Top Manchester Quotes

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1. "Manchester City have been in the doldrums for a while, they came up and went straight back down again."
Author: Alan Hansen
2. "I grew up in Manchester, and we were very poor. My father was a miner who joined the Navy during the war and developed a lung disease and had to have a lung removed."
Author: Bernard Hill
3. "The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt."
Author: Cristiano Ronaldo
4. "How Many CHRISTIANS Support Manchester United???"The Red Devils"I Think Its Time For Me To Stop Calling Myself A MAN-U Fan, I Claim To Be A CHRISTIAN And I Support The Team that Calls Itself THE RED DEVILS.REMEMBER WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS:Psalm 1:1-6Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,nor stands in the way of sinners,nor sits in the seat of scoffers;but his delight is in the law of the Lord,and on his law he meditates day and night.He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season,and its leaf does not wither.In all that he does, he prospers.The wicked are not so,but are like chaff that the wind drives away.Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;"
Author: Cyc Jouzy
5. "All I can do is assess the value from Manchester United perspective. Whatever Chelsea do, they may have a different criteria, and different financial assets."
Author: David Gill
6. "We had to support our player and genuinely felt, like Rio has said, that it was an honest mistake. It is important to know that Manchester United never said, and Rio Ferdinand never said, that a mistake hadn't been made."
Author: David Gill
7. "Evil is nothing more than that, which was once divine, and has fallen into shit." Ingrid Night, Manchester House."
Author: Donald Allen Kirch
8. "Manchester United is stronger than anybody in the world."
Author: Eric Cantona
9. "I always planned to retire when I was at the top and at Manchester United I have reached the pinnacle of my career."
Author: Eric Cantona
10. "If only people realized Corbusier is pure nineteenth century, Manchester school utilitarian, and that's why they like him."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
11. "I've seen teams spend £150 million and get nowhere near the Champions League. It has taken Manchester City a billion to get there. There are no guarantees."
Author: Gordon Strachan
12. "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
13. "I have family dotted everywhere - Dad's in California; I've got aunts in Scotland and Virginia; family in Kansas City; family in Manchester and London."
Author: Hayley Atwell
14. "In the vestibule of the Manchester Town Hall are placed two life-sized marble statues facing each other. One of these is that of John Dalton ... the other that of James Prescott Joule. ... Thus the honour is done to Manchester's two greatest sons—to Dalton, the founder of modern Chemistry and of the atomic theory, and the laws of chemical-combining proportions; to Joule, the founder of modern physics and the discoverer of the Law of Conservation of Energy.One gave to the world the final proof ... that in every kind of chemical change no loss of matter occurs; the other proved that in all the varied modes of physical change, no loss of energy takes place."
Author: Henry Enfield Roscoe
15. "The chairmen of the largest companies in the world can cancel an appointment or move a board meeting; a manager cannot change the date of a game. In the combined 42 years that Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have managed in English football, I can only remember one occasion when Sir Alex did not attend a Manchester United game."
Author: Howard Wilkinson
16. "In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture of their printing machines from London, to Manchester. There they found skilled and energetic workmen, ready to carry their plans into effect."
Author: James Nasmyth
17. "Woolf turned her back on a number of tokens of her rising eminence in the 1930s, including an offer of the Companion of Honour award, an invitation from Cambridge University to give the Clark lectures, and honorary doctorate degrees from Manchester University and Liverpool University.‘It is an utterly corrupt society,' she wrote in her diary, ‘. . . & I will take nothing that it can give me"
Author: Jane Goldman
18. "John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war."
Author: John Dalton
19. "I belonged to Stratford Children's Theater when I was a boy growing up in Manchester. Even then, I was always doing character parts."
Author: John Mahoney
20. "I used to be mouthy. It was all to do with being a northerner and from Manchester, which was suddenly a big deal when I was in my 20s. When I read some of the interviews I did back then, I cringe."
Author: John Simm
21. "I spent most of my youth in Manchester, in clubs and football grounds and the Manchester Apollo."
Author: John Simm
22. "I love Manchester. I always have, ever since I was a kid, and I go back as much as I can. Manchester's my spiritual home. I've been in London for 22 years now but Manchester's the only other place, I think, in the country that I could live."
Author: John Simm
23. "Now let me say that Matt Busby was a great manager and Manchester United wouldn't be where they are without him. He was a god at the club, but he wasn't a god to me. Football is like that sometimes."
Author: Johnny Giles
24. "I've missed London so much for its fashion. No disrespect to the girls in Manchester, but some really do look like clones - there's a lot of hair extensions and fake tans. You're free to experiment down here."
Author: Kaya Scodelario
25. "Romney spent the next twenty-four hours with McCain, traipsing with him from Manchester to Peterborough to Salem, agog at his inability to complete three sentences without dropping an f-bomb. (Romney employed prim substitutes for profanities: "blooming" for "fucking," "grunt" for "shit.")"
Author: Mark Halperin
26. "His sadness was almost palpable, like moisture in the air before it rains. Although this was Manchester, it was probably about to rain anyway."
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
27. "We may not be in Manchester but we will always be united"
Author: Morris Gleitzman
28. "We live in forgotten Victorian knife-plunging Manchester, where everything lies wherever it was left over one hundred years ago. The safe streets are dimly lit, the others not lit at all, but both represent a danger that you're asking for should you find yourself out there once curtains have closed for tea."
Author: Morrissey
29. "I grew up outside of Boston in a town called Manchester by the Sea, and we spent our summers in Nantucket."
Author: Nat Faxon
30. "An official statement from Liverpool raised the spectre of a future where ‘a club's rival can bring about a significant ban for a top player without anything beyond an accusation'. But on hearing this, many Manchester United fans would have been asking for a definition of the word ‘rival'."
Author: Nick Hornby
31. "Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli sets his own house on fire, apparently after letting off fireworks in his bathroom. Two days later City beat United 6–1, and after scoring the first goal Balotelli revealed a T-shirt bearing the question ‘Why always me?' This was presumably intended to be rhetorical, but Cheshire Fire and Rescue service, who were at Balotelli's house until 2.45 a.m., could presumably have provided an answer."
Author: Nick Hornby
32. "[To] mechanical progress there is apparently no end: for as in the past so in the future, each step in any direction will remove limits and bring in past barriers which have till then blocked the way in other directions; and so what for the time may appear to be a visible or practical limit will turn out to be but a bend in the road.(Opening address to the Mechanical Science Section, Meeting of the British Association, Manchester.)"
Author: Osborne Reynolds
33. "Another memorable performance of ‘Black Sabbath' was in a town hall near Manchester. The manager was there to greet us in a suit and tie when we climbed out of the van. You should have seen the look on his face when he saw us.‘Is that what you're going to wear on stage?' he asked me, staring at my bare feet and pyjama top.‘Oh no,' I said, in this fake-shocked voice. ‘I always perform in gold spandex. Have you ever seen an Elvis gig? Well, I look a bit like him – but of course my tits are much smaller.'"
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
34. "It's a shame the Manchester United situation turned sour."
Author: Paul Ince
35. "Sarcasm is a Manchester trait."
Author: Peter Hook
36. "We had been getting some bad results, now it is up to us to make up the ground and catch Manchester United."
Author: Robbie Fowler
37. "I'm not at Manchester United to keep everyone happy."
Author: Roy Keane
38. "The country life near Manchester I really love."
Author: Ruud Van Nistelrooy
39. "I think we have really integrated well around Manchester. This is the place where we feel at home. We like it here, we love the English way of life and we prefer it much, much more than the south of Europe."
Author: Ruud Van Nistelrooy
40. "And when our kids grow up and ask about the story of Mummy and Daddy – how we met and how the Might Storm came to be – I'll sit them down and tell them the story of how, once upon a long time ago, in Manchester, a girl moved next door to a boy."
Author: Samantha Towle
41. "I'm from Manchester, Mass., so it was lobster, lobster and more lobster! Also, lots of fish that we caught in the summers, clam chowder and roast beef sandwiches. But my mom was pretty healthy; we had a lot of chicken and broccoli and rice as well."
Author: Sprague Grayden
42. "I grew up in a wood cabin on Puget Sound in Manchester, Wash. My family taught me to appreciate the arts and the outdoors, and I still yearn for the absolute silence I experienced there when I was young."
Author: Steven Holl
43. "I would like to apologize to the relatives of the fan who gave me 29 books to sign in Odyssey 7, Manchester. I'm a little twitchy towards the end of a day of signing and did not mean to kill and eat him."
Author: Terry Pratchett
44. "Pong had mutated into large stand-up Sega consoles by '82 and here was some extra revenue the guys were well up for. So the space on the left of the entrance was to be the games room. Until two weeks to opening."Where's the cloakroom?""The what?""The cloakroom, the fucking cloakroom.""What's your problem?""We don't have a cloakroom. We have special polished South African granite bar tops that we haven't told Erasmus about 'cause he has a thing about apartheid, we have a balcony balustrade made of shaped QE-fucking-2 mahogany, but we seem to have built an entire club without a cloakroom.""Fuck."Hence you did not pass the games room but the cloakroom, the only cloakroom in the Manchester with forty-two power points. if you ever wanted to do a bit of ironing, these people were there for you."
Author: Tony Wilson
45. "Washington, D.C., has a much greater risk than Manchester, N.H. They both need some level of funding, but they ought not to be done per capita. Congress is to blame for some of this."
Author: Warren Rudman
46. "He was a thundering paradox of a man, noble and ignoble, inspiring and outrageous, arrogant and shy, the best of me and the worst of men, the most protean, most ridiculous, and most sublime. No more baffling, exasperating soldier ever wore a uniform. Flamboyant, imperious, and apocalyptic, he carried the plumage of a flamingo, could not acknowledge errors, and tried to cover up his mistakes with sly, childish tricks. Yet he was also endowed with great personal charm, a will of iron, and a soaring intellect. Unquestionably he was the most gifted man-at arms- this nation has produced. -William Manchester on Douglas MacArthur"
Author: William R. Manchester

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Faith, again, is doubless selected because it gives all the glory to God. It is of faith that it might be of grace, and it is of grace that there might be no boasting, for God cannot endure pride. "The proud he knoweth afar off". Psalm 138:6"
Author: Charles H. Spurgeon

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