14 Total Quotes

George Mikes Quotes

The world still consists of two clearly divided groups: the English and the foreigners. One group consists of less than 50 million people; the other of 3,950 million. The latter group does not really count.
George Mikes
#British Writer

An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
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#British Writer

In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.
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#British Writer #Conversation

On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
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#British Writer #England

The trouble with tea is that originally it was quite a good drink. So a group of the most eminent British scientists put their heads together, and made complicated biological experiments to find a way of spoiling it. To the eternal glory of British science their labor bore fruit.
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#Tea

Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.
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#British Writer #War

When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, - but never England.
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#British Writer #England

Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game
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#Life

Continental people have sex lives; the English have hot-water bottles.
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#Sex

Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game.
George Mikes
#British Writer