Quotes About Glasgow

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“Billy Rankin is a true Glasgow rock legend. He has everything going for him: he's a brilliant guitarist, he writes killer songs, he's worked with the best, toured the world and he is one handsome-looking chap. I know all of this because Billy told me.”
Robert Fields, Unknown Book 11768634

Val McDermid
“The Glasgow accent was so strong you could have built a bridge with it and known it would outlast the civilization that spawned it”
Val McDermid

Natalya Vorobyova
“He said he loves her more because she makes him smile. Fine! I'll give him the Glasgow smile. Beat that, bitch!”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Alasdair Gray
“Glasgow is still full of churches built in the last century. Half of them have been turned into warehouses.”
Alasdair Gray, Lanark

Margot McCuaig
“Anything could happen in the company of a woman whose usual status is ‘apparition’.”
Margot McCuaig, The Birds That Never Flew

Natasha Pulley
“He was from Glasgow. Everything past "good morning" was a blur.”
Natasha Pulley

William McIlvanney
“Coulda made something o’ himself. But a luckless man. All his days a luckless man. The kinna man woulda got two complimentary tickets for the Titanic.” The unintentional humour of her remark was like her natural appetite for life reasserting itself. Harkness couldn’t stop smiling. It was as if Glasgow couldn’t shut the wryness of its mouth even at the edge of the grave.”
William McIlvanney, The Papers of Tony Veitch

William McIlvanney
“Glasgow was home-made ginger biscuits and Jennifer Lawson dead in the park. It was the sententious niceness of the Commander and the threatened abrasiveness of Laidlaw. It was Milligan, insensitive as a mobile slab of cement, and Mrs Lawson, witless with hurt. It was the right hand knocking you down and the left hand picking you up, while the mouth alternated apology and threat.”
William McIlvanney

Margot McCuaig
“We sat still, our breathing loud and rhythmic, its music melancholy, a traditional song of sorrow.”
Margot McCuaig, The Birds That Never Flew

William McIlvanney
“From his vantage point in Ruchill Park, Laidlaw looked out over the city. He could see so much of it from here and still it baffled him. ‘What is this place?’ he thought.

A small and great city, his mind answered. A city with its face against the wind. That made it grimace. But did it have to be so hard? Sometimes it felt so hard…It was a place so kind it would batter cruelty into the ground. And what circumstances kept giving it was cruelty. No wonder he loved it. It danced among its own debris. When Glasgow gave up, the world could call it a day.”
William McIlvanney, The Papers of Tony Veitch

Jamie Holoran
“Christ – wid ye take a look at that numpty? Fuckin "Popeye" izzit?’ Jimmy gestured towards the bar. ‘C**t obviously husnae hud his spinach, eh?”
Jamie Holoran, Rounder's People

Jamie Holoran
“Jimmy shot him a look that patently said: ‘Mon noo, Wee-man, whit are ye waitin fur? Ah’ve set ye up tae get in her knickers!”
Jamie Holoran, Rounder's People

Jay Stringer
“Her name was Senga. You have to love Glasgow; once everyone figured we had enough people named Agnes, they just reversed the letters and started again.”
Jay Stringer, Ways to Die in Glasgow

Alasdair Gray
“Glasgow is a magnificent city,” said McAlpin. “Why do we hardly ever notice that?”

“Because nobody imagines living here…think of Florence, Paris, London, New York. Nobody visiting them for the first time is a stranger because he’s already visited them in paintings, novels, history books and films. But if a city hasn’t been used by an artist not even the inhabitants live there imaginatively.”
Alasdair Gray, Lanark

Barry Graham
“Carrying a shotgun makes you less amusing.”
Barry Graham, Big Davey Joins the Majority: A Glasgow Noir Short Story

“The Rosebank dancing school gives the high-quality training and enjoyable atmosphere for dance lessons in Glasgow.”
Rosebank dancing

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