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    JOHN, by the grace of God, King of England, to all his faithful people who have desired to have burgages at the township of Liverpul, greeting. No ye that we have granted to all who have taken burgages at Liverpul that they shall have all liberties and free customs which any free borough on the sea has in our land.
    King John, August 28, 1207
    In the evening, especially when the sailors are gathered in great numbers, these streets present a most singular spectacle, the entire population of the vicinity being seemingly turned into them. Hand organs and fiddles, plied by strolling musicians, mix with the songs of the seamen, the babble of women and children and the wining of beggars. From the various boarding houses, proceed the noise of revellry.
    Herman Melville, 1839
    I had a dream. I found myself in a dirty, sooty city. It was night and winter; and dark and raining. I was in Liverpool. In the centre was a round pool; in the middle of it a small island. On it stood a single tree; a magnolia in a shower of reddish blossoms. It was as though the tree stood inthe sunlight, and were, at the same time, the source of light. Everything was extremely unpleasant; black and opaque - just as I felt then. But I had an vision of unearthly beauty . . . and thatís why I was able to live at all. Liverpool is the pool of life.
    Carl Jung, philosopher, 1961
    Liverpool Cathedral is one of the great buildings of the world. Suddenly one realises that the greatest art of architecture, that compels reverance, but also lifts one up, and turns one into a king, is the art of enclosing space.
    John Betjeman, poet laureate, BBC broadcast 1970
    My love of New York, is something to do with Liverpool. There is the same quality of energy in both cities.
    John Lennon, 1971
    A good place to wash your hair, Liverpool - good, soft water.
    George Harrison, 1977
    Liverpool is full of the kind of people who go out on Monday and couldnít care less about Tuesday morning.
    Jan Molby, Liverpool FC, 1985
    The time to believe in peras-troika (openness) is when a Russian pop group plays in Liverpool.
    President Ronald Regan, speaking to students in Moscow, 1987
    Iíve got a plan to revolution-ise art in this city. Iíd like Liverpool to host a national congress of artists - much better than festivals which only last a week.
    Arthur Dooley, sculptor, 1989
    Liverpool has meant everything to me from the very beginning.
    Libor Pesek KBE, conductor, Liverpool Philharmonic, 1995
    We may not live in Liverpool, but our whole life is there. Youíve got to understand that we are still very clannish. All our cousins, nieces, nephews, are still in Liverpool and itís still like a village there. Most of my friends are still in Liverpool and nothing goes on there without me knowing about it.
    Cilla Black, 1996
    The magic of Liverpool is that it isnít England. We are global and we have learned to tolerate and respect each otherís traditions. As such, we are a national asset.
    Margaret Simey, 1999
    Liverpool was a commercial rather than industrial centre: a place of shipping insurance and banking. And each of these interests owned a building and wanted to promote it. There was tremendous rivalry and a great deal of innovation and experimentation.
    Professor Quentin Hughes, architectural historian and author, 2000
    Liverpool made me what I am - it kept my feet on the ground.
    Paul McCartney, 2002
    Youíll never walk alone was not by the Beatles and it wasnít even Merseybeat, but it became synonymous with the Liverpool sound. Itís still sung to this day, of course, but to watch the Kop in the Sixties in all its scarf waving celebration of civic solidarity was to witness something extraordinary. It used to move me to tears.
    Gerry Marsden, singer, 2002
    This is my home town. The place where I was born and where I belong.
    Ken Dodd, 2003
    Itís stunning the way the city has been transformed and every time I come back I feel so proud. Our historic buildings - the finest collection of civic buidings in Europe - are being looked after like never before. And there has been so much development -the waterfront, for example, looks wonderful. And all this rubs off on the people.
    Peter Sissons, 2003
    Liverpool will become a cultural beacon of the world. Capital of culture is a wonderful accolade It is fabulous. You are a wonderful city. I am so glad you won.
    Tessa Jowell, culture secretary, June 2003

    Have you got any? Do you know of any more quotes by famous people?


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    Hey there cool Kev , anymore?

    here`s one..........

    "ay soft lad geroffa da tree now" my dad in the 1970`s to me

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    I think this is right

    Liverpool is second in my heart only to London...Charles ****ens

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    OMG it wont let me write his name .. you know who i mean

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    Charles D1ckens Its the word censor doing its job.
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    cheers kev

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    No probs
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    Default Daniel Defoe

    There is no town in England, London excepted, that can equal Liverpool for the fineness of the streets, the beauty of the buildings; many of the houses are all of stone and the rest (the new part) of brick.

    Daniel Defoe, A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain (1724)


    Atkinson Grimshaw
    Ermine tastes much the same as sackcloth when there's nothing left to eat.

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    Here's one or three Kev

    "And so the beautiful sequence of buildings which stands for Liverpool's most deliberate piece or architectural aestheticism is really a testimony to the beauty-disregarding spirit of naked utilitarianism which her endless and imminent activities have made inevitable"
    Walter Dixon Scott 1907 - on St George's Hall

    "Liverpool is the Pool of Life"
    Carl Gustav Jung

    "I have never seen any place like Liverpool. Liverpudlians are proud of their birth place, not only for its history, supremacy as a sea port, delightful situation and surroundings, but because of its preeminence of its merchant princes and citizens stability, integrity, progressiveness and humour".
    Recollections of a Liverpudlian, 1908

    "..if Liverpool did not exist, it would have to be invented"
    Myrbach

    "Siena, Liverpool, Kyoto, Manhattan are examples of natural cities. Levittown, Chandigarh and the British New Towns are examples of artificial cities"
    from the classic text 'A City is not a Tree' (1965)
    Christopher Alexander

    "This commercial intercourse of the inhabitants, induces a general harmony and sociability, unclouded by those ceremonies and distinctions that are met with in more polished life; hence the freedom and animation which the town has always been observed to possess"
    Moss: Liverpool Guide 1796

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    The Mersey is well known as the river which made Liverpool a port, which separates Lancashire from Cheshire and which gave its name to the Mersey Sound. It begins life far inland, though does not appear as a name on a map until it reaches the old town of Stockport, where the River Tame unites with the Goyt and the Etherow to form the young Mersey.

    Quoted from The River Mersey by Ron Freethy.

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    Found this ''what a supprise''

    I love to visit Liverpool...to see my hubcaps.
    -- Bernard Manning

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIPA
    Found this ''what a supprise''

    I love to visit Liverpool...to see my hubcaps.
    -- Bernard Manning

    Its a shame he has to travel to Wythenshaw to see the burnt out shell of his Jag from whence his beloved hubcaps came eh? , his Bose speakers and cd player are somewhere in Bolton, in the back of a Fiat Uno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FKoE
    Its a shame he has to travel to Wythenshaw to see the burnt out shell of his Jag from whence his beloved hubcaps came eh? , his Bose speakers and cd player are somewhere in Bolton, in the back of a Fiat Uno.
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    Ida B. Wells, was an Afro-American civil rights activist, a suffragist, and author : Wikipedia entry<<

    Ida visited Liverpool in 1894. She wrote about the experience in her autobiography, Crusade for Justice (1928)

    She wrote of Liverpool:

    Liverpool has learned that she can prosper with out the slave trade or slave labour. Her docks are crowded with ships from all parts of the world. And the city, with its population of six hundred thousand souls, is one of the most prosperous in the United Kingdom.

    Her freedom-loving citizens not only subscribe to the doctrine that human beings regardless of colour or condition are equal before the law, but they practice what they preach. Here a coloured person can ride in any sort of conveyance in any part of the country without being insulted; stop in any hotel or be accommodated at any restaurant one wishes without being refused with contempt; wander into any picture gallery, lecture room, concert hall, theatre or church and receive only the most courteous treatment from officials and fellow sightseers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FKoE

    My ald fellas 76 years old.... and he says, you need to have a word with yourself.
    I reckon this takes some beating!
    Ermine tastes much the same as sackcloth when there's nothing left to eat.

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    Yeah but me mam told him to shurrup and get the washing up done

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    "Liverpool is THE quintessential music city of Britain".

    Pete Townsend at the summer pops.

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    These are great...They'd make a great book!

    " What Michael Jackson needs is a scouse mate"

    Somebody I used to work with said this. He reckoned it would sort him out and bring him down to Earth.

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    Probably would too.

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    I love this thread but it keeps making me cry. That and the Malibus. I dont realise how much I love my hometown until I read about it. I think Gerry Marsdens comments were simple and deeply felt and therefore probably more moving to me but it was wonderful to read. Sod Bernard Manning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaatu View Post
    These are great...They'd make a great book!

    " What Michael Jackson needs is a scouse mate"

    Somebody I used to work with said this. He reckoned it would sort him out and bring him down to Earth.
    as long as that mate was over 18 and wasn't a monkey

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    I offered but he said I looked like a baboon and looked 10 times over 18. So I said I,d put a diaper on and he said yes a full one on yer ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    as long as that mate was over 18 and wasn't a monkey
    Ha Ha...Nice one, goes without saying really!

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    my kids are 14 &17 and they just about know what i am on about when i say the back kitchen, (its at the front of the house), back garden, ( house is detached it's all around us ) pull the chain ( there is no chain in sight it's a small button ) tape corry for us ( it's a dvd ) wonder how long we'll have these sayings for ?

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    Wink I wonder if it was rehearsed...

    I was watching Roger McGough and Brian Patten at The Everyman for the anniversary of The Mersey Sound in 2007. As part of the Q&A they had to respond to this famous quote about the creative energy in the Liverpool poetry scene:


    ďLiverpool is at the present moment the centre of the consciousness
    of the human universeĒ - Allen Ginsberg, 1965


    I'm sure I misquote Roger McGough horribly, but he said something along the lines of "Ginsberg would have said that about anywhere that he was."

    He said it quite easily, naturally and wittily... I wonder if he had that answer already up his sleeve.

    ~Esther xxx

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