We have collected the best English People Quotes by famous authors including Nina Conti, Jamie Campbell Bower, Carl Sandburg, Claire Tomalin, Klaus Fuchs and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I feel Scottish when with English people, and when I’m with Scottish people, I realise I’m English.
Particularly for English people, Shakespeare is always at the forefront of both drama and the English language. He’s always been there. I can’t remember starting school and not learning about him.
Jamie Campbell Bower
I can remember only a few of the strange and curious words now dead but living and spoken by the English people a thousand years ago.
Dickens belongs to the English people.
Before I joined the project most of the English people with whom I had made personal contacts were left wing and affected to some degree or other by the same kind of philosophy.
When I tweet in English, Spanish people get mad at me. When I tweet in Spanish, English people get mad at me. You never can be 100 percent for everybody, you know. I try to do both, at the same time; but it’s hard.
I’m lucky to have my uncle there as he has been able to guide me through it a bit so I was not going into the unknown. He told me Scottish football is of a higher standard than a lot of English people expect.
I’ve played a lot of very posh, sort of noble or aristocratic English people, which is nothing like what I am, so I feel that there is quite a lot distance there and have played a little bit far away from myself.
One of the strengths of the U.K. is its ability to attract very highly talented people from all over the places, but also their ability to send English people outside. So they’re very brain circulation-oriented, and I do hope, even with Brexit, they will keep this asset they have.
It is everyone’s story. We are ashamed of our native language, be it Punjabi or Urdu. If you make mistakes while speaking your native languages, no one will say anything. But if you say one word incorrect in English, people will treat it like a crime.
I grew up in the Middle East. My folks have a very thick, kind of Oklahoma accent; that’s where I was born. But we moved to the Middle East right after I was born, so I guess we were surrounded by English people and French people.
Americans like to think ‘Python’ is how English people really are. There is an element of truth to that.
I think you could ask 10 English people the same question about class and get a very different answer.
J. K. Rowling
It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue – but I would argue it nevertheless – that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music – both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing – is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another.
A. N. Wilson
It’s not easy for a foreigner to come to England and win the respect of your team-mates, of the fans, and of the English people.
When you put something on Instagram, the English people are always so positive. As a player, you need that.
Rafael van der Vaart
The only people who should play for England are English people.
Why on earth do we want closer connection with England? We have little in common with English people except our language. We are fast becoming an entirely different people.
I’m reasonably easygoing. Messing up my lines or making a fool of myself is where you find my fears. Like a lot of English people, I’m prey to embarrassment – the dread that everyone’s sort of sniggering at you, that you’re going to look like an idiot. I think that sort of halts us all.
All English people have a fascination with Jack the Ripper. I don’t know why, because it’s so dreadful, but such a strange, endearing part of our culture. Morbid fascination sums it up.
It’s funny because if you ever ask anyone in England to try and do a Beatles accent, no one knows what they really sound like. If you ask anyone in America, they would try and give it a go. English people just know their songs.
English people are so trapped in this class paradigm.
Lots of English people say exactly the opposite of what they mean.
I can wear a baseball cap; I am entitled to wear a baseball cap. I am genetically pre-disposed to wear a baseball cap, whereas most English people look wrong in a baseball cap.
English people have a great sense of humour.
I don’t think anything’s cruel – if you’re so sensitive these days that you see cruelty everywhere, unfortunately every time a comedian comes on television, you’re going to accuse him of cruelty, because that’s the kind of humour that the English people enjoy.
Since coming to Harwell I have met English people of all kinds, and I have come to see in many of them a deep rooted firmness which enables them to lead a decent way of life.
English people have seen me get through scandals.
The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I’m not denying they exist. But it’s a far more philistine country than people think.
We’re in a long line of English people pretending to be Americans and not being as good as Americans.
My fitness trainer’s English, my physio’s English, some of my friends are English. I don’t have a problem with English people at all.
Don’t forget I’m not English. English people maybe don’t behave like we Europeans do.
Princess Michael of Kent
Ghanaians and English people enjoy football the same.