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Famous British Quotes

'Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.'.. Philip Larkin

'I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.'.. Aneurin Bevan

'In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.'.. W H Auden

'I dont understand the French. These are people with a town called Brest and none of them think its funny'.. Al Murray

'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.'.. Oscar Wilde

'If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.'.. W H Auden

'I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners.'.. Evelyn Waugh

'The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink'.. E M Forster

'Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.'.. W H Auden

'I love a scary movie. It makes your toes curl and it's not you going through it.'.. Sir Anthony Hopkins

'Happy the people whose annals are vacant.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might-have-been.'.. Arthur Ransome

'Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people'.. Oscar Wilde

'Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.'.. John Betjeman

'He who sows hurry reaps indigestion.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'Man is the creature of circumstances.'.. Robert Owen

'Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.'.. John Donne

'Everything I've ever told you, including this, is a lie'.. Peter Cook

'Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart.'.. William Pitt (The Younger)

'Now if the harvest is over, And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter, As I lose hold'.. John Betjeman

'English consists entirely of foreign words pronounced wrongly'.. Bob Hope

'Fear is the mother of foresight.'.. Thomas Hardy

'On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.'.. Virginia Woolf

'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.'.. Eric Idle

'I've sometimes thought of marrying - and then I've thought again.'.. Noel Coward

'Wine is bottled poetry.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.'.. Stephen Hawking

'I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying. Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away'.. Derek Jarman

'They offered me a handshake of 10,000 to settle amicably. I told them that they would have to be a lot more amicable than that.'.. Tommy Docherty

'He was about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.'.. Rowan Atkinson

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