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If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years.
If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.
A university anywhere can aim no higher than to be as British as possible for the sake of the undergraduates, as German as possible for the sake of the public at large-and as confused as possible for the preservation of the whole uneasy balance.
I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.
You are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals.
Mary of Teck
The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable.
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.
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!
I'd rather do theatre and British films than move to L.A. in hopes of getting small roles in American films.
The most conservative man in this world is the British trade unionist when you want to change him.
I would like to tell our American, British and Spanish friends that the Iraqi crisis is not a problem between the United States and France, but between those who want to move forward in the logic of war and the international community.
Dominique de Villepin
The British electors will not vote for a man who does not wear a hat.
Blair... is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.
The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis.
Franklin P. Jones
The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.
George Bernard Shaw
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.
King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.
The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests.
The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.
Queen Elizabeth II
I could have closed down bits of British Home Stores to make more money but it's not my style. I want to make my money as a retailer, not by putting people out of work.
It's weird, because usually if you're British and you go to America you play baddies; but I play naughty people here and goodies in America.
So I rang up British Telecom, I said 'I want to report a nuisance caller', he said 'Not you again'.
When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps represented in this room, saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission, I think we ought to listen.
Only when I came to America did I think of myself as British.
In 1973 we moved to the British Isle of Man, and I put my first band together for one year, named Melody Fair.
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