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1. "German readers are much like Brits or Americans: They read for the thrill of it, the occasional shudder down the spine, knowing it's not real - but looking over their shoulders anyway, just in case."
Author: Brian Lumley
2. "(Americans think we Brits drink tea because we're polite and genteel or something, whereas we really drink it because it's a stimulant and it's hot enough to sterilize cholera bacteria.)"
Author: Charles Stross
3. "The Germans and Austrians are very polite, the Swiss are very reserved and the Spanish usually kiss me. The Brits write me letters."
Author: Donna Leon
4. "Press conference [on the movie Carrington] yielded the usual crop of daftness. I've been asked if I related personally to Carrington's tortured relationship with sex and replied that no, not really, I'd had a very pleasant time since I was fifteen. This elicited very disapproving copy from the Brits ... No wonder people think we don't have sex in England."
Author: Emma Thompson
5. "As I railed on and on, I became increasingly energied and excited by my own misery and misanthropy until I reached a kind of orgasm of negativity.'... The Brits don't merely enjoy misery, they get off on it."
Author: Eric Weiner
6. "I think American guys tend to be a bit more forward, a bit more chatty and open than the Brits. The Brits seem to have a darker sense of humor, though I have met some Americans who have adopted bits of the British dry sense of humor as well."
Author: Hayley Atwell
7. "I think Brits probably feel that Americans are more like us than vice-versa, if that makes sense. Because we get everything American over here in Britain, but yet there are things which are staunchly English that you guys don't have."
Author: Hayley Atwell
8. "Oh, you're American,' said Mrs. Khan, holding out her hand. 'What a charming costume.''The Bengal Lancers were apparently a famous Anglo-Indian regiment,' said the young man. He pulled at his thighs to display the full ballooning of the white jodhpurs. 'Though how the Brits conquered the empire wearing clown pants is beyond me.''From the nation that conquered the West wearing leather chaps and hats made of dead squirrel,' said the Major."
Author: Helen Simonson
9. "Henry Denton: You Brits really don't have a sense of humor do you?Elsie: We do if something's funny, sir."
Author: Julian Fellowes
10. "I just feel like Brits are honest - period. And that's what I like."
Author: Kelly Rowland
11. "Yer a good lad, Atticus, mowin' me lawn and killin' what Brits come around."
Author: Kevin Hearne
12. "Americans love our shoes and us Brits love that we can always pick up a bargain when in the US."
Author: Lisa Snowdon
13. "But I don't want anybody to say have the right to say well if you bloody Brits don't like it go home. And they have the right to say that if you haven't become a citizen."
Author: Lynn Redgrave
14. "Look, in Britspeak, I 'fancy' her."
Author: Molly Ringle
15. "I beg your pardon?" Robson says.One thing Waterhouse likes about these Brits is that when they don't know what the hell you're talking about, they are at least open to the possibility that it might be their fault."
Author: Neal Stephenson
16. "Just remember, what the French say. No, probably not the French, they've got a president or something. The Brits, maybe, or the Swedes. You know what I mean?""No, Matthew. What do they say?""The king is dead, that's what they say. The king is dead. Long live the king."
Author: Neil Gaiman
17. "By the 1980s, practically no one under 60 in the real civilian world wore hats for anything except weddings, funerals or Ascot. Hats had been in competition with hair, and hair had won. Thirty years before that, Brits of all classes and ages wore hats all the time."
Author: Peter York
18. "I was lucky that one of my first movies, 'One Million Years B.C.' was made in Europe by a British company. The Brits, and a lot of the rest of Europe, seemed to really love exotic women. The fact that I was American and exotic just made me more appealing to them."
Author: Raquel Welch
19. "I think dysfunctional people are being funneled into very corporate behaviour. Look at the Brits... no one's fighting, and it's boring."
Author: Robbie Williams
20. "I've spent a lot of time in L.A. and I love it. A lot of Brits can't stand the place, but I like the West Coast attitude and the way people celebrate success."
Author: Sophia Myles
21. "Brits have a better sense of humor in most ways. It's darker, more cutting."
Author: Stephan Pastis

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