Quotations on England

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I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England.
- John Amery
(Keywords: American, England, Numbers, Troops)

It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Thought, People, Acting, England, London, Russia)

You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: People, America, England, Secrets)

It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: America, England, Murder)

People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Music, Mother, Father, People, England, Saying, Years)

That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Science, Authority, England, Opinion)

It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Education, Science, England, May, Neglect)

In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine.
- Stanley Baldwin
(Keywords: Day, Defense, England, Old)

My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: America, Country, England, Popular, Racing, Running)

Here in England we live at a slower pace, have more time to enjoy things - like good jazz.
- Chris Barber
(Keywords: Time, England, Jazz)

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury.
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Keywords: Country, End, England, Italy, Luxury, Play, Right, Spain, Winter)

Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England. The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Music, Creativity, Being, England, Girls, Musicians)

The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
- William Blackstone
(Keywords: Strength, Defense, England, Navy)

When I was in England doing Romeo and Juliet as a child star, I was interviewed by the British press, who are even more vicious and cruel than the Americans. So I have been extremely guarded ever since.
- Claire Bloom
(Keywords: Americans, England, Press)

I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Autumn, England, London, Spring, Summer)

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as more recent attacks in Madrid, Spain, and London, England, showed in a very tragic way just how vulnerable many areas of the world are to these sorts of actions.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: Actions, England, London, Spain, World)

I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way. We are watching the two best teams in the world-and I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test.
- Ian Botham
(Keywords: Cricket, England, Will, World)

I think England will win a Test. My concern is Australia will probably win two.
- Geoffrey Boycott
(Keywords: Concern, England, Will)

So I quit my job and went to the New England Culinary Institute for the full two years and worked in the restaurant industry after that until finally I thought I had a grasp on what I needed to do what I do.
- Alton Brown
(Keywords: Thought, England, Job, Years)

Oh, to be in England now that April's there.
- Robert Browning
(Keywords: April, England, Now)

In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Virtue, England, Hypocrisy)

This kind of music was just hitting England, so we were getting this following in clubs in Birmingham just cause we were trying to do something different.
- Jim Capaldi
(Keywords: Music, Cause, England, Trying)

As regards this country, in which protection has always to some extent existed, it is the best customer that England ever had, and our demands upon her grow most steadily and regularly under protection.
- Henry Charles Carey
(Keywords: Country, Customer, England, Protection)

Now the master paid a number of visits to England and, as a Cambridge man, it is a source of pride that he taught there for a longer period than elsewhere in my country.
- John G. D. Clark
(Keywords: Country, England, Man, Now, Pride)

For me, the great problem growing up in England was that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be, and it was damn close to an old man with a beard.
- John Cleese
(Keywords: God, England, Growing up, Man, Old)

I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England. If the finances of the Indian Government receive any severe and irreparable check, will not the resources of England be called upon to meet the emergency, and to supply the deficiency?
- Richard Cobden
(Keywords: Government, England, Will)

I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn't mean anything in America but is quite nice in England - the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.
- Joan Collins
(Keywords: America, Drama, England, Order, Queen)

I find respect for a mediocre British composer, as opposed to a really good American, ridiculous because they automatically respect a composer if he's from England.
- John Corigliano
(Keywords: American, England, Respect)

The right of petition is an old undoubted household right of the blood of England, which runs in our veins.
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: Blood, England, Old, Right)

Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers.
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: Men, England, Liberty)

The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: People, England, World)

It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
- Philip Dunne
(Keywords: Time, England, Italy, Living, Poems, Poets, Spring)

The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too hard.
- Andrew Eldritch
(Keywords: Business, Being, England, Popular)

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
- Elizabeth I
(Keywords: Heart, Body, England, Woman)

Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor's son to marry.
- Elizabeth I
(Keywords: Son, England, May, Queen, Will)

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
- Elizabeth I
(Keywords: Death, England, Harm, Hate)

When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.
- Brian Eno
(Keywords: Country, England, Tradition, Weight)

In a few years there will be only five kings in the world the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.
- King Farouk
(Keywords: Cards, England, Kings, Will, World, Years)

There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen.
- Rio Ferdinand
(Keywords: History, Sports, Disasters, England, Responsibility)

Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Peace, Strategy, Duty, England, Honor, Importance, Justice, Mercy, Old, Voice)

Well, I've always thought that my career was in England, really. I used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there. It's not far is it? It's amazing the way that special FX have taken a quantum leap in what they're capable of doing.
- Albert Finney
(Keywords: Thought, Career, England, Theatre)

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
- C. S. Forester
(Keywords: Contrast, Emotions, England, Hollywood)

England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Nature, England, Human nature)

When I got there, all the pasta and science stuff hadn't quite caught on in England - things that were perfectly acceptable then wouldn't be tolerated now.
- Robbie Fowler
(Keywords: Science, England, Now)

I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much, but I heard from many people from England that many motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.
- Cornelia Funke
(Keywords: Thought, People, Books, England, Motives)

Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: Architecture, England, states, United)

Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: War, Conflict, England, Roses)

And though various organizations in America and England collected money and sent food parcels to these refugees, nothing was ever received by the Spanish.
- Martha Gellhorn
(Keywords: Food, Money, America, England, Nothing)



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