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We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

Winston Churchill

English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.

Germaine Greer

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.

Gordie Howe

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.

Ambrose Bierce

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Ronald Reagan

The American struggle for the vote was much more difficult than the English for the simple reason that it was much more easy.

Rebecca West

I think my prose reads as if English were my second language. By the time I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm dodging bullets and gasping for breath.

Lynn Abbey

I read the greens in Spanish, but putt in English.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

This character's entirely invented, and the woman that I interviewed wouldn't recognize herself, or really anything about herself, in this book, which she hasn't read, because she doesn't read English.

Arthur Golden

Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin.

Aristotle Onassis

The English may not always be the best writers in the world, but they are incomparably the best dull writers.

Raymond Chandler

I think maybe the English don't want to try something and look stupid, because they are a bit reserved.

Alain Prost

I'm not the least bit polished, I come from a blue collar background and I never thought I could feel comfortable around the English.

Paul Walker

I'm English. Our dentistry is not world famous.

Christian Bale

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Doug Larson

I am just like 99% of my friends in France, who say on their resume they can speak fluent English. In reality, they can't even count up to three.

Greg Akcelrod

Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.

George Bernard Shaw

Some of the substance of English words, I just don't understand at all because the culture's so strange to me.

Chow Yun-Fat

And of course we are familiar with the English common law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family.

Patricia Ireland

If the word 'No' was removed from the English language, Ian Paisley would be speechless.

John Hume

English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did.

Malcolm Bradbury

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.

Karl Marx

I wish I were not sensual... I wish I had not got from my mother, or my father was it, this need to grasp and be grasped, because it drives me into the arms of idiots who want to crush me. Wonderful, idiotic, crushing in the night. Can't you just crush me in the night?

Howard Barker

President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio address in both English and Spanish. Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying to figure out which one was which.

Dennis Miller

What I appreciated was the fact that the script delved into how Australians were - and still are - condescended to by the English.

Geoffrey Rush

Canada is the essence of not being. Not English, not American, it is the mathematic of not being. And a subtle flavour - we're more like celery as a flavour.

Mike Myers

The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.

Edward Bond

After I learn more English, I'll work hard and make more films.

Zhang Ziyi

Being English, I always laugh at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms.

Elizabeth Hurley

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language.

Conan O'Brien

The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.

Dorothy L. Sayers

I write my novels in English first; then they are translated into Turkish by professional translators. Then I take their translation and rewrite. So basically, I write the same novel twice.

Elif Shafak

What Shakespeare was able to do in English he would certainly not have done in French.

Victor Hugo

Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.

Pope John Paul II

Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks.

Jimmy Breslin

When I was 10 years old, we moved to Spain with my mother. I learned Spanish before I learned English. But the English language stayed with me.

Elif Shafak

No one's going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude.

Rupert Murdoch

Being "contented" ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

That's what hip-hop is: It's sociology and English put to a beat, you know.

Talib Kweli

The level of football in England is the top. English football is the leader in the world.

Pele

I read good. I was an English major.

P. J. O'Rourke

People are always saying, English, English, English rose, and I just feel so completely different.

Kristin Scott Thomas

My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history.

Lawrence R. Klein

Seeing The English Patient is wonderfully draining, but imagine acting in it for six months.

Kristin Scott Thomas

I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence.

Thomas Erskine

There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines, but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority. With them quality was more important than quantity.

Manfred von Richthofen

Everything depends on whether we have for opponents those French tricksters or those daring rascals, the English. I prefer the English. Frequently their daring can only be described as stupidity. In their eyes it may be pluck and daring.

Manfred von Richthofen

The English had hit upon a splendid joke. They intended to catch me or to bring me down.

Manfred von Richthofen

I think English people were a lot better at breakdancing than they were at making records.

Norman Cook

The true sovereign is not the American president nor the English king, but the Lord of the Second Advent.

Sun Myung Moon

Harrison Ford - one of my favorite actors - has a wonderful sense of character and depth and uniqueness to him, yet he's able to just deliver the lines without putting any English on it.

Thomas Jane

It was always said that the big distinction between the French and the English is that the English are intelligent and the French are intellectual.

Kenneth Baker

Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish.

Shakira

The difference between a contemporary liberal and a socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word in the English language is 'forbidden', whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is 'compulsory'.

John McCarthy

I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn't read them very carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene.

Peter Porter

Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.

John Acton

I - and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject as I do - have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation; it is a national trait of character, and I cannot help it.

Douglas Hyde

I was born in Texas and I lived there 'till I was 8. Then I moved to the Dominican Republic with my mom, lived there for two years and forgot every word of English I knew.

Michelle Rodriguez

All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs.

Andrew Fletcher

I say 20 words in English. I say money, money, money, and I say hot dog! I say yes, no and I say money, money, money and I say turkey sandwich and I say grape juice.

Carmen Miranda

Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm of English prose seem to me matters where both writers and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.

F. L. Lucas

I think one of the best words in the English language is compassion. I think it holds everything. It holds love, it holds care... and if everybody just did something. We all make a difference.

Michael Crawford

Realistically, English is a universal language; it's the number one language for music and for communicating with the rest of the world.

Enrique Iglesias

When I was playing in the Ajax youth teams - when I was, say, 14, 15 - you started to get all those international youth tournaments. All those English teams came. Well, the English were much further than we were.

Johan Cruyff

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Billy Sunday

Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up in the life of a young professor of English. Beginning in 1968, I started to think, write, and travel as someone who felt himself to be directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics.

Edward Said

Every German child learns to speak English in school.

Cornelia Funke

My early influences were the Shadows, who were an English instrumental band. They basically got me into playing and later on I got into blues and jazz players. I liked Clapton when he was with John Mayall. I really liked that period.

Tony Iommi

I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie.

Aishwarya Rai

And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it.

Cornelia Funke

Anyone that was raised with a Germanic language will agree that our tone is strong, especially once translated into English.

Yolanda Hadid

President Bush said that if illegal immigrants want citizenship, they'd have to do three things: pay taxes, hold meaningful jobs, and learn English. Bush doesn't meet those qualifications.

P. J. O'Rourke

If the English want a king, it is their business. If the Russians want communism, it is their business. If the Americans want our form of government, it is our business.

Julius Rosenberg

English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published.

Sally Kirkland

I always serve the writer first because I'm English trained, even though I'm American.

Robert Englund

The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I'm not denying they exist. But it's a far more philistine country than people think.

Colin Firth

At first the English were very surprised by our disregarding the Hague Convention. But from 1916 onward they used at least as much poison as we did.

Otto Hahn

Intended to serve as an introduction to both the linguistic and also the practical study of spoken English.

Henry Sweet

I've concentrated for a long time on English films because I've got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and I think I'm going to be away for about four months of year now.

Sadie Frost

There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others, and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately produce the general population of America.

Ezra Stiles

With the requests of some he complied, and has published a discourse, delivered before the Society for recovering drowned persons, which may be justly pronounced one of the most beautiful and interesting sermons in the English language.

John Strachan

It appears that the English think the Japanese... are fond of opium, and they want to bring it here also.

Townsend Harris

And I'm walking along and we're laughing, kidding, joking, and see he understood the leader, the one we called the leader, had some knowledge of English, although limited.

Betty Hill

The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song, once I'm done with the melody.

Utada Hikaru

In Hollywood through the 50s, there were black, English, and Middle European housekeepers and maids.

Bill Condon

My old English buddy, John Rackham, wrote and told me what made science fiction different from all other kinds of literature - science fiction is written according to the science fiction method.

Frederik Pohl

My early wounds were the English school system among other things. It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in which boys got what was called the school spirit.

George Woodcock

There is abundant proof that the opening of our ports always tends to raise the price of foreign corn to the price in the English market, and not to sink the price of British corn to the price in the continental market.

Joseph Hume

I didn't know what kind of jobs, because how was I prepared? At best, I would be an AB in English.

John C. Hawkes

Perhaps first and foremost is the challenge of taking what I find as a reader and making it into a poem that, primarily, has to be a plausible poem in English.

Marilyn Hacker

I just remembered songs my grandmother taught me, and songs that I learned for the recordings. But, then I learned to speak Italian. When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day. She wouldn't let me speak a word of English.

Connie Francis

I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing. I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year was one of the best moments Stanford, at least, intellectually, had to offer.

Fred Savage

I have English family in Northhampton and have been to England numerous times.

Steve Kanaly

I obtained a job at the Library of Congress. I loved books, so I felt at home. I was going to end up, I thought, majoring in English and teach at the college level.

Tom Glazer

Although an increasing proportion of the Hispanic population is foreign-born - about half of adults in this group - English proficiency is and should remain a requirement for citizenship.

Linda Chavez

There are some sounds that English singers find quite difficult to manipulate.

Neville Marriner

I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature, culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford, and they'd never told me about something as basic as the importance of point of view in fiction!

Philip Pullman

I disliked singing in English and neither liked the story nor the character of Cressida.

Walter Legge

It's funny how a film about a murderous old English toff can help you.

Jim Broadbent

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