The Best Quotes about Bangkok, Thailand

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I’d love to visit Thailand just for the street food and the energy of a city like Bangkok. -Bobby Flay

Bangkok, like Las Vegas, sounds like a place where you make bad decisions. -Todd Phillips

Perfect is boring and dreams are not real. Just… do. So you think, “I wish I could travel.” Great. Sell your crappy car, buy a ticket to Bangkok, and go. Right now. I’m serious. -Shonda Rhimes

I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. -Henry Rollins

because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air. -Sylvia Plath

Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes. -Robin Leach

Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds. -David Attenborough

What it boils down to is that when you say the word Las Vegas it means something. You could say New York City and it doesn’t really mean anything. When you say a word like Bangkok, in my mind it means something. There’s not a lot of cities where the world literally brings a picture to your mind. -Todd Phillips

I’m sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he’d ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant. -J. William Fulbright

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Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes. I would say a private paradise in the Caribbean. If you want culture and class, I would say Tuscany. If you want exotic, I would say Bangkok, Thailand. -Robin Leach

The first I heard of the beach was in Bangkok, on the Ko Sanh Road. -Alex Garland

Bangkok 8 is one of the most startling and provocative mysteries that I’ve read in years. The characters are marvelously unique, the setting is intoxicating and the plot unwinds in dark illusory strands, reminiscent of Gorky Park. Once I started, I didn’t want to put it down. -Carl Hiaasen

I think it is immensely difficult to get the U.S. interested in non-U.S. topics. I dont think this is because the average American reader is disinterested, but more because of publishers playing it safe: if a thriller based in L.A. is a sure winner, why spend money plugging one based in Paris – or Bangkok? -John Burdett

In Mexico City, Tehran, Kolkata, Bangkok, Shanghai, and hundreds of other cities, the air is no longer safe to breathe. In some cities, the air is so polluted that breathing is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes per day. -Lester R. Brown

Yeah. A feeling. Like the whole point of my life from the alleys in Bangkok to the yachts and private island to coming here like a crazy person trying to fly a helicopter like all of it from birth to here point A to point Z was all some big cosmic trick to get me to meet you. – Sanjit to Lana -Michael Grant

We haven’t truly had a zeitgeisty, ‘songs on the radio’ show, since…I want to say “One Night in Bangkok” was the last musical theatre song that charted. That was so long ago. -Nikka Graff Lanzarone

Ho Chi Minh City is crowded, noisy, untidy and chaotic. I miss the orderly life of suburban America and the comfort of my apartment and my truck when I’m here, but when I get back in the USA I miss the craziness of Ho Chi Minh City or Bangkok. -Doug Rice

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Even if I turned myself in, it wouldn’t change anything. It wouldn’t make me one of them. I knew that when I got my powers, but really I knew it before then. I learned it as a child on my first day of school, on the warm rainy streets of Bangkok, and in college. If you’re different you always know it, and you can’t fix it even if you want to. What do you do when you find out your heart is the wrong kind? You take what you’re given, and be the hero you can be. Hero to your own cold, inverted heart. -Austin Grossman

Never before has information been so important, to governments and businesses alike. And please don’t imagine that some of you gathered here today may be less concerned than others. Globalization means that the “butterfly effect” is everywhere at work. The mistakes of a stockbroker in Singapore or the collapse of the Baht in Bangkok, the decisions of a Finnish industrial concern, or what the Governor of Minas Gerais in Brazil decides to do about his State’s debt, have had consequences for the world as a whole. -Jacques Chirac

In the last workshop I taught, a woman flew in from Thailand. She’s a medical doctor in Bangkok. I asked her in her one-on-one session where she wanted photography to be in her life.Did she want a second career? Was it about earning money? Or was it art? And she said “None of those. I want photography to be serious in my life.” It would be like someone wanting music, like piano playing, to be a richer, deeper, and maybe even harder experience. -Sam Abell

Bangkok, like Las Vegas, sounds like a place where you make bad decisions.  -Todd Phillips

Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds.  -David Attenborough

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I’m sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he’d ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant.  -J. William Fulbright

The first I heard of the beach was in Bangkok, on the Ko Sanh Road.  -Alex Garland

I’d love to visit Thailand just for the street food and the energy of a city like Bangkok.  -Bobby Flay

Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes. I would say a private paradise in the Caribbean. If you want culture and class, I would say Tuscany. If you want exotic, I would say Bangkok, Thailand.  -Robin Leach

In Mexico City, Tehran, Kolkata, Bangkok, Shanghai, and hundreds of other cities, the air is no longer safe to breathe. In some cities, the air is so polluted that breathing is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes per day.  -Lester R. Brown

Bangkok 8 is one of the most startling and provocative mysteries that I’ve read in years. The characters are marvelously unique, the setting is intoxicating and the plot unwinds in dark illusory strands, reminiscent of Gorky Park. Once I started, I didn’t want to put it down.  -Carl Hiaasen

Originally, ‘The Windup Girl’ started as a short story – a very gnarly, complicated short story set in Bangkok that didn’t work very well.  -Paolo Bacigalupi

Shopping in Thailand is super cheap and generally high quality. Bangkok is also safe. If you see anybody wearing camouflage holding a machete, don’t be scared. They sell coconuts.  -Bobby Lee

When I was in Thailand, I went into the up-country because Marco Polo didn’t get down into the flesh pots of Bangkok because they didn’t exist in those days. – Gary Jennings

The fact of the matter is that fewer people in Tokyo are able to do business in English than in many other big Asian cities, like Shanghai, Seoul or Bangkok.  -Rebecca MacKinnon

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One of my favorite vacation memories was the Thai foot massage and Internet access salons in Bangkok, followed up by my testing cellphone coverage while wading in Provincetown Harbor on Cape Cod.  -Kara Swisher

We haven’t truly had a zeitgeisty, ‘songs on the radio’ show, since…I want to say “One Night in Bangkok” was the last musical theatre song that charted. That was so long ago.  -Nikka Graff Lanzarone

Perfect is boring and dreams are not real. Just do. So you think, “I wish I could travel.” Great. Sell your crappy car, buy a ticket to Bangkok, and go. Right now. I’m serious. – Shonda Rhimes

because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.  -Sylvia Plath

It’s not like, I don’t know, if Madonna has a new record out, then everybody from Bangkok to Birmingham knows what its called and can buy it the same week. But our stuff is not in that mass market.  -Evan Parker

If you are in Bangkok, you will find that people there will never speak to you without joining their hands. It’s not that they are speaking to you like that because you are tourists. They even speak at their home like that.  -Akshay Kumar

I joined Khalsa College just opposite Don Bosco in class XI, but soon I quit studies and was sent to Bangkok by my father to learn martial arts, as that is the only place we could afford given that I would also work there to support my training.  -Akshay Kumar

Ho Chi Minh City is crowded, noisy, untidy and chaotic. I miss the orderly life of suburban America and the comfort of my apartment and my truck when I’m here, but when I get back in the USA I miss the craziness of Ho Chi Minh City or Bangkok.  -Doug Rice

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What it boils down to is that when you say the word Las Vegas it means something. You could say New York City and it doesn’t really mean anything. When you say a word like Bangkok, in my mind it means something. There’s not a lot of cities where the world literally brings a picture to your mind.  -Todd Phillips

I think it is immensely difficult to get the U.S. interested in non-U.S. topics. I dont think this is because the average American reader is disinterested, but more because of publishers playing it safe: if a thriller based in L.A. is a sure winner, why spend money plugging one based in Paris – or Bangkok?  -John Burdett

Yeah. A feeling. Like the whole point of my life from the alleys in Bangkok to the yachts and private island to coming here like a crazy person trying to fly a helicopter like all of it from birth to here point A to point Z was all some big cosmic trick to get me to meet you.  – Sanjit to Lana Michael Grant

I think it is immensely difficult to get the U.S. interested in non-U.S. topics. I don’t think this is because the average American reader is disinterested, but more because of publishers playing it safe: if a thriller based in L.A. is a sure winner, why spend money plugging one based in Paris – or Bangkok?  -John Burdett

Comedies are just never that expensive quite frankly. They really aren’t. We aren’t doing green screen shooting, so even Hangover II in Bangkok might seem like it’s expensive, you’re flying over and back, but they’re just not that expensive to make when you do it the way we do it which is very focused and I’ve done it before.  -Todd Phillips

When I was 18, I took a trip to Thailand with a friend. We stayed for a month. Bangkok was very raw for a teenager: there were no cellphones, no Internet, and the only music I had with me was this cassette by Liz Phair. I was writing a lot of poetry, and she embodied a talky style of songwriting that I found very accessible.  -Jenny Lewis

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Bangkok, though, is a rejuvenating tonic; the people seem to have found the magic elixir. Life, a visitor feels, has not been wasted on the Thais. –Bernard Kalb

The first I heard of the beach was in Bangkok, on the Ko Sanh Road. -Alex Garland

Bangkok is also safe. If you see anybody wearing camouflage holding a machete, don’t be scared. They sell coconuts. -Bobby Lee

I landed in 1980 in Bangkok, and I stopped to eat ten times between the airport and the hotel. It was all lemongrass and ginger and chilies. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

How I love Bangkok! It’s so teeming with everything that should be forbidden. I’m not just talking about the sex trade. I also mean the ways of driving, the ways of putting up buildings, environmental management arrangements, the continual attention of con artists and snatch-thieves, and the quaint local custom of peeing in side-streets. – John Dolan

Bangkok, though, is a rejuvenating tonic; the people seem to have found the magic elixir. Life, a visitor feels, has not been wasted on the Thais. -– Bernard Kalb

Today, Bangkok cuisine can be described as an indigenous Central cuisine with heavy influences from a heady blend of foreign cultures – Chinese, Mon, Persian, Portuguese, modern European, North American, and more – resulting in a beautiful, quirky mix that locals and visitors alike can’t get enough of.-– Leela Punyaratabandhu

Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes. I would say a private paradise in the Caribbean. If you want culture and class, I would say Tuscany. If you want exotic, I would say Bangkok, Thailand. – Robin Leach

Shopping in Thailand is super cheap and generally high quality. Bangkok is also safe. If you see anybody wearing camouflage holding a machete, don’t be scared. They sell coconuts. -Bobby Lee

Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes. -Robin Leach

When I was in Thailand, I went into the up-country because Marco Polo didn’t get down into the flesh pots of Bangkok because they didn’t exist in those days. -Gary Jennings

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Comedies are just never that expensive quite frankly. They really aren’t. We aren’t doing green screen shooting, so even Hangover II in Bangkok might seem like it’s expensive, you’re flying over and back, but they’re just not that expensive to make when you do it the way we do it which is very focused and I’ve done it before. -Todd Phillips

It’s not like, I don’t know, if Madonna has a new record out, then everybody from Bangkok to Birmingham knows what its called and can buy it the same week. But our stuff is not in that mass market. -Evan Parker

Originally, ‘The Windup Girl’ started as a short story – a very gnarly, complicated short story set in Bangkok that didn’t work very well. -Paolo Bacigalupi

I joined Khalsa College just opposite Don Bosco in class XI, but soon I quit studies and was sent to Bangkok by my father to learn martial arts, as that is the only place we could afford given that I would also work there to support my training. -Akshay Kumar

We are proud to see Bangkok Airways joining the growing list of launch customers for the A350. This really demonstrates the popularity of our new wide-body in the market place. -Gustav Humbert

When I was 18, I took a trip to Thailand with a friend. We stayed for a month. Bangkok was very raw for a teenager: there were no cellphones, no Internet, and the only music I had with me was this cassette by Liz Phair. I was writing a lot of poetry, and she embodied a talky style of songwriting that I found very accessible. -Jenny Lewis

I think we are a little bit disappointed about the Bangkok vote, but we can understand that and we probably have to take it into consideration for our next step. -Suranand Vejjajiva

The first I heard of the beach was in Bangkok, on the Ko Sanh Road. -Alex Garland

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Films that are made in Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Bangkok tend to feed off each other and multiply the potential of Asian cinema. -Marco Muller

The talks in Bangkok were almost on the verge of collapse with the Indian government failing to respond positively to our demands. -Kraibo Chawang

It seems that they’re really keen on MotoGP there and we were given an enthusiastic welcome. The people are so kind and it was no different this time, they looked after us really well! We go to so many different cities but usually only have time to see hotels, airports and race tracks, so it was great to have the chance to experience a bit of local culture for once and do some sightseeing. From what I’ve seen so far, Bangkok is a really lively and interesting city; I hope I get to visit again sometime soon! -Colin Edwards

It was exactly the same as in Bangkok  – 7-5 in the third, losing my serve at 5-all. I was down a break in the second set and came out with nothing to lose, just trying to put the ball in the court and play good tennis. -Paradorn Srichaphan

If you’re a VIP executive from some company and staying in a five-star hotel in Bangkok and just going to meetings there or at your company office there, then your risk is very, very different from a student backpacker in college, -Phyllis Kozarsky

If I sell a ticket to Bangkok and the guy solicits kids into his condo, am I liable? -Steve Danishek

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