british quotes

Looking out over the port of Dover, with the endless steam of boats coming in and out, every British citizen is reminded that belonging here has never been about blood or genes. It's simply about being at home on this discrete island and being aware of the privileges and responsibilities that brings.Julian Baggini

It had always been a British preoccupation to hold this mile record.Roger Bannister

I like everything European. Even my GPS has a British accent - it's way less annoying than the American one.Rachel Bilson

I love London, I love the British people.Yohan Blake

We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone.Richard Branson

We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways... It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it.Richard Branson

I think Bond the character is distinct: He's British, he has a certain code that he lives by, he's incorruptible... he's a classical hero, but he's also fallible. He has inner demons, inner conflicts, and he's a romantic.Barbara Broccoli

My parents are British but they emigrated to America, where I was born.Heather Brooke

One of the admirable features of British novelists is that they have no scruple about setting their stories in foreign settings with wholly foreign personnel.James Buchan

I think what is British about me is my feelings and awareness of others and their situations. English people are always known to be well mannered and cold but we are not cold - we don't interfere in your situation. If we are heartbroken, we don't scream in your face with tears - we go home and cry on our own.Michael Caine

If we left the European Union, it would be a one-way ticket, not a return. So we will have time for a proper, reasoned debate. At the end of that debate you, the British people, will decide.David Cameron

Anyone that knows me knows what I'm about, and I'm very much a British actor, a European actor.Robert Carlyle

I seemed to belong to three countries: I had an apartment in Paris, a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall, I moved to London.Leslie Caron

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

A British pressing with a compilation of the best stuff really, I mean actually not only that but, these were all kind of semi hits for the people on it in America.Eric Clapton

The avian influenza found in mainland British Columbia poses no significant threat to human health.John Clifford

I think it has something to do with being British. We don't take ourselves as seriously as some other countries do. I think a lot of people take themselves far too seriously; I find that a very tedious attitude.Joan Collins

I can say I won a Senior British Open at Turnberry. I think that's the best thing about it, the whole week, was playing this course. It's a challenging, very tough course, under extreme weather. But you know, it's nice to win any event.Fred Couples

I think I must be the only British actor who's played both Stalin and Trotsky. I need to play Lenin so I can make it a triptych.Brian Cox

Like, Mission Of Burma to me always sounded almost like they were part of the British Arty New Wave. I kind of like that. I like not being able to tell the difference.Graham Coxon