The Best Quotes about Madrid, Spain

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If ever a painter wrought a miracle of illusion with brush and pigment that painter was Velazquez in his Las Meninas, at the Prado in Madrid.  – Joaquin Sorolla

Madrid is what I call home, but also the States.  – Penelope Cruz

To go to bed at night in Madrid marks you as a little queer. For a long time your friends will be a little uncomfortable about it. Nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night. Appointments with a friend are habitually made for after midnight at the cafe.  -Ernest Hemingway

At best Madrid is a hole, but in rainy weather it is a place fit only to drown rats in.  -Henry Adams

The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it’s a woman who’s extremely vain.  -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Madrid will be remembered as the time when North America and Europe came together to shape the course of a new century, … United by common purpose and shared values, the new alliance stands ready to shape a brighter, more secure future.  -Javier Solana

In the political confusion and the torrid heat, I convinced myself that Madrid was the world’s stomach and that I had been chosen for the task of restoring this digestive organ to health.  -Leonora Carrington

Here is a city built in a wilderness. Philip II chose the site for no other reason than that it was the geographic centre of Spain.  -Gerald Brenan

I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain!  -George Orwell

There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day.  -Ernest Hemingway

There’s a lot of people from the States and from Madrid who feel a kinship and deeper understanding of what we have been going through.  -Sven Eriksson

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The problem is that they are all stars at Madrid. You need someone to carry the water to the well.  -Diego Maradona

Madrid is a big city. It’s very dynamic and cosmopolitan.  -Xabi Alonso

I love Spanish cities, particularly Barcelona, Madrid and Palma, which has the most amazing cathedral that I once went to for a wedding.  -Louise Nurding

Only the change on the international scene, the crisis in the gulf, and the strong, firm position of the United States against aggression between two Arab countries created realities that led to the Madrid Peace Conference.  -Yitzhak Rabin

I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.  -Zinedine Zidane

I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch.  -Antonio Banderas

I got to go to Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, America.  -Parminder Nagra

I was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Madrid, Spain. Then I moved to New Jersey.  -Daisy Fuentes

I love Spanish cities, particularly Barcelona, Madrid and Palma, which has the most amazing cathedral that I once went to for a wedding.  -Louise Nurding

I adore Madrid. It’s my city. If I ever move, it will only be for work. Whenever I travel, I always want to get back home.  -Maria Valverde

I don’t see myself doing catalog shoots in Madrid anymore like I was doing two years ago. I hope that the acting side of things grows.  -Brooklyn Decker

La Mancha is a very macho, chauvinistic society. I saw very clearly that my life had to be in Madrid, and I liberated myself from my mum and dad after high school.  -Pedro Almodovar

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To play today in London, next week in Madrid and the week after that in Warsaw is a bit better than playing Newark and Baltimore and Philadelphia. I’ve been doing that for 20 years.  -Norman Granz

The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it’s a woman who’s extremely vain.  -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The planet is ill, everyone knows that. But I need to be optimistic, otherwise I would just be adding to the negativity. So every night I come on Madrid TV and read a piece of good news.  – Alejandro Jodorowsky

Whether meeting with leaders and parents concerned about drugs in Bonn, Lisbon, or with the Holy Father at the Vatican, or doing a pretty fair flamenco in Madrid, I think Nancy’s one of the best ambassadors America’s ever had.  -Ronald Reagan

The first painting that I realised I liked was ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymus Bosch, when I was six years old, at the Prado in Madrid. I still find myself returning there every time I’m in the city.  -Carolina Herrera

When I am in Madrid, I just like to see my friends and walk around the city. I go to the school where my mum works and help out. My plan B, if acting doesn’t work out, is to work with disabled children.  -Maria Valverde

In Madrid, there’s a big street in the centre called Callao. I remember being there with my mum and pointing to one of the big film posters and saying, ‘I want to be up there.’ That was my dream, and I got it.  -Maria Valverde

Madrid is enjoyed most from the ground, exploring your way through its narrow streets that always lead to some intriguing park, market, tapas bar or street performer. Each night we’d leave our hotel to begin a new adventure in Madrid and nine out of 10 times, we’d walk through the Plaza Mayor.  -Emilio Estevez

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Madrid is what I call home, but also the States.  -Penelope Cruz

Can it be possible that the painters make John the Baptist a Spaniard in Madrid and an Irishman in Dublin?  -Mark Twain

travel has been stepped up to such a speed that one can have dinner in New York and indigestion in Madrid …  -Sheila Ostrander

Gideon Lightwood said he was at the Institute in Madrid. What on earth was he doing there?’ ‘Faffing about, most likely’, said Will.  -Cassandra Clare

If ever a painter wrought a miracle of illusion with brush and pigment that painter was Velazquez in his Las Meninas, at the Prado in Madrid.  -Joaquin Sorolla

After Madrid, we intensified our investigative efforts once again, and we are in the process of bringing about expansions in security laws and creating an index file system.  -Otto Schily

We’re competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That’s why it’s important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key.  -Richard M. Daley

The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And its a woman whos extremely vain.  -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I’ve been lucky enough to travel widely. When you’re based in Europe, it’s very easy to go to Madrid or Budapest for the weekend. I also lived in Italy for ten years and now live in Ireland.  -Laurie Graham

The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people.  – Bill Alexander

My husband and I like cities. We like to go to other cities. Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London. We’re not big beach people. We’re the type that get those books out and go to every museum. We are those people.  – Julie Halston

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I would love to play for Real Madrid. And I want to win a World Cup for the U.S. so bad. When the women won it, everybody went crazy. I would love to be part of something like that.  -Freddy Adu

I seem to respond most to places that are more cosmopolitan because of my Manhattan upbringing. Some of the major international cities I’ve visited, like Madrid, Rome and London, have a lot of similarities and “New York” elements while … having their own flavor.  -Bobby Flay

Because of my job, I get a lot of opportunity to grab a few days here and there in many cool cities for press commitments, magazine shoots and premieres  – Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, New York, Berlin. I always try to get to a gallery or museum if there’s time.  -Natalie Dormer

Madrid is enjoyed most from the ground, exploring your way through its narrow streets that always lead to some intriguing park, market, tapas bar or street performer. Each night we’d leave our hotel to begin a new adventure in Madrid and nine out of 10 times, we’d walk through the Plaza Mayor.  -Emilio Estevez

Only the change on the international scene, the crisis in the gulf, and the strong, firm position of the United States against aggression between two Arab countries created realities that led to the Madrid Peace Conference.  -Yitzhak Rabin

I got to go to Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, America.  -Parminder Nagra

I condemn what happened in Madrid, but it is suspicious. If tomorrow there will be another bombing, in France for example, who will gain power? Of course not Jacques Chirac, but Le Pen.  -Walid Jumblatt

I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.  -Zinedine Zidane

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I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch.  -Antonio Banderas

I don’t see myself doing catalog shoots in Madrid anymore like I was doing two years ago. I hope that the acting side of things grows.  -Brooklyn Decker

I am in Paris. Yes ma’am , I made it back. I came up from Berlin, stopped here ten days, fought a losing battle against my deepest inclinations, pulled myself out by the hair and went to Madrid…Madrid is a lovely enchanting city, and there was almost ready for me a kind of penthouse full of sunlight, a roof garden, and so on. I gave one look at it all, returned to the hotel and went to bed and wept bitterly for eleven hours…Why? Because I had seen Paris and could not endure the thought of being anywhere else.  -Katherine Anne Porter

Travel has been stepped up to such a speed that one can have dinner in New York and indigestion in Madrid.  -Sheila Ostrander

Madrid reacting with the forceful protection of bullfighting as an art form is an example of the survival of the old values.  -Bette Ford

The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And its a woman whos extremely vain.  -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Madrid is not as big as London, but it is true when you are coming from a big city like Madrid, nothing is going to surprise you, and I am very happy to move to a city like London. It is a big city, and you can do everything you want with the respect that the English people always have.  -Fernando Torres

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I said to myself & to my coleagues at Melwood that I’d probably never play for a better club with a better players than Liverpool ever again, Then I went to Real Madrid & in 2009 we met Liverpool in the CL first knock -out round. Liverpool beat us 5 -0 on aggregate. I wasn’t happy because my team had lost but I was happy with my promise. I did NOT play for a better club with a better players than LIVERPOOL  -Jerzy Dudek

Although my own view is that bin Laden does not want to stage an attack that looks like 9/11 in Europe simply because he does not want to be the agent of Trans -Atlantic reconciliation. I think they will continue to do attacks like Madrid, the British attack, the subway systems, because those attacks have proven that the European response so far has been to blame the domestic government, not to side with the Americans.  -Michael Scheuer

I peed in my wife’s boot once. On honeymoon, in Madrid, we were drinking absinthe and somehow made it back to our hotel. I don’t remember a second of this, but my wife woke up to this noise. Two of her boots were in the corner, one had fallen down and the other was standing up and I was peeing into it! It was a hole, and it looked like a toilet. She said: “Rob, wake up, you’re peeing into my shoe!”  -Rob Corddry

Whether meeting with leaders and parents concerned about drugs in Bonn, Lisbon, or with the Holy Father at the Vatican, or doing a pretty fair flamenco in Madrid, I think Nancy’s one of the best ambassadors America’s ever had.  -Ronald Reagan

Los Padres have everything and the people have nothing; ’tis the masterpiece of reason and justice. For my part, I know nothing so divine as Los Padres who make war on Kings of Spain and Portugal and in Europe act as their confessors; who here kill Spaniards and at Madrid send them to Heaven.  -Voltaire

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I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it’s a woman who’s extremely vain. One of the great Catalan poets, Joan Maragall, wrote this famous poem in which he called Barcelona the great enchantress, or some kind of sorceress, and in which the city has this dark enticing presence that seduces and lures people. I think Barcelona has a lot of that.  -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I’m happy in Madrid, my kids are happy and my wife is happy, so everything’s good. If anyone knows about contracts they take a while to sort out.  -David Beckham

Gideon Lightwood said he was at the Institute in Madrid. What on earth was he doing there?’ ‘Faffing about, most likely’, said Will.  -Cassandra Clare

I was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Madrid, Spain. Then I moved to New Jersey.  -Daisy Fuentes

Madrid is what I call home, but also the States.  -Penelope Cruz

My husband and I like cities. We like to go to other cities. Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London. We’re not big beach people. We’re the type that get those books out and go to every museum. We are those people.  -Julie Halston

The first painting that I realised I liked was ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymus Bosch, when I was six years old, at the Prado in Madrid. I still find myself returning there every time I’m in the city.  -Carolina Herrera

Ironically, even the fashion in New York or Paris or Milan or whatever, or music in Berlin, or art in, I don’t know, Madrid  – all these scenes come and go. Everything leads back to Hollywood.  -Nicolas Winding Refn

I seem to respond most to places that are more cosmopolitan because of my Manhattan upbringing. Some of the major international cities I’ve visited, like Madrid, Rome and London, have a lot of similarities and “New York” elements while … having their own flavor.  -Bobby Flay

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I doubt that VR will really replace the quality of books. If you want to go into let’s say the Prado in Madrid and you want to go into Hieronymus Bosch or whatever, you’d rather go into books and you take your time and it’s sitting there all day long and you go back and revisit it and it becomes part of your physical life.  -Werner Herzog

I bought a painting in Madrid on my first trip there too and a lot of people say, ‘Well it’s not the greatest painting’ and I say, ‘It is to me.’ OK, you can look at a beautiful painting and say, ‘That’s beautiful’ but to me, it feels warmer to fill my home with pictures of friends and family and paintings of places I’ve gone. That’s what I want to come home to.  -George Clooney

If ever a painter wrought a miracle of illusion with brush and pigment that painter was Velazquez in his Las Meninas, at the Prado in Madrid.  -Joaquin Sorolla

I love Spanish cities, particularly Barcelona, Madrid and Palma, which has the most amazing cathedral that I once went to for a wedding.  -Louise Nurding

Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.  -Zinedine Zidane

Watching soccer is my main hobby, really. I’m no tactician or coach, but I enjoy watching the free flow of it, the different styles, and the histories behind clubs. Like Barcelona vs. Madrid  – it’s not just a soccer game; it’s a geopolitical struggle. There are great storylines and no commercials.  -Andrew Luck

I was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Madrid, Spain. Then I moved to New Jersey.  -Daisy Fuentes

I remember when I first came to Liverpool, Pepe Reina helped with everything, and he made it easy for me. When I was Atletico Madrid captain, I tried to help everyone. These are the basics in football: you need to create an atmosphere and try to create a group of friends. It’s not easy, and it doesn’t always happen, but you have to try.  -Fernando Torres

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I condemn what happened in Madrid, but it is suspicious. If tomorrow there will be another bombing, in France for example, who will gain power? Of course not Jacques Chirac, but Le Pen.  -Walid Jumblatt

I got to go to Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, America.  -Parminder Nagra

I’ve been lucky enough to travel widely. When you’re based in Europe, it’s very easy to go to Madrid or Budapest for the weekend. I also lived in Italy for ten years and now live in Ireland.  -Laurie Graham

Madrid is what I call home, but also the States.  -Penelope Cruz

Madrid will be remembered as the time when North America and Europe came together to shape the course of a new century, … United by common purpose and shared values, the new alliance stands ready to shape a brighter, more secure future.  -Javier Solana

Madrid was a big wake -up call to us, yet we did relatively little. It really seems to me a matter of time before it happens in our country  – in part because it’s so easy to do.  -Clark Ervin

Madrid had a very good bid and was only two votes short of reaching the final round of voting.  -Jacques Rogge

So here we extend our hand to you in reconciliation, and we extend the olive branch to resume the path that we began in Madrid and Oslo,  -Yasser Arafat

So for instance a few weeks before the Madrid bombing they put out a strategy explaining why they thought that Spain was a weak link in the coalition in Iraq, why it was crucial to get America out of Iraq … for the sake of future radical Islamist expansion.  -Paul Eedle

Never underestimate a club like Real Madrid because they have got such power and depth.  -David Dein

I have a good chance of playing again in the short term. I see myself at the end of the season winning a title with Madrid and then playing in the World Cup, … I’m feeling much better, happy given the circumstances and keen to start work and hopeful I can make a quick recovery.  -Raul Gonzalez

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He made a similar proposal to the Europeans and gave them six months. When there was no response, he started with the Madrid bombing, then London.  -Abu Jandal

It is never an easy business defeating Real Madrid and so that was a special feeling,  -Fabio Capello

Relations are really good right now. Maybe the bombings in Madrid and London have brought the two continents together.  -Friso Abbing

I was told that 50,000 people celebrated my win. They were dancing in the fountain in the city center, and even in Madrid as well.  -Fernando Alonso

I would like to appeal to those countries who have made pledges in Madrid to implement them as quickly as possible and to new donors to contribute to the fund,  -Nobutaka Machimura

You can get a six -month rental from Spaniards who love skiing: they will drive or fly down from Madrid and block book an apartment for the whole skiing season. They are not there for the week but there for the weekend.  -Barbara Wood

When I was 6, I held on to my mother’s skirt, screaming that I wanted to be a dancer. She enrolled me in an academy in Madrid when I turned 8.  -Victoria Abril

We are thrilled to bring Hard Rock hotel to Europe for the very first time. The Hard Rock Hotel in Madrid will epitomize the ideal of urban luxury and is guaranteed to deliver to our guests the unique and dynamic experience for which Hard Rock has become famous.  -Trevor Horwell

There are three types of travelers. One says after a tragedy like the Madrid bombings, ‘I’m just going to carry on,’ and continues with his or her planned trip. Another says, ‘I’ll go to Prague instead.’ But the third says, ‘Because of the bombings I’m going to get a great deal by going to Madrid,’ and books a trip there.  -Amy Ziff

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When you are a manager, you must be proud when a club like Real Madrid talk about your future. They and Inter Milan are really big clubs, fantastic clubs, but so are Liverpool. I have been talking with the board and they have told me they share the same ideas as me.  -Rafael Benitez

With grief and outrage, I have heard of the terrible attacks in Madrid this morning. I am horrified at the high number of deaths and injured. I ask you to convey our sympathy to the victims’ families and the Spanish nation. Those who were injured, I wish a speedy and complete recovery.  -Gerhard Schroeder

What triggered it was the attack against the trains in the Madrid suburbs,  -Francois Heisbourg

…We will send two of our youth coaches to Madrid in September when their season starts in September and at the back end of the season this May.  -Crenston Boxhill

We expect the white flags to fly over Madrid and Helsinki in the next two to three days. The auction will possibly raise about $35.5 billion, that’s just around the U.K. figure. It may just top that.  -Nigel Hawkins

The responsibility for yesterday’s atrocities in Madrid is determining the very -near fate of the dollar.  -Nick Parsons

SONS07 will be the first major exercise in a decade involving a catastrophic seismic event in the New Madrid Zone. This is also the first time a SONS exercise has been conducted in this part of the country.  -Jim Wilkinson

Probably one of the main craftsmen of the Madrid massacre and was preparing other attacks.  -Giuseppe Pisanu

The British are definitely comparing notes on Moroccan cells across Europe, in Italy, France and the UK. The current thinking is that the people who did this may have trained in the same camps as the people who committed the Madrid bombings. The techniques are very similar.  -Charles Powell

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This man  – what’s his name?  – the number 10, the small one who doesn’t play in the Real Madrid first team  – said that if Poland beat Azerbaijan 8 -0, England should score at least eight and he’d score five of them.  -Carlos Alberto

There’s a lot of people from the States and from Madrid who feel a kinship and deeper understanding of what we have been going through.  -Alfie Dennen

All our calculations were based on the theory that, if Madrid made it through to the final round, then we might have a tough time winning but that, if it was Paris v London, then we had a really excellent chance.  -Keith Mills

It’s not security measures, it’s not prisons in Madrid and walls in Africa that will solve the problem.  -Alpha Konare

 (It’s been) tiring, … but two wins (in a short time frame) is always good. Hopefully we can make it three on Tuesday in Madrid … I’m not excited about the travel and trying to recover, but I think stepping out on the field there will be really cool.  -Landon Donovan

They just think it’s normal, … When they go back somewhere and tell people they were born in London and then moved to Madrid and then we moved back to London and then we moved to Germany and lived in a castle for a while, it’ll be interesting when they look back on it. That’s when it will really sink in.  -Kasey Keller

The last thing on my mind is a move when Real have looked after me so well for the last year. I’ve played in only three games and I want to prove myself to Real Madrid as a player.  -Jonathan Woodgate

I hung out at Uncle Phil’s Club Madrid nightspot where my mother was a waitress and my grandmother sold hot dogs and sauerkraut. I got to go backstage at the Jamboree and watch the show and then visit with musicians who stopped by the club later.  -John Corbett

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