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Jack Higgins Quotes and Sayings

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My Irish passport makes me look like a chief of staff for the Provisional IRA.
- Jack Higgins

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing PHOTO

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

 

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

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A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
- Brendan Behan

I think now, more than anytime I can remember,
bands are sounding pretty similar whether they're English or American,
from Manchester or London...
or Leeds or Welsh or Irish.
- Graham Coxon

I've had Irish skin from the time I was a young girl.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

I grew up mostly with classical, big band,
and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening
to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen.
- Moira Kelly

The Irish Government can no longer stand by and see
innocent people injured and perhaps worse.
- Jack Lynch

A lot of Irish people perform.
They perform in drawing rooms.
They sing songs and they play piano.
- Fiona Shaw

Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness,
a joy.
- Fiona Shaw

Other people have a nationality.
The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.
- Brendan Behan

I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt.
Guilt is a good reality check.
It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check.
- Edward Burns

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy,
which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
- William Butler Yeats

I have good genes.
My father is Danish and my mother is Irish and Native American.
They both have good skin.
- Virginia Madsen

Rain is also very difficult to film,
particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine,
so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
- Alan Parker

My parents were French and Irish and our family even
has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States
and consider myself part American.
- Vivien Leigh

I'm Irish.
I think about death all the time.
- Jack Nicholson

I come from a long line of staunch Irish Catholics.
- Robert Vaughn

In Ireland, it's been like U2 and The Cranberries,
which is rock, but you know they're Irish.
- Caroline Corr

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.
- John Millington Synge

Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns -
outside the door.
- Martin McGuinness

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry.
It certainly wasn't there before that.
- Van Morrison

Everywhere I look, I see the evidence of a creator.
But I don't see it as religion,
which has cut Irish people in two.
I don't see Jesus Christ as being
in any part of a religion.
Religion to me is almost like when God leaves -
and people devise a set of rules to fill the space.
- Bono

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland
that is worth the loss of a single British soldier
or a single Irish citizen either.
- James Callaghan

Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart.
- Maria Edgeworth

Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.
- Fiona Shaw

It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up.
They are ashamed of their language, institutions,
and of everything Irish.
- Douglas Hyde

You think the Welsh are friendly, but the Irish are fabulous.
- Bonnie Tyler

The British Government and the Irish Government have
accepted very clearly the Mitchell Report.
- Dick Spring

In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents:
become a priest or attend Notre Dame.
- Phil Donahue

The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine.
- Seamus Heaney

I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.
- Gregory Peck

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

The economy in Ireland has been rampaging ahead for the last 15 years.
Barring an international, political or natural catastrophe,
things can only get better for the Irish.
- Eddie Murphy

The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for
the dirty polluted blood of all the world.
- Norman Mailer

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

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
- Bob Geldof

To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.
- J. P. Donleavy

Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well;
they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.
- Harold Nicolson

I'm just a true Irish boy at heart.
- Colin Farrell

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

But let's just say, I'm Irish.
I grew up in the 1950s.
Religion had a very tight iron fist.
- Liam Neeson

Perhaps our Irish friends should not so completely
turn their backs on their historical dishes,
no matter how many jokes they might have to endure.
- Nick Clooney

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.
- Gerry Adams

My father was totally Irish, and so I went to Ireland once.
I found it to be very much like New York,
for it was a beautiful country, and both the women
and men were good-looking.
- James Cagney

My father's parents were Irish.
Only a year before my father died, he and I went back
to Ireland for a week to look at the old homestead.
- John Hawkes

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke,
but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.
- Oliver Herford

Ninety percent I'll spend on good times,
women and Irish Whiskey.
The other ten percent I'll probably waste.
- Tug McGraw

There are probably more annoying things than being
hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish
rock star in a cowboy hat,
but I can't think of one at the moment.
- Paul Theroux

When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all,
in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.
- Gerry Adams

I have been interested in Irish traditional music for the past few years.
- Nobuo Uematsu

The Irish job was something that had to be sorted out.
- Jack Charlton

I'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium.
If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess!
- Audrey Hepburn

That's what the holidays are for - for one person to
tell the stories and another to dispute them.
Isn't that the Irish way?
- Lara Flynn Boyle

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps,
the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel,
and the Irish.
- Leon Uris

There's something about the Irish that is remarkable.
- Fiona Shaw

It has to do with the fact that Ford,
for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac,
as anyone who knows him will say.
- Henry Fonda

Angel was the first Irish feature film.
Neil's first movie and my first movie.
- Stephen Rea

I'm proud of my Irish heritage and culture and this
show will feature a lot of Irish dancing.
- Michael Flatley

Finally, Colin Farrell showed up on my doorstep,
only he wasn't Colin Farrell - he was just this Irish
kid who had read the script and wanted to do it.
- Robert Towne

My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me.
Why should it?
- Carroll O'Connor

I wrote a script.
I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting.
It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920,
which is a fascinating period and place for me.
- Tom Berenger

The majority of the members of the Irish parliament
are professional politicians,
in the sense that otherwise they would not be given
jobs minding mice at crossroads.
- Flann O'Brien


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