Quotes: england

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  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca West
    British author 1892-1983
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    In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.
  • Carolyn See
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    'The Talk-Funny Girl' opens with a glum picture of a desperately poor rural New England family. Poverty has so brutalized the family that the ordinary laws and rules governing humanity have eroded, turning systems of behavior upside down.
  • A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
  • Bill Bryson
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    An awful lot of England is slowly eroding, in ways that I find really distressing, and an awful lot of it is the hedgerows... We're reaching the point where a lot of the English countryside looks just like Iowa - just kind of open space.
  • Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.
  • Being a posh actor in England you cannot escape the class-typing from whatever side you look at it.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet. Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.
  • Matthew Hale
    Matthew Hale
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    Christianity is part of the Common Law of England.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
  • England and France were rivals, not only on the continent, but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
  • Lord Burleigh
    Lord Burleigh
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    England can never be ruined except by a Parliament.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    England has two books, one which she has made and one which has made her: Shakespeare and the Bible.
  • Robert Burton
    Robert Burton
    English clergyman and writer 1577-1640
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    England is paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality.
  • John Bright
    John Bright
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    England is the mother of Parliaments.
    Source: Speech at Birmingham (1865)
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