Best 390 of British quotes - MyQuotes
One of the things about being raised British in Africa is that you get this double whammy of toughness. The continent in place itself made you quite tough. And then you've got this British mother whose entire being rejects 'coddling' in case it makes you too soft. So there's absolutely nothing standing between you and a fairly rough experience.
The Americans are identical to the British in all respects except, of course, language.
The rest of Europe tends to be very comfortable with sexuality. The British and the Americans are kind of hung up about it.
My accent has changed my whole life. When I was younger it was very Nigerian, then when we went to England it was very British.
As an undergraduate I majored in British and American literature at Rice University.
He looks at me, the circle, then me again. “It’s really you, right? I didn’t create some simulacrum that was inhabited by a demon? Prove it’s you. Say something only Spencer would say.” “Like what?” “Say something annoying.” I think about it. “Well, you claim to be British, there’s really only one thing I can think of.” “That being?” I lean in close, my lips gently brushing his ear. “Soccer.” He shoves me away. “Fuck. You. It’s foot… Yeah, it’s you.
I'm British. I don't really have access to my emotions on a daily basis.
Cultivate an environment fertile for good habits to flourish
I grew up watching British television because I lived so close to Canada.
I do like the sound of the name, 'Big Ben'... it has a certain ring to it.
When I was a child we were sufficiently well off for me to be a picky eater and I still cannot eat vegetables cooked in the traditional British manner.
In [The New Poetry] I had attacked the British poets' nervous preference for gentility above all else, and their avoidance of the uncomfortable, destructive truths both of the inner life and of the present time.
I'm quite a fan of British designers.
I suppose I miss the British cynicism and the humor.
The only silver lining I can find is that British accents aren't sexy anymore.
A British villain never loses their sense of humour.
Sometimes the British press is maybe a little bit racist.
You know what? I'm really attracted to British women, there's something innately proper about them. However badly they behave their accent is so cute that it makes up for everything!
You know the only rule you need to know to get on in this country? ‘Never complain, never explain.
I feel Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence was for the intelligent, educated British.It was not for those who don't understand this language.
There will be a quick rash of hairy American filth, but it shouldn't threaten the existence of decent, serious British filth.
The British press has been unfair to me and the public has followed.
British girls are as temperamental as Americans.
if a colonizer replaces language, clothes and names of a nation then what remains is a mere shadow of the colonizer.
Ada Louise Huxtable
If the British are a nation of shopkeepers, Americans are a nation of shoppers.
Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!
British society has never been cleansed of the filth of imperialism.
The mice were furious." [...] "Oh yes," said the old man mildly. "Yes well so I expect were the dogs and cats and duckbilled platypuses, but..." "Ah, but they hadn't paid for it you see, had they?" "Look," said Arthur, "would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?" [...] "Earthman, the planet you lived on was commissioned, paid for, and run by mice. It was destroyed five minutes before the completion of the purpose for which it was built, and we've got to build another one." Only one word registered with Arthur. "Mice?" he said. "Indeed Earthman." "Look, sorry - are we talking about the little white furry things with the cheese fixation and women standing on tables screaming in early sixties sit coms?" Slartibartfast coughed politely. "[...] These creatures you call mice, you see, they are not quite as they appear. They are merely the protrusion into our dimension of vast hyperintelligent pandimensional beings. The whole business with the cheese and the squeaking is just a front." The old man paused, and with a sympathetic frown continued. "They've been experimenting on you, I'm afraid.
But, of course, you might be asking yourself, 'Am I a feminist? I might not be. I don't know! I still don't know what it is! I'm too knackered and confused to work it out. That curtain pole really still isn't up! I don't have time to work out if I am a women's libber! There seems to be a lot to it. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?' I understand. So here is the quick way of working out if you're a feminist. Put your hand in your pants. a) Do you have a vagina? and b) Do you want to be in charge of it? If you said 'yes' to both, then congratulations! You're a feminist.
After the conquest of the South Pole by Amundsen who, by a narrow margin of days only, was in advance of the British Expedition under Scott, there remained but one great main object of Antarctic journeying - the crossing of the South Polar continent from sea to sea
A sad, plangent music. In the British camp, Sharpe thought, they would be singing, but no one was singing here.
I was a section commander in the parachute regiment [in the British army].
I am a caricature of what British science is about in the way I work.
The British climate, although it is very wet, it is quite mild in winter. We don't get these severe - generally don't get severe winters.
My unbeaten record and the 10 British Open wins have not been equalled.
No treaty should be ratified without consulting the British people in a referendum.
With or without the Royals, we are not Americans. Nor are we British. Or French. Or Void. We are something else. And the sooner we define this, the better.
The problem with being British... I don't know if it's me being British or being raised a strict Catholic, but you never really enjoy success.
Britain: the land of embarrassment and breakfast.
Thomas B. Macaulay
We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
Of all noxious animals, the most noxious is a tourist. And of all tourists the most vulgar, ill-bred, offensive and loathsome is the British tourist.
I'm just an enormous British comedy fan.
Yes, well, rein it in, Prom King. British people have been successfully repressing our emotions since before your country was even a thing.
Catering on planes, like on British Rail, is a standing joke, but I don't really have a problem with it. I don't quite know what people expect.
Every empire has to get sucked down the drain. As a British person, I know how it feels.
Who am I?" She whispered. Alex opened his mouth as if to correct her, but then he said, "You are my love.
Something is happening to Britain and the British. Or has happened. We are said to be passing through a transition, or a turning point, or a transformation; nobody is quite sure which.
Well, I'm British. I'm proud to be British and I love this country. I'm going nowhere.
I know there are some people in British Columbia who are still holding a vigil for '3rd Rock'.
You have heard of the new chemical nomenclature endeavored to be introduced by Lavoisier, Fourcroy, &c. Other chemists of this country, of equal note, reject it, and prove in my opinion that it is premature, insufficient and false. These latter are joined by the British chemists; and upon the whole, I think the new nomenclature will be rejected, after doing more harm than good. There are some good publications in it, which must be translated into the ordinary chemical language before they will be useful.