Beroemde citaten in het Engels

Deze citaten zijn zo bekend dat ze door de meeste native Engelse sprekers herkend worden. Sommige ervan zijn afkomstig uit het geschreven Engels (toneel, boeken, gedichten), andere uit films en weer andere zijn afkomstig van beroemde geschiedkundige personen. Ze kunnen allemaal in een gesprek worden gebruikt, in het geheel of gedeeltelijk. Ze zijn zo bekend dat bij de langere citaten vaak alleen het eerste deel van het citaat gebruikt wordt, omdat men de rest toch wel kent. Als je een Engels citaat kent, zul je dat op veel plaatsen tegenkomen. Beroemde citaten worden voor de grap vaak iets veranderd, omdat iedereen zowel het originele citaat als de gewijzigde versie zal begrijpen. Ze kunnen ook gebruikt worden als grap als je iemand in een onverwachte context citeert.

Citaat Wie Taal
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare Engels
All that glitters is not gold. William Shakespeare Engels
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. William Shakespeare Engels
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. John Kennedy Engels
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find. de bijbel Grieks
Eighty percent of success is showing up. Woody Allen Engels
Elementary, my dear Watson. Sherlock Holmes (personage) Engels
For those to whom much is given, much is required. de bijbel Grieks
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. Rhett Butler (personage) Engels
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Edison Engels
Go ahead, make my day. Harry Callahan (personage) Engels
He travels the fastest who travels alone. Rudyard Kipling Engels
Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. William Congreve Engels
Hell is other people. Jean-Paul Sartre Frans
Here's looking at you, kid. Rick Blaine (personage) Engels
Houston, we have a problem. Jim Lovell (personage) Engels
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King Engels
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. Blanche Dubois (personage) Engels
I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Lt. Kilgore (personage) Engels
I think therefore I am. Rene Descartes Frans
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. W. E. Hickson Engels
If you are going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill Engels
If you build it, they will come. Joe Jackson (personage) Engels
If you want something done right, do it yourself. Charles-Guillaume Étienne Frans
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher Engels
I'll be back. Terminator (personage) Engels
I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse. Vito Corleone (personage) English
I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. Dorothy (personage) Engels
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. Michael Corleone (personage) Engels
Knowledge is power. Sir Francis Bacon Latijn
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Forrest Gump (personage) Engels
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein Engels
May the Force be with you. Star Wars (vele personages) Engels
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt Engels
Not all those who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkein Engels
Nothing is certain except for death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin Engels
Parting is such sweet sorrow William Shakespeare Engels
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. John Dalberg-Acton Engels
Speak softly and carry a big stick Theodore Roosevelt Engels
That’s one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong Engels
The love of money is the root of all evil. de bijbel Grieks
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt Engels
The truth will set you free. de bijbel Grieks
There's no place like home. Dorothy (personage) Engels
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Benjamin Franklin Engels
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson Engels
To be or not to be, that is the question. William Shakespeare Engels
To err is human; to forgive, divine. Alexander Pope Engels
To thine own self, be true. William Shakespeare Engels
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost Engels
United we stand, divided we fall. Aesop Grieks
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche Duits
What we've got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. Captain (personage) Engels
Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln Engels
You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln Engels
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Ghandi Engels
You talkin' to me? Bickle (pesonage) Engels