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Laurence Harvey Quotes and Sayings

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We English have sex on the brain.
Not the best place for it, actually.
- Laurence Harvey

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

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 like the English.
They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
- Malcolm Bradbury

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

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

Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion
and growth of every dialect,
race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
- Walt Whitman

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

The English race is the best at weeping and the worst at laughing.
- Thomas Hearne

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste,
judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck,
like getting across the street.
- E. B. White

It appears that the present-day form of African American
English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery,
but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.
- William Labov

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

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

A friend of mine said, no matter what I do I always
look like an English teacher.
She actually said, you still look like a Campbell's Soup kid.
- Kate Clinton

Myspace alone has just over 80 million users and ranks
as the sixth most popular English language website
and the eighth most popular site in the world.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

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

I played English football - soccer -
instead of American football,
because we couldn't afford the equipment.
- Wally Schirra

The funniest line in English is "Get it?" When you say that,
everyone chortles.
- Garrison Keillor

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

Ang Lee was educated in the West and his English is good.
- Zhang Yimou

I studied voice for three months to get rid of my English accent.
I changed my hair to blonde.
I knew I could be sexy if I had to.
- Deborah Kerr

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

They said I couldn't play anything but an English boy.
I knew I could.
So I went to New York.
- Roddy McDowall

Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the
English language? That would be:
Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside?
- Jackson Browne

I was also in love with the English language.
- Dick Schaap

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

One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility
of using the same word as noun and verb.
- Edward Sapir

I believed that English-speaking people had a divine
mission to civilize the world by making it western,
democratic and Christian.
- Luke Ford

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

I used to think that my mother got into arguments with
people because they didn't understand her English,
because she was Chinese.
- Amy Tan

I wouldn't say no to being in a film with Jude Law.
I love English actors.
- Catherine Deneuve

The American Revolution was, in fact,
a battle against the philosophy of Locke and the English utilitarians.
- Robert Trout

Oh that's very English, that's probably why.
They just go "LOL" in America.
- Kelly Osbourne

I went to a catholic public school St Helens and learned
English by watching bugs bunny cartoons.
- Nick Mancuso

In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the
different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names.
- Mortimer Adler

I was an English major in college with minors in Fine Arts and Humanities.
- Sue Grafton

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

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

Things they don't understand always cause a sensation among the English.
- Alfred de Musset

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

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

We have a president for whom English is a second language.
He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,'
but he's pretty much one himself.
- Robin Williams

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

The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
- Charles Dickens

The English countryside, its growth and its destruction,
is a genuine and tragic theme.
- E. M. Forster

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

The English are predisposed to pride,
the French to vanity.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

The American mind, unlike the English,
is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me...
by newspapers and the Bible.
- Van Wyck Brooks

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

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

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament

I know my own heart to be entirely English.
- Princess Anne

Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone.
The English do, and it's been their only major business
advantage for the past two centuries.
- Doug Coupland

I had higher math SATs than in English -
yet I became an English major in college.
- Christie Hefner

It even has the same phraseology as the English orders of knighthood,
companions and this sort of thing.
- George Woodcock

Cooper wrote a novel which is absolutely indistinguishable from Austen,
completely from a female point of view,
completely English, no sense that he was an American.
- Leslie Fiedler

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

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

I can remember only a few of the strange and curious
words now dead but living and spoken by the English
people a thousand years ago.
- Carl Sandburg


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