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Malcolm Bradbury Quotes and Sayings

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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

You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes.
- Malcolm Bradbury

Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.
- Malcolm Bradbury

If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments -
we'd have the Ten Suggestions.
- Malcolm Bradbury

 

Only the old are innocent.
That is what the Victorians understood,
and the Christians.
Original sin is a property of the young.
The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
- Malcolm Bradbury

My experience of ships is that on them one makes an
interesting discovery about the world.
One finds one can do without it completely.
- Malcolm Bradbury

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

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The English are polite by telling lies.
The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
- Malcolm Bradbury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature
than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
- Wallace Stevens

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

For me, even just being English was a whole sort of
experience in as much as I'm Australian.
- Radha Mitchell

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

In 1628 came the first English attack on Canada.
- Harry Johnston

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

Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically -
while simulating a triumphant march forward -
than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament?
- Alexander Herzen

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 Divinity could be invoked as well in the English
language as in the French.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language,
English, which is the language of success in America.
- Ernest Istook

Everything has changed.
When I was at school and was told I had better learn English,
I said: What for? The English are a hell of a long way away!
- Juan Manuel Fangio

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

England and Greece are friends.
English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism,
and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots.
- Melina Mercouri

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

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

Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his
diaries in perfect English.
- Roald Dahl

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.

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

Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn't
speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.
- Lawrence Welk

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
- Alice Walker

But the citizens of Cincinnati loved their Reds because they won,
no matter what their addresses had been the year before.
They rooted for the Old-English 'C' on the players' shirts.
- John Thorn

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

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

Croquet is tough.
People play for months because the rules are so bizarre.
Those crazy English.
- Jane Kaczmarek

Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball.
There is a lot of people in the United States who say isn't,
and they ain't eating.
- Dizzy Dean

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

You know, I do speak the Queens English.
It's just the wrong Queens that's all.
It's over the 59th Street Bridge.
It's not over the Atlantic Ocean.
- Cyndi Lauper

I didn't speak English until I came to Pittsburgh.
- Mario Lemieux

The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project
to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit
being a newspaper editor and went back to college.
- Tony Hillerman

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 had one companion.
He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English
so we could communicate a bit.
I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.
- Mathias Rust

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

English is taking over the world.
I just wrote a piece about it.
And it's not by design.
The United States dominates because it's the biggest market.
- Norman Spinrad

Even if I think in English, it's more a language of acting than French.
- Sophie Marceau

English football has just had a transfer window imposed for the first time,
so it will be interesting to see how managers cope
with the squads they have until it re-opens.
- David Ginola

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

It took me a year to really learn the American lingo.
I really feel for people who are coming here and don't speak English at all.
It must be hell.
- Helen Reddy

If you see the Sopranos, you're not going to be speaking
in the Shakespearean English.
- Lucy Liu

In the past when I was in Hollywood,
I was like a dog.
I felt humiliated.
My English was not good.
People would even ask me 'Jackie Who?'.
- Jackie Chan

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

If English was good enough for Jesus Christ,
then it's good enough for Texas.
- Ma Ferguson

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

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

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

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

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

The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.
- Alexander Woollcott

The English never smash in a face.
They merely refrain from asking it to dinner.
- Margaret Halsey


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