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Irish Quotes

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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

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

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

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

 

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan,
and me - I'm tan, I guess.
- Mariah Carey

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

I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London.
Most of that time I spent fighting.
- Pierce Brosnan

Sometimes the archaism of the language when it's spoken
is why we are all in love with the Irish today.
- Diane Wakoski

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

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

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

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

Being Irish is very much a part of who I am.
I take it everywhere with me.
- Colin Farrell

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

I was raised Irish Catholic, but I don't consider myself Irish Catholic:
I consider myself me,
an American.
- John Cusack

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

People do think I'm Jewish.
But we're Irish Catholic.
My father had a brogue.
- Martin Short

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

No, men and women of the Irish race,
we shall not fight for England.
We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire
and the construction of an Irish republic.
- James Larkin

Yancy is actually a Native-American name,
but I'm Irish.
Go figure.
- Yancy Butler

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 Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots.
- Sean Connery

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

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

I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.
- Edna O'Brien

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

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

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

The gun is not out of Irish politics.
- Ian Paisley

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

Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people,
or rather the hashish.
- Oliver St.
John

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

I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys,
as we know.
- Sandra Bullock

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

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

We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.
- Caroline Corr

I loved Jack Ford.
I got him in his later days, and he was a total tyrant
and a total autocrat and an Irish drunk.
But I had a great time.
- Richard Widmark

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

I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the
shower but the world will never hear it.
Basically, I'm the only Irish person who can't carry a tune.
- Roma Downey

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

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

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

But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the
cadence and fullness of speech,
since the Irish love words and use as many of them
in a sentence as possible.
- Anne McCaffrey

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


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