170+ Famous Englishman Quotes Of All The Time

Englishman Quotes From The Alchemist


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

– Cecil Rhodes


“If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms never never never!”

William Pitt


“You can always tell a man’s nationality by introducing him to a beautiful girl. An Englishman shakes her hand; a Frenchman kisses her hand; an American asks her for a date; and a Russian wires Moscow for instructions.”

– Anna Karina


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

– A. J. Liebling


“The average Hollywood film star’s ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.”

– Katharine Hepburn


“New York cops are very specific in terms of the way they talk and the way they handle themselves. All these cliches that, as an Englishman, I thought were from a bygone era or were a bit of poetic license with cop shows – the more you hang out with them, the more you realize how real that jargon is.”

– Theo James


“The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being, the American wants to be considered a good guy.”

– Louis Kronenberger


“Some time ago, the United States was an English colony. If an Englishman were asked if the United States would be independent, he would have said no, that it would always be an English colony.”

– Fidel Castro


“You know what the Englishman’s idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.”

– William Butler Yeats


Famous Englishman Quotes


“For a brief moment, Ian Fleming made being an Englishman seem sexy, even to the French. He should have been awarded a knighthood, even possibly the Garter.”

– Michael Korda


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

– Daniel Defoe


“I remember when I first came to America, nobody had a clue what a black Englishman was. I was either South African or Australian to them.”

– Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje


“I think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that’s ever lived. He lived in the 18th century; as you all know, he was an Englishman who was involved in the writing of American Declaration of Independence, the American Constitution, the French Constitution, wrote the great book called ‘The Rights of Man’ – commercial over.”

– Richard Attenborough


“Who is my biggest inspiration? Wow… I really, without wanting to sound ‘aw gee shucks,’ I’d have to say my wife who taught a rather uptight Englishman what there is to be got out of life. Susan is my greatest inspiration. She has more integrity than anyone I know, and integrity is more important than anything for a happy and successful life.”

– Charles Shaughnessy


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

– A. P. Herbert


“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.”

– Hervey Allen


“The average Englishman has no idea of the dynamism in the music scene here.”

– Kabir Bedi


Quotes Like An Englishman


“We have a shotgun we inherited from my father-in-law, a paranoid Englishman living in Texas. I have a .22 Marlin rifle, similar to the one Annie Oakley had, and my husband has a .357 Magnum pistol. All those are locked up tight, of course. We have a couple of pellet guns that get more use than the real guns.”

– Bonnie Jo Campbell


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

– George Mikes


“Life isn’t all beer and skittles, but beer and skittles, or something better of the same sort, must form a good part of every Englishman’s education.”

– Thomas Hughes


“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.”

– Alexis de Tocqueville


“Every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is.”

– Ogden Nash


“An Englishman’s way of speaking absolutely classifies him.”

– Alan Jay Lerner


“There were two sides to David Lean: on the one side, he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman. And then he had this kind of romantic side to him. I think being true to both sides of your nature is important.”

– John Boorman


“It’s very hard to reflect properly when you’re still playing but the hundreds one – when I got my 23rd in Kolkata – felt the most special because it broke a benchmark that had stood for a very long time. It felt good to do something no Englishman has done before.”

– Alastair Cook


“The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman.”

– Junius


Englishman Quotes The Alchemist


“As an Englishman, permit me now to say with what pleasure I learnt of the election of Professor Planck and Professor Stark to the Nobel Prizes for the years 1918 and 1919.”

– Charles Glover Barkla


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

– George Bernard Shaw


“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 small town America and that has definitely been me.”

– Colin Firth


“Whenever I play Shakespeare, I keep thinking, ‘how did this Englishman know so much about me?'” –

John Kani


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

– Germaine Greer


“Listeners will wonder what an Englishman is doing on the German radio tonight. You can imagine that before taking this step I hoped that someone better qualified than me would come forward.”

– John Amery


“That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization.”

– John Amery


“Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.”

– Roland Joffe


“I love the sad songs with their maudlin, self-deprecating, almost funny lyrics. As an Englishman, they make a lot of sense.”

– Teddy Thompson


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“When you arrive in L.A. as an Englishman, you might as well be on the moon. People just don’t understand you if you speak too fast, and most people there think you’re Australian. Ordering was incredibly complicated. I was speechless.”

– Ben Chaplin


“My father and mother emigrated to Canada in 1958, but there’s nobody more English than an Englishman who no longer lives in England, and our home was a shrine to all things English.”

– Mike Myers


“I’m an Englishman who did a film on Mogadishu, ‘Black Hawk Down.'”

– Ridley Scott


“An Englishman bears with patience any ridicule which foreigners cast upon him. John Bull never laughs so loudly as when he laughs at himself; but the Americans are nationally sensitive and cannot endure that good-humoured raillery which jests at their weaknesses and foibles.”

– Isabella Bird


“Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.”

– Robert Falcon Scott


“I am not an Englishman, I was never an Englishman, and I don’t ever want to be one. I am a Scotsman! I was a Scotsman and I will always be one.”

– Sean Connery


“I sound like an Englishman impersonating an American impersonating an Englishman.”

– Billie Joe Armstrong


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Jackie Mason


“The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.”

– A. P. Herbert


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

– Evelyn Waugh


Random Quotes Like An Englishman


“I am a proud Englishman and proud every time I pull on the England shirt.”

– Dominic Calvert-Lewin


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

– George Chapman


“It is an Englishman who turns out to be the real villain of ‘The Moonstone.’ By contrast, the three Indian priests who dedicate their lives to returning the jewel to its proper home in the temple, though they have nothing personal to gain by doing so, are positively heroic.”

– Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


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

– George Bernard Shaw


“It’s a funny thing when you finally have an excuse to get all of your favorite people from all corners of the globe together in one room for my wedding. Other than saying ‘I do’ to my hunky Englishman, that is the thing I am most excited about!”

– Brooke Baldwin


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

– Anne Stevenson


“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?”

– Henry Lawson


“An Englishman’s never so natural as when he’s holding his tongue.”

– Henry James


“Within 18 months of my parents’ marriage in 1900, my mother fell in love with an Englishman who would have described himself as a gentleman but who was, in fact, nothing more than a devious adventurer.”

– Paul Mellon


“The best-dressed man is an Italian who is trying to look English, or an Englishman who is trying to look Italian.”

– Diane von Furstenberg


The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill Quotes


“Charles Darwin sailed around the world for two years on the ‘Beagle,’ and he had quite a bit of interest in things like the iguanas of the Galapagos, even though they were primitive compared to your average Englishman.”

– Seth Shostak


“I remember when I saw ‘X-Men’ the first time, I was living in England as an exchange student, and my first boyfriend, who’s an Englishman, made me watch the movie… He was very jealous that I liked Hugh Jackman so much.”

– Tao Okamoto


“A true Englishman doesn’t joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.”

– Jules Verne


“I can be described as many things, but no description of me is complete without saying ‘Englishman.’ My parents were from Liverpool and emigrated to Canada before I was born.”

– Mike Myers


“When an Englishman has professed his belief in the supremacy of Shakespeare amongst all poets, he feels himself excused from the general study of literature. He also feels himself excused from the particular study of Shakespeare.”

– Aubrey Beardsley


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

– A.J. Liebling


“Because I am an Englishman I spent most of my life in a state of embarrassment.”

– Colin Firth


“A seashell should be the crest of England, not only because it represents a power built on the waves, but also the hard finish of the men. The Englishman is finished like a cowry or a murex.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“He was born an Englishman and remained one for years.”

– Brendan Behan


“An Englishman never takes his collar off when he is writing. How can you expect him to show you his soul?”

– William McFee


“The Frenchman invented the ruffle; the Englishman added the shirt.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Interesting Englishman Quotes


“I think it impossible, utterly impossible, for any Englishman to live here [in America], and be happy.”

– Charles Dickens


“Silence can be defined as conversation with an Englishman”

– Heinrich Heine


“It is good to be on your guard against an Englishman who speaks French perfectly; he is very likely to be a card-sharper or an attached in the diplomatic service.”

– W. Somerset Maugham


“An Englishman once said that he found it easier to be a member of a club than of the human race because the bylaws were shorter, and he knew all the members personally. That sounds about right.”

– Nelson DeMille


“Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.”

– Roland Joffe


“It is a thing which every sensible American should learn from every sensible Englishman, that glare and glitter, gimcracks and gewgaws, are not indispensable to domestic solacement.”

– Herman Melville


“The reason why Englishmen are the best husbands in the world is because they want to be faithful. A Frenchman or an Italian will wake up in the morning and wonder what girl he will meet. An Englishman wakes up and wonders what the cricket score is.”

– Barbara Cartland


“Some Englishman once said marriage is a long dull meak with pudding served first”

– Julian Barnes


“When you arrive in L.A. as an Englishman, you might as well be on the moon. People just don’t understand you if you speak too fast, and most people there think you’re Australian. Ordering was incredibly complicated. I was speechless.”

– Ben Chaplin


“There is no second country for an Englishman, except a ship and the sea.”

– Madame De Stael


Famous Englishman Quotes


“I question whether any Turk, of all that have entered the Paradise of Opium-eaters, can have had half the pleasure I had. But, indeed, I hounour the barbarians too much by supposing them capable of any pleasures approaching to the intellectual ones of an Englishman.”

– Thomas De Quincey


“Athos was delighted to find he was going to fight an Englishman. We might say that was his dream.”

– Alexandre Dumas


“By the way, whenever an Englishman would cry ‘All right!’ an American cries ‘Go ahead!’ which is somewhat expressive of the national character of the two countries.”

– Charles Dickens


“I remember when I saw ‘X-Men’ the first time, I was living in England as an exchange student, and my first boyfriend, who’s an Englishman, made me watch the movie … He was very jealous that I liked Hugh Jackman so much.”

– Tao Okamoto


“The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.”

– A.P. Herbert


“In Soviet thinking the concept of economy of force has little place. Whereas to an Englishman the taking of a sledgehammer to crack a nut is a wrong decision and a sign of mental immaturity … in Russian eyes the cracking of nuts is clearly what sledgehammers are for.”

– Max Hastings


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

– Germaine Greer


“Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to speak French.”

– P.G. Wodehouse


“My father and mother emigrated to Canada in 1958, but there’s nobody more English than an Englishman who no longer lives in England, and our home was a shrine to all things English.”

– Mike Myers


Short Englishman Quotes


“We have experienced the truth of this prophecy, for England has become the habitation of outsiders and the dominion of foreigners. Today, no Englishman is earl, bishop, or abbott, and newcomers gnaw away at the riches and very innards of England; nor is there any hope for an end of this misery.”

– William Of Malmesbury


“IT has been remarked that the peculiarly English habit of self-suppression in matters of the emotions puts the Englishman at a great disadvantage in moments of unusual stresses.”

– Ford Madox Ford


“I spent a little more than five months in Vienna. I danced. I went ice skating and skiing. For strenuous exercise, I argued with an Englishman.”

– J.D. Salinger


“Some Englishman once said that marriage is a long dull meal with the pudding served first.”

– Julian Barnes


“As the elephant is powerless to think in the terms of the ant, in spite of the best intentions in the world, even so is the Englishman powerless to think in the terms of, or legislate for, the Indian.”

– Mahatma Gandhi


“Buying and selling is good and necessary; it is very necessary, and may, possibly, be very good; but it cannot be the noblest work of man; and let us hope that it may not in our time be esteemed the noblest work of an Englishman.”

– Anthony Trollope


“I am not an Englishman, I was never an Englishman, and I don’t ever want to be one. I am a Scotsman! I was a Scotsman and I will always be one.”

– Sean Connery


“An Englishman is content to say nothing when he has nothing to say.”

– Samuel Johnson


“Man does not strive for happiness; only the Englishman does that.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche


“An Englishman fears contempt more than death.”

– Oliver Goldsmith


Englishman Quotes About The Alchemist


“The poor silly-clever Irishman takes off his hat to God’s Englishman.”

– George Bernard Shaw


“A blaspheming Frenchman is a spectacle more pleasing to the Lord than a praying Englishman.”

– Heinrich Heine


“An Englishman was reflecting on the different words that people use for fish. ‘Isn’t it strange,’ he said, ‘that the French say le poisson, the Spanish say el pescado, and the English call it fish – which is what it is.'”

– Alexander McCall Smith


“If I were an Englishman, I should esteem the man who advised a war with China to be the greatest living enemy of my country. You would be beaten in the end, and perhaps a revolution in India would follow.”

– Napoleon Bonaparte


“So the books for the Englishman, as he listened intently or not, had gaps of plot like sections of a road washed out by storms, missing incidents as if locusts had consumed a section of tapestry, as if plaster loosened by the bombing had fallen away from a mural at night.”

– Michael Ondaatje


“Not only England, but every Englishman is an island.”

– Novalis


“Some time ago, the United States was an English colony. If an Englishman were asked if the United States would be independent, he would have said no, that it would always be an English colony.”

– Fidel Castro


“I’m sure this Jesus will not do Either for Englishman or Jew.”

– William Blake


“He was stiff as a drum-major and selfish as an Englishman, but a fairly conscientious pupil and a fairly upright man.”

– Anonymous


“How hard it is to make an Englishman acknowledge that he is happy! Pendennis. Book ii. Chap. xxxi.”

William Makepeace Thackeray


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

– Evelyn Waugh


Few More Englishman Quotes


“He thought of the Englishman at the bar in the lobby again. That’s what had brought it all back – the Englishman remarking to the bartender that he’d just come from New Orleans, and that certainly was a haunted city.”

– Anne Rice


“You know what the Englishman’s idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.”

– William Butler Yeats


“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?”

– Henry Lawson


“An Englishman does not joke about such an important matter as a bet.”

– Jules Verne


“I grew up in a brick house. What’s wrong with bricks? An Englishman took me aside and said, “You have to understand, all the bricklayers in England are Irish, and the English hate the Irish.”

– Carl Andre


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

– George Bernard Shaw


“I am going to have a cup of tea, like any good Englishman.”

– Brian Jones


“Each religious sect has its own physiognomy. The Methodists have acquired a face; the Quakers, a face; the nuns, a face. An Englishman will pick out a dissenter by his manners.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


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