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List of English Quotes

We found 427 quote(s) that contain the word English.



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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

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Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn't answer the phone. F. Murray Abraham

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Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country. John Acton

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In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names. Mortimer Adler

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I am just like 99% of my friends in France, who say on their resume they can speak fluent English. In reality, they can't even count up to three. Greg Akcelrod

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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. Jean Alesi

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The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major. Stephen Ambrose

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

9

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

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Your great country is wonderful at stealing pieces of history and using it for its own purposes, so there didn't seem to be anything particularly unusual about it but the English were incredibly exercised about it. Michael Apted

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Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there. Joan of Arc

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The themes Poe used were universal and timeless. As long as the English language exists at all, we will be able to appreciate what he did. It will not age! It will not become dated! John Astin

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We still have a tradition certainly in English television; it's faded a bit in the last five years, but we still have a tradition where the important thing is the quality and the challenging nature of the programming. Rowan Atkinson

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Well, I'm having a good time. Which makes me feel guilty too. How very English. David Attenborough

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I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds. John James Audubon

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Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward. Al-Waleed bin Talal

17

For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years. Spencer Bachus

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So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

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No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist. Walter Bagehot

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It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand. Fredrik Bajer

21

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

22

I was playing rugby and the other games English school children do, and there was an event in which races were run, and I won these by a considerable margin. Roger Bannister

23

The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents. Henry Walter Bates

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I'd been trying for a while to get parts that weren't just the English bad guy, so it was quite refreshing to be playing someone who was a compassionate, decent guy. Sean Bean

25

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. Thomas Beecham