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Lord Beaverbrook Quotes and Sayings

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The British electors will not vote for a man who does not wear a hat.
- Lord Beaverbrook

Often undecided whether to desert a sinking ship for
one that might not float,
he would make up his mind to sit on the wharf for a day.
- Lord Beaverbrook

Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different
from sitting down to a meal with a British family.
- Roland Joffe

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

 

Were you to read the British press today,
you would learn that the British Empire never forgets its defeats.
- Robert Trout

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

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

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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

I was determined that no British government should
be brought down by the action of two tarts.
- Harold MacMillan

When we first sold the Wallace and Gromit shorts to America,
people suggested we get rid of the strange British
accents and put clear American voices on them,
and we held out.
- Nick Park

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

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

The British keep employing me, and that makes me like them.
It also makes me think they're very intelligent.
- John Cusack

I don't enjoy British shows as a rule because British audiences are strange.
- Andrew Eldritch

I'm actually going in to ER as the new British intern.
- Parminder Nagra

Gandhi has asked that the British Government should
walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle
differences among themselves,
even if it means chaos and confusion.
- Stafford Cripps

British fashion is self confident and fearless.
It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant
flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
- Alexander McQueen

It's weird, because usually if you're British and you
go to America you play baddies;
but I play naughty people here and goodies in America.
- Paul Bettany

The British feel of blues has been hard,
rather than emotional.
Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words,
far too little originality.
- Alexis Korner

I seemed to belong to three countries:
I had an apartment in Paris,
a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall,
I moved to London.
- Leslie Caron

The most conservative man in this world is the British
trade unionist when you want to change him.
- Ernest Bevin

If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters,
they might write all the books in the British Museum.
- Arthur Eddington

As for the British churchman, he goes to church as he goes to the bathroom,
with the minimum of fuss and no explanation if he can help it.
- Ronald Blythe

Nova Scotia as a British colony also came into being
as another result of these adventurous British expeditions
to North America in the reign of James I. - Harry Johnston

The British have always coped without becoming a dictatorship.
- Frederick Forsyth

If you do a story about a British journalist rescuing a child from Sarajevo,
then Sarajevo just becomes an exotic location,
and the story's about this British journalist.
- Michael Winterbottom

The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm,
even when there is no crisis.
- Franklin P. Jones

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland
that is worth the loss of a single British soldier
or a single Irish citizen either.
- James Callaghan

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

I think you know that I classify science as British science,
American science, and everybody else.
- Martin Fleischmann

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

I think British science is becoming more like American science -
and then there is everybody else,
I'm afraid.
- Martin Fleischmann

The United States can tell you all about what's wrong with the British,
to say nothing of the Russians.
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

But, you know, the Stones were my opening act in the Sixties.
I loved those British guys, the way they just stood
there and shook their hair.
- Ronnie Spector

The French and the British are such good enemies that
they can't resist being friends.
- Peter Ustinov

To cure the British disease with socialism was like
trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
- Margaret Thatcher

It is up to you to decide that this has lasted long enough,
that our boys are dying to serve no British interest
but for the interests of a small clique of utterly unscrupulous men.
- John Amery

We embrace policies that have, first and foremost,
the continued survival of the British people at their core,
and in that respect I think we are beyond left and right.
- Steve Blake

Like the British Constitution, she owes her success
in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
- Thomas Hardy

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

A few regular troops from old France,
weakened by hunger and sickness, who,
when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers,
are their general's chief dependence.
- James Wolfe

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

The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness,
the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.
- Ivor Novello

The British needlewoman follows blindly where the merchant leads.
- Ann Macbeth

It was part of your religion to hate the British.
- Rebecca H. Davis

I think the good old British democracy should keep
scrutinising and pressing to get the truth out.
- Clare Short

This most dangerous enemy is the American counterpart
of the British Fabian Socialist,
who denies that he is a Socialist and operates behind
a mask which he calls National Planning.
- John T. Flynn

Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing,
except Wales, which doesn't.
- Stephen Leacock

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

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

All British people have plain names,
and that works pretty well over there.
- Paris Hilton

I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan
with that of a British nobleman.
- Thomas Day

The British have slang words, as we do,
but it was fun.
- Dennis Farina

Being pretty crazy while being chased by the National Enquirer is not good.
The British tabloids were the worst.
- Margot Kidder

There's a tradition in British intellectual life of
mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics,
especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
- Harold Pinter

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

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

We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British
consumers will have access to the Internet,
whether it be through a personal computer,
a set-top box or a mobile phone.
- Richard Branson

No more distressing moment can ever face a British
government than that which requires it to come to a hard,
fast and specific decision.
- Barbara Tuchman

It could be my British need for discipline that makes
me admire the American appetite for freedom and passion.
- Steve Winwood

As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity,
and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.
- Alistair Cooke

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

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

American audiences tend to be more expressive than British ones.
- Simon Pegg

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense...
I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.
- Anthony Hopkins

I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn't
mean anything in America but is quite nice in England -
the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.
- Joan Collins

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

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

I'd be quite excited to play somebody British.
- Claire Forlani

I went over before the British Open and played Valderrama
thinking that I might make the team,
might be a captain's pick.
I made the effort to go over there.
- Payne Stewart

I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little
surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.
- Elizabeth Hurley


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