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  • British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    All the things that are part of your heritage make you British - that makes this country what it is. It's part of your history. And here, unlike America, it's still living history.
  • John Maynard Keynes
    John Maynard Keynes
    British economist 1883-1946
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    America must not be allowed to pick out the eyes of the British Empire.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.
  • Bernadette Devlin
    Bernadette Devlin
    Irish civil rights activist 1947-
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    Basically, I have no place in organized politics. By coming to the British Parliament, I've allowed the people to sacrifice me at the top and let go the more effective job I should be doing at the bottom.
  • Billy Childish
    Billy Childish
    English painter, author, poet and photographer 1959-
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    Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today's art - what I call 'Bankers' Dada' - mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I've seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, 'A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards', is apt in these days of witless chancers.
  • Bono
    Bono
    Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
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    But more than anything else, for the British folks Irish people were all terrorists. So when we went to Britain, it was always a lot of resistance to U2. And that's why we came to America.
  • A. E. van Vogt
    A. E. van Vogt
    Canadian-born science fiction author 1912-2000
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    Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.
  • Arthur Scargill
    Arthur Scargill
    British trade unionist 1938-
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    Contrast that with the call of the Liberal Democrats in April, when they were prepared to call upon the British people to participate in a 24-hour strike. It shows how far to the right the Labour Party's gone.
  • Brenda Blethyn
    Brenda Blethyn
    English actress 1946-
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    Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that's because we were trained - until now - in theatre.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Feminism, in all fields, has yet to produce a single scholar of the intellectual rank of scores of these learned men in the German and British academic tradition.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Calvin Harris
    Calvin Harris
    Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter 1984-
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    Growing up around British music, you realise how much depth there is to it... my stuff is different to the likes of Pitbull for that reason.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.
    Source: At a NATO summit in Strasbourg on April 4 2009
  • A. E. van Vogt
    A. E. van Vogt
    Canadian-born science fiction author 1912-2000
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    I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.
  • Bernard Law Montgomery
    Bernard Law Montgomery
    British general 1887-1976
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    I have heard some say... that such [homosexual] practices are allowed in France and in other NATO countries. We are not French, and we are not other nationals. We are British, thank God!
    Source: Speech in House of Lords, 24 May 1965
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