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Irish Quotes

Here are over 300 Irish quotes, toasts, blessings, proverbs, and assorted other quotations about Ireland and the Irish people. For more history, see Irish History.

Irish Quotes

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.

Adrienne Cook

Irish Quotes

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.

Alex Levine

Irish Quotes

An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.

Anonymous

Irish Quotes

For the young Gaels of Ireland
Are the lads that drive me mad,
For half their words need footnotes
And half their rhymes are bad.

Arthur Guiterman

Irish Quotes

An Irishman can be worried by the consciousness that there is nothing to worry about.

Austin O'Malley

Irish Quotes

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

Brendan Behan

Irish Quotes

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society,
except that which makes to road safer, the beer stronger,
the old men and women warmer in the winter, and happier in the summer.

Brendan Behan

Irish Quotes

Ireland is where strange tales begin
and happy endings are possible.

Charles Haughey

Irish Quotes

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

Irish Quotes

For an Irishman, talking is a dance.

Deborah Love

Irish Quotes

Like an Irishman's obligation, all on the one side, and always yours.

English saying

Irish Quotes

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 (1856-1950)

Irish Quotes

Put an Irishman on the spit and you can always get another Irishman to turn him.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Irish Quotes

An Irishman's heart is nothing but his imagination.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Irish Quotes

My one claim to originality among Irishmen is that I have never made a speech.

George Moore

Irish Quotes

When Irish eyes are smiling, watch your step.

Gerald Kersh

Irish Quotes

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

Harold Nicolson


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