During William Morris's last visit to Paris, he spent a great deal of time eating and writing in the restaurant at the Eiffel Tower. One day a friend remarked that he must be very impressed with the structure to be spending so much time there. "Impressed!?" Morris replied. "I remain here because it's the only place in Paris where I can avoid seeing the damn thing!"
[The restaurant, located on the tower's first level from 1937 to 1981, was reassembled in 1986 -- in New Orleans, Louisiana.]