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English Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about english
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“You see this creature with her kerbstone English: the English that will keep her in the gutter to the end of her days. Well, sir, in three months I could pass that girl off as a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party.”
George Bernard Shaw
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Pygmalion
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Eliza Doolittle
Henry Higgins
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“The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.”
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“What I want to tell you is, I think the English patient is not English.”
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“The English! They expect you to fight for them but won’t talk to you. Singh. And the ambiguities.”
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“It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English – up to fifty words used in correct context – no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.”
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“I have not disobeyed my sovereign. I truly believe no man in England is safer than myself.”
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″‘We live in America,’ he said. ‘Everyone who speaks English understands you. How they interpret you is something else.‘”
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“I was sitting across from an Englishman, one of those smart people who know how to run things [...] but who now, since the demise of the empire, have nothing to do; they look so sad, sitting on the rubbish heap of history.”

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