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… There are so many interesting facts about Manchester.

Culture is all around and these quotes about Manchester will give you a very good idea of what this city is all about!

But that’s not all! The city is also home to 2 fantastic football teams and there is a lot to stay about them too which is why you will also find quotes about Manchester United and Manchester City.

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Inspiring quotes about Manchester England

Best Manchester Quotes & captions about Manchester

You will find below a selection of the best quotes about Manchester.

They were said by famous people who were born in Manchester, adopted Mancunians or simply visited and loved the city.

If you are looking for some Manchester captions for Instagram, you’ll also find some ideas here.

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

Quote about Manchester This is Manchester, we do things differently here

“The thing about Manchester is… it all comes from here” – Noel Gallagher

Quote about Manchester The thing about Manchester is it all comes from here

“Manchester kids have the best record collections.” – Tony Wilson

Quote about Manchester Manchester kids have the best record collections

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

They return the love around here don’t they quote Manchester

“And on the sixth day, god created Manchester “- Leo Stanley

And on the sixth day, god created Manchester

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

” Sarcasm is a Manchester trait.” Peter Hook

Sarcasm is a Manchester trait

“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.” – Stuart Maconie

“Manchester….the belly and guts of the Nation” – George Orwell

Quote about Manchester Manchester the belly and guts of the Nation

“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

“Manchester is in the south of the north of England. Its spirit has a contrariness in it — a south and north bound up together — at once untamed and unmetropolitan; at the same time, connected and wordly.” – Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

“Manchester United have always stood up again and bounced back; it’s just in the DNA.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“Manchester’s history is cotton and wool. Birmingham’s is iron and steel.” – Steven Knight

“I love Manchester. Everyone knows that – I have said it many times. Manchester is in my heart.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

“I enjoy every day in Manchester. I am confident we can make a step forward to make people proud of us.” – Pep Guardiola

“It’s the f***ing best in the world to come to Manchester.” – Chris Martin from Coldplay. He said that during his concert at the Etihad Stadium in May 2023.

“When you are in a club like Manchester United, you have a lot of pressure around you.” – Juan Mata

“It is one of the best clubs in the world by far. I’m loving Manchester City.” – Pep Guardiola

“We like annoying people. It’s a Manchester thing. It’s a trait. We just like pissing people off.” – Noel Gallagher

“Manchester’s got everything except a beach.” – Ian Brown

“If ever there was one player, anywhere in the world, that was made for Manchester United, it was Cantona. He swaggered in, stuck his chest out, raised his head and surveyed everything as though he were asking: ‘I’m Cantona. How big are you? Are you big enough for me?’” – Alex Ferguson

“When the band started we wrote depressing songs. Living in Manchester you couldn’t help but sound like Joy Division, the city had a depressing atmosphere.” – Tim Booth

“At Manchester United we strive for perfection and if we fail we might just have to settle for excellence”. – Matt Busby

“What do you think I am in Manchester for, the weather? I am here to win – only to win, always to win.” – Roberto Mancini

“Los Angeles produced the Beach Boys. Dusseldorf produced Kraftwerk. New York produced Chic. Manchester produced Joy Division.” – Bernard Sumner

“This is the spirit of Manchester United: that they are ready for anything.” Thomas Tuchel

“Manchester has its own pride and London has its sort of pride and sometimes we can be a bit mean to each other, but I think if we dig the music we can get on really well”. – Graham Coxon

“I came to the conclusion that the inhabitants here are of a different spirit which makes them want to enjoy life a little more.” – Johann George Büsch

“I love Manchester. I always have, ever since I was a kid, and I go back as much as I can. Manchester’s my spiritual home. I’ve been in London for 22 years now but Manchester’s the only other place, I think, in the country that I could live.” – John Simm

“When you live in Manchester and it’s raining every day, you’ve got to imagine the sun sometimes. When you’re brought up in concrete, you aim for the green leaves. And when you get to the green leaves, you yearn again for concrete.” – Ian Brown

“I moved to Manchester to join a band and ended up getting into acting, and I moved back to London to become an actor and ended up joining a band.” – Jim Sturgess

“I don’t know any Londoners ‘cos I’m from Manchester.” – Karl Pilkington

“I remember taking my demo to every dance person in London. People were like, ‘We don’t know what this is!’ The first people to champion me were a club in Manchester.” – M.I.A.

“We can talk about Manchester! I like coming here, it’s a wicked city. It’s my second favourite city in England after London. I like Liverpool too but there’s a lot more to do in Manchester.” – Dave Mason

“Of course London is a fantastic city, but I like Manchester.” – Bernardo Silva

“It is something special coming back to Manchester.” – Memphis Depay

“I’m an adopted Mancunian. This city has grown on me. I have a wife from Manchester and have three kids who think they are more Mancunian than anything else, which is a problem I need to address!” – Vincent Kompany

“You’ll never find a Manchester band slagging off another Manchester band, but within each Manchester band, people will rip each other apart: Mondays, Smiths, New Order, Roses, Oasis.” – Ian Brown

“Manchester United is a factory workers’ club. You have to respect that culture.” – Patrice Evra

“I used to be mouthy. It was all to do with being a northerner and from Manchester, which was suddenly a big deal when I was in my 20s. When I read some of the interviews I did back then, I cringe.” – John Simm

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