Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country located in the western European Union. A federal monarchy, it is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those of several other major international organizations such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
- President Baxter Harris: What's the difference between a Belgian and a lump of dog shit? The Belgian drinks wine, but the dog shit smells good!
- Scary Movie 4 (2006), written by Jim Abrahams, Craig Mazin, and Pat Proft
- My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with a low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery.
- Doctor Evil in the Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
- He said when he left that he wanted to repair the relationship, and that is very crucial. We need their help in Iraq. The more we can entice others to help us, the less of a target we could be."
- Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae.
- Of all these, the Belgae are the bravest/strongest.
- Julius Caesar in De Bello Gallico
- C'est moi qui a sauvé le brol.
- Après des siècles d'esclavage,
Le Belge sortant du tombeau,
A reconquis par son courage,
Son nom, ses droits et son drapeau,
Et ta main souveraine et fière,
Peuple désormais indompté,
Grava sur ta vieille bannière
Le Roi, la loi, la liberté.
- The years of slavery are past,
The Belgian rejoices once more;
Courage restores to him at last
The rights he held of yore.
Strong and firm his grasp will be—
Keeping the ancient flag unfurled
To fling its message on the watchful world:
For king, for right, for liberty.
- Alexandre Dechet, La Brabançonne (Belgian National Anthem), written during the Revolution of 1830. Music by François van Campenhout; translation by Florence Attenborough, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 66
- The years of slavery are past,
- Belgium is France's Canada.
- Michael DeMocker, "The land of waffles, frites, chocolate, meat and, oh yes, culture" (2015), Louisiana: The Times-Picayune
- They're the Canada of France.
- Rory: "Lorelai Gilmore". Nope, doesn't sound model-y enough. You need something that stands out more. How about "Waffle"? We could call you Waffle and say you're from Belgium.
- Rory in Gilmore Girls, Like Mother, Like Daughter (2001), season 2 Episode 2
- "Belgium" is the rudest word in the universe, which is "completely banned in all parts of the Galaxy, except in one part, where they could not possibly know what it means."
- Ray: I do know a Belgium joke! Okay, what's Belgium famous for? Chocolates and child abuse and they only invented the chocolates to get to the kids.
- Ray in In Bruges
- Belgium’s emergence as one of the strongest nations in world football has exceeded all expectations. A country with a population of only 11m, with just 34 professional clubs competing across two leagues, has produced – and there are no reservations in Belgium about using this term because it is widely accepted as the only description befitting of their talent pool – a golden generation of footballers.
- Stuart James, "Belgium’s blueprint that gave birth to a golden generation" (6 June 2014), The Guardian
- "'If in Belgium they continue to eat chocolate, enjoy life and parade as great liberals and democrats while not taking account of the fact that some of the Muslims who are there are organising acts of terror, they will not be able to fight against them"
- Petit pays, petit esprit.
- Kirk: Another Armenia, Belgium … the weak innocents who always seem to be located on a natural invasion route.
- There are five times as many Muslims in the United States as there are in Belgium, but the United States is not a hotbed of homegrown Islamic extremism. We've suffered some acts of terrorism since 9/11—the mass shooting in San Bernardino, the Boston Marathon bombing and the massacre at Fort Hood. If American Muslims and European Muslims were equally predisposed to jihadism, we’d experience roughly five times as many attacks. But we don’t, mostly because Muslims feel more at home in the United States than they do in Europe... Arab Muslims born and raised in the United States are just as American as I am, but Arab Muslims born and raised in Belgium will never be Belgian. They may or may not be citizens of the state of Belgium, but they won't have a Belgian identity. A Belgian identity scarcely even exists. Most Belgians identify first and foremost as Dutch-speaking Flemish or French-speaking Walloons.
- People in Scotland don't enjoy having decisions made for them in England any more than the English like having decisions made for them in Belgium.