110+ Boris Johnson Quotes (Ambitious, Charismatic And Controversial)

Top 10 Boris Johnson Quotes (BEST)

  1. I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis.
  2. It is just flipping unbelievable. He is a mixture of Harry Houdini and a greased piglet. He is barely human in his elusiveness. Nailing Blair is like trying to pin jelly to a wall.
  3. If gay marriage was OK ... then I saw no reason in principle why a union should not be consecrated between three men, as well as two men; or indeed three men and a dog.
  4. My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.
  5. Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3.
  6. My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it.
  7. My ideal world is, we're there, we're in the EU, trying to make it better.
  8. There is absolutely no one, apart from yourself, who can prevent you, in the middle of the night, from sneaking down to tidy up the edges of that hunk of cheese at the back of the fridge.
  9. I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest.
  10. The meat in the sausage has got to be Conservative.

Boris Johnson Short Quotes

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  • I'd like thousands of schools as good as the one I went to, Eton.
  • I lead a life of blameless domesticity and always have done.
  • I would ban sweets from school - but this pressure to bring in healthy food is too much.
  • Volunteering is also now more crucial than ever in helping people find work.
  • The Lib Dems are not just empty. They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition.
  • The Geiger-counter of Olympomania is going to go zoink off the scale.
  • I love swimming in rivers, and well remember once jumping in at Chiswick.
  • Never in my life did I think I would be congratulated by Mick Jagger for achieving anything.
  • It just happens I write fast and always have done.
  • I want London to be a competitive, dynamic place to come to work.

Boris Johnson Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff. — Boris Johnson

We need to look at our nannying, mollycoddled, politically correct culture in my view, which stops kids from going out and playing competitive sport. I also think we need to look at the shear fatness of the regulations which control people who want to help kids play sport. — Boris Johnson

I dont see why people are so snooty about Channel Five. It has some respectable documentaries about the Second World War. It also devotes considerable airtime to investigations into lap-dancing, and other related and vital subjects — Boris Johnson

I don't believe that economic equality is possible; indeed some measure of inequality is essential for the spirit of envy and keeping up with the Joneses that is, like greed, a valuable spur to economic activity. — Boris Johnson

I think I was once given cocaine but I sneezed so it didn't go up my nose. In fact, it may have been icing sugar. — Boris Johnson

I want you to know that I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London. — Boris Johnson

But if people want to swim in the Thames, if they want to take their lives into their own hands, then they should be able to do so with all the freedom and exhilaration of our woad-painted ancestors. — Boris Johnson

It was the kind of blind, gulping, insensate greed that you associate with some milk-eyed creature in a volcanic fissure at the bottom of the Marianas Trench-an organism with no understanding of the existence, let alone the feelings, of other members of the ecosystem. — Boris Johnson

My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters. — Boris Johnson

My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive. — Boris Johnson

Andrea Leadsom, I think, has all the qualities that you need at the moment. She's got a lot of zap, a lot of drive, and all the experience. Plus I think she can articulate what's needed at the moment, which is a bit of an antidote to some of the gloom and negativity and misunderstanding about what the Brexit vote means. — Boris Johnson

Hitler showed the evil that could be done by the art of rhetoric. Churchill showed how it could help to save humanity. — Boris Johnson

It's not reasonable for companies that have chief executives and board members who are paid very considerable sums to subsidise low pay through in-work benefits. — Boris Johnson

I firmly believe that volunteering is good for our society and brings communities together. It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved in your local community, to meet new people and to gain a sense of pride and achievement. — Boris Johnson

When lorry drivers come up behind me and I'm cycling, innocently keeping to my side of the road, and they decide because they are so big, and their lorry is so powerful, and they just want to clear me out of the road, and they hoot aggressively, then I do see red a bit. I do. — Boris Johnson

I promised to run the most open and transparent administration in Britain. That is why, with this brutally honest and unprecedented progress report, I am determined to level with Londoners. — Boris Johnson

There's an idea that London is a planet on its own: that it's starting to diverge from the rest of the solar system. We need to combat that. — Boris Johnson

We did everything we could to break down barriers that restrain poorest. — Boris Johnson

The beauty and riddle in studying the motives of any politician is in trying to decide what is idealism and what is self-interest, and often we are left to conclude that the answer is a mixture of the two. — Boris Johnson

The difference between Hitler's speeches and Churchill's speeches was that Hitler made you think he could do anything; Churchill made you think you could do anything. — Boris Johnson

London is a fantastic creator of jobs - but many of these jobs are going to people who don't originate in this country. — Boris Johnson

I think it'd be disgraceful if a chap wasn't allowed to have a bit of fun in Las Vegas. The real scandal would be if you went to Vegas and you didn't misbehave in some trivial way. — Boris Johnson

[People] are woefully underestimating this country and what it can achieve. — Boris Johnson

The euro has become a means by which superior German productivity is able to gain an absolutely unbeatable advantage over the whole eurozone territory. — Boris Johnson

I've done eight years as mayor of London. I enjoyed it hugely; it was a massive privilege. — Boris Johnson

The job of mayor of London is unbelievably taxing, particularly in the run-up to the Olympics. — Boris Johnson

If we vote to Leave and take back control, all sorts of opportunities open up. Including doing new free trade deals around the world, restoring Britain's seat on all sorts of international bodies, restoring health to our democracy and belief to our democracy. — Boris Johnson

I suppose with houses and assets, then I guess I would be a millionaire. But so are a lot of people. — Boris Johnson

Since January 1993 there have been 27 other countries not in the EU that have done better than the UK at exporting goods into the single market. — Boris Johnson

If we get outside the EU, if we leave the EU system, we will be relieved of a huge amount of unnecessary regulation that is holding this country back. We will be able to set our own priorities, make our own laws and set our own tax policies to suit the needs of this country. We have a huge opportunity also to make people's votes count for more. — Boris Johnson

I'm in politics to change things - if possible, for the better. I was a journalist for a long time, but I had a kind of midlife crisis, and I decided I needed to do something to get on the pitch and stop endlessly kicking over other peoples' sandcastles. — Boris Johnson

It would be a sad day if we British stopped being cynical, but you sometimes wonder whether we overdo it. — Boris Johnson

I want to win and I want to be in office. — Boris Johnson

He is the resounding human rebuttal to all Marxist historians who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces. The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference. — Boris Johnson

London is the sporting capital of the world. I say to the Chinese and I say to the world, ping pong is coming home. — Boris Johnson

I think it is going to be wonderful. I went to the Paralympics in Beijing and have seen how brilliant the sport is at first hand. People are going to love it. It is going to change people's attitudes to Paralympians and it is going to be a great show. — Boris Johnson

London is the most commercially important city in Europe, and it's the most populous city. It should be for the whole of the European continent what New York is to America. That's what it should be. — Boris Johnson

All the people I talk to, increasingly, can see that the emperor has got no clothes. The case for leaving [the EU] is now overwhelming. — Boris Johnson

I do think human beings cannot be faulted for wishing to judge themselves and their lives and their achievements by others around them; that is a natural human feeling. — Boris Johnson

I always believe writing is an indispensable part of one's political armoury. — Boris Johnson

The crucial thing is to look in an informed way at what's going on. Look at the way in which we are forced by our imbalanced system to push away people who might contribute mightily to the NHS. — Boris Johnson

Can I say anything good about Ken Livingstone? A long time ago he did some good things, but I can't now remember what any of them were. — Boris Johnson

Most people would accept that people come to London from across the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, and are accepted here irrespective of their origins. — Boris Johnson

Churchill knew instinctively what was wrong with communism - that it repressed liberty; that it replaced individual discretion with state control; that it entailed the curtailment of democracy, and therefore that it was tyrannous. — Boris Johnson

He is like some sherry-crazed old dowager who has lost the family silver at roulette, and who now decides to double up by betting the house as well. — Boris Johnson

These days we dimly believe that the Second World War was won with Russian blood and American money; and though that is in some ways true, it is also true that, without Churchill, Hitler would almost certainly have won. — Boris Johnson

You are part of our Great British family. — Boris Johnson

The Italians, who used to be a great motor-manufacturing power, have been absolutely destroyed by the euro - as was intended by the Germans. — Boris Johnson

In 1904, 20 per cent of journeys were made by bicycle in London. I want to see a figure like that again. If you can't turn the clock back to 1904, what's the point of being a Conservative? — Boris Johnson

If I'd been on the Remain side I would have tried to have seen the best in Europe and tried to explain that. Instead, what they've done is endlessly try and talk up what they see as the weaknesses of Britain and they aren't there. That's a total mistake. — Boris Johnson

The next Tory leader would have to unify his party and ensure that Britain stood tall in the world. — Boris Johnson

I think I'm basically a liberal Conservative - I believe in low tax, spirit of free enterprise, and in making sure that we as politicians create the framework for business to produce the dosh that we're going to need to pay for the poorest. And the longer I live, the more I think that we all have a duty to each other. — Boris Johnson

Try as I might, I could not look at an overhead projection of a growth profit matrix and stay conscious. — Boris Johnson

This is our chance to build a Britain where everyone benefits from the success of the economy. — Boris Johnson

Sometimes I can think of so many ways of expressing myself that I feel I'm an old typewriter, and too many keys come forward at once - and I get jammed. — Boris Johnson

Humanity would have plunged into a new dark age of absolutely frightening and appalling characteristics without Churchill. — Boris Johnson

I just find it absolutely bizarre that we are being lectured by the Americans about giving up our sovereignty and giving up control when the Americans won't even sign up to the international convention on the law of the seas, let alone the International Criminal Court. — Boris Johnson

We can find our voice in the world again: a voice that is commensurate with the fifth-biggest economy on Earth. — Boris Johnson

The mayors fund for London will be a streamlined vehicle for getting money from the wealth creating sector to communities across London that are facing hardship and deprivation and are the victims of crime. — Boris Johnson

We are experiencing such large support for the Olympic relay that our advice is to stay in your neighbourhood, stay in your borough and wait for it to come near you. — Boris Johnson

I want London to be the most cycle-friendly city on Earth, and I want more people to be happy and safe on bicycles. — Boris Johnson

What I worry about is that people are losing confidence, losing energy, losing enthusiasm, and there's a real opportunity to get them into work. — Boris Johnson

We should celebrate immigrants and everything they do for our country. — Boris Johnson

This is not a time to quail, it is not a crisis, nor should we see it as an excuse for wobbling or self-doubt. But it is a moment for hope... — Boris Johnson

Our friends in America will be at the front of the queue for trade deals. — Boris Johnson

We need to remember that we can't compete endlessly with other nations that set their income taxes substantially lower than ours. They will attract jobs, and investment. They may generate more tax - and they may even persuade their tennis champs to run that extra half yard — Boris Johnson

My point was very simple, and it was that it is absolutely absurd for the United States of America to continue to urge us further down the line towards a federal superstate when the U.S. has not even signed up to the U.N. Convention on Human Rights. — Boris Johnson

It hasn't taken them long, they began by telling us they would have a positive and patriotic case and they're back to project fear within minutes. There they go again they have nothing positive to say. — Boris Johnson

When my father began his work in the 1970s it was a very different EU. I pay tribute to what he did. But it has now become a very different proposition: the United States of Europe. — Boris Johnson

I believe in immigration. But I feel people think it would be better if there was an Australian-style points based system so we could actually get a good system. — Boris Johnson

The truth is that the history of the last couple of thousand years has been broadly repeated attempts by various people or institutions - in a Freudian way - to rediscover the lost childhood of Europe, this golden age of peace and prosperity under the Romans, by trying to unify it. — Boris Johnson

The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump. — Boris Johnson

I've got more in common with a three-toed sloth than I have with Winston Churchill. There is no easy comparison with any modern politician. The more you read about him, the more completely amazed you are about what he did - his energy, his literary fecundity, his ability to work - just unbelievable energy. — Boris Johnson

We celebrate the contribution of people who have come to this country to make it better. — Boris Johnson

The volunteering spirit of Londoners is part of what makes this the best big city on earth. — Boris Johnson

I'm a one-nation Tory. — Boris Johnson

I think the risks that people see of terrorism are incredibly important but we are very confident we have got the right people on it and the risks have been minimised. — Boris Johnson

I have come to the conclusion that Tony Blair has finally gone mad ... he made assertions that are so jaw-droppingly and breathtakingly at variance with reality that he surely needs professional psychiatric help. — Boris Johnson

I cant remember what my line on drugs is. Whats my line on drugs? — Boris Johnson

I think it's absolutely amazing and how the Remain side have the cheek to come and tell us that we improve our security by staying in this organisation I do not understand. — Boris Johnson

Dark forces dragged me away from the keyboard, swirling forces of irresistible intensity and power. — Boris Johnson

Nothing excites compassion, in friend and foe alike, as much as the sight of you ker-splonked on the Tarmac with your propeller buried six feet under. — Boris Johnson

We cannot turn our backs on Europe. We are part of Europe. — Boris Johnson

I've always sort of thought that politics was a high and noble calling and a good thing to do. — Boris Johnson

I have not been more robust towards female rather than male assembly members and I do not believe I have been remotely sexist. — Boris Johnson

We were told by President Obama that in respect of international trade, we would have to get to the back of the queue - not a position that America normally requires the United Kingdom to be in when it comes to other matters, such as the Iraq War. — Boris Johnson

This is an absolute turning point in the story of our country because I think if we go on with being enmeshed in the E.U., it will continue to erode our democracy. That is something that worries me. — Boris Johnson

I'm no communist.I'm a tax cutting Conservative. But I want a capitalism that is fairer to forgotten people. — Boris Johnson

If you turn a blind eye to fare evasion, if you accustom people to getting away with minor crime, you are making it more likely that they will go on to commit more serious crimes. That is why we have so much disorder in London. It is a disgrace. — Boris Johnson

Obama's extraordinary political skills suggest he is more than capable of rising above any personal historical grudges he may have inherited. — Boris Johnson

I'm made up of immigrant stock. I went to a primary school in London. I grew up eating Spangles, why shouldn't I be as well placed to speak for Londoners as anyone else? — Boris Johnson

I have more in common with a three-toed sloth or a one-eyed pterodactyl or a Kalamata olive than I have with Winston Churchill. — Boris Johnson

Life Lessons by Boris Johnson

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  1. Boris Johnson has demonstrated the importance of having a clear vision and staying true to it. He has also shown that hard work and dedication can lead to success, even when facing adversity.
  2. He has also highlighted the value of being able to communicate effectively, both in public speaking and in writing, to get your message across.
  3. Finally, Johnson has demonstrated the importance of being able to build relationships and work with people from all backgrounds and political persuasions in order to achieve the best outcomes.

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