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1. "I grew up in the countryside and always used to wear my parents' Barbour jackets. It is a fantastic British heritage brand."
Author: Alice Temperley
2. "Britain, today, educates 4.8 million primary school children in Britain. And we educate five million primary school children around the developing world, at a cost of 2.5 per cent of what we spend on British children."
Author: Andrew Mitchell
3. "I love British humor. It's just so - surreal."
Author: Beck
4. "More recently, during a debate in the House of Lords in 1978 one of the members said: "If there is a more hideous language on the face of the earth than the American form of English, I should like to know what it is." (We should perhaps bear in mind that the House of Lords is a largely powerless, nonelective institution. It is an arresting fact of British political life that a Briton can enjoy a national platform and exalted status because he is the residue of an illicit coupling 300 years before between a monarch and an orange seller.)"
Author: Bill Bryson
5. "It is unthinkable to have a British countryside that doesn't have actual functioning farmers riding tractors, cows in fields, things like that."
Author: Bill Bryson
6. "When statistics come in saying that only 29 percent of American women would describe themselves as feminist - and only 42 percent of British women - I used to think, What do you think feminism IS, ladies? What part of 'liberation for women' is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? 'Vogue' by Madonna? Jeans? Did all that good shit GET ON YOUR NERVES? Or were you just DRUNK AT THE TIME OF SURVEY?"
Author: Caitlin Moran
7. "Men never fail to dwell on maternity as a disqualification for the possession of many civil and political rights. Suggest the idea of women having a voice in making laws and administering the Government in the halls of legislation, in Congress, or the British Parliament, and men will declaim at once on the disabilities of maternity in a sneering contemptuous way, as if the office of motherhood was undignified and did not comport with the highest public offices in church and state. It is vain that we point them to Queen Victoria, who has carefully reared a large family, while considering and signing..."
Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
8. "For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms."
Author: Gerry Adams
9. "I mean, I think in the early days we were pretty... pretty British in our entertainment leads."
Author: Graeme Murphy
10. "However British you may be, I am more British still."
Author: Henry James
11. "I'm so patriotic, I think every British kid should have a chance to grow up to be our head of state."
Author: Johann Hari
12. "The basic policy of the British Government was that since the majority of people in Northern Ireland wished to remain in the United Kingdom, that was that. We asked what would happen if the majority wanted something else, if the majority wanted to see Irish unity."
Author: John Hume
13. "I don't think the Bonzo Dog could have evolved in America, nor could the old Nice: because of their musical discipline. This is one thing that British groups do have, a sort of discipline. Sometimes it can get a bit soulless, but on the whole I think it's preferable to the American alternative."
Author: Jon Lord
14. "People in the countryside carry a sense of dignity. They wear it, don't they? Like a badge? I'm being genuine."
Author: Khaled Hosseini
15. "I am a caricature of what British science is about in the way I work."
Author: Martin Fleischmann
16. "Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity."
Author: Mike Leigh
17. "There would never have been a British Ballet without Diaghilev. He had a wonderful influence."
Author: Ninette De Valois
18. "[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
19. "The practical common-sense of modern society, the utilitarian direction which labor, laws, opinion, religion, take, is the natural genius of the British mind."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
20. "Yeah. Floyd is his batman."His what?"Batman, like in the British army, each officer had a batman, a personal servant."You spend too much time reading, Spenser. You know more stuff that don't make you money than anybody I know."
Author: Robert B. Parker
21. "When the weather's good, there's no better place to be than the British countryside."
Author: Ross Kemp
22. "All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!"
Author: Sade Adu
23. "The monarchy is foremost a business, and it's important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless 'royal' family. I find it very sad."
Author: Steven Patrick Morrissey
24. "From time to time Eva would venture on deck to gaze at the grey sky,the grey turbulent water and the grey ships with their belching smoke stacks butting and smashing onward through the waves and jagged swells - disappearing in explosions of wintry spume from time to time - gamely making for the British Isles"
Author: William Boyd
25. "The British nation is unique in this respect: they are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst."
Author: Winston Churchill

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