Ja, jeg har endelig ankommet denne verdens hovedstad! Jeg opplever nå alle mine ungdomsdrømmer våkne til liv … Kun i Roma er det mulig å forstå Roma. Goethe, 1816.
Barcelona, utbrøt Don Quijote, er et arkiv av høflighet, ly for utlendinger, sykehus for de fattige, fedreland for de modige ... unik i sin beliggenhet og skjønnhet. Cervantes, 1615.
All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner!' John F. Kennedy, 1963.
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. Ernest Hemingway
Cambridge was a joy. Tediously. People reading books in a posh place. It was my fantasy. I loved it. I miss it still. Zadie Smith, 2005.
You must come to Copenhagen to work with us. We like people who can actually perform thought experiments! Niels Bohr