Sad Quotes about English
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If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice,
I would have English Channels round every country.
And the atmosphere would be such that
anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
- Winston Churchill
FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch
The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry
We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill
Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb
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One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges
Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley
All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which
occur more frequently in memory than in life.
- P. D. James
If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis
The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy
I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway
Yes, for my undergrad I majored in Criminal Justice
and minored in Political Science and English.
- Matthew McGrory
The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English
language as in the French.
- Wilfrid Laurier
Of the love or hatred God has for the English,
I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France,
except those who die there.
- Joan of Arc
French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing.
It is so full of complex and trying vowels.
It requires the utmost subtlety.
- Alma Gluck
The English never smash in a face.
They merely refrain from asking it to dinner.
- Margaret Halsey
I've done quite a few adverts.
I've also done some presenting and acting work in Spain.
I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people
wanting to learn English.
- Christopher Parker
I know my own heart to be entirely English.
- Princess Anne
I board with a poor Scotchman: his wife can talk scarce any English.
- David Brainerd
I studied voice for three months to get rid of my English accent.
I changed my hair to blonde.
I knew I could be sexy if I had to.
- Deborah Kerr
One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament
There are some sounds that English singers find quite difficult to manipulate.
- Neville Marriner
In English, the sounds and melodies I created were an inspiration to me,
and words came to me as I explored the sounds,
and from there I was able expand on the meaning.
- Utada Hikaru
Perhaps first and foremost is the challenge of taking
what I find as a reader and making it into a poem that,
primarily, has to be a plausible poem in English.
- Marilyn Hacker
We may always depend on it that algebra,
which cannot be translated into good English and sound common sense,
is bad algebra.
- William Kingdon Clifford
My early wounds were the English school system among other things.
It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in
which boys got what was called the school spirit.
- George Woodcock
Ironically, for a few million people in the Far East,
I did become an English teacher through my music.
- Pat Boone
England and Greece are friends.
English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism,
and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots.
- Melina Mercouri
Sonnets are guys writing in English,
imitating an Italian song form.
It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
- Steve Earle
He is ready, if the occasion presents itself,
to throw the whole English population in the St.
- Wilfrid Laurier
Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm
of English prose seem to me matters where both writers
and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
- F. L. Lucas
I've always enjoyed writing, I graduated with a degree in English;
I've done bits of journalism.
- Michael York
The English Bible - a book which, if everything else
in our language should perish,
would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
- Thomas B. Macaulay
There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others,
and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately
produce the general population of America.
- Ezra Stiles
Between 1910 and 1950 approximately 350 lives of Jesus
were published in the English language alone.
- John Clayton
The number one secret of being a successful writer is this:
marry an English major.
- Stephen Ambrose
We English are good at forgiving our enemies;
it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
- P. D. James
So, sometimes, when I'm not happy with my performance and I have to think,
I will think in English.
- Sophie Marceau
If the word 'No' was removed from the English language,
Ian Paisley would be speechless.
- John Hume
The true sovereign is not the American president nor the English king,
but the Lord of the Second Advent.
- Sun Myung Moon
I do love cricket - it's so very English.
- Sarah Bernhardt
Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language,
English, which is the language of success in America.
- Ernest Istook
The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.
- Goldwin Smith
My parents were born in Norfolk and spent their early
years working in the big houses of that rural English county,
my mother as a cook and my father as a handyman and chauffeur.
- Paul Nurse
Even if you do learn to speak correct English,
whom are you going to speak it to?
- Clarence Darrow
English people don't have very good diction.
In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly,
and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
- Vivien Leigh
I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from
British or other English language poetry.
- Diane Wakoski
I think my prose reads as if English were my second language.
By the time I get to the end of a paragraph,
I'm dodging bullets and gasping for breath.
- Lynn Abbey
It's funny how a film about a murderous old English toff can help you.
- Jim Broadbent
For the version of this CD released in Japan,
a translation of the English lyrics is included,
but there are lots of places where meanings are lost
in the process of translation.
- Utada Hikaru
Cooper wrote a novel which is absolutely indistinguishable from Austen,
completely from a female point of view,
completely English, no sense that he was an American.
- Leslie Fiedler
I'd been trying for a while to get parts that weren't
just the English bad guy,
so it was quite refreshing to be playing someone who was a compassionate,
- Sean Bean
President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio
address in both English and Spanish.
Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying
to figure out which one was which.
- Dennis Miller
I was also in love with the English language.
- Dick Schaap
Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin.
- Aristotle Onassis
The English countryside, its growth and its destruction,
is a genuine and tragic theme.
- E. M. Forster
You know, I do speak the Queens English.
It's just the wrong Queens that's all.
It's over the 59th Street Bridge.
It's not over the Atlantic Ocean.
- Cyndi Lauper
I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language,
but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor.
- Max von Sydow
English music is white - it evades everything.
- Edward Elgar
I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity
to work in an English movie.
- Aishwarya Rai
I was playing rugby and the other games English school children do,
and there was an event in which races were run,
and I won these by a considerable margin.
- Roger Bannister
I'd forgotten I'd done the anime called Spirited Away,
the English version of a Japanese film.
- David Ogden Stiers
For English assignments I was constantly coming up
with these strange adventure stories...
But I actually wanted to be an artist,
or maybe work in the comic book industry.
- Paul Kane
The English press treated the world premiere of my
first talking picture as a major event.
- Gloria Swanson
English is clipped in speech.
Texas is exactly the opposite.
- Michael Caine
The English are polite by telling lies.
The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
- Malcolm Bradbury
Every German child learns to speak English in school.
- Cornelia Funke
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