China Quotes

If I were an Englishman, I should esteem the man who advised a war with China? There lies a sleeping giant. Let him sleep! For when he wakes he will move the world.

China to be the greatest living enemy of my country. You would be beaten in the end, and perhaps a revolution in India would follow.

Yes, it is indeed a great wall. (at the Great Wall of China)

You shouldn’t stay here too long, or you’ll turn slitty-eyed. (to some British students in China)

The farms of Shensi may be described as slanting… There are few genuine mountains, only endless broken hills, hills as interminable as a sentence by James Joyce, and even more tiresome. Yet the effect is often strikingly like Picasso.

All Chinese are Confucianists when successful, and Taoists when they are failures.

Chinese is a language of fifteen thousand words and none of them in English.

The Chinese, who know more about wisdom than any other race, designate the wise by a combination of the ideographs for wind and lightning.

China is not, as is invariably said, in transition from communism to a freer and more democratic state. It is, instead, something we have never seen before: a maturing fascist regime.

China is a civilization pretending to be a nation.