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English Quotes

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

I never had to learn English, French and German because
I was brought up as all three languages.
I had a private French teacher before I even went to school.
That helped a lot.
- Karl Lagerfeld

I disliked singing in English and neither liked the
story nor the character of Cressida.
- Walter Legge

The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'.
- Maxim Gorky

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

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

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

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

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English,
which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
- Kate DiCamillo

I translated Beatles songs for my English class.
- Christian Lacroix

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

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

That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental
principle of the English constitution.
- William Blackstone

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

We English are good at forgiving our enemies;
it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
- P. D. James

So, sometimes, when I'm not happy with my performance and I have to think,
I will think in English.
- Sophie Marceau

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

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

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

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and
poet of the English language,
lived in a time that was politically very conservative
and it's reflected in his writings.
- Alex Cox

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

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

I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from
British or other English language poetry.
- Diane Wakoski

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

These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French,
all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied
almost without limit and apply to all national languages.
- Edward Sapir

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within
five years to learn English or leave the country.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

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

In English every word can be verbed.
Would that it were so in our programming languages.
- Alan Perlis

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

I think English people were a lot better at breakdancing
than they were at making records.
- Norman Cook

The English language is nobody's special property.
It is the property of the imagination:
it is the property of the language itself.
- Derek Walcott

Why on earth do we want closer connection with England?
We have little in common with English people except our language.
We are fast becoming an entirely different people.
- Henry Lawson

American professional athletes are bilingual;
they speak English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all.
- Randall Jarrell

I speak two languages, Body and English.
- Mae West

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

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

There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.
- Anthony Trollope

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

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

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

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language.
Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?
- George Carlin

In fact, it is amazing how much European films -
Italian,
French, German and English - have recovered a certain
territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.
- Wim Wenders

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
- H. L. Mencken

I haven't spoken English with native speakers in several months.
I've been speaking Arabic.
- John Walker Lindh

It appears that the English think the Japanese...
are fond of opium, and they want to bring it here also.
- Townsend Harris

In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make
use of the Latin element in our vocabulary.
- Robert Fitzgerald

By the by, if the English race had done nothing else,
yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman,
they would have done a great service to mankind.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

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

Others may use the ocean as their road;
Only the English make it their abode.
- Edmund Waller

I know all about you.
You're the people waiting on the shoreline with the
warm towels and the hot chocolate after the woman swims the English Channel.
- Gwen Moore

If the word 'No' was removed from the English language,
Ian Paisley would be speechless.
- John Hume

I've always enjoyed writing, I graduated with a degree in English;
I've done bits of journalism.
- Michael York

Come English Settlement, I had it in my head that I didn't want to tour.
- Andy Partridge

I have lived and slept in the same bed with English
countesses and Prussian farm women...
no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.
- Florence Nightingale

And I agreed with that, and I couldn't wait to change my name anyway,
because I'm not too fond of the name of Reginald.
It's a very kind of '50s English name.
- Elton John


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