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?"
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.Death of Queen Elizabeth IILiz Truss, September 2022
A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.Jules Verne in Around the World in Eighty Days
For an island our size we've got an incredible influence on the world.Gareth Southgate, July 2021
If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.William Somerset Maugham
The UK... the country that gave the world The Beatles and then punished it with Coldplay.BeatlesJohn Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
The United Kingdom... America's "before" photo.John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
The United Kingdom... birthplace of The Beatles and yet very much, the world's Ringo.John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
The UK... earth's least magic kingdom.John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
Democracy and humanitarianism have always been trademarks of the British Army.Monty Python's The Meaning of Life - Part III: Fighting Each Other
The United Kingdom is at its best, when it's helping to lead a strong Europe.BrexitBarack Obama, April 2016
British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.FashionAlexander McQueen
The United Kingdom... a place whose very name after this week's events is beginning to sound a bit sarcastic.BrexitJohn Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
Of course Brexit means that something is wrong in Europe. But Brexit means also that something was wrong in Britain.Europe, BrexitJean-Claude Juncker (as President of the European Commission)
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.France, SwitzerlandJohn Oliver (Last Week Tonight), Brexit II
You know what's remarkable? That England looks in no way like Southern California.CaliforniaAustin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me, by Austin Powers
In England, footballers are respected more, the game is more noble, there's less cheating. Every Spaniard who goes loves it - and comes back a better player. If I had ever left, it would have been to England.Football/Soccer, SpainXavi
I'll never forget where I'm from, never forget my roots. It doesn't matter where I live. I'm English, simple as that.David Beckham
Put an Englishman into the garden of Eden, and he would find fault with the whole blasted concern;
put a Yankee in, and he would see where he could alter it to advantage;
put an Irishman in, and he would want to boss the thing;
put a Dutchman in, and he would proceed to plant it.