Quotes: englishman

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  • A. J. Liebling
    A. J. Liebling
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    An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
  • George Mikes
    George Mikes
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    An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.
  • Anne Stevenson
    Anne Stevenson
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    I married a young Englishman in Cambridge in 1955 and have lived in Britain every since.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.
  • Katharine Hepburn
    Katharine Hepburn
    American Actress, Writer 1907-
    Katharine Hepburn
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    The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
  • James Agate
    James Agate
    English diarist and theatre critic 1877-1947
    James Agate
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    The Englishman can get along with sex quite perfectly so long as he can pretend that it isn't sex but something else.
  • A. P. Herbert
    A. P. Herbert
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    The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    American writer 1888-1959
    Raymond Chandler
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    The keynote of American civilization is a sort of warm-hearted vulgarity. The Americans have none of the irony of the English, none of their cool poise, none of their manner. But they do have friendliness. Where an Englishman would give you his card, an American would very likely give you his shirt.
  • Junius
    Junius
    pseudonym of a writer of letters to the Public Advertiser
    Junius
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    The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman.
  • We have a shotgun we inherited from my father-in-law, a paranoid Englishman living in Texas. I have a .22 Marlin rifle, similar to the one Annie Oakley had, and my husband has a .357 Magnum pistol. All those are locked up tight, of course. We have a couple of pellet guns that get more use than the real guns.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    What is wrong with the prosaic Englishman is what is wrong with the prosaic men of all countries: stupidity.
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