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British Quotes

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

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Winston Churchill was not entirely British.
His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
- Rachel Blanchard

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

It was just us lampooning our own peer group,
saying, well hey, where did this stuff come from? And
where does British guys get to be so good at it suddenly?
- Neil Innes

 

Only when I came to America did I think of myself as British.
- Naveen Andrews

If I am pushed I will push back, that is the way I am.
I am very British.
We don't like to be pushed around.
When the chips are down we might have to step into grey areas.
- Damon Hill

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

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I am certainly not racist; I even like the British.
- Giorgio Moroder

We have lost all our big Australian industries and icons,
including Qantas when it sold 25 % of its shares and
a controlling interest to British Airways.
- Pauline Hanson

Were British protesters, armed with little more than
a frisbee and a bag of plastic toy soldiers,
really in danger of being shot by the US military in Gloucestershire?
- Mark Thomas

I would not say that I was, these days,
a 'student' of philosophy, although in my youth I was
quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists.
- Brian Ferneyhough

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

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

The only difference between the Bel Air of the '90s
and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies
are Latina instead of British,
and the cars European instead of American.
- Lorna Luft

There are actually quite high profile British TV star
cameos in it that you probably wouldn't even notice,
that the British wouldn't even notice,
let alone the American audience.
- Simon Pegg

You are a member of the British royal family.
We are never tired, and we all love hospitals.
- Queen Mary

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

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 cinema had been very dull and conformist.
- Karel Reisz

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

I would sooner play in a good British picture than
in the majority of American pictures I have seen.
- Glynis Johns

Usually, certainly British singers, adopt an American
accent when they sing and I think that usually people
are thinking of somebody else,
but I just think of very specific people.
- Jane Horrocks

The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic.
It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests.
- Charley Reese

With most British actors, it's amazing.
I think they start with the character on the outside and work in.
- Norman Jewison

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

There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance;
its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen

You don't expect to get the letter saying,
Her Majesty would like to appoint you Knight Commander of the British Empire!
It was just a completely overwhelming and exciting day.
- Antony Sher

In my opinion the greatest advantage we can at present expect from our Navy;
for at this early period We can not expect to have
a Navy to cope with the British.
- William Whipple

As a kid in British Columbia, going back a long way,
I learned to skate.
- Steve Yzerman

The head of a ship however has not always an immediate relation to her name,
at least in the British navy.
- William Falconer

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

Be blind.
Be stupid.
Be British.
Be careful.
- Virginia Graham

Between Clive Owen winning at the Golden Globes and
the British Academy announcing its nominations,
of which Sideways received only one,
I'm feeling pretty humbled these days.
- Thomas Haden Church

It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary,
who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers,
to charge them with prejudice.
- Paul Harris

However British you may be, I am more British still.
- Henry James

I give no more paroles to British officers.
- Christopher Gadsden

If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country
it is by reversing that policy which made us simply
the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food.
- Eamon de Valera

American science is much more organized,
much more hierarchical than British science has been.
- Martin Fleischmann

Yes, I won the Bafta.
I thought the British were very intelligent.
- Eli Wallach

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

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

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

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

I am a caricature of what British science is about in the way I work.
- Martin Fleischmann

Britons seem to have given up on assimilating their Muslim population,
with many British elites patting themselves on the
back for their tolerance and multiculturalism.
- Linda Chavez

The British may not know much about music,
but they certainly loves the noise it makes.
- Richard Baker

My hobbies are cooking and gardening,
especially growing orchids.
I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea,
and I also enjoy tennis.
We have 3 cats.
- Juliet Mills

I gave my parole once, and it has been shamefully violated
by the British Government;
I shall not give another to people on whom no faith can be reposed.
- Christopher Gadsden

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

I went being unemployed for three years to being the
lead in a British feature in the days when we only made two a year,
1990.
It was ridiculous really.
- Christopher Eccleston

King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed
the great success of the British nation in political
life to their talking politics after dinner.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

British girls are as temperamental as Americans.
- Ivor Novello

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

I think most British people who say they can do an
American accent are so bad at it.
I find it excruciating.
I find it excruciating the other way around,
too.
- Eileen Atkins

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

Americans like the British kind of quirkiness and the strange accent.
They find it kind of cute or something,
with a certain charm.
- Nick Park

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India,
history will look upon the act of
depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

I was never too keen on the British music press.
They've called us a supermarket hype,
and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
- Freddie Mercury

A British declaration be taken against Martinez for
'capturing and robbing us.
- George Vancouver

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

My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial
possession where class and race were very important.
- Sidney Poitier

It all went back to problems we had talked about before,
you know, such as the British not believing in formation
bombing and not believing in daytime bombing.
- Stuart Symington

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

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

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

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

There just seems to be more acceptance now of...
other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones.
- Tim Roth

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

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


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