Quotes and Sayings about Birmingham

Quotes and Sayings about Birmingham

If you were Christian back then, perhaps the worst place to find yourself was the Colosseum, an area of misery on a par with Birmingham.
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Violet: "I'm so looking forward to seeing your mother again. When I'm with her, I'm reminded of the virtues of the English."
Matthew: "But isn't she American?"
Violet: "Exactly."
The British electors will not vote for a man who does not wear a hat.
Threatening the British by saying there will be only salt and vinegar on the table, is like threatening the French by saying there will only be wine and baguettes, or threatening the Swiss by saying there'll only be chocolate and Nazi gold.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight) - Brexit II
Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built. Our country has grown and flourished under her reign. In the difficult days ahead, we will come together with our friends across the United Kingdom to celebrate her extraordinary lifetime of service.
Liz Truss - September 2022
A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.
For an island our size we've got an incredible influence on the world.
Gareth Southgate - July 2021
Britain. We may be a small country but we're a great one, too. The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter, David Beckham's right foot, David Beckham's left foot.
If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
The UK... the country that gave the world The Beatles and then punished it with Coldplay.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
The United Kingdom... America's "before" photo.
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The United Kingdom... birthplace of The Beatles and yet very much, the world's Ringo.
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The UK... earth's least magic kingdom.
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Democracy and humanitarianism have always been trademarks of the British Army.
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life - Part III: Fighting Each Other
Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
Poor people, people of color - especially are much more likely to be found in prison than in institutions of higher education.
Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work.
My son Jack once said to me, "Dad, do you think people are laughing with you or at you?"
I said, "I don't care as long as they're laughing."
I feel you crumble in my arms down to your heart of stone
You bled me dry just like the tears you never show
Why don't you take what you want from me?
Take what you need from me
Take what you want and go
Ozzy Osbourne - Take What You Want, Album: Hollywood’s Bleeding (by Post Malone)
Crazy, but that's how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love and forget how to hate
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train, Album: Blizzard of Ozz
I've listened to preachers, I've listened to fools
I've watched all the dropouts who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train, Album: Blizzard of Ozz
Your life style to me seemed so tragic
With the thrill of it all
You fooled all the people with magic
You waited on Satan's call
Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley, Album: Blizzard of Ozz
I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong.
That's history. I say history because it happened in the past.
You can cut the tension with a cricket stump.
I'm a car fanatic and each morning I wake up with a smile on my face, whether I'm commentating on the Formula One or at Silver Hatch racetrack in Roary the Racing Car.
IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards.
To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
Grace: "I had the phone put in. It's in the back."
Tommy: "If we knew someone else who had a phone, we could call them."
Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders - Season 1 Episode 4
Freddie: "You think I can't handle Tommy Shelby?"
Polly: "You can't. I am having trouble these days and I'm twice the man you are."
Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders - Season 1 Episode 3
Freddie Thorne: "What kind of a list would have the name of a communist and the name of a bookmaker side by side?"
Thomas Shelby: "Perhaps it's a list of men who give false hope to the poor."
Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders - Season 1 Episode 1
Grace Burgess: "You think I am a wh-re?"
Tommy Shelby: "Everyone's a wh-re, Grace. We just sell different parts of ourselves."
Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders - Season 1 Episode 3
May: "May Carleton. I breed racehorses and train them. What is it you do?"
Thommy: "I rarely answer questions is what I do."
Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders - Season 2 Episode 3
Apparently, Islam can be a sensitive topic, and the producers say if I don't follow this script to the letter, there's a chance I'll cause a serious international incident.
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Harvey Dent: "When their enemies were at the gates, the Romans would suspend democracy and appoint one man to protect the city. It wasn't considered an honor, it was considered a public service."
Rachel Dawes: "Harvey, the last man who they appointed the Republic was named Caesar and he never gave up his power."
Harvey Dent: "Okay, fine. you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain..."
Harvey Dent in Batman - The Dark Knight
They say money can't buy happiness. But it can book your flight to Vienna - which is kinda the same.
Every time I describe a city, I'm saying something about Venice. The images from memory, once fixed in words, are erased. Maybe I'm afraid of losing Venice at once, if I'm talking about it. speaking in other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.
So you're single? In Paris? Now I'm even more jealous. I mean, your life is croissants and sex.
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No wonder the city never sleeps, it's too busy trying to get laid.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 1 Episode 11
We stole the Statue of Liberty! The small one, from Las Vegas. I won't even mention the Eiffel Tower - also Vegas.
My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
One of the main differences between Munich and Berlin is that when thousands of people get drunk in silly clothes and start vomitting, we don't call it "Oktoberfest", we call it "Tuesday".
It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
I went often to look at the collection of curiosities in Heidelberg Castle, and one day I surprised the keeper of it with my German. I spoke entirely in that language. He was greatly interested; and after I had talked a while he said my German was very rare, possibly a 'unique'; and wanted to add it to his museum.

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