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In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge;
by George Mikes

In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge;
nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation,
unless he has never read them.
- George Mikes

Jokes are better than war.
Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars.
Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.
- George Mikes

Many Continentals think life is a game;
the English think cricket is a game.
- George Mikes

When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain,
sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles,
- but never England.
- George Mikes

 

On the Continent people have good food;
in England people have good table manners.
- George Mikes

An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
- George Mikes

The world still consists of two clearly divided groups:
the English and the foreigners.
One group consists of less than 50 million people;
the other of 3,950 million.
The latter group does not really count.
- George Mikes

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To eat well in England, you should have a breakfast three times a day.
- W. Somerset Maugham

We must get back to a very strong Christianity...
Christianity shaped America and England,
and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.
- George Carey

The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of
the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday.
It was solid with shipping.
- Douglas Bader

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
- John Milton

You seem in England to be entirely ignorant of the temper of our people.
- Peter Oliver

Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails
upon me the penalty of death;
but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

When I get off the plane in England I always feel about two inches shorter.
- Alan Rickman

The Full Monty, ah, it's superb.
The Full Monty showed how life really is in certain cities of England.
- Mark Roberts

Shortly after that, we got management problems over in England,
and Judas Priest asked me to join.
- Glenn Tipton

My agent tells me I am drawing the largest salary ever
paid in the halls of England.
Wonderful, isn't it? for a quiet, rural gardener like myself.
- Lillie Langtry

There's a lot of people who don't understand the circle crops in England.
Pure enigma.
- Ken Kesey

I'm confident in my ability to maintain a career.
I don't know if it will be doing either independent
films or plays in New England.
- Randy Harrison

It did not come naturally; in fact, it would be difficult
to conceive of any more dogmatic and less tolerant
people than the first settlers on New England shores.
- Paul Harris

I have never had the opportunity to play in England,
so I know little about it.
- Zinedine Zidane

In the western part of England lived a gentleman of large fortune,
whose name was Merton.
- Thomas Day

In England, there are so many TV commercials with nudity in them,
and there are so many TV programs that show nudity on a regular basis.
It's becoming more of a norm.
- Mark Roberts

I love scoring goals for England and playing for England.
That's one of the reasons I didn't retire -
I love playing for my country.
- David Beckham

I see by your letter to my father that you are rather
afraid the French may invade England.
- William John Wills

Here in England we live at a slower pace,
have more time to enjoy things - like good jazz.
- Chris Barber

I lived a normal life for a number of years.
I had kids.
I lived up on a farm in Gloucestershire in rural England,
and just kind of got back to reality again.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.
- Stephen Gardiner

Continuity is one of the things I like about New England.
- Tracy Kidder

When France resolved, along with England,
to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland,
the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome
proportions was inevitable.
- Rene Cassin

Christianity is part of the Common Law of England.
- Matthew Hale

Well, this week for example, I was just in Los Angeles
making a documentary for German television on whales.
They had tried to get me in England where they missed me.
- Wavy Gravy

I came back out here from England and I was there for
a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to
see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.
- Orlando Bloom

Figo is as important to England as Beckham is.
- Mark Lawrenson

If the people in Britain knew the nature and disposition
of the New England people as well as we do they would
not find so many friends in England as I suppose they do.
- Nathaniel Smith

When on my return to England I showed the cast of the
cranium to Professor Huxley,
he remarked at once that it was the most ape-like skull he had ever beheld.
- Charles Lyell

I love London.
I love England.
We were out in the countryside and I had the time of my life.
- Debra Messing

If you make a treaty first with the United States and
settle the matter of the opium trade,
England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so.
- Townsend Harris

I left my country because I was forced to,
and I do not think that I am going to lose my language
because I live in England.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted
to strengthen their power,
and the resistance to that effort caused an immense
growth of Parliamentary influence.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't -
it just keeps you from enjoying it.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

England is one of my favorite places.
The fans are just so crazy.
- Britney Spears

I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found
in early Pleistocene in England.
- Louis Leakey

I do not care so much for the death of my gunner,
as for other passages of my voyage, for I have good
friends in England that will bring me off for that.
- William Kidd

England is very interested as well, and other countries
if I could speak the languages!
- Miranda Otto

It was doing very well; it was doing particularly well outside of England.
It was a very big seller for Carlton Television.
But it was getting more and more expensive to do.
- Derek Jacobi

I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the
New England Historical Genealogical Library,
where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back
to the seventeenth century.
- Rick Moody

My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England.
I used to kiss her picture goodnight.
- Rick Springfield

Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent.
- Simon Newcomb

At the present moment the people of England are only three-quarters fed,
and the result of this improvement in the export of
our manufactures would be,
that they would be entirely fed.
- Joseph Hume

My heart is in the Church of England but not my mind.
- Alister Hardy

But I love filmmaking - I'm not ashamed of that.
You're sort of vilified if you say that in England.
- Minnie Driver

The Gentlemen of England serve under the greatest cad in Europe.
- John Burns

There was still food rationing in England and life
was difficult all through my 2 year stay in Oxford.
- Sydney Brenner

England is so defined, the class system,
your education.
I think what was unique about the Canterbury scene.
- Kevin Ayers

The show I did in England catered to a broad range of people.
I like that.
I don't want nouveau cult status, though I know we've
got that sort of audience in the states.
- Tracey Ullman

You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England,
of course.
- Evelyn Waugh

An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year,
spent in England and Europe in 1937.
- Philip Warren Anderson

You have the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England,
the Presbyterians, the Wesleyans, represented in each school,
and they are each to take alternate days.
- Charles Tupper

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

It's such a performance to bring stuff into America.
It's a great luxury when I am in England.
- Terence Stamp

I lived in England to learn English.
When I went to England for the first time,
it was like being on the Moon.
I had no friends, I couldn't speak the language.
I was very isolated.
- Jean Alesi

In England, it's now Sir Ben.
Mister has just disappeared.
It's not even on my passport anymore.
They've taken Mister away from me.
- Ben Kingsley

At age 10 or 12 he's going to boarding school in the Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight is, of course, down at the bottom
of England just off South Hampton.
- Jeremy Irons

You know there are no secrets in America.
It's quite different in England, where people think
of a secret as a shared relation between two people.
- W. H. Auden

Oh, to be in England now that April's there.
- Robert Browning

I've had two or three injuries when with England and it's been a bit bizarre.
- Jamie Redknapp

In England, David and I are big fish in a small pond.
But in L.A., we are tiny, tiny, tiny fish in a big pond.
- Victoria Beckham

Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long
way from being forced to sit in the colored section
of the bus going into downtown Wilmington,
North Carolina.
- Althea Gibson

You are as safe with me as you would be in the Bank of England.
- Robert Maxwell

I grew up in the early '70s in New England.
- Thurston Moore


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