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England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
England is a nation of shopkeepers.
A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.
And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met, alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.
I'm William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared. Go back to England and tell them... Scotland is free!
If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy.
England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.
E. M. Forster
On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
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
The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't - it just keeps you from enjoying it.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
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
Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.
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.
England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.
It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Radio in England is nonexistent. It's very bad English use of a media system, typically English use.
There's a good television programme called 'Disco 2.' It's quite good but again it's average, average. It's all on a down play. You know we've got this thing in England to be hip is to speak very down - like John Peel. And that just about sums up England. They don't realize when they talk like that, then that is what they represent - absolutely.
Boy George is all England needs - another queen who can't dress.
I think worrying things are going on in England - a real apathy.
England is better only because I stand out there as 'unusual'.
I think the best place to work in football is England.
In England we are sort of very awkward.
I intend, before the endgame looms, to die sitting in a chair in my own garden with a glass of brandy in my hand and Thomas Tallis on the iPod. Oh, and since this is England, I had better add, 'If wet, in the library.' Who could say that this is bad?
England expects that every man will do his duty.
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
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.
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