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“There is certainly a higher percentage of wit in British comedy than in American comedy.”
“- Major Ashley-Pitt: In our experience, Americans are uncouth misfits who should be run out of their own barbaric country.
- Matthew Quigley: Well, Lieutenant...
- Major Ashley-Pitt: Major.
- Matthew Quigley: Major. We already run the misfits outta our country. We sent them back to England.”
“I didn't travel 10,000 miles to spend my first morning in England talking to some wiseass chick from Weehawken, New Jersey.”
“Tea without milk is so uncivilized.”
“In England, there's no acknowledgement the invention of slavery came from Britain.”
“I am an American. I adore Britain and have a strong English half, but my roots are here in the U.S. - it is not a matter of choice; it is simply fact.”
“- Leonard Vole: But this is England, where I thought you never arrest, let alone convict, people for crimes they have not committed.
- Sir Wilfrid: We try not to make a habit of it.”
“An Englishman never jokes about a wager, sir.”
“Trouble with England, it's all pomp and no circumstance. You're very wise to get out of it, escape, while you can.”
“- Gertrude Bell: England needs to get out of its colonies sooner rather than later.
- Col. T.E. Lawrence: I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.”
“- Sherlock Holmes: Madame must not be too hasty. She must remember that I am an Englishman.
- Nikolai Rogozhin: So?
- Sherlock Holmes: You know what they say about us: if there's one thing more deplorable than our cooking, it's our lovemaking. We are not the most romantic of people.
- Nikolai Rogozhin: Perfect! We don't want sentimental idiots,...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Log Cabin Girl: But James, I need you!
- James Bond: So does England!”
“- Guildenstern: I don't believe in it anyway.
- Rosencrantz: What?
- Guildenstern: England.
- Rosencrantz: Just a conspiracy of cartographers, then?”
“- Cohessy: Sir, what use is Euclid when the Germans are bombing everything in sight?
- Teacher: What use is Euclid? Without Euclid, the Messerschmitt could never have taken to the sky and dart from cloud to cloud and bomb the bejesus - out of the English, who deserve it after what they did to the Irish for 800 years. Euclid is grace and beauty...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Willingham: That's wonderful, Duncan. Who is he?
- Phipps: His name is Jones. Ralph Jones.
- Willingham: Is he everything we've hoped for?
- Phipps: He has his strengths and his weaknesses. You see, he's American.”
“- Bertie: They didn't want me as their king.
- FDR: I didn't know they voted for that in England.”
You know, my momma... she always told me, 'Us Southerners get our good manners from the British.' So I was thinkin', "Ain't that a pity? Y'all ain't keepin' none for yourself". Y'all ain't ever heard of knockin' before you enter?
“All this fuss over what? Is it a hill, is it a mountain? Perhaps it wouldn't matter anywhere else, but this is Wales. The Egyptians built pyramids, the Greeks built temples, but we did none of that, because we had mountains. Yes, the Welsh were created by mountains: where the mountain starts, there starts Wales. If this isn't a mountain, well,...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I can't stand to hear that man talk! Half the time I don't even know what he's saying. 'This is not the end; it is possibly the beginning of the end, and it is certainly the end of the beginning': do you know what that means? If you ask me, the British should spend more time bombing Germany and less time drinking tea!”