OSCAR WILDE QUOTATIONS
CARL WILLIAM BROWN
England is a nation
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
In England the judges should have independence to protect the people
against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the
people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people
would always re-elect the good judges.
A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as
near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy.
The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.
King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent
of the kingdom of France... settle your debt to the king of Heaven;
return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys
to all the good towns you took and violated in France.
Joan of Arc
They'll always be an England, even if it's in Hollywood.
And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met, alas, alas
for England they have no graves as yet.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the
heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate;
neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap
Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it,
the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor's son to
So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.
Boy George is all England needs - another queen who can't dress.
England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and
quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent
I'm William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared. Go back to
England and tell them... Scotland is free!
You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England,
If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the
fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and
the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians.
H. P. Lovecraft
I think the best place to work in football is England.
In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty
years or a century intervening between the perception that something
ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
H. G. Wells
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a
drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all
the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can
W. H. Auden
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in
England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between
W. H. Auden
I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it
was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring
to Summer and Autumn.
We did an album one time called White Mansions, about the civil war,
but it was written by a guy from England. His looking at it from
over there and it not being a part of his history made it so he
could be objective.
As I absorbed life here and understood it better, I just completely
fell in love with England.
Coffee in England is just toasted milk.
Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to
England is better only because I stand out there as 'unusual'.
I left my country because I was forced to, and I do not think that I
am going to lose my language because I live in England.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
We stay as a team. I might be England captain, but that doesn't mean
I get treated differently.
I love scoring goals for England and playing for England. That's one
of the reasons I didn't retire - I love playing for my country.
Oh, to be in England now that April's there.
A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it
and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as
easily as a snail does his shell.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Y'all are so cute and y'all talk so proper over here. I love England.
Such night in England ne'er had been, nor ne'er again shall be.
Thomas B. Macaulay
If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
W. Somerset Maugham
I have never had the opportunity to play in England, so I know
little about it.
The England team must always be respected. They always fight to the
England expects that every man will do his duty.
In the literature of France Moliere occupies the same kind of
position as Cervantes in that of Spain, Dante in that of Italy, and
Shakespeare in that of England. His glory is more than national - it
I am a subject of the British Crown, but whenever I have to choose
between the interests of England and Canada it is manifest to me
that the interests of my country are identical with those of the
United States of America.
I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the
Crown of England, to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a
bonfire of them.
The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is
not Puritanism but February.
Joseph Wood Krutch
For me, the great problem growing up in England was that I had a
very narrow concept of what God can be, and it was damn close to an
old man with a beard.
I love England. It's no coincidence it's the first place I moved to
for a more cosmopolitan life, which is the only thing Iceland lacks.
I'm a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family.
R. A. Salvatore
There's a lot of people who don't understand the circle crops in
England. Pure enigma.
My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross
country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America
as it is in England.
Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England,
which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and
so there was not the expectation of luxury.
I went to England in the '70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was
still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I
assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40
years before that, because Australia internationally wasn't regarded
as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and
Despite Japan's desires and efforts, unfortunate differences in the
ways that Japan, England, the United States, and China understood
circumstances, together with misunderstandings of attitudes, made it
impossible for the parties to agree.
At the Imperial Conference on December 1, it was decided to make war
against England and the United States.
We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in
the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they
play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks
off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury.
Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic.
The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from
which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor.
T. E. Lawrence
I know there's some kind of history to mountain music-like it came
from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition.
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors
agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.
I've spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on the very best security
and I can assure you my homes are as safe as the Bank of England.
I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates
from those early childhood days.
So I quit my job and went to the New England Culinary Institute for
the full two years and worked in the restaurant industry after that
until finally I thought I had a grasp on what I needed to do what I
Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old
frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no
longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine.
That is where our frontier lies.
Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think
of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of
Dover; you think of the Rhine.
Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes, a second copy of
the United States or England - where liberal values have deep
England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.
E. M. Forster
In 1925, when Britain went back to the gold standard, that was
supported by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Bank of
England, the civil service, the CBI, the TUC, the Times, the
Economist; that consensus was very strong.
I won't go to England because they won't let my dog in.
If anything, there's a difference in working with color in England
and the color in the US.
It has always been difficult to get Big Bird to be very pretty. Big
Bird in England is much more gorgeous.
Some of my ancestors were religious dissenters who came to America
over three hundred years ago. Others were abolitionists in New
England in the eighteen forties and fifties.
Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable.
I did a long concert tour in England and Denmark and Sweden, and I
also sang for the Soviet people, one of the finest musical audiences
in the world.
The show I did in England catered to a broad range of people. I like
that. I don't want nouveau cult status, though I know we've got that
sort of audience in the states.
Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is
our big dirty secret.
Time passed by. I had furnished steam hammers to the principal
foundries in England. I had sent them abroad, even to Russia. At
length it became known to the Lords of the Admiralty that a new
power in forging had been introduced.
Furthermore, the spirit of enterprise which had its first
intellectual development in England has especially flourished here
as well as throughout all of Canada, while the same spirit has
become less virile in the land of its origin.
Charles E. Wilson
I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that
time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a
nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's
angry and he's got Mad Power Disease.
Then we did what we called basically I suppose a club tour in
England, which was the time I think that our second album came out,
we club toured around the whole country where the venues were hold
to five hundreds upwards to that sort of thing you know.
There was always a lot of American music in England until, obviously
when the Beatles came around, then there was a shift towards English
music, but before then American music was the main thing.
I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn't mean
anything in America but is quite nice in England - the Order of the
British Empire for services to drama.
He was not only a bore; he bored for England.
England is one of my favorite places. The fans are just so crazy.
In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold
out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that
in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by
patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is
not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has
been expressed by higher authority than mine.
It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the
neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of
education we pursue.
When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu way of life
similar to that of the British at the time the Romans invaded
England 2,000 years ago.
I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found in early
Pleistocene in England.
Well, I've always thought that my career was in England, really. I
used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there.
It's not far is it? It's amazing the way that special FX have taken
a quantum leap in what they're capable of doing.
I look a hundred and weigh 110 - you won't love me when you see the
wreck England has made me.
My agent tells me I am drawing the largest salary ever paid in the
halls of England. Wonderful, isn't it? for a quiet, rural gardener
Will I return to England? I don't know. I'll think it over.
I love England and the historical aspect of it.
The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you
shouldn't - it just keeps you from enjoying it.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed
up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if
the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.
My experiences in film and theatre in the States have been much more
rigorous-in England there's an environment of, Let's try this.
I think in England you eat too much sugar and meat and not enough
The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
Douglas William Jerrold
When I was in England doing Romeo and Juliet as a child star, I was
interviewed by the British press, who are even more vicious and
cruel than the Americans. So I have been extremely guarded ever
What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and
When I get off the plane in England I always feel about two inches
You have the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England, the
Presbyterians, the Wesleyans, represented in each school, and they
are each to take alternate days.
I think worrying things are going on in England - a real apathy.
You will never have great tennis champions from England because of
the cold and dark, but most of all because people only care about
the sport for two weeks a year, and then they're on to something
else. There's just not a great love of the sport there.
This kind of music was just hitting England, so we were getting this
following in clubs in Birmingham just cause we were trying to do
The fact is that I loved being in England.
Martin C. Smith
Then years back, when I moved to California, I happened to see a
book about fashions of 19th-century Victorian England, only four
pages of which was devoted to the dress of the working class.
Martin C. Smith
There is a huge antipathy in England between the north and the south,
the working class and the owning class.
Martin C. Smith
Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come
and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite
gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in
Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.
Now I am discovering the world once more. England has widened my
Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise
king born of all England.
I was born in Bournemouth, England, in 1943.
J. Philippe Rushton
I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for
the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those
ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that
I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree.
There is probably nothing wrong with art for art's sake if we take
the phrase seriously, and not take it to mean the kind of poetry
written in England forty years ago.
I still like being in North of England and I keep a place there. But
there are a lot of things about the Continent that are to be
preferred. The social institutions work better, women have a better
position in society and the food is another thing.
The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too
Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England.
The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area.
There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being
heard that much.
Jimmy Carl Black
Hendrix was big in England. We all became good friends and I am
still in touch with Noel Redding.
Jimmy Carl Black
The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and
ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating
bulwark of the island.
Scotland is the Canada of England!
I have a group of people, about 40, in a local church in Surrey in
England, who pray for me regularly.
It is said, that in Holland Interest is lower than in England.
The Church in England is the Church of England.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Horses pretty much broke as a record in England.
When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed
stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.
Mr. Chamberlain desires to avert the threat to England's peace by
making England, in alliance with Germany, stronger than her rivals
and so to force them to renounce their hostile intentions against
Bernhard von Bulow
Land, in England, is valuable, because we have highly-paid artisans
to consume the produce on the spot.
Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being
forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown
Wilmington, North Carolina.
I don't know how many more times I'll be in New England again. But I
leave coach Belichick and those guys with a salute: 'I love you guys.
I miss you. I'm out.'
After that he turned to the question of invading England. Hitler
said that during the previous year he could not afford to risk a
possible failure; apart from that, he had not wished to provoke the
British, as he hoped to arrange peace talks.
My father was in the coal business in West Virginia. Both dad and
mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts; New England, to
them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education.
But I love filmmaking - I'm not ashamed of that. You're sort of
vilified if you say that in England.
It's been the most astonishing year because I've been having a
marvelous adventure, and yet I kind of sympathize with people who
have to live in exile, because I've so missed England.
Our New England climate is mild and equable compared with that of
All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by
the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the
kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be
subservient to their designs.
I don't think England is that gray but India is like a long drone.
England was incredibly dull and everything exciting seemed to be in
My affiliation with England is borne out by the fact that I do come
back for periodic visits.
For better or worse, MTV sort of bridges the whole country together
almost like the BBC does in England. It's opened up everything so
wide that it's possible for everyone to have different ideas.
I knew that I had a following here in England, and if I came over
here maybe I could cultivate it, but I never dreamt it would be as
great as it has been.
There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But
I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in
Spain was always my preference.
Farming implements are as cheap in Sydney as in England.
My agent set up a meeting with George Lucas. They were casting in
I have English family in Northhampton and have been to England
I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard, before New England
Conservatory of Music in Boston.
Fortunately for England, all her imports are raw materials.
It's really sort of morbid, but she said her mother wanted to see me
all her life. And when she died, she made just one request: that a
picture of me be put into her casket. So somewhere in England, I'm
in a casket.
I learned to change my accent; in England, your accent identifies
you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back.
People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father
turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I
was 40 they were saying that.
I didn't expect to be dropped by England.
I miss England. I miss the weather. I've spent moss of the last 25
years on tour. I'm ready to come home.
I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about.
I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have
had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is
obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.
One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with
the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and
princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of
England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's
chair of the Enterprise.
I'm not called Jude Law, I have three names; I'm called 'Hunk Jude
Law' or 'Heartthrob Jude Law'. In England anyway, that's my full
name. That's the cheap language that's thrown around, that sums you
up in one little bracket. It doesn't look at your life. But if one
looks beyond, there is actually a little bit more.
My mother was born on a tiny farm in County Mayo. She was meant to
stay at home and look after the farm while her brother and sister
got an education. However, she came to England on a visit and never
Within the first year of launching my company, Spanx, I decided to
go over to England and cold-call Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and
Selfridges the same way I had cold-called Neiman Marcus, Saks,
Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale's here in the United States.
In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been
published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals - Nature, Cell, The
New England Journal of Medicine - which set the agenda.
It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I mean the interesting thing I think would be if something happened
like, what happened in England where all these kids that all of a
sudden can't afford the ticket prices.
The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England,
is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life,
and to pretend that they do not think so.
Perhaps that is why the novel flourished in England. You had these
communities that would stay put and people would see one another all
the time and cause one another to change and have the opportunity to
observe the changes over time.
In England, it's thought to be morally suspect to worry about what
your surroundings look like.
In England, it's now Sir Ben. Mister has just disappeared. It's not
even on my passport anymore. They've taken Mister away from me.
I grew up in the early '70s in New England.
In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I
think it's such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you
then can't enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes.
I got a telegraph from my mother who said that my step-father had
had a heart attack, come home and earn a living. So I went back to
England and the only thing I knew to earn any cash was through
As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We
didn't have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother
laughed at it. When I left school, there was no money for me to go
to university, so I went to secretarial college and got a job.
Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price
of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed
strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the
old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy.
It was doing very well; it was doing particularly well outside of
England. It was a very big seller for Carlton Television. But it was
getting more and more expensive to do.
I once said the Queen of England could use some fashion advice.
Kathie Lee Gifford
I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping
there is still more to come. I still haven't captained the England
cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall!
I discovered freedom for the first time in England.
Growing up in New England, being schooled and classically trained,
it needed to shake, it needed to evolve.
More emphasis was thus thrown upon the local governments than in
Albert Bushnell Hart
Yeah, about sixteen to twenty weeks a year. For example, we can do
America in six or seven weeks. You can do Europe in three weeks;
England in two weeks. South America you could do in three weeks;
Asia you could do in three weeks.
Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and
glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are
concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty.
While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded without
large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United
States, the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well.
Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we
must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and
helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of
Around the property I have here, I'm about to put an all weather
race track. I'm about to build stables. I'm about to ship over a
couple of my thoroughbreds from England.
I've got a farm in England where I breed horses.
New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil, a rough and stormy
coast, and yet we love it, even with a love passing that of dwellers
in more favored regions.
Henry Cabot Lodge
But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the
Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for
that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be
satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.
I love England though; I've been back a few times and just love it.
My favorite thing to do there is going to museums and all the
castles. Oh, and my husband and I went mountain biking across
England on our honeymoon!
Genetic studies in Iceland have found that many of the women who
were the founding stock of Iceland came from England and what is now
France. Some were probably captured and carried off in Viking raids
only 40 generations ago.
In England, David and I are big fish in a small pond. But in L.A.,
we are tiny, tiny, tiny fish in a big pond.
Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from
It did not come naturally; in fact, it would be difficult to
conceive of any more dogmatic and less tolerant people than the
first settlers on New England shores.
To escape jury duty in England, wear a bowler hat and carry a copy
of the Daily telegraph.
They say that the commons of England would first destroy the king's
friends and afterward himself, and then bring the Duke of York to be
king so that by their false means and lies they may make him to hate
and destroy his friends, and cherish his false traitors.
We are looking to get counties to play their young England players
earlier, and the first reports from the counties are that it is
working well. It also helps us to prepare in a better fashion.
I don't envisage I will be captain again, but for two England
managers, Steve McClaren and Fabio Capello, I was their first choice
and I'm proud of that.
I do not care so much for the death of my gunner, as for other
passages of my voyage, for I have good friends in England that will
bring me off for that.
American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in
increasing numbers in England.
I love London. I love England. We were out in the countryside and I
had the time of my life.
I'm still overwhelmed and, at the same time, kind of star struck
that I am part of this New England Patriots organization.
England and Greece are friends. English blood was shed on Greek soil
in the war against fascism, and Greeks gave their lives to protect
I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can
still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on
the radio - much to my parent's disapproval.
An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent
in England and Europe in 1937.
Philip Warren Anderson
When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain,
sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, - but
I got a divorce eleven years later on the grounds of cruelty, which
is still not easy in England.
The situation in America is when it starts moving there, all the
bands from England move over to America and work from there, so that
they're available all the time for everyone that wants them in
In a few years there will be only five kings in the world the King
of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.
If the people in Britain knew the nature and disposition of the New
England people as well as we do they would not find so many friends
in England as I suppose they do.
In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody
quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless
he has never read them.
Ridley and I talk every day. Our family is very close because we're
from North England.
England is very interested as well, and other countries if I could
speak the languages!
I remember my second game for England - we lost 2-0 to Norway, I was
subbed and didn't do myself justice and I thought that was the end
of my England career.
I played for 30 years, 20 with England and I did it by setting
The New England Patriots have always been a special organization and
I've always watched from afar.
Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in
When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British
Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where
my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a
college student in England and Ireland.
Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid
achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from
the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the
face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring,
if not too scrupulous, pioneer.
E. F. Schumacher
When Robert Frost was alive, I was known as the other new England
poet, which is to be barely known at all.
More and more do I see that only a successful revolution in India
can break England's back forever and free Europe itself. It is not a
national question concerning India any longer; it is purely
I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission of the taxation
which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales, you
can only find it by reducing the great military establishments, and
diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace.
Upon the Constitution, upon the pre-existing legal rights of the
People, as understood in this country and in England, I have argued
that this House is bound to revive the Petition under debate.
The participation of the people in their own government was the more
significant, because the colonies actually had what England only
seemed to have, - three departments of government.
Albert Bushnell Hart
I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England. If
the finances of the Indian Government receive any severe and
irreparable check, will not the resources of England be called upon
to meet the emergency, and to supply the deficiency?
There are people in England that claim benefits because they are too
nervous to work, so they claim their benefits for anxiety and never
have to go out side there free home.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as more recent
attacks in Madrid, Spain, and London, England, showed in a very
tragic way just how vulnerable many areas of the world are to these
sorts of actions.
In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different
countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their
wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so.
In England, we don't have any guns whatsoever.
In my judgment, if we had pursued this course, the zones would have
been of short duration. England would have been compelled to take
her mines out of the North Sea in order to get any supplies from our
George William Norris
When I was at Stratford, the very first thing that I was
commissioned to work on was trying to make a musical out of the
documentary material about the General Strike, which was the next
big historical event in England, after the First World War.
I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much, but I heard from
many people from England that many motives from German fairytales
are to be found in my books.
Playing live, you can't survive, certainly not in England. We used
to work daytime jobs and play gigs at night. It was very exhausting.
I would like to wish the England squad every success. I would also
very much like to extend those wishes to Martin Johnson, Brian
Smith, Mike Ford, John Wells, Graham Rowntree and the rest of the
England 2011 World Cup management team who have been fantastic and
deserve people to know that.
My father in the film - which we probably haven't seen in previous
movies, and in British Asian movies you could probably count on one
hand - he says exactly why, actually why he's frightened for his
daughter. He came to this country, England, and had a bit of a
Terry said he had this new kid and his wife didn't want to live in
England. He wanted to tour. He hated being in the studio. Terry
liked seeing various bars the world over and getting smashed out of
his brain. He was a sort of latent Keith Moon.
I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some
recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match
and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge,
drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say.
As regards this country, in which protection has always to some
extent existed, it is the best customer that England ever had, and
our demands upon her grow most steadily and regularly under
Henry Charles Carey
At age 10 or 12 he's going to boarding school in the Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight is, of course, down at the bottom of England just
off South Hampton.
We then took a shortened version of what we'd been doing in the
pubs, with the best gags and things like that, out to cabaret clubs
and things in the north of England for six weeks. And we became a
Since fantasy isn't about technology, the accelleration has no
impact at all. But it's changed the lives of fantasy writers and
editors. I get to live in England and work for a New York publisher!
Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity
apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
Johnny Rotten. He's a big fan of mine. I used to see him out in the
audience in England and he'd stand up and holler. He's funny. Smart
too, and a nice guy. Don't think he's a jerk because he isn't.
Don Van Vliet
When I was Governor of Massachusetts, we worked to get Sable Island
gas into New England.
It's a unique situation as well because England is a small country,
so it makes it easy for the fans to travel. If we play down in
London, they get buses and we'll get three or four thousand fans
come down. They'll all sit in the same area and show their support
for the team.
In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth
In England, there are so many TV commercials with nudity in them,
and there are so many TV programs that show nudity on a regular
basis. It's becoming more of a norm.
Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest the servant of
civilization. About keeping India there is no question. England has
a real duty there.
The right of petition is an old undoubted household right of the
blood of England, which runs in our veins.
I divide my time between homes in Arizona and England, six months a
year in each place.
We must get back to a very strong Christianity... Christianity
shaped America and England, and we need to get back to those moral
foundations that made us great.
I've had two or three injuries when with England and it's been a bit
The natural barriers between England and Scotland were not
sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon settlements and
kingdoms across the border.
At the moment there are some England players who are the stars of
their club teams, but not for their country. It's difficult to
I lived in England to learn English. When I went to England for the
first time, it was like being on the Moon. I had no friends, I
couldn't speak the language. I was very isolated.
Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of liberty which ye
inherit from your Puritan forefathers.
What you have is two men seeking the White House; they're both
products of prominent New England families. They both went to
private boarding schools. They both went to a prestigious
I had almost forgotten to tell you that I have already been to the
Parliament House; and yet this is of most importance. For, had I
seen nothing else in England but this, I should have thought my
journey thither amply rewarded.
Karl Philipp Moritz
And it was only released in London last week, so when I go back to
England Monday or whatever, I am expecting heaps of adulation. I'm
hoping there is. If that doesn't happen I will be disappointed.
I really wouldn't want to live in America. I found New York
claustrophobic and dirty. I missed England when I was there, simple
things like smells and the British sense of humor.
Jonny Lee Miller
People like Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, John Lee
Hooker, Nina Simone, Captain Beefheart - all of these artists were
what I grew up listening to every day of my life. And there's a very
healthy music scene in the west country of England, where I grew up.
P. J. Harvey
I've been working at performing for five years now. I've been
working in Australia and Spain and England. When I was only 15 or
16, 1 was performing in bars; I could have had legal problems, but
it's also the only way to get to know what music is all about.
I had a place in England and was commuting from England to
Australia, which is pretty stupid, but after two years I sort of
knew what I wanted to do, more or less.
I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason.
I was born in Liverpool in England, and I lived there for the first
nine years of my life.
I'm an anglophile. I visit England regularly, sometimes three or
four times a year, at least once a year.
I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England.
The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was
first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought
back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler.
It will be quite satisfactory if you open them gradually, as the
circumstances may require; but the President assures you that this
will not be the case if you make a treaty with England first.
Our family arrived in England in 1960. At that time I thought the
war was ancient history. But if I think of 15 years ago from now,
that's 1990, and that seems like yesterday to me.
Until the year 1967, it was a crime, for which you could be put in
prison, to make homosexual love to someone in your own house. If
they came in and caught you at it, you could be put into prison.
This has changed - I'm talking about England, incidentally.
My life is really so much based in England.
Yeah, we went to England to do a show and I got off the plane and I
couldn't write my name or hold my hand up.
Beckham is a nice man and I'm sure he will reach 100 appearances for
England. But he is just a good player, nothing more.
The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well.
He told me I didn't understand, that we were from the bleak
industrial wastes of North England, or something, and that we didn't
understand the Internet. I told him Fall fans invented the Internet.
They were on there in 1982.
Mark E. Smith
I have no intention of letting this decision change the way that I
approach my training and preparation for games, but the time has
come for me to realise that I have gone as far as I can go with this
It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between
lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and
ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under
I've only been living in England for the last 10 years, if you don't
count my student years.
We have seen... that, although England is by far the richest nation
of Europe, we have already outstripped her in the race after wealth,
and we have only begun the development of our vast resources.
I made, over the years in Cambridge, several very good American
friends, and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every
sense of that word, a land of freedom from the inhibitions and
restrictions that I felt in England.
I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England
Historical Genealogical Library, where I'm trying to finish up
tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century.
If there ever was a militant religion, it was that of early New
In England, you're allowed to have an opinion - as long as it comes
out of your mouth.
We... our war began September the 3rd 1939, with the invasion of
Poland by Germany, and thereafter the great state of danger in
England at that time, with the bombings, necessitated the evacuation
I'm confident in my ability to maintain a career. I don't know if it
will be doing either independent films or plays in New England.
There are the manufacturing multitudes of England; they must have
work, and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black
Country are ugly, famine would be uglier still.
If I write in my name to the agents of England and France residing
in Asia and inform them that Japan is ready to make a commercial
treaty with their countries, the number of steamers will be reduced
from fifty to two or three.
The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted to strengthen
their power, and the resistance to that effort caused an immense
growth of Parliamentary influence.
Albert Bushnell Hart
I think when I was a kid, and I was in England and it was all about
The Stones, The Who, The Kinks and The Beatles and that's what my
dad was into.
I kept an interested eye on the transfer window in England, which
opened and closed last month, and the lack of frantic activity just
goes to show the current financial state of the game right now.
There's like a special group of people that come from different
parts of the planet to study with me. It's nice. I just gave a
workshop in Boston at the New England Conservatory, which was really
My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England,
above the national average.
Patrick J. Kennedy
And um, when I came back to England I put a very complex soundtrack
on it, featuring everyone from Jimi Hendrix, right through to Neil
Diamond, you know, everybody that was kind of popular who was kind
of popular at that time.
If Japan had been near to either England or France, war would have
broken out long ago.
In terms of soccer, it wasn't really a thing that girls did. In
England it more kind of Net Ball and Hockey and stuff like that in
athletics. It's to each their own, really.
I don't think the Republicans would appreciate the comparison, but
they're exactly like the Labor Party in England in the 1970s.
They're letting their extremists take them straight down. The same
thing is going to happen - they had to disappear for a while and
when they reinvented themselves they did it with moderates, they did
it with Tony Blair.
An actor has to be very, very careful, as one of the most wonderful
props - and actors love props - is a cigarette. There's so much to
do with it: you can bring it up to your face, play with the smoke.
It's just the greatest - ever since I was 16 and in acting school in
England, I've been playing around with cigarettes.
And though various organizations in America and England collected
money and sent food parcels to these refugees, nothing was ever
received by the Spanish.
If the union between England and America is a powerful factor in the
cause of peace, a new Triple Alliance between the Teutonic race and
the two branches of the Anglo-Saxon race will be a still more potent
influence in the future of the world.
If you make a treaty first with the United States and settle the
matter of the opium trade, England cannot change this, though she
should desire to do so.
It's nice because working in England I'm know for working in
television and theater when you get a chance to come out, it is
quite fun to be out from behind the mask. You need to let people
know who you are.
The Full Monty, ah, it's superb. The Full Monty showed how life
really is in certain cities of England.
It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet
Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people
responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer
coincided with British imperial interests.
I had been with the label since I was 21. The label wanted shiny pop
but I didn't. I found a little independent and we've got all these
great reviews in England and now it has gone gold.
Playing for England was one long roller-coaster: some ups and downs,
but also quite a few moments when you're not really sure if you're
enjoying the ride.
I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way. We are
watching the two best teams in the world-and I think England will
eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test.
At the present moment the people of England are only three-quarters
fed, and the result of this improvement in the export of our
manufactures would be, that they would be entirely fed.
It is too maddening. I've got to fly off, right now, to some
devilish navy yard, three hours in a seasick steamer, and after
being heartily sick, I'll have to speak three times, and then I'll
be sick coming home. Still, who would not be sick for England?
In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest
flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and
hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and
human endurance. Aviation was young.
To make this announcement fills me with great sadness, but I know I
have been blessed in so many ways to have experienced what I have
with the England rugby team.
Continuity is one of the things I like about New England.
It's such a performance to bring stuff into America. It's a great
luxury when I am in England.
The weather in England can really darken your spirits.
I was born in London, England, in 1938, a few months before the war,
and spent the first years of my life there, although I was evacuated
a couple of times for short periods. My schooling was very
interrupted, both by frequent moves and by ill health.
I lived a normal life for a number of years. I had kids. I lived up
on a farm in Gloucestershire in rural England, and just kind of got
back to reality again.
Roger Andrew Taylor
England and France were rivals, not only on the continent, but in
the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
Albert Bushnell Hart
After moving to England I did some recording and eventually formed
an English band, this was together for quite a few years with only a
keyboard replacement. The band had no name, just my name.
On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be
Australians, or rather if Australians were as separate from any
other nation as Australia from any other land, there would be no
jealousy between them on England's account.
We opened a design center in the South of England last year as part
of our strategy for being close to our customers and developing
innovative products for exciting new markets.
Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent.
If war should break out between England and Japan, the latter would
suffer much more than the former.
My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England.
I used to kiss her picture goodnight.
Whatever was the conduct of England, I am equally arraigned.
Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial
crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to
England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
C. S. Forester
In England, literary pretence is more universal than elsewhere from
our method of education.
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.
I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive, if
we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand upon Americans
in the interest of England or of Europe.
Richard Parks Bland
Leaving England was a painful decision, and we still have some
regrets about it. However, at that time, the research environment
for theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S.
They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force,
and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to
submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores
seemed to me to be nonsense.
When I got there, all the pasta and science stuff hadn't quite
caught on in England - things that were perfectly acceptable then
wouldn't be tolerated now.
There is a tone of morality throughout the rural districts of
England, which is unhappily wanting in the large towns and the
centres of particular manufactures.
Praise the Lord, O England's Jerusalem: and Netherland's Zion,
praise ye the Lord! He hath secured your gates, and blessed your
possessions with peace, even here, where the threatened torch of war
When France resolved, along with England, to lend assistance in the
legitimate defense of Poland, the realization burst on us that a
conflict of awesome proportions was inevitable.
No matter how much money you have or what kind of cocoon you live
in, the reality is that you have lost a game of football and let
England's fans down. We are bothered.
Nobody is that thick-skinned that it doesn't hurt you. Still, you
always know what happens in football. I have got used to criticism,
I suppose, having been high profile with England and Man U.
You know what happened, you know, in 1938: France, England, you
know, just sold out Czechoslovakia to Hitler.
The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is
directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors'
possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.
Shortly after that, we got management problems over in England, and
Judas Priest asked me to join.
It is time we in Scotland put England in its proper place and
instead of our leaning on England and taking inspiration from her,
we should lean and turn to Europe, for it is there our future
There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through.
It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we
blew it and we must make sure it does not happen.
I was born in Middlesex, England, which is really London.
When on my return to England I showed the cast of the cranium to
Professor Huxley, he remarked at once that it was the most ape-like
skull he had ever beheld.
Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country
When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial
television it was easy for me because I was only doing one or two
shows a week at most. It was really a holiday.
I see by your letter to my father that you are rather afraid the
French may invade England.
William John Wills
You know, nobody eats in England. Three or four pints of English
beer a night fills you. I can't say I'm very impressed with the food
in America. it's all sort of bland. Like turkey sandwiches.
Our children were mostly brought up and educated in the Churchill
suburb east of Pittsburgh. Each summer, we took them back to England
for an extended period.
The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her
vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part
in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for
us if defeated.
Bernhard von Bulow
I find respect for a mediocre British composer, as opposed to a
really good American, ridiculous because they automatically respect
a composer if he's from England.
I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian.
I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn't read them very
carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely
part of the English poetry scene.
The one major disappointment I have is that I didn't get a hundred
against India in India. I got lots of runs against India in England
including a double hundred I am very proud of.
I like Target. I like the ones in the Midwest, personally. We don't
really have those in England yet.
Roger Andrew Taylor
In the event of a victory over Germany by Soviet Russia and England,
Bolshevism in Europe would inevitably follow. Under these
circumstances I would prefer to see Germany win the war.
Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails upon me the
penalty of death; but the history of Ireland explains that crime and
Thomas Francis Meagher
There was still food rationing in England and life was difficult all
through my 2 year stay in Oxford.
It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the
world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually
disappears from every country over which England is enabled to
Henry Charles Carey
Instead of having to be a member of the Royal Society to do science,
the way you had to be in England in the 17th, 18th, centuries today
pretty much anybody who wants to do it can, and the information that
they need to do it is there.
In England, it's a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in
all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is
a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it's much
more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more
susceptible to injury.
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