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11 quotes about Istanbul that explain why everyone loves it

11 quotes about Istanbul that explain why everyone loves it

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Discover our favorite quotes about Istanbul – words of wisdom by famous people that can turn into your next trip’s slogan.

Either I conquer Istanbul or Istanbul conquers me. – Mehmed the Conqueror

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

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

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

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

Istanbul, a universal beauty where poet and archaeologist, 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

Istanbul 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 

Istanbul… the constant beating of the wave of the East against the rock of the West… – Susan Moody 

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

* Constantinople is the old name of Istanbul

Life can’t be all that bad, I’d think from time to time. Whatever happens, I can always take a long walk along the Bosphorus. – Orhan Pamuk

If they say “you have your last chance to look at the world”, I wish that look would from Çamlıca of Istanbul.- Alphonse de Lamartine

* Çamlıca is a hill in Istanbul 

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