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Britons seem to have given up on assimilating their Muslim population, with many British elites patting themselves on the back for their tolerance and multiculturalism.

Linda Chavez

You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.

Paddy Chayefsky

A British declaration be taken against Martinez for 'capturing and robbing us.

George Vancouver

There is no cannibalism in the British navy, absolutely none, and when I say none, I mean there is a certain amount.

Graham Chapman

The British have always coped without becoming a dictatorship.

Frederick Forsyth

I think that British girls have a very eclectic and unique style.

Nicole Richie

If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.

Mikhail Gorbachev

I mean, I think in the early days we were pretty... pretty British in our entertainment leads.

Graeme Murphy

I'm very proud to be British, and my brand is British.

Victoria Beckham

No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England. We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic.

James Larkin

I thought, If people are going to write about what I'm wearing, then I would wear young British designers who need the publicity.

Emma Watson

We have had more sales for this year's grand prix than any other, and we have been helped in that by the fact that Jenson had 10 podiums last season and looks like a winner. It is good for British motor racing if he is there and doing well.

Jackie Stewart

I could have closed down bits of British Home Stores to make more money but it's not my style. I want to make my money as a retailer, not by putting people out of work.

Philip Green

If these theatres didn't exist, the tradition of British theatre would cease to exist.

David Soul

Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity.

Mike Leigh

I'm not at all fed up with British films, but I am fed up with playing upper-class people.

Kristin Scott Thomas

King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.

Benjamin Disraeli

After that he turned to the question of invading England. Hitler said that during the previous year he could not afford to risk a possible failure; apart from that, he had not wished to provoke the British, as he hoped to arrange peace talks.

Kurt Student

I don't care to analyze acting. On the other hand there is a fascination because distributors are putting out British films. You get films here with great performances you'll never see again. Why compare. We should go after the businessmen.

Tim Roth

I began thinking there should be an American phrase book, 'cause I've got an Italian phrase book, and an Arabic one... now a British one. I think it'd be pretty good to have an American phrase book.

Joe Strummer

There just seems to be more acceptance now of... other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones.

Tim Roth

The British tend to shy away from the spotlight. We don't like being singled out in any way, and I think that is something which is important for me to learn to do.

Damon Hill

If I am pushed I will push back, that is the way I am. I am very British. We don't like to be pushed around. When the chips are down we might have to step into grey areas.

Damon Hill

The first condition of success for the League of Nations is, therefore, a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them.

Arthur Henderson

And now for something completely different . . .

John Cleese

People say there's no trace of an accent anymore, and there isn't because I worked very hard to lose it. And the reason I did that is a British accent in America is a real status symbol.

John Mahoney

Were British protesters, armed with little more than a frisbee and a bag of plastic toy soldiers, really in danger of being shot by the US military in Gloucestershire?

Mark Thomas

The guy that made me wanna make movies... and this is off the wall-is a guy named Michael Pal, the British director.

George A. Romero

As for the United States' future in Afghanistan, it will be fire and hell and total defeat, God willing, as it was for their predecessors - the Soviets and, before them, the British.

Mohammed Omar

Winston Churchill was not entirely British. His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.

Rachel Blanchard

My Mother is Swedish and my Father is Scottish, he played for Charlton in the 1960's and was in the Army, he captained the British forces team. We then moved to S.A. because a lot of players did that at the time.

Richard Gough

In 1973 we moved to the British Isle of Man, and I put my first band together for one year, named Melody Fair.

Andy Gibb

The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.

George Bernard Shaw

Our ability to make a decision about the declaration is hampered by the British government being reluctant to give us the clarification which we require.

Martin McGuinness

However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.

Neville Chamberlain

I have done my time living on the run. I'm British and I want to come home.

Gary Glitter

Between Clive Owen winning at the Golden Globes and the British Academy announcing its nominations, of which Sideways received only one, I'm feeling pretty humbled these days.

Thomas Haden Church

The British government says that for Sinn Fein to be involved in talks the guns must be left at the door.

Martin McGuinness

Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns - outside the door.

Martin McGuinness

The fact is that a car used by Gerry Adams and myself during the course of the Mitchell review was bugged by elements within British military intelligence.

Martin McGuinness

It was part of your religion to hate the British.

Rebecca Harding Davis

If you look at the British royal family and take away the scandals and the goofy stuff that's going on, people love to have this king to look up to - the royals are like celebrities.

Kevin J. Anderson

In my opinion the greatest advantage we can at present expect from our Navy; for at this early period We can not expect to have a Navy to cope with the British.

William Whipple

World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century.

Neil Sheehan

When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland.

Terri Windling

The coast of British Columbia was one of the three chief centers of aboriginal America.

Ellsworth Huntington

For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War, run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries, not just by the British or the Americans, but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations.

Ernst Zundel

The British merchants represented that they received some profit indeed from Virginia and South Carolina, as well as the West Indies; but as for the rest of this continent, they were constant losers in trade.

Ezra Stiles

It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary, who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers, to charge them with prejudice.

Paul Harris

I am confident that the British people will not be intimidated by terrorism.

Tom Allen

You know, the blond guy plays the good guy and I play the bad part, the bad guys. Which is a lot of fun. Playing the bad guy is great. And it's the whole British thing. You know, in so many films the bad guy is British. Gary Oldman makes a living doing that.

Matt Robinson

The British regulatory system was revised, so that bigger profits were encouraged, which removed the option of big spending on programming. Quality just fell off a cliff, and all the old hands either left or were fired for being too expensive.

Lee Child

The head of a ship however has not always an immediate relation to her name, at least in the British navy.

William Falconer

By adopting the 'free trade,' or British, system, we place ourselves side by side with the men who have ruined Ireland and India, and are now poisoning and enslaving the Chinese people.

Henry Charles Carey

It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.

Henry Charles Carey

I feel that an understanding could be reached with Germany which would result in a lasting peace with Europe and believe that a German victory is preferable to a British and Soviet victory.

Pierre Laval

We remain united with the British, and our allies around the world, in our resolve to defeat terrorism and bring those who commit these acts to justice.

Doc Hastings

I am confident that in the end freedom and democracy will prevail over terror and tyranny. We will win this war on terror - and when we do Americans, the British, Iraqis, and people around the world will be more secure.

Doc Hastings

When Joan D' Arc was asked by her judges why as a Christian she did not love the British, she answered that she did love them, but she loved British in their country. In the same way, we do not hate the Turks, we love them, but in their country.

Jean-Marie Le Pen

I loved history, particularly of the British, American and Old Testament kind.

Luke Ford

My influences were Peter Sellers and the great British character actors.

Tracey Ullman

Further, not only the United States, but the French, British, Germans and the United Nations all thought Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before the United States intervened.

Jim Gerlach

I really wouldn't want to live in America. I found New York claustrophobic and dirty. I missed England when I was there, simple things like smells and the British sense of humor.

Jonny Lee Miller

So I rang up British Telecom, I said 'I want to report a nuisance caller', he said 'Not you again'.

Frank Carson

But I do not want to use Hungarian verses for British people.

Gyorgy Ligeti

The British were white, English, and Protestant, just as we were. They had to have some other basis on which to justify independence, and happily they were able to formulate the inalienable truths set forth in the Declaration.

Samuel P. Huntington

American audiences tend to be more expressive than British ones.

Simon Pegg

I think at its best the American sense of humor is the same as the British sense of humor at its best, which is to be wry and ironic and self deprecating.

Simon Pegg

So the books have a greater appeal to a British audience, but that hasn't stopped them making best-seller lists in places like Brazil, Japan and at least a dozen other countries.

Bernard Cornwell

I didn't know Charlie before doing the movie, but I was a huge fan of the British Queer as Folk.

Nathan Lane

The British press have written some nasty and spiteful things about the way I look which used to affect me quite badly when it was new to me but luckily, I've learned to ignore the comments. why do they even care about how I look?

Melanie Chisholm

Since I was 12 or 13, I have been taking movie meetings finding a project right for me because I wanted to try it. Craig gave us the script - it was set in Wales, it is really British humour. I just loved it.

Charlotte Church

A British pressing with a compilation of the best stuff really, I mean actually not only that but, these were all kind of semi hits for the people on it in America.

Eric Clapton

The basic policy of the British Government was that since the majority of people in Northern Ireland wished to remain in the United Kingdom, that was that. We asked what would happen if the majority wanted something else, if the majority wanted to see Irish unity.

John Hume

I would not say that I was, these days, a 'student' of philosophy, although in my youth I was quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists.

Brian Ferneyhough

I live in London and I am a British subject, although I do write in Spanish, of course.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

What we learned quite early on is what was really important to early British pop that we produced-and this is where we were distinct from almost everybody else in this respect-is that it had to reflect exactly what the audience wanted us to say.

Pete Townshend

Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre.

Pete Townshend

Even modern English people are imperious, superior, ridden by class. All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are endemic in being British also make it an incredibly fertile place culturally. A brilliant place to live. Sad but true.

Pete Townshend

There would never have been a British Ballet without Diaghilev. He had a wonderful influence.

Ninette de Valois

It had always been a British preoccupation to hold this mile record.

Roger Bannister

The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.

Winston Churchill

My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important.

Sidney Poitier

I personally felt that his ad hominen attacks on British architects were not the sort of thing a Prince of Wales should be doing because, apart from anything else, they put various people out of business.

Anthony Holden

My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.

Juliet Mills

It was just us lampooning our own peer group, saying, well hey, where did this stuff come from? And where does British guys get to be so good at it suddenly?

Neil Innes

When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers. My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of books for which no one will ever ask.

C. S. Forester

I went being unemployed for three years to being the lead in a British feature in the days when we only made two a year, 1990. It was ridiculous really.

Christopher Eccleston

Most correspondents came from the former colonial powers - there were British, French, and a lot of Italians, because there were a lot of Italian communities there. And of course there were a lot of Russians.

Ryszard Kapuscinski

I think you will find scientists that think like you in Germany and Britain, and you will find politicians that think like Weinberger. I think the most bellicose ruling group in the Western world at the moment is the British.

E. P. Thompson

Simon Hale, the British arranger, does all string and wood arrangements on my records.

Duncan Sheik

From the sea came a boat with some Israeli commando soldiers who took me by the commando boat to the yacht and put me on the yacht. In the yacht I asked people, who are you. And they said we are Israelis, French and British.

Mordechai Vanunu

The only difference between the Bel Air of the '90s and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies are Latina instead of British, and the cars European instead of American.

Lorna Luft

The situation in the West Bank and Gaza involves a military occupation amid urban guerrilla warfare, analogous to the British security measures in Northern Island, that hopefully will end with a cease-fire.

Jack Schwartz

Continental directors, as opposed to British and American, tend to be somewhat high-handed in their approach.

Donald Pleasence

The United States dollar took another pounding on German, French and British exchanges this morning, hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany.

Gordon Sinclair

That was after Napoleon died because there is still a controversy as to whether Napoleon was poisoned with arsenic. And the French say the British did it and the British say the French did it, but he died before the test for arsenic was available.

Michael Baden

Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur again under the shadow of the British law, for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would submit to such an infraction of their privilege, even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it.

Joseph Howe

I'd be quite excited to play somebody British.

Claire Forlani

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