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All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!

Tags: Appeal, Thanks  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I know the British people and they are not passengers - they are drivers.

Tags: Drivers, Passengers  ✍ Author: David Cameron

I am not a British isolationist. I don't just want a better deal for Britain. I want a better deal for Europe too.

Tags: Deal, Europe  ✍ Author: David Cameron

The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.

Tags: Puzzling  ✍ Author: Queen Elizabeth II

I'm proud of being British, but I think our aristocracy is overrated.

Tags: Overrated, Proud  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

It's celebrated in British culture to be eccentric.

Tags: Culture, Eccentric  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

The British have slang words, as we do, but it was fun.

Tags: Fun, Words  ✍ Author: Dennis Farina

I give no more paroles to British officers.

Tags: Give, Officers  ✍ Author: Sarah Gadon

I've had more than 12,000 emails from the United States. It's not easy in the United States to find out the email address of a British parliamentarian.

Tags: Easy, United  ✍ Author: George Galloway

The British retreat is over and now the advance will begin.

Tags: Advance, Begin  ✍ Author: William Hague

If there's one thing above all that sets me apart from Tony Blair it is this - I am not embarrassed to articulate the instincts of the British people.

Tags: Above, Apart  ✍ Author: William Hague

I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish.

Tags: Spanish, Writer  ✍ Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante

And I definitely do that very British thing of, take things with a pinch of salt, stiff upper lip, you know what I mean?

Tags: Definitely, Mean  ✍ Author: Jessie J

However British you may be, I am more British still.

Tags: However, May  ✍ Author: Henry James

Most correspondents came from the former colonial powers - there were British, French, and a lot of Italians, because there were a lot of Italian communities there. And of course there were a lot of Russians.

Tags: Former, Italians  ✍ Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski

There are a few Chinese smuggled in over the borders of British Columbia on the north and Mexico on the south.

Tags: Few, South  ✍ Author: Roy Keane

You see, before I became prime minister, the Australian prime minister only attended ever two meetings in the world: the British Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the South Pacific Forum.

Tags: Government, Meeting  ✍ Author: Paul Keating

The British playwright Nina Raine is one of her generation's most promising talents.

Tags: Generation, Her  ✍ Author: John Lahr

A lot of my male vocal influences are British - people like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant.

Tags: Male, Plant  ✍ Author: Adam Lambert

I didn't know Charlie before doing the movie, but I was a huge fan of the British Queer as Folk.

Tags: Fan, Movie  ✍ Author: Nathan Lane

The British needlewoman follows blindly where the merchant leads.

Tags: Blindly, Merchant  ✍ Author: Ed Macauley

Some British actors are snobby about telly, and I don't understand that.

Tags: Snobby, Understand  ✍ Author: Matthew Macfadyen

Well British troops are superb in the field in terms of conflict.

Tags: Conflict, Troops  ✍ Author: John Major

I think the majority of the British people are still sanguine about the need for war.

Tags: Majority, War  ✍ Author: John Major

I'm actually going in to ER as the new British intern.

Tags: Actually, Intern  ✍ Author: Parminder Nagra
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The ancillary aspect of every British city now is the council estate.

Tags: City, Council  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

In 1860 a total eclipse of the sun was visible in British America.

Tags: America, Sun  ✍ Author: Simon Newcomb

I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.

Tags: American, Suspect  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

Americans like the British kind of quirkiness and the strange accent. They find it kind of cute or something, with a certain charm.

Tags: Cute, Strange  ✍ Author: Nick Park

I know too much about British politics to comment on British politics.

Tags: Comment, Politics  ✍ Author: Helle Thorning-Schmidt

I really appreciate the British part of my family.

Tags: Appreciate, Family  ✍ Author: Helle Thorning-Schmidt

My influences were Peter Sellers and the great British character actors.

Tags: Character, Great  ✍ Author: Tracey Ullman

The French and the British are such good enemies that they can't resist being friends.

Tags: Friends, Good  ✍ Author: Peter Ustinov

A British declaration be taken against Martinez for 'capturing and robbing us.

Tags: Against, Taken  ✍ Author: George Vancouver

Ricky Gervais would have you believe otherwise, but Sacha Baron Cohen is the most successful British comedian in the world.

Tags: Comedian, Successful  ✍ Author: David Walliams

As a kid in British Columbia, going back a long way, I learned to skate.

Tags: Kid, Learned  ✍ Author: Steve Yzerman

At the British Open, I had my opportunities, but the ball just didn't want to go in the hole on the back nine.

Tags: Ball, Open  ✍ Author: Fuzzy Zoeller

I am confident that the British people will not be intimidated by terrorism.

Tags: Confident, Terrorism  ✍ Author: Tom Allen

Only when I came to America did I think of myself as British.

Tags: America  ✍ Author: Naveen Andrews

British actors behave like Europeans; they are also extremely well trained.

Tags: Behave, Europeans  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Annaud

I've had much nastier things said about me in the British press than in the Bosnian press.

Tags: Press, Said  ✍ Author: Paddy Ashdown

I think most British people who say they can do an American accent are so bad at it. I find it excruciating. I find it excruciating the other way around, too.

Tags: American, Bad  ✍ Author: Eileen Atkins

It had always been a British preoccupation to hold this mile record.

Tags: Hold, Mile  ✍ Author: Roger Bannister

The British electors will not vote for a man who does not wear a hat.

Tags: Vote, Wear  ✍ Author: Lord Beaverbrook

I'm very proud to be British, and my brand is British.

Tags: Brand, Proud  ✍ Author: Victoria Beckham

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.

Tags: House, Lords  ✍ Author: Tony Benn

The most conservative man in this world is the British trade unionist when you want to change him.

Tags: Change, Him  ✍ Author: Ernest Bevin

I love London, I love the British people.

Tags: London, Love  ✍ Author: Yohan Blake

We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways... It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it.

Tags: Battle, Pretty  ✍ Author: Richard Branson

It is unthinkable to have a British countryside that doesn't have actual functioning farmers riding tractors, cows in fields, things like that.

Tags: Actual, Farmers  ✍ Author: Bill Bryson

One of the admirable features of British novelists is that they have no scruple about setting their stories in foreign settings with wholly foreign personnel.

Tags: Foreign, Stories  ✍ Author: James Buchan

The British are so funny.

Tags: Funny  ✍ Author: Rose Byrne

So I rang up British Telecom, I said 'I want to report a nuisance caller', he said 'Not you again'.

Tags: Again, Said  ✍ Author: Frank Carson

There is no cannibalism in the British navy, absolutely none, and when I say none, I mean there is a certain amount.

Tags: Mean, Navy  ✍ Author: Graham Chapman

British crime stories tend to be very internal, psychological, claustrophobic, very limited in terms of geography.

Tags: Crime, Stories  ✍ Author: Julia Child

The British keep employing me, and that makes me like them. It also makes me think they're very intelligent.

Tags: Keep, Makes  ✍ Author: John Cusack

The British have always made terrible parents.

Tags: Parents, Terrible  ✍ Author: Henry Ian Cusick

It was part of your religion to hate the British.

Tags: Hate, Religion  ✍ Author: Rebecca Harding Davis

I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan with that of a British nobleman.

Tags: Ancient, Education  ✍ Author: Thomas Day

I support British designers as much as I can.

Tags: Designers, Support  ✍ Author: Cat Deeley

I'm getting comfortable with West Coast style, which is more laid-back than British style.

Tags: Getting, Style  ✍ Author: Cat Deeley

I am addicted to 'Vogue' magazines, be they French, British - I adore, adore, adore.

Tags: Addicted, Adore  ✍ Author: Cat Deeley

American science is much more organized, much more hierarchical than British science has been.

Tags: American, Science  ✍ Author: Martin Fleischmann

I am a caricature of what British science is about in the way I work.

Tags: Science, Work  ✍ Author: Martin Fleischmann

My parents are Italian and British. They live in Berkeley now - we all moved there four years ago.

Tags: Four, Parents  ✍ Author: Claire Forlani

The British have always coped without becoming a dictatorship.

Tags: Becoming  ✍ Author: Frederick Forsyth

If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.

Tags: Blame, Museum  ✍ Author: Alison Gopnik

British people are surprised that I'm British!

Tags: Surprised  ✍ Author: David Harewood

All British people have plain names, and that works pretty well over there.

Tags: Pretty, Works  ✍ Author: Paris Hilton

When it comes to the British monarchy, I prefer to be seduced by an image than presented with a real person. It's kind of a Warhol thing.

Tags: Image, Real  ✍ Author: Damien Hirst

It's very British to go about to see something unusual and paint it.

Tags: Paint, Unusual  ✍ Author: David Hockney

The coast of British Columbia was one of the three chief centers of aboriginal America.

Tags: America, Three  ✍ Author: Collis Potter Huntington

I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.

Tags: Surprised, Wanted  ✍ Author: Gale Anne Hurd

Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different from sitting down to a meal with a British family.

Tags: Family, Food  ✍ Author: Roland Joffe

I have never, ever sought validation from the arbiters of British poetic taste.

Tags: Poetic, Taste  ✍ Author: Linton Kwesi Johnson

My unbeaten record and the 10 British Open wins have not been equalled.

Tags: Open, Wins  ✍ Author: Jahangir Khan

Californians don't have that marvelous British cynicism, but then the British can be so patronizing at times.

Tags: Cynicism, Times  ✍ Author: Alex Kingston

Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't.

Tags: Except, Laughing  ✍ Author: Stephen Leacock

It is not polite for a Russian to interfere in British politics.

Tags: Polite, Politics  ✍ Author: Alexander Lebedev

But I do not want to use Hungarian verses for British people.

Tags: Hungarian, Verses  ✍ Author: Gyorgy Ligeti

I think British audiences are accustomed to the 'boo' factor and pantomimes.

Tags: Accustomed, Boo  ✍ Author: Nigel Lythgoe

There is a profound and ineradicable taint of antisemitism in the British.

Tags: Profound  ✍ Author: David Mamet

I love the British.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: David Mamet

I have moved on from being a British parliamentarian, I have moved on from being a New Labour politician, I have moved on from being the supporter in the active day-to-day sense of Tony Blair.

Tags: Politician, Sense  ✍ Author: Peter Mandelson

We practically own everything in the Philippines.

Tags: Second, She  ✍ Author: Ferdinand Marcos

Uncontrolled, mass immigration displaces British workers, forces people onto benefits, and suppresses wages for the low-paid.

Tags: Forces, Mass  ✍ Author: Theresa May

I find British men very gentlemanly... like opening doors. There is a certain chivalry about British men which I like, and I'm a sucker for an accent.

Tags: Chivalry, Men  ✍ Author: Rachel McAdams

I go out with a lot of British people. Some of them say I sound a little tipsy.

Tags: Sound  ✍ Author: Callan McAuliffe

I love British bands.

Tags: Bands, Love  ✍ Author: Taylor Momsen

I'm proud to be British.

Tags: Proud  ✍ Author: Roger Moore

The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters.

Tags: Abroad, Happy  ✍ Author: Robert Morley

I am certainly not racist; I even like the British.

 ✍ Author: Giorgio Moroder

No British politician has ever been more despised by the British people than Margaret Thatcher.

Tags: Despised, Politician  ✍ Author: Steven Morrissey

I am Scottish. I am also British.

Tags: Scottish  ✍ Author: Andy Murray

British girls are as temperamental as Americans.

 ✍ Author: Ivor Novello

The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness, the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.

Tags: Emotion, Public  ✍ Author: Ivor Novello

Well British pension funds have not been investing the savings of British people in British infrastructure.

Tags: Investing, Savings  ✍ Author: George Osborne

I think you can look at the British economy with confidence.

Tags: Confidence, Economy  ✍ Author: George Osborne

I don't think the British carry a historical consciousness either.

Tags: Carry, Either  ✍ Author: Tom Paulin

American audiences tend to be more expressive than British ones.

Tags: American, Expressive  ✍ Author: Simon Pegg
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