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Boris Johnson


British journalist and Politician, who serves as the current Mayor of London.
Boris Johnson
The problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge any more... Consider Uganda, pearl of Africa, as an example of the British record. ... the British planted coffee and cotton and tobacco, and they were broadly right... If left to their own devices, the natives would rely on nothing but the instant carbohydrate gratification of the plantain. You never saw a place so abounding in bananas: great green barrel-sized bunches, off to be turned into matooke. Though this dish (basically fried banana) was greatly relished by Idi Amin, the colonists correctly saw that the export market was limited... The best fate for Africa would be if the old colonial powers, or their citizens, scrambled once again in her direction; on the understanding that this time they will not be asked to feel guilty.
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Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3.
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Johnson: I have got a city to run and that's exactly the point! The government of London will carry on irrespective of the temporary difficulties in providing a national government. Thank you.




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Johnson: Well, I've had enough of it!
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I don't see why people are so snooty about Channel 5. It has some respectable documentaries about the Second World War. It also devotes considerable airtime to investigations into lap dancing, and other related and vital subjects.
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He's lost the plot, people tell me. He's drifting rudderless in the wide Sargasso Sea of New Labour's ideological vacuum.
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If Amsterdam or Leningrad vie for the title of Venice of the North, then Venice - what compliment is high enough? Venice, with all her civilisation and ancient beauty, Venice with her addiction to curious aquatic means of transport, yes, my friends, Venice is the Henley of the South.
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Most politicians, as far as I can work out, are pretty incompetent, and then have a veneer of competence, you do seem to do it the other way around.
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I didn't see it, but it sounds barbaric. It's become like cock-fighting: poor dumb brutes being set upon each other by conniving television producers.
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Look the point is ... er, what is the point? It is a tough job but somebody has got to do it.
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Tremendous, little short of superb. On cracking form.




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I advise you all very strongly - go for a run, get some exercise, and have a beautiful day.
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Ok, I said to myself as I sighted the bird down the end of the gun. This time, my fine feathered friend, there is no escape.
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But here's old Ken - he's been crass, he's been insensitive and thuggish and brutal in his language - but I don't think actually if you read what he said, although it was extraordinary and rude, I don't think he was actually anti-Semitic.
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Boris was told to engage his brain before speaking in future.
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Try as I might, I could not look at an overhead projection of a growth profit matrix, and stay conscious.
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Not only did I want Bush to win, but we threw the entire weight of The Spectator behind him.
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I have not had an affair with Petronella. It is complete balderdash. It is an inverted pyramid of piffle. It is all completely untrue and ludicrous conjecture. I am amazed people can write this drivel.
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That is the best case for Bush; that, among other things, he liberated Iraq. It is good enough for me.
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It is just flipping unbelievable. He is a mixture of Harry Houdini and a greased piglet. He is barely human in his elusiveness. Nailing Blair is like trying to pin jelly to a wall.


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