Quotation by George Mikes

An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
George Mikes (1912–1987), Hungarian-born British humorist. How To Be An Alien, ch. 1, sct. 14 (1946).

Mikes elaborated further in How To Be Decadent (1977): "In shops the English stand in queues; in government offices they sit in queues; in churches they kneel in queues; at sale times, they lie in queues all night."
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