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You know, not even your British Queen is called just Elizabeth - she's Elizabeth the Second. There's only one Imelda.
However British you may be, I am more British still.
British society has never been cleansed of the filth of imperialism.
I can always tell if a band has a British rhythm section due to the gritty production.
When the British came to Ibo land, for instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places, and set up their administrations, the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.
But more than anything else, for the British folks Irish people were all terrorists. So when we went to Britain, it was always a lot of resistance to U2. And that's why we came to America.
All British people have plain names, and that works pretty well over there.
I know the British people and they are not passengers - they are drivers.
The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years.
At the height of the British Empire very few English novels were written that dealt with British power. It's extraordinary that at the moment in which England was the global superpower the subject of British power appeared not to interest most writers.
One of the most beautiful things about Britain, apart from the NHS and the free education, is the British Army.
The guitar influence that affected my songwriting came from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
I was never too keen on the British music press. They've called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
I thought, If people are going to write about what I'm wearing, then I would wear young British designers who need the publicity.
Shakespeare's language does not require a British accent. It requires a facility with language, and that's all.
I believe in singing to such an extent that, if I were asked to redesign the British educational system, I would start by insisting that group singing becomes a central part of the daily routine. I believe it builds character and, more than anything else, encourages a taste for cooperation with others.
Having grown up in the Middle East, eating beans for breakfast always seemed like a bizarre British eccentricity.
We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone.
British aren't really known for their physical loveliness but firemen, generally speaking, are gorgeous.
I've always had great respect for Paddington because he is amusingly English and eccentric. He is a great British institution and my generation grew up with the books and then Michael Horden's animations.
Even modern English people are imperious, superior, ridden by class. All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are endemic in being British also make it an incredibly fertile place culturally. A brilliant place to live. Sad but true.
In the British Special Air Service, combat fitness is all about running.
I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that.
I think the first British actor who really worked well in cinema was Albert Finney. He was a back-street Marlon Brando. He brought a great wittiness and power to the screen. The best actor we've had.
Both my parents are English and came out to Australia in 1967. I was born the following year. My parents, and immigrants like them, were known as '£10 poms.' Back then, the Australian government was trying to get educated British people and Canadians - to be honest, educated white people - to come and live in Australia.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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