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William Shakespeare

Charles: On what submissive message art thou sent?
Lucy: Submission, Dauphin! 'tis a mere French word;
We English warriors wot not what it means.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan: It is a long story, but it was I who wrote what I could not speak — and now D'Arnot has made matters worse by teaching me to speak French instead of English.

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James Joyce

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

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George Orwell

All Spaniards, we discovered, knew two English expressions. One was "OK, baby", the other was a word used by the Barcelona whores in their dealings with English sailors, and I am afraid the compositors would not print it.

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Max von Sydow

I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language, but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor.

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Chris Martin

It's hard for us sometimes because we are English and we do not like to admit that we think we are great.

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V.S. Naipaul

When I first came to London, shortly after the end of the war, I found myself after a few days in a boarding-house, called a private hotel, in Kensington High Street area. The boarding-house was owned by Mr. Shylock. He didn't live there, but the attic was reserved for him; and Lieni, the Maltese housekeeper, told me he occasionally spent a night there with a young girl. 'These English girls!' Lieni said.

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Prayer Changes

Somebody just look back over your life and
See where he brought you from
How many of you know?
Prayer changes (I heard that)
Prayer changes (I believe that)
Prayer changes (I know that)
Prayer changes things
Prayer changes (I heard that)
Prayer changes (I believe that)
Prayer changes (I know that)
Prayer changes things
Now I was in a real bad abusive relationship
Knowing that that was no way for me to live
A young girl like me, raised up in a good family
Way too young to endure such misery
And every night I cry myself to sleep from all the pain
And the more I prayed for sunny days it seemed to rain
(He'd hit me) at any given time
(He'd hit me) no reason at all
(He'd hit me) so, so hard

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Abanadi, Sir Am I In Heaven

[ This is a poem with the title as if pronounced with such
a meaning in our dialect ' abanadi siram ay ' in
English ' Oh my God this is so good '
Its with a deep thoughts to a funny poem ]

Bold and beautiful physique
A look alike Hercules to speak
Abanadi as they call him
A man full of vigor and vim

Lovable man by all ladies in town
And be loved to love be drowned
With the juice of heaven
A pleasurable juice from eden

But Abanadi's eye was caught
To a nice lady he never forgot
To Lady Ganda with pleasing personality

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The two most beautiful words in the English language are "check enclosed".

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