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England Quotations

Your Englishman, confronted by something abnormal will always pretend that it isn’t there. If he can’t pretend that, he will look through the object, or round it, or above it or below it, or in any direction except into it. If, however, you force him to look into it, he will at once pretend that he sees the object not for what it is but for something that he would like it to be.

Why doesn’t the United States take over the monarchy and unite with England? England does have important assets. Naturally the longer you wait, the more they will dwindle. At least you could use it for a summer resort instead of Maine.

I am living in the Midlands That are sodden and unkind.

Since the French Revolution Englishmen are all intermeasurable one by another, certainly a happy state of agreement to which I for one do not agree.

England is a nation of shopkeepers.

For Cambridge people rarely smile, Being urban, squat, and packed with guile.

I’ve always felt that English women had to be approached in a sisterly manner, rather than an erotic manner.

I am sure my bones would not rest in an English grave, or my clay mix with the earth of that country. I believe the thought would drive me mad on my death-bed could I suppose that any of my friends would be base enough to convey my carcass back to her soil. I would not even feed her worms if I could help it.

In England there are sixty different religions, and only one sauce.

In the past, the English tried to impose a system wherever they went. They destroyed the nation’s culture and one of the by-products of their systemisation was that they destroyed their own folk culture.