Boris Johnson

(Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson)

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
  • Born: June 19, 1964
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Politician

43

Quotes

10

Citations

48

Concepts

0

Videos

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, better known as Boris Johnson, is a British politician, popular historian, and journalist. He has been the Member of parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. He had previously been the MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He was Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, and from 2016 to 2018 he served as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. A member of the Conservative Party, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative and has been associated with both economically and socially liberal policies.

Quotes About
Author Quote
Quotes
Quote Topics Cited
… the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving picaninnies Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
… to rely on a train, in [Tony] Blair's Britain, is to engage in a crapshoot with the devil. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
I would like to thank first the vast multitudes who voted against me - and I have met quite a few in the last nine months, not all of them entirely polite. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters. Political Parties & Machines
Some people just don’t have high enough IQs to compete. Equality & Equal Opportunity
That is the best case for [George W.] Bush; that, among other things, he liberated Iraq. It is good enough for me. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Unlike the current occupant of the White House [George W. Bush], he has no difficulty in orally extemporizing a series of grammatical English sentences, each containing a main verb. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Yes, cannabis is dangerous, but no more than other perfectly legal drugs. It's time for a rethink Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
But if people want to swim in the Thames, if they want to take their lives into their own hands, then they should be able to do so with all the freedom and exhilaration of our woad-painted ancestors. Freedom & Liberty
I am hoping very much to get re-elected but it is going to be a tough fight.
I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest.
I have not been more robust towards female rather than male assembly members and I do not believe I have been remotely sexist.
I lead a life of blameless domesticity and always have done. Life
I love swimming in rivers, and well remember once jumping in at Chiswick. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love tennis with a passion. I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said he was up for it but he never called back. I bet I could make him run around. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I promised to run the most open and transparent administration in Britain. That is why, with this brutally honest and unprecedented progress report, I am determined to level with Londoners.
I think the risks that people see of terrorism are incredibly important but we are very confident we have got the right people on it and the risks have been minimised.
I want London to be a competitive, dynamic place to come to work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I want to win and I want to be in office.
I'd like thousands of schools as good as the one I went to, Eton.
If we judged everybody by the stupid, unguarded things they blurt out to their nearest and dearest, then we wouldn't ever get anywhere.
I'm a one-nation Tory.
It is easy to make promises - it is hard work to keep them. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time. Life ;Time
It just happens I write fast and always have done.
London is a fantastic creator of jobs - but many of these jobs are going to people who don't originate in this country.
My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.
My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it.
My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.
Never in my life did I think I would be congratulated by Mick Jagger for achieving anything. Life
Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.
So I'm definitely in favour of stimulating the dynamic wealth creation sectors of the economy.
Some people play the piano, some do Sudoku, some watch television, some people go out to dinner parties. I write books.
That is the best case for Bush; that, among other things, he liberated Iraq. It is good enough for me.
The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP they have run out of better ideas. Truth
The job of mayor of London is unbelievably taxing, particularly in the run-up to the Olympics.
The Lib Dems are not just empty. They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition.
There is absolutely no one, apart from yourself, who can prevent you, in the middle of the night, from sneaking down to tidy up the edges of that hunk of cheese at the back of the fridge.
Times have been tough, the economy has been tough. But I want to bring forward a fantastic manifesto for taking the city forwards.
We are experiencing such large support for the Olympic relay that our advice is to stay in your neighbourhood, stay in your borough and wait for it to come near you.
What I worry about is that people are losing confidence, losing energy, losing enthusiasm, and there's a real opportunity to get them into work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force

Trending Quotes