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The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.
'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence?
The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers.
Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.
George Bernard Shaw
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
I speak two languages, Body and English.
Yeah, Wacko Jacko, where did that come from? Some English tabloid. I have a heart and I have feelings. I feel that when you do that to me. It's not nice.
English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
H. L. Mencken
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin.
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.
Being 'contented' ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
Booker T. Washington
The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
Pope John Paul II
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
I read good. I was an English major.
P. J. O'Rourke
Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there's the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.
I'm very sensitive to the English language. I studied the dictionary obsessively when I was a kid and collect old dictionaries. Words, I think, are very powerful and they convey an intention.
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