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Jeremy Paxman Quotes and Sayings

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The English approach to ideas is not to kill them,
but to let them die of neglect.
- Jeremy Paxman

I hate the word 'sneering', I can't help the way my face looks.
- Jeremy Paxman

The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second
mouse that gets the cheese.
- Jeremy Paxman

I've spent my whole life being told I have a face like a horse.
You are just what you are, aren't you?
- Jeremy Paxman

 

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb PHOTO

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

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FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which
occur more frequently in memory than in life.
- P. D. James

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

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

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway

A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity,
like the word livewire.
- Laurie Anderson

Our common language is English.
And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking
children learn this common language.
- William Bennett

On the day of the show, I sit down with someone that
speaks very good English and someone who speaks the
local language very well and work out what I'm going to say.
- Phil Collins

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

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

For 180 years, we voted in English.
That is the true American tradition,
and this amendment is true to our heritage,
not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years.
- Spencer Bachus

More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood
in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding
of the English language than any other single factor.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke
than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
- John Ruskin

I must confess, my Spanish is not so good -
except I read a little,
so I started with the English but then determined that
it would have to be in Spanish.
- George Crumb

It's important to me to work in my own language now and then.
I love English, but you can never learn to master a
foreign language if you're not brought up with it.
- Max von Sydow

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

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever
devised for sins committed in previous lives.
The English reading public explains the reason why.
- James Joyce

If you want to be happy, live discreetly.
Does that make sense in English?
- Olivier Martinez

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

I've done quite a few adverts.
I've also done some presenting and acting work in Spain.
I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people
wanting to learn English.
- Christopher Parker

It is a culture voice, but it is a very American culture voice,
and I am very used to English culture voice.
So I had to work like hell to flatten those R's.
- Christopher Plummer

In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London
theatres and explore the countryside,
I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school.
- Patrick White

The English think they are free.
They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice,
I would have English Channels round every country.
And the atmosphere would be such that
anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
- Winston Churchill

No people in the world can make you feel so small as the English.
- Robertson Davies

French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing.
It is so full of complex and trying vowels.
It requires the utmost subtlety.
- Alma Gluck

English people don't have very good diction.
In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly,
and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
- Vivien Leigh

I get work because I'm primarily a novelist but I've become script doctor.
I can work back and forth between French and English.
- Norman Spinrad

Ironically, for a few million people in the Far East,
I did become an English teacher through my music.
- Pat Boone

I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language,
but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor.
- Max von Sydow

The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people,
but criticism can be good.
And this is a country that loves comedy.
- Bjork

My heritage is English, so I'm proud to be back here.
- Nicholas Lea

Even if you do learn to speak correct English,
whom are you going to speak it to?
- Clarence Darrow

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

English should be our official language.
Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
- Ernest Istook

If Wellington epitomizes the English gentleman,
Eisenhower epitomizes the natural American gentleman.
- John Keegan

I spend more time learning about Buddhism than English,
which is why my English today is still bad.
- Jet Li

People are always saying, English, English,
English rose, and I just feel so completely different.
- Kristin Scott Thomas

For English assignments I was constantly coming up
with these strange adventure stories...
But I actually wanted to be an artist,
or maybe work in the comic book industry.
- Paul Kane

The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.
- Goldwin Smith

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

We don't just borrow words; on occasion,
English has pursued other languages down alleyways
to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
- Booker T. Washington

I love to laugh, it's my main thing.
I love to abuse the English language.
- Dan Fogelberg

We are Bayern Munich and English teams always have
trouble as soon as they leave the island.
- Oliver Kahn

I board with a poor Scotchman: his wife can talk scarce any English.
- David Brainerd

Of the love or hatred God has for the English,
I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France,
except those who die there.
- Joan of Arc

I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente
when there's a good English phrase for it -
cold war.
- Golda Meir

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

I'd been trying for a while to get parts that weren't
just the English bad guy,
so it was quite refreshing to be playing someone who was a compassionate,
decent guy.
- Sean Bean

Since coming to Harwell I have met English people of all kinds,
and I have come to see in many of them a deep rooted
firmness which enables them to lead a decent way of life.
- Klaus Fuchs

The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not
consider a picture as a picture,
apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell.
- James Whistler

Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare.
He's the greatest playwright in the English language,
but his politics are fairly square.
- Alex Cox

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

All the English speakers, or almost all,
have difficulties with the gender of words.
- Bernard Pivot

Also, I have found that I really like to work in English.
It's very strange because it's exactly the opposite
of what I thought it would be like.
- Olivier Martinez

There's a focus that hasn't been there for ages and
ages and some American bands are sounding quite English
like they did in the late 70s and early 80s.
- Graham Coxon

The English press treated the world premiere of my
first talking picture as a major event.
- Gloria Swanson

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


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