Irish Related Quotes



“We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks.”

Oscar Wilde


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I'm Irish, so I'm used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I'll call it dinner.

Liam Neeson


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“Oh! St. Patrick was a gentleman, Who came of decent people; He built a church in Dublin town, And on it put a steeple.”

Henry Bennett


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“The Irish delight in stories, of whatever kind, because their telling and their reception are by now instinctive.”

William Trevor


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Hats are the epitome of Englishness, and a royal wedding is the penultimate moment for a hat designer. I'm Irish, but I am a royalist and I believe in fantasy.

Philip Treacy


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“This is yet another fantastic entry. Class is in abundance and we have tremendous support from the Irish.”

Charles Barnett


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“It was only if that package (the Anglo-Irish proposals) succeeded in providing movement from the republicans and nationalists that the situation would arise. We have seen a step by republicans, but of course it falls far short of what we need which is to see the decommissioning actually begin.”

David Trimble


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“Don't be surprised if I demur, for, be advised my passport's green. No glass of ours was ever raised to toast The Queen.”

Seamus Heaney


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“I expect that every Irish-American coming to Ireland says visiting makes them feel good to be here. But I feel drawn to Dingle, I feel a sense of coming home. For me that is what it is.”

Gregory Peck


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?I did not invent Irish dancing?

Bart Simpson


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