Top 60 Yorkshire Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Yorkshire Quotes from famous people such as Vicky Krieps, Jimmy Carr, Elsa Peretti, Sally Phillips, Jonathan Brownlee, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I've been a waitress for events, but a lady at the Vict

I’ve been a waitress for events, but a lady at the Victoria hotel in Yorkshire showed me how to do it properly.
Vicky Krieps
Staying in luxury hotels still gives me a kick, especially Oulton Hall in Yorkshire. I’d stay in a hotel for the breakfast and room service.
Jimmy Carr
I like Yorkshire Tea – very strong and English.
Elsa Peretti
My mum’s from Yorkshire and my parents aren’t snotty or posh – they’re very hard workers, both of them.
Sally Phillips
Yorkshire weather can turn quickly. At one Auld Lang Syne race, it dropped to -16C. The frost turned everybody’s hair grey. I couldn’t take my shoes off, as my laces had frozen solid.
Jonathan Brownlee
I also have two dogs, a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire terrier, so if they like him, that’s a good sign.
Christina Milian
Everyone’s always shocked that I’m still based in Yorkshire, but going home there is my sanctuary. Home is where the heart is, and my mother, sister and brother are there, and my partner.
Jane McDonald
My mind became so frazzled by the end of the 1974 season that I decided the thing to do was give up playing for England and concentrate on Yorkshire. I felt the only way to succeed was to captain and play every match for Yorkshire.
Geoffrey Boycott
Life without cricket was initially harder for my dad than playing the game for Yorkshire and England had ever been. He missed it, and also the adrenaline pump of a performance.
Jonny Bairstow
When I sold my flat in Glasgow, I bought a little cottage on the North Yorkshire coast. Whenever we go up from London to stay there, I’m just like, ‘I’m home! I’m home in Bronte-land!’
John Tiffany
And roast beef and Yorkshire pudding is my personal signature dish.
Ben Elton
West Yorkshire is quite dramatic and beautiful, the crags and things.
David Hockney
I don’t do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you!
Patrick Stewart
When I came into the Yorkshire academy I was christened Bluey almost immediately.
Jonny Bairstow
The spirit of non-conformity is as prevalent now in my part of west Yorkshire as it was in the time of my two immediate predecessors, Mike Wood and Elizabeth Peacock.
Jo Cox
I am Batley and Spen born and bred, and I could not be prouder of that. I am proud that I was made in Yorkshire, and I am proud of the things we make in Yorkshire. Britain should be proud of that, too.
Jo Cox
The musical heritage of Yorkshire is deep and wide.
Lesley Garrett
Even with Yorkshire I had 19 fifties before I got my first hundred.
Jonny Bairstow
I live in London. But during lockdown I moved back to Yorkshire with my mum and dad.
Rosie Jones
My dad, Donald, was a vet and had a practice in Yorkshire. Cats and dogs were his bread and butter, but his greatest love was large animals.
Alastair Campbell
As a young girl, I was too intent on getting to London and drama school and out of east Yorkshire to think about winning Oscars. I did win a Bafta once, and was so unprepared for it I jabbered on for a minute – a minute too long.
Anna Maxwell Martin
I went through a stage of writing my cramped hand in tiny books. My two sisters and I did have our Bronte period. My mum is from Yorkshire, and we would go up to the Moors. It tapped into our romantic visions of ourselves.
Rachel Joyce
As a child growing up in a grey-skied Yorkshire village, I would occasionally happen upon a Bollywood movie on the television. After a few minutes watching a bunch of sari-clad dancers cavorting on a Swiss mountain to tuneless music, I would switch over to some proper drama about housing estates and single mothers.
Simon Beaufoy
I grew up in Yorkshire, and once or twice a year, we’d travel over the Pennines to see my cousins in Cheshire.
Anthony Browne
Anyone who has been born in Yorkshire is very proud of it. It’s something that’s embedded in your character.
Jonny Bairstow
Every time I buy produce from one of my food heroes I never fail to get a thrill. The meat, for example, from Lishmans of Ilkley makes you realise why great roast beef and Yorkshire pudding depends so much on a quality butcher like David Lishman.
Rick Stein
I look back with the greatest pleasure to the kindness and hospitality I met with in Yorkshire, where I spent some of the happiest years of my life.
Sabine Baring-Gould
I love a Yorkshire pudding. It’s basically pancake batter that’s fried in beef fat and puffs up; it’s like you can’t go wrong.
Samin Nosrat
I’m such an odd mix of things. My grandfather was Indian: I’ve got more family living in India than I do in the U.K. My old man was East London. I was brought up in Yorkshire. My great-grandfather was Irish.
Sebastian Coe
In my bones, I feel like a Scot. I always have. My mum’s from Doncaster, so whatever that is as a combination of Scotland and Yorkshire. It isn’t southern.
Rachael Stirling
I am never at my best in the early morning, especially a cold morning in the Yorkshire spring with a piercing March wind sweeping down from the fells, finding its way inside my clothing, nipping at my nose and ears.
James Herriot
I come from Beverley in East Yorkshire, and no one ther

I come from Beverley in East Yorkshire, and no one there would step outside their front door, or even their back door, on a Saturday night – or any other time, for that matter – unless they were dressed to the nines.
Anna Maxwell Martin
The Conservative Party absolutely can be a party that speaks to mining communities in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and communities based around heavy industry in Yorkshire and County Durham, Wales and Cornwall as well as urban areas like London.
James Cleverly
I cannot stand when you go to a wedding and get fed tiny portions. I want everyone to have a good feed on my wedding day, so I plan on having several types of sausage, mash, and gravy up for grabs. Every guest will have a Yorkshire pudding, too!
Jon Richardson
There is much boasting among the young men about their teams as their horse and carts in Cleveland. Most of the Yorkshire men take as much delight in their ox draught as they used to do in their Horse Draught.
Nathaniel Smith
I’ve learnt – and this pleases me – that my dad’s cricketing life and my own will always be intertwined, even though I will finish far behind the number of appearances he made for Yorkshire and also his length of service at Headingley.
Jonny Bairstow
I think ‘chuffed to bits’ is a very Yorkshire way of describing my feelings for my friend and county team-mate Joe Root on his promotion to England captain.
Jonny Bairstow
The whole of Yorkshire has been known throughout the world for various reasons, not least because of Wuthering Heights, but it was James Herriot I think that put Yorkshire on the international map and we are part of that, which is a great honor really.
Christopher Timothy
From a young age I’ve always known my game pretty well and coming from a club like Yorkshire you are generally taught to say what you think. If you don’t say what you think then someone else does.
Joe Root
I wanted to feel at home so I’ve brought Yorkshire Tea Bags in my suitcase, as well as my slippers!
Michelle Keegan
A residence of many years in Yorkshire, and an inveterate habit of collecting all kinds of odd and out-of-the-way information concerning men and matters, furnished me, when I left Yorkshire in 1872, with a large amount of material, collected in that county, relating to its eccentric children.
Sabine Baring-Gould
In West Yorkshire, I’d have to drive three quarters of an hour to go shopping.
Sophie Hannah
I have had an amazingly fortunate life. I’m a child from Yorkshire, which is sort of like Cleveland without the pretty bits.
Jeremy Clarkson
I was born in London 1947, after the war. A real wartime baby. I went to school in Brixton, and then I moved up to Yorkshire, which is in the north of England. I lived on the farms up there.
David Bowie
I’m a good old Yorkshire girl in that I don’t like to talk about things that are on tick. As my nana always said, ‘Until you’ve bought it, it’s not yours,’ so until it’s signed on the dotted line, I don’t like to talk about it.
Katherine Kelly
You have to have a bag of Yorkshire Tea bags. It is the best tea that England has to offer, and that comes with me everywhere I go.
Felicity Jones
Well, I moved around quite a lot so I was born in Yorkshire and then I moved to Blackpool, which is like North England.
Olly Alexander
When you’re a fledgling youth-type adult, it appears that all people in their 40s look old enough to be in a painting hanging on the wall of a stately home in England. It’s not until you limp into your 70s that people in their 40s look too young to vote, and college cheerleaders closely resemble Yorkshire terriers.
Dan Jenkins
I was the youngest of four boys, raised in North Yorkshire.
Bob Mortimer
I have my sweetheart Yorkshire terrier, Tabasco, along with two cats, Romeo and Jasmine. Yes, I am both a Shakespeare and Disney addict.
Kirsten Prout
I was pretty much a goody-two shoes at school – a bit boring, didn’t get in trouble with teachers – it was classical Yorkshire: a lot of respect to your elders. Once I started playing cricket that sort of slipped away.
Joe Root
I grew up in North Yorkshire, but now London is home.
James Norton
We fought big time fascists when I was knee high to a grasshopper up in Yorkshire, when I grew up I fought fascists in the West Midlands in the form of the National Front.
Betty Boothroyd
I’m the only one of the family born in Yorkshire. My aunt came down first with her husband and told my mum there was plenty of work in Wakefield. My dad was going to go to Australia, but mum said no, we’ll go to Wakefield.
Jane McDonald
I still live in the same town in Yorkshire where I’ve always lived.
Jane McDonald
My mother was originally from Yorkshire and I spent a lot of my childhood there.
Prunella Scales