Best 390 of British quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexandra Fuller

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

The Americans are identical to the British in all respects except, of course, language.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Coogan

The rest of Europe tends to be very comfortable with sexuality. The British and the Americans are kind of hung up about it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Toks Olagundoye

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Eagleman

As an undergraduate I majored in British and American literature at Rice University.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Vaughn R. Demont

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Oliver

I'm British. I don't really have access to my emotions on a daily basis.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Money Tree Man

Cultivate an environment fertile for good habits to flourish

By Anonym 13 Sep

Keegan-michael Key

I grew up watching British television because I lived so close to Canada.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Martin H. Samuel

I do like the sound of the name, 'Big Ben'... it has a certain ring to it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vince Cable

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Alvarez

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I'm quite a fan of British designers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rod Stewart

I suppose I miss the British cynicism and the humor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bill Maher

The only silver lining I can find is that British accents aren't sexy anymore.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Hooper

A British villain never loses their sense of humour.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vincent Tan

Sometimes the British press is maybe a little bit racist.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josh Hartnett

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!

By Anonym 20 Sep

Amanda Craig

You know the only rule you need to know to get on in this country? ‘Never complain, never explain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Raj Thackeray

I feel Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence was for the intelligent, educated British.It was not for those who don't understand this language.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Osborne

There will be a quick rash of hairy American filth, but it shouldn't threaten the existence of decent, serious British filth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joss Stone

The British press has been unfair to me and the public has followed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ivor Novello

British girls are as temperamental as Americans.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Hassan Zia Ahmed

if a colonizer replaces language, clothes and names of a nation then what remains is a mere shadow of the colonizer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ada Louise Huxtable

If the British are a nation of shopkeepers, Americans are a nation of shoppers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudyard Kipling

Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Salman Rushdie

British society has never been cleansed of the filth of imperialism.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Douglas Adams

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Caitlin Moran

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Shackleton

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bernard Cornwell

A sad, plangent music. In the British camp, Sharpe thought, they would be singing, but no one was singing here.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Raab

I was a section commander in the parachute regiment [in the British army].

By Anonym 13 Sep

Martin Fleischmann

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Goldsworthy

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jahangir

My unbeaten record and the 10 British Open wins have not been equalled.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Cameron

No treaty should be ratified without consulting the British people in a referendum.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Will Ferguson

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Danny Boyle

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Julian Barnes

Britain: the land of embarrassment and breakfast.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas B. Macaulay

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francis Kilvert

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Feig

I'm just an enormous British comedy fan.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Holly Bourne

Yes, well, rein it in, Prom King. British people have been successfully repressing our emotions since before your country was even a thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Phil Collins

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Oliver

Every empire has to get sucked down the drain. As a British person, I know how it feels.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Deirdre Riordan Hall

Who am I?" She whispered. Alex opened his mouth as if to correct her, but then he said, "You are my love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Kay

Well, I'm British. I'm proud to be British and I love this country. I'm going nowhere.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Wayne Knight

I know there are some people in British Columbia who are still holding a vigil for '3rd Rock'.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Thomas Jefferson

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.