"I was in the Commons recently and saw a young lady wearing a nice pair of shoes. I said I liked them and she said my shoes were the reason she became involved in politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Theresa May on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Theresa May on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Theresa May on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Theresa May on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Theresa May on Joseph Stalin
"I'm not someone who feels anger on particular issues."
"Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That's the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy."
"So we mustn't lower our guard in any sense because of what has happened in terms of the death of Osama Bin Laden and we are certainly not doing that. The terror threat level here in the U.K. remains at severe and we're very conscious of the need to continue that."
"It's always an interesting experience for a politician to be heard in silence, I have to say."
"The U.K. needs a system for family migration underpinned by three simple principles. One: that those who come here should do so on the basis of a genuine relationship. Two: that migrants should be able to pay their way. And three: that they are able to integrate into British society."