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It's difficult for me to feel that a solid page without the breakups of paragraphs can be interesting. I break mine up perhaps sooner than I should in terms of the usage of the English language.

    Author: A. E. van Vogt

English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.

    Author: Abdul Kalam

So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.

    Author: Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We had at our disposal the first operational jet, which superseded by at least 150 knots the fastest American and English fighters. This was a unique situation.

    Author: Adolf Galland

I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie.

    Author: Aishwarya Rai

Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward.

    Author: Al-Waleed bin Talal

I think maybe the English don't want to try something and look stupid, because they are a bit reserved.

    Author: Alain Prost

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.

    Author: Alan Perlis
    Topics: Computer

In English every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages.

    Author: Alan Perlis

Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude, and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions.

    Author: Albert Bushnell Hart

From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger there was but one man without whom English history must have taken a different turn, and that was William Pitt the elder.

    Author: Albert Bushnell Hart

In 1763 the English were the most powerful nation in the world.

    Author: Albert Bushnell Hart

Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.

    Author: Alex Cox

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.

    Author: Alex Cox

Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically - while simulating a triumphant march forward - than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament?

    Author: Alexander Herzen

The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.

    Author: Alexander Woollcott

The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.

    Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Things they don't understand always cause a sensation among the English.

    Author: Alfred de Musset

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.

    Author: Alice Walker

French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing. It is so full of complex and trying vowels. It requires the utmost subtlety.

    Author: Alma Gluck

When the student has her voice under complete control, it is safe to take up the lyric repertoire of Mendelssohn, Old English Songs, etc. How simple and charming they are!

    Author: Alma Gluck

We try to magnify the difference between Americans and the English. In real life they like the same music and dress the same. It's really much more similar than anyone thinks or how we show it.

    Author: Amanda Bynes

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.

    Author: Ambrose Bierce

I used to think that my mother got into arguments with people because they didn't understand her English, because she was Chinese.

    Author: Amy Tan

When I entered college, it was to study liberal arts. At the University of Pennsylvania, I studied English literature, but I fell in love with broadcasting, with telling stories about other people's exploits.

    Author: Andrea Mitchell

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.

    Author: Andrew Fletcher

Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but there isn't an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the case simply because the English language opens the whole world to the American cinema.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

Come English Settlement, I had it in my head that I didn't want to tour.

    Author: Andy Partridge

Those were the days, you know. It's an English thing; as soon as it's gets to 6 pm, you have to go and have a drink. We used to stick to that religiously.

    Author: Andy Taylor

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone. Though I know only a little Spanish, I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and see how the translator worked.

    Author: Anita Diament

I speak English, so I am no longer cute. My tongue itches for French.

    Author: Anna Held

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.

    Author: Anne Dudley

There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.

    Author: Annie Dillard

There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.

    Author: Anthony Trollope

Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin.

    Author: Aristotle Onassis

In this country, it doesn't make any difference where you were born. It doesn't make any difference who your parents were. It doesn't make any difference if, like me, you couldn't even speak English until you were in your twenties.

    Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger

This character's entirely invented, and the woman that I interviewed wouldn't recognize herself, or really anything about herself, in this book, which she hasn't read, because she doesn't read English.

    Author: Arthur Golden

English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don't know that I'm from China. They think I'm from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they're starting to merge. Still the culture is very different.

    Author: Bai Ling

There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?

    Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

All the English speakers, or almost all, have difficulties with the gender of words.

    Author: Bernard Pivot

The more English is heard in the world, the more gratifying it seems to speak French, and above all to know the culture of our country. They find a kind of French social grace in the language and culture.

    Author: Bernard Pivot

English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power.

    Author: Bernhard von Bulow

And I'm walking along and we're laughing, kidding, joking, and see he understood the leader, the one we called the leader, had some knowledge of English, although limited.

    Author: Betty Hill

More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest, it sometimes seems, try to.

    Author: Bill Bryson

In Hollywood through the 50s, there were black, English, and Middle European housekeepers and maids.

    Author: Bill Condon

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

    Author: Billy Sunday

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

    Author: Billy Sunday

The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy.

    Author: Bjork

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem European countries face where second and third generation immigrants still do not consider themselves French, German, or English.

    Author: Bobby Jindal

We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.

    Author: Booker T. Washington

I am not 100% English, I am actually part Italian and even part Hungarian. Therefore I feel very much part of Europe both in my upbringing and outlook.

    Author: Bruce Bennett

I can remember only a few of the strange and curious words now dead but living and spoken by the English people a thousand years ago.

    Author: Carl Sandburg

I say 20 words in English. I say money, money, money, and I say hot dog! I say yes, no and I say money, money, money and I say turkey sandwich and I say grape juice.

    Author: Carmen Miranda

I wouldn't say no to being in a film with Jude Law. I love English actors.

    Author: Catherine Deneuve

The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.

    Author: Charles Dickens

The English was really my mother, it was never me. Being the daughter of my father, I always felt very French.

    Author: Charlotte Gainsbourg

I'm learning English at the moment. I can say 'Big Ben', 'Hello Rodney', 'Tower Bridge' and 'Loo'.

    Author: Cher

I read the greens in Spanish, but putt in English.

    Author: Chi Chi Rodriguez

A movie of mine is going to be released in Japan next year. I play a waitress who's a really regular girl in this movie. The English title isn't decided yet, but in Japanese it's I'll Get on the A Train Sometime.

    Author: Chiaki Kuriyama

I think the biggest difficulty is that when I'm here in America, there's a necessity of using English, so I really have a great sense of really wanting to learn, but unfortunately when I head back to Japan, the necessity vanishes and so does my enthusiasm about learning.

    Author: Chiaki Kuriyama

Some of the substance of English words, I just don't understand at all because the culture's so strange to me.

    Author: Chow Yun-Fat

I translated Beatles songs for my English class.

    Author: Christian Lacroix

This is what Hollywood tends to do. It tends to disregard tradition, history and anything factual, twisting it and turning it and making it all okay regardless of what the English may think of it.

    Author: Christian Slater

I had higher math SATs than in English - yet I became an English major in college.

    Author: Christie Hefner

I've done quite a few adverts. I've also done some presenting and acting work in Spain. I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people wanting to learn English.

    Author: Christopher Parker

It is a culture voice, but it is a very American culture voice, and I am very used to English culture voice. So I had to work like hell to flatten those R's.

    Author: Christopher Plummer

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

    Author: Clarence Darrow

John Henry Newman was as English as roast beef, even if he lacked a passion for cricket.

    Author: Clifford Longley

The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I'm not denying they exist. But it's a far more philistine country than people think.

    Author: Colin Firth

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language.

    Author: Conan O'Brien

I just remembered songs my grandmother taught me, and songs that I learned for the recordings. But, then I learned to speak Italian. When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day. She wouldn't let me speak a word of English.

    Author: Connie Francis

And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it.

    Author: Cornelia Funke

Every German child learns to speak English in school.

    Author: Cornelia Funke

You know, I do speak the Queens English. It's just the wrong Queens that's all. It's over the 59th Street Bridge. It's not over the Atlantic Ocean.

    Author: Cyndi Lauper

Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French.

    Author: Cyril Cusack

I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language.

    Author: Dan Fogelberg

Well, I'm having a good time. Which makes me feel guilty too. How very English.

    Author: David Attenborough

I board with a poor Scotchman: his wife can talk scarce any English.

    Author: David Brainerd

There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.

    Author: David Brin

English football has just had a transfer window imposed for the first time, so it will be interesting to see how managers cope with the squads they have until it re-opens.

    Author: David Ginola

Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.

    Author: David Guterson

To go back and read Swift and Defoe and Samuel Johnson and Smollett and Pope - all those people we had to read in college English courses - to read them now is to have one of the infinite pleasures in life.

    Author: David McCullough

I'd forgotten I'd done the anime called Spirited Away, the English version of a Japanese film.

    Author: David Ogden Stiers

I studied voice for three months to get rid of my English accent. I changed my hair to blonde. I knew I could be sexy if I had to.

    Author: Deborah Kerr

President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio address in both English and Spanish. Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying to figure out which one was which.

    Author: Dennis Miller

The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.

    Author: Derek Walcott

I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry.

    Author: Diane Wakoski

I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever, by using the many gifts of the English language to intrigue and hook a reader.

    Author: Dick Schaap

I was also in love with the English language.

    Author: Dick Schaap

Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball. There is a lot of people in the United States who say isn't, and they ain't eating.

    Author: Dizzy Dean

The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.

    Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.

    Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it's been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries.

    Author: Doug Coupland

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

    Author: Doug Larson

I - and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject as I do - have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation; it is a national trait of character, and I cannot help it.

    Author: Douglas Hyde

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.

    Author: E. B. White

The English countryside, its growth and its destruction, is a genuine and tragic theme.

    Author: E. M. Forster

The English are crooked as a nation and honest as individuals. The contrary is true of the French, who are honest as a nation and crooked as individuals.

    Author: Edmond de Goncourt

Others may use the ocean as their road; Only the English make it their abode.

    Author: Edmund Waller

The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.

    Author: Edward Bond

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An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.

    Author: A. J. Liebling

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

    Author: A. P. Herbert

The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.

    Author: A. P. Herbert

An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him.

    Author: Alan Jay Lerner

I married a young Englishman in Cambridge in 1955 and have lived in Britain every since.

    Author: Anne Stevenson

An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.

    Author: Austin O'Malley

The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern.

    Author: Benjamin Disraeli

My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad.

    Author: Bill Forsyth

Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.

    Author: Cecil Rhodes

In this case it appealed to me partly because it felt close to me in some ways. This is about a confused, bewildered middle class Englishman adrift in smalltown America and that has definitely been me.

    Author: Colin Firth

An Englishman will fairly drink as much As will maintain two families of Dutch.

    Author: Daniel Defoe

The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention.

    Author: Edith Sitwell

We were very kindly received by the English merchants to whom my companion had letters, and we set ourselves to learn what was the real state of things in Mexico.

    Author: Edward Burnett Tylor

English music is white - it evades everything.

    Author: Edward Elgar

My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.

    Author: Edward Gibbon

Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up in the life of a young professor of English. Beginning in 1968, I started to think, write, and travel as someone who felt himself to be directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics.

    Author: Edward Said

English, once accepted as an international language, is no more secure than French has proved to be as the one and only accepted language of diplomacy or as Latin has proved to be as the international language of science.

    Author: Edward Sapir

One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb.

    Author: Edward Sapir

These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages.

    Author: Edward Sapir

Being English, I always laugh at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms.

    Author: Elizabeth Hurley

And I agreed with that, and I couldn't wait to change my name anyway, because I'm not too fond of the name of Reginald. It's a very kind of '50s English name.

    Author: Elton John

Realistically, English is a universal language; it's the number one language for music and for communicating with the rest of the world.

    Author: Enrique Iglesias

My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English.

    Author: Eric Allin Cornell

English should be our official language. Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.

    Author: Ernest Istook

Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language, English, which is the language of success in America.

    Author: Ernest Istook

My father was the son of immigrants, and he grew up bilingual, but English is what my father taught me and what he spoke to me. America's strength is not our diversity; it is our ability to unite around common principles even when we come from different backgrounds.

    Author: Ernest Istook

Printing ballots in multiple languages costs millions of dollars every year. It also discourages immigrants from integrating into American society and gaining the benefits that come from speaking English.

    Author: Ernest Istook

To become an American citizen, we require people to read, write and speak in English. That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot, truly to become Americans. We mock that when the cherished right to vote does not involve English any more.

    Author: Ernest Istook

Actually John, Paul Rutherford, and Trevor Watts, and several other rather well known English jazz musicians had got their training by joining the Air Force, which was a pretty standard way for people to get some kind of musical education in those days.

    Author: Evan Parker

You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England, of course.

    Author: Evelyn Waugh

There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others, and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately produce the general population of America.

    Author: Ezra Stiles

Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm of English prose seem to me matters where both writers and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.

    Author: F. L. Lucas

Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn't answer the phone.

    Author: F. Murray Abraham

To be honest I live among the English and have always found them to be very honest in their business dealings. They are noble, hard-working and anxious to do the right thing. But joy eludes them, they lack the joy that the Irish have.

    Author: Fiona Shaw

I have lived and slept in the same bed with English countesses and Prussian farm women... no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.

    Author: Florence Nightingale

My Roman girlfriend translates bits from Italian into English. It is sublime.

    Author: Francesca da Rimini

I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue.

    Author: Francis Ford Coppola

I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing. I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year was one of the best moments Stanford, at least, intellectually, had to offer.

    Author: Fred Savage

My old English buddy, John Rackham, wrote and told me what made science fiction different from all other kinds of literature - science fiction is written according to the science fiction method.

    Author: Frederik Pohl

It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand.

    Author: Fredrik Bajer

The funniest line in English is "Get it?" When you say that, everyone chortles.

    Author: Garrison Keillor

We lived on a farm in the English countryside, where we wrote a lot of our music. You really were treated like an artist during those days-not like product, which is now the mode.

    Author: Gary Wright

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.

    Author: George Bernard Shaw

Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.

    Author: George Bernard Shaw

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?

    Author: George Bernard Shaw

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

    Author: George Carlin

An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.

    Author: George Chapman

I must confess, my Spanish is not so good - except I read a little, so I started with the English but then determined that it would have to be in Spanish.

    Author: George Crumb

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.

    Author: George Galloway

An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.

    Author: George Mikes

Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game.

    Author: George Mikes

The world still consists of two clearly divided groups: the English and the foreigners. One group consists of less than 50 million people; the other of 3,950 million. The latter group does not really count.

    Author: George Mikes

But at the time when he wrote, Englishmen, with the rarest exceptions, wrote only in French or Latin; and when they began to write in English, a man of genius, to interpret and improve on him, was not found for a long time.

    Author: George Saintsbury

It even has the same phraseology as the English orders of knighthood, companions and this sort of thing.

    Author: George Woodcock

My early wounds were the English school system among other things. It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in which boys got what was called the school spirit.

    Author: George Woodcock

By the by, if the English race had done nothing else, yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman, they would have done a great service to mankind.

    Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins

English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.

    Author: Germaine Greer

Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.

    Author: Germaine Greer

Being "contented" ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.

    Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Where words can be translated into equivalent words, the style of an original can be closely followed; but no translation which aims at being written in normal English can reproduce the style of Aristotle.

    Author: Gilbert Murray

The English press treated the world premiere of my first talking picture as a major event.

    Author: Gloria Swanson

I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war.

    Author: Golda Meir

The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.

    Author: Goldwin Smith

Who can doubt that between the English and the French, between the Scotch and the Irish, there are differences of character which have profoundly affected and still affect the course of history?

    Author: Goldwin Smith

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.

    Author: Gordie Howe

American professional athletes are bilingual; they speak English and profanity.

    Author: Gordie Howe

I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore. I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry. I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and immediately began composing in my head. I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano.

    Author: Gordon Getty

Sometimes I'll go by and there are a couple of swans, the next day it's a few ducks. I'd like to stop there every day for a year and capture how it changes, then put it all together to create an incredible image of a traditional English scene.

    Author: Graeme Le Saux

I think now, more than anytime I can remember, bands are sounding pretty similar whether they're English or American, from Manchester or London... or Leeds or Welsh or Irish.

    Author: Graham Coxon

There's a focus that hasn't been there for ages and ages and some American bands are sounding quite English like they did in the late 70s and early 80s.

    Author: Graham Coxon

The English scene got more media attention with their emphasis on fashion, with the safety pins and all. There were some really good bands over there. The Sex Pistols were great.

    Author: Greg Ginn

A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil. In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express the nature and essence of the Norwegian people, but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind.

    Author: Gustav Stresemann

I know all about you. You're the people waiting on the shoreline with the warm towels and the hot chocolate after the woman swims the English Channel.

    Author: Gwen Moore

Once, in London, the BBC asked me what was my favorite English book. I said Alice in Wonderland.

    Author: Gyorgy Ligeti

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.

    Author: H. L. Mencken

People say my music is English. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me.

    Author: Harrison Birtwistle

In 1628 came the first English attack on Canada.

    Author: Harry Johnston

From the early days of European migration to America, in the 17th Century, the prototype of buildings was based on English precedent, even if mostly translated into the locally available material in abundance: timber.

    Author: Harry Seidler

It took me a year to really learn the American lingo. I really feel for people who are coming here and don't speak English at all. It must be hell.

    Author: Helen Reddy

German and English firms operate internationally, while French firms do not. The only place where they all have work is in China. Anybody can sell himself in China!

    Author: Helmut Jahn

The time given to athletic contests and the injuries incurred on the playing field are part of the price which the English-speaking race has paid for being world conquerors.

    Author: Henry Cabot Lodge

An Englishman's never so natural as when he's holding his tongue.

    Author: Henry James

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

    Author: Henry James

We shall never be understood or respected by the English until we carry our individuality to extremes, and by asserting our independence, become of sufficient consequence in their eyes to merit a closer study than they have hitherto accorded us.

    Author: Henry Lawson

Who says Australia offers not a home for every poor Englishman, or any other countryman that finds his way to our shores? And what sort of thanks do we get for it?

    Author: Henry Lawson

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.

    Author: Henry Lawson

Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted as to destroy my life by English preaching, or any other preaching. St. Paul did much good by his preaching, but how much more by his writings.

    Author: Henry Martyn

Intended to serve as an introduction to both the linguistic and also the practical study of spoken English.

    Author: Henry Sweet

The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents.

    Author: Henry Walter Bates

The relation of repetitions for learning and for repeating English stanzas needs no amplification. These were learned by heart on the first day with less than half of the repetitions necessary for the shortest of the syllable series.

    Author: Hermann Ebbinghaus

My favorite subject probably was math. I love math. Figures just intrigue me. I was really good at math. English probably was my worst subject. But I used to write a lot of poetry. I used to write poetry all the time.

    Author: Herschel Walker

Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested.

    Author: Hervey Allen

Isaac Singer was born in Poland and doesn't write in English. Still, he's an American.

    Author: Irwin Shaw

Well, I am from India and I wanted to make films in English for the international market in India. So that was really the main thing, and then of course economically it was cheaper to make films in India.

    Author: Ismail Merchant

I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read.

    Author: Jack Prelutsky

In the past when I was in Hollywood, I was like a dog. I felt humiliated. My English was not good. People would even ask me 'Jackie Who?'.

    Author: Jackie Chan

If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.

    Author: Jackie Mason

Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the English language? That would be: Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside?

    Author: Jackson Browne

My least favorite phrase in the English language is "I don't care."

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Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.

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