We'd be surprised if these quotes about Venice do not ring a bell for you.
Venice is a unique and evocative city which often left you bewitched. Thankfully many poets, authors, and artists fell for the city and, with their words help us expressing our fascination.
Quote about Venice, Italy #1
“The surface of Venice is constantly metamorphosing [and] painting Venice is almost like being a restorer, peeling off the layers to find the picture after picture underneath.” Arbit Blatas
Quote about Venice, Italy #2
“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” Truman Capote
Quote about Venice, Italy #3
“To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.” Alexander Herzen
Quote about Venice, Italy #4
“It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.” Erica Jon
Quote about Venice, Italy #5
“At the bridge I stood
lately in the brown night.
From afar came a song:
as a golden drop it welled
over the quivering surface.
Gondolas, lights, and music —
drunken it swam out into the twilight.
My soul, a stringed instrument,
sang to itself, invisibly touched,
a secret gondola song,
quivering with iridescent happiness.
— Did anyone listen to it?”
Quote about Venice, Italy #6
“Venice…A splendour of miscellaneous spirits.” John Ruskin
Quote about Venice, Italy #7
“Venice, it’s temples and palaces did seem like fabrics of enchantment piled to heaven.” Percy Bysshe Shelley
Quote about Venice, Italy #8
“I loved her from my boyhood,—she to me
Was as a fairy city of the heart,
Rising like water-columns from the sea,
Of joy the sojourn and of wealth the mart;
And Otway, Radcliffe, Schiller, Shakespeare’s art,
Had stamped her image in me, and even so,
Although I found her thus, we did not part,
Perchance even dearer in her day of woe
Than when she was a boast, a marvel, and a show”
Lord Byron, Venice
Quote about Venice, Italy #9
“Venice has always fascinated me. Every country in Europe then was run by kings and the Vatican except Venice, which was basically run by councils. I’ve always wondered why.” Alan Furst
Quote about Venice, Italy #10
“A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.” Arthur Symons.
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