George Mikes

George Mikes

was a Hungarian-born British author best known for his humorous commentaries on various countries.
If somebody tells you an obviously untrue story, on the Continent you would remark, "You are a liar, Sir, and a rather dirty one at that." In England you just say "Oh, is that so?" Or "That's rather an unusual story, isn't it?More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Television is of great educational value. It teaches you while still young how to (a) kill, (b) rob, (c) embezzle, (d) shoot, (e) poison, and, generally speaking, (f) how to grow up into a Wild West outlaw or gangster by the time you leave school.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A great deal of the pupils time was spent going through, once again, the History of the Communist (Bolshevik) Party of the Soviet Union. He had learnt it at elementary school; at secondary school; at his sports club; at the Komsomol; at the university; at a folk dancing course; at the chess-club.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Continental people have sex lives; the English have hot-water bottles.More George Mikes quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Australia objects to the mini-skirt not on moral but on economic grounds. Australians are no prudes and the lovely, healthy, sporty Australian girls have no reason to hide their knees and thighs. However, the mini-skirt is disastrous for the wool-trade.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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