quote by John Green

Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.

— John Green

Wonderful Amsterdam quotations

Amsterdam is like the rings of a tree: It gets older as you get closer to the center.

I love Amsterdam. The city is vibrant and alive. It's fresh and so open. It's definitely one of my favorite places.

Location: Amsterdam, Where Fire Is Called "Vlam

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.

Amsterdam was a great surprise to me.

I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town.

...And in freedom, most people find sin.

But words are water in Amsterdam, they flood your ears and set the rot, and the church's east corner is crowded.

In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal.

throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms.

I dropped my pants in a tattoo parlor in Amsterdam.

I woke up in a waterbed with this funky-looking dragon with a blue tongue on my hip. I realized I made a mistake, so a few months later I got a cross to cover it. When my pants hang low, it looks like I'm wearing a dagger!

I was discovered in Paris when I was there on a school trip at the age of 13.

After that, my mom came in contact with Elite Amsterdam; then I started modeling.

In Amsterdam, the river and canals have been central to city life for the last four centuries.

Amsterdam must have more than a million people.

But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That's because they haven't been exposed enough.

I was told David Letterman and Kaufman had heart attacks on the same day: David Letterman's heart attack was at a hospital in NYC. Kaufman's heart attack was at the red light district in Amsterdam, Holland. I think Kaufman had more fun. You're a great artist. I just love the way you painted my portrait.

When every piece of furniture and your underwear are taken by the bank, when you lose your house in Florida, in New York, in Amsterdam and L.A., when your wife is dying and your son abandons you, you don't feel very good.

In Europe, I always have fun bike riding in Amsterdam.

Moderate Islam? That's a contradiction.

It's going to be a long time before we see a new Koran, an equivalent to the New Testament. Attacks don't happen in the name of Buddhism or Christianity; nor do homosexuals get beaten up, as happens daily in Amsterdam.

The Annex is an ideal place to hide in.

It may be damp and lopsided, but there's probably not a more comfortable hiding place in all of Amsterdam. No, in all of Holland.

Although I miss my family and friends when I'm away from Amsterdam, I've never had that feeling of missing a city like I have with New Orleans. Especially for the music.

My mother - my stepmother, really, she herself have been what they call an elocutionist. And she was the one who first encouraged me to write poetry, because she used to read it to us. And then when I began to write when I was nine years old, my first poem was published in the Amsterdam News. I called it "The Graveyard."

And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things too. Don't run out ahead of Him.

Once I even took the train to Utrecht, forty miles from Amsterdam, with my yellow star, this star which I still have. Why did I go? I just wanted to visit some friends. I was a little bit crazy, a little bit insane.

I like it [Rotterdam] much better than Amsterdam which is too much like a postcard. It's too cute for me. Rotterdam is more real, it's got a stomach.

People always get used to beauty, though.

” “I haven’t gotten used to you just yet,” he answered, smiling. I felt myself blushing. “Thank you for coming to Amsterdam,” he said. “Thank you for letting me hijack your wish,” I said. “Thank you for wearing that dress which is like whoa

I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch.

Don't people know that it's the hardest work in the world? Joseph Conrad said that he had loaded hundredweights of coal all day long on a ship in Amsterdam in the wintertime, and that is was nothing to the energy demanded for a day's work writing.

I lived on a houseboat in Amsterdam for a year.

It was intense, and it's possible that I even had a few blackouts.

I was in George Martin's studio in Amsterdam and he was telling me, 'They come in here and it takes them three days to do a bass line.' Well I'm not from that era.

My dream holiday would be a) a ticket to Amsterdam b) immunity from prosecution and c) a baseball bat.

Curator Shantrelle P. Lewis left for Amsterdam an Andy Warhol fellow, and came back with a film in her pocket. Please support this confrontation of the Netherlands' violently passive aggressive racist traditions, by an American Southern, aggressive aggressive. She's a top notch thinker and lover of questions.

We're going on a, um, windmill tour later this week.

" If I'd wanted to shut them all up, I'd definitely succeeded. They all looked stunned. Adrian spoke first. "I'm going to assume that means he's flying you to Amsterdam on his private jet. If so, I'd like to come along. But not for the windmills.

My man slangs rocks like up the block, 143RD and Amsterdam by the smoke shop

I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam who call and suggest parts. I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting until the end of my days.

Amsterdam is not Holland. It is a city that attracts people from all over Holland. And lots of international tourists and party people.

Brian Eno and Robert Fripp's foray into some artful excursions into some ethereal electric experiments. There was a lot curious activities emerging in London, Amsterdam, and Berlin back then developing some fiercely fuzzy of synth-like effects way outside the norm which really blew the lid off things.

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