citizens. Jeremy Isaacs

6: "If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital." Napoleon Bonaparte

7: "All other cities are doomed, but I imagine that as long as people exist, Constantinople will exist." Petrus Gyllius

8: "Holy Istanbul! Your name is the most enchanting one of all names which enchants me." Pierre Loti

9: "Istanbul, a universal beauty where poet and archeologist, diplomat and merchant, princess and sailor, northerner and westerner screams with same admiration. The whole world thinks that this city is the most beautiful place on earth." Edmondo De Amicis

10: "Istanbul owes its extraordinary situation to Golden Horn, Marmara Sea and The Bosphorus."  Andrea Horn

11: "Either I conquer Istanbul or Istanbul conquers me." Fatih Sultan Mehmet

12: "İstanbul is a magical seal which unites Europe and Asia since the ancient times. Without a doubt, Istanbul is certainly the most beautiful place of the world." Gerard De Nerval

13: "People were right when they say there is no other place on earth as beautiful looking as Istanbul." Chateaubriand

14: "On the meeting point of two worlds, the ornament of Turkish homeland, the treasure of Turkish history, the city cherished by the Turkish nation, İstanbul, has its place in the hearts of all citizens." Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
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