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I'm rarely singing in English.
I understand English; I read and write English perfectly, but the accent won't go away.
Those were the days, you know. It's an English thing; as soon as it's gets to 6 pm, you have to go and have a drink. We used to stick to that religiously.
If you ask most high schoolers who Bruce Lee is, they will say that it someone they sit next to in English class.
Also, I have found that I really like to work in English. It's very strange because it's exactly the opposite of what I thought it would be like.
I have 5 children of my own. They are bilingual, like most second and third generations. But they speak primarily in English and they couldn't find anything on television that represented who they are in this country.
A friend of mine said, no matter what I do I always look like an English teacher. She actually said, you still look like a Campbell's Soup kid.
The English countryside is the most staggeringly beautiful place. I can't spend as much time there as I like, but I like everything about it. I like fishing, I like clay- pigeon shooting.
German and English firms operate internationally, while French firms do not. The only place where they all have work is in China. Anybody can sell himself in China!
I feel more Irish than English. I feel freer than British, more visceral, with a love of language. Shot through with fire in some way. That's why I resist being appropriated as the current repository of Shakespeare on the planet. That would mean I'm part of the English cultural elite, and I am utterly ill-fitted to be.
Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there.
Joan of Arc
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.
I never felt totally, 100%, patriotically English... I'd seen a lot of the world by an early age - sort of spent a lot of time traveling around Lebanon and I'd seen Babylon, and Damascus, and all sorts of places in the Middle East by the time I was ten. Then we'd return to Ruslip in West London... Done a fair bit of traveling really.
I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature, culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford, and they'd never told me about something as basic as the importance of point of view in fiction!
I could never have pictured myself writing a book when I was 25 years old. My mom was an English teacher but I wasn't that way growing up.
You never know what's going to happen. My mother was an English teacher. If someone had told her that I was going to write a book, she would never have believed that. So you can never say never.
The English press treated the world premiere of my first talking picture as a major event.
The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
I studied English literature in the honors program, which means that you had to take courses in various centuries. You had to start with Old English, Middle English, and work your way toward the modern. I figured if I did that it would force me to read some of the things I might not read on my own.
Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course.
I speak English, so I am no longer cute. My tongue itches for French.
The great watershed of modern poetry is French, more than English.
I'm not a xenophobe - I think immigration is a good thing for most countries - but they transmute the foibles of their native tongues into English in a way that's difficult to figure out.
The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.
I get the impression the English kings were witty, for some reason. I feel like all you had was your wit.
The English approach to ideas is not to kill them, but to let them die of neglect.
We are Bayern Munich and English teams always have trouble as soon as they leave the island.
I spend more time learning about Buddhism than English, which is why my English today is still bad.
And I don't really like golf. I know a lot of English footballers play, but I know that if I go with the club to play, sooner or later I will end up trying to smash the ball with my foot.
As an English actress constantly playing Americans, you already had to step way out of your box in that way.
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