British quotes and sayings

American and British troops handed out food to hundreds of Iraqis. Not surprisingly, Iraqis handed the British food back.
Conan O’Brien

When I drove for British teams… they called me The Tadpole because I was too small to be a frog.
Alain Prost

The British Secret Service was staffed at one point almost entirely by alcoholic homosexuals working for the KGB.
Clive James

I would sooner play in a good British picture than in the majority of American pictures I have seen.
Glynis Johns

The British team need to pull their socks out!
Steve Cram

An Argentine is an Italian who speaks Spanish and thinks he is British.
Anonymous

Californians don’t have that marvellous British cynicism, but then the British can be so patronising at times.
Alexandra Kingston

This is the third week the fish seem to be getting away from British tennis players.
Gerald Williams

I cannot believe that the great British people, in order to protect their identity, would now be cowering on the very island from which they set sail to travel the world.
Edouard Balladur

You know what? I’m really attracted to British women, there’s something innately proper about them. However badly they behave their accent is so cute that it makes up for everything!
Josh Hartnett

I didn’t know he was dead; I thought he was British.
Woody Allen

The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable.
Robert G. Menzies

It is beginning to be hinted that we are a nation of amateurs.
Lord Rosebery

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.
Winston Churchill

The Empire is a Commonwealth of Nations.
Lord Rosebery

If people don’t like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.
Mikhail Gorbachev

I am easily satisfied with the very best.
Winston Churchill

A young Scotsman of your ability let loose upon the world with £300, what could he not do? It’s almost appalling to think of; especially if he went among the English.
J. M. Barrie

‘Can’t’ will be the epitaph of the British Empire – unless we wake up in time.
Oswald Mosley

The young British players need to take responsibility themselves for their form and ability.
Tim Henman

An outstanding British political leader with a kind heart and a clear mind.
Tony Benn

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
Thomas Babington Macaulay

Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.
Rupert Murdoch

Some talk of Alexander, and some of Hercules; / Of Hector and Lysander, and such great names as these; / But of all the world’s brave heroes, there’s none that can compare / With the tow, row, row, row, row, row, for the British Grenadier.
Anonymous

The most conservative man in this world is the British Trade Unionist when you want to change him.
Ernest Bevin

It is equality of monotony which makes the strength of the British Isles.
Eleanor Roosevelt

At the end of the day, flirting is a pretty universal language. Americans are more direct. British people are more indirect about everything
Rachel Weisz

English culture has always allowed room for the freedom to express, especially through fashion, and the punk era has remained a strong influence on British attitudes, art and music.
Shaun Leane

When the British Open is in Scotland, there’s something special about it. And when it’s at St. Andrews, it’s even greater.
Jack Nicklaus

I am not talking to anyone in the British media – they are all pricks.
Allan Border

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
Tony Benn

There is no cannibalism in the British navy, absolutely none, and when I say none, I mean there is a certain amount.
Graham Chapman

I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.
Harold McMillan

Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn’t.
Stephen Leacock

I’ve always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I’m a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.
Liz Hurley

All British people have plain names, and that works pretty well over there.
Paris Hilton

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense… I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.
Anthony Hopkins

The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years.
Michael Caine

You cannot hope to bribe or twist, Thank God! the British journalist But, seeing what the man will do unbribed, there’s no occasion to.
Humbert Wolfe

He made an enormous contribution to British politics in opposition and in government [on Robin Cook]
John Prescott

Let’s have none of this Tony Blair nonsense. He has cried wolf one too many times with the British public.
Charles Kennedy

His Majesty’s dominions, on which the sun never sets.
Christopher North

If I did take away Silverstone and a British Grand Prix, I’d be seen as a bad guy but that wouldn’t bother me.
Bernie Ecclestone

Overall his period in office can only be characterised as a decade of missed opportunities in which the hopes of the British people for a new kind of politics were shattered [on Tony Blair]
Sir Menzies Campbell

The British Secret Service was staffed at one point almost entirely by alcoholic homosexuals working for the KGB.
Clive James

I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan with that of a British nobleman.
Thomas Day

I wonder when, if ever, the British government will have the sense to propose peace?
Millican Dalton

I always feel nervous for the people we have worked with [on Bafta nights], but it’s always great that there are so many British actors up there. It’s going to be a fun night.
Tessa Ross

The British fans really know hoe to get behind their athletes.
Jason Gardener