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O England! Model to thy inward greatness, like little body with a might heart.
England is a nation of shopkeepers.
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.
A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue – is hypocrisy.
The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.
King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France… settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France.
Joan of Arc
They’ll always be an England, even if it’s in Hollywood.
And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met, alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Queen Elizabeth I
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor’s son to marry.
England is governed not by logic but by parliament.
So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.
Boy George is all England needs – another queen who can’t dress.
England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases.
I’m William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared. Go back to England and tell them… Scotland is free!
Having devoted himself since childhood to the creation of languages, in 1916–1917 Tolkien began writing the complex of myths and legends that later became The Silmarillion, on which he worked throughout his life. His initial intent was to give England a real mythology and then an epic and fairy tale literature to be attributed to the peoples who spoke his invented languages.
Carl William Brown
You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England, of course.
If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians.
H. P. Lovecraft
I think the best place to work in football is England.
In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
H. G. Wells
It’s frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen.
W. H. Auden
You know there are no secrets in America. It’s quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people.
W. H. Auden
I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.
We did an album one time called White Mansions, about the civil war, but it was written by a guy from England. His looking at it from over there and it not being a part of his history made it so he could be objective.
As I absorbed life here and understood it better, I just completely fell in love with England.
Coffee in England is just toasted milk.
Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
England is better only because I stand out there as ‘unusual’.
I left my country because I was forced to, and I do not think that I am going to lose my language because I live in England.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
We stay as a team. I might be England captain, but that doesn’t mean I get treated differently.
I love scoring goals for England and playing for England. That’s one of the reasons I didn’t retire – I love playing for my country.
Oh, to be in England now that April’s there.
Ever since I was a child, the poverty of my beloved country saddened me: it didn’t really have stories of its own. […] I wanted to create a set of legends more or less connected to each other, from the most complicated and cosmogonic ones to romantic fables … and I simply wanted to dedicate it to England, to my country.
J. R. R. Tolkien
A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Y’all are so cute and y’all talk so proper over here. I love England.
Such night in England ne’er had been, nor ne’er again shall be.
Thomas B. Macaulay
If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
W. Somerset Maugham
I have never had the opportunity to play in England, so I know little about it.
The England team must always be respected. They always fight to the end.
England expects that every man will do his duty.
In the literature of France Moliere occupies the same kind of position as Cervantes in that of Spain, Dante in that of Italy, and Shakespeare in that of England. His glory is more than national – it is universal.
I am a subject of the British Crown, but whenever I have to choose between the interests of England and Canada it is manifest to me that the interests of my country are identical with those of the United States of America.
I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England, to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.
The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
Joseph Wood Krutch
For me, the great problem growing up in England was that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be, and it was damn close to an old man with a beard.
I love England. It’s no coincidence it’s the first place I moved to for a more cosmopolitan life, which is the only thing Iceland lacks.
I’m a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family.
R. A. Salvatore
There’s a lot of people who don’t understand the circle crops in England. Pure enigma.
My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury.
I went to England in the ’70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn’t regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts.
Despite Japan’s desires and efforts, unfortunate differences in the ways that Japan, England, the United States, and China understood circumstances, together with misunderstandings of attitudes, made it impossible for the parties to agree.
At the Imperial Conference on December 1, it was decided to make war against England and the United States.
We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury.
Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic.
The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor.
T. E. Lawrence
I know there’s some kind of history to mountain music-like it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition.
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.
I’ve spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on the very best security and I can assure you my homes are as safe as the Bank of England.
I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days.
So I quit my job and went to the New England Culinary Institute for the full two years and worked in the restaurant industry after that until finally I thought I had a grasp on what I needed to do what I do.
Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies.
Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine.
Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes, a second copy of the United States or England – where liberal values have deep historic roots.
England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.
E. M. Forster
In 1925, when Britain went back to the gold standard, that was supported by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Bank of England, the civil service, the CBI, the TUC, the Times, the Economist; that consensus was very strong.
I won’t go to England because they won’t let my dog in.
If anything, there’s a difference in working with color in England and the color in the US.
It has always been difficult to get Big Bird to be very pretty. Big Bird in England is much more gorgeous.
Some of my ancestors were religious dissenters who came to America over three hundred years ago. Others were abolitionists in New England in the eighteen forties and fifties.
Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable.
I did a long concert tour in England and Denmark and Sweden, and I also sang for the Soviet people, one of the finest musical audiences in the world.
The show I did in England catered to a broad range of people. I like that. I don’t want nouveau cult status, though I know we’ve got that sort of audience in the states.
Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret.
Time passed by. I had furnished steam hammers to the principal foundries in England. I had sent them abroad, even to Russia. At length it became known to the Lords of the Admiralty that a new power in forging had been introduced.
Furthermore, the spirit of enterprise which had its first intellectual development in England has especially flourished here as well as throughout all of Canada, while the same spirit has become less virile in the land of its origin.
Charles E. Wilson
I was sent to a nice Church of England girls’ school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary – prior to marriage.
I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He’s from England, he’s angry and he’s got Mad Power Disease.
Then we did what we called basically I suppose a club tour in England, which was the time I think that our second album came out, we club toured around the whole country where the venues were hold to five hundreds upwards to that sort of thing you know.
There was always a lot of American music in England until, obviously when the Beatles came around, then there was a shift towards English music, but before then American music was the main thing.
I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn’t mean anything in America but is quite nice in England – the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.
He was not only a bore; he bored for England.
England is one of my favorite places. The fans are just so crazy.
In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.
It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu way of life similar to that of the British at the time the Romans invaded England 2,000 years ago.
I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found in early Pleistocene in England.
Well, I’ve always thought that my career was in England, really. I used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there. It’s not far is it? It’s amazing the way that special FX have taken a quantum leap in what they’re capable of doing.
I look a hundred and weigh 110 – you won’t love me when you see the wreck England has made me.
My agent tells me I am drawing the largest salary ever paid in the halls of England. Wonderful, isn’t it? for a quiet, rural gardener like myself.
Will I return to England? I don’t know. I’ll think it over.
I love England and the historical aspect of it.
The New England conscience doesn’t keep you from doing what you shouldn’t – it just keeps you from enjoying it.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
I’d move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.
My experiences in film and theatre in the States have been much more rigorous-in England there’s an environment of, Let’s try this.
I think in England you eat too much sugar and meat and not enough vegetables.
The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
Douglas William Jerrold
When I was in England doing Romeo and Juliet as a child star, I was interviewed by the British press, who are even more vicious and cruel than the Americans. So I have been extremely guarded ever since.
What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion!
When I get off the plane in England I always feel about two inches shorter.
You have the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England, the Presbyterians, the Wesleyans, represented in each school, and they are each to take alternate days.
I think worrying things are going on in England – a real apathy.
You will never have great tennis champions from England because of the cold and dark, but most of all because people only care about the sport for two weeks a year, and then they’re on to something else. There’s just not a great love of the sport there.
This kind of music was just hitting England, so we were getting this following in clubs in Birmingham just cause we were trying to do something different.
The fact is that I loved being in England.
Martin C. Smith
Then years back, when I moved to California, I happened to see a book about fashions of 19th-century Victorian England, only four pages of which was devoted to the dress of the working class.
Martin C. Smith
There is a huge antipathy in England between the north and the south, the working class and the owning class.
Martin C. Smith
Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.
Now I am discovering the world once more. England has widened my horizon.
Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.
I was born in Bournemouth, England, in 1943.
J. Philippe Rushton
I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree.
There is probably nothing wrong with art for art’s sake if we take the phrase seriously, and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written in England forty years ago.
I still like being in North of England and I keep a place there. But there are a lot of things about the Continent that are to be preferred. The social institutions work better, women have a better position in society and the food is another thing.
The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too hard.
Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England. The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much.
Jimmy Carl Black
Hendrix was big in England. We all became good friends and I am still in touch with Noel Redding.
Jimmy Carl Black
The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
Scotland is the Canada of England!
I have a group of people, about 40, in a local church in Surrey in England, who pray for me regularly.
It is said, that in Holland Interest is lower than in England.
The Church in England is the Church of England.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Horses pretty much broke as a record in England.
When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.
Mr. Chamberlain desires to avert the threat to England’s peace by making England, in alliance with Germany, stronger than her rivals and so to force them to renounce their hostile intentions against her.
Bernhard von Bulow
Land, in England, is valuable, because we have highly-paid artisans to consume the produce on the spot.
Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.
I don’t know how many more times I’ll be in New England again. But I leave coach Belichick and those guys with a salute: ‘I love you guys. I miss you. I’m out.’
After that he turned to the question of invading England. Hitler said that during the previous year he could not afford to risk a possible failure; apart from that, he had not wished to provoke the British, as he hoped to arrange peace talks.
My father was in the coal business in West Virginia. Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts; New England, to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education.
But I love filmmaking – I’m not ashamed of that. You’re sort of vilified if you say that in England.
It’s been the most astonishing year because I’ve been having a marvelous adventure, and yet I kind of sympathize with people who have to live in exile, because I’ve so missed England.
Our New England climate is mild and equable compared with that of the Platte.
All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs.
I don’t think England is that gray but India is like a long drone.
England was incredibly dull and everything exciting seemed to be in America.
My affiliation with England is borne out by the fact that I do come back for periodic visits.
For better or worse, MTV sort of bridges the whole country together almost like the BBC does in England. It’s opened up everything so wide that it’s possible for everyone to have different ideas.
I knew that I had a following here in England, and if I came over here maybe I could cultivate it, but I never dreamt it would be as great as it has been.
There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I’ve never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference.
Farming implements are as cheap in Sydney as in England.
My agent set up a meeting with George Lucas. They were casting in England.
I have English family in Northhampton and have been to England numerous times.
I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard, before New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
Fortunately for England, all her imports are raw materials.
It’s really sort of morbid, but she said her mother wanted to see me all her life. And when she died, she made just one request: that a picture of me be put into her casket. So somewhere in England, I’m in a casket.
I learned to change my accent; in England, your accent identifies you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back.
People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that.
I didn’t expect to be dropped by England.
I miss England. I miss the weather. I’ve spent moss of the last 25 years on tour. I’m ready to come home.
I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it’s all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.
One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain’s chair of the Enterprise.
I’m not called Jude Law, I have three names; I’m called ‘Hunk Jude Law’ or ‘Heartthrob Jude Law’. In England anyway, that’s my full name. That’s the cheap language that’s thrown around, that sums you up in one little bracket. It doesn’t look at your life. But if one looks beyond, there is actually a little bit more.
My mother was born on a tiny farm in County Mayo. She was meant to stay at home and look after the farm while her brother and sister got an education. However, she came to England on a visit and never went back.
Within the first year of launching my company, Spanx, I decided to go over to England and cold-call Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Selfridges the same way I had cold-called Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s here in the United States.
In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals – Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine – which set the agenda.
It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I mean the interesting thing I think would be if something happened like, what happened in England where all these kids that all of a sudden can’t afford the ticket prices.
The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so.
Perhaps that is why the novel flourished in England. You had these communities that would stay put and people would see one another all the time and cause one another to change and have the opportunity to observe the changes over time.
In England, it’s thought to be morally suspect to worry about what your surroundings look like.
In England, it’s now Sir Ben. Mister has just disappeared. It’s not even on my passport anymore. They’ve taken Mister away from me.
I grew up in the early ’70s in New England.
In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it’s such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can’t enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes.
I got a telegraph from my mother who said that my step-father had had a heart attack, come home and earn a living. So I went back to England and the only thing I knew to earn any cash was through hairdressing.
As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We didn’t have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother laughed at it. When I left school, there was no money for me to go to university, so I went to secretarial college and got a job.
Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy.
It was doing very well; it was doing particularly well outside of England. It was a very big seller for Carlton Television. But it was getting more and more expensive to do.
I once said the Queen of England could use some fashion advice.
Kathie Lee Gifford
I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping there is still more to come. I still haven’t captained the England cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall!
I discovered freedom for the first time in England.
Growing up in New England, being schooled and classically trained, it needed to shake, it needed to evolve.
More emphasis was thus thrown upon the local governments than in England.
Albert Bushnell Hart
Yeah, about sixteen to twenty weeks a year. For example, we can do America in six or seven weeks. You can do Europe in three weeks; England in two weeks. South America you could do in three weeks; Asia you could do in three weeks.
Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty.
While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded without large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United States, the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well.
Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany.
Around the property I have here, I’m about to put an all weather race track. I’m about to build stables. I’m about to ship over a couple of my thoroughbreds from England.
I’ve got a farm in England where I breed horses.
New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil, a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it, even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions.
Henry Cabot Lodge
But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.
I love England though; I’ve been back a few times and just love it. My favorite thing to do there is going to museums and all the castles. Oh, and my husband and I went mountain biking across England on our honeymoon!
Genetic studies in Iceland have found that many of the women who were the founding stock of Iceland came from England and what is now France. Some were probably captured and carried off in Viking raids only 40 generations ago.
In England, David and I are big fish in a small pond. But in L.A., we are tiny, tiny, tiny fish in a big pond.
Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.
It did not come naturally; in fact, it would be difficult to conceive of any more dogmatic and less tolerant people than the first settlers on New England shores.
To escape jury duty in England, wear a bowler hat and carry a copy of the Daily telegraph.
They say that the commons of England would first destroy the king’s friends and afterward himself, and then bring the Duke of York to be king so that by their false means and lies they may make him to hate and destroy his friends, and cherish his false traitors.
We are looking to get counties to play their young England players earlier, and the first reports from the counties are that it is working well. It also helps us to prepare in a better fashion.
I don’t envisage I will be captain again, but for two England managers, Steve McClaren and Fabio Capello, I was their first choice and I’m proud of that.
I do not care so much for the death of my gunner, as for other passages of my voyage, for I have good friends in England that will bring me off for that.
American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England.
I love London. I love England. We were out in the countryside and I had the time of my life.
I’m still overwhelmed and, at the same time, kind of star struck that I am part of this New England Patriots organization.
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.
I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio – much to my parent’s disapproval.
An important impression was my father’s one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937.
Philip Warren Anderson
When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, – but never England.
I got a divorce eleven years later on the grounds of cruelty, which is still not easy in England.
The situation in America is when it starts moving there, all the bands from England move over to America and work from there, so that they’re available all the time for everyone that wants them in person.
In a few years there will be only five kings in the world the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.
If the people in Britain knew the nature and disposition of the New England people as well as we do they would not find so many friends in England as I suppose they do.
In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.
Ridley and I talk every day. Our family is very close because we’re from North England.
England is very interested as well, and other countries if I could speak the languages!
I remember my second game for England – we lost 2-0 to Norway, I was subbed and didn’t do myself justice and I thought that was the end of my England career.
I played for 30 years, 20 with England and I did it by setting goals.
The New England Patriots have always been a special organization and I’ve always watched from afar.
Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England.
When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland.
Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring, if not too scrupulous, pioneer.
E. F. Schumacher
When Robert Frost was alive, I was known as the other new England poet, which is to be barely known at all.
More and more do I see that only a successful revolution in India can break England’s back forever and free Europe itself. It is not a national question concerning India any longer; it is purely international.
I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales, you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments, and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace.
Upon the Constitution, upon the pre-existing legal rights of the People, as understood in this country and in England, I have argued that this House is bound to revive the Petition under debate.
The participation of the people in their own government was the more significant, because the colonies actually had what England only seemed to have, – three departments of government.
Albert Bushnell Hart
I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England. If the finances of the Indian Government receive any severe and irreparable check, will not the resources of England be called upon to meet the emergency, and to supply the deficiency?
There are people in England that claim benefits because they are too nervous to work, so they claim their benefits for anxiety and never have to go out side there free home.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as more recent attacks in Madrid, Spain, and London, England, showed in a very tragic way just how vulnerable many areas of the world are to these sorts of actions.
In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so.
In England, we don’t have any guns whatsoever.
In my judgment, if we had pursued this course, the zones would have been of short duration. England would have been compelled to take her mines out of the North Sea in order to get any supplies from our country.
George William Norris
When I was at Stratford, the very first thing that I was commissioned to work on was trying to make a musical out of the documentary material about the General Strike, which was the next big historical event in England, after the First World War.
I always thought it hadn’t influenced me very much, but I heard from many people from England that many motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.
Playing live, you can’t survive, certainly not in England. We used to work daytime jobs and play gigs at night. It was very exhausting.
I would like to wish the England squad every success. I would also very much like to extend those wishes to Martin Johnson, Brian Smith, Mike Ford, John Wells, Graham Rowntree and the rest of the England 2011 World Cup management team who have been fantastic and deserve people to know that.
My father in the film – which we probably haven’t seen in previous movies, and in British Asian movies you could probably count on one hand – he says exactly why, actually why he’s frightened for his daughter. He came to this country, England, and had a bit of a crappy time.
Terry said he had this new kid and his wife didn’t want to live in England. He wanted to tour. He hated being in the studio. Terry liked seeing various bars the world over and getting smashed out of his brain. He was a sort of latent Keith Moon.
I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn’t know what to say.
As regards this country, in which protection has always to some extent existed, it is the best customer that England ever had, and our demands upon her grow most steadily and regularly under protection.
Henry Charles Carey
At age 10 or 12 he’s going to boarding school in the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is, of course, down at the bottom of England just off South Hampton.
We then took a shortened version of what we’d been doing in the pubs, with the best gags and things like that, out to cabaret clubs and things in the north of England for six weeks. And we became a big success.
Since fantasy isn’t about technology, the accelleration has no impact at all. But it’s changed the lives of fantasy writers and editors. I get to live in England and work for a New York publisher!
Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
Johnny Rotten. He’s a big fan of mine. I used to see him out in the audience in England and he’d stand up and holler. He’s funny. Smart too, and a nice guy. Don’t think he’s a jerk because he isn’t.
Don Van Vliet
When I was Governor of Massachusetts, we worked to get Sable Island gas into New England.
It’s a unique situation as well because England is a small country, so it makes it easy for the fans to travel. If we play down in London, they get buses and we’ll get three or four thousand fans come down. They’ll all sit in the same area and show their support for the team.
In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.
In England, there are so many TV commercials with nudity in them, and there are so many TV programs that show nudity on a regular basis. It’s becoming more of a norm.
Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest the servant of civilization. About keeping India there is no question. England has a real duty there.
The right of petition is an old undoubted household right of the blood of England, which runs in our veins.
I divide my time between homes in Arizona and England, six months a year in each place.
We must get back to a very strong Christianity… Christianity shaped America and England, and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.
I’ve had two or three injuries when with England and it’s been a bit bizarre.
The natural barriers between England and Scotland were not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon settlements and kingdoms across the border.
At the moment there are some England players who are the stars of their club teams, but not for their country. It’s difficult to explain.
I lived in England to learn English. When I went to England for the first time, it was like being on the Moon. I had no friends, I couldn’t speak the language. I was very isolated.
Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers.
What you have is two men seeking the White House; they’re both products of prominent New England families. They both went to private boarding schools. They both went to a prestigious university.
I had almost forgotten to tell you that I have already been to the Parliament House; and yet this is of most importance. For, had I seen nothing else in England but this, I should have thought my journey thither amply rewarded.
Karl Philipp Moritz
And it was only released in London last week, so when I go back to England Monday or whatever, I am expecting heaps of adulation. I’m hoping there is. If that doesn’t happen I will be disappointed.
I really wouldn’t want to live in America. I found New York claustrophobic and dirty. I missed England when I was there, simple things like smells and the British sense of humor.
Jonny Lee Miller
People like Howlin’ Wolf, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, Nina Simone, Captain Beefheart – all of these artists were what I grew up listening to every day of my life. And there’s a very healthy music scene in the west country of England, where I grew up.
P. J. Harvey
I’ve been working at performing for five years now. I’ve been working in Australia and Spain and England. When I was only 15 or 16, 1 was performing in bars; I could have had legal problems, but it’s also the only way to get to know what music is all about.
I had a place in England and was commuting from England to Australia, which is pretty stupid, but after two years I sort of knew what I wanted to do, more or less.
I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason.
I was born in Liverpool in England, and I lived there for the first nine years of my life.
I’m an anglophile. I visit England regularly, sometimes three or four times a year, at least once a year.
I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler.
It will be quite satisfactory if you open them gradually, as the circumstances may require; but the President assures you that this will not be the case if you make a treaty with England first.
Our family arrived in England in 1960. At that time I thought the war was ancient history. But if I think of 15 years ago from now, that’s 1990, and that seems like yesterday to me.
Until the year 1967, it was a crime, for which you could be put in prison, to make homosexual love to someone in your own house. If they came in and caught you at it, you could be put into prison. This has changed – I’m talking about England, incidentally.
My life is really so much based in England.
Yeah, we went to England to do a show and I got off the plane and I couldn’t write my name or hold my hand up.
Beckham is a nice man and I’m sure he will reach 100 appearances for England. But he is just a good player, nothing more.
The academy awards in England; it’s a classy affair as well.
He told me I didn’t understand, that we were from the bleak industrial wastes of North England, or something, and that we didn’t understand the Internet. I told him Fall fans invented the Internet. They were on there in 1982.
Mark E. Smith
I have no intention of letting this decision change the way that I approach my training and preparation for games, but the time has come for me to realise that I have gone as far as I can go with this England team.
It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control.
I’ve only been living in England for the last 10 years, if you don’t count my student years.
We have seen… that, although England is by far the richest nation of Europe, we have already outstripped her in the race after wealth, and we have only begun the development of our vast resources.
I made, over the years in Cambridge, several very good American friends, and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every sense of that word, a land of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions that I felt in England.
I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England Historical Genealogical Library, where I’m trying to finish up tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century.
If there ever was a militant religion, it was that of early New England.
In England, you’re allowed to have an opinion – as long as it comes out of your mouth.
We… our war began September the 3rd 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany, and thereafter the great state of danger in England at that time, with the bombings, necessitated the evacuation of children.
I’m confident in my ability to maintain a career. I don’t know if it will be doing either independent films or plays in New England.
There are the manufacturing multitudes of England; they must have work, and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly, famine would be uglier still.
If I write in my name to the agents of England and France residing in Asia and inform them that Japan is ready to make a commercial treaty with their countries, the number of steamers will be reduced from fifty to two or three.
The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted to strengthen their power, and the resistance to that effort caused an immense growth of Parliamentary influence.
Albert Bushnell Hart
I think when I was a kid, and I was in England and it was all about The Stones, The Who, The Kinks and The Beatles and that’s what my dad was into.
I kept an interested eye on the transfer window in England, which opened and closed last month, and the lack of frantic activity just goes to show the current financial state of the game right now.
There’s like a special group of people that come from different parts of the planet to study with me. It’s nice. I just gave a workshop in Boston at the New England Conservatory, which was really nice.
My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England, above the national average.
Patrick J. Kennedy
And um, when I came back to England I put a very complex soundtrack on it, featuring everyone from Jimi Hendrix, right through to Neil Diamond, you know, everybody that was kind of popular who was kind of popular at that time.
If Japan had been near to either England or France, war would have broken out long ago.
In terms of soccer, it wasn’t really a thing that girls did. In England it more kind of Net Ball and Hockey and stuff like that in athletics. It’s to each their own, really.
I don’t think the Republicans would appreciate the comparison, but they’re exactly like the Labor Party in England in the 1970s. They’re letting their extremists take them straight down. The same thing is going to happen – they had to disappear for a while and when they reinvented themselves they did it with moderates, they did it with Tony Blair.
An actor has to be very, very careful, as one of the most wonderful props – and actors love props – is a cigarette. There’s so much to do with it: you can bring it up to your face, play with the smoke. It’s just the greatest – ever since I was 16 and in acting school in England, I’ve been playing around with cigarettes.
And though various organizations in America and England collected money and sent food parcels to these refugees, nothing was ever received by the Spanish.
If the union between England and America is a powerful factor in the cause of peace, a new Triple Alliance between the Teutonic race and the two branches of the Anglo-Saxon race will be a still more potent influence in the future of the world.
If you make a treaty first with the United States and settle the matter of the opium trade, England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so.
It’s nice because working in England I’m know for working in television and theater when you get a chance to come out, it is quite fun to be out from behind the mask. You need to let people know who you are.
The Full Monty, ah, it’s superb. The Full Monty showed how life really is in certain cities of England.
It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests.
I had been with the label since I was 21. The label wanted shiny pop but I didn’t. I found a little independent and we’ve got all these great reviews in England and now it has gone gold.
Playing for England was one long roller-coaster: some ups and downs, but also quite a few moments when you’re not really sure if you’re enjoying the ride.
I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way. We are watching the two best teams in the world-and I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test.
At the present moment the people of England are only three-quarters fed, and the result of this improvement in the export of our manufactures would be, that they would be entirely fed.
It is too maddening. I’ve got to fly off, right now, to some devilish navy yard, three hours in a seasick steamer, and after being heartily sick, I’ll have to speak three times, and then I’ll be sick coming home. Still, who would not be sick for England?
In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young.
To make this announcement fills me with great sadness, but I know I have been blessed in so many ways to have experienced what I have with the England rugby team.
Continuity is one of the things I like about New England.
It’s such a performance to bring stuff into America. It’s a great luxury when I am in England.
The weather in England can really darken your spirits.
I was born in London, England, in 1938, a few months before the war, and spent the first years of my life there, although I was evacuated a couple of times for short periods. My schooling was very interrupted, both by frequent moves and by ill health.
I lived a normal life for a number of years. I had kids. I lived up on a farm in Gloucestershire in rural England, and just kind of got back to reality again.
Roger Andrew Taylor
England and France were rivals, not only on the continent, but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
Albert Bushnell Hart
After moving to England I did some recording and eventually formed an English band, this was together for quite a few years with only a keyboard replacement. The band had no name, just my name.
On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians, or rather if Australians were as separate from any other nation as Australia from any other land, there would be no jealousy between them on England’s account.
We opened a design center in the South of England last year as part of our strategy for being close to our customers and developing innovative products for exciting new markets.
Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent.
If war should break out between England and Japan, the latter would suffer much more than the former.
My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England. I used to kiss her picture goodnight.
Whatever was the conduct of England, I am equally arraigned.
Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
C. S. Forester
In England, literary pretence is more universal than elsewhere from our method of education.
Why on earth do we want closer connection with England? We have little in common with English people except our language. We are fast becoming an entirely different people.
I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive, if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe.
Richard Parks Bland
Leaving England was a painful decision, and we still have some regrets about it. However, at that time, the research environment for theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S.
They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense.
When I got there, all the pasta and science stuff hadn’t quite caught on in England – things that were perfectly acceptable then wouldn’t be tolerated now.
There is a tone of morality throughout the rural districts of England, which is unhappily wanting in the large towns and the centres of particular manufactures.
Praise the Lord, O England’s Jerusalem: and Netherland’s Zion, praise ye the Lord! He hath secured your gates, and blessed your possessions with peace, even here, where the threatened torch of war was lighted.
When France resolved, along with England, to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland, the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome proportions was inevitable.
No matter how much money you have or what kind of cocoon you live in, the reality is that you have lost a game of football and let England’s fans down. We are bothered.
Nobody is that thick-skinned that it doesn’t hurt you. Still, you always know what happens in football. I have got used to criticism, I suppose, having been high profile with England and Man U.
You know what happened, you know, in 1938: France, England, you know, just sold out Czechoslovakia to Hitler.
The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors’ possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.
Shortly after that, we got management problems over in England, and Judas Priest asked me to join.
It is time we in Scotland put England in its proper place and instead of our leaning on England and taking inspiration from her, we should lean and turn to Europe, for it is there our future prosperity lies.
There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen.
I was born in Middlesex, England, which is really London.
When on my return to England I showed the cast of the cranium to Professor Huxley, he remarked at once that it was the most ape-like skull he had ever beheld.
Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.
When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial television it was easy for me because I was only doing one or two shows a week at most. It was really a holiday.
I see by your letter to my father that you are rather afraid the French may invade England.
William John Wills
You know, nobody eats in England. Three or four pints of English beer a night fills you. I can’t say I’m very impressed with the food in America. it’s all sort of bland. Like turkey sandwiches.
Our children were mostly brought up and educated in the Churchill suburb east of Pittsburgh. Each summer, we took them back to England for an extended period.
The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated.
Bernhard von Bulow
I find respect for a mediocre British composer, as opposed to a really good American, ridiculous because they automatically respect a composer if he’s from England.
I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn’t read them very carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene.
The one major disappointment I have is that I didn’t get a hundred against India in India. I got lots of runs against India in England including a double hundred I am very proud of.
I like Target. I like the ones in the Midwest, personally. We don’t really have those in England yet.
Roger Andrew Taylor
In the event of a victory over Germany by Soviet Russia and England, Bolshevism in Europe would inevitably follow. Under these circumstances I would prefer to see Germany win the war.
Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails upon me the penalty of death; but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it.
Thomas Francis Meagher
There was still food rationing in England and life was difficult all through my 2 year stay in Oxford.
It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.
Henry Charles Carey
Instead of having to be a member of the Royal Society to do science, the way you had to be in England in the 17th, 18th, centuries today pretty much anybody who wants to do it can, and the information that they need to do it is there.
In England, it’s a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it’s much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury.
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