Famous quotes of Istanbul


Millions of  people say that there is no place on this earth that is as charming as Istanbul city despite the traffic that happens mainly because of the 16 million citizens who live in it but they are actually right. You can never know or understand why but there is something that keeps melting your heart when you walk through this city you and the more you stay in it the more you fall in love. To be honest, it is not weird for such a city that was the capital and most important city of the world’s three most famous empires the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, and the Ottoman Empire and until the present day, all areas, museums, historical sights are considered proves of what mighty city Istanbul is.


Istanbul city has taken over the hearts and minds of many poets, writers, philosophers, and even great leaders. All of these people have been touched and amazed by the beauty of this city. For example, the very famous french writer and novelist Pierre Loti who used to sit alone at the top of the hill located now in Eyup Sultan district and spends hours watching the breathtaking view of what is called today the Golden Horn. Today, this hill is named after him because he used to sit for a long time and write his poems up there..

Here are some of the most famous quotes about Istanbul that are written or said by famous people:


Prophet Mohammad:

Prophet Mohammad is one of the messengers who were sent by God to spread the message of mighty God all over the world. As all prophets were given special characters that so not exist in other people, Prophet Mohammad was able to know some of what is going to happen in the future after by God through angels. Prophet Mohammad once said:
“ Constantinople will be conquered one day. What an amazing conqueror that who will conquer it, and what an amazing soldiers that obey this conqueror “


Prophet Mohammad is the messenger of Islam and billions of people actually follow him.


Mustafa Kemal Ataturk :

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is the most respected person in Turkey. He is the founder of the present Turkish Republic and actually raised up in Turkey to make it a strong Republic. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk once said:

“ the treasure of the Turkish motherland, the wealth of the Turkish history, the Turkish nation’s apple of the eye, Istanbul is the city that has a special place in the hearts of all citizens “

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is considered the godfather of all Turks and the most incredible commander of all Turkish leaders. His words are effectives for Turkish people.

Dorina Neave:

Dorina Neave was the daughter of a British consular living in Istanbul, she was one of the people who were touched by the beauty of Istanbul city. In fact, Dorina was so much in love with the city in a way that she has written several books about it. She once said:

“ a more beautiful scenery than the one in Istanbul, does not exist all over the world “

Dorina Neave’s books were not published on a large scale but were interesting for the people who got the chance to read them .

Pierre Loti:

He is one of the most famous writers and novelists in Istanbul if not in the world. Pierre has not only been touched by the city but also he touched the hearts of all people in Istanbul, he once said:

“ Holy Istanbul! Your name is the most enchanting one of all names enchants me “

Pierre Loti’s most favourite place was the hill next to what is known now as the Golden Horn, and this hill was named after his name “ Pierre Loti Hill”

Susan Moody:

Susan Moody is another famous novelist who used to write suspense novels. Her works were translated to many foreign languages and sold to many countries around the world. She once said:

“ Istanbul… the constant beauty of the wave of the east against the rock of the west “

Susan describes the mixed culture of Istanbul because she was very touched by it.

Gerard De Nerval:

He is a French poet who was famous in France and Turkey, he said:

“ Istanbul is a magical seal which unites Europe and Asia since ancient times. Without a doubt, Istanbul is certainly the most beautiful place of the world ”

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