George Mikes (15 February 1912 in Siklós – 30 August 1987 in London), the Hungarian-born British author most famous for his humorous commentaries on various countries
person, writer, journalist, Jewish person
- 1912, February 15th 1912, Siklós
- 1987, August 30th 1987, London, England
- Wikipedia Page
- Age at Death
- 75 years old, between 74 years and 11 months and 75 years and 10 months old
- person, Jewish person, writer, journalist
- ▶ "When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, - but never England."; "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."; "On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners."; "Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game."; "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."; …
"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."; "An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one."
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