Quotes containing word "English"

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Definitions and meanings of word "English"

• Noun: an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries

• Noun: the people of England

• Noun: the discipline that studies the English language and literature

• Noun: (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

• Adj: of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people; examples: "English history", "the English landed aristocracy", "English literature"

• Adj: of or relating to the English language

Featured authors with quotes containing word "English"

Lafcadio Hearn
6 quotes about English
Japanese Writer, Author
Thursday 27 June 1850 - Monday 26 September 1904
Jose Mourinho
4 quotes about English
Portuguese Coach
Born Saturday 26 January 1963
Ernest Istook
5 quotes about English
American Politician
Born Saturday 11 February 1950
William Labov
4 quotes about English
American Writer
Born Sunday 4 December 1927
Kristin Scott Thomas
2 quotes about English
English Actress
Born Tuesday 24 May 1960
Sophie Marceau
3 quotes about English
French Writer, Author, Actress, Director
Born Thursday 17 November 1966
Manfred von Richthofen
3 quotes about English
German Aviator
Monday 2 May 1892 - Sunday 21 April 1918
Robert Fitzgerald
3 quotes about English
American Critic, Poet, Author, Scholar
Wednesday 12 October 1910 - Wednesday 16 January 1985
Edward Sapir
3 quotes about English
American Scientist
Saturday 26 January 1884 - Saturday 4 February 1939
Jeffrey Eugenides
one quote about English
American Writer, Novelist
Born Wednesday 13 April 1960
Malcolm Bradbury
3 quotes about English
English Novelist, Author
Wednesday 7 September 1932 - Monday 27 November 2000
Harrison Birtwistle
one quote about English
British Composer
Born Sunday 15 July 1934

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.

Jeffrey Eugenides

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And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.

Jose Mourinho

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People are always saying, English, English, English rose, and I just feel so completely different.

Kristin Scott Thomas

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It is no exaggeration to say that the English Bible is, next to Shakespeare, the greatest work in English literature, and that it will have much more influence than even Shakespeare upon the written and spoken language of the English race.

Lafcadio Hearn

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This African American Vernacular English shares most of its grammar and vocabulary with other dialects of English. But it is distinct in many ways, and it is more different from standard English than any other dialect spoken in continental North America.

William Labov

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People say my music is English. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me.

Harrison Birtwistle

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I had higher math SATs than in English - yet I became an English major in college.

Christie Hefner

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Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too.

Robert Fitzgerald

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Oh, I'm not English, I cannot talk on behalf of an English person. I'm French. I can say about French. They are quite emotional, though, and they talk about their emotions.

Sophie Marceau

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So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

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I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence.

Thomas Erskine

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An English man does not travel to see English men.

Laurence Sterne

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It was always said that the big distinction between the French and the English is that the English are intelligent and the French are intellectual.

Kenneth Baker

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The fact is, I loved being English. I was very happy to be turned into an English schoolboy.

Tom Stoppard

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In English, I'm a little bit limited. I speak English as a second language, and that's a little limitation that I have to work around and I have to use it to my favor. So, yes, that's why I end up wanting to do more things in Latin America.

Gael Garcia Bernal

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To become an American citizen, we require people to read, write and speak in English. That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot, truly to become Americans. We mock that when the cherished right to vote does not involve English any more.

Ernest Istook

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English should be our official language. Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.

Ernest Istook

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Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.

James Joyce

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Everything has changed. When I was at school and was told I had better learn English, I said: What for? The English are a hell of a long way away!

Juan Manuel Fangio

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English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.

Abdul Kalam

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