Quotation Explorer - 'England'

PRIMATE, n. The head of a church, especially a State church supported by involuntary contributions. The Primate of England is the Archbishop of Canterbury, an amiable old gentleman, who occupies Lambeth Palace when living and Westminster Abbey when dead. He is commonly dead. - Ambrose Bierce
England and America are two countries seperated by the same language. - George Bernard Shaw
In late 1949, at two and a half years old, I arrived in Jamaica for the first time. I had crossed the Atlantic by air from England. My Jamaican father was studying in London, my European mother was sick, and so in true Jamaican style I was sent home to my grandparents. - Rachel Manley
I'm happily married to Peter senior; we're best friends as well as lovers, which is probably the best recipe for a successful relationship. We live in a lovely part of England. - Carole Mortimer
The funny thing is if in England, you ask a man in the street who the greatest living is, he will say Richard Dawkins. And indeed, Dawkins has done a marvelous job of popularizing Darwinism. But Dawkins' basic theory of the gene being the object of evolution is totally non-. Ernst W. Mayr - Darwinian
Nowhere but in England are the papers so full of fascinating misbehaviour. There is always a scandal brewing, there is always a politician, village vicar or bank manager being pilloried, yet at the same time the country breathes a remarkable sense of order. - Geert Mak
Don Bradman will bat no more against England, and two contrary feelings dispute within us: relief, that our bowlers will no longer be oppressed by this phenomenon; regret, that a miracle has been removed from among us. So must ancient Italy have felt when she heard of the death of Hannibal. - R.C. Robertson-Glasgow
When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, I didn't like it, I didn't inhale it, and never tried it again. - Bill Clinton
England has forty-two religions and only two sauces. - Voltaire
If England treats her criminals the way she has treated me, she doesn't deserve to have any. - Oscar Wilde
What can the England of 1940 have in common with the England of 1840? But then, what have you in common with the child of five whose photograph your mother keeps on the mantelpiece? Nothing, except that you happen to be the same person. - George Orwell
England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw
English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England.
Blake's song isn't really a song for England alone," said Dym. "It's a song for every land. We're all building the unseen Jerusalem together. But the powers of darkness don't want to see a time when the earth shall be filled with the glory of the God as the waters cover the sea. - Constance Savery
I'd have been queen of all England, but Massachusetts haunted me and wouldn't let me go. - C.F. Joyce
To do something for someone or something you loved- England or Shakespeare or a dog or the Hodbins or history- wasn't a sacrifice at all. Even if it cost you your freedom, your life, your youth. - Connie Willis
The Church of England is the only church in the world that interferes neither with your politics nor your religion - Anthony Trollope
When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it and didn't inhale and never tried it again.
This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror. - William Shakespeare
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read."[As quoted in Literary Censorship in England (in Current Opinion, Vol. 55, No. 5, November 1913)] - George Bernard Shaw
I knew that Sundays in England aren't just ordinary dull Sundays, the same the world over, which demand that one simply tiptoe through without disturbing them or paying them the least attention, they are vaster and slower and more burdensome than anywhere else I know. - Javier Marías
A recent study of three thousand New England high-school kids shows that students with B averages or better enjoyed seventeen to thirty-three minutes more sleep and went to bed ten to fifty minutes earlier than students with C averages. - Roger Angell
I can’t chitchat and make breakfast at the same time. You could help, you know, instead of standing there like the Queen of England. Although you’re a lot better-looking. - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The tipping custom originated in England when small sums were dropped into a box marked T.I.P.S. --TO INSURE PROMPT SERVICE.
England produces the best fat actors.
We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners. - George Bernard Shaw
In England there are sixty different religions and only one sauce.
We thought it was nice of you to let him have a go, because, in England, he wouldn't be trusted with a pair of scissors. - Russell Brand
And in heaven's name, who are the public enemies?" exclaimed Dr. Leete. "Are they France, England Germany or hunger, cold and nakedness? - Edward Bellamy
The United States is at present so demoralized and so corrupted that, like England and France, it need not be taken into consideration as a military adversary. The United States will also be forced by Germany to complete and final capitulation.
England and America are two countries separated by the same language. - George Bernard Shaw
By now, she was far from the scorch of these sands. After the ransom deal, she would be safely married in England. To Ashton. And Caine, who had hurt her far more than anything Abdullah had planned for her with that long, curved dagger, deserved no better than this torment of knowing it. - V.S. Carnes
I Have Always Had A Facination With England, And Their History. - Chris Mentillo
The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, And Number Three in Kenya. I am Number Four. I am next..." - I AM NUMBER FOUR - Pittacus Lore
If power is the only important thing, then Frodo loses against Sauron. Hell, if power’s the only important thing then Gandalf loses against Sauron. If magic is the deciding factor of a fight, then four plucky kids from England get their asses turned to stone by the White Which. - Patrick Rothfuss
England has two books, the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare,but the Bible made England. - Victor Hugo
Newspapermen learn to call a murderer 'an alleged murderer' and the King of England 'the alleged King of England' to avoid libel suits. - Stephen Leacock
To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day. - W. Somerset Maugham
I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud. —Psychiatrist Dr. Carl Jung in a 1919 address to the Society for Psychical Research in England - C.G. Jung
England was a cold, backward, rebellious little kingdom. It's king: Henry the Eighth, remembered principally for his six wives and the chicken legs clutched in his fat fists. - Kage Baker
The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left--the King of England, the King of Spades, The King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds. - King Farouk of Egypt
RECTOR, n. In the Church of England, the Third Person of the parochial Trinity, the Cruate and the Vicar being the other two. - Ambrose Bierce
Oats. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. - Samuel Johnson
No one is better at not beating America than England. - Jon Stewart
I know I have but 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
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