Quotes and Sayings about Scotland



"But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland, that beauty would not be content."
- Anne Boyd
(Related: Beauty, Fear, Being, Content, Scotland)

"The Navy's paid for you to go through school, and then they need doctors to go out and take care of people who are in various different parts of the world. I decided to pay back my time first as an undersea medical officer. I was stationed in Scotland."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Medical, Time, People, Care, Doctors, First, Navy, School, Scotland, World)

"While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland."
- George Combe
(Related: Morality, Character, Gentlemen, Law, Obligation, Scotland)

"There's something fundamentally wrong with a system where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Government, People, Scotland, Wrong, Years)

"There's a lot of fantasy about what Scotland is, and the shortbread tins and that sort of thing."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Fantasy, Scotland)

"Only 4 percent of all the companies owned in Scotland have their head offices in Scotland."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Scotland)

"When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think its nice, very musical and harmonious."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Scotland)

"I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications for anything but to join the Navy, having left school at 13."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Navy, School, Scotland)

"There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: June, Seasons, Winter)

"All was well, until I reached the port of Havre. Three officers with the rank of lieutenant, whom afterwards I knew to be Scotland Yard men, came aboard and demanded to see my papers which they took away from me."
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: Men, Rank, Scotland)

"My point is there's a hidden Scotland in anyone who speaks the Northern Ireland speech. It's a terrific complicating factor, not just in Northern Ireland, but Ireland generally."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Ireland, Scotland, Speech)

"Without the shepherd's dog, the whole of the open mountainous land in Scotland would not be worth a sixpence."
- James Hogg
(Related: Land, Open, Scotland, Worth)

"My mother's background was Scottish. She came from an old family, some of whom lived in upper New York State and some of whom had come over from Scotland."
- Alan Hovhaness
(Related: Family, Mother, Old, Scotland, State)

"I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it."
- Edward Irving
(Related: Truth, Ignorance, Pride, Scotland)

"The thing which grieves and oppresses my heart with respect to poor Scotland, is the hardness of heart manifest in the levity and cruelty with which they speak of others."
- Edward Irving
(Related: Heart, Cruelty, Poor, Respect, Scotland)

"The Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland will lay all flat if they be not prevented."
- Edward Irving
(Related: Church, Party, Scotland, Will)

"Iceland, though it lies so far to the north that it is partly within the Arctic Circle, is, like Norway, Scotland, and Ireland, affected by the Gulf Stream, so that considerable portions of it are quite habitable."
- Harry Johnston
(Related: Ireland, Lies, Scotland)

"My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way."
- Jay Kay
(Related: Work, Guitar, Machine, Scotland, Songs, Sound, Voice)

"It has long been a fact familiar to geologists, that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland, there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea."
- Charles Lyell
(Related: Fact, Now, Scotland, Sea)

"I know there's some kind of history to mountain music-like it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: History, Music, England, Ireland, Scotland, Tradition)

"It is time we in Scotland put England in its proper place and instead of our leaning on England and taking inspiration from her, we should lean and turn to Europe, for it is there our future prosperity lies."
- Hugh MacDiarmid
(Related: Time, Inspiration, EnglEurope, Future, Lies, Prosperity, Scotland)

"I've played in pipe bands in Scotland, and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Scotland)

"One of the attractive things about being in Scotland is that we have a very good pipeline of new people coming into the company from the excellent universities around us."
- David Milne
(Related: People, Being, Company, Scotland)

"We are also fortunate in being in quite a sheltered environment, in terms of people moving on to do other things, because there are relatively few companies in Scotland that are looking for the skill set that we've developed."
- David Milne
(Related: People, Being, Environment, Scotland, Skill)

"My parents were both from Scotland, but had been resident in Lower Canada some time before their marriage, which took place in Montreal; and in that city I spent most of my life."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Life, Time, Marriage, Canada, Parents, Scotland)

"I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say."
- Andy Partridge
(Related: EnglFootball, Heroes, Scotland, Trying)

"There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid $50 to get my e-mail address. It was pretty shocking. I got one this morning from Scotland. A girl's requesting a signed photo of me."
- Michael Phelps
(Related: Pretty, Scotland, Woman)

"The natural barriers between England and Scotland were not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon settlements and kingdoms across the border."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: England, Scotland)

"I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Scotland)

"A glass of whisky in Scotland in the thirties cost less than a cup of tea."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Scotland, Tea)

"I'm William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared. Go back to England and tell them... Scotland is free!"
- William Wallace
(Related: England, Rest, Scotland, Will)

"It's different in Scotland. People who come to readings are more interested in literature as such, but the readership in general is really quite diverse. It's a cliche, but it's said that people who read my books don't read any other books, and you do get that element."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: People, Books, Literature, Scotland)

"Scotland is the Canada of England!"
- Rainn Wilson
(Related: Canada, Scotland)

"I was born in London, and went to school in Scotland - I used to be dead tired when I got home at night."
- Norman Wisdom
(Related: Home, London, Night, School, Scotland)

"James's expedition to Scotland is wholly imaginary, though there appears to have been space for it during Henry's progress to the North to pay his devotions at Beverley Minster."
- Charlotte Mary Yonge
(Related: Progress, Scotland, Space)

"I was brought up in Scotland and have always been a country person, although the town means a great deal to me, too."
- Susannah York
(Related: Country, Scotland)

"Remember, the Arctic didn't have any ice. And the Northwest Passage was wide open. They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes, had a huge winery. Iceland was a farming community. As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages that were covered with ice."
- Don Young
(Related: God, Community, Open, Scotland)