Quotes about Manchester


27 August 2019

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There is no better way to understand what a city is like than hearing it from people that know it best. BeeLoved City has compiled a list of quotes from people that are from, have lived in or visited Manchester. From Noel Gallagher, lead singer of Oasis, to Anthony Wilson, owner of La Hacienda, take a look at the most famous quotes about Manchester and Mancunians.


Manchester is a very interesting city. It’s the birthplace of the industrial revolution, home of so many British bands… Culture is all around and these quotes about Manchester will give you a very good idea of what this city is all about!


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“This is Manchester, we do things differently here.”

Tony Wilson

``Manchester....the belly and guts of the Nation``

George Orwell

“This is Manchester, we do things differently here.”

Tony Wilson

“Manchester kids have the best record collections.”

Tony Wilson

“They return the love around here, don’t they?”

Guy Garvey

“And on the sixth day, god created Manchester”

Leo Stanley

“A city that thinks a table is for dancing on.”

Mark Radcliffe

“What Manchester does today, the world does tomorrow”

Roy Walters

“For a big city Manchester is just small enough”

Anthony Wilson

“If it stopped banging on about its football teams and its bands and its shops and its attitude, Manchester has something that it can be genuinely, enormously proud of, something that it should shout from the rooftops. “Manchester changed the world’s politics: from vegetarianism to feminism to trade unionism to communism, every upstart notion that ever got ideas above its station, every snotty street-fighter of a radical philosophy, was fostered brawling in Manchester’s streets, mills, pubs, churches and debating halls.”

Stuart Maconie

“Manchester is a city which has witnessed a great many stirring episodes, especially of a political character. Generally speaking, its citizens have been liberal in their sentiments, defenders of free speech and liberty of opinion”

Emmeline Pankhurst

``For Manchester is the place where people do things.... 'Don't talk about what you are going to do, do it.' That is the Manchester habit. And in the past through the manifestation of this quality the word Manchester became a synonym for energy and freedom and the right to do and to think without shackles.``

Judge Parry

“I feel close to the rebelliousness and vigour of the youth here. Perhaps time will separate us, but nobody can deny that here, behind the windows of Manchester, there is an insane love of football, of celebration and of music. “

Eric Cantona

“On derby day in Manchester, the city is cut in two. The Blues and the Reds invade the streets, and if your team wins the city belongs to you.”

Eric Cantona