IRELAND AND THE IRISH QUOTES

Ireland And The Irish Quotes,

"I'm Irish. I think about death all the time." Jack Nicholson. IMG
"I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess." Gregory Peck. IMG
"And the merry love the fiddle, and the merry love to dance." William Butler Yeats. IMG
"Beware of the man whose God is in the skies." George Bernard Shaw. IMG
"How would you know a Cork footballer? He's the one who thinks that oral sex is just talking about it." John B Keane. IMG
"The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent." Hugh Leonard. IMG
"Books, the children of the brain." Jonathan Swift. IMG
"I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys, as we know." Sandra Bullock. IMG
"The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill." Harold Nicolson. IMG
"Ireland is a fruitful mother of genius, but a barren nurse." John Boyle O'Reilly. IMG
"I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could." George Bernard Shaw. IMG
"Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language; it is the condition of being involved in the Irish situation, and usually of being mauled by it." Conor Cruise O'Brien. IMG
"Let no man write my epitaph. When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written." Robert Emmet. IMG
"What's the use of being Irish if you can't be thick?" Billy Conn. IMG
"Put an Irishman on the spit and you can always get another Irishman to turn him." George Bernard Shaw. IMG
"I was born on a storm-swept rock and hate the soft growth of sun-baked lands where there is no frost in men's bones." Liam O'Flaherty. IMG
"Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible." Charles Haughey. IMG
"In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs." John Pentland Mahaffy. IMG
"The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet." Oliver Herford. IMG
"A Kerry footballer with an inferiority complex is one who thinks he's just as good as everybody else." John B Keane. IMG
"Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick." Samuel Beckett. IMG
"Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis." Brendan Behan. IMG
"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves." Brendan Behan. IMG
"If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks." Brendan Behan. IMG
"I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence." Brendan Behan. IMG
"Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit." Seamus Heaney. IMG
"Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get." George Bernard Shaw. IMG
"Ireland is a peculiar society in the sense that it was a nineteenth century society up to about 1970 and then it almost bypassed the twentieth century." John Mcgahern. IMG
"Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more." James Thurber. IMG
"There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting." John Millington Synge. IMG
"I think there's a bit of the devil in everybody. There's a bit of a priest in everybody, too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more. He was more fun." Gabriel Byrne. IMG
"There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher." Flannery O'Connor. IMG
"You know it is summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer." Hal Roach. IMG
"The immigrant's heart marches to the beat of two quite different drums, one from the old homeland and the other from the new. The immigrant has to bridge these two worlds, living comfortably in the new and bringing the best of his or her ancient identity and heritage to bear on life in an adopted homeland." Mary Mcaleese. IMG
"If a man who can't count finds a four leaf clover, is he lucky?" Stanislaw Lem. IMG
"No person knows better than you do that the domination of England is the sole and blighting curse of this country. It is the incubus that sits on our energies, stops the pulsation of the nation's heart and leaves to Ireland not gay vitality but horrid the convulsions of a troubled dream." Daniel O'Connell. IMG
"Ireland, sir, for good or evil, is like no other place under heaven, and no man can touch its sod or breathe its air without becoming better or worse." George Bernard Shaw. IMG
"You cannot conquer Ireland. You cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom, then our children will win by a better deed." Patrick Pearse. IMG
"When I get a very generous introduction like that I explain that I'm emotionally moved, but on the other hand I'm Irish and the Irish are very emotionally moved. My mother is Irish and she cries during beer commercials." Barry Mccaffrey. IMG
"The Irish are a fair people: They never speak well of one another." Samuel Johnson. IMG
"I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt." Edna O'Brien. IMG
"This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." Sigmund Freud. IMG
"It's better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money." P. J. O'Rourke. IMG
"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English." Winston Churchill. IMG
"I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo. They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags and have a drink and play bingo. And they deserve it." John B Keane. IMG
"Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it." Pope John Paul Ii. IMG
"When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious." Edna O'Brien. IMG
"The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad." Gilbert K Chesterton. IMG
"They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon." Bobby Sands. IMG
"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy." William Butler Yeats. IMG
"It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody." Brendan Behan. IMG
"Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there's the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity." John Mcgahern. IMG
"I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World." George Best. IMG
"Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island." Gerry Adams. IMG
"I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same." Iris Murdoch. IMG
"I was raised in an Irish-American home in Detroit where assimilation was the uppermost priority. The price of assimilation and respectability was amnesia. Although my great-grandparents were victims of the Great Hunger of the 1840's, even though I was named Thomas Emmet Hayden IV after the radical Irish nationalist exile Thomas Emmet, my inheritance was to be disinherited. My parents knew nothing of this past, or nothing worth passing on." Tom Hayden. IMG
"Here's to our wives and girlfriends...may they never meet!" Groucho Marx. IMG
"God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world." Ed Mcmahon. IMG
"All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed." Sean O'Casey. IMG
"I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer." Brendan Behan. IMG

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