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Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The apparent rulers of the English nation are like the imposing personages of a splendid procession: it is by them the mob are influenced; it is they whom the spectators cheer. The real rulers are secreted in second-rate carriages; no one cares for them or asks after them, but they are obeyed implicitly and unconsciously by reason of the splendor of those who eclipsed and preceded them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
English literature is a kind of training in social ethics. English trains you to handle a body of information in a way that is conducive to action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If English is spoken in heaven. God undoubtedly employs Cranmer as his speechwriter. The angels of the lesser ministries probably use the language of the New English Bible and the Alternative Service Book for internal memos.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English masses are lovable: they are kind, decent, tolerant, practical and not stupid. The tragedy is that they are too many of them, and that they are aimless, having outgrown the servile functions for which they were encouraged to multiply. One day these huge crowds will have to seize power because there will be nothing else for them to do, and yet they neither demand power nor are ready to make use of it; they will learn only to be bored in a new way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The bright old day now dawns again; the cry runs through the land, in England there shall be dear bread -- in Ireland, sword and brand; and poverty, and ignorance, shall swell the rich and grand, so rally round the rulers with the gentle iron hand, of the fine old English Tory days; hail to the coming time!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be an American (unlike being English or French or whatever) is precisely to imagine a destiny rather than to inherit one; since we have always been, insofar as we are Americans at all, inhabitants of myth rather than history.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The traveler to the United States will do well to prepare himself for the class-consciousness of the natives. This differs from the already familiar English version in being more extreme and based more firmly on the conviction that the class to which the speaker belongs is inherently superior to all others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the factory people outside the colleges live under the discipline of narrow means, the people inside live under almost every other kind of discipline except that of narrow means -- from the fruity austerities of learning, through the iron rations of English gentlemanhood, down to the modest disadvantages of occupying cold stone buildings without central heating and having to cross two or three quadrangles to take a bath.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically -- while simulating a triumphant march forward -- than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A writer and nothing else; a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The funniest line in English is Get it? When you say that, everyone chortles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The upshot was, my paintings must burn that English artists might finally learn.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Tories in England had long imagined that they were enthusiastic about the monarchy, the church and beauties of the old English Constitution, until the day of danger wrung from them the confession that they are enthusiastic only about rent.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wealth is so much the greatest good that Fortune has to bestow that in the Latin and English languages it has usurped her name.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He was the product of an English public school and university. He was, moreover, a modern product of those seats of athletic exercise. He had little education and highly developed muscles -- that is to say, he was no scholar, but essentially a gentleman.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Continental people have sex lives; the English have hot-water bottles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing unites the English like war. Nothing divides them like Picasso.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The problems of society will also be the problems of the predominant language of that society. It is the carrier of its perceptions, its attitudes, and its goals, for through it, the speakers absorb entrenched attitudes. The guilt of English then must be recognized and appreciated before its continued use can be advocated.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Communism of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The two most beautiful words in the English language are: Check Enclosed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people; and what do you always find? That the stables are the real center of the household.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English have a heavy hearted way of amusing themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My opposition [To Interviews] lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English public, as a mass, takes no interest in a work of art until it is told that the work in question is immoral.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You should study the Peerage, Gerald. It is the one book a young man about town should know thoroughly, and it is the best thing in fiction the English have ever done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Jules: What does Marcellus Wallace look like?
Brett: What?
Jules: What country you from?
Brett: What?
Jules: What ain't no country I ever heard of! They speak English in What?
Brett: What?
Jules: ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER! DO-YOU-SPEAK-IT?
Brett: Yes!
Jules: Then you know what I'm saying!
Brett: Yes!
Jules: Describe what Marcellus Wallace looks like!
Brett: What, I-?
Jules: [pointing his gun] Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN. I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker. Say what one more goddamn time.
Brett: He's b-b-black...
Jules: Go on.
Brett: He's bald...
Jules: Does he look like a bitch?
Brett: What?
[Jules shoots Brett in shoulder]
Jules: DOES HE LOOK LIKE A BITCH?
Brett: No!
Jules: Then why you try to fuck him like a bitch, Brett?
Brett: I didn't.
Jules: Yes you did. Yes you did, Brett. You tried to fuck him. And Marcellus Wallace don't like to be fucked by anybody, except Mrs. Wallace.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Jules: [to Vince, after Vince thought the Wolf would be British] He's about as English as English fuckin' Bob!More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Scott Evil: Well my friend Sweet Jay took me to that video arcade in town, right, and they don't speak English there, so Jay got into a fight and he's all, "Hey quit hasslin' me cuz' I don't speak French" or whatever! And then the guy said something in Paris talk, and I'm like, "Just back off!" And they're all, "Get out!" And we're like, "Make me!" It was cool.More [08/06/2005 12:08:00]
Colonel: We've had reports that there's a spy in the Ministry of Defense. The contents of this room are VITAL to the country. Be on special alert.
Fat Bastard: Yes Sir.
Colonel: And, uh, try to lose some weight, for God's sake.
Fat Bastard: Yes Sir.
[Under his breath]
Fat Bastard: Mister English Colonel tellin' me to lose weight. "Oh, I'm a hard case" he says.
[louder]
Fat Bastard: Well, listen up, sonny Jim: I ate a baby. Oh, aye, Baby: the other, other white meat. Baby: it's what's for dinner.More [08/07/2005 12:08:00]
Heaven is an American salary, a Chinese cook, an English house, and a Japanese wife. Hell is defined as having a Chinese salary, an English cook, a Japanese house, and an American wife.More [08/31/2005 12:08:00]
Gretchen: [in her English class essay, after being humiliated by Regina] Why should Caesar get to stomp around like a giant, while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? What's so great about Caesar? Hm? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar. Brutus is just as smart as Caesar. People totally like Brutus just as much as they like Caesar. And when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody, huh? Because that's not what Rome is about. We should totally just *stab* Caesar!More [11/02/2005 12:11:00]
Janis: That one there, that's Karen Smith. She is one of the dumbest girls you will ever meet. Damien sat next to her in English last year.
Damian: She asked me how to spell orange.
[Cady snickers]
Janis: That little one, that's Gretchen Wieners.
Damian: She's totally rich because her dad invented Toaster Streudels.
Janis: Gretchen Wieners knows everybody's business, she knows everything about everyone.
Damian: That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets.
Janis: And evil takes a human form in Regina George. Don't be fooled because she may seem like your typical selfish, back-stabbing slut faced ho-bag, but in reality, she's so much more than that.
Damian: She's the queen bee - the star, those other two are just her little workers.More [11/02/2005 12:11:00]
Dr. Christmas Jones: You wanna put that in English for those of us who don't speak Spy?More [11/07/2005 12:11:00]
Helga: Oh how I love English hotel teas! Cream cakes and...
Luke: No grandma. No cream cakes.
Helga: And no shortbread either. Soon I will be eating the same diet as your mice.More [11/20/2005 12:11:00]
I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie.More [12/22/2005 12:12:00]
But the bad side is that people judge you. They say, 'Model...blonde...big breasts...bimbo!' If they bothered to talk to me, they'd learn that I've been to university and can speak five languages: English and German fluently and Dutch, Italian and Japanese conversationally.More [03/27/2006 12:03:00]
I think it's a disgrace that English actors get taken advantage of. It's very different here.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
It's not the same to read Gabrielle Garcia Marquez in Spanish than to read it in English in a translation. You lose a tremendous amount of subtleness.More [04/10/2006 12:04:00]

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