Written on October 31, 2015 in Quotes
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
Written on October 10, 2014 in Quotes
As I recently drove through Greece I noticed repeated graffiti seemingly everywhere on every available wall. In large blue letters it said WAKE UP WAKE UP. It could almost have been written with the British public in mind, because although the spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain, the 2013
Written on March 24, 2014 in Quotes
God is an Englishman, probably educated at Eton All good women are naturally frigid It is better to be dowdy than smart England is going to rack and ruin (The four elements of the English Creed according to E.M. Delafield)
Written on March 23, 2014 in Quotes
In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman, and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution, from horse-racing to suet puddings. It is a strange fact, but it is unquestionably true, that almost any English intellectual would feel more
Written on February 13, 2014 in Quotes
The Mayor said: “Someone urgently needs to restore George Clooney’s marbles. Here he is plugging a film about looted Nazi art without realising that Goring himself had plans to plunder the British Museum. “And where were the Nazis going to send the Elgin marbles? To Athens! This Clooney is advocating nothing less
Written on February 11, 2014 in Quotes
Britishness is a complicated and enormous thing—what different people see as meaning different things. It can mean one island, a group of islands off the coast of Europe, or it can mean the British Empire—at times it means all those things. Politicians, and the rest of us, define it in different ways
Written on February 7, 2014 in Quotes
The findings from the Bible Society reveal a generation of parents who can’t tell the difference between Hollywood films and religious stories from the Old Testament.
Written on November 5, 2013 in Quotes
I was looking for some action But all I found was cigarettes and alcohol You could wait for a lifetime To spend your days in the sunshine… Oasis Is there a more succinct way to epitomize student culture in the UK?
When I was 45, I was married again, with two children and living in England. I consider moving to a foreign country to be a very daring act. It wasn’t easy for me. Just because we speak the same language doesn’t mean we speak the same language. I didn’t understand that there
Written on September 6, 2013 in Quotes
Britain is just a small island … no one pays any attention to them. Dmitry Peskov (allegedly) Reference Wow, what a major way to insult an ex-mighty empire!